With so much to see, do, explore and experience, you can't just do London in a day. Fortunately, the city has a fantastic range of hotels and accommodations to choose from. In fact, the city's home to some of the world's most famous hotels, with 5 star hotels in London including such names as The Ritz, The Savoy, and Claridge's.
The capital is huge, which means there’s a fantastic range of both luxury and cheap hotels in London to choose from. This gives you the flexibility to stay in a neighbourhood that suits what you want to get out of your stay, so from hotels in central London to places to stay in lesser known areas.
After taking your pick from our London hotel deals, you might be looking for tips on things do during your London hotel stay, here’s our guide to what to seek out in the city.
If you’ve never been before, the city’s most popular cultural hotspot, The British Museum, is a must-visit, being an entire world tour under one roof. Its extensive collection showcases artefacts from all around the globe, covering thousands of years of history.
If it’s something a bit more cutting-edge that you’re after try the Tate Modern on the South Bank. One of the world’s premier modern art museums, it has thousands of works on display, from famous masterpieces, to exciting new discoveries.
South Kensington’s “Albertopolis” has several of the city’s most renowned museums, all in one place, including the Natural History Museum and V&A Museum. While, just by Trafalgar Square, you’ll find The National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery right next door to each other.
London is a city with serious star power, as you’ll find big names and hot talent treading the boards.
It’s well known as the home of the world’s longest running play – The Mousetrap, which has been playing continuously since 1952 – while Les Miserables, has been playing since 1985. Other hit shows include The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia! The Book of Mormon and Wicked - check out our latest theatre deals.
There are more than 30 major West End theatres to choose from, as well as innovative venues like the Barbican Centre, Young Vic and the National Theatre. The city’s fringe festival scene is also huge with shows taking place in pop-up venues and pub theatres.
How about a gig? Whatever your taste in music, there’s a concert for you happening somewhere in town. Some of the most famous venues include The O2 Arena, Brixton Academy, Royal Albert Hall, Roundhouse, Hammersmith Apollo, and the Southbank Centre. Clubbers are also well-catered for, with London nightspots including Fabric and Ministry of Sound.
You can try flavours from all around the world here, so depending on budget dine in Michelin-starred restaurants or just have fish and chips in the pub. Some of London’s hotels host their own award-winning restaurants, including Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental, voted one of the 50 best restaurants in the world.
For something more casual, street food is huge in London - the famous Borough Market is a must-do. In every part of the city you’ll find plenty of cosy cafes and cool coffee shops, but for the real experience - try a proper English pub.
With impressive sights like Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Tower Bridge, London’s skyline is instantly recognisable. And you can enjoy amazing views of it from the Coca-Cola London Eye and The View from the Shard. While exploring the city on foot, you can take in the neon lights of Piccadilly Circus to the grand parks, like Hyde Park, Hampstead Heath and Kew Gardens, and historic sights like Kensington Palace, Kenwood House and Hampton Court,
You’ll come across plenty of familiar sights from big screen blockbusters, such as King’s Cross Station – a must-visit for all fans of Harry Potter. Charing Cross and nearby Trafalgar Square have featured in films like from Captain America, Edge of Tomorrow, V for Vendetta to Paddington. Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College is a location with real range, starring in both blockbusters like Thor and Pirates of the Caribbean and award-winners like The King’s Speech.
The good news? With our deals on cheap hotels in London, you might find yourself with a bit of extra money. The bad news? London’s world-famous shopping means there’s plenty of places to spend it. Whether you head to the luxury boutiques of Knightsbridge, or the independent cutting-edge designers of East London, you’ll be sure to find your style.
By the Queen Elizabeth Park, home of the 2012 Olympics, Westfield Stratford City is one of Europe’s largest shopping centres. Shepherd’s Bush-based Westfield London also hosts some serious designer names, and with the area continuing to host many of the city’s biggest sports and music events. You’ll also find a great selection of hotels in Stratford London to choose from.
You’ll find up-and-coming design in East London districts like Shoreditch, including Boxpark, while nearby Brick Lane is great for vintage fashions and vinyl at Rough Trade East.
More classic style can be found in the famous tailors of Saville Row and the designer shops of nearby Bond Street and Mayfair, as well as in world famous department stores like Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Fortnum and Mason and Liberty. Carnaby in Soho has remained a stylish destination since the swinging 60s, as has Chelsea’s King’s Road. You can enjoy exciting street entertainment while you shop in Covent Garden’s historic market, or pick up a bargain from the London Designer Outlet in Wembley.