Affordable Comfort: The Top 13 Cheap Hotels in London

The energetic city of London is a popular UK holiday destination for people looking to explore its fantastic museums and lively atmosphere. London is an enigmatic place to visit that combines exciting attractions with a rich history that welcomes 30 million visitors each year. However, finding affordable hotels in London can be challenging.

Whether you are looking for an arty eco-conscious hotel in the East End or a vibrant stay in West London, with the help of this list of cheap London hotels and some careful planning you will be able to find the ideal place to stay in the city.

Best Affordable Hotels in London

To help you with keeping your travel budget under control, I have found the 13 best cheap hotels London has to offer. At the time of compiling this list, each hotel offered accommodation between £90 – £120 per night, however, this price can fluctuate depending on the time of year you book.

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    Zedwell Piccadilly Circus

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    This eco-conscious stay in Piccadilly Circus is a cheap hotel in central London. Situated in the famous London Trocadero in the heart of Piccadilly Circus and Soho, this hotel is ideal for tourists looking for a budget city centre location close to Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square.

    Inside the hotel has a minimal decor with natural wood featuring throughout. The hotel has a calm atmosphere with a clean aesthetic, with larger well-sized family rooms that sleep up to 6 available. Guest rooms have been designed to promote sleep and relaxation by removing distractions such as windows and complicated technology, and so creating a unique hotel experience for travellers visiting the city.

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    Marylebone Inn

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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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    ibis London City - 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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    Ruby Zoe Hotel London

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    Located in the fashionable area of West London, close to Portobello Market and the stunning Holland Park, the Ruby Zoe Hotel is a stylish yet cheap hotel in London. The hotel has a quirky vibe with a vintage car parked in the restaurant bar and a trombone chandelier hanging from the ceiling. Guest rooms are clean and minimal with crisp white linens and bright white furnishings creating a zen atmosphere. The facilities are excellent with an onsite coffee house, a continental breakfast served daily, and a friendly feel to the hotel that is welcoming to families, couples, and solo travelers.

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    The Corner London City - Whitechapel

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    3* | Situated in the bustling area of Whitechapel close to plenty of lively bars and restaurants, The Corner Hotel is an arty and affordable stay in East London. The hotel has been specifically designed to be eco-conscious and constructed with as little environmental impact as possible. As such guest rooms include hypoallergenic NaturalMat mattresses, water-saving rain showers and organic toiletries. Rooms have a quirky vibe with large murals decorating walls, designer-style furniture and pod-style bed layouts. With the energetic Brick Lane market right around the corner, this is a cool hotel in central London.

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    London Court Hotel - Earl’s Court

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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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    The Z Hotel – Soho

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    Based in the heart of Soho this central London hotel is the ideal stay for those looking for convenient budget accommodation. With Covent Garden, and Leicester Square minutes away, guests are perfectly located to explore London’s West End and famous London landmarks. The Z Hotel has a contemporary design with a stylish bar and restaurant area serving breakfast daily and modern facilities throughout the hotel. Guest rooms are cosy yet sleek with large comfortable beds, large flat-screen TVs and private ensuite bathrooms. Large windows offer an attractive view of the city below, ideal for anyone visiting London for the first time.

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    Citadines Barbican London

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    4* | 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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    W12 Rooms London - Shepherds Bush

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    4* | Nestled in the heart of West London, close to Shepherds Bush Tube and the popular Westfields shopping centre, the W12 Rooms hotel is sophisticated and affordable. The hotel offers an intimate stay with only 19 vintage-inspired rooms that are well-sized with modern ensuite bathrooms. Each room has been carefully designed with elegant wallpaper and antique-style furniture, creating a comfortable and homely feel to the rooms. The stylish area of Notting Hill is within walking distance, or you can hop on the tube to get to Oxford Street within ten minutes.

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    Point.A Hotel London- King’s 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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    Hotel65- Shepherds Bush

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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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    Harlingford Hotel - 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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    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.

Tips and Tricks to Finding a Cheap Hotel in London

  • Book outside peak seasons. The summer months and during the Christmas period are some of the busiest times to visit London. Aim to visit during spring or late Autumn when prices are much cheaper.
  • Booking in advance and booking mid-week stays will give you cheaper prices.
  • Subscribe to Booking Genius to get extra discounts on accommodation.
  • If hotels still exceed your budget, consider staying in a hostel. London boasts incredible hostels providing an affordable alternative for solo travelers or groups, and not only them. Many hostels offer private double rooms at prices more budget-friendly than hotels. For some inspiration, take a look at our top picks for hostels in London.

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London Affordable Hotels FAQ

When is the cheapest time to visit London?

The cheapest time to visit London is typically during the off-peak tourist seasons, which are from early January to mid-March and then again from November to early December. During these periods, you’re likely to find lower prices on accommodations and flights due to decreased demand. The weather may be colder and more unpredictable, but you’ll benefit from fewer crowds at major attractions and potentially more affordable travel and lodging options. Additionally, visiting during these times allows you to experience the city’s seasonal events, such as winter markets and festive decorations, without the peak season prices.

How much do hotels cost in London?

Hotel prices in London can vary widely depending on the location, time of year, and hotel class. Budget hotels in central London might start from around £70 to £120 per night, while mid-range hotels can range from £120 to £200. Luxury accommodations can exceed £350 per night. Prices tend to be higher during peak tourist seasons and lower during off-peak times. It’s advisable to book in advance and look for deals or packages to find the best rates for your stay.

Profilbild Laura Haig
About the author

I love traveling in Europe and I am passionate about writing about my travels. The cultural peculiarities of each region always fascinate me. I enjoy exploring and discovering the best-kept secrets of each town or village. I love road trips as much as city breaks; I love visiting an art gallery and also the magic of musicals or discovering new delicacies in a street market. In this blog, I write about all my travel adventures and my best tips and tricks! Auf Loving Travel schreibe ich über alle meine Reiseerlebnisse und gebe euch meine besten Tipps und Tricks!

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