Hotels in London provide outstanding accommodations in a city nicknamed “The Big Smoke”. Known for its rich history, its museums, its art galleries, its iconic landmarks, its bridges, its parks, its rivers, its fine foods, its pubs, its red buses and its black cabs, London’s most influential people include Sir Winston Churchill, Princess Diana, Charles Darwin, William Shakespeare and Sir Isaac Newton. Some things to know are that cars drive on the left, that you will save money by choosing a bus over a cab by purchasing an Oyster card, that The London Undergound, the oldest subway system in the world, is referred to as the Tube, that you may want to avoid Oxford Street and Leicester Square, and that most museums are free and best visited at night. On average, tourists spend about $200 per day in The Big Smoke. Indeed, hotels in London are some of the most brilliant in the world. Before we get to hotels in London, let’s take a look at some background information to help you along the way.
Archaeological evidence suggests that humans have been building modern structures in the London area since around 4800 BC. The first major settlement was founded by the Romans circa 43 AD. Viking influence occurred from around 820 and lasted for over 100 years. In 1066, on Christmas Day, William, Duke of Normandy was crowned King of England. Shortly thereafter, William built the Tower of London. During the Tudor period, Protestantism caused much of London property to be transferred from church to private ownership. By around 1850, London had become one of the world’s largest cities, resulting in overcrowded conditions that gave way to cholera epidemics. The Germans bombed London during World Wars I and II, causing tens of thousands of casualties, and major destruction of housings and buildings throughout the city.
The United Kingdom’s capital and largest city, London is also the largest European Union city. Situated near the Thames River, London has long been considered one of the most desirable, influential and powerful cities in the world. Also one of the world’s most visited cities, London attracts around 30 million tourists per year. Amongst London’s more than 8.5 million inhabitants, over 300 languages are spoken. Considered to have a temperate oceanic climate, London experiences warm to hot summers averaging around 75 degrees Fahrenheit in July, and cool winters averaging around 46 degrees in January. Rainy days account for almost one third of the year. Points of interest include Big Ben, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Kew Gardens, Greenwich, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, London Eye and Buckingham Palace. The city’s football teams include Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, who all play in the English Premier League. Popular foods include fish and chips, bangers and mash, English breakfast, Sunday roast, chicken tikka masala, roast duck, scones, crumpets and sticky puddling, while drinks include gin and tonic, tea and of course beer! Now that we have some background information on the area, it’s time for hotels in London that are sure to help make for an outstanding experience.
Adelphi Theatre London
Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity Covent Garden boasts free WiFi, touch panel controls, 43-inch smart TVs and fully-equipped kitchenettes. Near here you may find Beaufort Bar (cocktail bar), Afternoon Tea at The Savoy (tea house), Savoy Theatre, Sewer Lamp (tourist attraction), Smith & Wollensky (steak house), Caffè Nero (coffee shop), RSA House (event venue), Royal Society of Arts, The Port House (tapas bar), Adelphi Theatre (performing arts theater) and more.
This location is within feet from Adelphi Theatre London, 0.1 miles from Savoy Theatre and St Paul’s Church, 0.2 miles from London Transport Museum, Lyceum Theatre and Charing Cross Tube Station, 0.3 miles from Trafalgar Square, 0.5 miles from London Eye and Piccadilly Circus, 0.6 miles from Big Ben and 7.4 miles from London City Airport.
Approximate cost per night (double room): $333
Cost per person (three people): $111
Tower of London
Located next to the Tower of London, Cheval Three Quays has modern apartments, free WiFi, a fitness center, open-plan kitchens, living rooms, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, coffee machines, bridge and city hall views and a concierge, Cheval Three Quays is found close to Thames Leisure (boat rental service), City Cruises London Tower Pier (tourist attraction), Tower Bridge Cafe, Traitors’ Gate (tourist attraction), Tower of London, The Crown Jewels (tourist attraction), St Peter Ad Vincula Royal Chapel, The Royal Menagerie (historical landmark), London Wall (tourist attraction) and more.
From here Tower of London is 0.1 miles, Tower Hill Tube Station, HMS Belfast and Billingsgate are 0.2 miles, City Hall London and Sky Garden are 0.3 miles, London Bridge Tube Station is 0.4 miles, Borough Market is 0.5 miles, London Eye is 1.8 miles and London City Airport is 5.6 miles.
