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Many factors will shape your decision on where to stay in London. It’s a big city that is spread out to several neighbourhoods bursting with hotels, bed & breakfasts, hostels, apartments and even homestays. There is no “Downtown” hotel area in the north American sense. London's hotel areas are grouped under 12 headings which you can read in detail below.
On this page, we have grouped London accommodation options under many categories so you can quickly and efficiently pinpoint a shortlist that meets your individual wants and needs.
We have grouped central London hotel areas in 12 headings for you, highlighting the main characteristics of the location. You can see the map below to get a better understanding of their locations.
The centre of the entertainment and shopping districts. Dominated by large expensive 4- and 5-star chain hotels. Oxford Street, Marble Arch, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Piccadilly and Mayfair are detailed below or see our detailed West End area guide.
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A beautiful Victorian building houses this well situated luxury hotel. This hotel has a fitness centre and modern interior with warm and luxurious rooms to relax and recharge within. It is close to Charing Cross Station which puts it in the heart of London, near some of the biggest attractions London offers, including the Strand, London Eye, Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square.
Facilities include Free Wi-Fi • Fitness Centre • Restaurant • Bar • Room service
Nearest tube: 1-min walk to Charing Cross
Five-star luxury in the heart of Westminster situated along the Embankment River Thames. You may not want to leave this hotel, but you'll find some of London's main attractions on your doorstep when you do. You can walk to London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and the South Bank. This hotel is the flagship Guoman hotel and offers everything you would expect to make your stay in London perfect. A gourmet restaurant, beautiful terrace/garden and fitness centre, all coupled with elegant designed luxury rooms (some with river views) and Victorian original features.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Gourmet restaurant • Air-con • Bar • Terrace/garden • Fitness Centre
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Embankment
Located next to Victoria Station this luxury Grade II listed hotel is ideally suited for exploring London and other UK attractions. You can walk to Buckingham Palace and into Westminster for Big Ben, Westminster Cathedral and Houses of Parliament too. You can access Victoria Station directly from the concourse, the Apollo Theatre is also seconds away. All of which make this one of the most popular hotels in London.
Facilities include • Studio suites, Superior rooms, Deluxe rooms and Family rooms • Free Wi-Fi • Mini-bar • Smart TV with streaming
Nearest tube: 1-min walk to Victoria
London offers a wide range of trusted hotel chains across various categories of accommodation. Chain hotels often do not have star ratings, so to make it easy, we have grouped them into budget and luxury hotels. A chain hotel often gives you the familiarity of standards and service you have experienced before, helping to take the guess work out of booking your London accommodation.
Budget bed & breakfasts, mid-range and luxury hotels to suit every budget.
Fully-furnished, self-catering accommodation options for short-term lettings.
A wide range of dormitory-style accommodation aimed at the young and young at heart.
Airbnb offers something for every need and budget in all areas of London.
We understand the choice could be overwhelming especially if you’re a first-time visitor. Choosing a location to stay in London first is important for both your budget and stress levels! We recommend you consider:
We have the main central London hotel areas above, however, if you're planning your first visit to London and find yourself confused with the wide range of neighbourhood options, take a look at our guide to London's hotel areas. It has been designed to help you identify the right area to choose your accommodation in, depending on your individual wants and needs. Our guide will help you make an informed decision to get the most out of your first London holiday.
Guide to hotel areas in London