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London, United Kingdom: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find hotels in London using the list and search tools below. Find cheap and/or discounted hotel rates in or near London, United Kingdom for your upcoming personal or group trip. We list the best London motel and hotel rooms. Browse the London area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the London hotels. Booking 5+ Rooms? Find London Group Hotel Discounts or See the best London meeting hotels

The London center point is about the area of Palace of Westminster and the area of Big Ben.

Welcome to London, one of Europe's most popular destinations. No matter if you're a history buff, a dedicated fashionista, or an arts enthusiast, you'll find plenty to do in London. More from this guide...

London Hotels & Accommodations

Corinthia Hotel London
+1-888-690-5247
Whitehall Place, London, sw1a2bd United Kingdom
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown hotel
  • Check in: None
  • Fantastic bathrooms
  • Stylish Hotel
From$370
Excellent 5.0 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites & Residences in London
+1-888-305-3366
51 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E6AF United Kingdom
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown property
  • Airport shuttle available
  • Almost all guests liked the proximity to sightseeing
  • All guests found the grounds to be nice
From$300
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Amba Hotel Charing Cross The Strand, London, WC2N5HX United Kingdom
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • 9 meeting rooms in property
  • Horrible pool
  • About half of guests said the view was so-so
From$300
Excellent 5.0 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Staybridge Suites London Vauxhall - London 100 Vauxhall Walk, London, United Kingdom
  • High-end hotel
  • Fitness center on property
From$196
Excellent 5.0 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
The Goring
+1-866-221-8581
15 Beeston Place Grosvenor Gardens, London, SW1W0JW United Kingdom
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown property
  • 4 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
  • Bathroom could be optimized
From$388
Excellent 5.0 /5Hotel Reviews CallBookMore Details
Conrad London St. James - London 22 28 Broadway, London, SW1H0BH United Kingdom
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown property
  • 12 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Free internet
  • Most guests said the reception staff was great
From$261
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Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London 200 Westminster Bridge, London, SE17UT United Kingdom
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • Noise level is acceptable
  • Nice building
From$117
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place - London 2 Whitehall Court, London, SW1A2EJ United Kingdom
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown hotel
  • 282 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Facilities in need of refurbishment
  • Most guests thought the hotel was luxurious
From$217
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Park Plaza County Hall - London 1 Addington St., London, SE17RY United Kingdom
  • Four star hotel
From$150
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Doubletree by Hilton Hotel London Westminster in London 30 John Islip St., London, SW1P4DD United Kingdom
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 460 rooms
  • Popular among couples
  • Staff were faultless
St. James Court a Taj Hotel London in London 45 51 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E6AF United Kingdom
  • The four-star St. James Court a Taj Hotel London puts you a short walk from many of the city’s top attractions, including Westminster Cathedral, St. James Park, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and more. Guest rooms are equipped with the finest amenities including plush bedding, eye masks, a relaxing lavender spray, an LCD television with premium channels, coffeemaker, spacious desk, and mini-bar. The hotel also boasts a beauty salon, business center, dry cleaning and laundry services, limo and town car service, a health club, and spa with gym, steam rooms and saunas.
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 42 suites
From$261
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Sofitel London St. James in London 6 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y4AN United Kingdom
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown hotel
  • 184 rooms in property
  • Location is superb
  • Most guests liked the proximity to shopping
From$390
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Thistle Trafalgar Square in London Whitcomb St., London, WC2H7HG United Kingdom
  • Expensive property
From$142
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire in London 31 36 Leicester Sq., London, WC2H7LH United Kingdom
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown property
  • 127 rooms in property
  • Fairly good value for money
  • Staff were welcoming
From$255
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Dukes London - London 35 St. James's Place, London, SW1A1NY United Kingdom
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown property
  • 90 rooms in hotel
From$399
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
The Stafford London by Kempinski in London
+1-888-305-3366
St. James's Place, London, SW1A1NJ United Kingdom
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown property
  • 4 conference rooms in property
  • Room cleanliness is acceptable
  • Close to the underground
From$250
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
St. Martins Lane 45 St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2N4HX United Kingdom
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 204 rooms
  • Stylish Hotel
  • Great concierge service
From$195
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
The Cavendish London - London 81 Jermyn St., London, SW1Y6JF United Kingdom
  • Four-star hotel
  • 5 conference rooms in property
From$235
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
St. James` Hotel & Club 7 8 Park Place, London, SW1A1LS United Kingdom
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown property
  • 60 rooms in hotel
  • Great bar
  • Couldn't open windows
From$415
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The Rubens at the Palace Hotel 39 Buckingham Palace Rd., London, SW1W0PS United Kingdom
  • High end Downtown property
  • 10 suites in hotel
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
  • Excellent breakfast
From$327
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Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo
+1-888-690-5281
157 Waterloo Rd., London, SE18XA United Kingdom
  • Affordable property
From$80
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The Savoy : Strand
+1-888-690-5247
Strand, London, WC2R0EU United Kingdom
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown property
  • 268 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Excellent city hotel
  • Good furniture
From$340
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Hotel Cafe Royal in London 68 Regent St., London, W1B4DY United Kingdom
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 54 suites
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Value for money could be better
From$394
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Me London 336 337 The Strand, London, WC2R1HA United Kingdom
  • Luxury Five Star hotel
  • Check-in time: 14:00
  • Didn't have breakfast in the hotel
  • Yummy desserts, said 100%
From$321
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One Aldwych - London
+1-888-283-3404
1 Aldwych, London, WC2B4BZ United Kingdom
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown hotel
  • 5 floors in hotel
  • Fantastic service
  • Bathroom could be optimized
From$409
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When to Visit London

