Planning your trip to a huge city like London can be a little overwhelming. Our top tip is to book London hotels cheap, and save your money for exploring the rest of what the capital has to offer (because there’s a lot). Budget doesn’t have to induce nightmares though, we’ve picked the top 10 affordable hotels that will ensure you have a pleasant stay.
easyHotel London Paddington
The EasyJet spin off does for hotels, exactly what it does for flights; a no frills service at cheap as chips prices. From as little as £34 per room per night, you can stay at their Paddington location in upmarket West London, within a short train ride from Heathrow. You’ll have to pay for wifi but your room comes with air conditioning, heating and an en-suite.
10 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QL
Citizen M Bankside
If you’re after an arty vibe, head to CitizenM’s London branch, just behind the Tate Modern, with stylish interiors and open plan communal spaces. Designed for trendy travellers who’d rather have a smaller room but free wifi and movies on demand, this hotel looks a lot more expensive than it is. Room prices start at £109 per night.
20 Lavington Street, London, United Kingdom SE1 0NZ
Have a more unique experience at this boutique budget hotel in Paddington. Behind its beautiful Victorian façade, lies an altogether more modern experience with 40 en-suite rooms and eight suites. Prices start from as little as £62 per night and include breakfast.
160-162 Sussex Gardens, London, W2 1UD
Yotel London Heathrow
If being close to the airport is top of your priority to make sure you don’t miss that early flight, the Yotel is a high-tech, smart stay inside Terminal 4, which means you can still get the tube to Central London too. You can even book by the hour to get a little shut eye in between flights.
Heathrow Airport, Terminal 4, Hounslow, Middlesex TW6 3XA
In the hippest part of town, The Hoxton is part hotel, part trendy hangout for the East London locals. Expect the lobby to be full of creative freelancers pitching up on their laptops and a bustling after-work crowd enjoying the bar and restaurant. Prices start at around £129 per night.
81 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HU
Tune Hotel, Westminster
When it comes to London hotels, cheap can often mean being well away from the action. Within walking distance of some of London’s most iconic landmarks however, is Tune Hotel Westminster. They only cover the basics, but ensure that the essentials are all top quality. Book a room for as little as £80.
118-120 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7RW
Forget the daggy youth hostel image, the YHA’s Central London location provides a modern, sociable experience for backpackers within five minutes of Oxford Street. Free wifi is available in the communal areas, encouraging you to get out of your room and make some friends. It’s an absolute steal at as little as £16 per night.
104 Bolsover Street, London, W1W 5NU
Aloft, London Excel
Ideal for business trips, Aloft London Excel is located inside the convention centre and close to Canary Wharf. There’s a large indoor pool, a gym and they regularly host live music nights so you can relax as well as get down to business. Rooms start from £85 per night.
One Eastern Gateway, London, E16 1FR
In lively Soho, the Z Hotel offers the perfect spot to crash out after a night of partying. Designed for those who identify as an ‘urbanite, not a tourist’, you’ll be on the door stop of some of London’s best cultural happenings at an out-of-town price. Book from only £80 per night.
17 Moor Street, London, W1D 5AP
Run by budget chain Premier Inn, Hub Hotels are their high-tech off-shoot. Everything, from checking in, to controlling your room temperature, switching off the lights, and ordering breaking is controlled from an app. Book from £69.
110 St Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4BA