London hotels

Small hotels in London & outskirts

Hotels with character - from budget to boutique

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London & the London area
 The iHi UK independent hotel guide 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  larger than the normal size limit, which is 40 rooms. Priority is given to hotels offering good value for money, and a friendly welcome. iHi welcomes suggestions from travellers and hotel owners.
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Area 1a  

Small hotels in central London 

(For travellers without a car) Area 1b. 

Hotels close to central London

Residential areas less than 30 mins by bus or tube from Central London
Area 1c 

Hotels on the outskirts of London

Stay in the suburbs, a short ride from the city

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Finding a hotel in London

Finding 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 inns 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 memories long after your holiday is over.
Price guide and key
All hotels 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 £150 / 170 € a night.
€€€€  (London scale) Double rooms usually over £250 / 300 € a night..
Hotels with no price information are generally in between.
  Pub / inn accommodation, the traditional British inn.
  Hotel in a rural location.
 P   Free parking  (City locations only - elsewhere free parking is the norm).
Regions of Britain

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1.  London area 4 5 6. Midlands and East Anglia
2.  Southern England 7,8,9. The North of England
3.  Southwest England and Wales Scotland

By 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 purpose,  iHi works in partnership with leading booking portals  and

While and guarantee unbeatable rates, many smaller hotels have a fixed rate for their rooms, meaning that visitors will get the best rate whatever way they choose to book.

Cancellation and payment:

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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