Cheap hotels in central London
citizenM London Bankside
Admire the quirky designs on display at citizenM London Bankside, a great option for those looking for a cheap London break. You’ll save time deciding which room to stay in with only one type on offer identical across the hotel, each including superfast free wifi, comfy king-size beds, widescreen TVs, blackout blinds and mood lighting.
Where: Bankside (20 Lavington Street, SE1 0NZ)
Enjoy compact luxury and low prices in one of London’s most exciting locations at Z Soho*. The modern rooms prioritise comfort across five different room options ranging from small singles to modestly sized queen rooms. Set on the doorstep of the iconic West End, you can explore some of the capital’s coolest shops, nightlife spots and delicious eateries.
Where: Soho (17 Moor Street, W1D 5AP)
Travelodge London Central Waterloo
Stroll across the river Thames towards buzzy South Bank, or take in the view from the London Eye on the doorstep of Travelodge London Central Waterloo. This affordable hotel offers a range of spacious and modern rooms, plus an unlimited breakfast so you can refuel before a busy day of visiting the capital’s top attractions – many of which are within walking distance from this centrally located hotel.
Where: Waterloo (195-203 Waterloo Road, SE1 8UX)
Zedwell Tottenham Court Road
Unlock a unique experience at Zedwell Tottenham Court Road*, London’s first and only underground hotel. Expect an unfussy and contemporary aesthetic in the spacious rooms that offer a slice of calm beneath one of London’s buzziest neighbourhoods; whether you’re in the capital to explore or relax.
Where: Fitzrovia (112 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3NQ)
Cheap hotels in north London
NOX Belsize Park
Bring the family along to north London’s NOX Belsize Park*, where it offers triple and family rooms just five minutes by Tube to Camden, with its famous market, canalside walks and eclectic restaurants; while the idyllic green spaces of Primrose Hill and Hampstead Heath are just a short walk away.
Where: Belsize Park (154 Haverstock Hill, NW3 2AY)
hub by Premier Inn London King's Cross Hotel
Combine affordability with innovation at hub by Premier Inn London King’s Cross Hotel. You can control lighting, temperature and even switch on the do not disturb sign from your bed using the room’s built-in touchscreen at this low-cost hotel, which is close to the vibrant Coal Drop’s Yard.
Where: King's Cross (50 Wharfdale Road, N1 9FA)
Head north to the artsy Green Rooms*, where affordable London accommodation meets creativity with a host of events spanning exhibitions, yoga, comedy nights and painting workshops. Check into a Studio Apartment costing less than the average London hotel, and then jump on the Tube to neighbouring Hampstead Heath, where you can explore the stomping ground of past poets and literary icons.
Where: Wood Green (13-27 Station Road, N22 6UW)
Cheap hotels in south London
Church Street Hotel
Embrace the Spanish Americana-inspired surroundings at Church Street Hotel, offering a cheap and unique stay in south London. Flex your mixologist skills at the hotel’s honesty bar in the Havana Lounge, with its selection of spirits and cool Latin vibe. Discover the nearby pubs, restaurants, galleries and markets in Brixton and Peckham, or jump on public transport to visit some of the top attractions in London.
Where: Camberwell (29-33 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8TR)
Spread Eagle, Wandsworth
Feel right at home during your stay at the Spread Eagle, Wandsworth*. Set in a Grade II-listed Victorian pub, the warm and stately bedrooms differ in size but all boast a humble price. If you've got little ones to keep happy, the hotel offers family-friendly rooms, and there are plenty of activities on the doorstep, whether you’d rather explore the leafy area of Putney or spend the day at the iconic Battersea Power Station.
Where: Wandsworth (71 Wandsworth High Street, SW18 2PT)
Cheap hotels in east London
Good Hotel London
Step inside the Good Hotel London, where sleek, minimal design welcomes you to the city just moments from London City Airport. Choose rooms with a view of Royal Victoria Dock with a desk, down pillow and in-room safe – an ideal budget option for those looking to explore east London or travel to central London with ease.
Where: Royal Victoria Dock (Western Gateway, E16 1FA)
Motel One London – Tower Hill
You know you’re in for a stylish stay when you step into the lobby of Motel One London – Tower Hill. Just 10 minutes’ walk from the Tower of London, this low-cost hotel fuses design, tech and healthy eating – all bundled up in an affordable rate. Explore east London's hidden gems, including the art, food and shopping hub of Brick Lane Market. It accepts pets too, but you must notify the hotel in advance.
Where: Tower Hill (24-26 Minories, EC3N 1BQ)
The Corner London City
Sustainability runs through the veins of The Corner London City, which features organic mattresses and toiletries, and has a collection of quirky rooms at affordable prices. Choose its windowless Snug rooms for the lowest prices – where the bold decor makes up for a lack of views. If you’re peckish, head to The Corner Bar + Kitchen for a selection of tasty treats and cocktails to top off the night.
