Enjoying a relaxing, luxurious and stress-free vacation in London isn't a fairy tale, thanks to the following cheap hotels in London
from Hostelbookers.com that give you the royal treatment on a pauper's income. Worrying about the cost of a hotel cutting into the entertainment budget for a vacation shouldn't be a concern, and won't be at these hotels. London's plethora of attractions include Buckingham Palace, London Tower, Harrod's, Madame Toussaud's, Hyde Park, Kensington Palace (where William and Kate have just taken up residency), Windsor Castle just out of town, High Street's fantastic shopping, the Ritz and oh-so-much-more.
The Meininger Hotel:
South Kensington's Meininger Hotel London Hyde Park, at 65-67 Queens Gate, is near many famous sites, including Hyde Park, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum, Harrod's department store and much more. One only has to take the Gloucester Road or South Kensington tube to get to Buckingham Palace, Notting Hill and Piccadilly Circus. Truly a tourist's ideal resting place, the Meininger's proximity to the best London has to offer is a rare find for a cheap hotel in London. Amenities include a private bathroom, TV, blow-dryer, WLAN, event ticket sales, and a breakfast buffet for 4.5 Pounds. The Diner, an ultra-modern cafeteria with frosted glass and pastel decor, serves specialties such as a Cajun salmon sandwich, baby back ribs, sliders and cheese quesadillas. Be sure to try the malted Belgian waffle with Nutella. To die for!
A stay at the Hanover Hotel, 30 St. Georges Drive, is like a stay at your English aunt's country home...bright, cheerful, clean and just like home. The advantage is, of course, it is in the heart of London and you are the pampered guest. This cheap hotel in London is in the Victoria neighbourhood, close to the rail and bus stations. Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament are within walking distance from the Hanover, as are fantastic and famous shops and restaurants. Be sure to dine at Kazan Restaurant, 93-94 Wilton Road. This fine-dining restaurant serves authentic Turkish food in a setting fit for a king (or queen). A journey back to the Ottoman era right out your door.
The Wellington, 71-72 Vincent Square, is just what you imagined a hotel in London to look like. Stately, classic and welcoming, the Wellington is a cheap hotel in London, with not-so-cheap decor, service and convenience. The Edwardian hotel overlooks a lush section of Vincent Square, with the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, St. James' Park and Westminster Abbey just minutes away. There are also several renowned theatres and restaurants nearby. Venturing out in the neighbourhood, guests will be overwhelmed by the bounty of restaurants to choose from. One that is popular with locals is Westminster Kingsway College's Vincent Rooms Brasserie, where cooking students show their skills to paying guests.
The Bridge Hotel:
This corner hotel, reminiscent of a French chateau, is at 30 Borough Road, is only a 15-minute walk from the South Bank, and Southwark Underground Station is just 10 minutes away. It offers contemporary rooms with a basket of fresh fruit waiting for you upon arrival. Amenities include free continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, fruit and bottled water, hotel restaurant, fridge, tea/coffee makers in all rooms, blow-drier, iron/ironing board, safety deposit box and a conference room. Near the hotel, be sure to try The Laughing Gravy, at 154-156 Blackfriars Road. This eclectic eatery occupies the first floor of an old foundry building, and focuses on seasonal produce.