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8 London Hotels With Views Of Big Ben

Belicia
Published Sep 25, 2017

Did you know that Big Ben is actually the nickname of the Great Bell inside the Elizabeth Tower? Whichever name you know it by, the tower is the cultural icon of London and is one of the world’s most famous tourist attractions. Big Ben is also famous for its reliability – since its completion in 1859, the tower has only had one major breakdown. To ensure that you’re always on time on your London vacation, why not stay at one of these hotels that offer breathtaking views of the tower? They are sure to complete your dream English vacation in the big city.

1. London Marriott Hotel County Hall

Set right on the banks of the River Thames, the London Marriot County Hall offers stunning views of the Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster. You don’t have to look outside to get your fill of grandeur and history though – the hotel is in London’s former city hall, a grand, sprawling old building. Here, you’re also right next to the London Eye and a 10-minute walk away from Waterloo Station.

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2. Premier Inn London County Hall (from USD 168)

One of the more affordable options along the Thames, the Premier Inn London County Hall is just beside the London Eye and 350m away from Waterloo Station. It’s just across the river from Big Ben and Parliament Square, so be sure to ask for a room with river views when booking. The location of this hotel is top-notch, and you can expect clean, comfortable rooms with luxury Hypnos beds.

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3. Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London (from USD 173)

On the South Bank, the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London is just opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. It offers stunning views of the Westminster Bridge and Big Ben. The rooms are large, modern and luxurious – think black marble and sleek furniture. If you can get a reservation, be sure to try out the award winning Brasserie Joël and Ichi Sushi & Sashimi.

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4. Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London (from USD 525)

Occupying levels 34-52 of the tallest building in the United Kingdom, the Shangri-la Hotel at The Shard offers breathtaking views of the capital. You’ll definitely be able to see Big Ben, although you might have to use the complimentary pair of binoculars for a good look. The rooms in the Shangri-La are pure luxury, with body-contouring beds, underfloor heating in the bathrooms and mirrors with integrated TV screens.

“The hotel was immaculate, the views outstanding, the food was out of this world.” – Jordan, United Kindgom


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5. Park Plaza County Hall London

Modern and family-friendly, the Park Plaza County Hall London is perfect for big groups or families. It’s just a few minutes from the River Thames and the London Eye. Some rooms offer views of Big Ben, so be sure to ask for one upon booking. The rooms are beautifully decorated and offer plenty of options for different groups – opt for a studio room or a suite if you’re travelling in a group.

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6. Plaza on the River

Offering clean, homey accommodation and gorgeous river views, Plaza on the River is perfect for those looking for the comforts of home with a touch of luxury. Be sure to specify that you want a view of Big Ben before booking! Some rooms come equipped with a kitchen and a washer and dryer. If you’re planning for a long stay in London, then this is perfect for you. Vauxhall Tube and Railway Station is just a short walk away as well!

“The view from the plaza on the river is amazing especially after sunset and before sunrise when the Thames turns blue. The service, the daily chocolates and VOSS bottles of water are a nice touch.” – Ahmad, Saudi Arabia


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7. The Savoy (from USD 609)

Originally opened in 1989, The Savoy is brimming with history, class and elegance. It’s been visited by the likes of Sir Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra and Katherine Hepburn. The rooms offer stunning views of London’s landmarks such as Big Ben and the London Eye. You can expect world-class service, stunning décor and excellent food.

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8. Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane (from USD 827)

Located between Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace Gardens, the Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane offers stunning city and garden views. Rooms are contemporary and elegant, while other areas of the hotel are decked in a lavish red and black theme. This hotel is perfect for those planning to visit West End, or shop till they drop at Oxford Street.

“The staff are super friendly - great location, food, design and comfy bed - the complementary Rolls Royce ride and the late check out were wonderful extras” – Yousef, Kuwait


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Brilliant views of Big Ben

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Big Ben and the Westminster Palace are a wonder to behold. Just think about how much history has been seen and made by those places! Getting to see the tower at both day and night, from the comfort of your hotel room, is something not many people get to experience. Usually, experiencing the tower involves battling through throngs of tourists, craning your neck to see the tower, and snapping a quick selfie. Be sure to book hotel rooms early – this is prime property, and they’re sure to sell out fast.

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Belicia is a clueless child in between polytechnic and university. She loves playing with words and cameras, and in her free time tries to stay curious and keep exploring the world. To her, the...Read more

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