London is the bright, brilliant epicentre of the United Kingdom, and one of the greatest cities in the world. You can fit in anywhere in London, and you’re guaranteed to have the time of your life. That’s why it’s always a great idea to check out some of the budget accommodation in the city to save those pennies for the incredible experiences London has to offer.
Ibis Styles London
It may be a chain, but don’t let that put you off! This place looks excellent and is ideal if you want to stay somewhere a little more familiar. Colourful, innovative, and convenient, this hotel is perfect for anyone looking to get through a visit to London and help their pennies stretch that little bit further about where to stay in London
Price: From £43 per night
2. Newington Court, Stoke Newington, London
Based in the happening area of Stoke Newington, this is a hostel you seriously need to look at. The value for money here is superb, and there is a lot to love about this place. Offering excellent self-catering facilities, as well as a laundry room, and a great communal area, this is one of the best hostels in the city.
Price: From £36 per night
3. The Black Lion, Kilburn High Road, Camden
The Black Lion is an iconic pub in Camden, and they have rooms above where you can stay for the night. This is perfect because you have easy access to booze and food, as well as sleek, modern rooms to sleep in. Definitely check out this charming and beautiful inn, situated in a hip and happening area of the city.
Price: From £45 per night
4. Lords Hotel, Leinster Square, Westminster Borough
Lords Hotel provides exactly what you would expect (and want) from a budget hotel. There is no fanfare or posturing, instead, you are just able to enjoy a basic hotel with a really low price. Those expecting The Ritz will come away disappointed, but, if you’re simply looking for somewhere to sleep and wash, this is ideal.
Price: From £46 per night
5. Ravna Gora, Holland Park Avenue, Kensington & Chelsea
If you are looking for budget luxury, you need look no further than the Ravna Gora. This period townhouse is simply stunning to look at, and the interior is pretty amazing as well. There are excellent rooms of all shapes and sizes, and the decor is unforgettable. For perfect B&B accommodation, bilingual staff, and fantastic transport links, this place is perfect.
Price: From £47 per night
6. The Windmill, Cricklewood Broadway, Camden
Another of those great guesthouses where you can enjoy fine food, tasty ale, and a comfortable room for the night. This is a modern and trendy hotel, with rooms equipped exactly as you would want them. It’s the ideal place to stay if you want somewhere that’s a little more sociable than most hotels.
Price: From £48 per night
7. Enrico Hotel, Warwick Way, Victoria
Check out this perfect budget hotel near Victoria station in the heart of South London. This is where you want to be as a tourist because it keeps you close to all the sightseeing opportunities. The staff here are knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful, and there are even computers guests can use for planning their next adventure!
Price: From £49 per night
8. Ibis London Wembley, South Way, Wembley
Ibis is always a great choice if you are on a budget, and you can’t go wrong with this hotel. The rooms are spacious and modern, the hotel has a lot of character for a chain establishment, and the staff are simply incredible. They speak over a dozen languages and can answer questions about the surrounding area. This is a great choice for anyone wanting a smart budget hotel.
Price: From £49 per night
9. Point A Hotel London Paddington, Praed Street, Westminster
This smart hotel is fresh, modern, and wonderfully designed. It is the perfect combination of innovation and basic comfort. This is the sort of hotel I would categorise as being budget luxury, and for that reason, it’s an absolute must for those looking to stay somewhere cheap in the city.
10. Holiday Inn Express, Broadway, Ealing
A fabulous and unforgettable option here is the fantastic Holiday Inn Express. You can’t go wrong with these hotels, and this one, in particular, is incredibly good. The value for money is unbelievable, and the rooms are gorgeous. Oh, and the views, the views are fabulous as well!
Price: From £53 per night
11. Acton Hill Hotel, Uxbridge Road, London
Check out this convenient budget choice clause to Acton Town and Ealing. The rooms are clean and tidy, and the multilingual staff are friendly and receptive. It’s basically the ideal budget hotel for anyone seeking a cheap and uncomplicated form of accommodation, with great transport links to boot!
Price: From £53 per night
12. Sheriff Hotel, Warwick Way, Westminster
Tucked away in the heart of Victoria, Sheriff Hotel is one of those that you might even walk right past if you weren’t thinking about it. And you’d be missing out because this is a really excellent budget choice. This family-run hotel is one of the best prospects if you’re looking for a wonderful budget hotel in the city.