One of the largest and most popular cities in Europe, London isn't cheap. If you plan your visit carefully, however, you can score some great deals on hotel rates. Late winter and early spring tend to be the cheapest times to visit London, as the weather is typically cool and rainy.

The tourist season in London picks up in late spring and extends through summer. While the weather is mild and the days are longer during peak season, both hotel rates and airfare tend to be high. Rates typically fall with cooler temperatures during autumn, but they can be sky-high during the holiday season in December.

For the ultimate London experience, plan to visit in spring before the rates increase. If you have limited flexibility in terms of dates, prepare to pay premium prices in the summer and during the holiday season.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in London, United Kingdom:

seasonality of hotel rates in London

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs displaying average nightly cost patterns by star rating class in London, United Kingdom. Analyze these illustrations to determine the least expensive time period to make a reservation in London for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotels in London

4 Star Average Prices: $156.08

As one of the most stylish cities in Europe, London has no shortage of luxury hotels. Whether you're looking for a historic property with immaculate details or a modern spot with the latest upgrades, you'll find plenty of options throughout the city.

One of the priciest hotels in London, the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane is also one of the most luxurious. Get comfortable on the plush beds and plan your day of sightseeing with the hotel's free Wi-Fi, or treat yourself to a meal to remember at the hotel's restaurant. Relax your tired muscles in the on-site sauna, or book a facial or massage at the hotel's spa. London's best high-end attractions like Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, and Harrods, are just steps away.

Whether you're planning a romantic getaway or a business trip, a stay at the Corinthia Hotel London will make it much more upscale. Relax in the hotel's large, comfortable rooms, unwind with a drink or snack from the minibar, and dine at one of three on-site restaurants. For the ultimate in luxury, visit the hotel's spa for a body treatment. Plan business meetings at the hotel's meeting facilities, or see Trafalgar Square and the London Eye, just steps from the hotel.

When you're looking for an oasis in the middle of bustling London, book a stay at Rocco Forte Brown's Hotel. This luxurious spot boasts Select Comfort beds with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets, and the hotel features free Wi-Fi so you can stay connected for business or pleasure. Indulge with a decadent afternoon tea, or let your cares melt away with a body treatment at the spa. The posh Mayfair area awaits just outside the front door.

Stay minutes away from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Royal Albert Hall, and Hyde Park when you book a room at Jumeirah Carlton Tower, one of London's most luxurious properties. Enjoy the luxurious guest rooms equipped with minibars and plasma TVs, and book a relaxing massage at the hotel's spa. Get a breath of fresh air and stay in shape at the outdoor tennis courts, indoor pool, or fitness center. Start your day right with a lavish buffet breakfast, and end it in style with a drink at the hotel lounge.

