For those who are coming to the capital on a budget and who are looking for inexpensive accommodation, there is plenty on offer in the way of cheap London hotels if you’re prepared to compromise on the luxury a little. There are bargains to be found in locations close to the glitz and glamour of town at way more affordable prices than the more central locations.
This contemporary styled four star hotel is well located at the centre of all the action in London’s fashionable Islington, where you’ll be surrounded by restaurants and boutiques. For a cheap London hotel, you’re close to some of the city’s main attractions, like the West End theatres and St. Paul’s cathedral, and it’s a great base from which you can explore the city. The hotel is modern, featuring spacious en- suite bedrooms and offering a bar, restaurant and fitness club.
Facilities: 183 air conditioned rooms, gym, restaurant, health club, fitness suite, full breakfast.
Address: 53 Upper Street, Islington, North London N1OUY.
Nearest tube: Angel
Tel: 020 7354 7700
This is a small family run Hotel, located in the Tufnell park area of North London, and just ten minutes by tube to central London. It’s a beautiful red brick Victorian building, with spacious rooms and high ceilings. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is intimate. Rooms include shower and toilets with colour televisions.
Facilities: 38 spacious en-suite rooms, colour televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, full breakfast.
Address: 33 Anson Road, Tufnell Park, Holloway, North London, N7ORB.
Nearest tube: Tufnell Park.
Tel: 020 7607 4725
The Raglan Hall Hotel is situated on a tranquil tree lined avenue close to the centre of town and nearby attractions such as London Zoo and Alexandra Palace. All the hotel’s rooms offer en-suite facilities with cable TV. There is a restaurant and a bar which opens out on to private gardens.
Facilities: 48 en-suite rooms, cable TV, dry cleaning and laundry service, bar, outdoor play area, full breakfast.
Address: 8-12 Queens Avenue, London, N10 3NR.
Nearest tube: East Finchley.
Tel: 020 8883 9836
A charming hotel from the Victorian period, replete with period details antiques and paintings situated in the quiet and leafy Swiss Cottage area, with London’s West End a mere ten minutes away by tube. All rooms are en-suite with cable TV. The hotel also offers a piano bar and twenty four hour room service.
Facilities: 59 en-suite rooms, cable TV, piano bar, room service, full breakfast.
Address: 4 Adamson Road, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3HP.
Nearest tube: Swiss Cottage.
Tel: 0844 387 6135.