You could either remember 2021 as the year before you could travel or the year where you visited London without the crowds. Yes, it may take a little more effort and definitely a vaccine before you go, but you will find amazing deals in 2021 and 1/5 of the visitors.
This blog outlines the best most affordable hotels in London for 2021 and I PROMISE that many of these hotels will NOT be on this list next year!
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The BEST and Most AFFORDABLE Hotels in London for 2021
2021 will be an interesting year for travel. It is possible transatlantic flights will pick back up in July and equally as likely you may not be able to visit Europe until December or later.
That said, many of the hotels have flexible cancellation policies and are willing to work with travelers who want to travel. There is not as much risk in reserving as their may have been in 2020 and you may get the vacation of a lifetime if you prepare well (I am talking about a vaccine!).
Expect cities like London to be far less crowded than in 2019 with possibly 25% of the visitors, if that. This means a more enjoyable vacation, more welcoming locals, and cheaper hotels. Here are the most affordable hotels in London in 2021 – the year of the deal!
5 Star | €€€€ | Marylebone | Classic Luxury | Indoor Pool
The Langham is in every sense of the phrase a really beautiful hotel. Everything about it is beautiful. Its in a beautiful area, the rooms are beautiful, the pool is beyond beautiful, and the common areas are beautiful. Also, the price is beautiful which may not last past 2021. This is why it is in my incredible hotel deals in London post.
This all said, it is still an expensive hotel, but if you have the money then you can get an amazing value here! I cannot believe that standard rooms here will cost under $400/night in 2021. It is something you won’t see for long.
St. James Court
4 star | Buckingham Palace | Contemporary | Family Friendly | Indoor Pool
It is very hard to argue why anyone would stay anywhere other than the St. James Court Hotel. It is a beautiful hotel with clean, nice, and stylish rooms. The courtyard outside will put a smile on your face each easy and they have an indoor pool.
The Mandrake Hotel
5 Star | €€€ | Central London | Contemporary
A contemporary, luxurious, and romantic hotel in central London makes this a top pick if I am traveling with my wife (check out top romantic hotels in London). The dark colors and ambiance combined with contemporary design really makes this hotel a treat.
Prices are also very reasonable which will land this on my hotel deals for 2021! Paying under $300/night for a hotel of this quality is fantastic for London. Consider upgrading the room to get a better design.
The Hoxton Holborn
4 Star | €€ | British Museum | Modern
A visually appealing modern hotel in downtown London that will work with a budget without sacrificing style. This is a great option for romantic couples who want to stay inside a budget but have great ambiance.
At the same time, this hotel is priced great for business trips or family vacations. All-in-all a great choice in central London! I recommend a typology upgrade to get some extra space.
The first link goes to the hotel described here, but I have linked to another London location that this same hotel group owns in Shoreditch.
5 Star | €€€€ | Kinsington | Design Hotel | Great Coutryarrd | Family Friendly
If you don’t know Kensington, it is one of the “poshest” neighborhoods in London if not the world. Number Sixteen is a quaint hotel with unique rooms and comforting colors. Each room has its own character full of rich design and excellent use of colors and prints.
Theey also have a “magical” courtyard which will make you feel like you are at a retreat in the countryside. This is a great pick for anyone looking for a small but great hotel in a fantastic area.
5 Star | €€€ | London Bridge | Indoor & Rooftop Pool
Unfortunately, some of the most romantic and longed-after hotels on Earth are also the most expensive ones. That said, I really like The Ned at this price and don’t think you’ll see it at these levels post-2021.
The Ned definitely will run a 4 figure bill for a few nights, but lands on the “more affordable” side of the super expensive categories. You could get a standard room for the low $3s, which will be very nice and enjoy the hotel’s extensive amenities like the rooftop pool.
It is an excellent choice for romantics seeking a wonderful hotel for a semi-reasonable price.
Leonardo Royal London St. Paul’s
4 Star | €€ | St. Paul’s Cathedral | Indoor Pool | Great Amenities
The Leonardo Royal London Hotel at St. Paul’s is an excellent choice for all types of travelers. The hotel is full of great amenities like an indoor pool, a few restaurants, and great views. The rooms are updated and contemporary with large windows which makes them romantic. It is also priced well so you can upgrade to a better room if you have kids with you or just to have some more space with your romantic partner. Excellent choice!
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 Star | €€ | Westminster Bridge | Modern | Indoor Pool
Park Plaza is an extraordinarily well-priced hotel by all the main attractions in London that is really quite nice. You’ll enjoy modern finishes, clean & spacious rooms, and many amenities like an indoor pool. Prices are so good that many people could upgrade the room if traveling with the kids or to get a more romantic view like the one featured.