Top 33 BEST London Hotels: A Guide to the Capital’s Finest Stays

Are you searching for a lovely hotel in London for your upcoming holiday? But which is the finest hotel to stay at? My advice: have a gander at our list! We’ve tested numerous hotels in London over the years and compiled the best ones for you here.

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London, a city of remarkable contrasts, is made up of a myriad of diverse neighbourhoods, each offering its unique flavour and character. Leveraging our extensive experience from more than 20 trips to London, we have meticulously curated a comprehensive guide to some of the city’s finest hotels, to ensure you find the best accommodation options for your visit.

These are the best hotels in London

In our carefully crafted best-of list, you can swiftly and effortlessly compare London’s most exquisite hotels. At a glance, determine whether they are charming boutique hotels or sleek design hotels. For more detailed information and up-to-date pricing, simply click the “Go to Website” button. Additionally, below you will find the locations of the best accommodation in London on a map.

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    citizenM London Bankside

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    4 Stars | The citizenM London Bankside, nestled in its namesake vibrant district, boasts an exceptionally central location in London. I’m a great admirer of citizenM hotels, having enjoyed multiple stays, and this one consistently impresses: its design is outstanding, featuring rooms that are not only stylish and equipped with supremely comfortable beds but are also bright and furnished to a high standard. The citizenM London Bankside upholds this excellence. Its prime position makes it ideal for exploring key London attractions on foot, from the artistic Tate Modern to the iconic London Bridge, the captivating London Eye, and the majestic Tower Bridge. It’s a top-notch choice, earning a full endorsement from me!

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    citizenM London Shoreditch

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    4 Stars | I’m a big fan of citizenM hotels for their consistent blend of stunning design and laid-back vibes, and the citizenM London Shoreditch is no exception. Nestled in the heart of trendy Shoreditch, renowned for its lively bars and gourmet restaurants, it’s an urban haven. You’re conveniently close to Camden Town, Old Spitalfields Market, and Brick Lane Market, with central London just a quick journey away. The citizenM London Shoreditch undoubtedly ranks high on my list of favourite places to stay in London!

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    Great Northern Hotel

    Hotel in Kings Cross
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    5* | The Great Northern Hotel was originally built in 1854, to serve passengers of the newly opened Kings Cross station opposite and continues to be a beautiful hotel in the busiest part of London. This stylish boutique hotel is charming and offers a welcome sanctuary for its guests looking for a place to unwind. Guest rooms have a contemporary design, and feature Couchette-style rooms, that refer to the design of sleeper trains and the hotel’s history with locomotives.

    Handcrafted furniture accompanies each room, with pristine linens creating a cosy yet comfortable retreat. The Great Northern also boasts a stunning restaurant, Plum and Spilt Milk, and a sophisticated public bar that radiates elegance and perfectly compliments this impressive hotel.

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    Andaz London Liverpool Street

    Hotel in Shoreditch
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    5 Stars | The Andaz London Liverpool Street, straddling the edge between the City of London and the vibrant Shoreditch, epitomizes the best of both worlds: a prime location for easy sightseeing and access to one of the city’s most artistic and lively districts. This luxury hotel spoils you with a variety of dining and bar options, spacious rooms, and the hallmark Andaz quality. It stands out as a top-tier choice, solidifying its status as one of the finest hotels in the Shoreditch area.

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    art'otel London Battersea Power Station

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    Located in South London the art’otel London is situated in the leafy Battersea in the newly developed Power Station area. This newly opened boutique hotel has been stylishly designed by Jaime Hayon and has a sophisticated yet arty vibe, with quirky sculptures and a wonderland-esque lobby area. Rooms offer guests picturesque views across the city skyline with 16 floors to choose from. The ‘Art Rooms’ boast rainfall showers, ‘art of sleep’ beds, and Signature art by Jaime Hayon. Guests at the hotel can also enjoy the stunning Joia rooftop bar where drinks and small bites can be enjoyed or take a dip in the rooftop pool. The Grand Cafe also includes a wonderful art gallery and the hotel hosts many art-based activities. It is the perfect destination for any art lover.

