Looking for the best London hotels under £150? Here’s the best hotels to stay when visiting London on a budget for the perfect London trip.
Visiting London is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Between being dosed in history, postcard-perfect neighbourhoods and an endless amount of things to do, there’s truly no other city like London (and yes, I am a bit biased).
But as you probably know London is expensive with a capital E. Lucky for you, I’m always of the mindset that having a fabulous trip to London doesn’t have to break the bank. Here’s the best budget hotels in London under £150 for your trip.
Disclaimer: Due to the ever-changing nature of hotel prices (and let’s face it — inflation) you may find some hotels on the list go slightly over £150 at the time of reading. It’s also important to note, depending on what size room you book or extra amenities you may incur extra costs in your booking.
The Best London Hotels Under £150
ibis Styles London Southwark – near Borough Market
43-47 Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 9HH
Located nicely in the London Bridge area ibis Styles London Southwark is a budget hotel dream.
Despite being on the cheaper end of London hotels this Ibis doesn’t skimp on style, with 154 uniquely decorated rooms, large and comfy beds and en-suite showers.
They also hold a rarity for London budget hotels — all-inclusive breakfast.
While here you’ll be insanely close to Borough Market, The Shard, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London and within walking distance to most of London’s top attractions.
Closest Station: 9 minute walk from London Bridge Station
Rates: Starting from £151 a night. See latest prices.
Why It Made The List: It’s very difficult to find a London hotel that ticks the boxes on both price, location and style, but ibis’s Southwark location has certainly got all 3 down. Not to mention breakfast is included with all bookings (not just certain rooms) which will instantly slash your need to buy breakfast in London during your trip, i.e #totalmoneysaver.
If you’re doing lots of sightseeing you’ll also save on travel as most of London’s top attractions will be within walking distance of the hotel.
Speaking of, a stay here will mean you’re near my favourite South Bank walk! Which you can easily do straight from the hotel.
Holiday Inn Kensington High Street
Wrights Ln, London W8 5SP
It’s easy to think there’s no London hotels under £150 to be found in one of the richest areas in London, but that just means you haven’t checked out the Holiday Inn Kensington High Street Hotel yet.
The hotel sits just minutes from the centre of Kensington, with everything from Kensington Palace & Gardens to Hyde Park, The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum, and The Victoria & Albert Museum right on your doorstep.
In terms of amenities there’s a private garden, leisure facilities including a fitness studio, sauna & hot tube, steam room, and treatment rooms all onsite.
But the best part?
An 18-metre swimming pool!
Public Transport: 4 minute walk to High Street Kensington Station
Rates: Starting from £134 a night. See latest prices.
Why It Made The List: I love all the amenities that come with the hotel (especially the pool) and think it’s a great option if you’re looking for accommodation you can see yourself relaxing in after a day of taking in all the London sights.
It’s also incredibly close to South Kensington which is a lovely area to call home while you’re in London and is within walking distance to several museums, Kensington Palace, and Harrods is just a short walk over. Speaking of, here’s an amazing walk from Knightsbridge to Kensington High Street to do during your stay — it’ll lead you right back to your hotel!
The Corner London City
42 Adler St, London E1 1EE
The Corner London City is a hip East London hotel, just minutes from Aldgate East station and Shoreditch and about a 20-minute walk from the Tower of London.
This hotel wins for sustainability, with each room containing a water-saving rain shower, NaturalMat mattresses and organic toiletries throughout the hotel (my kind of place!).
There’s also a brand new bar onsite with an all-day menu and working spaces too!
Public Transport: 5 minute walk from Aldgate East Station
Rates: Starting from £113 a night. See latest prices.
Why It Made The List: Although it’s still pretty Central, in comparison to everywhere else you’ll definitely get more of a local feel here than the other hotels mentioned.
It’s very close to Shoreditch which has a buzzing creative scene, art galleries, nightlife, street food and more — all minutes from The Corner London City. Speaking of, here’s the best things to do in Shoreditch and a Shoreditch Street Art walking tour too!
hub by Premier Inn London King’s Cross
50 Wharfdale Rd., London N1 9FA
hub by Premier Inn London King’s Cross is located right in the centre of King’s Cross, with easy access to King’s Cross Station, Platform 9¾ (for my Harry Potter fans) and Camden is only a 6 minute tube ride away.