4 Star Hotel Prices in London

Cost Friendly Hotel Options in London

3 Star Average Prices: $105.36

Lodging can be expensive in London, but if you're on a tight budget, you'll still have numerous options, even in the city center. Set your sights on budget-priced hostels, and you'll have plenty of spending money left over to enjoy the city.

Often the cheapest lodging in London, Hostel 639 has shared dormitories with four to eight beds, along with double rooms and family rooms. All rooms have access to the hostel's shared kitchen, as well as shared bathrooms and showers. Get to know your fellow travelers with an evening in the game room, or grab a bite in the restaurant. Plan a last-minute excursion using the computer station or Wi-Fi connection, and leave your bags in the luggage storage for added convenience.

Home to some of the cheapest rooms in London, Venture Hostel has four, six, eight, and 12-bed shared rooms with shared bathrooms. Sit down to a hot meal or a cool drink at the hostel's restaurant, or grab a to-go cup at the on-site coffee shop. With a computer station and multilingual staff, you'll be able to plan your ideal London trip as you go. Each room comes with free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast, adding to Venture Hostel's overall value.

3 Star Hotel Prices in London

2 Star Average Prices: $91.64

2 Star Hotel Prices in London

London, United Kingdom Hotels with Discounts

When it comes to deals like AAA, AARP, or military discounts, London hotels don't typically offer special rates. To get great discounts on London hotels, consider visiting during the off-season or shoulder season, stay at one of the city's cheaper hotels, or keep an eye out for a special low rate at your hotel of choice.

Best Value Hotels in London

Some of the city's hotels strike the ideal balance between luxury and price. With a location that's mere steps from the Royal Academy of Arts, St. James Park, and Piccadilly Circus, Dukes Hotel couldn't be closer to many of the most desirable attractions in London. This boutique hotel also boasts comfortable rooms, a friendly atmosphere, and a well-equipped wellness area. All rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi and desks, so you can stay connected with family back home or catch up on work. The hotel also has a full-service spa and limo service, so you can get around in style.

Hotels near the Westminster Bridge, Big Ben, and the London Eye can be pricey, but the London Marriott Hotel County Hall offers great value. Not only is it ideally located for both business and leisure travelers, but the Marriott also has easy public transit access, helpful staff members, and a welcoming bar and lounge. You'll have no problem staying fit here, thanks to the indoor pool and health club, and you can easily relax in your spacious room, which comes equipped with a minibar, microwave, and a workspace.

Just a quarter mile from Hyde Park and Mayfair, the London Hilton on Park Lane is an ideal hotel for both business and leisure travelers. The former will appreciate the 24-hour business center and in-room workspaces, while the latter will love the hotel's nightclub, sauna, and spa. The hotel's three on-site restaurants offer great value for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or you can enjoy a quiet evening in with 24-hour room service.

With its location near the British Library, the Dickens House, and University College London, St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London is ideal for history buffs. Since it's just minutes from King's Cross Station and Euston Station, the hotel offers quick access to anywhere in London and beyond. The Renaissance boasts grand rooms with pillow-top beds, plush bathrobes, and LCD TVs. Make your trip the best yet with the help of the professional concierge service, or relax with a massage or body treatment at the spa. The hotel's location and free Wi-Fi make it one of the best values in London.

How to Make the Most of Your London Visit

For the city's best shopping, you'll want to divide your time among busy Oxford Street, upscale Knightsbridge, and elegant Marylebone. Don't forget to stop at funky Camden Market and quirky Portobello Road Market for a unique London souvenir.

To immerse yourself in British history, make your first stop the British Museum, where you can easily spend an afternoon or an entire day. Stop at the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey to learn more about the city, and don't forget to visit London's outdoor highlights like Kensington Gardens.

London has no shortage of visual and performing arts, and you'll find the best examples of the former at the Tate Modern art museum or the all-encompassing National Gallery. Catch your choice of plays and musicals in London's West End Theater District, where you'll find both classic performances and cutting-edge shows.

