London neighborhoods

Around London

These hostels and hotels are located outside London's city center. Most should be accessible by public transportation. Please read the property description carefully to check transportation and location information.

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Bayswater is a largely residential neighborhood, with proximity to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens being its main attraction. The area is full of budget accommodation options, though many of them are not London’s most charming.

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Near Buckingham Palace on the west end of London, Belgravia is a sophisticated residential hood with a fare share of shops and restaurants. A few hotels are to be found in this quiet, leafy hood.

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Bloomsbury & University

Bloomsbury is famous for its literary roots, as it was home to such luminaries as Virginia Woolf. Today, its main attractions are the British Museum, Russell Square, and the University of London. Plenty of cheap and charming B&Bs line the streets, along with many Georgian townhouses.

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Earls Court

Located southeast of Hyde Park, Earls Court is one of London’s youngest neighborhoods. The area is an interesting mix of stately townhouses, cheap restaurants, and gay nightlife. Earls Court is also home to many cookie-cutter budget accommodation options.

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Kensington is one of London’s poshest neighborhoods, with wealthy residences lining the perfectly paved streets. Leafy gardens and Kensington Palace (Princess Diana’s former home) add to Kensington’s grandeur. The area is home to high-end boutiques and dining, and is not exactly known for its budget accommodation options.

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King's Cross - St. Pancras

North of Bloomsbury, King’s Cross is packed with cheap hotels. Though the scene can get sketchy around King’s Cross and St. Pancras stations, the area boasts plenty of nice restaurants and shops.

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Soho - West End

Soho is home to much of London’s buzzing nightlife scene. The dynamic (and noisy) hood is dotted with ritzy boutiques and cheap fast food joints. Both Hyde Park and the British Museum are a 15-minute walk away.

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Located on the southern bank of the Thames River, the Southwark hood is home to the famed Tate Modern, along with the foodie heaven of Borough Market. The area does not host many hotels, though options do exist.

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The City

The City is London’s historic center, dating back to the second century. The area is London’s financial district, though attractions such as St. Pauls Cathedral and the College of Arms add some touristic interest. Tourists should look elsewhere for nightlife and restaurant options.

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Victoria Station

These hotels are located in the general vicinity of Victoria Station.

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