The Best Hotels in London
A selection of the best hotels in London, England
People complain about Paris, but in my book London is by far the more expensive town—especially when it comes to hotels. Usually your best bet on a budget here is to find a B&B, small hotel offering low rates, or even a hostel. You won't sleep in style, but you'll be able to afford the rest of your trip.
If you can afford a bit more, though, there are some fabulous hotels, from bastions of luxury like the Savoy and the Ritz, to olde worlde boutique hotels where you'll feel like a lord in your private Victorian manor house.
Reid's Recommended hotels in London
Where to Find Cheap Hotels in London
Inexpensive hotels congregate in three main areas in London. Victoria, centered upon Victoria train station, is a genteelly residential neighborhood not nearly so run-down as most city's station neighborhoods, and packed with inexpensive hotels catering to folks who just stepped off the train or need to catch an early one.
The academic and intellectual district of Bloomsbury, home to the British Museum and the University of London, has several streets lined with mid-priced hotels of the old school (rambling halls, teensy rooms, hearty breakfasts).
Off the northwest corner of Hyde Park is a collection of middle-income residential neighborhoods—Paddington, Bayswater, and Notting Hill—popular among budget travelers for their plethora of B&Bs and inexpensive hotels. Nearby Notting Hill Gate is similar, and actually becoming rather hip in its own right.
11 Cadogan Gardens (Chelsea)
Brown's Hotel (Mayfair)
The Cadogan (Chelsea) 241
Egerton House (Brompton)
Fielding Hotel (Covent Garden)
The Gore (Knightsbridge)
The Savoy (The Strand)
The Stafford (St. James)
The Connaught (Mayfair)
Duke's (St. James)
The Leonard (Marylebone) 90
The Pelham (South Kensington)
St. David's Hotel (Paddington)
Premier Inn Southwark (Southwark)
Regent Palace Hotel (Piccadilly Circus)
St. Margaret's Hotel (Bloomsbury)
Topham's Ebury Court Hotel (Belgravia)