Find a good value place to stay in central London with our handpicked selection of budget chain hotels and independent hotels.
Bloomsbury hotels – WC1
Bloomsbury is the most central area for inexpensive accommodation. It’s within walking distance of the West End, but has a sedate atmosphere and is surprisingly quiet, especially at night. A good area to stay if you’re arriving at Euston, King’s Cross or St Pancras stations.
Earl’s Court hotels – SW5
On the western fringes of central London, Earl’s Court is a particularly suitable area to stay if you arrive at Heathrow airport. It’s 35 minutes by tube from the airport.
Kings Cross and St Pancras hotels – NW1
Kings Cross is one of the cheapest areas to stay in central London. It’s a major transport hub and a useful location if you’re travelling to Luton airport or on the Eurostar from St Pancras station.
Euston hotels – NW1
A convenient area to stay if you’re travelling by train to or from Scotland or North West England. It’s a handy district for transport around London, taking only 5 minutes to Oxford Circus by tube.
Paddington hotels – W2
A popular area just to the west of the West End, north of Hyde Park and a convenient place to stay for fast trains to Heathrow airport. It’s a short underground or bus ride to the West End.
Bayswater hotels – W2
Halfway between Notting Hill and Paddington station, Bayswater is more residential than nearby Paddington. Queensway, the main street, has a reasonable choice of pubs and cheap restaurants if you don’t want to venture into the West End.
South Bank hotels – SE1
South of the river, The South Bank is home to London’s lively arts centres and a short walk or bus ride to the West End and the City of London.
Victoria hotels – SW1
Victoria is a convenient area to stay if you travel to or from London by coach or via the Gatwick Express. Some of London’s major attractions are within easy walking distance. It takes about 20 minutes to walk to the West End.
City hotels – EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4
London’s financial district is just a short bus or tube ride from the West End. With direct trains and buses to Liverpool St station, it’s ideal if you arrive at Stansted airport. As the area is busy mainly during the week, it’s often possible to get cheaper hotel rates at the weekend.