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Top Experts' Choice hotels in 6 London neighborhoods

The best places to stay in London by neighborhood, as chosen by the experts.

by Vanessa Gibbs

With attractions spread across the city, it can be hard to choose where exactly you will stay in London. Using our Experts’ Choice awards, we’ve done the hard part for you and narrowed down the best hotels in six of our favorite neighborhoods. The awards honor over 5,000 hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions and it came as no surprise that many of them were in London.

 

Mayfair

Mayfair is the go-to neighborhood for luxury London with designer boutiques, Michelin starred restaurants, and 5 star hotels lining the streets. Once you’ve taken in the opulent air of the area, head to the iconic Marble Arch, window shop on Bond Street, and then to nearby Hyde Park and the West End.

 

1
Brook Street, London W1K 4HR

Elegantly designed suites and 5 star luxury with an award-winning afternoon tea available in the restaurant.

Claridge's
2
Carlos Place, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL

A contemporary take on 5 star design, with chic suites and impeccably designed rooms.

The Connaught
3
33 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4BP

Hailed as London’s first hotel, this 5 star establishment brings together its rich history with modern design for a charming British finish.

 

Brown's Hotel

Fitzrovia

Nestled between Regent’s park and Soho, Fitzrovia is bursting with London charm and endless character. From Oscar Wilde’s old haunts to spiraling Edwardian architecture, the streets are lined with history and culture and everything from award-winning restaurants to old-school pubs. Local galleries, underground coffee shops, and pop up bars add to the bohemian vibe and artistic feel of these undeniably London streets.

 

1
15-17 Charlotte Street, London W1T 1RJ

A chic boutique hotel nestled in historic Fitzrovia and just a short walk from prime shopping on Oxford Street.

Charlotte Street Hotel
2
10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP

Surrounded by some of London’s best restaurants and bars, this boutique hotel offers timeless luxury behind a stunning façade.

The London EDITION
3
50 Berners Street, London W1T 3NG

Quirky modern design meets high-end luxury in this boutique hotel close to the best of London’s attractions.

Sanderson London Hotel

Covent Garden

A must-see on every visitor’s itinerary, Covent Garden boasts the best of the dining and theatre scene in London. The central square is a buzzing hive of activity with street performers entertaining the crowds that frequent the surrounding restaurants and bars, while Somerset House and the busy markets vie for attention. Wander the winding cobblestone streets to find some quiet in the chaos.

 

1
1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ

Found in the centre of Covent Garden, this Edwardian building houses a chic and slick luxury hotel.

One Aldwych
2
10 Monmouth Street, London WC2H 9HB

Here you’ll find spacious and modern suites in the heart of the theatre district.

Covent Garden Hotel
3
45 St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4HX

A peaceful hideaway from the bustle of Covent Garden, this boutique hotel has cute and quirky design finishes.

St Martins Lane London Hotel

Southwark

Southwark is home to many of London’s finest attractions like Tower Bridge, the Tate Modern, and The Shard. Here, you can take in the Thames with a walk along Southbank, fill up on top-rated foodie fare in the iconic Borough Market, and catch a play in Shakespeare’s Globe. Culture and history are found everywhere, from the towering skyline to the cobblestone side streets, and in any and every pub along the way.

 

1
Tower Bridge Rd, Bermondsey Square, London SE1 3UN

A contemporary and hip hotel surrounded by art galleries, boutiques shops, and a bustling bar scene.

 

The Bermondsey Square Hotel
2
8-18 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG

In the shadow of the Shard, this quirky design hotel is an oasis of luxury in the middle of the city.

 

London Bridge Hotel
3
31 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9QU, England

Found in the Shard itself, this stunning hotel features floor to ceiling windows showcasing London’s iconic skyline.

 

Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London

Clerkenwell

Head north from the River Thames to Clerkenwell for hip design studios, buzzing nightlife, and charming historic architecture. With bargain eats in family-run cafes and indulgent treats in the dozens of Michelin starred restaurants, you won’t go hungry in this London neighborhood. With its own theatres and boutiques there’s plenty of entertainment nearby but there’s also easy access to everything else London has to offer.

 

1
12 Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6DS

An 18th Century Georgian Townhouse which oozes old-school elegance inside and out.

 

The Rookery Hotel
2
18-21 Charterhouse Square, London ECIM 6AH

This stylishly designed hotel sees modern flourishes inside the former Victorian mansion.

 

Malmaison London
3
78 Kings Cross Road, London WC1X 9QG

Just as hip as its older sister Clink261, this highly-rated hostel is a bright and buzzing place to stay.

 

Clink78

Trafalgar Square/Embankment

Iconic Trafalgar Square is only one of the attractions around these parts with the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the National Portrait Gallery all in walking distance. The beating heart of London, these streets, laden with history, are full of tourists and must-have Instagram shots at every turn.

 

1
The Strand, London WC2R 0EU

A London landmark in itself, this top-rated 5-star hotel is high-class luxury in the heart of the city.

 

The Savoy
2
1 Suffolk Place, London SW1Y 4BP

A Georgian townhouse with a bright and sophisticated interior.

 

Haymarket Hotel
3
336 - 337 The Strand, London WC2R 1HA

Chic and minimalist rooms with a commanding view from the rooftop bar.

 

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