Where To Stay In London: Economical to Luxury Hotel's.
When visiting London one needs a place too stay. The one thing London has to offer when it comes to accommodations is, variety. One can stay at a Bed and Breakfast and enjoy home cooked breakfast with a family atmosphere. This is one of my favorite ways of having a place to stay while traveling England. I have met interesting people that are either staying at the B&B or those who own it. There are small hotels with maybe a dozen or two rooms which can also give you a genuine feel for London. There are also the big hotels with some being very luxurious. If staying for a long period of time you might consider renting a flat. Another fun thing to do if staying for a long period of time is to rent a cottage outside of the city limits in the countryside and use that as a hub for your travels around the United Kingdom. Remember to book your accommodations before getting to London and do it well in advance especially if you are traveling during peak tourist season. If you do not know what sights there are to see check out, ten things one must see in London.
Bed and Breakfast in London.
For me personally this is the type of accommodation to have while in London. One thing to know about Bed and Breakfast is that you may be sharing a bathroom. The breakfast part can be a great experience which will make your stay enjoyable.
S.W.A. The Way to Stay:
This is a true B&B with 3 guest rooms. Why I say this is you will find some of the hotels will list themselves as being Bed and Breakfast because they serve a full English breakfast. This B&B is located in the Hammersmith area of London. Quiet Edwardian home located close to the Thames, restaurants, pubs and antique shopping.
Stay in Soho:
This little B&B is done in Contemporary style so it makes it different from the traditional style of B&B. Located in the Soho district which is an exciting area of London. 4 guest rooms with two of them having their of private bath. Remember in some B&B's you will have to share a bathroom with other guest.
At Home B&B:
This quaint Edwardian style home lies in central London in the area of Ealing. Easy access to Heathrow and travels around London. A short walk gets you to the tube station at Ealing. Rooms start at $45.
Hotels in London.
Here in the states we are familiar with this hotel chain. A few other chains you will find in London. I mention this since some may be on a points system like with Choice Hotels where you get deals if you use them on a regular basis.
- Best Western
- Comfort Inn
- Days Inn
- Holiday Inn
- Marriott & Courtyard
Here are a few hotels in London.
Ambassador Hotel Bloomsbury:
This hotel is located very close to the British Museum and walking distance to Covent Garden. Offering modern conveniences in a stylish modern setting.
Blue Bells Hotel:
This hotel is located in the Bayswater area of London. Blue Bells Hotel is close to the fashionable Notting Hill where the Kensington Palace and Gardens are located. This is a nice budget hotel starting at $113.
There are a number of Hilton's in London. Depending on what area you want to be in. I am sure you will find a Hilton in that area.
Small Hotels and Inns in London.
If you are not up to a Bed and Breakfast this will be ideal especially if you do not want to stay in a large hotel. The smaller hotels are usually priced very well, include a breakfast and many are family owned.
Here are a few small hotels in London.
The Lincoln House Hotel:
This hotel is located in the Marble Arch area of London. This Georgian style Townhouse has many modern features. This is a bed and breakfast hotel centrally located and close to Hyde Park. The price of rooms start at $90.
The Crescent Hotel
The Crescent is one of the hotels that friends and family use when visiting London. We have recommended this hotel for many years and all that have stayed here have had a wonderful time. Located in Bloomsbury, in central London which is ideal for getting around to all the sites. Here you get a full English breakfast and excellent service. Family run since the early 1950's.
Edward Lear Hotel:
This hotel is located in the Marble Arch area of London just off of Oxford St. This was once the home of Edward Lear a famous Victorian poet and artist. The Edward Lear serves a full English breakfast which will get you going for a day of sightseeing.
The Shakespeare Hotel:
Located just minutes from Paddington Station. This area is also good for catching a bus which is also an excellent inexpensive way to get around London. This is set in a beautiful location.
Luxury Hotels in London with 5 Star Rating.
The Savoy is a landmark luxury hotel that was built in 1889. This hotel is done in the Art Deco which adds an elegant touch and offers a view of the Thames. Located on The Strand in the West End theatre district .
Westbury Hotel Mayfair is located in the Mayfair area on Bond Street. Re-opened in Fall of 2007 and went from a 4 star rating to a 5 star rating. This hotel has it all such as a 24 hour concierge, fitness center, 24 hour room service and a florist just to name a few of the amenities.
The Stafford Hotel - St James is located in the Piccadilly area and is a great central location. The Stafford dates back to 1858 and offers elegant comfort.
The Dukes Hotel has been completely renovated and resides in the center of St James. This luxury hotel has it all and on top of everything is exquisite. The Dukes Hotel is classically English in every way with modern touches.
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