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UK hotels ratings.
This is a general Lodging guide and not specific to any individual hotel or accommodation type.
Scale 1-5
1 star: cheap and cheerful, hostel type accommodation, basic services.
2 stars: slightly better facilities, still cheap/budget/hostel class.
3 stars: middle ground between better facilities, services and budget accommodation.
4 stars: at this level a good all round standard is expected in all areas, facilities, services. Expect personal services such as concierge, 24 hour reception and daily maid service.
5 stars: At this level the hotel would expect to be of a luxury standard in all areas, facilities and services.
Ratings are usually given by a body such as the English Tourist Board or a recognised organisation such as the AA although in some cases the lodging ratings may be self rated.
Room sizes are always something that often surprises first time London visitors. Generally room sizes are smaller than those in many other countries. This is more prevalent in B&B type accommodation where the building is a conversion (the large majority of them) and not a purpose built hotel.
If you would like to ride on a traditional old fashioned double decker routemaster bus in central London then routes 9 (Hammersmith to Aldwych) and 15 (Paddington to Blackwall) still use them.
Totally new Routemasters hit London streets in 2012 and run on the 38 route from Victoria to Hackney.
Officially the centre of London is taken as Charing Cross Station. However as far as the tourist heart of the capital is concerned it is really on the South East side of the central areas. For the purposes of measuring distances on this website we use Piccadilly Circus as the point of reference as we believe in the real world it represents the central tourist heart of London for most people. The distance between the two is actually only 0.4 miles.

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Milesfaster.co.uk are specialists for hotels in London, UK. Whether you are looking for a broad choice of accommodation, or looking to make a reservation in a particular area, near a London airport, in a particular postcode or close to a landmark we have a section of the website for you. Book online or by phone.
Our >>>Cheap London Hotels page will guide you to the most popular areas for this type of accommodation and suggest some budget priced hotels.
For hotels in the upper to luxury class (4, 5 star) try accommodation around Mayfair W1 and St James's SW1.
The >>>Central London Hotels page will show you the areas that are in the very heart of tourist London.

Find Hotel ideas from our top picks!

MYSTERY HOTELS
There are big savings to be made when booking mystery hotels. Part of the deal with these low rates is that the hotel name is not shown until your receive your booking confirmation. Take a look at these popular hotels in central London and at London airports. >>>Mystery Hotels
EXTRA HIGH ROOM OCCUPANCY
One facility many visitors are searching for is hotels where large families of groups of adults can share one bedroom or apartments. We conveniently list all hotels and apartments that allow extra high room occupancy which we identify as 5 or more people. We even have hotels that will allow 7 adults in one room as well as the often request rooms for a family of 5. >>>Family Rooms for 5 or more
TRENDING
Best Western Chiswick Palace
Free WiFi √ rates from around £69
Guest satisfaction score (all time): 81%, Milesfaster overall ranking: 348 of 837 hotels
Trending with a current (7 day) rank of 170 of 837 hotels
Located: Chiswick (W4), 0.2 miles (0.1 km) from Turnham Green station.
5.2 miles (3.2 km) from Piccadilly Circus
Top trending central London hotel in last 7 days with 20 reviews and a 7 day satisfaction score of 84%
Located on Chiswick High Road, a busy shopping area with a large range of shops, bars, restaurants and amenities. Bedroom amenities include en-suite bathrooms, satellite television, direct dial telephone, modem point and hospitality tray. Also available are apartments for up to 4 occupants of which no more 2 occupants can be adults. Room service is 24 hour rooms.
>>>see more trending hotels
TOP CENTRAL LONDON HOTELS
41 Hotel
41 Hotel 5 Star
Free WiFi √ Boutique √ rates from around £442
Guest satisfaction score: 98%, Milesfaster overall ranking: 1 of 837 hotels
Located: Victoria (SW1), 0.1 miles (0.1 km) from Victoria station.
