London hotels with the best locations

There’s plenty to see and do in London; optimise your time by staying in the right neighbourhood


Base2Stay, also known as The Nadler Soho, is the boutique hotel group’s latest venture. With several theatres, art galleries, shops, restaurants, bars and clubs in the neighbourhood, it has a pretty unbeatable location, putting you right in the middle of all the action. This B&B also gives each of its rooms a mini-kitchen, a great help if you’re on a budget. The concierge will also direct you to the nearby eateries offering exclusive deals to the hotel’s guests.

ibis London Earls Court

Located in West London, ibis London Earls Court is a no-frills hotel that provides easy access to several of London’s prominent neighbourhoods, including Kensington, Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Fulham and Hammersmith. A non-smoking property, it has Wi-Fi connectivity throughout (including in all of its 504 rooms). Start your day at the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet before heading out for a day of sightseeing.

Rough Luxe Hotel

The Rough Luxe Hotel unabashedly offers guests a half rough, half luxury stay. Conveniently located just across the road from King’s Cross station, it is a quirky property that has a friendly staff and eclectic decor. Each of the individually-furnished rooms comes with luxurious sheets, hand-made toiletries and Wi-Fi connectivity. The only meal served here is breakfast, so plan on eating out the rest of the day.

Taj 51 Buckingham Gate

Located just minutes from the Buckingham Palace, the Taj 51 Buckingham Gate is perfect for those who think a trip to London is incomplete without watching the changing of the guard. Also in the neighbourhood are Westminster Abbey, the Tate Britain and several government offices. Featuring the Michelin-starred restaurant Quilon Restaurant, its own boutique called Taj Khazana and an exclusive spa, the regal hotel fully lives up to its prestigious location.

The Ritz

Opened in 1906 and carefully refurbished and restored in 1995, The Ritz is a London landmark and a bastion of glamour and sophistication. Rooms are luxuriously furnished with rich fabrics, 24 carat gold leaf and beautifully restored antique furniture in keeping with the original Louis XVI style. Go for tea in the spectacular Palm Court, an institution in itself.