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Both Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotel brands are owned by Intercontinental Hotels that have many hotel brands in the centre of London. We also have a dedicated page for the Holiday Inn Express hotels in central London, the "no frills" brand of Intercontinental Hotels. All the other Intercontinental Hotels brands in London are full service hotels.
Apart from Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, IHG also have the boutique Indigo brand and the 5-star Intercontinental brand hotels in central London.
The Holiday Inn hotels in central London tend to be more upmarket than many Holiday inn hotels in regional cities and some overseas countries, so you may have a misconceived conception of what to expect with Holiday Inn in London and be pleasantly surprised.
As with nearly all the other hotel brands in London, both Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza have very volatile room rates. Rates can double from one night to the next. Like all hotels with significant business custom, room rates are often cheaper at the weekend with Friday and Sundays often the cheapest days of the week.
Holiday Inn properties in central London have some very good locations. Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Holiday Inn Oxford Circus and Holiday Inn Mayfair hotels have locations in particular that are outstanding. The Holiday Inn Kensington Forum is very good and being a little further out from the centre, normally cheaper. It is especially convenient if you are flying into Heathrow Airport. The Crowne Plaza locations are more attuned to business and from a leisure travellers perspective could be seen as less appealing than Holiday Inn.
Enjoy a dip in the stunning indoor swimming pool, or a workout in the modern fitness studio – with views over Royal Victoria Dock. All the spa treatments you need are also at the Crowne Plaza, offering luxury accommodation at affordable prices in London. There's a stylish restaurant and cocktail bar, while rooms feature quality linens, air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with on-demand movies and satellite channels.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Terrace • Cocktail bar & restaurant • Indoor pool • Spa & treatments • Suites & family rooms available • 24-hr front desk • Ticket desk • Paid parking
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Royal Victoria
This Holiday Inn is located in the heart of East London, just a 5-min walk from both Whitechapel and Shadwell Underground Stations. Comfortable rooms have a dedicated work space, flat-screen HD TV, blackout curtains and a choice of pillows. The restaurant serves lunch & dinner while Starbucks coffee is served in the bar and lounge. A full-service buffet breakfast is available for an additional charge. There is also a fitness centre with mini gym.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Breakfast in room • Fitness centre • Bar/restaurant • Walking tours • Special diet menus • Snack bar
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to Whitechapel
This luxury hotel is a 15-min walk from King's Cross and St Pancras stations. The Crowne Plaza Kings Cross features a Leisure Club with indoor pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi & multi gym. Rooms offer satellite TV with pay movies, air-conditioning, fridge and tea/coffee facilities.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Chargeable parking • Service animals allowed • 2 restaurants open for breakfast, lunch and dinner • Bar • Room service • Car park (paid) • Leisure club • Air-con • Fridge • Tea/coffee maker
Nearest tube: 15-min walk to Kings Cross / St Pancras
With free access to the gym, this hotel is just a 2-min walk from Kensington High Street and a 10-min walk to Kensington Palace and South Kensington Museums. For an additional fee you also have access to the sauna and indoor pool. Spacious rooms come with satellite TV, personal safe and a tea/coffee maker. A buffet breakfast is served at Boulevard Restaurant while contemporary European dishes are available for dinner. The Lounge Bar serves drinks, light lunches and afternoon teas in a relaxed atmosphere.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Breakfast in room • Fitness centre • Paid for swimming pool access • Bar/restaurant • Kids stay & eat free • Special diet menus • Snack bar
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to High St Kensington
A very popular hotel due to its location, modern style and views across the London skyline. This hotel has an impressive history and is the third largest Holiday Inn in Europe. You’ll experience everything you’d expect from a quality hotel chain with a vast range of facilities available to every guest. Stepping out of the door you’ll find yourself only a 5-min walk from the nearby Museums and access to plenty of shops and restaurants nearby.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Parking • Fitness centre • Restaurant • City views
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Gloucester Road
Perfectly located, just a 5-minute walk from Regent’s Park and 2 Tube Stations, and just a short walk from Oxford Street's shops, various theatres and Madame Tussauds. This hotel has a bar, a restaurant, 24-hour reception and room service. The Junction Restaurant serves a menu of classic British food, and under-12s eat for free. You can enjoy a range of international beers, wines and cocktails at the Junction Bar and Lounge. The air-conditioned rooms have modern décor and all have a bathroom with a bath and shower.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Cocktail bar/restaurant • Kids meals • Bar/restaurant • Kids stay & eat free • Breakfast in room • Facilities for disabled guests
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Regent's Park
This luxurious hotel is very close to Russell Square Tube station and offers conference space for up to 300 people. At the Junction restaurant, you can enjoy an International menu in contemporary surroundings. There is also an Irish bar offering decent pub meals, where you can watch live sport on the large-screen TV or relax on the comfortable terrace. The bar offers Starbucks coffee and your kids will stay and eat free!