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    BoTree Hotel London

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    Nestled in the heart of London, The BoTree – Preferred Hotels and Resorts, is a romantic escape. Just steps away from the iconic Oxford Circus underground station, this 5-star gem offers concierge service, allergen-friendly rooms, a restaurant, free Wi-Fi throughout, and a cozy bar. With a 24-hour room service and a helpful tour desk, your every desire is met.

    The hotel is conveniently situated near Oxford Street, and the multilingual reception staff (fluent in German, English, Spanish, and French) is ready to offer local insights. Explore nearby attractions like Madame Tussauds, the Hyde Park, or the West End Theaters, making memories to cherish.

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    Broadwick Soho

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    The Broadwick Soho is a fantastic Soho boutique hotel, located in the heart of London and convenient for anyone wishing to visit one of the many theatres nearby.

    The hotel has an impressive exterior with two eccentrically dressed elephant sculptures adorning the facade and finely dressed doormen ready to welcome guests. Inside the hotel is stunning with stylish pastel-coloured rooms including elegant wallpapers, designer details, and beautiful ensuite bathrooms. The hotel has some truly stunning areas such as the rooftop Flute bar, a great example of maximalist glamour with a mirrored ceiling and plush animal-print seating. The Dear Jacking dining area is equally as impressive and oozes Italian sophistication with red silk walls and Murano lighting.

    Tottenham Court Road station is nearby, but with such a central location everything you need is within walking distance.

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    Citadines Barbican London

    Hotel in City of London
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    The Citadines Apart’hotel Barbican is a self-catering apartment building which offers classic hotel-style rooms, studios and 1-bedroom apartments. This convenient accommodation offers budget-friendly options for people looking for privacy or a longer stay in London. Located close to the arty Barbican complex, in the City area of London, the Citadines Apart’hotel rooms are ideal for people coming to explore or work in the city. Studios and apartments have been expertly designed with vintage-style furnishings to create a homely inviting feel. Each studio and apartment includes a fully equipped kitchen and a lounge area, where guests can relax. There is also a spacious communal lobby space and onsite gym facilities.

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    Citadines Trafalgar Square

    Hotel in Westminster
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    4 stars | Really directly on Trafalgar Square is the Citadines Hotel, which is especially popular with families. Not only are all of London’s major attractions in the immediate vicinity, it’s also an apartment hotel with its own small kitchen and therefore perfect for self-catering. Be sure to check it out if you want to travel to London with kids!

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    CitizenM Tower of London

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    4 Stars | Boasting stunning views of its namesake, the CitizenM Tower of London stands as one of London’s most favoured hotels. Perfectly positioned in the heart of the city, it’s mere minutes from iconic landmarks like the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, and London Bridge, offering an ideal starting point for urban exploration. True to CitizenM’s reputation, this hotel sports a contemporary and vibrant design. Its cozy communal spaces create the perfect ambiance for soaking in the authentic London atmosphere. An absolute must-stay!

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    Claridge's London

    Hotel in Mayfair
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    5 Stars | Claridge’s stands as a pinnacle of sophistication and charm, a distinguished 5-star hotel in London’s vibrant heart. Moments away from the serene Hyde Park, and the bustling Oxford and Bond Street shopping havens, you’re in the vicinity of luxury brands like Cartier and Hermès, as well as popular stores like Zara and Nike. The hotel boasts elegantly appointed rooms, rich in taste and style. Beyond its luxurious accommodations, Claridge’s features two exquisite restaurants and an Art Deco-style bar, offering an enchanting throwback to 1930s London. It’s a perfect sanctuary for those seeking a tranquil retreat from the dynamic pulse of city life.

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    Corinthia London

    Hotel in Westminster
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    5 Stars | The Corinthia London is a truly cool hotel! Situated right beside the Thames, it offers spectacular views of the London Eye, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your rooms or the rooftop terrace. The hotel’s location is ideal, allowing you to easily walk to many of London’s famous sights.

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    H10 London Waterloo

    Hotel in Waterloo
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    4 Stars | Perfectly situated just south of the Thames yet still nestled in the heart of Central London, the H10 London Waterloo offers more than just a convenient location. Its rooms are a haven of brightness and contemporary design. The highlight, however, is the stunning rooftop terrace, where sweeping views of the London Eye and the city’s skyline await – an ideal backdrop for unwinding after an eventful day. The Waterloo district strikes a perfect balance, offering peaceful respite from the bustling city center while keeping you close to all the sights, with the metro station just a brief 5-minute stroll away.