Approximate cost per night (deluxe two-bedroom): $857
Cost per person (four people): $214
The Beaumont Hotel features a restaurant, a bar, a spa, a fitness center, a sauna, a steam room, free WiFi, art deco style, original artwork, antiques, luxury bathrooms with black and white marble, heated floors and garden views. The Colony Grill Room (restaurant), Abigail James (facial spa), Salsa Classes in London, Danceworks (dance school), Wildcard Theatre Company, Brown Hart Gardens, Barbour (clothing store), Leica Store London Mayfair (camera store), London Guitar Studio (guitar store), Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral (Catholic cathedral), Deliciously Ella (cafe), HR Higgins (tea and coffee merchant), Popina (cafe), The Luggage Room (cocktail bar), Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay (restaurant), ROKA Mayfair (Japanese restaurant), German Kraft Mayfair (brewpub), Badiani Gelato Mayfair (ice cream shop), Mercato Mayfair (market), The Mayfair Chippy (fish & chips restaurant), TONI&GUY North Audley Street (hair salon) and more are in the area.
You may find Selfridges London, Cathedral Church of the Holy Family in Exile and Grosvenor Square 0.1 miles, Wigmore Hall and The Wallace Collection 0.3 miles, Carnaby Street is 0.6 miles, Piccadilly Circus is 0.8 miles, Trafalgar Square is 1.1 miles and London City Airport is 8.7 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (one-bedroom Mayfair suite): $1,439
Cost per person (three people): $479
Playhouse Theatre London
Corinthia London offers multiple dining options, 3 bars, a florist, London’s largest spa, a hair salon, spacious rooms, air conditioning, luxurious decor, city views, iPod docking stations, LCD TVs, free WiFi and luxury marble bathrooms. Nearby you may find Kerridge’s Bar & Grill (restaurant), The Northall (European restaurant), ESPA Life at Corinthia (day spa), Bassoon Bar (cocktail bar), The Civil Service Club (club), Great Scotland Yard (notable street), Old War Office Building (Churchhill’s headquarters during WWII), One Whitehall Place (wedding venue), Whitehall Gardens (park), Trafalgar Theatre (performing arts theater), 50 Kalò (pizza restaurant) and more.
This hotel is 0.1 miles from Playhouse Theatre London, Banqueting House, Trafalgar Studios, Whitehall Palace and Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall, 0.2 miles from Trafalgar Square, 0.3 miles from London Eye and Churchill War Rooms, 0.4 miles from Big Ben, 0.5 miles from Houses of Parliament and 7.5 miles from London City Airport.
Approximate cost per night (explorer’s penthouse): $2,357
Freemasons’ Hall London
With spacious designer rooms, bespoke furnishings, Italian marble bathrooms, a spa, a sauna, a restaurant, air conditioning, classic décor, iPod docking stations, 46-inch flat-screen TVs, cordless telephones, Nespresso coffee machines, mini-bars and a la carte and continental breakfast options, Rosewood London sits close to Scarfes Bar (cocktail bar), Holborn Dining Room (British restaurant), The Pie Room (takeout restaurant), Mirror Room (modern British restaurant), Bar Polski (Polish bar), The Brazilian Wax (waxing hair removal service), Fabrique (bakery), Krispy Kreme Holborn (donut shop) and more.
High Holborn is within feet, Bloomsbury Square, Freemasons’ Hall London, British Library of Political and Economic Science and London School of Economics and Political Science are 0.2 miles, Theatre Royal Drury Lane is 0.3 miles, Trafalgar Square is 0.8 miles, Piccadilly Circus is 0.9 miles, Big Ben is 1.2 miles and London City Airport is 7.3 miles from this hotel.
Approximate cost per night (noble house): $1,606
Cost per person (three people): $535
Cathedral Church of the Holy Family in Exile
Boasting luxurious furnishings, marble bathrooms, courtyard views, free WiFi, a restaurant, a bar, afternoon tea, an elegant foyer, a modern gym and a spa, Claridge’s is near Davies and Brook (restaurant), The Fumoir (cocktail bar), Claridge’s Bar, The Foyer & Reading Room (restaurant), Wild Things Flowers (florist), Savile Club (social club), JD Malat Gallery (art gallery), District (coffee shop), The Refinery (barber shop), Pret a Manger (sandwich shop), ONIMA (restaurant), The House of ELEMIS (spa and health club), LPM Restaurant & Bar (French restaurant), Bath & Racquets Club (gym) and more.
You’ll find Cathedral Church of the Holy Family in Exile 0.1 miles, Grosvenor Square, Selfridges and Oxford Street 0.2 miles, Wigmore Hall 0.3 miles, Carnaby Street 0.4 miles, Piccadilly Circus 0.6 miles, Big Ben 1.3 miles and London City Airport 8.3 miles from this property.
