By Travel Ambassador Jessica from Journeys With Jessica
Lovely London, the Great British capital. Home to the Union Jack flag, the West End theatre and of course the iconic Royal Family. Visiting London is fun for all ages, and offers something different to everyone, but it goes without saying that a stay in Britain’s most famous city will certainly set you back a few pennies. As the city is so huge, it’s often difficult finding somewhere to base yourself from, and finding somewhere that doesn’t break the bank too. But fear not, that’s where Transfer Travel comes in! We’ve scoured the accommodation market and found 5 of the best budget hotels to make your stay in London that bit extra special…
Located in the heart of the West End, with Theatreland, Chinatown and trendy nightlife at your doorstep, The Z Hotel offers high spec accommodation at low prices. Converted from 12 Georgian townhouses, the hotel prides itself on its traditional, architectural charm mixed with modern, contemporary style and is easily accessible from anywhere in London. With 85 rooms centred around an impressive courtyard, the hotel commands lots of space yet it’s compact rooms give the benefit of high quality accommodation without the luxury price tag. With rooms starting from £70per night, you and your wallet will sleep soundly at Z Hotel.
Holiday Inn Express, Greenwich
Holiday Inn’s are fast becoming a hotel of choice for budget travellers looking for a good nights sleep in a great location. The Express a Greenwich does exactly that and combines a modern, funky design with a homely warm welcome across its 162 bedrooms. With a restaurant and bar onsite guests can enjoy their inclusive breakfast, and can purchase dinner or drinks at their leisure. Just a 15minute walk away from London’s iconic O2 arena, this hotel is the perfect place from which to enjoy a concert or go out to one of the capitals hottest entertainment venues. Prices start from £70 per night.
Located near Borough Market, and within easy reach of Westminster and other surrounding areas, the Ibis Styles is a modern, immaculately presented hotel offering great value for money. A step up from the usual, unoriginal Ibis hotels, the Styles hotel carries a theatre land theme throughout and is thoughtfully decorated with cinematic touches here and there. Each of the hotels 114, creatively decorated bedrooms are spacious and modern and breakfast is included. With the buzz of London right on your doorstep, the Ibis provides a great base to explore the city. Rooms start from £87 per night.
A regal reception awaits at the Motel One. Despite its less than luxury name, this hotel is superbly located in the Tower Hill area just a few minutes walk away from the world famous Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. With references to the royal family throughout, this hotel is a perfect base from which to enjoy all that London has to offer and is just 500m from the nearest tube station. Each of the 291 rooms have been tastefully decorated with comfy beds, high powered showers and modern touches. There’s also a lounge and bar on site for guests looking to enjoy their weekend home. Prices start from £99 per night and are extremely wallet friendly!
Ok so we know this is a hostel and not a hotel, but if you book a private room you’ll enjoy a hotel experience but with a hostel price tag, clever right? Just 10 minutes from both Kings Cross and St Pancras International station, this place is great for hopping on the Eurostar to Paris or for just exploring other areas of London. A former prison building, some of the rooms are actually restored cells and offer unique accommodation to all its guests. There’s a common room, bar and cafe onsite and free walking tours run from reception every day. For a quirky, budget stay in an excellent city location be sure to book in at Clink 78! Rooms in mixed dorms start from £17per night, or £65 per night for a private room.
These are just 5 of the best budget hotels in the capital, but there are literally hundreds and hundreds more funky places dotted around side streets and located in different boroughs that are just waiting to be discovered. Have you stayed in London before? Let us know your top hotel haunts!