Hotels in Central London

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 British Library to tourist attractions such as the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and Tower of London. There’s nowhere on earth 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.  

Central London hotels

Average hotel rating
4.5 Based on 44339 guest surveys

Map unavailable

Please upgrade your browser to use this map

Upgrade Internet Explorer

Things 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. 

Brick Lane

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. 

Borough Market

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, there’s 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

The V&A

Feast your eyes on 150 galleries of art, furniture, ceramics, metalworks, jewellery, costumes and other such things at this world-class museum 

Science 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. 

British Museum

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. 

Madame Tussauds

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.