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Walking/bike tours • Apartment-style suites available • On-site coffee shop • 24-hr front desk • Shuttle service • Ticket service
Nearest tube: 1-min walk to Russell Square
If you stay here you'll enjoy a stunning waterside location, opposite Camden Lock on the other side of the canal. There is plenty of nightlife with Camden Town's bars and pubs within a 5-minute walk, including the Jazz Cafe. It is an easy walk along the Regent's Canal to Regent's Park. Bright rooms feature a satellite TV, hairdryer and minibar, as well as a power shower. The hotel has a lounge, restaurant and bar as well as mini gymnasium.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Bar/restaurant • Mini-gym • Kids stay & eat free • Breakfast in room • Facilities for disabled guests • 24-hr front desk
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to Camden Town
This luxury hotel with its Georgian façade is perfectly located, just steps from Gloucester Road Tube station and a 5-min walk from the ExCel Exhibition Centre and Royal Victoria DLR station. This area has a great variety of coffee shops, convenience stores and restaurants. The hotel's bar and lounge offers cocktails, while the signature Restaurant serves pan-Asian dishes. There is a private landscaped garden to relax in as well as a fitness centre and a sauna.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Garden • Cocktail bar & restaurant • Fitness centre & sauna • Breakfast in room • 24-hr front desk • Ticket desk • Paid parking
Nearest tube: 1-min walk to Gloucester Road
Located in London's historic Square Mile by Blackfriars station, this hotel is just minutes from famous attractions such as The London Eye and St Paul's Cathedral. In your room you can enjoy satellite TV with Sky Sports, bathrobes and luxury toiletries as well as pay-per-view movies and tea/coffee making facilities. Cheapest room rates are generally at the weekend.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Chocolate or cookies • Cocktail bar & restaurant • Fitness centre & sauna • Breakfast in room • 24-hr front desk • Ticket desk • Airport shuttle
Nearest tube: 1-min walk to Blackfriars
Situated in a quiet Edwardian terrace in Marylebone just a 2-min walk from Oxford Street. Rooms are bright and airy and feature satellite TV with on-demand movies and a work desk. Wi-Fi available but charges apply. Hyde Park and Marble Arch are a 10-min walk away. Harley Street is just 2-min away. Everything you'd expect from a reputable chain in a good location.
Facilities include • Wi-Fi • Fitness centre • Restaurant • 24-hr reception
Nearest tube: 10-min walk to Oxford Circus
This elegant Holiday Inn is located right by Berkeley Square, with Piccadilly and Regent Street within a few minutes' walk. Rooms are air-conditioned and all feature a TV with satellite channels and pay movies, and minibar. Nightingale's restaurant serves delicious food under spectacular chandeliers, while the bar overlooks Berkeley Street.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Restaurant & bar • Kids stay & eat FREE • Facilities for disabled guests • Satellite TV • 24-hr front desk • Concierge service • Room service
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Green Park