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The following is our guide to finding accommodation in London. Keep in mind that London is an expensive city and that prices might be higher than what you usually expect. We have included a range of hotels with the hope that you will be able to find the one that best suits your needs and budget.

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Hostels

Budget Hotels

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Luxury Hotels

Mid-Range Hotels


Luxury Hotels

+ Intercontinental London Park Lane -- 1 Hamilton Place | Park Lane, London W1J 7QY, England

  • Pros: Rooms have views of Hyde Park; excellent location near Buckingham Palace; clean rooms
  • Cons: Expensive; some guests comment on 'dated decor'
  • Nearby Attractions: Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Green Park
  • Closest Tube: Hyde Park Corner
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Intercontinental London Park Lane OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.


+ Intercontinental London 02 -- Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0TW, England

  • Pros: Beautiful views of financial district; good customer service
  • Cons: Not centrally located; expensive
  • Nearby Attractions: Canary Wharf, Greenwich Meridian
  • Closest Tube: North Greenwich
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Intercontinental London O2 OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London -- 200 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7UT, England

  • Pros: Prime location; stunning views
  • Cons: Very expensive
  • Nearby Attractions: Westminster, Big Ben, London Eye
  • Closest Tube: Waterloo or Westminster
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Park Plaza Westminster Bridge OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Hotel 41 -- 41 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0PS, Englandopen_happiness_picadilly_circus_blue-pink_hour_120917-1126-jikatu

  • Pros: Elegant, boutique hotel; central location; excellent customer service
  • Cons: Some guests comment that rooms are rather small
  • Nearby Attractions: Buckingham Palace, Westminster Cathedral, Green Park
  • Closest Tube: Victoria
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Hotel 41 OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Egerton House Hotel -- 17-19 Egerton Terrace, London SW3 2BX, England

  • Pros: Stunning decor; excellent customer service
  • Cons: Some customer complaints about breakfast and room decor
  • Nearby Attractions: Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Kensington Gardens
  • Closest Tube: South Kensington
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Egerton House Hotel OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ The Milestone Hotel -- 1 Kensington Court | Kensington, London W8 5DL, England

  • Pros: Beautiful decor; excellent customer service; great location
  • Cons: Small rooms
  • Nearby Attractions: Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Kensington Gardens
  • Closest Tube: Gloucester Road
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 5 stars
  • BOOK directly with the Milestone Hotel OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Crowne Plaza London The City -- 19 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6DB, England

  • Pros: Excellent location; great breakfast
  • Cons: Somewhat rundown
  • Nearby Attractions: St. Paul's Cathedral, Tate Modern
  • Closest Tube: Blackfriars
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with  OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

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Mid-Range Hotels 

+ Strand Palace Hotel -- 372 Strand, London WC2R 0JJ, England

  • Pros: Excellent location, especially considering modest price
  • Cons: Some guests describe it as "old-fashioned travel-lodge"; mediocre customer service
  • Nearby Attractions: Covent Garden, St Paul's, National Gallery
  • Closest Tube: Temple or Covent Garden
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4 stars
  • BOOK directly with Strand Palace Hotel OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.


+ Crowne Plaza London Kensington -- 100 Cromwell Road | Kensington, London SW7 4ER, England

  • Pros: Luxury feel for mid-range price; central location
  • Cons: Some complain about 'tired rooms'
  • Nearby Attractions: Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Kensington Gardens
  • Closest Tube: Gloucester Road
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Crowne Plaza London Kensington OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Staybridge Suites Vauxhall -- Spring Mews, Tinworth Street | Vauxhall Walk, London SE11 5EJ, England

  • Pros: Clean; beautiful rooms
  • Cons: Not as centrally located
  • Nearby Attractions: River Thames
  • Closest Tube: Vauxhall
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 5 stars
  • BOOK directly with  OR with Staybridge Suites Vauxhall or Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Hotel Indigo London Kensington -- 34-44 Barkston Gardens, London SW5 0EW, England

  • Pros: Beautiful boutique hotel; excellent customer service
  • Cons: Small rooms; several complaints about high heating
  • Nearby Attractions: Chelsea, Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Closest Tube: Earl's Court
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Hotel Indigo London Kensington OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Hotel Indigo London Paddington -- 16 London Street | Paddington, London aerial_view_of_hyde_parkW2 1HL, England

  • Pros: Hotel has lots of character; great location
  • Cons: Small rooms
  • Nearby Attractions: Hyde Park, Kensington Palace, Notting Hill
  • Closest Tube: Paddington
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Hotel Indigo London Paddington OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill -- 142 Minories, London EC3N 1LS, England