0.9 miles (0.6 km) from Piccadilly Circus
Top rated 5 star hotel
Enjoys a wonderful location overlooking the Royal Mews and adjacent to the Queens Gallery on Buckingham Place Road by Buckingham Palace. A true five star hotel that is regularly in the top 10 of hotels in London on the Tripadvisor ratings and a winner of many top hotel awards. Club like feel the hotel offers opulent luxury and a choice of onsite dining.
Montague On The Gardens Hotel
Free WiFi √ rates from around £171
Guest satisfaction score: 95%, Milesfaster overall ranking: 2 of 837 hotels
Located: Bloomsbury (WC1), 0.2 miles (0.1 km) from Russell Square station.
0.8 miles (0.5 km) from Piccadilly Circus
Top rated 4 star hotel
Just off of Russell Square and walking distance from Covent Garden and Oxford Street. This is a boutique townhouse hotel overlooking a private garden. Bedroom facilities include 24 hour room service, daily maid service, air conditioning and interactive cable TV. The hotel has two restaurants onsite, a terrace bar and a conservatory. PC workstation in hotel lobby.
Premier Inn Holborn
rates from around £114
Guest satisfaction score: 91%, Milesfaster overall ranking: 95 of 837 hotels
Located: Farringdon (WC1), 0.3 miles (0.2 km) from Holborn station.
1.0 miles (0.6 km) from Piccadilly Circus
Top rated 3 star, tourist class hotel
Terrific location between the West End and the City of London making it suitable for both business travellers and tourists alike. Great value for money with free WiFi, Hypnos beds and a 40 inch flat screen television in each air-conditioned guest room. The onsite restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The self service check-in and reception is open 24 hours. Luggage storage facilities.
Ibis Shepherds Bush
Free WiFi √ rates from around £89
Guest satisfaction score: 84%, Milesfaster overall ranking: 290 of 837 hotels
Located: Shepherds Bush (W14), 0.1 miles (0.1 km) from Shepherd's Bush station.
3.7 miles (2.3 km) from Piccadilly Circus
Top rated 2 star hotel
Value for money accommodation adjacent to major amenities and shopping. Minutes from the massive Westfield shopping mall, Shepherds Bush tube station and Shepherds Bush Empire. Bedrooms enjoy free wireless internet, flat screen TV's and private bathrooms. The hotel has its own restaurant and bar and serves a super early breakfast from 04.00.
Generator Hotel
Free WiFi √ rates from around £16
Guest satisfaction score: 79%, Milesfaster overall ranking: 451 of 837 hotels
Located: Russell Square (WC1), 0.2 miles (0.1 km) from Russell Square station.
1.2 miles (0.7 km) from Piccadilly Circus
Top value in central London
Located in central London very close to Russell Square and three mainline stations at St Pancras, Euston and Kings Cross. Accommodation consists of private twin, triples, quad and 5 bed rooms, all with a wash basin and multi purpose hanging units. Bed linen and towels are provided along with hot shower facilities 24 hours a day. Showers and lavatories are off suite along each corridor.
Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel
Free WiFi √ Boutique √ rates from around £254
Guest satisfaction score: 86%, Milesfaster overall ranking: 257 of 837 hotels
Located: Belgravia (SW1), 0.2 miles (0.1 km) from Knightsbridge station.
1.2 miles (0.7 km) from Piccadilly Circus
Top value in central London
Located in the upmarket and exclusive area of Belgravia. A boutique townhouse style luxury hotel with an enduring intimate appeal. Interiors by Hunt Hamilton Zuch. The hotel bedrooms are fully air-conditioned and en-suite facilities include bathrooms finished in marble. Onsite is the Mimosa Bar and restaurant. The style is contemporary and chic and they are located adjacent to each other on the ground floor. The hotel has one meeting/conference room with a capacity for 30 guests.
Charlotte Street Hotel
Free WiFi √ Boutique √ rates from around £214
Guest satisfaction score: 95%, Milesfaster overall ranking: 19 of 837 hotels
Located: Fitzrovia (W1), 0.2 miles (0.1 km) from Goodge Street station.