The rooms here are minimal and high-tech, featuring touchscreen room controls, monsoon showers, luxury Hypnos beds and a smart TV.
Public Transport: 7 minute walk from King’s Cross Station
Rates: Starting from £94 a night. See latest prices.
Why It Made The List: King’s Cross is a hub for all things London transport and so if you’re someone that loves convenience on your travels, this is the perfect pick.
Not only will you be insanely close to King’s Cross Station which has some of the best transport connections in the city, but you can easily hop on the Eurostar at King’s Cross Station from the hotel if you’re pairing your London trip with a visit to Paris.
Church Street Hotel Camberwell
29-33 Camberwell Church St, London SE5 8TR
If you’re looking for a budget London hotel on the funkier side I highly suggest the Church Street Hotel in Camberwell.
The eclectic property is Spanish-American boutique hotel located in the local neighbourhood of Camberwell, just South of Central London.
This hotel is often described as a hidden gem for its quirky (and incredibly clean) rooms, Havana lounge, and independent charm — consisting of 3 London townhouses over 150 years old.
While here you’ll be a short distance from local London neighbourhoods like Brixton, East Dulwich and Peckham — all of which have their own London experience to offer. The staff here also have plenty of local recommendations to offer nearby based on your interest (from jazz nights to farmers markets and more!) so be sure to have a chat with them when you check-in.
If you’re looking to tour Central, you can reach most major tourist sites from here in under 30 minutes too, making it a great mix for a local and tourist trip.
Public Transport: 10 minute walk from Denmark Hill Overground Station or a 10 minute bus ride to the Northern Line at Oval Station
Rates: Starting from £90 a night. See latest prices.
Why It Made The List: Although I’m a huge advocate for staying as Central as you can during your trip to London, if you’ve been to London before or are looking to have an alternative-tourist experience I really can’t recommend the Church Street Hotel enough.
The vibe is very different from your average hotel, but in a good way. Plus the local recommendations from the staff are unmatched.
Of course, you’ll also be under 30 minutes from Central, so you really can get the best of both worlds here.
But this is definitely the best London budget hotel option if you’re looking for a unique property and more of a local feel to your visit.
55 Hanger Ln, London W5 3HL
Hotel 55 is a refurbished boutique hotel in the West London neighbourhood of North Ealing.
The hotel itself is just 2 minutes from the Piccadilly line, leading you to Central London is under 30 minutes.
The hotel itself is super stylish with cosy rooms and luxury toiletries, friendly staff and a very well-stocked minibar.
There’s also an outside terrace and lovely lounge, alongside an onsite restaurant serving scrumptious Indian cuisine. Kew Gardens is also a 17 minute bus ride from the property (bus 65 towards Kingston).
Public Transport: 2 minute walk from North Ealing Station
Rates: Starting from £95 a night. See latest prices.
Why It Made The List: The value of the room and property at Hotel 55 for the price they’re offering is a very rare for London, but of course this is because it’s not super Central.
Although you’ll be close(ish) to certain tourist attractions like Kew Gardens, the property is more in a suburban area of London. With that said, if you’re looking for a nice place to stay and relax during your London trip and don’t mind having a bit of a commute after your exploring, this is an excellent option.
Doubletree By Hilton London – Greenwich
Catherine Grove, London SE10 8FR
Doubletree by Hilton London is located right in the beautiful historic London neighbourhood of Greenwich, and is a brilliant budget hotel in London option.
Like most Hilton properties, rooms here are spacious and amenities are plenty, with an onsite gym, restaurant, bar, afternoon tea and rowing, boat and sailing excursions all available during your stay — plus continental and breakfast buffet options.
Attraction-wise you’ll be right in the heart of Greenwich, AKA one of my favourite neighbourhoods in London. Including being just a 15 minute walk from The Painted Hall, Cutty Sark, Greenwich Park, Bridgerton filming locations, Greenwich Market and all the other amazing things to do in Greenwich.
Exploring Central too? It’s just a 20 minute train ride away.
P.S – This is also a great place to stay if you’re seeing a concert at The O2 nearby!
Public Transport: 17 minute walk (15 minutes if you’re fast) from Cutty Sark Station
Rates: Starting from £131 a night. See latest prices.