Price: From £55 per night
13. London Star Hotel, Steyne Road, Acton
London Star Hotel is a fantastic choice for anyone looking for a stay in the city. It has a kooky and quirky design and has easy access to everything. The cost to value ratio is pretty awesome here and this is a great choice. The manager, Ali, is friendly and knowledgeable, and went out of his way to help us as much as he could – recommended
Price: From £55 per night
14. The Lion & Key Hotel, High Road, Leyton
How amazing does this place look? If you want somewhere with incredible ratings, unbelievable rooms, and great quality food and drink, this is the hotel for you. It’s an excellent looking hotel and pub, and it’s a wonderfully modern establishment. There’s a reason this is such a popular hotel, and you’re about to find out why for yourself!
Price: From £55 per night
15. Notting Hill Gate Hotel, Clanricarde Gardens, Kensington
Notting Hill is one of the best areas in London, and it’s perfect for tourists wanting to explore the city. Some of the rooms are quite small and intimate, but they are also perfect for solo travellers, even couples. This is a charming and friendly establishment, full of character, and perfectly budget-friendly as well.
Price: From £58 per night
16. Corner House Hotel, Camden Road, Camden
Nestled away on the corner of Camden Road, this family-run establishment is perfect for those looking for the ultimate, basic accommodation in the city. There is a great variety of rooms on offer, and the surrounding area is excellent. Everything you could need from a cheap hotel for the weekend is on display right here.
Price: From £58 per night
17. Central Hotel Golders Green, Hoop Lane
There are loads of bright, budget rooms available at this wonderful little hotel. The establishment is clean and comfortable, and there are loads of different choices on offer. They serve traditional continental breakfasts here, the perfect way to start your morning off in style, and only a few minutes away from the tube line.
Price: From £59 per night
18. Private Room for Two, Limehouse, London
If you are travelling as a couple and looking for the perfect place to stay, this is definitely going to be up there. The property is a 5-bedroom apartment in which you’ll be renting one room, so there is plenty of opportunity for socialising. The Limehouse neighbourhood is excellent, and there is plenty of opportunity to access tourist attractions – plus you’re right on the river.
Price: From £20 per night
19. Cozy Room, Paddington, London
Check out this cosy and peaceful double room available in the centre of Paddington. It’s ideal for anyone looking to for a great location, and plenty of opportunity to get out and about. Always there is the perfect host, and will really help you identify the best areas of London to explore.
Price: From £25 per night
20. Arty Apartment, Shoreditch, London
It’s one of the best-value places on the entire site, and perfect for the hip, trendy traveller. The entire apartment is available to rent for up to 4 people, and it’s situated by the arty Brick Lane. Host Peter is a definite social butterfly and will make you feel right at home. Price is per person if 4 of you are staying.
Price: From £26 per night
21. Double Room in Victorian House, West Ham, London
Wow, this is a pretty amazing Victorian house, with enormous ceilings, and smart, hardwood floors. It’s fully furnished and airy, and there is an excellent double room to rent. Communal facilities are excellent, and there is a perfectly spacious garden to relax in as well – definitely check this place out.
Price: From £29 per night
22. Cottage in Crystal Palace, Thornton Heath, London
If you want a little more space and luxury, why not check out this incredible cottage in Thornton Heath? This is the ideal accommodation for anyone with kids, or couples who are looking for somewhere more upmarket, but less expensive.
Price: From £34 per night
23. Spacious Double Room, Waterloo, London
Check out Tibor’s fantastic double room for rent in the heart of London. The best thing about this place is how close it is to all the big attractions in London, such as the Thames, Big Ben, and the London Eye. It’s the ultimate budget place and the perfect headquarters for your city break.
Price: From £39 per night
24. Studio Apartment, Tower Hill, London
This new and luxurious studio apartment is one of the best choices. The value for money is quite incredible, with this place setting you back as little as £53 per night. You get to enjoy the entire apartment, and a wonderful outside terrace as well – ideal.
Price: From £53 per night
25. One Bedroom Flat, Chelsea, London
Check out this cosy and luxurious property in the affluent area of Chelsea. It’s a place that is certainly full of personality, and ideal for those seeking budget luxury and good transport links. There is a wonderful balcony you can make use of when the weather is good, and a huge couch that can sleep an extra guest.
Price: From £55 per night
26. Loft Apartment, Clerkenwell, London
Fall in love with this amazing loft apartment in Clerkenwell. Yes, it’s at the pricier end of the budget spectrum, but it’s still a great budget place, and it looks unbelievable. The value for money here is sensational, and the apartment has a wicked outside space. James is a fantastic host, and knows London like the back of his hand- use his knowledge!
