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4-star hotels in London are of course not short in number, and with a wide variation in service and facilities offered. Remember the star system only reflects facilities. So in a four star hotel expect lounges and a restaurant. Things like concierge services, room service, fitness and spa facilities may or may not be available.
If you don't need 24-hour room service, an a la carte restaurant, modern fitness centre or concierge services maybe you don't need a four star hotel at all. If all you need is a comfortable bedroom and a good breakfast and will spending most of the day sightseeing a cheaper 3-star hotel in London may be all that you need.
On this page we overlook the large global full service luxury chain hotels and focus on the independent or regional hotels on offer in London.
In general four star hotels are aimed at business people and thus four star hotel in London generally have the lowest rates at the weekend when conferences and business activity are at a low ebb.
London hotel room rates in four star hotels are low during the August holiday period (UK kids only get August off for their summer break) and Christmas, sometimes on par with 3-star hotels. The cheapest rates in London hotels are Sunday nights.
4-star hotels in the main business areas of London (south of the river and around the Tower of London, Liverpool Street Station) are normally significantly cheaper at the weekend than the working week, most other districts that attract more leisure visitors the reverse is true in varying degrees.
With London's excellent public transport and the spread out nature of London itself you can get a lot more 'bang for your buck' by staying just outside this central area. For the leisure traveller a favourite district is Kensington, particularly around the Gloucester Road area.
Set in an elegant Victorian building just 4-min walk from Paddington Station. Combining modern luxury facilities with an old-world charm. Rooms are equipped with interactive TVs and tea/coffee makers. Buffet breakfast is served daily from the restaurant and there is also a bar to wind down in. Great for travellers looking for easy transfers to Heathrow and into London.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Restaurant • 24-hr front desk • Lift • Bar • Air-con • Fitness facility
Nearest tube: 4-min walk to Paddington
Set in a traditional townhouse, this hotel offers a quiet retreat just a short walk from Hyde Park. In the restaurant you can enjoy cocktails and international dishes. Rooms feature hard-wood floors, and the hotel has a relaxed, contemporary air with leather chairs and exposed brick walls.
• Free wi-fi • Bar & restaurant • Buffet breakfast • Fitness centre • Tea and coffee facilities • 24-hr front desk • Tickets desk • Single rooms available • Desk in room
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Bayswater
Overlooking Lord's Cricket Ground and Regent's Park, this is a well-priced luxury hotel with luxurious, modern rooms and a 24-hour gym, plus lounge bar. The hotel is only a few minutes' walk form two tube stations. You can enjoy satellite TV and 24-hour room service as well as pay-per-view movies and tea/coffee facilities. The restaurant has an la carte menu and serves a traditional carvery on Sundays.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Bar & restaurant • Fitness centre • 24-hr reception • Tea/coffee facilities • Room service • Facilities for disabled guests
Nearest tube: 4-min walk to St John's Wood
Boasting regular returning guests speaks volumes for the quality of this hotel. Located just a 3-min walk from Kensington High Street you’ll find easy access to shops, restaurants and attractions. There are two on-site restaurants offering a variety of cuisine and a kid-friendly buffet. A short walk will take you to Olympia exhibition centre, Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall and the museums on Cromwell Road. Good location, facilities and value for money.
Facilities include • Wi-Fi • Family rooms • Parking • Fitness centre • Hypnos Beds
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to High Street Kensington
Large and historic London hotel that has been welcoming guests since 1909. Situated in the West End it offers 2 on-site bars, restaurant, fitness centre and café. There are 785 bedrooms that offer satellite TV, tea/coffee and all standard facilities. Ideally located for visiting theatres, shopping and attractions. Covent Garden and The Royal Opera House are a 5-min walk away, Trafalgar Square is 8-min walk away.
Facilities include• Free Wi-Fi • Family rooms • Accessible rooms • Fitness centre
Nearest tube: 4-min walk to Charing Cross
This hotel offers luxurious accommodation in an elegant 19th-century town house, just a four-min walk from the Natural History Museum, and a short walk from both the Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park. It is also only 7 minutes' walk from Gloucester Road Tube Station. It features a small gym, spacious bedrooms, and a bar with patio for snacks and tapas. Rooms have been recently refurbished and have air conditioning, large windows, and a mini-bar.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Restaurant • Fitness centre • Terrace • Tea/coffee facilities • Room service • Minibar • 24-hr front desk
Nearest tube: 7-min walk to Gloucester Road
Just north of Tower Bridge, this four-star hotel is both friendly and comfortable. Many of London's world-famous sights are within walking distance, and there is good access to the business district. Liverpool Street Station is a short walk away. The restaurant serves a good breakfast and guests receive a voucher for 10% off their food and drink bill in the restaurant. There is also a pub-style bar for relaxed dining and superior ale.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Bar & restaurant • 24-hr reception • Tea/coffee facilities • Room service • Facilities for disabled guests
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Tower Hill
This hotel is closest to Euston Station, in the fashionable Bloomsbury district, but only a 10-min walk to St. Pancras and Kings Cross stations. The restaurant is modern and offers a mixture of indoor and outdoor seating, with views of London and a menu of fresh Italian cuisine. You can choose from a wide selection of cocktails, beers, and wines at the stylish bar.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Single rooms available • Facilities for disabled guests • 24-hr reception • Tea/coffee facilities • Fitness centre • Room service • Nespresso coffee machine in rooms
Nearest tube: 10-min walk to Kings Cross / St Pancras
Right opposite Kings Cross and St Pancras Station a rainbow coloured building greets you – the Megaro - a luxury hotel featuring rooms with balconies with fine views overlooking St Pancras Station. Rooms are beautifully finished and very individual. Rooms feature media systems for movies and music.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Wheelchair accessible • Terrace • Family rooms and studios • Restaurant • Bar • Room service • Coffee house
Nearest tube: 1-min walk to Kings Cross / St Pancras
Just off Trafalgar Square, metres from Nelson's Column, this is a beautifully restored hotel in an elegant Victorian building, with free health club and 24-hour room service. Ypu can enjoy Victorian elegance in these rooms with high ceilings, original windows and period features, combined with modern comforts, including luxury bedding. All rooms have an iPod dock, a work station, CD player and satellite TV and pay-per-view movies.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Restaurant • Breakfast • 24-hr reception • Tea/coffee facilities • Room service • Facilities for disabled guests
Nearest tube: 1-min walk to Charing Cross