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Quality bed and breakfast (B&B) hotels in London

Some of the best received simple hotels in central London

The California Hotel, Kings Cross, London
The California Hotel, Kings Cross, London

This page on quality bed and breakfast hotels in central London is prompted by the fact that most bed and breakfast accommodation in central London is just code for small cheap hotels, the accent being very much on offering the lowest price, not the highest quality.

If a cheap price is your main requirement for London accommodation, then consider looking at our cheapest bed and breakfast hotels in London page.

On this page we look at bed and breakfast hotels in London with an approach where price comes secondary to a high level of customer satisfaction.

Overview of London's highest quality bed and breakfast hotels

Outside London, bed and breakfast translates to a small family managed and run large house with a handful of rooms, personal attention and large cooked breakfasts offering excellent value.

Be not in doubt, in London this is not the case. Bed and breakfasts are mostly small simple hotels, with none of the frills. But there are exceptions and some of those are on this page.

On this page we look at the quality bed and breakfast hotels in London where price comes secondary to a high level of customer satisfaction.

Good service costs nothing, some of the accommodation options here are quite cheap, but all command a level of price premium because of their reputation.

Quality bed and breakfast accommodation in London

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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Alhambra Hotel Alhambra Hotel

Alhambra Hotel, King's Cross, London

A good budget choice right next to King's Cross station and St Pancras International. This hotel is praised for its excellent full English breakfast included in the room rate. Rooms are clean and bright with flat-screen TVs, and hairdryers. Some lower rate rooms have shared bathrooms. Close to Oxford Street and West End Theatres.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • 24-hr reception • Family and single rooms available
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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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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Phoenix Hotel Phoenix Hotel

Hotel Phoenix London

Just a 5-min walk from Hyde Park, this hotel offers spacious rooms and continental and full English breakfasts. Past guests have rated it highly for both location and friendly staff. You can relax in the cosy lounge bar, with snacks and drinks. A good value choice.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Lounge/bar • Tea and coffee maker • 24-hr front desk • Single and triple rooms available • Laundry service
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Bayswater

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The California The California, London

The California, London

This Georgian townhouse hotel is a good midrange hotel less than 1-min walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras train stations. Accommodation is spread over 4 floors and there are no lifts for accessibility purposes. There is, however, plenty of character; rooms are very modern and brightly decorated. There is both a lounge and a sun terrace to relax in. Breakfast is available for an extra charge. British Museum and Camden Market are within one mile of the hotel.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Single and family rooms available • Safety deposit boxes in rooms • Tea/coffee facilities
Nearest tube: 1-min walk to Kings Cross / St Pancras

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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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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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Henley House Hotel Henley House Hotel Kensington London

Henley House Hotel Kensington London

This unique boutique style hotel overlooks a pretty garden square and offers excellent value for money. Contemporary rooms boast a smart TV and media unit and some lovely interior design touches. The Natural History Museum is only a short walk away and the hotel is ideally situated to allow access via the tube to all of London’s attractions. Continental breakfast is served in the glass conservatory, a perfect way to start your day. Quiet, comfortable and good value.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Single rooms • Air-con • On-site coffee house
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Earls Court

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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.

Earl's 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.