Hotels in Central London

by Melanie Waldman on January 17, 2011

by Melanie Waldman | January 17th, 2011  

Central London contains most of the neighborhoods in which first-time or occasional visitors would want to stay. This large area is generallywell-connected by public transport and allows for the greatest amount of sightseeing in the shortest amount of vacation time.

Comprising Bloomsbury; the City of London; Clerkenwell; Covent Garden; Holborn; Marylebone; Mayfair; Soho, the Strand and the entire West End; and Westminster, central London contains attractions like the British Museum, St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, several of the Royal Parks, the Theatre District and much more.

In terms of concentration of attractions, tourist services and convenience to other areas, the most ideal areas for first-time visitors are Westminster and Soho. Near Knightsbridge and Hyde Park, South Kensington has tons of attractions (especially for kids), but you’ll spend a lot of time on the Tube getting to other parts of the city. Near St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London, the City of London is convenient to many attractions, but far from many more, including most parks. The neighborhoods surrounding the London Eye are generally transitioning and offer a lively, often gritty city experience with a sense of river life, but a need for lots of public transport time to get beyond a sea of tourist attractions.

For more information on these neighborhoods and links to their attractions, please see Westminster and  Central London.

Here is a map of central London:


For detailed overviews of hotels near popular attractions, please see:

Hotels near Buckingham Palace
Hotels near Hyde Park
Hotels near King’s Cross
Hotels near London Eye
Hotels near London’s West End

Best areas for budget hotels:

City of London Hotels
Covent Garden Hotels
Earl’s Court Hotels
Euston Station Hotels
Hotels in Victoria London
South Kensington Hotels
Russell Square Hotels
Waterloo Hotels

Best areas for mid-range hotels:

Bloomsbury Hotels
Clerkenwell Hotels
Covent Garden Hotels
Hotels in London’s Soho
Hotels in Kensington London
Hotels in Marble Arch London
South Kensington Hotels
Marylebone Hotels
Oxford Circus Hotels
Russell Square Hotels
Westminster Hotels

Best areas for luxury hotels:

Belgravia Hotels
Hotels in London’s Soho
Hotels in Kensington London
Hotels in Marble Arch London
Knightsbridge Hotels
Marylebone Hotels
Mayfair Hotels
Piccadilly Hotels

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See also
Central London

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