Guesthouses in Central London
|| Guesthouses are
a British institution and those for whom the term conjures
up images of Basil Fawlty-type service will be in for
a pleasant surprise.
If you’re travelling in a group or with a large
family guesthouses can offer you the kind of unintrusive
accommodation you’re looking for. Alternatively,
those travelling alone may enjoy a family-run guesthouse
offering customers a friendly service and an insider's
guide to the best places to visit during your stay.
Bloomsbury [map] is one of the best places to find both
bed and breakfast accommodation and privately owned guesthouses.
Home to a variety of publishing giants and independent
bookshops, this literary district has a central
location and a range of comfortable overnight accommodation.
Try the Ivanhoe Suites [map],
Barrett Street Piazza, for an unusual stay. With a fully
equipped gym and great value rooms this seven-bedroom
hotel also benefits from a delightful Mediterranean
atmosphere, which is helped by the al fresco dining
Head to Argyle Street [map] for a range of accommodation.
Find traditional comfort at The Jesmond Dene Hotel.
This friendly family-run hotel offers visitors a range
of facilities and has some of the best tourist locations
right on its doorstep.
There are many elegant Edwardian buildings surrounding
Bloomsbury and a few serve as guesthouses. One such impressive
building is home to The Guilford House Hotel [map] on Guilford Street. This hotel offers 12 luxurious
bedrooms and a large traditional English breakfast.
Heading over to The West End, Soho and Covent
Garden, the range of smaller guesthouses is somewhat
limited but those that are established in these districts
tend to offer exceptional accommodation.
Hazlitts [map] in Soho Square is a stylish modern hotel occupying
three historic houses. With 23 individually designed
bedrooms offering exquisite bathrooms, you’ll
be hard pressed to find a finer contemporary hotel in
If you fancy staying close to the central station Kings
Cross has a range of suitable accommodation close by.
Choose friendly comfort at The Hotel Meridiana [map],
Argyle Square, which offers good-sized single, double
and triple rooms at unbeatable prices for its central
location. The pleasant whitewash exterior gives the Meridiana
an elegant feel, step inside and you’ll see a light
and airy décor complimented by pine bedroom
furniture in the rooms.
Enjoying a favourable location in the heart of Westminster,
and more specifically Hyde Park [map], The Barry House
Hotel offers accommodation particularly suited to
mature parties or families travelling together. Bedrooms
are spacious and comfortable with plush carpets
and crimson bed throws. International tourists particularly
enjoy the full and hearty English breakfast on offer.
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