As the UK’s most elegant and cosmopolitan city, London is filled with hotels that will meet the tastes of even the most discerning travellers. When selecting your London hotel, you need to pay attention to the areas you wish to stay in, the facilities you require, as well as what your budget is. With such a high volume of hotels available to choose from, taking a few steps to cut down the number will make the process easier.
Why Are You in London?
People around the world visit London for many reasons. Focusing on your personal reason for visiting this city will help you narrow down hotels according to area. If you are visiting for business purposes, you may wish to stay in the Docklands or Canary Wharf. People who want to make the most of London’s shopping district should aim for Westminster, or Mayfair if purchasing designer brands is a priority. For many visitors, a stay in London is an opportunity to explore its culturally rich vibe and bohemian history. If you are one of those people, aim for Covent Garden or Chelsea. If London’s history has attracted you to the city, aim for the Great Portland Street area; it is has fantastic transport links, and offers multiple safe walking routes to the history museums hosted by University College London.
What do You Want From Your Hotel?
Is your London hotel going to be somewhere where you simply sleep at night? Or do you need it to be a home away from home? Like any great city, London offers a diverse range of hotels with varying facilities. The city’s boutique hotels are ideal for those who are going to be out all day, and simply want somewhere to rest their head at night. Due to London’s thriving business and media arenas, there are also many hotels that will come with full Internet connections, a well-stocked mini bar, infallible room service, and state-of-the-art gyms. If your stay in London is going to rely on convenience and comfort, aiming for a well-known chain with a great reputation for consistency is a good approach. Finally, as one of the world’s most luxurious cities, London is not short of opulently luxurious hotels. Venues like Claridges are renowned for Michelin star dining, as well as rooms that are never anything short of perfect.
London on Your Budget
Even when aiming for luxury, many visitors to London do have a set budget. Fortunately, there are so many hotels on offer that it is possible to stay somewhere with all the facilities you desire, without spending more than you would feel comfortable with spending. If the sky is the limit as far as your spending is concerned, there are no restrictions on what levels of luxury you can achieve. As the home to the world’s most famous monarchy, a world-renowned fashion hub, and a thriving business centre, London and its hotels will offer you the ultimate posh holiday experience. All you need to do is choose the perfect hotel to meet your needs.
Author: Written by Gemma Hobbs, a freelance travel writer based in London. Gemma contributes to a number of blogs, mainly writing about, London hotels, West end shows and dining out in London.