Are you looking for a place to stay in London without breaking the bank? It can be hard to find a good hotel in the city that won't cost you an arm and a leg. But surprisingly, the capital of the United Kingdom has some affordable options for spending the night. Both large chains and independent hotels (yes, even four- and five-star hotels) offer rooms for less than 100 pounds a night; you just have to know where to look. And once you've saved all that money? Well, you'll have more freedom to spend your wonga on other, more important things.
Like, uh, going to the bar. If you're searching for a great deal on accommodation in London, you've come to the right place. Here are our top picks for the best budget hotels in London. We love The Corner, and this one has more than 170 modular rooms, with comfortable beds, decent showers, and a shabby chic East End location.
Thanks to the self-service check-in system and free continental breakfast, prices remain low, starting at 67 pounds, but there are staff in the lobby, a meeting room with games and views of the park for a few euros more. There's also free Wi-Fi and affordable parking, and this branch is very convenient for getting to Brick Lane and Aldgate East by subway. The Motel One in the City is one of the most luxurious budget hotels in the area. Single rooms start at just 129 pounds, which isn't much considering the location and the facilities on offer. And Motel One isn't just cheap when it comes to the price of its rooms - with free Wi-Fi, a bar and fancy furniture, guests should take full advantage of exclusive discounts at nearby restaurants, some of which represent a whopping 50 percent discount. If you're looking for something a little different, try one of Yotel's five branches in London.
Starting at £65 per night (in West Brompton), everything from booking and check-in to basic room controls (temperature, light, food orders and entertainment) is managed from your phone or tablet app. Rooms are small but well-designed, with private showers, under-bed luggage storage, small desks, and free Wi-Fi. All hotels have a 24-hour reception, where their “insider information residents” can give guests suggestions on places to eat and drink, and book tours and trips. The Barrel Vault Wetherspoons is a short distance away for relatively cheap eating and drinking (still at London prices). But you don't have to sacrifice style if you want an affordable hotel in London - The Corner hotel in East London focuses on sustainability and claims to be the greenest hotel in London.
With high-quality beds, contemporary furniture and artwork, plus some luxury extras like free Wi-Fi and breakfast included in the price of your room. If you're looking for something even cheaper than The Corner hotel, try Point A Hotels. With seven hotels in London, rooms start at just 59 pounds a night - perfect if you want to be in the center of things but don't need fancy extras. Each hotel has an attached bar and cafeteria which offers a buffet breakfast each morning and then serves sandwiches, snacks and drinks later on. Finally, if you don't mind staying outside of central London then there are plenty of options available. I've stayed at a couple of their hotels myself and they're great if you're exploring London - very convenient locations with stylish boutique rooms for no more than 100 pounds a night. So there you have it - there are plenty of affordable hotels in London if you know where to look! Whether you're looking for luxury or just somewhere comfortable to rest your head after a long day exploring the city - there's something out there for everyone.