It may be packed with A-list attractions, but a stay in London doesn’t have to cost a celebrity’s wages. Just book one of our cheap hotels in London for some of the best value rooms in the city. Then read our London travel guide from the comfort of your budget hotel to make your money go even further!
Budget hotels in London
London City (Tower Hill)
London County Hall
London Docklands (Excel)
London Elstree / Borehamwood
London Kensington (Earl's Court)
London Kensington (Olympia)
London Kew Bridge
London Kings Cross
London Putney Bridge
London Southwark (Bankside)
London Tower Bridge
London Wembley Park
Cheap things to do in London
Let’s not beat around the (Shepherd’s) Bush. From the London Eye to a trip to the zoo, do everything on London’s must-see list and it could end up costing you a pretty penny. That’s where our local guide comes in. It’s full of affordable things to do that will give you a real flavour of this great city.
From fabulous free attractions such as the Natural History Museum and the Tate Modern, to unique events such as the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace, we’ll show you things to do in London that will cost you exactly nought pence.
And to get your budget-friendly trip off to the best possible start, why not book into one of our clean, comfortable and, above all, cheap London hotels? Perfect if you’re on the thrifty side, there are several over the city, all ready and waiting to give you a right royal welcome, without costing you a king’s ransom.
Our London guide includes:
Packed with malls and department stores, London’s such a shopaholic’s paradise, you could blow your entire city break budget in one spree. Luckily, if you’re watching the pennies, there are plenty of budget shopping options on offer too, thanks to the city’s street markets.
Grab your Oyster card and your sense of adventure, because London’s full of places to get your adrenaline fix. But if indoor climbing, 3D cinemas and horse-riding aren’t for you, there are cycle trails you can tackle for free.
Places to Eat
Thought eating out in London was going to be pricey? Not with our guide. We’ve found the cheapest ways to get a Michelin-starred lunch, a cute little Italian that’s perfect for a pre-show dinner and the places to go for the best street food in the city.
Even if you’re on a budget, staying in is not an option when you’re on a city break to swinging London. Luckily, every corner of the capital is crammed with pubs full of character and you don’t need to be dressed to the nines to get into them, either.
No matter which one of our budget London hotels you end up in, you won’t be far from a Tube station or bus stop. Just remember though that you can't pay bus fares with cash - you’ll need to use contactless payment, in the form of a contactless credit or Oyster card. Our guide explains it all.