London Hotels

London Hotel Like every other major capital, London offers countless types of accommodation that suit just about every traveller’s budget. You can choose between good old bed and breakfasts, chain hotels and some of the most prestigious hotels in the world such as The Ritz and The Savoy. But if you do not mind sharing with other travellers, you should perhaps also consider staying in a hostel especially if you are travelling on a budget, while renting a flat is a good idea if you are planning to stay in the UK’s capital for a longer period of time or if you are travelling with a larger group or your family.

How much accommodation in London will cost you primarily depends on the range of hotel you want to stay in. The splashier the hotel the higher the price. But since this is London we are talking about, expect to pay more for standard rooms than elsewhere in the United Kingdom. The prices of accommodation in London also depend on timing of your visit. Interestingly, the historic centre for example is more expensive during the week than during the weekends which is due to the fact that it is not only attracting tourists with its breathtaking attractions but businesspeople as well because it is also one of the most important world’s trade and financial centres. As a result, you can easily move to one star or two higher during the weekend or extend your visit to London for a few days for the same price you would pay during the week.

Obviously, you should stay as close to the central London as possible because this is where you will find the majority of the city’s top attractions. Even better idea is to stay in the very centre of the UK’s capital. But unfortunately, the location also dictates the price. The further out you stay the less you will pay but staying further out from the central London also means that you will have to spend more on getting around. The cost of a bus or underground for example, however, is negligible by savings you can make by staying further out central London but keep in mind that travelling back and forth each day will cost you time. Perhaps think about buses or using a coach hire company for easy travelling. So if you are planning to visit London only for a few days and would like to see as much as possible, think twice before you make a reservation at a hotel which is an hour or more from the city centre.

If you do not want to spend more on accommodation than necessary, you should also keep in mind that the cost of accommodation does not only depend on the days of the week you are staying in London but on other events that take place at the time of your visit as well. Shortly before and during just about all major events such as Wimbledon for instance, all hotels raise their prices. So if you just want to see London and do not intend to visit special events such as the mentioned Wimbledon, it is a good idea to plan your visit at a time when nothing “important” is going on in the city.