From the historic grandeur of Westminster, The Mall and St Paul’s, to the bright lights of Soho and the West End. From the high culture of The National Gallery, British Museum and Natural History Museum to tourist attractions such as the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and Tower of London. There’s nowhere like Central London. If you’re planning a trip to the capital then make sure you book one of our Central London hotels to be as close to the action as possible.
Hotels in Central London
hub by Premier Inn, London City Bank
Located at the heart of the capital’s business centre and surrounded by boutique bars and coffee shops, experience the buzz of central London with a stay at hub by Premier Inn London City Bank. Bank and Monument tube stattions are close by, meaning visiting landmarks like St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London couldn't be easier.
London Leicester Square hotel
Take centre stage at Premier Inn London Leicester Square, right in the heart of the West End. With our friendly team and extra-comfy beds you'll get that all-singing, all-dancing London experience but without the blockbuster prices. You're perfectly placed for the West End shows, restaurants and bars.
London Blackfriars (Fleet Street)
London Farringdon (Smithfield)
London Southwark (Tate Modern)
London Waterloo (Westminster Bridge)
London Southwark (Bankside)
hub London Covent Garden
London Leicester Square
hub London Tower Bridge
London City (Old Street)
London City (Tower Hill)
London St Pancras
London Tower Bridge
London City (Aldgate)
hub London Spitalfields, Brick Lane
London Kensington (Olympia)
London Southwark (Southwark Station)
hub London Soho
hub London Shoreditch
London Docklands (Canning Town)
London Paddington (Paddington Basin)
London Hammersmith (Shepherds Bush Road)
London Finsbury Park
What to do in Central London
One of the best spots to take in the city’s iconic skyline is the south bank of the Thames. Swoon at St. Paul’s, marvel at the Tate Modern chimney, gasp at Shakespeare’s Globe and schedule your arrival at Borough Market in time for lunch.
Trendy, fun, colourful and multicultural, Brick Lane is one of the most vibrant parts of town. Chow down on a traditional East End ‘beigel’, watch the world go by whilst you savour a coffee, grab a vintage bargain, and buy exotic spices from the Bangladeshi supermarket.
Harry Potter Studio Tour
The Making of Harry Potter at Warner Bros. Studio in Watford is a must for kids and adults alike. Enjoy an immersive and interactive studio tour and stock up on memorabilia at the shop. It’s a short train ride from central London.
West End theatre
London’s ‘Theatreland’ is brimming with musicals and plays featuring famous faces and voices. Catch classics such as the Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables or try one of the West End’s newer productions.
At Borough Market, you can’t move for mouthwatering food. Provenance, expertise and independent traders are the order of the day. Expect ethical and exotic meats, tasty cheeses from near and far, organic goods and plenty of eat-in options.
Shop, shop, shop
Everywhere you turn, shopping temptation: from the high street heaven of Oxford Street and Regent Street, the luxury and designer kingdoms of Knightsbridge and Bond Street, to the off-the-beaten-track boutiques you’ll find almost everywhere.
Central London’s best museums and galleries
Feast your eyes on 150 galleries of art, furniture, ceramics, metalworks, jewellery, costumes and other such things at this world-class museum
Discover the defining scientific and technological inventions of the modern world, follow more than 200 years of the ‘Information Age’ and lots more at the Science Museum.
Natural History Museum
Celebrating and showcasing the incredible aspects of the natural world past and present, the awesome Natural History Museum will captivate kids and adults alike.
Some of human history’s most important objects are on display at the British Museum, one of the world’s oldest and most revered cultural spaces. The mummies are always a favourite.
Get up close with wax versions of your favourite famous faces from the royal family to Hollywood A-listers at Madame Tussauds.
Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum takes a sombre look at people’s experiences of modern warfare. Not all exhibitions are recommended for children.
Tate Modern and Tate Britain
Set within a spectacular space, Tate Modern has an exceptional collection of art from the 20th century. On the other side of the river, Tate Britain celebrates many eras of British art.
Royal Academy of Arts
The RA, an independent institution, is known and loved for championing a diverse and exciting range of artists and architects. The Summer Exhibition has legendary status.
The National Gallery
Some of the world’s most famous and iconic works of art are on display in the huge National Gallery. Prepare to be amazed.
Fun things to do in London at Christmas
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland - Opens 19th November – Closes 3rd January 2022
One of London’s biggest festive events – Winter Wonderland isn’t just a name, it actually is a wonderland! In the winter Hyde Park morphs into a Christmas fairy tale, complete with unique market stalls spread across over a hundred wooden chalets, a giant Ferris wheel, ice skating, an ice bar and much more. Best of all, it’s completely free to enter at off-peak hours! Stay out longer and really get into the Christmas spirit with a stay at one of our London hotels nearby. Our Premier Inn London Farringdon and Premier Inn London Kings Cross hotels are only 30 minutes away on the Tube, with direct trains on the Central and Piccadilly lines straight to Hyde Park.
Natural History Museum Ice Rink - Opens 22nd October – Closes 16th January 2022
The Natural History Museum Ice Rink is the closest you’ll get to skating with dinosaurs this Christmas. A famous London institution and one of the most scenic skating spots in the capital, the Natural History Museum Ice Rink is perfect for a festive day of fun. You’ll be able to get your skates on in no time if you stay at our Premier Inn London Waterloo (Westminster Bridge) and Premier Inn London Blackfriars (Fleet Street) hotels, both only a 20-minute journey away from the Natural History Museum on the District and Circle lines.
Christmas in Leicester Square - Opens 13th November – Closes 8th January 2022
Enjoy all the glitz and glamour of Leicester Square, with grand Christmas trees, rustic market stalls packed with unique gifts and amazing shows. Roll out the red carpet in style with one of our London hotels close to Leicester Square – our Premier Inn London Kings Cross hotel is only 15 minutes away on the Piccadilly Line. Our Premier Inn London Southwark (Bankside) is another great option, right in the heart of London and only 25 minutes away on the overground.