Weekend breaks in London | hotel ideas for the perfect London staycation

By Katherine Sparshatt,

When you are looking for a weekend break destination, London should be top of your list. With so much to do and see it has something for everyone, whether you want to catch a show and shop til you drop, or take in some of the many free museums and galleries that house word-class exhibits.

It’s well known to everyone that London can be a bit pricey so we’ve done our best to cater to all budgets. So if you need a cheap and cheerful place to stay or are looking to splurge on a hotel experience of a lifetime, you’ll find the ideal hotel for you.

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A budget weekend break in London

Find an affordable hotel with all the luxury trappings in London

Fancy a little bit of the luxury lifestyle but with out the luxury price-tag? Well we have scoured the hotels in London to find those that include all the luxury trappings such as fancy interiors, great locations, indoor pools and delicious restaurants, at a fraction of the normal price of a luxury hotel in London.


Explore our favourite hotels near London’s most iconic sights

If this is your first or second time in London then staying near the sights means you get to make the most of your days. Stepping out of your hotel and finding yourself directly on the South Bank is the stuff of weekend break dreams or being round the corner from the West End means getting home from a late night show is made easy.


Stay in a cheap and chic hotel in cool Camden

Camden in North London is a great place to feel central but also in a more ‘local’ neighbourhood.With lively pubs, flea markets, street food and an interesting array of locals, Camden is like no other borough. Check out our favourite hotels in the area that are perfect for those travelling on a budget.


London at your feet, for a fraction of the cost

Not fussy about where you lay your head just so long as you can enjoy a weekend break in London? Well we’ve found 5 hotels in London that are cheap and cheerful, offering great value and comfortably charming accommodation.


A luxury weekend break in London


Stay in the lap of luxury in a hotel in Westminster

Westminster is arguably one of London’s most glamorous boroughs. Home to Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square, Westminster is the very heart of London. Each of these hotels offers a luxurious opulence that will take your weekend break to the next level.


Spend quality time together on a romantic weekend break in London

The glamour and scale of London, make it the perfect destination for a romantic weekend break. Whether you gaze down on the city from the Skygarden, or book yourselves in for a romantic meal at one of the many Michelin Starred restaurants, catch a show, opera or ballet, or go ice skating at Somerset House, London really is the perfect place to enjoy spending time with each other.


Live like a King for a weekend in a luxurious London hotel

London is one of the richest capitals in the world and the displays of wealth are not hard to find. So just for a weekend why not live like a King in one of these fantastic hotels. Featuring anything from Champagne bars to private butlers and everything in between.


A family friendly weekend break in London

Pack up the kids for a weekend of free museums, marvelling at sky scrapers and retracing the steps of Paddington Bear. In this article we have found some great family-friendly hotels that offer child-friendly options such as free hot-chocolate and cookies before bed.


A spa weekend in London

Spend a weekend relaxing in one of London’s world-class spas

If you already live near London but are looking for a relaxing break in the city that has all the glamour and charm of staying in the capital but with added benefits such as a subterranean spa complete with pool, Jacuzzi, hydrotherapy pool, crystal salt steam room and a treatment list as long as your arm, then choose one of these stunning London spa hotels.


Book your own private hot tub in London with a view

The ultimate addition to any romantic weekend, a private in-room Jacuzzi is the kind of luxury amenity that makes a romantic break simply unforgettable. The stone hot tubs at the Cafe Royal are fit for a Greek Goddess and the private roof top terrace hot tub at the Bermondsey Square hotel offers panoramic views of London whilst you relax in the bubbles.


Stay in a hotel with a luxurious indoor pool

Spend your day exploring the delights of the capital before returning to your hotel for a dip in the pool before dinner. Each of these hotels offer an indoor pool where you can be sure of some relaxation and gentle exercise away form the stresses of everyday city life.

A hipster weekend in East London

East London’s coolest hotels for a weekend break

East London has gone from scruffy docklands area to super cool hipster hotspot. Full of industrial-chic coffee shops and underground clubs with live music and craft beer, East London is now a thriving hub of start ups, kale salads and cocktails served in Mason jars. The hotels are equally quirky and cool, with eye-catching art installations, innovative space savers, and comfy lounge areas where guests can mingle.


A weekend break at a beach near London

7 beach hotels with two hours of London

Escape for a weekend break at the beach. London is less than two hours away from a bevvy of beaches of all shapes and sizes. We’re talking anything from long white sandy beaches to beaches with pebbles and piers. Because of London’s extensive rail network, heading to a beach from London is nice and easy and totally worth it for a weekend break breathing fresh sea air.