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Hotels in London

See one of the world's oldest cities in new digs.

London has no shortage of chic and classic hotels. From family-friendly accommodations to lavish 5-star hotels, book a comfortable stay to see the city’s hot spots in style.

Best luxury hotels in London

Royal Horseguards hotel london

The Royal Horseguards

In the heart of London, this premier hotel is the perfect mix of luxury, history and modern style. Just a short walk from the National Gallery, the Royal Horseguards overlooks the River Thames and London Eye.

  • Rating: 5-star
  • Price range: From $250
  • Key amenities: River, city and garden views, air conditioning, underfloor heating, complimentary bathrobes and slippers, restaurants and bars
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Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard

Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard

With breathtaking views overlooking the city, Shangri-La is conveniently located less than a minute’s walk from the London Bridge Tube station and a 20-minute walk from Tower Bridge. The London Eye, Big Ben and Westminster are all nearby too. Get your sneakers ready and explore all that London has to offer.

  • Rating: 5-star
  • Price range: From $810
  • Key amenities: Infinity sky pool, four restaurants, floor-to-ceiling windows, 24-hour gym, meeting and event rooms
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The Langham

Europe’s first grand hotel is located at the top of Regent Street. The Oxford Tube station is a mere 5-minute walk away, and the nearby streets are filled with restaurants, theaters and shops.

  • Rating: 5-star
  • Price range: From $530
  • Key amenities: 50-foot swimming pool, wellness spa and fitness center, fine dining, meeting and event rooms
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Sofitel Heathrow hotel london

Sofitel Heathrow

A covered walkway connects the Sofitel Heathrow and Terminal 5. Central London is just 30 minutes away by train, making it an ideal place to stay to catch an early or late flight.

  • Rating: 5-star
  • Price range: From $440
  • Key amenities: Soundproofed windows, in-room workspace, free Wi-Fi, vitality pool, sauna, steam room, dining, bars and tea
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Amba Hotel Charing Cross london

Amba Hotel Charing Cross

If you’re looking for a base that’ll put you close to all of the major tourist sites, Amba Hotel Charing Cross is a perfect pick. It’s conveniently located minutes away from Trafalgar Square, Convent Garden and Theatreland.

  • Rating: 4-star
  • Price range: From $200
  • Key amenities: In-room Nespresso machines and smart TVs, gym, complimentary minibar, executive lounge, meeting and event rooms
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Best cheap hotels in London

Qbic Hotel London City

Qbic Hotel London City

One of the greenest hotels in the city, this budget-friendly hotel has all of the necessities: Wi-Fi, accessible parking and dining options. Plus, it’s just a stone’s throw from Aldgate Tube station and Shoreditch. But if you want to splurge a little, choose optional add-ons like breakfast, dinner or a pet-friendly room.

  • Rating: 3-star
  • Price range: From $75
  • Key amenities: Free tea and coffee, rain showers, organic mattresses, electric car charging points
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Point A Hotel London Paddington

Point A Hotel London Paddington

Just a short walk from Hyde Park and close to various tube stations, Point A Hotel offers minimalistic lodging in London’s Paddington neighborhood. Point A also has budget-friendly London locations in Westminster, Shoreditch, King’s Cross, Canary Wharf and Liverpool Street.

  • Rating: 3-star
  • Price range: From $220
  • Key amenities: Power shower, Hypnos luxury beds, air conditioning
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Set in an old courthouse, this youth hostel with a punk rock history provides dormitories and an onsite kitchen. London King’s Cross railway station and popular pubs and clubs are nearby. And Russell Square is just a 20-minute walk away.

  • Rating: 2-star
  • Price range: From $13
  • Key amenities: Free Wi-Fi, bar, discounted breakfast, luggage room and lockers, free walking tour, guest kitchen, laundry, 24-hour reception
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ibis London Wembley hotel

ibis London Wembley

Located just a 15-minute train ride away from central London, the ibis hotel in Wembley offers a comfortable stay for business or leisure.

  • Rating: 3-star
  • Price range: From $120
  • Key amenities: Pet-friendly rooms, laundry, onsite restaurant and bar
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Jesmond Dene hotel london

Jesmond Dene Hotel

Located opposite King’s Cross and St. Pancras stations, Jesmond is a great place to stay with children. It’s away from the hustle and bustle, and you can take the train up north to places like Watford, home of the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio.

  • Rating: 3-star
  • Price range: From $300
  • Key amenities: 24-hour reception, luggage storage, private secure parking
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Estimated prices are based on the GBP to USD exchange rate as of July 2019 and may fluctuate.

Best area to stay in

Choosing a home base in London can save you money and time on your trip. With so much to see, you want to make sure you’re close to all of the places at the top of your bucket list.

North London

If you’re not planning to stick to the city limits, North London could be a great spot. The famous Abbey Road crosswalk and London Zoo are both located here, and King’s Cross and St Pancras train stations are gateways to traveling up north to places like Cambridge, Oxford and York for day trips.

Remember to check out Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross Station.


Staying in the Westminster borough is ideal if you want to see iconic London attractions like Big Ben, 10 Downing Street and Buckingham Palace. After all, what’s a trip to London without trying to catch a glimpse of the queen?

The West End

It’s the place to be if you want to shop and visit the theaters. There are so many shows to choose from that you could plan your entire trip around them.

Regent Street, Oxford Street and Bond Street are the best places to shop and check out some brands that you can’t find in the US. And don’t leave the West End without visiting the local restaurants and experiencing the nightlife in Soho that both locals and tourists love.


Kensington is quieter than other areas of London and great for families. You’ll be amazed by the architecture and museums in the area, like the Science Museum and Natural History Museum. They’re sure to be a hit with kids!

Bottom line

London’s hotels range from super-cheap to ultra-luxurious, with lots of options in between. But one thing’s for sure: No matter where you stay, you’re bound to get plenty of views of amazing architecture and the bustling city.

Once you’ve found a place to stay, it’s time to start planning your flight! Use our London flight deals guide to get the most bang for your buck while traveling.

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