London Travel Guide
Top Accommodation Picks
Just because you heard that London is an expensive city doesn’t mean you can’t find an affordable hotel. It’s actually just a matter of planning and booking your room ahead of time. However, if you’re willing to spend a little bit more, this list also includes pricier hotels, too.
1) Hotel Verta
Check out this charming riverside hotel. Hotel Verta is a modern hotel boasting or 70 luxurious rooms. It confidently stands a little distance away from the city buzz– ideal for experiencing London’s quiet luxury. It has elegant rooms facing a heliport,while some of its suites feature a waterfront view. There is a restaurant serving British cuisine, a bar, vitality pool, spas and a fitness center. The hotel offers scenic tour flights over London, too. A stay for one night will cost around USD 202, including VAT. There are no restaurants nearby, but the hotel has a full restaurant that serves fantastic food. A continental breakfast costs from USD27 to USD30.
Address: Bridge’s Wharf, Battersea
2) The Savoy
Overlooking the River Thames, the Savoy provides a luxurious hotel experience unlike any other. Its famous list of guests goes on and on, including Frank Sinatra and Katharine Hepburn, among many others. As one of Forbes’ best 5-star hotels, Savoy promises an opulent stay at USD 714 a night.
Address: The Strand
3) Hotel 41
As Trip Advisor’s winner for Best Service, Hotel 41 offers all the spoils you can ever ask for. Rooms are spacious, and the public lounge is very cozy. Whether it’s your second honeymoon, or if you just want to romp up the romance with your spouse, Hotel 41 can do this for you, with rates starting at USD583.
Address: Buckingham Palace Road
4) Covent Garden Hotel
There is this beautifully-designed hotel tucked away in the classy and quiet side of Covent Garden. It allows for privacy even when it is in an area flanked by theaters, restaurants, cafes, shops and cinemas. Some of the facilities of the hotel are its 47-seat screening room, 24-hour gym, and beauty room, restaurant, a library, a soothing drawing room and an honesty bar. Their room rate starts at USD 536 which covers VAT but not breakfast.
Address: 10 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden
5) Charlotte Street Hotel
If you haven’t tried a boutique hotel yet, try this beautifully-designed contemporary hotel along Charlotte Street. It is just 10 minutes away from the British Museum, and in the heart of media and advertising district of London. The hotel has elegant suites – high ceilings with mezzanine, and amenities include a mini-cinema and a fully-equipped gym. As is typical of boutique hotels, it has an honesty bar, a library and a drawing room – great respite for weary travelers. The price starts at USD 415 for one night.
Address: 15-17 Charlotte Street
London is one city you don’t finish exploring in one visit. It is always worth another one, then another one. The truth is that even when you give up on it, it still has more to show. So every time you think you’ve seen it all – think again, London will prove you wrong!