Accomodation In London


If we are talking about tourist accommodation in this capital, you will certainly find anything that fits you and your budget the most.

London has hotels of all kinds: from a super posh, luxurious room with a wonderful view, to super small, prisons-like places in a touristic area. But there are more than hotels.

As you know, it’s easy to find a great, cheap offer at Airbnb in the outskirts or even in central London, as well as lots of hostels all around.  

Off course, there are better choices than other, so, if you’re not sure about which one to pick, we will give you some import tips for you to consider


If you don’t know well what you’re doing, it can be hard to choose a place from a huge amount of options. Fortunately, most of the Internet accommodation search engines (, Trip Advisor,,, Priceline, etc.) can help you with good tools and filters for price, location, facilities, or popularity.

As we already mentioned, Airbnb is a good and popular accommodation option, easy to use and find a house, apartment or room, like being at your own place. But if you’re planning to stay longer and need more economic options, you should visit the platform.

Let’s say you’re up to a nice hotel: then your best chances are near Hayde Park or in one of the city’s major hotel districts, like Chelsea, Kensington, Soho or City of London, although this last one is mostly occupied by workers in business meetings, training and others.

On the other hand, hostels use to be in touristic areas like Hyde Park, Camden, London Bridge, Kensington, Bloomsbury and again, Soho.

You will find more different, flexible options in platforms like Airbnb or Couchsurfing, with hundreds of accommodations offers all around the whole city. Off course, the closer the trendier (and more expensive).  

Hotels (and hostels or Airbnb’s as well) in areas like Nothing Hill, Westminster, Piccadilly Circus, Mayfair, Marylebone, Oxford Street and Covent Garden are the most expensive in the city, so it will be really hard, non-realistic possibility to find a good accommodation deal in those areas.

For half the previous places’ fares, or even less, you can find good choices in neighbourhoods like Brixton, Clapham, Shoreditch, Bermondsey and Hoxton. So, if you have a limited, short budget, these areas, outside central London, well be the right ones for you.


Accommodation fares in London also varies with the season. So, to save some money you should visit London in other time than Christmas, summer, Easter or other possible holidays and events. Weekends also tends to be more expensive than the rest of the days.

Anyway, the best option to save money is, off course, trying Couchsurfing and staying with a local for free. Accommodation is up to you and your budget but it will play an important part in the quality of your staying. So, whatever your options are, do some research before taking a decision.