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 hotels for seeing London's top attractions here. 

Last updated on 4th March 2020

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.

One of London's most historic hotels (and not just because of that iconic Spice Girls video), the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel has been brought bang up to date, with a stunning 24-hour gym and spa for guests to unwind. Ideally situated for weary travellers disembarking the Eurostar, the hotel also just happens to neighbour the British Library and its many famous collections. 

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. 

100 Queen's Gate Hotel

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Part of the Hilton's Curio Collection, 100 Queen's Gate Hotel is the perfect family-friendly spot for exploring London's most famous museums. From the V&A, to the Science and Natural History Museums, after a day on your feet you'll be able to indulge in a few cocktails in the ESQ bar before collapsing into an uber-comfy bed for a peaceful night's sleep.

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. 

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 venue now boasts a sunny restaurant, bar and multiple pop-ups throughout the year. Tear yourself away from the gorgeous interiors and you'll find yourself on the doorstep of London Zoo, Regent's Park and Camden Market.