The Best London Hotels For Sightseeing

From five-star sleeps just a stroll away from Buckingham Palace to swanky stays on the banks of the River Thames, these hotels are taking the legwork out of sightseeing in London (literally). Tick off the capital's best museums, buildings and parks before retiring back to a sumptuous suite or stylish room, making the most of the in-house bars and restaurants as you go. Whether you're new to the city, or are looking to indulge in a cheeky staycation, check out our guide to the best London hotels for sightseeing.




Owned by Gordon Ramsay, the York and Albany offers a slice of rustic charm in the heart of North London. Originally a coaching house in the 1820s, the top London hotel now boasts a sunny restaurant, bar and multiple pop-ups throughout the year. Tear yourself away from the gorgeous interiors over to London Zoo, Regent's Park and Camden Market.

Another classic British offering, The Montague on the Gardens Hotel is a place of peace amongst the capital's chaos. Overlooking private gardens, the hotel offers al fresco dining in the summer months. And for when you're ready to venture out? The iconic British Museum is just one minute away, offering hundreds of world-class exhibitions.

The Chesterfield Mayfair

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Mastering the art of impeccable service in quintessentially British surroundings, The Chesterfield Mayfair is the perfect base for exploring London's Royal Parks. One of the best places to stay in London, Green Park is just a five-minute stroll from the luxury and comfort of this four-star hotel, and is the perfect place to walk off the stress of the city.

W London

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Located in amongst the buzz of Leicester Square, W is a firm favourite with visitors looking to explore the city's most popular hotspots. Ideally placed to catch a show in the West End or check out the flashing lights of Piccadilly Circus, this sleek spot is also known for attracting the party crowd to its late-night Perception bar. 

Amba Hotel Grosvenor

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A traditional Gothic Victorian building complete with all the mod cons you could dream of, the Amba Hotel Grosvenor is a favourite with couples and families alike. Accessible directly through Victoria Train Station, it's the perfect rest stop for those travelling from Gatwick Airport, and also just happens to be a stone's throw away from Buckingham Palace and its royal gardens. 

The Dixon Hotel

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Once an old courthouse, The Dixon is now an elegant hotel, complete with colourful restaurants and swish bars. Located just a short skip and hop away from the River Thames, this stylish sleepover spot is the perfect base for exploring Tower Bridge, Borough Market and the Tate Modern and one of the best hotels in London for tourists.