Finding a cheap hotel in London is no easy feat—London is one of the most expensive cities in the world to book a hotel. Finding a nice hotel for an affordable price tag is even more challenging. So where do you stay for less when you don’t want to compromise on style, location, and food? We’ve curated this list of the nicest cheap hotels in London. These are all hotels that Condé Nast Traveler UK editors have stayed at and loved. They all have beautiful bedrooms, a cool atmosphere, great places to eat and drink, and exciting settings. Most importantly, they’re all $250 or less per night. Of course, the term “affordable” is relative—but rather than a list of the cheapest stays in London, this is our editor-approved edit of the smart stays you can book for less.
How do I find a cheap stay in London?
There are a few ways to score an affordable hotel in London. First, you can look outside the central areas, where hotel room prices will be higher, and stay in one of the neighborhoods or boroughs a little further out. Hotels here are bound to be cheaper, and London is so well-connected that you’ll be in the city's center in no time. You can also choose to travel outside of peak times—midwinter months such as January and February tend to be cheaper, as do mid-week stays compared to weekend trips.
The best affordable hotels in London:
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