Budget hotels in London including Bed & Breakfast

Handpicked hotels with a bias toward value for money in London


Budget Hotel London

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 midweek 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.

easyHotel Paddington London
easyHotel Paddington London - More Information

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Mid
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25th Dec

39

94

1st Jan

39

47

8th Jan

34

69

15th Jan

34

54

22nd Jan

34

54

29th Jan

39

54

Price in £ For 2 People

Double/Twin Room
No
Breakfast

No Frills Budget Chain Hotel - Paddington
easyHotel Paddington

No frills budget chain with great location in Paddington just around the corner from Paddington railway and Underground stations with direct airport trains to Heathrow.

All bedrooms are air-conditioned, fully heated and equipped with wi-fi access (fees applicable) and en suite bathroom. No food is available but plenty of cafes, restaurants and fast food on your doorstep.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin, Triple Rooms
Underground: Paddington - 200m


Comment: If low cost is top of your criteria for a bed for the night in Central London, then easyHotel, an ultra no-frills chain is worth checking out. easyHotel has several hotels in Central London, the easyHotel site here in Paddington is typical.
Paddington is particularly of interest to those flying into Heathrow Airport with the Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect offering direct transfers. Paddington offers a wide range of places to eat and practical services like launderettes, pharmacies and convenience stores. The centre of London is close by, with Oxford Street and Hyde Park walkable in 10 to 15 minutes.

More cheap hotels around Paddington

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

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Mid
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Week
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25th Dec

51

124

1st Jan

56

61

8th Jan

51

71

15th Jan

70

74

22nd Jan

70

73

29th Jan

60

70

Price in £ For 2 People

Double room
without breakfast

Cheap Budget Chain Hotel On Edge Of Centre With Good Tube
Ibis Kensington Earl's 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 wi-fi throughout and a restaurant as well as Pub!
Functional and comfortable rooms have everything you need: en suite bathroom, hair dryer, 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 it's a good money saving ploy to save cash by staying just a little way out. Earl's 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

Hotel Meridiana London
Hotel Meridiana London - More Information

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Mid
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25th Dec

67

104

1st Jan

75

79

8th Jan

73

79

15th Jan

73

79

22nd Jan

73

79

29th Jan

73

79

Price in £ For 2 People

Double room
with breakfast

Cheap Bed & Breakfast At King's 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: King's Cross / St Pancras - 150m (Map Ref: 8)


Comment: The immediate district around King's 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 King's Cross & St Pancras stations

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

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Mid
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Week
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25th Dec

77

145

1st Jan

84

99

8th Jan

83

185

15th Jan

83

121

22nd Jan

83

152

29th Jan

83

72

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

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Mid
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Week
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25th Dec

105

175

1st Jan

101

91

8th Jan

100

99

15th Jan

105

104

22nd Jan

112

104

29th Jan

116

108

Price in £ For 2 People

Double/Twin room
without breakfast

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 wi-fi 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.

Short list of good value 4 star grade hotels in London

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

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Mid
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25th Dec

169

174

1st Jan

129

124

8th Jan

109

139

15th Jan

84

154

22nd Jan

109

169

29th Jan

109

144

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 wi-fi and an en suite shower room with complimentary toiletries. A continental breakfast is served in The Z Cafe 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 theatre 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 entertained.

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 districts 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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