0.6 miles (0.4 km) from Piccadilly Circus
Top value in central London
Close to major attractions and shopping areas just North of Soho and Oxford Street. This is a modern hip boutique style hotel where decorations include 20th century and contemporary art. The hotels bedrooms all have an in-room safe, CD player, DVD and VCR, two line telephone with voice mail, minibar, tea and coffee facilities, modem point, fax outlet, cellular telephone, writing desk and high speed internet access. Onsite is the Oscar Restaurant and Bar.
Doubletree By Hilton Chelsea
rates from around £98
Guest satisfaction score: 85%, Milesfaster overall ranking: 257 of 837 hotels
Located: Chelsea (SW6), 0.1 miles (0.0 km) from Imperial Wharf station.
3.2 miles (2.0 km) from Piccadilly Circus
Top value in central London
Located at the Western end of the Kings Road, one of the most popular and fashionable shopping areas in London with a rich mix of shops, bars, cafes and entertainments amenities. The hotel, built in 2003, is located in the 32 acre riverside site at imperial wharf which contains Up market residential commercial retail and leisure facilities Built around a 10 acre park.
LOOKING FOR IDEAS? THESE HOTELS ARE ALL POPULAR CHOICES.
Staybridge Suites London Stratford City
Free WiFi √ rates from around £102
Guest satisfaction score: 94%, Milesfaster overall ranking: 19 of 837 hotels
Located: Stratford (E20), 0.1 miles (0.0 km) from Stratford (London) station.
6.1 miles (3.8 km) from Piccadilly Circus
good value near London
Staybridge Suites offer all the facilities a guest would want to feel like they are at a home away from home. Not least the fully kitchen within each apartment. Surrounded by shops and bars thanks to its location within the Westfield Shopping mall. Fully air conditioned and with its own grocery store open 24 hours.
Citizenm London Bankside
Free WiFi √ Boutique √ rates from around £116
Guest satisfaction score: 91%, Milesfaster overall ranking: 31 of 837 hotels
Located: Southwark (SE1), 0.2 miles (0.1 km) from Southwark station.
1.5 miles (0.9 km) from Piccadilly Circus
good value near London
Trendy and hip, a hotel that genuinely lives up to its description. Ultra contemporary and designed as an urban stowaway. You wont get a massive bedroom but you will get a compact bedroom designed for use with high end amenities. A touch screen tablet to control your mood lighting, climate control, curtains and more. The restaurant, or restaurant meets canteen more accurately, is open 24 hours a day. The citizenM hotel is close to both the City of London and central London and sits just on the southern edge of the River Thames.
Hide Hotel Hendon
Free WiFi √ Spa √ rates from around £75
Guest satisfaction score: 92%, Milesfaster overall ranking: 63 of 837 hotels
Located: Hendon (NW4), 0.2 miles (0.1 km) from Hendon Central station.
6.3 miles (3.9 km) from Piccadilly Circus
good value near London
A small boutique style hotel offering contemporary accommodation lose to major shopping and high street amenities. Excellent transport links via the A41, A1, M1 and M25. Ideal for Wembley Stadium. All rooms are air conditioned with a safe and satellite TV. Continental breakfast daily in the hotel restaurant.
South Place Hotel
rates from around £185
Guest satisfaction score: 95%, Milesfaster overall ranking: 9 of 837 hotels
Located: Liverpool Street (EC2), 0.1 miles (0.1 km) from Moorgate station.
2.2 miles (1.4 km) from Piccadilly Circus
Popular Hotel in the City of London (square mile), london's financial heartland and business dictrict
Luxury hotel in the midst of London main business district just a short walk from Moorgate and Liverpool Street Stations. Offers fine dining restaurant, cocktail bar and spa with gym. High end amnesties in-room with the likes of Bang & Olufsen televisions and a media hub and all day room service. All guest rooms are air-conditioned and have multi national sockets.