Why It Made The List: Greenwich, in my opinion, is one of the best places to experience a mix of tourist attractions and local London. Outside of being covered in UNESCO World Heritage Sites and history, there’s also tons of beautiful streets, houses and hidden gems to discover here, and local neighbourhoods like Blackheath too!
Despite Greenwich being an excellent place to explore you’ll also be super close to Central London during your stay. In this way, you get the best of both worlds by calling a beautiful London neighbourhood home while getting to explore Central London with ease too.
The Z Hotel, Covent Garden
31-32 Bedford St, London WC2E 9ED
Full disclaimer that the rooms here are small (see picture above) but completely functional, clean and great if you plan to spend most of your time exploring Central London.
As you can imagine the location here is the highlight. With Covent Garden’s Piazza, the theatre district and oodles of top London restaurants, bars, museums, galleries and boutique shops right at your doorstop.
Public Transport: 4 minute walk from Covent Garden Station
Rates: Starting from £90 a night. See latest prices.
Why It Made The List: Nothing feels better than being within walking distance of your accommodation for the night, and that’s just what you’ll get with a stay at The Z Hotel.
Being able to go from listening to the street performers of Covent Garden to cosied up in your bed within 10 minutes is a luxury not many get to experience during their trip to London, and you can do it on a budget too!
The Z Hotel Soho
17 Moor St, London W1D 5AP
Don’t worry, you’re not re-reading, but I do also recommend The Z Hotel Soho.
Similar to their Covent Garden branch, the location here is prime. But this time with access to more of London’s nightlife scene in the heart of Soho.
Rooms here are slightly more stylish, with handcrafted beds, lots of storage and a continental breakfast in The Z Café reception. You’ll also be very central with easy transport to all of London’s best attractions.
Nightlife wise will be second to none here. With Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club (one of the best jazz clubs in London) and Prince Edward Theatre less than 60 seconds from the hotel. Soho is also London’s gay capital and is extremely LGBTQ-friendly if you’re looking for a safe space for your stay.
Public Transport: 5 minutes from Leicester Square Station and Tottenham Court Road Station
Rates: Starting from £130 a night. See latest prices.
Why It Made The List: Location, location, location. There’s not a single thing here you’d be missing when it comes to London life with a stay in Soho.
Having it as a base to explore the city during your stay will offer the utmost convenience, especially when going out at night as you’ll already be where the party’s at. The rooms here are also very modern and stylish, so you easily feel like you’re treating yourself even though it is “technically” a budget hotel in London.
Hampton By Hilton London Docklands
Dockside Rd, London E16 2FQ
Hampton By Hilton London Docklands is located on the riverside of East London and is a lovely way to get a new perspective of the city.
The hotel itself is a short walk from London City Airport, the ExCel Centre and tons of waterside restaurants.
Daily hot breakfast is also included with all stay, helping you save on meal costs for your trip, plus there’s a fitness centre and meeting rooms too.
While here you’ll also be wildly close to some of my favourite East London activities like riding the Emirates Air Line, climbing Up at The O2 and having an Afternoon Tea at the InterContinental at The O2. As well as being only 30 minutes from Central London.
Public Transport: 5 minute walk from Royal Albert DLR (you’ll just need to change at Canning Town to hop on the tube to Central London)
Rates: Starting from £109 a night. See latest prices.
Why It Made The List: Although there aren’t many major attractions in this neck of the woods, I love how peaceful and quiet this area of East London in particular is, along with all the fun things there are to get up to along the riverside during your stay.
Budget-wise it’s excellent value for what you’re getting (especially with the breakfast included) which makes it worth having to journey into Central London in my opinion. Overall it’s a great location for frequent London visitors looking to experience a new side of the city.
Map of The Best London Hotels Under £150
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Remember – Well-priced hotels in London sell out fast:
Especially during summer, London hotels sell out fast! Even more so if they’re nice and at a decent price (i.e all the hotels mentioned in this article). Be sure to book your hotel as soon as your London flights are sorted, with the cancellation option in place in case you change your trip date. You can also email yourself this article for reference later when you’re ready to book.
Map out your itinerary in advance:
Many of the hotels in this article are within walking distance of some amazing London neighbourhoods, attractions and things to do. I suggest pulling up Google Maps once you’ve booked to see what other cool London neighbourhoods or London walks are nearby for you to discover during your trip.