Travel overview of London, United Kingdom

With a coat brimming with urbane triumphs, London's achievements as a city rightly befit its royal hosts. Having been settled for more than two millennia, the city remains to be the European Union's largest urban zone, and the world's biggest financial centre. But not everyone who arrives through the continent's busiest airport, disembarks from the world's oldest underground railway, and steps foot in its majestic grounds are in London for business. The regal air and imposing stature is evident in the city's Hyde Park, Notting Hill, and the River Thames area. There are at least 4 World Heritage Sites to keep guests busy, including Westminster Abbey. You can opt to see the Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, or the pomp and pageantry of the Royal Horse Guards. Afternoons can be well-spent by shopping at Regent and Oxford Streets, surrendering to the temptations presented by Harrods along Knightsbridge, or navigating the high-end designer shop along Bond Street. Indulging in London's sensibilities does not necessitate a royal lineage, or bonds to dukes, counts, or Lords - perhaps, all you need is a passport, and a ticket to one of London's iconic red double-decker buses.

'TWENTY bridges from Tower to Kew -
Wanted to know what the River knew, 
Twenty Bridges or twenty-two,
For they were young, and the Thames was old
And this is the tale that River told.'
Rudyard Kipling, creator of immortal characters like Mowgli and Kim, wrote these few lines about London, a city that he himself had a bittersweet relationship with. 

Talking about London and men and women of letter, nothing more can be said than the fact that London has been at the forefront of revolution in almost every walks of art, and, by extension, life, for over five centuries in succession now. The history of London beyond that point is for annals to take care of. But one just cannot help but compare the London of Dickens with that of Woolf, London of Kipling with that of Burgess and London of Amis to that of Rushdie. 

There's much more to see in London that one can possibly have time or energy for. Despite living out a lifetime in this city of old and new, people fail to thoroughly scour the city for sights worth seeing. So, one can only imagine the plight that the tourist have when they have as much as one paltry week to encompass all that London has to offer. 

But life is all about taking misfortunes into stride. Hence, moving ahead, we might as well take a look at what a trip to London might unfold for you. 

Staying Cheap in London 

This is perhaps the biggest worry that tourists have. London is one of the most expensive cities in the world to buy real estate in. So, quite naturally, hotel prices in London are always much higher than the par prices elsewhere in the world. Because of this very fact, it's quite difficult to find cheap hotels in or around London with ease. 

However, if you are in luck and you are visiting the city in off season months (winters), you just might be able to secure one among few budget hotels in London. 

Finer Hotels in London 

Moving upwards in terms of nightly prices, there are numerous luxury hotels in London that regularly cater to extravagant expectations of their rich guests that include members of the royalty from around the world, movie stars, rock stars, politicians, heads of state and all other sorts of influential and important people. 

If you wish to stay at one of such high end London hotels, you would need to shell out sums that can easily clock above £1,000. That's merely one thousand pounds for a night! 

The Berkeley, Bulgari Hotel, the Connaught, Claridge's are some exemplary names from this glorious list of luxury establishments in London. 

Most Popular Tourists Destinations in London 

It's next to impossible to even try to boil down what sights London has to offer to tourists and visitors. 

Buckingham Palace is the most popular tourist destination in London. Presently the residence of the Royal Family of England, some parts of the palace is made open for public regularly. 

Apart from the palace, the Houses of Parliament are among other very famous tourist attractions. St. James Park and Hyde Park are two large parks in London that are definitely worth an evening visit. Other famous attractions in London include the Big Ben, London Tower, the London Eye etc.

The Natural History Museum in London is a treat for those who are interested in the history of our planet, our species and our fellow species. Borough Market and Westminster Abbey are not to be missed, either. 

Music lovers can pay a visit to Royal Albert hall and Royal Opera House where concerts and shows are regularly conducted. 

Things to Keep in Mind Before Sightseeing in London 

Sightseeing in London is an experience in itself. The city that has a documented history of over 2,000 years, dating back to the times of Roman invaders. If you are planning on going on a sightseeing trip around London, there are some things you would do well to keep in mind. 

