There is no 'best' place where to stay in London, but we know that picking a hotel in the right place is an important task for your holiday.
Choosing the right hotel, depends on the budget you have and the commodities you would like to have at your accommodation. London is full of hotels to choose from, so what ever area you choose, there will definitely be a selection for you. Despite where to stay in London, you will always be close to a metro of some type of transport to get around.
In this guide, we will give you a summary of the best neighbourhoods to stay in London together with a recommended hotel, a list of types of hotels found in the capital city and finally a list of questions and answers many first time visitors ask and we have the responses for them.
Within London, there are many districts, neighbourhoods and villages, all with their own unique touch. Below are some of the best neighbourhoods to stay in together with the top landmarks that are in the district and also in the vicinity.
Located in Westminster Borough
Soho is without a doubt one of London's most vibrant entertainment districts. Nightlife, theatres and restaurants bars and nightclubs are abundant. It is possible to keep yourself entertained all day and all night long. London's most famous landmark is Trafalgar Square, according to many people which is found here.
Inside the area of Soho, one can find the following attractions.
Soho is a small area, but surrounded by the top attractions in London. The following landmarks/attractions are on the border of Soho which are all at walking distance.
Located within Lambeth and Southwark Borough
Located opposite the City of Westminster within Lambeth Borough, it is an entertainment and commercial district in central London opposite the City of Westminster.
It stretches from the London Eye lying in the west, while the Design Museum is in the east. With a wide range of activities and attractions for everyone, so everyone can find something to enjoy
If you intend to stay in Southbank, the following landmarks are in your vicinity.
Located in Westminster Borough
Exclusivity has been a hallmark of Mayfair for a long time. Located in a wealthy area within the borough of the City of Westminster. Here you find classy restaurants, world-renowned designer shops, extravagant boutiques and high-class quality accommodations.
In the Mayfair district you will not find many landmarks as it is quite small and it is known for its wealth and luxury. Apart from that, these are the main sights in Mayfair.
Located in City of London Borough
The City of London, located on the north bank of the river Thames, is the financial center of the nation's capital and location of the Stock Exchange and the Bank of England.
It is sometimes referred to as "the Square Mile". It is very
popular with tourists with it historical monuments, museums, shops, and
Located in Westminster Borough
Paddington is an area in the City of Westminster. The area is west of St. Marylebone and north of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. Here you will find beautiful canals, relaxing garden squares, a wide range of dining and lodging options.
With Paddington not being a top area for landmarks and sights, it is still in the heart of London with plenty of opportunities to explore. Here are some of the things to do in Paddington.
Located within both Camden and Westminster Borough
This lively, bustling centre of the West End, called Covent Garden, is a must-visit location for anyone who appreciates theatre, dining, pubs, shopping, restaurants, and entertainment in the heart of the city. Easily accessible by all means of transportation, it is one of the most popular parts of London.
London's West End is famous for its entertainment, shopping, and eating spots. The Savoy, the Adelphi, and Vaudeville are just a few of the top theatres in Covent Garden, which is part of the West End.
Located in Camden Borough
Camden Town has become one
of London's most popular tourist destinations, one of the most lively areas in
London. It offers a local perspective on London that you won't find anywhere
else in the city. It is very popular for its market, vibrant live music and
many best places to eat from a variety of cultures around the world.
While Camden Town is mainly focus on the markets, just outside the town you can find the following sights and things to do.
Located in Kensington and Chelsea Borough
is a large neighbourhood immediately west of the city centre. This area of
London has the renowned museum quarter which is very rick in British history
and an appealing area for those who are fond of history and museums.
Due to its convenient access to Heathrow, Kensington is a well-liked area for hotels. Getting into the centre is very easy, either by bus or by underground.
In London, there is a wide variety of luxury hotels from which to choose, which can make selecting the ideal one a challenging task. In London, hotels excel at pampering and spoiling their guests. In addition to the presentation of services, the hotel offers luxurious views and free access to all its premium amenities.
The best five-star hotels in the world may be found in London. Making your stay more exceptional is simple because there are many hotels with rich history, famous clients, royal ties, exquisite spas and restaurants that will make your stay fantastically special.
As a guest, you will be able to choose from a wide range of boutique hotels in London, so that you can be sure to find the ideal place for you at a price that will meet your expectations. There are many boutique hotels that are affordable, or provide chic accommodations, convenient locations, elegant touches without an exorbitant price tag, or provide personal attention to each guest.
With a range of properties to choose from, there are hotel properties in London that are known globally as some of the most renowned and elegant hotels in the world. There are many famous locations where movies have been filmed, historic landmarks, and even hotels where Hollywood actors have stayed.
There are a wide variety of hotels available in London, which is unmatched anywhere else. A wide variety of cool accommodation is available on the market, from extravagant peculiarities and dreamlike designs to original themes and boutique hotels with a unique character.
It is more affordable and interesting to stay at a bed and breakfast to save money on accommodation. In every London neighborhood you can find B&B’s, and many are within walking distance of the city's best attractions. Family-run and cheaper than most London hotels, they can provide insight into the neighborhood since they are frequently family-run.
What is the best neighbourhood/area of London to stay in?
All areas have their pros and cons, but if you want to stay very central and have only walking distance from most attractions we recommend staying in Mayfair, Soho, South Bank or City of London.
Where is the most central place to stay in London?
Geographically, Trafalgar Square is the most central part of London. So if you are looking for a neighbourhood closest to this landmark, it is Soho.
Are the hotels in London expensive?
There are a mix of hotels accommodating for all types of budgets. The more central you go, the higher the prices will be. If you are looking for luxury and prices don't are not a concern, then Mayfair, City of London or Soho are a start with high priced hotels. If you want to go for cheaper hotels, due to a restricted budget, Kensington and Paddington are also a start as they are slightly further away from the main centre.
Where to stay in London first time?
When we went to London for the first time, we had stayed in Paddington as the accommodation was cheaper and it was the perfect link to get around by metro. Our hotel was a couple of minutes walk from Paddington metro.
Where to stay in London close to everything?
If you choose to stay within the mentioned neighbourhoods in this page, generally speaking, you will be close to everything. Keep in mind that with London's metro transport you can get everywhere within minutes and there are metro stops a few minutes away from the most popular landmarks.
If you are hesitant of using the metro all the time and you prefer walking, then staying closer to Oxford street in the districts of Soho, Mayfair and Covent Garden are you best choices.
Where to stay in London with family as a tourist?
When visiting with family especially with children, safety is always a priority. London is a pretty safe place to stay. The best neighbourhoods to stay in are Mayfair, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Chelsea. These areas are all in the centre and you will find all types of accommodation to occupy your family.