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10 Best London B&Bs
Opting for a B&B over a hotel can be a great way to save money - which you can then spend on exploring London! But it’s also very often a much friendlier way to travel. Many B&Bs are smaller properties, and often the staff you deal with will also be the owners or managers - and local folk for whom your good time is a prerogative! The B&B market is as difficult to navigate as the hotels market, but our Gurus are here to help, with their recommendations for the 10 best London B&Bs.
Our selection of London’s best B&Bs includes properties from all over - from character property Victoria Inn, Peckham to hipster High Road House or The Boundary Project, in the trendy Shoreditch. It’s important that our 10 best London B&Bs are well positioned for public transport, so wherever you stay, London will be your oyster. We also think that great London B&Bs are made by friendly staff, clean surroundings and plenty of places to eat and drink locally. And out recommendations for the 10 best London B&Bs all certainly tick those boxes.
10 Best London B&Bs
Best London B&Bs for Something Different
The Boundary Project is the creation of style and design guru, Terrance Conran. It’s part restaurant, part bakery, part retro bar and part one of London’s best B&Bs. Each individually styled room is based around the work of a well known designer. Tres chic.
The Zetter Townhouse, Marylebone makes the list for the best London B&Bs with a certain something unique for its wonderfully haphazard collection of boutique rooms where wonderful antiques meet vintage treasures. There are just 24 rooms and a small bar, and the whole thing is designed as if by an eclectic uncle - they’re calling him Uncle Seymour, an eccentric collector who has incredible taste. Close to Oxford Street and the Wallace Collection.
High Road House is a different stay not for its decor, which is classic ’Soho House Style’ - this is the House Group’s Chiswick outpost - but for its location in leafy, suburban west London. There are just 13 rooms, neat, all white and probably some of London’s best B&B rooms.
Central London’s Best B&Bs
B+B Belgravia and Studios@82 is an elegant, contemporary option with just nine spacious rooms and studios. The location is unbeatable, with numerous restaurants and bars right on your doorstep and many of London’s main sights within walking distance.
The Lord Milner is another B&B with a Belgravia address. These eleven rooms are more traditionally dressed, with an old world style and charm which includes beautiful four-poster beds and bespoke furniture. It’s quite romantic and you’re just ten minutes stroll from Buckingham Palace.
The Best B&Bs in West London
Twenty Nevern Square is a classic West London townhouse conversion with 20 great value rooms. The location is really well connected to the rest of London by the tube and the bus, and you’re only a short stroll from South Kensington and many of London’s top museums.
The Best B&Bs in South London
The Windmill, Clapham, is modelled on the coaching inns of old and offers a relaxed, homely service in its 42 rooms. You’re close to Clapham Common, and its buzzy high street and tube and bus connections, and there are plenty of great places to eat and drink around here too.
Another of our deliciously different collection of London’s best B&Bs is The Victoria Inn, a budget gastro inn in Peckham. The pub is great and the 18 rooms are bright and simple, but tasteful.
The Best B&Bs in North London
The One Tun is a Camden pub with eight spacious, smartly decorated rooms, each with their own ensuite. Downstairs the pub does great food, and they’ll deliver your breakfast to your door each morning. A hidden gem for anyone who enjoys a bit of lively nightlife.
The Best B&Bs in East London
Stepney Green’s 40 Winks is a sort of micro-boutique hotel in a 300 year old Georgian townhouse. The experience is refreshingly different and charming.
The Best London B&Bs for Great Value
B+B Belgravia and Studios@82 is one of the best London B&Bs priced at under £100 per night. This time you’re closer to the centre of town, in stylish Belgravia, but this kind of address means the rooms are small - but neat and cleverly compact.
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10 Best London B&Bs
Zetter Townhouse Marylebone London (Bayswater) 24 rooms from £246
The newest addition to Zetter's growing collection, whose ethos is great cocktails, delicious food and a super-comfy bed! In the Marylebone outpost you'll find individually designed bedrooms with an eclectic mix of antique furniture and curios, huge beds, luxurious drapes and deluxe bathrooms.Local exploring - Great location with easy access to the best of London's attractionsSights nearby - Close to London's West EndLively - Hip and happening.Full of characterRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
The Victoria Inn London 15 rooms from £93
Set above a traditional Victorian Inn - a gastro pub located in Peckham, for a different kind of stay. Great pub food, a lively and popular bar and simple, stylish bedrooms. Located in this vibrant borough, there are many trendy bars, restaurants and clubs nearby.Foodies - For those after a modern British East End experience the gastropub downstairs offers just thatLocal exploring - Affordable accomodation just 5 miles from Central LondonSights nearby - Visit Dulwich Park or the free Horniman Museum and GardensGreat walks - Peckham Rye Park
The Windmill, Clapham London (South Side Clapham) 42 rooms from £129
Modelled on old-fashioned coaching inns, this hotel offers a relaxed, homely service. Located in Clapham Common, close to two tube stops, it is well situated for a London getaway. The nearby pub, The Windmill on the Common, is traditional, warmly welcoming and perfect for a cheery meal or drink.Local markets - London markets accessible via undergroundSights nearby - Well located for major sights.
