Top 5 London hotels for your budget city break

By Sarah Moyles,

Hotels in London come in all shapes and sizes – and all budgets. But if you’re searching some for accommodation in London offering good value, we’ve compiled a list of some of the cheapest hotels for your next city break.

Whether you’re looking to explore Canary Wharf, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park or even Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, there is something for everyone.


DoubleTree London Docklands Riverside

The Hilton London Docklands Riverside is located opposite Canary Wharf on the South Bank, which is perfect for strolls along the river or capturing some snaps of Tower Bridge.

The hotel’s very own river ferry will take you, free of charge, across to Canary Wharf pier. Once you’ve docked, take the opportunity to sample some of the amazing cafes, bars and restaurants found here. If the West End is more your style, the excellent transport connections will ensure you’ll be sipping cocktails in Soho within 20 minutes.

The hotel’s bright and airy rooms are sure to make you feel at home. With excellent views of the North Bank, the hotel’s terrace is the perfect place to watch the lights of London at night. Why not order a glass of wine after your hard day and enjoy the view?

For more affordable options closer to the city’s sights, click here.


Travelodge London Stratford

If you’re looking for a hotel for your shopping trip in the capital, this is the hotel for you. Travelodge London Stratford is a stone’s throw from Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, where you can find all your high-street favourites under one roof. And if you want to relive the London 2012 Olympic Games, why not take a guided tour of the nearby Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park?

The newly-opened Travelodge provides simple yet comfortable accommodation at affordable rates. The spacious rooms are fitted with Travelodge’s very own “Dreamer Bed”, which is deemed to be the “Rolls Royce” of mattresses. All Double Rooms come with king-size beds, complimentary toiletries and high-speed Wi-Fi.


Ibis London Docklands Canary Wharf

If your London weekend break includes a concert at The O2 Arena, then the Ibis London Docklands is the most convenient hotel for you. With only a short journey on the Underground, you’ll be front-and-centre watching your favourite artist perform.

The hotel’s all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and its delicious onsite restaurant, Fogg’s, will keep you refueled throughout your stay. All rooms at the Ibis Docklands are equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi, a LCD flat-screen TV and the all-important tea and coffee making facilities.

Top Tip: To get a direct train to The O2, take the Jubilee Line from Canary Wharf tube station (a short 10 minute walk from the hotel) to Greenwich North.


The RE London Shoreditch

Shoreditch is a trendy area in London’s hipster East End filled with ethnic restaurants, gastro pubs and hip cocktail bars. It’s also the perfect place to indulge in some shopping, with plenty of vintage stores and boutiques.

The RE London Shoreditch is just 15 minutes from London’s city centre and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford. It gives guests the perfect starting point to explore all areas of London and offers the perfect place to rest your head after a night out in Shoreditch.

The hotel also uses the same queen-size beds as those supplied to the Royal Family – so you can be assured of a comfortable night’s sleep. Guests can also take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate as well as the free biscuits which are provided in every room. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, access to Wi-Fi and a 20-inch flat screen TV.

For more trendy hotels in Shoreditch and East London, click here.


Best Western Palm

Sometimes a family break to London can seem daunting, with the stress of guiding youngsters through the packed maze of London streets too much to bare. However there is the option to have the best of both worlds – the buzz of the city but with the quietness of village living.

The Best Western Palm in Cricklewood is located close to Hampstead Heath and is a 15 minute walk to the nearest tube station. With Wembley Stadium, London Zoo and the RAF Museum located nearby, you’ll be sure to find something to keep the little ones entertained.

The hotel has bright, spacious and comfortable triple rooms as well as many sizable double rooms. Cots are also available on request, so why not start your London family adventure here?

For more family-friendly London hotels, click here.

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