Whether you’re in London on business or just for pleasure hotels in the city of London offer a convenient and often more affordable alternative to those in the centre of town. Hotels in the city are well connected by public transport and all the main sights and sounds of the buzzing capital are only a few stops away on the tube.
This four star hotel is located in Blackfriars close to the River Thames and near to both the West End and the City of London. There is plenty of interest in the surrounding areas including Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, St.Paul’s Cathedral and Tate Modern to name but a few. The Crowne Plaza is also near to vibrant areas like Soho and Covent Garden. Rooms are spacious, modern with air conditioning and double glazing. They also offer a café, jazz bar and delicatessen.
Facilities: 203 air conditioned rooms, cable TV, internet access, telephone, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, bar, restaurant, fitness centre.
Address: 19 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6DB.
Nearest tube: Blackfriars.
Tel: 0871 942 9190
This hotel is situated just a few minutes walk away from Tower Bridge, a good choice for those on business in the city due to its location on the edge of London’s square mile. It’s also a good choice for those with families as they offer a babysitting service and children’s play area. Rooms are clean and comfortable, and there is also a bar, restaurant and fitness centre.
Facilities: 203 air conditioned rooms, radio, telephone, internet access, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, bar, restaurant, sauna, fitness centre, children’s play area.
Address: 10 Pepys Street, London, EC3N 2NU.
Nearest tube: Tower Gateway.
Tel: 020 7660 0675
This turn of the century building once the home of the Honk Kong and Shanghai Bank is also perfect for those on business in the city and is close to attractions such as St.Paul’s cathedral, The Tower of London, and HMS Belfast. The relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and tasteful rooms will ensure that your stay is a pleasant one. The Gaucho grill restaurant in the hotel serves excellent Argentinean steaks and fine wines.
Facilities: 203 rooms, internet access, room service, full breakfast, lounge, bar, restaurant, laundry, safety deposit boxes, wake up service.
Address: 7 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V ODR.
Nearest tube: Monument.
Tel: 020 7666 1620
This four star hotel built in 1764 in the heart of the Square Mile oozes 18th century old world London charm and has been converted from a row of Georgian houses. The rooms are crammed with antiques and old oil paintings and have open fires that give the impression that you’ve somehow gone back in time. The wood paneled walls in the library and drawing room give the impression of a private members club. A stay here is a rare but expensive treat.
Facilities: 33 rooms, phone, mini-bar, continental breakfast, lounge, internet access, cable TV, parking.
Address: Rookery Hotel, Peters Lane, Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6DS.
Nearest tube: Farringdon.
Tel: 020 7336 0931
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This is a fantastically clean and modern hotel close to London’s hip Clerkenwell area. There are plenty of trendy shops and bars nearby and it’s not too far to attractions such as The Tower of London and Spitalfields market. This hotel offers 65 studio apartments with a choice between one, two, or three beds which are a perfect choice for families. The only draw back with these apartments is that you have to stay for a minimum of two nights.
Facilities: choice of rooms, digital satellite television, designer kitchen, fridge, private balcony, phone, mini-bar, laundry, parking, internet access.
Address: 15 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9HY.
Nearest tube: Barbican
Tel: 020 7653 3000