Accommodation in London

You’ll probably find the cheapest deals for accommodation in London on one of the numerous accommodation portal websites – some are general travel websites, such as Expedia; others offer only accommodation, such as TotalStay; whilst others still are specific to London, such as offers a very wide range of accommodation in London, and has some great deals – take a look at what’s on offer using the search box below:

You may also be able to find some great deals directly from hotels’ websites. They very often offer special deals for Internet bookings. There’s one thing that you can be sure of: the wide range of accommodation in London means you’ll have plenty of choice!

Cheaper accommodation can be found in hostels, as well as in university dorms, which are let out during the summer. Hotels further away from the centre of London will also be cheaper. Although this means that you won’t be as close to the “action” as being based in the centre would offer, London’s great transport system means you won’t have any trouble getting around!. As a compromise, look for accommodation in transport Zone 2 (e.g. areas such as Fulham, Shepherd’s Bush, Camden, Clapham) which will mean central London will still be very easy to reach.

Price Range Key
We’ve listed a variety of different accommodation types here, for a variety of different budgets. We’ve also provided a key to help you:
£ = up to £30 per person per night
££ = up to £50 pppn
£££ = up to £70 pppn
££££ = up to £100 pppn
£££££ = over £100 pppn

Hotels in London

See our special page on hotels in London.

Youth Hostels in London

Earl’s Court
38 Bolton Gardens, SW5 0AQ
Underground: Earl’s Court
Price Range: £
A Victorian House with dormitory style accommodation of rooms featuring four to ten beds. Shared bathrooms. Self-catering kitchen and Internet facilities available. There is also a garden where barbeques are organised in the summer.

Holland Park Youth Hostel
Holland Walk, W8 7QU
Underground: High Street Kensington or Holland Park
Price Range: £
This is one of the nicest YHA hostels in London, part of which used to be a Jacobean mansion (!), located inside one of the best parks in the city. Breakfast, lunch and dinner meals available. Self-catering kitchen and laundry facilities available. Very popular with school groups from the continent. Book early to secure accommodation.

Oxford Street Youth Hostel
14 Noel Street, W1F 8GJ
Underground: Oxford Street or Tottenham Court Road
Price Range: £
Probably the most central youth hostel in London! Perfectly located for many of London’s attractions, as well as shopping, pubs, bars, clubs…the list goes on. Self-catered; Internet facilities available.

Independent Hostels in London

Clink Hostels
78-78 King’s Cross Road, WC1X 9QG and 261-265 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8QT
Underground: King’s Cross St Pancras
Price Range:
Clink Hostels have two locations in the excellent central location (which is now also a really trendy area) of King’s Cross – which has unbeatable transport connections to the rest of London, elsewhere in England and even the continent! The family-run hostels are stylish and fun, and both locations have superb facilities – TV rooms, large shared kitchens, en-suite bathrooms, laundry rooms, 24 hour reception, free breakfast and more. Clink78 (on King’s Cross Road) is also home to the ClashBar, a late-license place with music, DJs, cocktails and events – a real social hub.

The Generator
Compton Place, (off 37 Tavistock Place), WC1H 9SE
Underground: Russell Square or King’s Cross St Pancras

Price Range: £££
A very lively place, by all accounts, and a great location! Newly restyled into something really rather funky, there’s many different types of rooms available, including dorm rooms (of 6, 8, 10 or 12 beds), female-only dorm rooms, triples and twins/doubles.

University Accommodation in London

Imperial College of Science and Technology
Underground: South Kensington or Gloucester Road
Price Range: ££
Offering summer accommodation (during July, August and September) in their halls of residence, many of which are in superb locations! The majority are in South Kensington, and so are perfect for visiting the area’s many museums, although they also offer accommodation in Notting Hill. Sports centre facilities (pool, squash courts, fitness centres) are available, as is internet access (additional charge) and laundry facilities.

London School of Economics Residences
Price Range: £££
Bed and breakfast or self-catering accommodation available in seven residences across London, with all open during summer and some during the Easter and Christmas holidays as well. They also offer LSE Top Floor accommodation at some of their residences, which are available year round.

UCL (University College London) Residences
Price Range: £££
UCL has a number of residences across London (most in very central locations, such as Euston/Euston Square, King’s Cross and Victoria. They offer a choice of single standard bedrooms, en-suite bedrooms on a room only basis or with breakfast at affordable prices.

Apartments in London

Astons Apartments
Price Range: ££-£££
Serviced apartments near South Kensington, they offer studio apartments for one or two people, as well as family apartments for three or four.

JSK Locations
Price Range: £££-£££££
Offer a wide range of luxury serviced apartments throughout central London.

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