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    Harlingford Hotel Bloomsbury

    Hotel in Bloomsbury
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    3* | This elegant yet budget-friendly hotel is located in the attractive area of Bloomsbury a short walk away from Soho and Oxford Street. This family-run hotel situated in a Georgian Grade ll listed building, offers a homely hotel stay in the heart of the city, with the British Museum right around the corner. The guest rooms are spacious and offer various options including double, twin or family-sized rooms and welcome small family groups or couples looking for a cosy stay. Unique features of this hotel include full-sized bathtubs and a welcoming communal lounge area with a working fireplace. With Kings Cross Station located nearby this hotel is ideal for anyone arriving in London via train.

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    Hotel 41

    Hotel in Westminster
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    5* | 41 is excellently located close to Buckingham Palace and Victoria train station in the heart of Westminster. This great boutique hotel offers a hidden retreat from the city with its bold yet glamorous interiors. The hotel is perfect for those looking for privacy, with its dining and bar areas only open to its guests, creating the air of a private members-only club. The Executive Lounge is cosy with an open fireplace and deep mahogany furniture where guests are discreetly tended to with round-the-clock sweet and savoury refreshments on offer.

    Each one of the 30 guest rooms available has been individually designed with sophisticated mahogany bed frames, monochrome furnishings, and fine linens. The hotel’s star, however, is the Conservatory Suite with its wood-carved bed under its glass ceiling, perfect for star-gazing.

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    Hotel Saint London

    Hotel in City of London
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    4 stars | Probably one of the best value-for-money hotels on the list of top hotels in London. Just an 8-minute walk from the Sky Garden and the Tower of London, Saint London Hotel offers comfortable rooms with understated decor and plenty of natural light thanks to its large windows. Additionally, the hotel features a 24-hour gym, conference facilities, restaurants, and the Jin Bo Law Skybar, a rooftop bar with stunning views of the London skyline.

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    Hotel in Hammersmith
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    Hotel 65, encompassing a cluster of buildings, provides cozy accommodations with complimentary WiFi, located just a 10-minute stroll from the Olympia Exhibition Centre and Westfield Shopping Centre. Nestled amidst a vibrant area brimming with leisure spots and bars, and conveniently situated near five subway stations, the rooms come furnished with TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, and sleek power showers.

    Though modest in its offerings, this establishment ranks as one of the most budget-friendly choices among our curated list of affordable hotels in London.

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    ibis London City - Shoreditch

    Hotel in Shoreditch
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    3* | This colourful and modern East London hotel is located in the vibrant area of Shoreditch, known for its lively art scene and unique bars and restaurants. Its interiors are sleek with an open-plan bar and lounge area for guests to enjoy. Guest rooms are well-sized with fresh linens and bursts of colour creating a stylish feel to each room. Guests can also enjoy an excellent breakfast at the hotel’s Fogg restaurant before heading out to explore the nearby Spitalfields Market or The Tower of London. The Ibis London City is a great option for those looking for a cheap central London hotel.

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    Kimpton - Fitzroy London

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    5 stars | Nestled in London’s charming Bloomsbury neighborhood, Kimpton – Fitzroy London is a distinguished five-star hotel that seamlessly marries the grandeur of Victorian architecture with refined and contemporary interiors. Ideally located near Russell Square, this hotel offers effortless access to iconic landmarks like the British Museum and the vibrant Soho district. The hotel’s rooms and suites are elegantly decorated, providing an ambiance of luxurious comfort and sophistication. With its renowned restaurants and bars, as well as a commitment to delivering exceptional service, Kimpton – Fitzroy serves as the perfect sanctuary for an unforgettable stay in the dynamic heart of London.

