Eye See You: London Hotels With Views Of The London Eye - Updated 2021

Belicia
Belicia
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Ever wanted a hotel with a view in London? We’ve prepared a list of the best London hotels that provides you with a view of the London Eye!

Built in 2000, the London Eye is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe. The Eye takes you up to 135m in the air, offering stunning views of the city, before bringing you back down again. The Eye is one of those things you have to do in London – so, naturally, the queue is horrendous.

To skip the crowds and waiting time, why not get a hotel room that lets you admire the Eye anytime you wish?

1. The Royal Horseguards (from USD 434)

Located between the River Thames and Trafalgar Square, The Royal Horseguards is a 5-star hotel that offers a luxurious mix of history and modernity. The historic building overlooks the London Eye, offering stunning views of the Ferris wheel. The rooms are stately and elegant, with modern touches such as an iPod dock and free WiFi. The Royal Horseguards was awarded the prestigious AA London Hotel of the Year Award 2010-2011.

“Staff were excellent from the moment we walked into the time we left. The Central location was a huge bonus too.” – Peter, United Kingdom


The Royal Horseguards

Wifi Available

Address: 2 Whitehall Court
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden

2. Premier Inn London Waterloo (from USD 176)

Located in the heart of London, the Premier Inn London Waterloo offers you a comfortable and affordable stay at a prime spot. Some rooms in this hotel offer views of the London Eye – but do note that it’s the back of the London Eye that you’ll be seeing. It’s still a great view though! You’re only a stone’s throw away from the Eye, the River Thames and Waterloo Station. For such a central location, this Premier Inn is really a steal.


Premier Inn London Waterloo

Address: York Road, Waterloo

3. Park Plaza London Waterloo (from USD 272)

A little further upstream than the other hotels, the Park Plaza London Waterloo still offers great views of the London Eye against the city skyline. To get a good view of the Eye, it’s best to let the staff know while you’re booking – you’ll need to be on one of the higher floors. Modern and sleek, this hotel is particularly good for couples. Be sure to try out the buffet breakfast!


Park Plaza London Waterloo

Wifi Available

Address: 6 Hercules Road
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

4. Premier Inn London County Hall (from USD 175)

Situated right next to the London Eye, this Premier Inn is located in the historic County Hall building. The exterior of the building is old and historic, but the inside of it is tidy and modern. Expect clean, basic rooms that are more than enough to keep you comfortable throughout your stay. You’re just across the river from Westminster Palace and Big Ben, and a short walk away from Waterloo Station.


Premier Inn London County Hall

Address: Belvedere Road

5. Amba Hotel Charing Cross (from USD 400)

Housed in a beautiful Grade-ll listed building, the Amba Hotel Charing Cross features cozy, spacious rooms that will leave you feeling right at home. The rooms also have unlimited free WiFi, Nespresso coffee makers and a free minibar. This 4-star hotel is steps away from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden. You can easily walk to other landmarks such as Theatreland, The Mall and the National Gallery.

“Excellent location, 4 minutes walking from Piccadilly Circus. Room was quiet, free minibar and free access to lounge” – Bucflorem, Romania


The Clermont London, Charing Cross

Wifi Available

Address: The Strand
Accommodates: 10

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Newspapers Non-smoking rooms

6. Park Plaza London Riverbank (from USD 293)

Across the river from the Tate Britain gallery, the Park Plaza London Riverbank offers sleek modernity and stunning views of Big Ben and the London Eye. The rooms are beautifully appointed, with EU/US power sockets, a large work desk and a laptop safe. With a 4-star rating, you can expect excellent service from the staff. Be sure to try the coffee at breakfast!

“The new renovation is great. The water pressure is great. Bright lit room with different settings at simple touch of finger” – Fatima, Hong Kong


Park Plaza London Riverbank

Wifi Available

Address: 18 Albert Embankment
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

7. London Marriott Hotel County Hall (from USD 380)

Set right on the banks of the River Thames, the London Marriott County Hall is literally right next to the London Eye. With a river-facing room, you’ll get close up views of the capsules as they go round and round. If you ever get tired of watching tourists queue outside, you can enjoy the elegant rooms that the Marriott offers. With Egyptian cotton sheets, marble bathrooms and luxurious bathrobes, it’s hard to imagine wanting to leave.


London Marriott Hotel County Hall

Address: London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road

Eye Spy...

For many of these hotels, rooms that offer a view of the Eye are in short supply. You have to be high enough, first of all, and you have to be facing the right direction. It’s important to book early, and to specify that you would like a room with a view of the Eye!

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