Approximate cost per night: $678
Columbia Road Flower Market
Hoxton Square Penthouse has 3 bedrooms, a terrace, a balcony, free WiFi, a washing machine, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a fully-equipped kitchen. Via Emilia by FOOD ROOTS (northern Italian restaurant), Tonight Josephine Shoreditch (cocktail bar), On The Bab (Korean restaurant), The Breakfast Club (breakfast restaurant), Frog Hoxton (modern British restaurant), Troy Bar (Caribbean restaurant), Ever After (restaurant), Happiness Forgets (cocktail bar), The Orange Buffalo (restaurant), Key To Food (health food restaurant), MEATliquor Shoreditch (diner) and more are within range.
Hoxton Square is within feet, Silicon Roundabout is 0.3 miles, Columbia Road Flower Market and Brick Lane are 0.5 miles, The Old Truman Brewery is 0.6 miles, Liverpool Street Tube Station is 0.7 mile, Tower of London is 1.4 miles, Piccadilly Circus is 2.6 miles and London City Airport is 5.8 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night: $1,477
Cost per person (six people): $246
O2 Arena London
Providing a shared lounge, private parking, a garden, a terrace, a balcony, family rooms, a children’s playground, free WiFi and a flat-screen TV, Royal Gateway Penthouse is situated close to Peacock Gymnasium (gym), Loaf.ly (bakery), Pepenero (Italian restaurant), Keir Hardie Recreation Ground (park) and more are in the area.
O2 Arena London is 0.8 miles, Brick Lane Music Hall is 1.4 miles, Cabot Place is 1.5 miles, Stratford City Westfield is 2.2 miles, Tower of London is 3.8 miles, London Eye is 5.7 miles and London Heathrow Airport is 20.2 miles from this penthouse.
Approximate cost per night: $164
Half Moon Theatre London
Canary Wharf Penthouse features 3 bedrooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi, city views, a balcony, a flat-screen TV, a fully-equipped kitchen, a washing machine and a bidet. You’ll find VSE Wines (liquor store), Cherry Blossom Tattoo, Noodle Street (Chinese restaurant), My Green Bag (leather goods store), Jamboree (live music venue), St Anne’s Church (Anglican church) and more nearby.
From this penthouse you’ll find Limehouse 0.4 miles, Cabot Place 0.5 miles, Half Moon Theatre London 0.6 miles, Docklands 0.9 miles, Queen Mary University of London 1.1 miles, Canada Water Tube Station 1.3 miles, O2 Arena 1.4 miles, Tower of London 2.1 miles and London Heathrow Airport 18.5 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $438
Cost per person (eight people): $54
Brick Lane Music Hall
Riverside Penthouse has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a bidet, free WiFi, air conditioning, a restaurant, a garden, private parking, a flat-screen TV, a fully-equipped kitchen, a washing machine, a 24-hour front desk, a terrace and car rental service. Near here you may find Royal Arsenal Farmers’ Market, Maribor Park, Iceland Foods (grocery store), The Friends Cafe, artFix Woolwich (coffee shop), Wing Lee Chinese Takeaway, Marks & Spencer Foodhall (supermarket), Dial Arch (pub), The Taproom (pub) and more.
From here Royal Artillery Barracks is 0.6 miles, Brick Lane Music Hall is 1.1 miles, The Valley is 1.4 miles, O2 Arena is 2.8 miles, West Ham United FC is 2.9 miles, Blackheath Station is 3.1 mile, Tower of London is 6.2 miles and London City Airport is 0.9 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $371
Cost per person (four people): $92
Providing a shared lounge, a terrace, air conditioning, a balcony, free WiFi, a patio, a fully-equipped kitchen, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, a hairdryer and a coffee machine, WestEndStay ZeitGeist Penthouse is near Flying Tiger Copenhagen (home good store), The 100 Club (event venue), TAP Coffee, Fish (hairdresser), Simmons Bar, Ben’s Cookies, Cookhouse Joe (restaurant) and more.
This location is 0.1 miles from Wardour Street, 0.2 miles from Berwick Street Market, Dominion Theatre, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Prince Edward Theatre, Centre Point Tower London and Carnaby Street, 0.3 miles from Phoenix Theatre London and Brewer Street Car Park, 0.4 miles from Piccadilly Circus, 1.1 miles from Buckingham Palace, 2.6 miles from Tower of London, 6 miles from O2 Arena and 14 miles from London Heathrow Airport.
Approximate cost per night: $758
Cost per person (seven people): $109
Hotels in London offer some of the best accommodations in all of Europe. We hope you have found this information valuable and most of all, that you enjoy your time in the UK!