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    Lime Tree Hotel

    Hotel in Knightsbridge
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    The stunning Lime Tree Hotel is located in Belgravia, close to Sloane Square and Chelsea, an affluent area known for its grand architecture and boutique stores. Situated in a historic townhouse, the Lime Tree Hotel offers guests a beautiful stay in West London. With only 26 guest rooms available, the hotel is cosy and intimate. Guest rooms have a comfortable yet contemporary style with pretty wallpaper, warm bedding, and traditional furnishings. Each room also has an ensuite bathroom with modern facilities and British toiletries.

    Guests at the hotel can enjoy the homely feel of The Buttery with its rustic-chic decor, serving guests throughout the day and offering delicious cocktails and an excellent wine list in the evening. The Lime Tree Hotel also has a small garden area, unusual for an inner London hotel, where guests can enjoy drinks and bites during summer.

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    London Court Hotel

    Hotel in Kensington
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    3* | Located in the heart of the museum district of London, close to Earl’s Court tube, this hotel is a great budget hotel in West London. Inside the hotel has a contemporary design with floral murals adorning the walls, with comfortable rooms and modern amenities. Guest rooms have been stylishly designed and feature comfortable beds and ensuite bathrooms with Grohe power showers. Double, twin and family rooms are available, as well as cheaper single-person rooms making this hotel ideal for solo travellers looking for a budget-friendly central London location.

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    Marylebone Inn

    Hotel in Marylebone
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    3* | Located close to Regents Park and within walking distance of Oxford Street, this central London hotel is charming and affordable. With a convenient location near Baker Street tube, guests can enjoy exploring the city with ease.

    Inside the hotel is elegant with spacious guest rooms featuring separate seating areas, modern amenities and basic kitchen facilities such as microwaves and kettles. Guest rooms are offered as single or double occupancy and include flat-screen TVs and views over the city. This convenient hotel is ideal for anyone looking for a budget hotel in central London with private kitchen facilities.

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    Megaro Hotel London

    Hotel in Kings Cross
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    Located in Kings Cross, you can not miss the Megaro Hotel’s eye-catching arty facade. Inside this boutique hotel is glamorous, with flamboyant details and unique spaces where guests can enjoy themselves. The Magenta restaurant is eye-catching with bright seating, while the fantastic Hokus Pokus bar is located underground and wows guests with its steampunk meets Victoriania decor.

    Guest rooms range from quirky design rooms to clean contemporary rooms, catering to every guest’s preference. Whether you are looking for a statement room with bulldog sculptures and Brit Pop decor or you are after a classic hotel room, there is no doubt you will have a unique stay at the Megaro. The hotel is opposite Kings Cross and St Pancras Station, where you can also jump on the Eurostar.

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    Mimi's Hotel Soho

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    Mimi’s Hotel is a small boutique hotel located in an old mansion on the famous Frith Street in London’s Soho district. This accommodation offers all the comforts of a first-class hotel in an unbeatable location and at a more than fair price. Although the cheapest rooms are a bit smaller, they are equipped with everything your heart desires. Mimi’s is located in a privileged spot, where you’ll have the city’s best restaurants and bars right on your doorstep. It provides the ideal base for those looking to enjoy a few days of shopping in London’s best stores.

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    Mondrian London Shoreditch

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    5 stars | Nestled in the heart of London, Mondrian London Shoreditch is a haven of romance. With complimentary Wi-Fi and a fitness center, it offers a perfect blend of modern amenities. The hotel boasts a year-round outdoor pool, a charming terrace, and a restaurant to create unforgettable moments. After an eventful day, unwind in a cozy seating area in some rooms while enjoying entertainment on a flat-screen satellite TV. With a 24-hour reception, your every need is met effortlessly. Explore the nearby Brick Lane, just 600 meters away, or gaze at the stars from the Sky Garden only 1.4 km away.

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    Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch

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    5* | Within its neo-modernist exterior, the Nobu Hotel boasts a sleek Japanese-industrial style that offers a calm oasis in the city. Located in the trendy area of Shoreditch, the Nobu Hotel is a stylish beacon amongst the many excellent bars and restaurants in the area. Created to complement the famous Nobu sushi restaurant, which is located onsite, the hotel is a beautiful example of Japanese minimalism.

