B&B (bed & breakfast) in London

Popular cheap bed and breakfasts in central districts of London

Hotel Meridiana, a bed and breakfast hotel in Kings Cross London
Breakfast room at Hotel Meridiana, Kings Cross, London

B&B in London is available across all London hotel districts, but the best value is found at several budget hotel districts where this type of accommodation dominates.

If a cheap price is your dominant requirement for London B&B accommodation we have a separate dedicated page looking at the cheapest B&B hotels in London.

If you want a more traditional Bed and Breakfast hotel (typically found outside London) we have a dedicated page looking at quality B&B hotels in Central London.

London's main B&B hotel areas

Kings Cross/St Pancras

Argyle Square opposite Kings Cross & St Pancras Stations has some of the best value bed and breakfast hotels in London.

Earls Court/Kensington

A predominantly budget area catering for the budget traveller, very convenient for those flying into Heathrow Airport.


On the north side of Hyde Park, Bayswater is an excellent budget area with cheap rooms during the week. Prices go up at weekends.


The most central of the B&B areas for which you pay a small premium. Cheap airport buses direct to all 4 major London airports.


Neighbouring Bayswater with Sussex Gardens one B&B after another. Paddington station is the terminus of the Heathrow Express.

Overview of London bed and breakfasts

Price guide

The price differential between the cheapest B&B in London at around £55 for a double/twin room with breakfast to £150 per night or more reflects the wide difference in offerings between hotels advertising themselves as B&Bs, or to give their full name: Bed and Breakfast hotels.

Be not in doubt, the vast majority are not homely houses with a couple of rooms rented out by attentive family owners you find outside London. These are essentially small simple hotels with between 15 and 50 rooms, the very cheapest ones can be very basic.

What to expect from B&Bs in London?

There are still a handful of traditional family B&Bs, most of these are at the top end of the price scale and are no cheaper than neighbouring 3 or 4 star hotels often. London Bed and Breakfast hotels are typically 4, 5 or 6 storey Victorian terraced houses. Many will not have lifts or air-conditioning.

The hotel grading system is not helpful with B&Bs graded in a totally separate system to 2 or 3 star hotels that serve breakfast. In budget hotel districts like Earl's Court and Bayswater the terms B&B and 3 star hotel in the independent sector are almost interchangeable.

Popular B&B accommodation in London

Hotel Meridiana Meridiana Hotel

Meridiana Hotel, King's Cross, London

Overlooking Argyle Square, just 150m from King's Cross station. Guests praise the helpful staff at the Meridiana, a family-run hotel offering budget rooms. A continental breakfast is served each morning and guests are within a 5-min walk of an array of restaurants and bars. It is also situated only a 5-min walk from elegant Bloomsbury.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • TV • Tea/coffee facilities • Continental breakfast
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Kings Cross/St Pancras

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Earl's Court Hotel Earl's Court Hotel Kensington

Earl's Court Hotel Kensington

Only a 1-min walk from Earl's Court Exhibition Centre and Tube Station, this hotel provides rooms with free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception. A simple continental breakfast is served each morning included in room rate and there are a number of restaurants in the immediate area. Guests can relax in the TV lounge, and there is a free left luggage service on offer.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Single, double/twin & triple rooms • 24-hr front desk • Breakfast included
Nearest tube: 1-min walk to Earl's Court

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Sara Hotel Sarah Hotel Kensington

Sarah Hotel Kensington

In a quiet one-way crescent with 2 tube stations at either end: West Brompton station (District Line) and Earl's Court station (District and Piccadilly lines). Earl's Court exhibition Centre is on your doorstep. Free Wi-Fi in entire hotel. Continental breakfast is included and served daily in the spacious dining room, including fresh coffee, fruit juices and cereals.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Breakfast included • Air-con • Single, double/twin, triple & quad rooms
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Earl's Court

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The Crestfield Hotel The Crestfield Hotel

The Crestfield Hotel, King's Cross, London

Breakfast is included at this popular hotel just 2-min walk from St Pancras International and Kings Cross stations. This hotel offers a terrace and a bar for relaxing in. All of the simply decorated rooms have TVs, hairdryers and tea/coffee facilities. Kings Cross theatre is a couple minutes' walk away.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • 24-hr reception • Single and family rooms available
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Kings Cross / St Pancras

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Astoria Hotel Astoria Hotel Paddington London

Astoria Hotel Paddington, London

You’ll find the Astoria in a Neo-Georgian building on a tree-lined street, less than half a mile north of Hyde Park. A good budget choice, this hotel also includes a full English breakfast in the price. There is a 24-hr front desk and free Wi-Fi.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Triple rooms • Concierge service • 24-hr front desk • Tour desk • Tea/coffee maker • Private paid parking onsite • Currency exchange • Breakfast included Nearest tube: 1-min walk to Paddington

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Classic Hotel Classic Hotel Paddington London

Classic Hotel Paddington, London

Guests love the location of this affordable hotel, set in a grand town house on a quiet tree-lined avenue, just a 5-min walk from Paddington Station. Continental breakfasts are served daily in the spacious dining room, including fresh fruit and cereals. There is a great range of international restaurants close by.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Single/family rooms • Breakfast included • 24-hr front desk • Ticket booking • Picnic area • Gift shop • Private on-site parking Nearest tube: 5-min walk to Paddington

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72QT 72QT

72QT, Bayswater

A solidly good value bed and breakfast with rates often under £100 including breakfast. In a great location overlooking Hyde Park and just a 3-min walk from Queensway Underground. Rooms are decorated in a cheerful, modern style – shared showers and toilets are just down the hall. A traditional Latvian dinner is available on Friday nights.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Spa & health centre • Full English breakfast included • Garden • Bar • Family rooms available
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Queensway

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Park Avenue Bayswater Inn Bayswater Inn

Bayswater Inn, Bayswater
Recommended by London Toolkit

Relax in this light and airy hotel and enjoy your breakfast in the dining room overlooking the garden in the square. This bed and breakfast hotel features a comfortable lounge area and is just a short walk from both Bayswater & Queensway Underground. There are shops and places to eat nearby.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Restaurant • Airport pick-up • Tickets service • Vending machine • Family rooms available • Paid parking • Outdoor fireplace
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to Bayswater

London Toolkit recommends booking this hotel for competitive prices, plus...

• Two complimentary guided walking tours - Royals and Landmarks Tour plus The Wizard Walk which explores iconic landmarks from the Harry Potter films • Vox City App


Lidos Hotel Lidos Hotel

Lidos Hotel in Victoria, London

Affordable accommodation in an ideal location. Stepping out the door, you are a 20-min walk away from Buckingham Palace but there is also a bus stop right outside making your journey to the main attractions quick and easy. Complimentary continental breakfast is included at this excellent value, clean and friendly budget hotel.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Family rooms • 24-hr reception • Breakfast included
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Pimlico

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Luna and Simone Luna and Simone

Luna and Simone Bed and Breakfast London

Boutique style, family run hotel offering a mixture of rooms in a convenient location. You can walk to most of central London’s main attractions with Victoria station nearby, this is also a good location should you be transferring from Gatwick airport. The hotel’s cozy, homely atmosphere makes staying here a home from home experience. Full English breakfast available to start your day too.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Single rooms • 24-hr reception • Breakfast included
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to Victoria

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