Home to the West End, the Natural History Museum, Madame Tussauds and many, many more exciting attractions, London is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations – with over 26 million tourists visiting the English capital every year.
And with so many people flooding to see the sights every year, there are a huge number of B&Bs, hostels, guesthouses and hotels in London in which to stay, with the variety on offer that one would expect from one of the world’s most cosmopolitan, multicultural cities.
But which are the best London hotels to stay in? Here’s a few of our favorites:
With a homely décor inside an Edwardian building that wouldn’t be out of place in a hotel in the middle of the Cotswolds, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that Hotel 55 lies in the heart of North Ealing in London. But here you get the best of both worlds: a comfortable home away from home, with great transport links into the city for seeing the sights and a very tasty breakfast.
Situated in Mayfair, London’s most fashionable, exclusive neighborhood Claridge’s is a byword for opulence, style and the utmost luxury. As such, you’re going to have to pay some reasonably eye-watering prices for your enjoyment, but rest assured, there will be a lot of enjoyment. With a number of decadent dining options and bars, you’re sure to eat and drink some of the finest fare that London has to offer, while you can be assured of rubbing shoulders with famous celebrities.
St Pancras Renaissance
I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want? St Pancras Renaissance. This Marriott hotel near Kings Cross will tell you that it has numerous selling points, from the awesome recently-restored high Gothic architecture to the luxuriously kitted-out bedrooms and opulent food on offer. But the best feature by far is its grand staircase, which you’ll recognize from the Spice Girls’ megahit Wannabe.
The Lancaster London
On the doorstep of Hyde Park, one of London’s most popular attractions, the Lancaster London can boast one of the best views in the city – with an amazing panoramic spectacle on offer across the park. Film aficionados will also recognize the famous hotel from the iconic scene in The Italian Job, when Michael Caine nonchalantly tosses his keys to a waiting doorman.
If you’re an aching hipster who’s looking for another side of London when you’re staying overnight, then why not try out The Hoxton, a stylish hotel in hip Shoreditch that’s so fashionable it hurts. With modern brick interiors and plenty of bright primary colors, the Hoxton is a new hotel with plenty of industry accolades. What’s more, punters can enjoy a mini-breakfast of yogurt, orange juice and banana delivered to the door every morning. And when compared to other London overnight locations, it’s not too pricey – especially when you manage to capitalize on one of its famous £1 room sales, the most recent of which sold 500 in just 10 minutes.
From inexpensive overnight stays to luxury B&Bs and boutique hotels, London boasts a wide variety of options for tourists visiting the city. For exclusive access to some of the most elite hotels in London, visit The Handbook today.