    Inside the rooms have been carefully designed and feature concrete walls juxtapositioned by natural wood flooring. Shoji screens and clever dual-purpose furniture maximises space in the smaller deluxe rooms, whereas the top floor Yuhi Skyline rooms feature beautiful balconies and spacious living areas with black and gold complementing the minimal aesthetic. Downstairs guests can enjoy dishes from the Nobu sushi restaurant or venture out to explore the gastronomic delights of Shoreditch.

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    NoMad London

    Hotel in Covent Garden
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    5 stars | The NoMad is celebrated for its elegant interior design, seamlessly blending sophistication with a modern touch. Its spacious and well-appointed rooms provide a haven of comfort and tranquility, perfect for unwinding after a day of vibrant city exploration. Additionally, the hotel boasts exceptional dining options, including a high-end restaurant and a cozy bar.

    The Covent Garden location places you in the heart of London, close to theaters, shops, restaurants, and some of the city’s top tourist attractions. It serves as an excellent base for exploring London, offering a combination of luxury, comfort, and access to the vibrant cultural and nightlife scene of the area.

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    One Hundred Shoreditch

    Hotel in Shoreditch
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    5 stars | A free spirit in the social heart of a vibrant Shoreditch, One Hundred Shoreditch is ideally located on Shoreditch High Street.With 258 rooms, 6 restaurants and bars, the Seed Library, a cocktail bar by renowned mixologist Mr. Lyan, and a rooftop bar and terrace offering panoramic views of East London, it’s a romantic oasis.

    The rooms and suites at One Hundred Shoreditch provide a sanctuary away from the lively urban scene, allowing you to disconnect from the outside world in the heart of Shoreditch.

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    Page8 Hotel

    Hotel in Westminster
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    4 Stars | Page8, located at Saint Martin’s Place, is a charming boutique hotel boasting an exceptional location. Here, you’re perfectly positioned to explore all major sights of the city on foot. While the rooms are compact, they are thoughtfully designed, clean, and comfortable – offering great value for money, especially when compared to similar hotels in the area

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    Point A Hotel London – Shoreditch

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    3* | For anyone looking to be close to the bustling area of Shoreditch, known for its mouthwatering food markets and lively nightlife the Point A Hotel is an ideal stay. This ultra-stylish hotel has an energetic vibe with an attractive lounge and dining area, where a continental breakfast is served daily. Guest rooms are airline-style with modular features and bright minimal decor. Crisp white linens dress the comfy beds and guests can enjoy the power showers in the ensuite bathrooms. Black-out curtains are also featured in every room to ensure everyone gets a good night’s sleep, regardless of when you go to bed.

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    Point A Hotel London Kings Cross

    Hotel in Kings Cross
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    Located close to King’s Cross train station, the Point A Hotel is a sleek budget hotel in London. Inside the hotel has a contemporary design, as can be expected from the Point A chain of hotels, and features a spacious communal lounge area where guests can enjoy a drink or use the space to work. The guest rooms are modern with a monochrome decor, with minimal yet sophisticated furnishings, and ensuite bathrooms. There is a friendly atmosphere throughout the hotel and the location makes this a great cheap central London hotel. There are excellent public transport options and the British Library and St Paul’s Cathedral are within walking distance.

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    Redchurch Townhouse

    Hotel in Shoreditch
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    5* | Located in trendy East London near Shoreditch High Street tube station, the beautiful Redchurch Townhouse is a boutique hotel from the revered Soho House group. The hotel has a stylish interior with terrazzo flooring and soft velvet sofas. The wonderful Cecconi’s restaurant is connected to the hotel which is equally as stylish with a 40s influence serving classic Italian cuisine with their signature dish being Spaghetti Lobster.The rooms at the Redchurch are cosy and comfortable with a contemporary design and mid-century style furniture. Rooms vary in size ranging from small rooms suitable for solo travellers to larger suites filled with velvet armchairs and roll top baths in the room. The hotel is excellently located for exploring the vibrant East London markets and chic boutique stores.

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    Ruby Zoe Hotel London

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    Ruby Zoe Hotel London is located in Kensington just minutes from Kensington Palace and Notting Hill’s picturesque Portobello Road. This boutique hotel has small but tastefully decorated and practical rooms, ideal for couples. The hotel’s location makes it a great choice for sightseeing without compromising on relaxation in a quiet part of the city.

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