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Budget Hotels in London Including Bed & Breakfast

Hand picked hotels with a bias toward value for money in London


Budget Hotel London

Every week we review the best value budget hotel accommodation in London in all sectors of the market. Then we hand pick some suggestions for you to benchmark against.

There is no 'best' hotel or 'best' district to stay in, there are better districts than others for your own individual preferences and budget.

The choices here are driven from the perspective of the leisure traveller looking for value for money.


The hotels published on this page feature prices looking 7 weeks ahead. Room rates are seasonal in London, so if you look further forward the prices may be radically different, up or down. Also note that most hotel districts in London are either more expensive at the weekend or cheaper, broadly the business orientated districts are cheaper at the weekends, the leisure ones more expensive. That is why we state indicative rates for both mid-week and at the weekend.

We have supplemental pages for single rooms in London and family rooms for 3 or more people on our family rooms in London pages.


You may get worthwhile extra insight by reading our guide to the major hotel districts in London, all are very different. This describes which districts are more central, which are budget districts and which are exclusive. Plus links so you can read detailed coverage of what to expect in each district and detailed discussion of the airport transfer links between a particular hotel district and each one of London's airports.


Please note the prices stated below are indicative prices, a snapshot of the rates at the time we do our weekly review. Nowadays, even most of the small independent hotels have room rates that change all the time, especially in the short term that these prices depict.

Hotel Meridiana London
Hotel Meridiana London - More Information

Week
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Mid
Week

Sat
Sun

12th Dec

65

98

19th Dec

65

70

26th Dec

65

98

2nd Jan

55

75

9th Jan

55

60

16th Jan

55

60

Price in £ For 2 People

Double room
with breakfast

Cheap Bed & Breakfast At Kings Cross / St Pancras
Hotel Meridiana

Just 150 yards from both King's Cross and St Pancras Railway Stations plus access to no less than 5 Underground lines.
The family-run hotel offers budget rooms, breakfast and free internet access. Bedrooms feature central heating, a TV and tea/coffee facilities. Continental breakfast is included in the room rate. Guests are within a 5-minute walk of an array of restaurants and bars.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin, Triple & Quad Rooms
Underground: Kings Cross / St Pancras - 150m (Map Ref: 8)


Comment: The immediate district around Kings Cross & St Pancras Railway Stations has always been a benchmark district for budget accommodation in Central London. Despite recent massive rejuvenation and redevelopment and the introduction of more swanky 4 and 5 star hotels, directly opposite the stations around Argyle Square nearly every building is a small cheap Bed & Breakfast hotel.

Intense competition keeps prices reasonable. With direct rail links to Heathrow, Luton and Gatwick Airports and an airport bus to Stansted Airport the districts is outstanding for transfers and also a major Underground hub .

Some More Bed & Breakfast Hotels Around Kings Cross & St Pancras Stations

Garden Court Hotel London
Garden Court Hotel London - More Information

Week
Start

Mid
Week

Sat
Sun

12th Nov

58

138

19th Dec

48

50

26th Dec

119

149

2nd Jan

71

75

9th Jan

69

70

16th Jan

55

70

Price in £ For 2 People

Double Room
With
Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast At Bayswater Near Hyde Park & Paddington
Garden Court Hotel

Stylish, family-run accommodation, a short walk from Bayswater or Queensway Underground Stations and Kensington Gardens. Paddington Railway Station is clos with direct airport trains to Heathrow Airport. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the hotel, and there is also free luggage storage and a safe for guests to use at the 24-hour reception. An inclusive continental buffet breakfast is available.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin, Triple & Quad Rooms
Underground: Bayswater or Queensway - 400m (Map Ref: 5)


Comment: If low cost is top of your criteria for a bed for the night in Central London, then Bayswater is a great place to start your search for affordable accommodation, especially mid-week.
Bayswater is a very pleasant area to stay as well with Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park on your doorstep and Queensway the main shopping street within Bayswater offering a wide range of places to eat and practical services like launderettes and a full size supermarket. The centre of London is close by, with Oxford Street just two stops on the Underground away.

More Cheap Hotels Around Bayswater

Ibis Kensington Earls Court London
Ibis Kensington Earls Court London - More Information

Week
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Mid
Week

Sat
Sun

12th Dec

97

117

19th Dec

56

51

26th Dec

56

142

2nd Jan

60

68

9th Jan

65

68

16th Jan

56

51

Price in £ For 2 People

Double room
without breakfast

Cheap Budget Chain Hotel On Edge Of Centre With Good Tube
Ibis Kensington Earls Court

Just a 3-minute walk from West Brompton Underground Station and shops, pubs and restaurants are widespread within the area, (Earl's Court). 24/7 reception. Free WiFi throughout and a restaurant as well as Pub!
Functional and comfortable rooms have everything you need: ensuite bathroom, hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities, a big desk, Internet and TV with lots of channels.

