Modern Alternatives to Hotels in London

Hotels in London are amazing. They are often situated within buildings of historical importance and they are grand. The problem with hotels, however, is that they often don’t really let you experience a location. They aren’t for instance, usually set within a residential area. This is often great for coming back to at the end of the day but you are not experiencing the real London. They can also cost you more money. It’s not just about the price for the room but also food and drink. With no facilities for you to be able to prepare your own food, you have to eat in restaurants or consume takeaways and those costs can mount up. We’ll take a look at some of the best modern alternatives to hotels in London.

Air BnB

Air BnB is one of the success stories of our times. Using the service involves booking somewhere to stay online. These are often unique opportunities to enjoy a stay in someone else’s home. The listings can range to an air mattress on the floor within the lister’s home to full use of their home while the owners are elsewhere. Air BnB gives you the opportunity to build the type of experience that you want, based on how much you have to spend and how sociable you fancy being with your hosts. Many who have embraced Air BnB have made life-long friendships with their hosts. You never know, you could save yourself money and make a new friend at the same time.

Short Lets in London

London is also a great place to look for short-term lets. These are ideal if you plan on staying in the city for a while because they can often work out cheaper than hotel stays over a longer period of time. Short lets in London are ideal for those who want some privacy and a bit more space during their stay. they often give you access to an apartment, with living, kitchen and bathroom space as well as a separate bedroom. You can let them for however long you need to, and they are often located within residential areas so that you can experience the real London. Plus, the kitchen area means that you can prepare your own meals, you won’t have to eat junk food throughout your stay.


Hostels are great for those who want to save a bit of money during their stay in London. They give you the opportunity to enjoy cheap accommodation, often in great locations throughout London and the chance to meet other likeminded people. We understand that the thought of staying in a hostel can be scary, but it really can be great for meeting new people and getting to really experience a destination. You will have access to a kitchen so will be able to prepare your own food and the beds are usually generally comfortable. Just remember to pack your shower shoes and we guarantee that you will have a great time during your stay.