Our 9 favourite Hotels in London

Our handpicked list of the best hotels in London.

Hotel Pilgrm

Rated 4.0 (very good) in 2,801 reviews 🛈

We didn’t opt for the breakfast but saw the menu in the morning and decided it was too good to not try. The best French toast I’ve ever had.

Guest review

A smart and affordable take on the traditional London hotel: Everything you need, nothing you don’t. A hotel for tourists and locals alike.

What’s special?

Don’t get confused when you enter the hotel and you find yourself in a coffeehouse; Hotel Pilgrm has no lobby in the classic means. Entering guests check-in in the buzzing café area. You’ll also find locals here who come for a good cup of coffee and enjoy the laid-back flair of this place.

Price tag:

It’s affordable for London-terms, with varying rates depending on the size of the room.


Hotel The Pilgrm is much-praised for their food and drinks in ‘The Lounge’ (by head chef Sara Lewis). This relaxed take on a restaurant serves exceptional dishes (with ingredients from the Borough Market) and cocktails that have been created in collaborations with bars from around the world.


A mix of simplistic and quirky. Think recovered interior from historic London, exposed brick, and dangling plants. The result: unconventional yet tasteful and making up the compromised space with high-quality amenities.


You’ll find The Pilgrm in no distance from Paddington Station, right next to Norfolk Square.

Before you go

The place seems to get a little noisy at times. Stay here if you are looking for a laid-back atmosphere and want to see what the city has to offer day by day. Don’t stay here if you are looking for a classic hotel experience in a quiet hotel.


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The Megaro

Rated 4.4 (very good) in 5,822 reviews. 🛈

The bedroom was lovely with magnificent views of St Pancreas. It’s location is super. Easy to find.

Guest review

There’s no chance to overlook The Megaro when you arrive at the buzzing St Pancras station: The bright colours of the outside facade will catch your eye. An iconic hotel “for people who love London, British pop culture and the occasional jam session”.

What’s special?

The Megaro holds the world’s largest minibar in the lobby where you can mix your own drinks. Guests also have the option to enjoy free snacks here. 

The property:

Located opposite of St Pancras station this hotel has become a landmark in London thanks to its colourful 450 square metre graffiti mural on the classic Georgian facade. It’s perfect for travellers arriving with international trains at St Pancras station. 

Rooms are the mid-priced, in particular if you consider the spacious rooms (especially for a London property).  A hotel with rockstar vibes thanks to the vibrant colours and artwork that dominate the hotel. Yet, guests can enjoy an intimate experience. Lively, cool and bold. 


For food, you can drop by their underground piano bar or enjoy Italian dishes with local ingredients in the on-site restaurant. Alternatively, The Megaro is within walking distance of many restaurants and bars.


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Hotel 41

Rated 5.0 (exceptional) in 5,031 reviews. 🛈

There is a nice roof terrace offering very good cocktails in the afternoon and early evening with complimentary canapés.

Guest review

An exceptional hotel overlooking Buckingham Palace that will make you feel like a royal yourself.

Style: Chic, old-fashioned luxury (think mahogany, leather, marble) with a contemporary touch

Price tag: High-end luxury 

Food: Four bars and three restaurants with different cuisines on site 

What’s special about this hotel? 

  • prime location
  • outstanding service
  • residents-only hotel
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The Zetter Hotel

Rated 4.4 (very good) in 2,517 reviews. 🛈

Incredible view, bio cosmetics in bathroom and even an instax in my room. To don’t say nothing about spacious terrace with an outside bath. I was feeling as a princess.

Guest review

A contemporary, converted Victorian warehouse with rooftop suites offering incredible panoramic views across London.

The hotel:

In The Zetter every room with its unique design. The suites on the top floor come with their private rooftop terrace and amazing panoramic views.It’s housed in a contemporary, converted Victorian warehouse right in a creative neighborhood, which is a hub for artists, designers, and architects. The closest tube station is only a 5 minutes walk away, from which you can reach all iconic sightseeing places of London. 