Rooms: Double/Twin & Triple Rooms
Underground: West Brompton - 100m (Map Ref: 2)


Comment: With London's excellent public transport system and the spread out nature of London's attractions its a good money saving ploy to save cash by staying just a little way out. Earls Court is in Zone 1 of the public transport system and the Underground will have you at most places you want to go in about 20 minutes or so, Heathrow in 40 mins.

Ibis part of the French Accor chain have similar no frills hotels within for London modern buildings at very competitive rates. Especially if you can book several weeks in advance and take advantage of the promotional rates.

More Mid-Range Hotels Offering Value For Money In Kensington

 St Giles Hotel, Bloomsbury London
St Giles Hotel, Bloomsbury London - More Information

Week
Start

Mid
Week

Sat
Sun

12th Dec

89

159

19th Dec

79

159

26th Dec

82

199

2nd Jan

83

99

9th Jan

83

127

16th Jan

83

159

Price in £ For 2 People

Double/Twin room
without breakfast

Value Very Central Hotel On Edge Of London's Theatre District
St Giles Hotel, Bloomsbury - 3 Star Hotel

Located in London's West End, less than 5 minutes walk from Tottenham Court Underground Station and Oxford Street shops. Covent Garden, Leicester Square and many of London's main theatre shows are within 10-15 mins walk.
A private shower room,TV, a digital safe and free tea and coffee facilities are provided in each room. Restaurant and cafe, plus bar usually open until late, every night. London's largest health and fitness facility is situated beneath the hotel with discounted entry.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin Rooms
Underground: Tottenham Court Road - 100m (Map Ref: 29)


Comment: The Bloomsbury hotel district is located on the edge of the London's main entertainment district the West End. A very atmospheric part of London with literary connections, the district is famous for its bookshops. The main visitor attraction is the district is the British Museum, you can walk to Covent Garden, Leicester Square, China Town and Trafalgar Square the geographic centre of London within 15 minutes from most Bloomsbury hotels. Room prices are a step down from the hotels right in the centre and the Underground runs direct trains to Heathrow from the district.

More Hotels In Bloomsbury Hotel District of London

Holiday Inn Kensington High Street London
Holiday Inn Kensington High Street London - More Information

Week
Start

Mid
Week

Sat
Sun

12th Dec

94

131

19th Dec

85

81

26th Dec

85

250

2nd Jan

85

85

9th Jan

85

85

16th Jan

85

85

Price in £ For 2 People

Double/Twin room
without breakfast

Just Opened Value For Money Brand Name 4 Star Hotel
Holiday Inn Kensington High Street - 4 Star Hotel

Just off Kensington High Street within 3 minutes walk of Kensington High Street Underground Station and 10 minutes walk to Kensington Palace and South Kensington Museums. Easy to reach the shops and restaurants of Kensington High Street, Knightsbridge, and Notting Hill.
Access to the gym is free and, as is the WiFi and you can relax in the sauna and swim laps in the indoor pool. Restaurant serves hot buffet breakfasts and European dishes at dinner. The Lounge Bar is more relaxed.

Rooms: Double/Twin Rooms & Executive Suite For Up To 4 People
Underground: Kensington High Street - 100m (Map Ref: 52)


Comment: The number of stars on a property only reflects the facilities provided by the hotel not how good a hotel. A 2 star hotel could conceivably be much nicer than a 4 star hotel. If you want room service, concierge services, in-house restaurants and fitness facilities then you will require a 4 star property, but in this sector room rates vary wildly and are very volatile in price.

Kensington, a large hotel district, just to the west of the centre of London is a fertile hunting ground for such properties if you have one eye on the wallet.

A Short List Of Good Value 4 Star Grade Hotels in London

The Z Hotel Piccadilly London
The Z Hotel Piccadilly London - More Information

Week
Start

Mid
Week

Sat
Sun

12th Dec

169

254

19th Dec

129

326

26th Dec

144

119

2nd Jan

129

149

9th Jan

129

164

16th Jan

149

159

Price in £ For 2 People

Double room
without breakfast

Stay in the heart of London At Piccadilly
The Z Hotel Piccadilly

Located in the heart of London's West End , Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square are all within a 5-minute walk of the hotel, for location this hotel is hard to beat.
All rooms include hand crafted beds, HD TV with free Sky Sports and Movie channels, free WiFi and an en suite shower room with complimentary toiletries. A continental breakfast is served in The Z Café every morning,

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin Rooms
Underground: Piccadilly Circus - 300m (Map Ref: 10)


Comment: As far as the tourist concerned and also geographically speaking then Trafalgar Square is the centre of London. The area around Piccadilly and Leicester Square is the heart of the famous West End theatrre district and the around China Town and Covent garden is a natural place where visitors gravitate to in the evening to eat, drink and be entertianed.

The only real downside of staying in the West End area is that this is one of the most expensive districts to find accommodation, most hotels are 4 star or above grade. Just a mile away in disricts like Bloomsbury and Victoria hotels of the same grade are a step down in price.

More Hotels In The West End Around Leicester Square / Piccadilly


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