B+B Belgravia and Studios@82 London (South West) 9 rooms from £139
An understated and elegant B&B, in central Belgravia. The contemporary design, self service facilities and unbeatable location combine to make this an ideal spot in the heart of the city. Numerous restaurants and bars on your doorstep, complete the picture.Families - These contemporary, well located studios are ideal for families with self catering facilities and plenty of space.Local exploring - Grab one of the B&B's free bikes and head out to explore Westminster the heart of historical and vibrant London.Sights nearby - Use the River Thames as your guide and head east to catch a glimpse of Big Ben, London Eye and other sights.Great walks - Whether Hyde or Battersea, be sure to take a stroll around the royal parks of London.Recommended by - Frommers, Fodors
Twenty Nevern Square London (South West) 20 rooms from £115
Chic tranquility meets a West London colonial-style townhouse. Good value. Fantastically well connected by tube, train and bus. A wide range of different rooms and a breakfast worth getting out of bed for.Local markets - Food markets are taking off in the city, so be sure to explore the local ones on the weekends.Full of characterFour poster beds - For romantics.Romantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide
New Linden Hotel West London 50 rooms from £125
Charming Victorian townhouse turned luxury boutique, in the heart of Notting Hill. Stylish rooms with floor to ceiling windows, Oriental influence and access to a rooftop terrace. Fantastic value for money in a desirable part of town, just minutes from the famed Portobello Road Market.Value chic - Fantastic location, luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets and a rooftop terrace overlooking the London skyline- a steal!Local exploring - Perfectly placed for exploring London’s cosmopolitan Notting Hill neighbourhood, on foot or by bicycle.Local markets - Notting Hill is home to many boutique shops. Head to Portabello Road on the weekend for a trinkets market.Great walks - Just north of Hyde Park, where you can walk around the Serpantine Lake or along the miles of pathways.
High Road House London 14 rooms from £140
Soho House's Chiswick outpost brings the contemporary-chic of their other properties to this leafy residential area in West London. Crisp white and wood make up the guest rooms, add a splash of vibrant colour, a buzzy bar and restaurant and you have the perfect stay.City Style - Oozing city style with a private members club, effortlessly chic interiors, lively bar and a wonderful location.Local markets - Chiswick is its own town within the city of London and there is a market on the common every weekend.Great walks - Enjoy a stroll along south-side of the Thames Embankment for some of London's most notable views.Designer - Ilse Crawford was the original designer.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Kiwi Collection
The Boundary Project London (Shoreditch) 17 rooms from £196
Late Victorian warehouse meets a style guru and restaurateur and becomes a hotspot in Shoreditch. Known for its rooftop garden, local bakery and individually designed rooms this is a perfect London base. Refined and modern A la carte menu with fantastic wine menu to match.Foodies - From mouthwatering bakery, to plush Franco-British fare and finally the uber cool rooftop with bites and cocktails.City Style - Achingly cool, each room is individually designed to pay homage a particular designer.Local markets - Spitalfields Market is an indoor market by Liverpool Station offering food stalls, arts and crafts.Sights nearby - Head to the Heron Tower to the top floor to the well known, and locally popular, Duck and Waffle.Recommended by - Tablet, Kiwi Collection
The Lord Milner London (South West) 11 rooms from £144
A splendid five-star B&B, in the upmarket district of Belgravia, in central London. The rooms exude old world class and style, with beautiful four poster beds and bespoke furniture. With all of London's central attractions within easy reach, it's perfect for a romantic weekend in London.Romantic Break - The individually decorated rooms brim with romance and charm, and there is plenty to be seen and done in ultra-smart Belgravia.Sights nearby - Just a ten minute walk from Buckingham Palace and a twenty minute to Westminster Abbey.Opulent5* Luxury - Very high service standards.
The One Tun London (The City) 8 rooms from £175
The One Tun pub offers boutique accommodation in Camden, central London. The eight rooms are smartly decorated and extremely spacious with satellite TV and en-suite in each. Pop downstairs to enjoy lovely meals in the restaurant and have breakfast delivered to your door each morning. A hidden gem!Romantic Break - Beautiful accommodation, divine cuisine and all London has to offer right on your doorstep - perfect for a romantic getaway!Local exploring - The One Tun is situated in central London, making it the ideal base from which to get to know the cityGreat walks - Meander through the city's streets getting a feel for the place or take a stroll along the banks of the Thames at sunsetSights nearby - Check out Trafalgar Square, the London Eye or Piccadilly Circus among many other nearby attractionsRecommended by - Sawdays
40 Winks London (Stepney Green) 2 rooms from £195
This original micro boutique hotel, set in a 300-year old Georgian townhouse, offers a truly unique experience for those with an appetite for something refreshingly different. Reservations are essential. Definitely not for the faint-hearted. Couples and singletons only.Sights nearby - Easy access via underground to sights like the London Eye, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.Hideaway - Tranquil and intimate.Full of characterRestrictions on childrenRecommended by - CN Traveller