London Hotels per "Square Mile"

The capital of the Uk hotels in the city of londondefinitely doesn’t suffer from the lack of accommodations. There is no such problem, like where to stay in London, but what particular place to pick up from the array of miscellaneous hotels in London. Hundreds of hotels and B&Bs of all types and sizes are scattered all around ever-pulsating London. What to choose, starchy Mayfair, bubbly Soho, or more sedate City of London? It all really depends on personnel preferences and how much you are prepared to fork out for a room per night.

If you’re in London on business purpose, there’s probably not a better place than the City of London, dubbed the London square mile, also renowned for being financial district of British capital. If you consider where to stay in London for sightseeing, staying in the City of London can be a sound option as well. The Tower of London, Tate Modern, London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower Bridge, and London Dungeon are just a stone’s throw from the famous London district of banks and offices. Let alone, having been an ancient core of London, and presumably the settlement of Roman Londinium, the City of London itself has a lot of interesting old buildings to visit or gape at, strewn among the modern skyscrapers.

hotels in the city of londonThere’s been talking, that when the plankton of the office workers are tided away in the evenings and on the weekends, the City of London turns into a sort of the ghost town, because everything gets closed. Well, although it is quieter, which might be a bonus for you, especially if you are a light sleeper, it’s, actually, been slightly exaggerated. A lot of places in the Square Mile stop working on weekends, that’s true, but there are still enough shops, bars and restaurants that cater for the needs of the tourists and locals all week round. There are also shops, bars and restaurants, working on Saturdays and Sundays, in the neighbouring Moorgate, Spitalfields or Southwark, like Spitalfields market for example, that is well worth a good browsing. Lively West End is not too far from the City of London, and can be either easily reached on foot, or, if you don’t fancy a walk, by tube, bus or cab.

The City of London has a sprinkle of excellent hotels that, in average, will cost you about £150-200 per night. But you can find that some London city hotels make good discounts on weekends, and usually, there are also great deals on hotels at laterooms.com or lastminute.com.


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Crowne Plaza London - The City


Crowne Plaza London The Citycrowne plaza london the city(19, New Bridge Street) is a 4 star hotel, just a minute walk from Blackfriars Tube station, and about 10 minutes walk from St Pauls. It will probably not win the prize for the most original décor or best amenities (wifi at additional price, for example), but it’s clean, comfortable, in one word just adequate.

With a lot of offices in walking distance and London “must sees” at hand, the location, the hotel’s strongest feature, makes it good value for money. Big Ben and Buckingham Palace are in 20 minutes stroll along the Embankment towards the West End. Cross the Millennium Bridge, and there are Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Royal National Theatre, London Aquarium and London Eye on the South Bank.
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On the opposite from
Crown Plaza Hotel bank of Thames, just by the Blackfriars Bridge, rises the russet Oxo Tower Warf. Back in the 1920s, when the bosses of Oxo stock cubes got hold of the building, they wanted to put an advertising sign on it, but didn’t get the permission. Quick-witted entrepreneurs however, found their way to evade the authorities. Just above the building, they commissioned to build a tower that “coincidently” was adorned by two circled windows and one crossed in the middle. Today this place is better well known for the Oxo Tower restaurant, nestled underneath the tower. Notwithstanding the prices are more than average, this restaurant, dubbed “the best spot for a date in London”, is extremely popular, mainly for its cocktails and stunning views of London.

196 Bishopsgate

This 4 star hotel apartments, right across the street from Liverpool Street Station, is a sound choice, if you’re looking for a bit of privacy, yet of comfort of your own home. 196 bishopsgate apartmentsAnd it’s also a great place to stay in London with kids.

Having been minimalist in style, but cosy and well maintained, the apartments have everything you might need for a comfortable stay. The fully equipped kitchen comprises fridge, dishwasher, microwave, oven and washing machine. The staff are unobtrusively helpful. However, because it’s not a hotel in the full meaning of this word, don’t expect the basic hotel’s amenities, like room service, for example, or inclusive breakfast.

Although the lack of breakfast at 196 Bishopsgate won’t be a problem, because this part of the City of London, as well as adjoining Spitalfield, has plenty of places to eat, like casual “Pret-a-manger” and “Polo 24 hour bar”, which are on the same street as the hotel apartments, or more formal “La Chapelle” (35 Spital Square), a French restaurant, that is in a few minutes down the street. For stocking your fridge with food, there’s the local Tesco just in a minute away from the hotel.