The first and the foremost thing that tourists should keep in mind, and this applies to most tourist destinations, not just London, is to enjoy the process, rather than merely documenting it with the help of pictures. 

Another important thing is to keep by the rules. Unlike most places in the world, London rules are pretty strict regarding cameras, mobile phones, tablets and newer fads like selfie sticks. 

If the sign says 'no cameras allowed', do make sure that you bring no cameras. In sensitive places like London Art Gallery, such blunders can lead you to unnecessary and easily avoidable blunders. 

As is often portrayed in literature and art, London weather is very fickle. So, you should make it a point to bring an umbrella, if not a mac, with you to keep you dry during one of the unexpected bursts of sudden showers. 

To really get to know whatever of London you decide to visit, you will be best advised to seek assistance from professional and experienced local guides. It doesn't matter if you are staying at one of those cheap hotels or one of those glitzy palatial buildings, a request with the hotel management to arrange for a guide will never go unattended to. 

Getting Around in London 

Getting around in London should never be an issue as there are, quite literally, dozens of transport options in any given situation. Being one of the most important cities in the world, London is extremely well kept with public transport that chiefly comprises of buses, trams and trains. London is perfectly connected with all parts of the country via an extensive network of roads and trains. 

To get around in London, you can hire a private taxi or a private car for yourself to drive. The latter can be quite an economical choice, especially if you rent a car for over 7 days. All London hotels are known to provide additionally paid (over the top) car services to their guests. 

Verified reviews of the city of London

Below are reviews of the city of London, United Kingdom from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Nice hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

love the food.

Eric Z., from 19-Jun-2017
"What's Not To Like "
Score 5.0 / 5

London is the best city in my world. There is something for everyone.

Nanda R., from 16-Dec-2016
"Great Attractions and Great Food"
Score 4.0 / 5

I liked the theatre, went to see the Lion King. The restaurants were great. Everywhere I went I had a good meal.

Sigrún Hólm Þ., from 07-Jun-2016
"Great Place To Visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

Must sees in London would be the tower and the crown jewels, take a hop on hop off bus to see all the sites and monuments easily.

Paula R., from 14-May-2016
"Loved London"
Score 4.0 / 5

The museums are fantastic and the usual tourist sights are worth it. Also went to Oxford which was lovely and Brighton to get a break. Easy city to get around.

Patricia N., from 23-Nov-2015
"Keep Coming Back For More"
Score 5.0 / 5

I have been to London before and returned bringing 29 friends. London feels safe and the historic place: Westminster, The Tower, The Palace, Windsor Castle, and Stonehenge were amazing!

Robert B., from 08-Jul-2015
"Meetings in London"
Score 5.0 / 5

One of the greatest cities in the World and one of the most popular with tourists with 2014 seeing 16.8 million arrive through its borders. Offering everything you could want in a city; from a myriad of restaurants and the traditional English pub, to its iconic buildings, unrivalled architecture it's a city steeped in history and continually re imagining itself. From beautiful independently owned boutique hotels to historic venues to the large chain hotels London caters for all types of guest and meetings. Large Events around the city are frequent with January/February and July/August being the best times of year to try and get a good deal when occupancy is a little less..London really is a must see city.

John P., from 29-Jun-2015
"Range Of Available Things To Do"
Score 5.0 / 5

The Queen's Theatre is a great venue for Les Miserables.

John L., from 11-Feb-2015
"National Portrait Gallery"
Score 5.0 / 5

Wonderful city, full of life and activities. I visited the National Gallery and the beauty and inspiration of the paintings are amazing. Lifts your spirits!

Bruce R., from 07-Jun-2014
"Restaurant and Venue Recommendations"
Score 5.0 / 5

Had a fab meal at Smiths of Smithfield. Used Holborn Bars (De Vere Venue) for a Conference and it was an excellent choice of venue; would definitely use that restaurant and that conference venue again.

Christine H., from 14-Apr-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of London, United Kingdom shown above is 4.7 out of 5 based on 10 reviews
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