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Choosing an accommodation to sleep in London is never too easy. Even if it were your second or third time in the capital. An incredibly vast city, with a truly unique accommodation offer. Generally speaking, prices for sleeping in London are quite high. Especially in the center and near the most important points of interest. The range of prices varies considerably from area to area. And quality too.

The choice of accommodation also affects the airport from which one departs and / or arrives. Often, it is preferable to choose a comfort solution, easily accessible at the reference airport.

London is an incredible, intercultural city. Each area has its own identity; Covent Garden is the theater district; Blommsbury is the area of ​​museums, art and culture. Brixton, is a multi-ethnic area, quite cheap. Green spaces dominate at Wimbledon. Kensington is the area of ​​the rich: staying here could be very expensive. Hammersmith, not far from the center, does not excite, although it borders on first-rate roads. If you are looking for a serious and peaceful neighborhood then Myfair is for you. Canary Wharf is the financial district where the prices go down on the weekend and the hotels are new; among other things, it is well connected to the center.


Generally the most expensive months in the city, are May, June, July and the Christmas period from Boxing Day (Santo Stefano) to the Epiphany.

In our opinion, the best time to visit the British capital is from 01 December to the beginning of January; in this period, you will breathe a truly unique Christmas atmosphere, comparable only to that of New York. Very beautiful also May and June. With the days getting longer, you can take advantage of the many outdoor activities that London can offer.

Kensington-Earl’s Court and Victoria, in our opinion, are the best areas to choose accommodation.

Sleep in London


Kensington-Earl’s Court is one of the best areas of London, including stately Anglo-Saxon style houses, and lots of boutiques. This is an area well served by public transport, with widespread connections to the City. It is also a favorite area for stars and celebrities. Staying in these parts, you can easily cross some of them! Kensington is one of the best areas for visitors arriving from London Heathrow airport.

Click here to view the best facilities available in Kensington.


Excellent starting point to reach the main points of interest in London. The reason is due to the presence of the homonymous railway station, one of the most important connection hubs of the city, and of the United Kingdom. The subway, the long-distance trains for the United Kingdom, and numerous bus lines that also connect the main airports of the Capital pass through Victoria Station.

Victoria Station also offers many solutions for sleeping in London, suitable for all tastes, and pockets.

Within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, the cost of the rooms is normally lower for stays from Monday to Friday than at weekends; certainly cheaper than many other areas of London. Click here to see the facilities available in Victoria.


The prices of rooms for sleeping in London are often particularly expensive. However, it is possible to find low-cost solutions without having to compromise on quality.

The hostels of the English LHA chain offer accommodation in London since 1940. The strengths are certainly the price, the cleanliness, the location. There are so many in London.

LHA is the answer to all those who are looking for a bed that is shared or in a private room (with sink and in some cases even with private bathroom and kitchen); all accommodations offer free wifi, luggage storage, fridge, TV in room. Furthermore, all the hostels have a large shared kitchen, to have a meal or breakfast in the morning.

What distinguishes LHA is a young and knowledgeable staff that will try in every way to fulfill any request.

LHA Torquay House in Paddington is a recently inaugurated structure that stands between 5-star hotels and beautiful boutiques. It has single rooms, double rooms with internal kitchen, private bathroom and TV. It is just a few minutes walk from Paddington underground/station, and the red Lancaster Gate and Bayswater stop. Info and reservations from this link.

Another very reliable chain is Tune Hotel, also located at various points in the City. Prices are lower than the capital average; in fact, it offers basic accommodations with limited spaces, but with very comfortable beds and private showers. Some rooms have no windows. Some services such as wifi, safe and luggage storage are subject to charges; furthermore, they can be added at the time of booking.

Paddington’s Tune Hotel is among the most loved in the chain. It is located in the heart of London, not far from the Zoo, Hyde Park, the lively Edgware Road (near the homonymous metro station);
This hotel is 400 meters from Paddington Underground Station; (Circle, Hammersmith and City Line). From this link, additional info and the possibility of booking at the best price.

The Tune Hotel on Liverpool Street, less than 200 meters. from the Spitalfields Market, it’s a great alternative. Thanks to its proximity to the Liverpool Street Railway Station, it is worth considering for those arriving (or leaving) from Stansted Airport.


Here are some interesting structures with good value for money, suitable for families and couples.

The Paramount Hotel is a small and cozy hotel, located just minutes from Earl’s Court tube station. It is a very quiet area, both day and night. The rooms are quite spacious, with en-suite bathrooms, very comfortable beds, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary toiletries; the staff is very kind.

Prices are in the category and city average; the only recommendation is to book in advance, given the wide demand, and low availability.

Premier Inn hotel Kensington offers good standard rooms, starting at £ 35. Interesting hotel for its strategic location, not far from the Royal Albert Hall, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the West End theaters. The rooms are large and comfortable, and offer free wifi, en-suite bathroom, tv, safe and tea and coffee set. In our opinion it is indeed an excellent quality/price solution. From this link, you can search for the best offer.

In general, the Premier Inn chain is a viable solution. Premier Inns are located in different parts of the city. The strength is certainly the price and quality. The cost of the room varies greatly depending on the area. If long journeys by metro and bus are not a problem, you might find particularly cheap facilities.

Ibis Hotel Shepherd’s Bus, is located in the Hammersmith area, near Kensington, Holland Park. It is located near the famous Westfield shopping center.

In excellent location, a stone’s throw from Shepherd’s Bus-red line metro station which quickly connects Marble Arch to Oxford Street.

Ibis is synonymous with quality and high level service. The price may be slightly above the average of those previously indicated, but satisfies even the most demanding travelers. All rooms are equipped with private bathroom, King size bed, TV, safe, air conditioning, window, fridge, coffee and tea maker. Moreover, free of charge, you will have free wifi and luggage storage. Info and reservations from here.

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