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London guest house hotels and popular B&Bs

Cheap bed and breakfast guest house accommodation in Central London

City Continental Hotel  Kensington London
City Continental Hotel is a popular B&B hotel in Kensington, London

London's bed and breakfast style guest houses in central London are very popular to visitors looking for good value for money in an expensive city.

The guest house hotels in London featured on this page are mostly found all clustered together in various locations on the fringes of the more expensive centre of London. Most of these are hotel districts that are major transport hubs like St Pancras, Victoria and Paddington railway stations.

If a cheap price is your main requirement for London accommodation we have a separate dedicated page looking at the cheapest Bed and breakfast hotels in London.

What to expect from of London guest house and bed and breakfast hotels

The Guest Houses hotels in London featured on this page are some of the most popular simple hotels, mostly B&Bs with a few 3-star budget hotels as well. Some of them are not the cheapest hotel options available but all appeal to those on a budget offering very good value.

Nearly all bed and breakfast hotels are small to medium simple cheap hotels with between 15 and 50 rooms.

Be not in doubt, these are not homely houses with a couple of rooms rented out by attentive family owners very common outside Central London. These are small simple hotels.

The bed and breakfast hotels are typically 5- or 6-storey Victorian terraced houses, like those pictured above, which when built were grand family homes including room for servants converted to being a hotel.

Popular bed and breakfast hotels and guest houses in London

Surtees Hotel Surtees Hotel

Surtees Hotel in Victoria, London

This budget-priced hotel sits in an enviable position with easy access to central London’s most popular attractions. Rooms here offer tea/coffee making facilities, satellite TV and some include private bathrooms. Westminster Cathedral is 10-min walk away and the Apollo Victoria theatre is just a 5-min walk. Comfort and value in a good location.

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

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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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City Continental London Kensington City Continental London Kensington

City Continental London Kensington

Elegant Victorian townhouse building with modern and well-equipped rooms. This hotel boasts almost instant access to the nearest tube station, ideal for exploring the rest of London. Olympia and Earls Court Exhibition Centres are also around a 10-min walk away. The City Continental combines good value, facilities and a great location.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Single/Double rooms • 24-hr front desk • Lift • Tea/coffee facilities • Breakfast included.
Nearest tube: 1-min walk to Earl's Court

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St Athans Hotel St Athans Hotel

St Athans Hotel, King's Cross, London

This small family-run hotel offers good value accommodation within walking distance of Euston, St Pancras and Kings Cross stations. Rooms are simply but elegantly furnished and there is a lounge area for guests to relax in. You can save even more money by opting for a room with a shared bathroom.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • 24-hour reception • Family and single rooms • On-site coffee house • Board games
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Kings Cross / St Pancras

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The Fairway Hotel The Fairway Hotel

The Fairway Hotel, King's Cross, London

Family run for over 50 years, this hotel offers budget accommodation with a full English breakfast included in the rate. The location is great; less than 5-min walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras Stations. The British Library is only 2-min walk away, as well as Bloomsbury with its shops and restaurants.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Full English breakfast • Currency exchange • Tea and coffee facilities
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Kings Cross / St Pancras

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Piccolino Hyde Park Hotel Piccolino Hyde Park Hotel Paddington London

Piccolino Hyde Park Hotel, Paddington London

A charming, sensibly priced bed and breakfast located between Paddington Station and Hyde Park, with a range of international restaurants just steps away. Guests enjoy a traditional continental breakfast served daily including a selection of cereals and fresh coffee, all included in the room rate.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Triple rooms • Ticket desk • 24-hr front desk • Luggage storage • Special diet menus on request • Tea/coffee facilities • TV with satellite channels and DVD player • Breakfast included
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Paddington

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MStay Hyde Park MStay Hyde Park Hotel London

MStay Hyde Park Hotel, London

Like its sister hotel, this MStay offers a good benchmark of standard for comfort and location. This hotel is also newly refurbished and also offers a continental breakfast, which can be included in the rate. All the facilities you would expect from a 3* hotel are available including free Wi-Fi, air-con and a daily cleaning service, plus beauty treatments, and even a gift shop.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Continental breakfast • 24-hr front desk • Family and single rooms available • Ticket service • Beauty treatments • Bike hire • Facilities for disabled guests
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Bayswater

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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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Comfort Inn Hyde Park Comfort Inn Hyde Park

Comfort Inn Hyde Park

This hotel has great connections - just 200 metres from Hyde Park and Queensway Tube Station, and if you want some green space - Hyde Park, on your doorstep. You'll find affordable, comfortable accommodation with a good continental breakfast included in the rate. Rooms all have satellite TV channels, a work desk and a safe.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Family rooms available • Continental breakfast • Vending machines • 24-hr reception • Tea/coffee facilities
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Bayswater / Queensway

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Sidney Hotel Sidney Hotel

Sidney Hotel in Victoria, London

Boutique hotel in excellent location with friendly staff. The hotel has recently refurbished its brasserie offering a free continental breakfast for guests. Rooms have complimentary toiletries, kettle, hairdryers, Freeview TV. Close by to Victoria station for easy transfers to Gatwick and Buckingham Palace is 15-min walk away. Popular hotel offering good overall value.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Family rooms • 24-hr reception
Nearest tube: 10-min walk to Victoria

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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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The George Hotel George Hotel Bloomsbury London

George Hotel Bloomsbury London

This comfortable hotel is just 550 yards from Russell Square, located on the leafy and popular Cartwright Gardens. Guests enjoy a cooked breakfast included in the price, in the spacious dining room. Rooms are bright and airy and come with satellite TV with on-demand movies, work desk and hairdryer.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Tea and coffee facilities • Family and single rooms available • Garden • Full English breakfast included
Nearest tube: 7-min walk to Euston

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Darlington Hyde Park Darlington Hyde Park, London

Darlington Hyde Park, London

One of the best-received hotels in London with a legion of fans who would never dream of staying anywhere else. Victorian townhouse with a 24-hour reception. Refrigerator and a personal safe in the room. Full English breakfast or continental breakfast served in the hotel conservatory, included in the room rate. This hotel is a 3-min walk from Hyde Park.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Triple & quad rooms • Fridge in room
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Paddington

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London's main B&B hotel areas

Kings Cross / St Pancras B&Bs - Opposite Kings Cross and St Pancras Station is Argyle Square, around which are some of the best value Bed and Breakfast hotels in London.

Earls Court Kensington B&Bs - Budget hotel district catering for the budget traveller, particularly convenient for those flying into Heathrow Airport.

Bayswater B&Bs - Another budget hotel district on the north side of Hyde Park. Cheap during the week, room rates go up at weekends.

Victoria B&Bs - The most central B&B district for which you pay a small premium. Cheap airport buses direct to all 4 major London airports.

Paddington B&Bs - Neighbouring district to Bayswater with Sussex Gardens one B&B after another.