10 best cheap hotels in London – great if you are on a budget
If you’re looking for a cheap London hotel, search no more. Here are the best priced hotels in the capital, as rated by online travel website Expedia
‘London’ and ‘great value’ are two phrases that you don’t often expect to see in the same sentence – but believe it or not, there are some hotels out there in the city that won’t entirely break the bank.
We teamed up with holiday booking site Expedia.co.uk to find the most highly rated hotels in the capital, for a cheap stay in the city that truly offers luxury for less.
And, to give you an extra helping hand, Mirror Travel has also searched out some of the best deals and offers happening right now to help you save those extra pennies so you can make the most of your city break.
Hotels.com are also currently offering a bonus 10% off all reservations, when you book with them via the Voucher Codes website.
What’s in our guide?
- The best cheap hotels in London
- The top deals and offers happening right now
1. London House Hotel, Bayswater
Recently renovated London House Hotel offers up the delights of Hyde Park, Notting Hill and Kensington Gardens, and comes complete with full air conditioning, mini fridges and flat screen TVs, (so you might not want to leave the room at all).
Address: 81 Kensington Gardens Square Bayswater London W2 4DJ
Nearest tube: Bayswater/Queensway
2. Hotel Montana, King’s Cross
The Hotel Montana sits right at the heart of King’s Cross and offers visitors walking access to the British Library, the Welcome Collection and the British Museum.
For central London, hop on a tube just outside.
Address: 16 – 18 Argyle Square, Kings Cross, London WC1H 8AS
3. Gloucester Place Hotel, Marylebone
Make yourself at home in elegant Marylebone with the help of the Gloucester Place Hotel.
This traditional Georgian hotel offers cosy rooms, continental breakfast, as well as all the joys of Selfridges, Madame Tussaurd’s, Hyde Park and Harrods within ten minutes’ walking distance. Complimentary Wi-Fi and concierge service included.
Address: 55 Gloucester Place, Marble Arch, London W1U8JQ
4. Ridgemount Hotel, Bloomsbury
Family run for the last 45 years and owned by the Duke of Bedford, Ridgemount Hotel is a Georgian town house hotel in the heart of the West End.
With both the Museum of London and the shopping delights of Oxford Street and Soho within walking distance, Ridgemount Hotel offers plenty without the price tag.
Price: Rooms start form 54
Address: 67 Gower Street, London WC1E 6HJ
Nearest tube: Goodge Street
5. Viking Hotel, Stratford
Located in Stratford in the East End, the Viking Hotel offers quieter surroundings still with plenty of pubs and bars to entertain, as well as direct connections to central London.
Of course, the world class shopping opportunities at nearby Westfield Stratford shopping centre don’t hurt either!
Address: 162 Romford Road, London E15 4LD
6. Pickwick Hall, Bloomsbury
Just ten minutes’ walk from the West End, Soho, Covent Garden and China Town, you’ll find Pickwick Hall hotel on a quiet street of Georgian houses, meaning you can enjoy all the hustle and bustle of London and still get an excellent night’s sleep.
Address: 7 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JE
Nearest tube: Holborn/Russell Square
7. Alexander House Hotel, Victoria
Just around the corner from Victoria train station, you’ll find the Alexander House Hotel.
Boasting warm, friendly hospitality, stylish facilities and quality service including en-suite bathrooms and complimentary breakfasts, the Alexander House Hotel is the perfect way to experience cosmopolitan Victoria and elegant Pimlico without breaking the bank.
Address: 32 Hugh Street, Victoria, London SW1V 1RP
8. Chiswick Court Hotel, Chiswick
Just perfect for stop overs and easy connections to Heathrow Airport, Chiswick Court Hotel sits in a quiet, residential area of upmarket West London, boasting leafy Richmond, the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew and central London all within easy reach.
With free car parking and breakfast included.
Address: 39 Bath Road, Chiswick, London W4 1L
Nearest tube: Turnham Green
9. Tune Hotel, Paddington
The Tune Hotel is the place to be for those after a seriously central London on a budget. The hotel does away with all the gyms and swimming pools that usually push hotel prices up, instead offering a straight forward service in the heart of Paddington. It does, however, come complete with five-star Hypnos beds and power showers.
Address: 41-47 Praed Street, London W21NR
Nearest tube: Paddington/Edgware Road
10. Cherry Court Hotel, Victoria
If you’re after a real home away from home during your stay in London, check out London’s Victoria’s Cherry Court Hotel. It’s a stone’s throw from Victoria Station and is a refurbished 5-storey townhouse.
With complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi included.
Address: 23 Hugh Street, London SW1V 1QJ
DEALS AND OFFERS
1. Save up to 20% off a Hilton hotel
The Hilton hotel group has slashed prices across hotels worldwide for the summer, including the luxurious DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel right by the Tower of London.
You can find double rooms from 193 a night, including bed and breakfast in the sale, but you’ll need to book by the 3rd September. There’s plenty of time to plan your break though, as the offers are applicable for stays right up until the 8th October!
2. glh London hotels summer sale
The glh hotel group is hosting an impressive summer sale across all of its brands – and with the deals on offer until the 6th September there’s ample opportunity to book in a break.
Deals are for travel dates from 21st July until the 9th September.
Thistle Hotels: With locations across central London including Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park, you’re guaranteed to be just a stone’s throw away from the capital’s summer action. Bag a room from just 99 a night – not to mention you’ll receive a complimentary breakfast as well as 25% off food and drink.
Guoman Hotels: Stay at The Royal Horseguards Hotel or The Grosvenor Hotel in Victoria from just 195 per room, per night – and if you book directly at one of these you also receive a complimentary bottle of Prosecco and full English breakfast.
Amba Hotels: Stay in the heart of London at Amba Hotel Charing Cross and enjoy a complimentary breakfast, and a bottle of Prosecco. Rooms are spacious and have luxurious touches from blackout curtains to heated mirrors and rainfall showers – rates start from 205, per room, per night.
3. Save on train and underground fares
London travel is notoriously expensive, and that’s just getting around on the underground.
If you’re travelling from another city, the Trainline claims it can help save you up to 43% if booked in advance, or get fares from 12 when you book early with Virgin Trains. We’ve also uncovered a hack to save you up to 80 on your fares when you book up to 24-hours in advance.
Here are the best train and coach deals in the UK this season.