Where to stay in London

From blow-the-budget to sensible and wallet-friendly, these are the best places to stay in London.

Our picks in Covent Garden, Soho and Leicester Square

London Edition

The London EDITION

Berner’s Tavern is the ornamental and spacious restaurant housed in the London Edition.


Berners St, Fitzrovia W1
Underground: Tottenham Court Rd

Great boutique and buzzy hotel for a lively stay in London.
Check out the International Traveller anonymous review of the London Edition.

The London EDITION

The London Edition is housed in an old Fitzrovia Mansion. The hotel is a partnership between the godfather of boutique hotels Ian Schrager and Marriott Intrnational.


Dean St Townhouse

Dean St Soho W1
Underground: Tottenham Court Road / Piccadilly Circus

Dean St Townhouse London

A ‘medium’ room at Dean St Townhouse is very reasonable, clean and cosy. The decor is highly functional, comfortable but not boring. Just don’t trip over the bath in the middle of the night. From £255.


You have to give Dean St its dues; it is honest in room descriptions from ‘tiny’ to ‘small’, ‘medium’ and then ‘bigger’.
‘Tiny’ also means ‘tiny rate’ in a very comfortable, clean and well-appointed room in the heart of Soho. Perfect.
Check out the International Traveller anonymous review of the Dean St Townhouse.

Dean St Townhouse London

The lobby of the Dean St Townhouse. The hotel was formed form merging two Georgian Townhouses with 39 rooms of various sizes; ‘tiny’ to ‘bigger’.

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Our picks in Mayfair, Marylebone and Westminster

The Fox Club

The Fox Club London

A suite at the lively secret bolthole of London, the Fox Club.


46 Clarges Street, Mayfair W1J
Underground: Green Park

A secret, incredibly well-positioned intimate bolthole, perfect for those who love being close to the action – and for whom  a nightcap at midnight is mandatory.
With just nine rooms, the décor is understated and the rooms are London-sized, but being mid-priced means the Fox Club is a bit of a gem.

The Goring

The Goring London

A guest room at the family run Goring Hotel. You will have to like green for this room.

Beeston Place, Belgravia SW1
Underground: Victoria

No. 97 of our 100 best Hotels and Resorts in the World, and English from its bootstraps up, the Goring is not only famous for Kate Middleton’s prenuptial slumber but a royal favourite and a true luxury in a grand and spacious garden.

The Connaught

The Connaught London

The Connaught was completely overhauled in a $150m refurbishment in 2007 reopening in 2008.


Carlos Place, Mayfair W1
Underground: Bond St / Green Park

The Connaught London

The Connaught Bar is one of the highlights of the grand old master of English Hotels.


No. 43 of our 100 best Hotels and Resorts in the World and extensively overhauled in 2009, the country house retreat made way for sleek and understated, and some might say a little too unremarkable for such an icon.
The bars are a huge drawcard for a pre-dinner sip and giggle or a nightcap and canoodle.

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Our pick in South Kensington, Knightsbridge and Chelsea

Myhotel Chelsea

Ixworth Place, Chelsea, SW3
Undergorund: South Kensington

Charming is often misinterpreted for doily-and-chintz hell but, in this case, it means exactly that – lovely in an inoffensive way but with decent flair and character so not ugly, not boring but just right.
With a middle-of-the-road price tag, it’s perfect for shoppers who want to max out the credit card on King’s Road rather than hotel rooms.

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Our picks in Southbank and Waterloo

Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard

Shangri La Hotel at the Shard London

The breathtaking view from the Sky Lobby on level 35 of the Shangri La Hotel at the Shard.


St Thomas St, Southbank SE1
Underground: London Bridge

Shangri La Hotel at the Shard London

Not even the Queen can wake up with such stunning views of London as guests at the Shangri la at the Shard.


Serene with spectacular views of the city and rivers, this is a great occasion hotel.
Check out the International Traveller anonymous review of Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard.

Tune Hotel Westminster

Westminster Bridge Rd, Westminster SE1
Underground: Lambeth North

When budget airline models marry budget car rentals their offspring are Tune Hotels.
Think ‘pay for everything as you go’ but incredibly cheap for a clean room and bed and a roof over your head.
If you think ‘midnight is an early time to head to sleep’, then this is your place. (Note: it’s called Tune Hotel Westminster but is on the south side of the river.)

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Our picks in City, Holborn, Clerkenwell and Shoreditch

Fleet River Bakery

Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2
Underground: Holborn

A bakery and a hotel are not the most natural of bedmates – who wants their hotelier sneaking around at 3am downstairs? But then again, waking up to the smell of fresh cakes, breads and croissants? Yes please.
This is the affordable surprise package in a city of overblown prices and second mortgage rates.

The Hoxton

The cheap and chic stay for the young at heart, The Hoxton


Great Eastern St, Old St, EC2
Underground: Old St

The Hoxton London

A standard double at the Hoxton. Design savvy and a little squeezy but at this price tag well worth it.


Promotional rates for a quid aside, this is a cheap and chic design-led hotel within gobbing distance of Spitalfields markets (geddit – gobbing distance) as well as Old Street, Brick Lane and all things hipster nightlife in Shoreditch.

The Hoxton London

Relax in the lobby at the Hoxton.


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