By Beatrice Aidin
August 21, 2014
Courtesy of Qbic London City Hotel

London may be one of the most expensive cities in the world, but that means travelers on a budget can’t find a place to stay. Saving on accommodations just means having more money for sightseeing, day trips, and dining around London. If location is key to your travel satisfaction, then you can’t go wrong with the Strand Palace Hotel situated moments from Covent Garden, the Southbank, Theatreland, and Trafalgar Square. Design lovers need not break the bank thanks to Qbic London City Hotel and the Hoxton Hotel, both in Shoreditch. Order a cocktail at the Hoxton’s grill, then soak up the creative vibe and entrepreneurial spirit in this part of town. Culture buffs should take advantage of the fantastic rates at the family-run Arosfa Hotel in Bloomsbury. Walk around Virginia Woolf’s old neighborhood, and check out the British Museum. Shoppers should base themselves at the Astor Court Hotel, mere footsteps away from the department stores of Oxford Street and sought-after brands on Regent’s Street. The money saved on accommodation equals guilt-free retail therapy!

Strand Palace Hotel

Newly refurbished, the Strand Palace Hotel offers a refuge for travelers keen to experience life right in the heart of London. Visitors are mere footsteps away from Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, and Leicester Square, and rooms are cozy with neutral décor, a 24-hour room service menu, and complimentary access to the hotel gym. Save your accommodation budget and splurge on theater tickets or a river tour.

Qbic London City Hotel

Qbic London City Hotel pairs modern design with wallet-friendly prices in Brick Lane, a neighborhood where art galleries, fashion houses, and creative urbanites collide. The smart décor spotlights local designers and products. Oversized beds, rain showerheads, and mood lighting make the Qbic a destination hotel for budget-conscious travelers who don’t want to sacrifice quality.

Astor Court Hotel

Housed in a former gentleman’s club, the Astor Court Hotel offers its guests modern comfort and homey décor for an excellent price. Base yourself in one of character-filled rooms or apartments and explore nearby Hyde Park, dine in Marylebone, shop on Oxford Street, and experience the West End.

The Hoxton Hotel

Check into this Shoreditch hotspot, and watch local entrepreneurs change the world from their laptops. The team behind The Hoxton Hotel promises guests everything they need from a hotel room and nothing that they don’t. Take advantage of comfy beds, rainmaker showerheads, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary in-room breakfast.

Arosfa Hotel

For families and business travelers alike, the Arosfa Hotel in Bloomsbury is the perfect spot for those on a budget. This cozy, family-run B&B houses fifteen compact rooms in a two 100-year-old refurbished Georgian townhouses. Stay here to enjoy period features minus exorbitant rates.