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.
A seriously stylish West London destination, with designer boutiques and world-famous department stores like Harrods and Harvey Nichols.
The heart of theatreland has excellent shopping, street performers, proper British boozers and an historic LGBTQ scene.
London’s ancient docks are now a buzzing business district, with shops, bars and restaurants. Close to The O2 arena and picturesque Greenwich (whose park has some of the best views in London)
Hammersmith and Chiswick
A corner of West London known for its great music scene, with several peaceful parks to chill out in during the day. This neighbourhood is really easy to get to from Heathrow.
A must-see for culture lovers, this grand Victorian neighbourhood is home to some of the city’s most popular museums including the V&A, Science Museum and Natural History Museum.
Not just home to two major rail stations and the Eurostar terminal, but also now a thriving cultural quarter. Nearby Islington has some of the city’s favourite bars, gig venues and theatres.
Classically elegant, Marylebone and Mayfair are two of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, with plenty of sights, parks and nightspots to discover.
Colourful, exciting and multi-cultural. Explore famous markets and enjoy amazing dining. (And recreate your favourite scenes from the hit movie of the same name).
Famous for its railway station, with a very famous bear named after it, and charming canal-side bars and restaurants
Regent’s Park and St John’s Wood
Spend relaxing days wandering around refined streets, famous parks or maybe visit Lord’s, home of cricket. In the evening, check out Camden’s amazing nightlife.
One of the coolest places in town. London’s centre for tech, street food, graffiti art and cutting-edge clubbing.
Perfect for a riverside walk taking in all the sights. This is the arts & culture hub with The Globe, National Theatre, Tate Modern and Southbank Centre all close together.
Where the modern offices of The City meet some of the most historic parts of central London.
Perhaps London’s most iconic area, with sights including the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace, as well as famous galleries, theatres, museums and parks.
If you’re looking for some tips for places to stay, here’s our picks of some of the best hotels in London to inspire you:
For a truly unique London hotel stay, you can’t beat the Good Hotel London. Found in the Docklands area, this floating hotel is unlike any other. “Good” by name, good by nature, as the hotel is also committed to helping local community. Nearby transport links also make it a great choice if you’re catching a show at The O2 Arena.
A stylish 5-star hotel by one of the city’s most iconic sights. Grange Hotels are known for their exceptional features, and the Grange Hotel Tower Bridge particularly excels in its fitness facilities, with a luxurious spa and spacious pool.
Opened in 1927 by King George V, The May Fair is the quintessential choice for classic London glamour. But that’s not to say that it’s old-fashioned. Beloved by celebrities, this elegant hotel has real star quality, including a seriously chic spa, and a large private cinema. It’s also the official home of London Fashion Week.
Feel an unparalleled connection to London! Close to London Bridge and the Borough Market, the Shangri-La Hotel is perhaps the most striking place to stay in Greater London. Stay in one of the world’s most iconic buildings, the hotel is filled with cutting-edge design, from its lobby to its roof – where you’ll find one of the city’s coolest nightspots; the infinity-edge Sky Pool offers an exclusive oasis.
Independent, award-winning and one of a kind, The Athenaeum Hotel retains its crown as London’s foremost family-run five-star hotel. An original Art Deco building located in the heart of Mayfair opposite Green Park, The Athenaeum is the ideal base for your city stay, is an independent hotel in an area filled with history. It has a restaurant run by the Michelin-starred chefs, the Galvin Brothers, a chic spa and a unique vertical garden.
Found in elegant Knightsbridge, close to the world-famous Harrods department store, Bulgari Hotel London is truly one of the most stylish boutique hotels in London. The carefully chosen décor offers all the stylish touches you’d expect from the Bulgari brand. Other seriously luxurious features include a private cinema and a spa with an impressive swimming pool.
A classic 5-star hotel, the Corinthia London sits in the heart of historic Westminster. It’s an instantly recognisable landmark, thanks to its eye-catching glass Dome. The hotel is home to two exceptional restaurants – specialising in classic British and Italian cuisines – and the elegant ESPA spa.
A little bit of classic Bloomsbury– the Doubletree by Hilton London – West End dates back to 1911, when it was originally the Bonnington Hotel. Renovated and given a modern makeover, the hotel now offers some impressive mod cons, including a gym. It’s also ideally located for the city’s main museums, and within easy walking distance of Euston Station.
One of the most stylish spots on the Southbank, the Park Plaza London Riverbank sits directly across the river from the Tate Britain gallery, and offers views of one of London’s most iconic sights – the Houses of Parliament. It’s got an award-winning Asian and Latin restaurant and bar, and in 2018 is set to unveil a new spa, pool and gym.
Found on High Holborn, between the City and the West End, the grand Rosewood Hotel dates back to the Edwardian era, and is filled with classic style. You can enjoy live jazz every night in its bar, and an award-winning afternoon tea.
A classic choice, and a convenient one, the Strand Palace Hotel is just a few doors down from several of London’s major theatres. Built in the 1920s, the hotel has kept a number of original art deco features, but it also has plenty of modern comforts like a lounge bar, which regularly hosts live music and entertainment.