Where to stay in London

What is the best location to stay in London?

One of the world’s most multicultural cities, London has an infinite choice of things to do and sights to see. Tick off the big four first: Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London and London Bridge. Then, move on to the city’s fantastic free museums and galleries, from the Tate Modern to the National Portrait Gallery and the British Museum. London is a city that’s brimming with history, yet it’s also on the cutting edge of modernity; don’t miss the dizzy heights of The Shard, the hip boutiques of East London or the colourful market at Camden. When you’re finished, don’t forget to unwind in beautiful Hyde park or St. James Park, or why not head to London Zoo?


London is vast and there are so many different areas to stay in. With this in mind, to be within easy reach of the main attractions the best area to stay in London is Zone 1. In this central area, you’ll be close to major attractions like the majestic Buckingham Palace, and the famous shopping district of Oxford Street, where you can find major department stores like Selfridges. Using the excellent London Underground or “the Tube” as it’s known locally, you’ll be well connected to places like the buzzing bars and restaurants in Piccadilly Circus, or the museum district at South Kensington. At night, you’ll be able to enjoy the thrilling theatres of the West End, and the quirky bars of Brick Lane.

Hotel   Avg price
The Z Hotel Shoreditch
136-144 City Road
133€ - 161$
Motel One London-Tower Hill
24-26 Minories
179€ - 217$
Hotel   Avg price
Club Quarters Hotel, St Paul's
24 Ludgate Hill
212€ - 257$
Leonardo Royal London City
Coopers Row
215€ - 260$
The Montague On The Gardens
15 Montague Street
315€ - 381$
Hotel   Avg price
Haymarket Hotel
1 Suffolk Place
589€ - 713$
Hotel 41
41 Buckingham Palace Road
727€ - 880$


On the map, which shows the best area to stay in London, you can see a selection of some of the best located hotels.



If you are interested in where to stay in London, you may also be interested in where to stay in Dublin and where to stay in Edinburgh.

Central areas to stay in London



Kensington LondonThis large district has value for money in its range of accommodation. It offers all styles of accommodation from budget hostels to comfortable bed and breakfasts and provides walking access many tourist sights. This is an ideal area for a quieter stay in London where the nightlife isn’t too loud but there is activity throughout the day. There are also plenty of buses and tours that come along this area.




Hotels in Kensington






Bloomsbury LondonQuite close to the West End and easy access to Convent Garden and Leicester Square, this area has many affordable hotels and accommodations. There is a wide range of bookshops and quirky collectors’ shops along the main street as well as the British Museum within walking distance. There is plenty to see and do and many options of places to eat out at restaurants and cafes.




Hotels in Bloomsbury






Victoria LondonAn ideally central location and close to the main coach bus station in London, all grades of accommodation are available in Victoria. This area caters for any budget type and provides plenty of options. There are many tours that start from Victoria and direct access with buses to all the airports around London which makes it incredibly convenient.




Hotels in Victoria





Earls Court and Hammersmith

Earls Court and Hammersmith LondonTo the west of central London, there are numerous budget hotels in this region. There are also plenty of choices for restaurants, cafes and book stores. This is quieter area of London and has a more laid-back feel away from the major tourist hot spots. The Tube is easily accessible and is just four stations away from Westminster Abbey and other famous landmarks.




Hotels in Earls Court






Paddington LondonThis area is convenient to use as a base for exploring London and is the most convenient area from Heathrow Airport and has access to a train station with connections all across England. There is a variety of accommodation options that offer good value for money here.




Hotels in Paddington






Bayswater LondonHere you will find plenty of budget style accommodation options but it remains to be a pleasant place to stay. Most budget hostels or hotels have a good vibe and don’t appear too cheap or unfriendly, but it is worth reading reviews from other guests before booking. There is an Underground connection that has access to all the major tourist destinations in 20 minutes.




Hotels in Bayswater 





Regents Park and Hampstead

Regents Park and Hampstead LondonTo the north of central London, this area can be accessed by the Tube. There are many accommodation options in this predominately Georgian Village neighbourhood and has good access to London Zoo, Madame Tussaud’s and many beautiful parklands. This region is well connected to the main tourist destinations of London.


Any area you stay in London will provide an excellent experience and will be well connected to the best tourist destinations via the Tube system. Best Location Hotels recommends staying in Piccadilly Circus for absolute centrality and the best access to the amazing sites on offer in London Town.



Hotels in Regents Park