Price: From £65 per night
27. No.8 Seven Sisters, Seven Sisters, London
Having had a revamp recently, No.8 Seven Sisters is definitely a hostel you need to check out. This place is a wonderful, traditional pub, with a great beer garden and excellent rooms. The cost of a bed in a dorm is absolute peanuts, and ideal for those who are looking for a sociable break in the city.
Price: From £7.68 per night
28. Queen Elizabeth Chelsea, Bagleys Lane, London
This iconic hostel in is situated above a delightful pub in the affluent borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. The rooms are large and clean, and perfect for those looking for a comfortable place to sleep. There is also plenty of scope for socialising, touring, and there’s a wonderful breakfast buffet each morning.
Price: From £9.33 per night
29. St Christopher’s Greenwich, Greenwich, London
This cheap hostel represents excellent value for money and is one of the top choices for backpackers in the city. The rooms are modern and attractive, and it’s important to experience all that this wonderful hostel has to offer. It’s safe, secure, and looks great, and you will feel right at home spending a few days here.
Price: From £10.20 per night
30. Via London, Manor Park, London
Check out this incredible hostel in South London that is just perfect for all your needs. Located in a picturesque area, and a lovely old building, the hostel is one of the sleekest and most trendy in the city. It sits on the edge of Manor Park and gives you the feel of spending a lovely weekend in the country.
Price: From £12 per night
31. No Limit Hostel, Camden, London
No Limit hostel is one of the most fun and exciting hostels in London, and is situated above a traditional pub – that means plenty of beer and hearty food at your fingertips. The hostel is just a few minutes from the tube, not far from the trendy area of Camden, and there are also plenty of opportunities to make new friends.
Price: From £12.72 per night
32. Holland House, Eccleston Square, London
This beautiful and picturesque hostel is situated in one of the most aesthetically pleasing areas of London. It’s a pleasure to soak up the sights and sounds from the comfort of this excellent hostel. There are great transport links, and the hostel has a gym, provides breakfast every morning, and offers a 3-course dinner for £4.
Price: From £12.99 per night
33. Safestay London Kensington, Kensington & Chelsea, London
The great thing about it is the fact that it feels and looks so much more expensive than it actually is. The purple colour scheme is excellent, and there is plenty of space for guests. There is also an excellent communal area to enjoy as well – get this on your list immediately!
Price: From £16.20 per night
34. MEININGER London Hyde Park, Queen’s Gate, London
With the perfect location and some definite beauty in its own right, this is an amazing choice for a budget hostel in the city. For less than £20 per night, you can get a comfortable, clean, modern room, a fantastic restaurant, and wonderful social prospects. You will definitely be staying here again when you get the opportunity.
Price: From £19.33 per night
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35. Brown’s Hotel
It’s famous for hosting a veritable who’s who of Victorian writers (Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Arthur Conan Doyle, and JM Barrie) as well as being the location of London’s first phone call, made by one Alexander Graham Bell.
36. Claridge’s, 1854
In fact there was a hotel called Mivart’s established in 1812 on this site, next door to a smaller hotel owned by a Mr and Mrs Claridge; but the founding of Claridge’s is only taken as the date from when the two were combined in 1854.
(Indeed, in its first edition of 1878, Baedeker’s London listed Claridge’s as ‘The first hotel in London’.)
Much of the original building was demolished and rebuilt in 1898 as the hotel we know today.
37. Great Northern Hotel, opened 1854
Since the revival of King’s Cross, this Grade II-listed Victorian landmark, by architect Lewis Cubitt is back, renovated and refurbished after being derelict for 12 years.
Despite its imposing frontage, the Great Northern is actually quite restrained compared to some of London’s larger hotels, with just 90 rooms over its six floors.
38. Grosvenor Hotel, Buckingham Palace Road
The essential Grosvenor Hotel has stood at 101 Buckingham Palace Road since 1860. The building, a Baroque interpretation of the French Renaissance style (think sculpted heads with laurel crowns; roses and plumes) is Grade-II listed.
39. The Langham, opened 1865
When it opened, The Langham was the largest hotel in the city, featuring 100 ‘water closets’, 36 bathrooms and the first hydraulic lifts in England. The opening ceremony on 16 June 1865 was performed by Queen Victoria’s son, the Prince of Wales.
The Langham was a leader in various other technologies, including electric lighting, which was installed in the entrance and courtyard in 1879.
40. Charing Cross Hotel, opened 1865
The Charing Cross Hotel, built above Charing Cross Station, was designed by architect Edward Middleton Barry, the third son of another famous architect Charles Barry, and the chap responsible for Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House.
