& the London area
is a directory of small independent hotels
offering a calm and relaxing environment to travellers, for holidays,
business visits, or short breaks. On account of the nature of hotels in
and around London, this area includes some hotels that are
than the normal size limit, which is 40 rooms. Priority is given
to hotels offering good value for money, and a friendly
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in central London
travellers without a car)
- London SE1 - south Bank,
Mad Hatter hotel. ***
This three star hotel is conveniently located close to the
national Theatre, the Tate Modern, and the London Eye. Within walking
distance of Westminster. It has a restaurant and bar, and gets very
WC1, near museums
**** Four star hotel, four star prices, but invariably good write-ups
for this hotel close to the British Museum, Covent Garden and the
theater district. Easy access to most of central London.
WC1, near museums
cheap and friendly
* Very good value for a small central London hotel. Located on a side
street in walking distance of Euston, St Pancras and Kings Cross
stations, and the British Museum and university area. Friendly
family-owned hotel; rooms small but clean and comfortable.
W2, near Hyde Park
In a quiet location 200 metres from Hyde Park, & near Lancaster
Gate tube station. Nothing fancy here, but quiet location and
value for money. For the price, you won't find much better in the West
SW3, near Hyde Park
***** Top quality luxury hotel in a quiet location in the West End,
within easy distance of Harrod's, London's greatest department store.
44 refined ensuite bedrooms,drawing room, library. The restaurant can
cater for people with special dietary needs.
SW7, Kensington & Chelsea
***** Chic boutique hotel with 24 rooms, just ten minutes walk from the
Natural History museum, V&A and Science museum. Very refined
décor; restaurant, garden, facilities for the disabled. Good
value for a top quality central London hotel. The restaurant can
cater for people with special dietary needs.
SW5, near Earls Court, Kensington
This is very much a hotel for the budget-conscious traveller; don't
expect luxury, the rooms are small; but they are clean and the
staff work hard. Close to tube station.
close to central London
areas less than 30 mins by bus or tube from Central London
London - Camden
Easy access to the West End
In a residential area just 20 minutes by bus from Regent St. A fairly
basic but friendly small b&b hotel recommended mainly on
account of its bargain prices. No car parking facilities.
London - Hendon
2 minutes' walk to Hendon Central underground station
Top customer reviews for the small four-star hotel with easy access to
central London. Great value for money in this upscale hotel
prices include breakfast, P free car
parking, and free wifi. Easy access to M1 and
North Circular road. The only downside is that this hotel is on a busy
on the outskirts of London
in the suburbs, a short ride from the city
House Hotel. Quiet 24-room hotel with P free car
parking. Friendly atmosphere, garden, restaurant, good
value for money (Note; this hotel
may quote room rates for a minimum of two nights ). Located in walking
distance from the centre of Sutton, a pleasant suburban area, and the
train station, for easy
access to Central London.
London - Pinner - Harrow
the **** Grimsdyke
is a gem, and good value. Built by WS Gilbert (of Gilbert and Sullivan
fame), this is a classic Victorian mansion and a listed building with
masses of character. It stands in 40 acres of grounds, with lovely
gardens and plenty of P
free parking. Bar and restaurant. 47 rooms. Hatch
End station is 5 minutes by car - free
parking in the residential
streets north of A410 before reaching the station.
access from Dover direction
*** A fine suburban stately home, standing in its own grounds. Fabulous
setting, P free
parking. Restaurant, bar, free wifi.
Recommended from Monday to Friday morning, because the hotel is heavily
booked for weddings and functions over the weekend. Station 800 yards,
with trains to central London in 20 minutes.
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a hotel in London
the right hotel in London can be a daunting task, unless money is no
object. London is full of hotels, and a lot of them, catering for
business customers and wealthy tourists, are quite expensive. But there
are also plenty of moderately priced hotels in London, that provide a
pleasant environment and a friendly reception, at reasonable rates. iHi
has read through thousands of hotel reviews, to pick out just a few
hotels that offer a good service, a reasonably quiet environment, and
good value for money.
Hotels in the suburbs of London
Visitors looking for a quieter environment should think of staying
outside the centre of London; this is also strongly recommended
for anyone travelling by car, as finding a place to park in
central London can be a nightmarish experience, and an extra expense on
top of the high rates charged by inner London hotels.
For a very different experience indeed, discover the rural
and hotels of southern England, some of which have been providing board
and lodging to weary travellers for several hundred years. Live out the
charm of Olde England in rural inns with their thatched roofs and
beamed ceilings – an expericnce that will remain in your
long after your holiday is over.
listed on iHi offer good or reasonable value compared to other hotels
of similar quality in their area .
Not too expensive: very good value for money.
(London scale) Double rooms usually over £120 / 150
€ a night.
(London scale) Double rooms usually over £250 / 300
€ a night..
with no price information are generally in between.
/ inn accommodation, the traditional British inn.
a rural location.
Free parking (City locations only - elsewhere free parking is
clicking for more information on a hotel, you will be taken either to
the hotel's own website, or to its page on an online booking portal,
where you can book directly online in English. For this
partnership with leading booking portals Hotels.com
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smaller hotels have a fixed rate for their rooms, meaning that visitors
will get the best rate whatever way they choose to book.
In most cases the online booking sites with which iHi is partnered
allow free cancellation and do not require payment in advance. A credit
card is normally required to secure a booking as a guarantee for the
hotels in case visitors book a room but do not show up. In
most cases, you will pay the hotel on arrival or on departure,
according to each individual hotel's policy..
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