Where: Whitechapel (42 Adler Street, E1 1EE)
Moxy London Stratford
Experience boutique on a budget at Moxy London Stratford* with communal areas filled with games like giant Jenga, stylish bedrooms and an eccentric theme fit for any sports enthusiast. Draw in the night with a cocktail from the hotel chain’s hallmark Moxy Bar.
Where: Stratford (86 Great Eastern Road, E15 1GR)
Point A Canary Wharf
Cosy up at Point A Canary Wharf in the London Docklands, home to skyscrapers, restaurants, shops and bars. One of the most simple yet stylish cheap hotels in east London, it has snug rooms featuring smart TVs, Hypnos beds and power showers. The hotel is also handily located for the IFS Cloud Cable Car, The O2 and London City Airport, and has other locations throughout the capital.
Where: London Docklands (21 Hertsmere Road West, E14 4AS)
Ibis Budget London Whitechapel
Take advantage of the low-cost and great location of Ibis Budget London Whitechapel, situated on the doorstep of vibey Brick Lane and Spitalfields and with easy access to some of London's top attractions. Sleep in comfort before waking up to an unlimited continental breakfast, the perfect start to a day in the city.
Where: Whitechapel (100 Whitechapel Road, E1 1JG)
Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill
Enjoy luxury for less at Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill, which has rooms with four-poster beds and rainforest showers. Complimentary internet, an on-site restaurant and a location near Tower Bridge and the City of London make it the perfect place for a central London visit with your partner, friends or family.
Where: Tower Hill (142 Minories, EC3N 1LS)
Cheap hotels in west London
Relish in the laidback atmosphere at The Pilgrm* in Paddington, with a character that will make you question the cost. Whether you’re happy with a cosy Bunk room or would rather pay a little more for a Large room with a king or superking bed; the affordably luxurious rooms offer the perfect base to explore everything the city has to offer during a cheap London break.
Where: Paddington (25 London Street, W2 1HH)
The easyHotel Victoria is the ideal choice for those looking for budget accommodation in London. The rooms are small, clean and modern, and equipped with air conditioning, en-suite showers and wifi. Hop on a coach, train or the Tube from Victoria for quick access around the capital, or venture beyond for some of the best day trips from London.
Where: Victoria (34-40 Belgrave Road, SW1V 1RG)
Hampton by Hilton London Croydon
Enjoy a free breakfast at Hampton by Hilton London Croydon, before heading to the Boxpark street food hub, spotting street art or visiting the area’s many local attractions. Among the best connected south London hotels, it has direct rail connections to Gatwick Airport from nearby East Croydon station, as well as services to London Victoria in just 16 minutes.
Where: Croydon (30 Dingwall Road, CR0 2NB)
K West Hotel & Spa
Venture to west London to the K West Hotel & Spa, a surprisingly affordable option despite being a hangout for A-listers and trendy media types. Among a number of cheap hotels in west London, the former recording studio mixes stylish rooms with luxury pampering. Its Shepherd’s Bush location makes it the ideal base for Westfield London.
Where: Shepherd's Bush (Richmond Way, W14 0AX)
La Suite West
Have the open spaces of Hyde Park just footsteps away at La Suite West. Based in Bayswater, a short walk from Oxford Street and Marble Arch, it’s a great spot to enjoy London’s West End for less. Designer Anouska Hempel has created a laidback, modern vibe in this hotel that also houses a terrace, fitness centre and restaurant.
Where: Bayswater (41-51 Inverness Terrace, W2 3JN)
Georgian House Hotel
Known for its quirky wizard-themed rooms, Georgian House Hotel near Victoria station is an affordable option for families and couples alike. While you pay more to stay in its Wizard Chambers, the contemporary twin, double and family rooms at this boutique-style hotel come in at a reasonable rate.
Where: Pimlico (35-39 St George's Drive, SW1V 4DG)
Top budget hotel chains
Explore some of the best cheap hotel chains situated for your visit to London on a budget:
- easyHotel: unfussy budget accommodation with locations scattered across London’s top areas, including Victoria, Old Street, Kensington and Paddington.
- Holiday Inn Express: bringing cheap hotels to key areas in London, such as Stratford, Earl’s Court and ExCeL London. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast included in the price at some venues.
- citizenM: every room is the same across this hotel chain that gives all visitors fantastic amenities in some of the most exciting London locations, including Bankside, Tower of London and Shoreditch.
- Ibis: friendly, helpful staff and an array of little extras are the hallmarks of Ibis budget hotels in London. Expect comfortable bedrooms with good lighting, plenty of storage and power showers.
- Premier Inn: find clean, comfortable accommodation, with friendly helpful service at this chain, where large bedrooms offer king-size beds with good quality duvets and pillows along with wifi access.
- Point A: dotted across the capital, this cheap London chain has everything you need from air-conditioning and flatscreen TVs to mood lighting and an ironing room.
- Travelodge: boasting no-frills rooms at affordable rates in more than 80 hotels in London, enjoy clean king-size beds, en suite bathrooms and optional extras such as breakfast and wifi available.