41. Midland Grand Hotel
In 1865, the Midland Railway Company decided to get into the hotels game. They hosted a competition for a 150-bed hotel; George Gilbert Scott’s design won over the judges even though his building had 300 beds — twice the original spec.
The resulting Midland Grand Hotel, was, indeed, grand. As well as an incredible staircase, there was gold leaf on the walls, and every room had a fireplace. In addition, there were innovative hydraulic lifts, concrete floors and revolving doors.
But, as it wasn’t seen as necessary at the time, none of the rooms had bathrooms.
42. Great Eastern Hotel, opened 1884, now the Andaz London Liverpool Street
It seems incredible now (there are more than 30 hotels inside the Square Mile), but until the 1980s, the Great Eastern Hotel was the only hotel in the City of London. (The other two City termini — Holborn Viaduct and Fenchurch Street — never had hotels built onto them.)
43. Unkown Hotel
This Incredible hotel would feels like paradise, due to, everything here always made with spacious mind. Moreover, you could keep in touch with indiginous and invite them to join your overious moment.
44. La Rosa
Victorian Seaside fun on the West Cliff in Whitby. A beautiful early Victorian building in the picturesque town of Whitby. Special offer £90 per room per night. The hotel interior is furnished with vintage and antique finds from auctions, flea markets and car boots. Whitby has a combined maritime, mineral and tourist heritage, also home to the ruins of Whitby Abbey this is a town steeped in history.
Part of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula was set in Whitby incorporating pieces of local folklore including the beaching of the Russian ship Dmitri. Stoker discovered the name “Dracula” at the old public library. Whitby also plays host to the annual Whitby Goth Weekend, a great place for rich history filled days by the seaside and great fish ‘n’ chips.
45. The Pavillion Hotel, London
Approx £100 per room, per night. Set in an old London town house in a very central location The Pavillion Hotel has been decorated with great care. Each room has it’s own theme. I’ve stayed at The Pavilllion Hotel twice now and have loved it every time. The decor makes for the perfect back drop for photo shoots featuring regularly in various fashion magazines.
It’s no wonder the hotel is nicknamed ‘The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel’ having played host to numerous big names including Naomi Campbell, Helena Bonam Carter, Leonardo di Caprio, Jools Holland, Bryan Ferry, Ian Brown, Jarvis Cocker, BB MAK and Morrissey, phew! For the same price you’d pay to stay at some anonymous chain hotel in Central London you could experience a real slice of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
46. The Old Railway Station
Petworth, Near Chichester, West Sussex. Approx £114 per night. Luxury train journeys were once the epitome of glamour made famous by legendary Pullman train services such as the Orient Express. Some of the original pullman carriages have been lovingly restored at The Old Railway Station. There are 4 Pullman carriages providing 8 suites so you can enjoy an evening of old fashioned luxury.
Many elements have been revamped, like fully equipped bathrooms. The Old Station House, built in 1892 for the Prince of Wales has been sympathetically restored, providing 2 additional en-suite bedrooms. Goodwood House racecourse and racing track is nearby as is the South Downs for country walks.
47. Clink 78 or Clink 261 Boutique Hostel
London. From £9 per night! I’m frequently asked by friends about affordable places to stay in London. The Clink Hostels are individual, stylish and very affordable. With a retro vibe the Clink Hostels are converted Magistrates court buildings. Clink 78 is a 200-year-old courthouse situated in a conservation area 10 minutes walk from King’s Cross station.
Originally the court rooms were used to try petty criminal and less serious offenders, The Clash were convicted here in the 70’s. Rock ‘n’ Roll! Retaining the original facade and many of the courtroom relics, this Grade II listed building has been restored and converted to offer a combination of hostel dormitory, single and double rooms as well as 6 original prison cells it’s cool, up-beat and fun.
48. Hampton Court Palace
East Molesey, Surrey. Approx price per night £125- £200. Hampton Court Palace has 2 properties available for overnight stays, Fish Court and The Georgian House. The Palace has not been inhabited by the British Royal Family since the 18th century and is now a popular tourist destination.
Thomas Wolsey (Archbishop of York) favourite of Henry VIII, took over the site of Hampton Court Palace in 1514. Wolsey spent lavishly to create the finest palace in England. A well-known curiosity of the palace’s grounds is Hampton Court Maze; planted in the 1690s by George London and Henry Wise for William III of Orange. Perfect for a unique and highly memorable night in an opulent classically English setting. Swoon.