Andaz Liverpool Street
Free WiFi √ rates from around £178
Guest satisfaction score: 90%, Milesfaster overall ranking: 51 of 837 hotels
Located: Liverpool Street (EC2), 0.1 miles (0.0 km) from Liverpool Street station.
2.4 miles (1.5 km) from Piccadilly Circus
Good value hotel in the City of London (square mile)
The Hotel retains the splendour its Victorian hotel origins mixed with a new and modern design. Each of the rooms and suites is unique, but all of them are light and spacious, and easy on the eye. Unique concept for a large luxury hotel with a focus on providing a boutique style experience. Provides free internet access, something very rare for a 5 star hotel. Huge choice of restaurants and bars onsite.
AIRPORT IDEAS
Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow Airport
rates from around £59
Guest satisfaction score: 85%
Located: Hatton Cross (TW6), 0.1 miles (0.1 km) from Hatton Cross station.
1.3 miles (0.8 km) from Heathrow Airport
A value for money hotel close to Heathrow Airport
Located on the south perimeter of Heathrow airport, nearly opposite Hatton Cross tube station. Trains run every 5 minutes into central London and to all 4 terminals at the airport. Room amenities include air-conditioning, safe, WiFi and ironing facilities. The hotel restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and diner while the bar also has an all day menu. Additionally the hotel has a pantry with microwave available for guests. Onsite gymnasium open 24/7.
Arora Hotel Gatwick/Crawley
rates from around £66
Guest satisfaction score: 84%
Located: Crawley (RH10), 0.7 miles (0.5 km) from Crawley station.
3.6 miles (2.2 km) from Gatwick Airport
Good value accommodation serving Gatwick Airport
Hotel is located in the heart of Crawley. Transport links are good with a mainline station and the M23 motorway close by. Bedrooms are all en-suite (quartz granite) which includes a bathtub and a walk-in power shower. Rooms have a queen size bed in-room climate control and Room service is 24 hours. The onsite restaurant is the Gallucci. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with an extensive wine list. In the hotels Atrium area is an internet cafe where computers can be hired with high speed internet access (both wired and WiFi).
Days Inn London Stansted Airport
Free WiFi √ rates from around £52
Guest satisfaction score: 75%
Located: Bishops Stortford (CM23), 1.3 miles (0.8 km) from Bishops Stortford station.
3.2 miles (2.0 km) from Gatwick Airport
A good choice for something reasonably priced around Stansted Airport
Situated within the Birchanger Services right by junction 8 of the M11. Rooms are en-suite with free satellite TV in every room, clock radio, tea and coffee making facilities, free newspaper and telephone.
Hampton By Hilton Luton Airport
Free WiFi √ rates from around £62
Guest satisfaction score: 84%
Located: Luton (LU2), 0.1 miles (0.1 km) from Luton Airport Parkway station.
0.9 miles (0.6 km) from Gatwick Airport
An option for a well reviewed hotel close to Luton Airport
Modern hotel especially suited to guests wanting good access to Luton Airport and/or central London. Very close to Luton Parkway station. Fully air conditioned the bedrooms have a walk-in shower and flat screen television. Breakfast is complimentary and the bar serves snacks. A fitness rooms is available 24 hours as is the business centre.
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR PACKAGE DEALS
christmas hotel packagesNot only can you be sure dining services will be available over the twixtmas period but you can take advantage of some great discounted rates by choosing from specially negotiated packages at the festive time of year. deals for Christmas and for the new year. Our hotel breaks cover the whole of the UK, not just breaks in London.
>>>Christmas and New year Hotel Packages

FOOTBALL/RUGBY/RACING FANS
Fancy being part of the stadium or sports facility while your staying in London?
Located within the actual football stadium at Chelsea Football Club is the Millennium Copthorne Hotel at Chelsea FC, while the Marriott has a hotel at Marriott Twickenham Rugby ground, the Marriott Twickenham. Within Greater London is the Holiday Inn Express Epsom Downs, actually located within the grounds of this grade 1 racecourse and home to the derby.