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the right hotel in London can be an arduous task. London offers
visitors the choice of thousands of hotels, from top-class boutique
hotels, via large internationally branded hotels, down to budget hotels
and hostels. And in each category, except the very top, there are
hotels at different prices and with often considerably varying
qulities. About-Britain.com helps you find the right kind of hotel for
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we've already narrowed the choice
down to hotels of different categories, chosen for their
convenience and location. Lists include a mix of hotels from
and independent hotels. All hotels have been carefully
for their proximity to the main sites and/or London Underground or
suburban rail stations, and for the
of favourable reviews they have got from guests. Central area hotels
are not recommended for people arriving by car.
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Selected hotels in central London
to Kings Cross and Saint Pancras train stations (trains to Scotland,
France and Belgium)
London Saint Pancras. ****
. 4 star hotel just opposite Kings Cross (trains for York,
Edinburgh and the north-east) and Saint Pancras
( Eurostar terminal, trains for Paris and Brussels). A large modern
hotel with its fitness centre.
London Euston - Saint Pancras. ***
. Three-star hotel on Cartwright Gardens, 500 m from Euston
station (trains for
Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and the north west) and 800 m from
( Eurostar terminus, trains for Paris and Brussels). An independent
hotel with 31 rooms. Easy access to Regent's Park, Regent Street and
the West End (main shopping area of London).
- Near Kings Cross &St
Pancras, British Museum and London university
** this is a low-cost student / backpacker style hostel, with
rooms and dormitories. No single rooms. The hotel is reputed to be
clean and convenient, but you get what you pay for. Non-smoking
throughout; bar, restaurant. Shared bathrooms, free wifi. Stations,
museum and West End all in youthful walking distance.
to St. Pancras station (Eurostar terminus)
St Pancras Youth hostel. Just opposite St. Pancras
station, this hostel offers twin rooms or dormitories, and is open to
all. 24 hour reception desk. Bar, snack bar and plenty of restaurants
Kensington, near museums
Boutique Hotel ***** Sumptious five-star boutique hotel, in a
Victorian townhouse, close to the Science Museum, the
V&A and the Natural History museum. Tube stations five minutes
on foot; Hyde Park 15 minutes. Public parking nearby (charge).
Restaurant, fitness centre, sauna, garden. Not expensive for what it is.
the heart of the West End, near Picadilly
Inn London Mayfair **** Four star hotel right in the heart of
West End,centrally located for the famous stores on Regent
Street, the National Gallery, Buckingham Palace, and
a short distance from Green Park, one of
London's finest parks. An
ideal location for discovering London.
- London W1, near Oxford St
& Regent St.
Inn Oxford Circus
*** Cheaper than the Holiday Inn Mayfair, but only a mile or so
distant, this Holiday Inn is well located for shopping trips
the big department stores and international branded stores of the West
End. Restaurant, fitness room (not required after a day's shopping),
room service, wifi in the room.
the Tower of London and the City
London Tower Bridge ****
. Four star hotel in the heart of old London, a
short distance from the Tower and from the Thames and other
attractions. Easy access to the financial district. Hotel with bar and
the edge of the City
London City ***
. Three star hotel on the edge of the historic City of
London, near the Aldgate underground station. Easy access to
all central regions by underground, bus or (for the hardy) on foot. 800
metres from Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
to St. Paul's cathedral
St Pauls Open to all, the Carter Lane youth hostel
is in a quiet location in the heart of the City of London,
close to Saint Paul's Cathedral. Twin, triple and quadruple rooms, or
dormitory accommodation. Restaurant, laundry service.
South bank of the Thames
- London SE1 - near Waterloo
Premier Inn County Hall hotel. ***
Located in what was once the County Hall for Greater London,
across the Thames from Parliament, this three star hotel is ideally
located for the
national Theatre, the London Eye and other attractions. Close to
Waterloo station. Restaurant, bar, reasonably priced for a central
London three star hotel.
