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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

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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The Darlington Hyde Park The Darlington Hyde Park, London

The 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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The Sanctuary House Hotel sanctuary house hotel

sanctuary house hotel

Less than a 5-min walk from historic Westminster Abbey, the famous Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben. The grand Victorian hotel features a restaurant and free Wi-Fi throughout. The Fuller’s traditional pub on the ground floor of the hotel, where guests can enjoy lunch and evening meals. Food is home-cooked and the menu features classic dishes such as deep filled pie and fish and chips.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Restaurant/bar • Room Service • 24-hr front desk • Daily housekeeping • Fabulous breakfast
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to St James's Park

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Hotel 63 hotel 63

hotel 63

Hotel 63 is a 3-star hotel with 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge, plus bar. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom with a hairdryer, while some rooms will provide you with a balcony and others also provide guests with lake views. At Hotel 63 the rooms are fitted with bed linen and towels.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Bar • Family rooms • Breakfast • Housekeeping • Luggage storage • Lift
Nearest tube: 1-min walk to Lancaster Gate

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Pembridge Palace Hotel pembridge palace hotel

pembridge palace hotel

The Pembridge Palace Hotel is centrally located in walking distance from Hyde Park and Royal Albert Hall. The hotel’s courtyard and garden are pleasant areas for relaxation in the warmer months, and the rooms have carpeted floors and TVs for guests to use. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and public areas.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Restaurant • Terrace • Family rooms • Good breakfast • 24-hr front desk • Lift
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to Bayswater & Queensway

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Oxford Hotel oxford hotel

oxford hotel

In a quiet, tree-lined residential street, just metres from Earl's Court London Underground Station and the Exhibition Centre, the hotel offers comfortable en suite rooms at great-value rates. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Rooms at the front of the hotel face out onto the tree-lined street and rooms at the back overlook the property's own private gardens.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Room service • Terrace • Family rooms • Good breakfast • 24-hr front desk • Lift
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Earl's Court

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London Lodge Hotel london lodge hotel

london lodge hotel

London Lodge offers elegant rooms with satellite TV. Private bathrooms are included in each classically furnished room, along with a hairdryer. Stephanie’s Café Bar features its own patio and entrance onto Lexham Gardens. Guests can enjoy full English breakfasts can be included in the room rate; a simple menu and a selection of drinks are available in the café bar.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Room service • Restaurant • Family rooms • Good breakfast • 24-hr front desk • Lift • Private parking
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to Earl's Court

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Astor Court Hotel astor court hotel

astor court hotel

A 5-minute walk from the shops at Oxford Street and Regent Street, this Grade II listed Victorian town house offers a breakfast to go. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. Each spacious room has unique features. Bedrooms have free tea/coffee facilities and satellite TV. Regent's Park is a 10-min walk from Astor Court.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Family rooms • Breakfast • 24-hr front desk • Lift • Luggage storage
Nearest tube: 6-min walk to Oxford Circus

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Sonder Kensington Gardens sonder kensington gardens hotel

sonder kensington gardens hotel

Sonder Kensington Gardens is situated 600 metres from Royal Albert Hall and less than 1 km from Natural History Museum. The units come with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a bath or shower, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. The private bathroom is equipped with free toiletries. A good breakfast is included in the rate.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Very good breakfast • Tea/coffee maker • Lift
Nearest tube: 6-min walk to Gloucester Road

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Harlingford Hotel hotel harlingford

harlingford hotel

The family-run Harlingford Hotel is just 700 metres from British Museum. Each of the rooms at the property includes a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer. Rooms also have a private shower or bathtub. Full English and Continental Breakfast is served each morning. After a busy day exploring the city, guests can relax in the communal lounge which features an open fireplace.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Very good breakfast • Family rooms •Tea/coffee maker • 24-hr front desk • Luggage storage
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to South Kensington

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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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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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Euro Hotel euro hotel

euro hotel

In a beautiful Georgian crescent, the Euro Hotel (built 1807) offers scenic views and cosy rooms with free Wi-Fi. Some rooms have views across the leafy Cartwright Gardens, and most have a private bathroom. Delicious full English & continental breakfasts are served daily in the bright and airy dining room.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Family rooms • Very good breakfast
Nearest tube: 1-min walk to King's Cross and St Pancras Stations

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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.

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