  • Pros: Excellent location; clean rooms
  • Cons: Expensive for a mid-range hotel
  • Nearby Attractions: The Gherkin, Monument to the Great Fire of London, Tower of London
  • Closest Tube: Aldgate
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury / King's Cross -- 1 King's Cross Road, London WC1X 9HX, England

  • Pros: Recently renovated; central location
  • Cons: Expensive for mid-range hotel
  • Nearby Attractions: British Library, The British Museum, King's Cross
  • Closest Tube: Russell Square
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Holiday Inn Bloomsbury / King's Cross OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Holiday Inn London Regent's Park -- Carburton Street, London W1W 5EE, England

  • Pros: Great location
  • Cons: 'Tired decor'800px-kings_cross_western_concourse
  • Nearby Attractions: Regent's Park, Madame Tussaud's, The Sherlock Holmes Museum
  • Closest Tube: Great Portland Street or Regent's Park
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4 stars
  • BOOK directly with Holiday Inn Regent's Park OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Holiday Inn London Oxford Circus -- 57-59 Welbeck Street, London W1G 9BL, England

  • Pros: Excellent location
  • Cons: Poor customer service; tired decor
  • Nearby Attractions: Oxford Circus, Hyde Park
  • Closest Tube: Bond Street or Oxford Circus
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Holiday Inn Oxford Circus OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Holiday Inn London Camden Lock -- 30 Jamestown Road, London NW1 7BY, England

  • Pros: Trendy location
  • Cons: Described as 'average'
  • Nearby Attractions: Camden Market, Regent's Park, London Zoo
  • Closest Tube: Camden Town
  • TripAdvisor Rating:
  • BOOK directly with London Camden Lock OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

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Budget Hotels 

+ Premier Inn London Bank (Tower) Hotel -- 20 St. Mary At Hill, London EC3R 8EE, England

  • Pros: Comfortable stay; excellent location
  • Cons: Described as 'basic but functional'
  • Nearby Attractions: Tower of London, Monument to the Great Fire of London
  • Closest Tube: Monument
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Premier Inn London Bank (Tower) OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Premier Inn London St Pancras Hotel -- 88 Euston Road, London NW1 2RA, England

  • Pros: Excellent location; affordable
  • Cons: Modest decor
  • Nearby Attractions: British Library, Camden, Regent's Park
  • Closest Tube: Euston or King's Cross
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with Premier Inn London St Pancras OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

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Hostels 

+ Safestay London Holland Park -- Holland Walk | Kensington, London W8 7QU, England

  • Pros: Very affordable; excellent location
  • Cons: Complaints about large size of some dorm rooms
  • Nearby Attractions: Kyoto Garden, Kensington Palace
  • Closest Tube: High Street Kensington or Holland Park
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 stars
  • BOOK directly with OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.


+ YHA London Central -- 104-108 Bolsover Street, London W1W 5NU, England

  • Pros: Prime location; affordable; clean
  • Cons: Several extra fees
  • Nearby Attractions: Regent's Park, Oxford Circus
  • Closest Tube: Goodge Street or Great Portland Street
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4 stars
  • BOOK directly with YHA London Central OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ The Dictionary Hostel -- 10-20 Kingsland Road | Shoreditch, London E2 8DA, England

  • london_eye_night_shotPros: Trendy location; best for young travellers
  • Cons: Loud
  • Nearby Attractions: Shoreditch, Bricklane
  • Closest Tube: Shoreditch High Street or Old Street
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4 stars
  • BOOK directly with The Dictionary Hostel OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

+ Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage -- 40 College CrescentSwiss Cottage, London NW3 5LB, England

  • Pros: Affordable; friendly atmosphere
  • Cons: Not as centrally located as some others
  • Nearby Attractions: Hampstead Heath, Primrose Hill, Camden Market
  • Closest Tube: Finchley Road or Swiss Cottage
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4 stars
  • BOOK directly with Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage OR with Hotels.com to compare deals.

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Airbnb

Airbnb is a great option where you’ll find additional rooming options come on the market just for Inauguration as residents rent out spare bedrooms or entire house for the events. Check out their website for more information!


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About The Author

Canden Arciniega

Canden is a historian and tour guide in Washington DC with 4 published books about the city. She has written for HuffPost Travel and has been featured in the Washington Post, WTOP, and numerous other DC papers. She's also been interviewed by the BBC, NPR, Travel Channel and Discovery Family Channel. Canden is the producer of our podcast, Tour Guide Tell All With a M.A. in History from University College London and a B.A. in History from Elon University, she is an authority on D.C. history, and has led tours in the city for over 10 years. She currently resides in DC, but has also lived in London and South Korea, and has travelled to 28 countries. Her two children (both under the age of 4) have their passports and own frequent flier accounts.
Updated: December 7th, 2016
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