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Hotels in the near suburbs of London
close to central London, but not right in the centre
area southeast : North Greenwich, near Canary Wharf and the O2
Inn Express, North Greenwich
*** Three star hotel in easy reach of the O2 Arena (former Millennium
dome) Restaurant, bar, air-con, opening windows. good value. On-site
car parking (charge). Very close to North Greenwich
underground station, on the Jubilee line:
trains to London Bridge in 10 minutes, to
Westminster in 15
minutes. Access by A102 , just south of the Blackwall tunnel.
area northwest : Hampstead
Inn, Hampstead *** Modern three star hotel with
P free parking, conveniently located
for access to central London (Finchley Road tube and railways stations
500 metres), and to the north of England (M1 motorway 3 miles). Free
wifi. 57 ensuite rooms.
area west : Alperton
Fox and Goose hotel *** Renovated classic hotel, with
traditional English pub, beer garden and restaurant. This quietly
located 73-room hotel has
P free car parking onsite, and is just a short
walk from two underground stations, Hanger Lane (Central line) and
Alperton (Piccadilly line), for frequent trains into central London. It
is also just 400 metres from the A40 Western Avenue, for
direct access to the M40 motorway to Oxford and Birmingham. Good
Hotels in the outer suburbs of London
on the outskirts of London, with very easy vehicle access
hotels on the outskirts of London (also with car access)
inside the M25 London orbital motorway: Bexley, near motorway for Dover
*** Three star hotel in outer London - south-east sector, easily
accessible from Motorway for Dover. Ample car parking. 800 yards from
the train station at Bexley (trains to Charing Cross, next to Trafalgar
Square, in 34 minutes), for visiting London without a car.
access from Dover direction
*** A fine suburban stately home, standing in its own grounds. Fabulous
P free parking. Restaurant, bar, free wifi.
Recommended from Monday to Friday morning, because the hotel is heavily
booked for weddings and functions over the weekend. Train station 800
with trains to central London in 20 minutes.
outside the M25 London orbital motorway: Dartford, near
motorway for Dover
** Two-star hotel in outer London, just to the south of the Dartford
river crossing (M25 exit 1a) . Not expensive - you get what you pay
P Free on-site parking so you can leave your
vehicle and take the
train into London. Station at Stone Crossing about 1000 metres
( -> Trains to Charing
Cross, beside Trafalgar Square, in 46 minutes), for visiting
London without a car.
sector - Sutton: calm area 15 km inside the M25 , exit 8
**** Four star hotel in the heart of the southwestern suburbs of
London. Parking charge. Swimming pool, sauna etc. Less than 500m from
Sutton train station (frequent direct trains to the centre of London:
Victoria station in 30 minutes, London Bridge in 36 min.) Easy access
to the Surrey countryside. Not recommended for travellers without a car
- except on local business.
area - Watford:
just within the M25, close to M1
Inn Express, London Watford Junction *** Reasonably-priced
modern hotel, located 100 metres ffom Watford Junction train station.
Non-stop fast trains to Euston in less than half an hour. Trains to
Wembley in 25 minutes. Parking charge £ per day, free
weekend., Access from M25 exits 19 or 20; or from M1 exit 5.
London - Pinner - Harrow
the **** Grimsdyke
is a hotel to remember, and good value. Built by WS Gilbert (of Gilbert
fame), this classic Victorian mansion is a listed building
with lots of character. It stands in 40 acres of grounds, with lovely
gardens and plenty of free parking. Bar and restaurant. 47 rooms. Hatch
End station is 5 minutes by car - free parking near the station in the
streets north of A 410 .
has hotels for all tastes, and for all types of traveller. Generally
speaking, travellers visiting London by car are strongly advised not to
venture into the central area, but to book a hotel in the suburbs,
where they will find parking - sometimes free. But for those who arrive
by air or by train, and have no need for parking space, centrally sited
hotels are the best option. The most convenient locations for tourists
are the West End, or the north central area near the Eurostar terminal
at Saint Pancras. For business visitors, much depends on where your
business is; there are suitable hotels all over London, notably in the
West End and close to the business district in the Docklands area.
Cheap and functional -
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