Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in London

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in London as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.
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The Hoxton Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodors, Telegraph

4.5
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Hotel The Edition, London

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Fodors, Telegraph

4.6
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Artist Residence Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Fodors, Telegraph

4.6
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The Pilgrm Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

The Guardian, CN Traveler, Telegraph

4.4
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Hotel The Savoy, London

Reccomended by:

CNN, Fodors, Telegraph

4.7
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Charlotte Street Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

Fodors, CNN, Telegraph

4.8
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South Place Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Frommers, Telegraph

4.6
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Claridge’s Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

Fodors, Frommers, Telegraph

4.7
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Hotel Number Sixteen, London

Reccomended by:

Frommers, Fodors, Telegraph

4.6
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The East London Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

The Guardian, Telegraph

4.4
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Bankside Hotel Autograph Collection, London

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler, Telegraph

4.6
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Belmond Cadogan Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler, Telegraph

4.8
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Hotel Intercontinental The O2, London

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.7
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Great Northern Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.4
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The Laslett Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.4
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Hotel The Rookery, London

Reccomended by:

CNN, Fodors

4.6
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The Henrietta Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler, Telegraph

4.7
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The Standard Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

New York Times

4.5
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Rosewood Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler

4.5
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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler

4.5
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Ham Yard Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler

4.7
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The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell, London

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler

4.5
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The Langham Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler

4.7
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The Lanesborough Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler

4.8
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The Connaught Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler

4.7
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The Beaumont Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler

4.8
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St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

New York Times

4.4
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Wombat’s CITY Hostel, London

Reccomended by:

Telegraph

4.3
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Park Villa Boutique Hostel, London

Reccomended by:

Telegraph

4.3
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Hazlitt’s Boutique Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.6
201 euro 179 gbp 249 usd 26394 jpy 194 cad 194 aud 1949 hkd 328 sgd 234 chf 1581 cny 2054 sek 1503 dkk 1939 nok

The Arosfa Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

CNN

4.5
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citizenM Hotel Tower of London

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.6
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The Bloomsbury Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler

4.5
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The Ned Hotel, London

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler

4.6
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FAQ

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in London?

London is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. It is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom and the city housing Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, ‘Big Ben’ clock tower, and the London Eye. Some of the major neighborhoods in London are:

Mayfair
London's West End is the most affluent and richest area in Central London, full of five-star hotels, desinger shops and the posh restaurants.

Shoreditch
London's East End is the hipster part of Central London, full of coffee shops, cool bars, markets and vintage shops. It's also home to the start-up scene, most of them are around Old Street.

Southwark
Sat on the south bank of the river Thames, this area is home to the famous Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. You can also find The Shard, the tallest building in the city, and Borough Market here.

Dalston
Dalston is a neighborhood that is home to pop-up supper clubs, community gardens, literary cafés, and many more establishments.

Peckham
Peckham is among the coolest neighborhoods in South London that has numerous stylish cafes, indie-stores, a rooftop bar, and gives the feeling of a community.

Stoke Newington
Stoke Newington is a neighborhood that is known for underground cocktails bars, posh pizza parlors, indie boozers, charity-shops, among others. The neighborhood does not have any overground or tube links and is a greater version of Dalston.

King’s Cross
King’s Cross was a neighborhood infamous for its all-night raves, now it is the center of cafés and galleries as well as multinational headquarters of Google and The Guardian.

Kensal Rise
Kensal Rise is a neighborhood that is located between Queen’s Park and Ladbroke Grove. The neighborhood has many bars such as Paradise by Kensal Green.

Hackney Wick
Hackney Wick is one of the coolest neighborhoods in London and is the home to many restaurants, club spaces, art galleries, and craft breweries. The area has a growing collection of warehouses.

Walthamstow
Walthamstow is a stylish and creative neighborhood with an artsy and bohemian feel that hosts several arts festivals and has a thriving community for new artists.

Read also our guide about the best areas to stay in London.

What is the best budget hotel in London?

If you're looking for a cheap hotel in London, then book The East London Hotel. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews.

What is the best boutique hotel in London?

Not a fan of big chain hotels? No problem. If you want to stay in a boutique hotel in London, then you should book Artist Residence Hotel. The hotel has been rated highly by previous guests for its boutique style. It has also been recommended by influential travel journalists.

What is the best luxury hotel in London?

If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in London, then go for The Savoy Hotel. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it.

What is the best hostel in London?

If you're looking for a great hostel in London, then you should check out Wombat's CITY Hostel. The hostel has magnificent reviews by backpackers, it has been recommended by well-known travel experts and it's in a good location.

What is the best bed & breakfast in London?

Looking for a cozy place to stay in London that serves you handmade and fresh breakfast in the morning? Go and check out Hotel Number Sixteen. The B&B has been recommended by well-known travel experts and recent guests have given it top ratings.

How much does it cost to stay in a London hotel?

For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $140 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $210 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star London hotel then you can expect to pay around $370 per night.

Which London hotel serves great breakfast?

Try Charlotte Street Hotel, The Arosfa Hotel or The Laslett Hotel if you're looking for a delicious breakfast at a hotel in London. They all have excellent customer review ratings for breakfast.

Which London hotel offers great views?

If you're looking for a room with a view, then try the Hotel Intercontinental The O2 or citizenM Hotel Tower of London. Both offer amazing views of London according to recent customer reviews.

Which London hotel offers a great rooftop bar or rooftop restaurant?

Looking for a great view while having your dinner or drinking a beer? The Ned Hotel has one of the best rooftop bar in London.

Which London hotel is the best for couples?

Try Hotel Intercontinental The O2, it has some excellent recent customer reviews by couples.

Which London hotels are the best for families?

If you're looking to stay in London with your family, then try Charlotte Street Hotel. The hotel has excellent review ratings by families.

What are the best things to do in London?

Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath from London. Visit some of the top attractions outside of London on this day trip to Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and the historic town of Bath. Price: $107.

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour. Embark on an interactive Harry Potter tour around central London with an expert guide. Choose from either a boat or London Underground trip for the experience. Price: $27.

London: Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Cruise. Take a 1-way or return cruise from Westminster to Greenwich (or vice versa) and see the sights of London from a different perspective. Listen to an informative audio commentary as you admire monuments such as the Tower of London from the River Thames. Price: $18.

More things to do in London

About London

London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. London ranks as the most populous city in both England and the United Kingdom. For several years reaching almost two millennia, London has been a major settlement. The ancient core of London which is the City of London still retains its medieval boundaries making it a unique, fascinating and important site.

London is a leading global city in several human endeavors such as arts, commerce, entertainment, education, fashion, finance, healthcare, media and professional services. London also ranks as a leading city in research and tourism making it a popular tourist destination. London is the world’s largest financial center and is often regarded as the world’s cultural capital.
London is sometimes regarded as the world most visited by measuring the international arrivals and holds the world’s largest city airport system when measuring passenger traffic. London is a top investment destination which makes the city open to further growth and development.

London universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutions in all of Europe with some of the universities regarded as some of the best in the world. London is the first city to host the Summer Olympic Games three times.

We recommend that you read our guide about where to stay in London. It gives you an excellent overview of the most popular areas, highlighting the main attractions and hotel recommendations for each area. If you like our list of hotels, hostels and B&Bs in London, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Glasgow or the best hotels in Dublin.