What we love about this hotel?

  • Free bikes to rent
  • Self-sustainable house and a focus on being eco-friendly wherever and whenever possible
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NoMad London

Rated 4.5 (excellent) in 310 reviews. 🛈

The room was large airy and had everything one would need. Loved the hand steamer which replaces an iron. Huge bathroom, and nice products.

Guest review

Only opened in May 2021, the NoMad London is an ultra-luxury hotel in the refurbished Bow Street Magistrates’ Court building in contemporary, bohemian chic.


  • Three-story glass atrium which is housing the restaurant
  • Exceptionally attractive library 
  • Featuring an extensive custom art program in house
  • 100m from Covent Garden
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Leman Locke

Rated 4.5 (excellent) in 4,020 reviews. 🛈

The staff were kind enough to boost us up to the 18th floor so we had an amazing view of the city.

Guest review

They trendy Leman Locke A home away from home. Ultra-convenient if you’re planning a longer-term stay or a workation in London.

What do we love about this hotel? 

The design-led apartments are fully equipped; And with fully equipped we do not only mean a kitchen with an oven. You’ll also find a washing machine and even a yoga mat. Basically everything is on-site: Good coffee, some food options, things to do to stay fit, co-working space with meeting rooms, regular workshops and events to meet new people. 

Good to know:

There are floor-to-ceiling windows in every room. And in particular the rooms on floor 19 and above offer stunning views of the city. 

Two practical things that are good to keep in mind: There’s no free parking on-site and housekeeping won’t come around every day to clean the rooms.

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The Hux Hotel

Rated 4.4 (very good) in 567 reviews. 🛈

They even put a happy birthday banner in the room as it was my partners birthday. Location is excellent would highly recommend.

Guest review

A small, independent design hotel located in the heart of the city district Kensington, where guests can enjoy their breakfast with views of the Kensington Gardens.

Style: A unique hotel with bold colours and an eccentric vibe, comfortable and elegant nonetheless. The family-run hotel has 4 room types to choose from and was only opened in 2020. 

Location: Situated in Kensington. Close to many cultural venues, like the National Historical Museum, the Royal College of Music, or also the Royal Albert Hall. 

Drinks: The Hux Piano Bar, a vibrant lounge with live Jazz music. 

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Batty Langley’s

Rated 4.9 (exceptional) in 1,524 reviews. 🛈

It really does feel very special stepping inside the hotel (on an unassuming street just off Spitalfields), quiet yet central to all the hustle and bustle of East London!

Guest review

Don’t let the elegant decor fool you. Batty Langley’s is a rather laid-back place to stay. You’ll find a healthy sense of humor all across the hotel, think hidden loos behind bookshelves.

Location: Located in an eastern district of London: Spitalfields. Just around the corner of the famous Brick Lane

Style: The elegant Georgian decor takes you back in time, yet you won’t miss modern amenities. They are concealed somewhere in the room. Batty Langley’s has only 29 rooms, all of them individually designed.

Food: There’s no restaurant on-site but 24/7 room service with a small menu

What’s special about this hotel?

  • There’s a beautiful wood-paneled library with about 3500 books. Guests are welcome to discover their stories
  • A quiet courtyard garden where you can enjoy the obligatory tea time

What other guests recommended when staying here?

  • A drink in the courtyard to unwind from a day in the buzzing city
  • The staff will lay a table for you if you decide to order food in 
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Stay on a Narrowboat

Rated 4.9 (exceptional) in 41 reviews. 🛈

The location was perfect and we got to experience a completely different side to London, despite only being a few minutes walk away from Paddington.

Guest review

One of the most unique ways to stay in London is this stunning Narrowboat Boat in London.

The space:

  • Your private boat with a living space, fully equipped kitchen, small bathroom, and one bedroom with double bed
  • Colourful & modern decor
  • A roof area to relax 
  • A booking includes the use of a 2-person kayak


  • The boat comes with a Self Drive Hire Boat license meaning you can self-drive the boat during your stay
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