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Tips For Booking Hotels in London


All in all, there are well over 1,000 hotels and hostels in London, and with so many options it’s often difficult to know where to start. Entering your travel dates into a hotel or hostel booking site brings up an endless list of options; an overwhelming chore to sort through each to find those which offer excellent value, a great location, and receive good guest reviews.

So to help you along, here are our top tips for booking a hotel in London.

Book Early

London is one of the leading tourist destinations in the world, and accommodation books out fast. Book as early as possible to ensure you get a great deal on your accommodation.

Book early.

London always seems to have events going on and hotels do fill up fast. With hit shows on the West End, the London marathon… any number of things can cause hotels to book up quickly.

Avoid Travel on Weekends

Book your London hotel for the middle of the week. If possible also book the hotel through the weekend.

Weekday rates are cheaper, but many hotels offer incentives to remain through the weekend.

Book a Hotel Close to the Tube

Think about whether your hotel is close to convenient transport like the underground.

The London underground is one of the simplest ways to get around, and is by far the most cost effective way of traveling throughout the city. Most tourists to London use the daily underground/bus passes, and as taxi’s are horrendously expensive, this will save money in transportation costs.

Matthias Rhomberg

The London Tube. Photo CC by Matthias Rhomberg

There are many hotels within easy walking distance of the underground, when you book be sure to make sure you are close to a station.

For instance, if there is a great deal on a hotel in Hounslow, make sure to look at hotels near hounslow tube station.

Have Breakfast at the Hotel

Eating breakfast in your room is generally a lot more affordable than eating breakfast out at a restaurant.

Sign up on check-in or upon making your hotel reservation –  most hotels offer breakfast discounts for those who pre-book the night before.

Meg Jerrard is an Australian Journalist who has been travelling and blogging around the world for the last 7 years to inspire others to embark on their own worldwide adventure!  Her husband Mike is an American travel photographer, and together they have made the world their home.

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