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Central London Hotels Lodging Guides

The list of Central London hotels is almost endless, and finding an affordable hotel is an easy task. There are a number of websites that are packed with details of hotels in Central London and the rest of the United Kingdom. Two sites to look out for in particular include Laterooms and Cheaprooms, both of which offer fantastic deals on a daily basis.

If you are not a fan of online booking and like to take care of your own accommodation needs, you can easily book a hotel room the day that you land in the United Kingdom. Areas of London where you are likely to find decent accommodation at a reasonable price include Earl's Court, Paddington, Kensington, Bayswater and Victoria.

Earls Court Hotels

Earls Court : Earl's Court is a popular spot for hotels and BB's due the fact that it is so easily accessible. Popular attractions in the area include Kensington High Street shopping centres, London's West End Theatres, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Earl's Court Exhibition Hall and a number of well known museums such as the VA Museum and the Science Museum. Look out for Penywern Road near Earls Court Station which is lined with affordable hotels. Most of the central london hotels in this area display their rates in the window, and rates are pretty standard give or take a few pounds. Hotels are clean and decent, but don't expect matching curtains or luxury accessories.

Featured affordable hotel :

Name: Lord Jim Hotel
Address: 23 25 Penywern Road, Earls Court, London SW5 9TT
Description: three diamond hotel featuring comfortable bedrooms, a warm, friendly atmosphere and good service
Rates: from £35 per room per night including breakfast

Central London: Paddington Hotels

Paddington: Although there are no major tourist attractions in Paddington itself, the area is nevertheless popular with tourists because of its location. From Paddington station, virtually all areas of London are accessible via tube or rail. Keep an eye out for Norfolk Square which is located within walking distance of the station and most of the area's restaurants and pubs. The Square is filled with hotels that are all in competition with each other and as a result it is easy to find great deals. Hotels are once again clean and warm, but finishing touches are missing and bedrooms and bathrooms are incredibly small. Many hotels also advertise satellite TV but fail to mention that this feature is only in the lobby and not actually in the rooms.

Featured affordable hotel:

Name: Hyde Park Hotel
Address: 48 Norfolk Square, London, London W2 1RT
Description: a three diamond, cozy hotel situated within two minutes of Paddington station. Bathrooms are small to say the least, and rooms tend to get unbearably hot as soon as heaters are turned on, but otherwise the hotel gets top marks for both comfort and friendly service.
Rates: from £36 per room per night inclusive of breakfast.

Kensington Hotel Accommodation

Kensington: Situated at the top end of the District Line, Kensington is well known for both its shopping and its museums and as a result is popular with tourists from around the globe. Attractions in the area include Harrods, Kensington Palace and Gardens, Hyde Park and the Natural History Museum. Most hotel prices include breakfast which is reasonable, but if you are a fussy eater you are advised to rather buy your own snacks

Featured affordable hotel:

Name: Hotel Oliver
Address: 198 Cromwell Road, Kensington, London SW5 0SN
Description: this modern two star hotel is suitable for both tourists and businessmen and features 50 en suite rooms, all equipped with their own TVs, radios, trouser press and tea and coffee making facilities.
Rates: from £35 per room per night inclusive of breakfast

Central London: Bayswater

Bayswater: Tourists are drawn to Bayswater because of its tranquil atmosphere and convenient location. Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park are all within walking distance and the area is close to Queensway which is renowned for its superb shopping and excellent restaurants.

Featured affordable hotel:

Name: Hyde Park Court Hotel
Address : 41 51 Inverness Terrace, Bayswater, London W2 3JN
Description: an elegant Victorian hotel featuring 115 en suite bedrooms equipped with radios, satellite TVs, telephones and hair dryers. Conference facilities are also available at the hotel.
Rates: from £49 per room per night including breakfast.

Hotels in Victoria

Victoria : Situated right in the heart of London, Victoria is the perfect destination for those looking to really experience the hub of city life. Popular tourist attractions such as Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are all within walking distance of hotels situated in Victoria. As is the case with Paddington, hotels in this area are suited to those who can tolerate a bit of noise and are not light sleepers.

Featured affordable hotel :

Name: Blair Victoria Hotel
Address: 78 Warwick Way, Victoria London SW1V 1RZ
Description: a two diamond BB style hotel set in a Victorian style building designed over a century ago. The hotel is made up of 56 en suite bedrooms, all equipped with their own colour TVs, hairdryers and tea and coffee making facilities.
Rates: from £42 per room per night including breakfast.