Top 10 Guesthouses In London, England - Updated 2021

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London, England is an exciting city to visit on vacation, with many attractive sights to see and things to do. The sights that you should not miss are the Buckingham Palace, the official home of Queen Elizabeth II, the Tower of London as well as the Tower Bridge and the iconic Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Animal-lovers should pay a visit to the London Zoo, meanwhile, tourists interested in marine life can drop by the Sea Life Aquarium. A trip to London would not be complete without a ride on the London Eye, whereby you can enjoy spectacular views from above. While there are many forms of accommodation available in England’s capital, it is sometimes nicer to stay in a smaller, more intimate place. Scroll below to explore our top picks of guesthouses in London, England.

1. Cozy little house in Central London (from USD 90)

This recently renovated and cozy guesthouse is ideal for two persons. This guesthouse is located within the premises of a private property but has its own access from the street. Many of London’s attractions such as Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street and Buckingham Palace are accessible via a 30-minute ride by public transport. While there is no kitchen, a microwave, a mini fridge, a kettle, plates, glasses and cutlery are provided for guests to do some simple cooking. Moreover, free Wi-Fi access is available during your stay. The guesthouse has a double bed and one bathroom.

London, United Kingdom
402 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a heating fan in the room
pleasant stay softest bed
very clean and cosy
space was clean and fun
clean and the most comfortable bed
the place is clean and very cosy
the space was clean and checking in was super easy
wonderful hosts and lovely little place
paula was a really helpful host
paula is a wonderful host sweet and helpful
paula was extra accommodating and a wonderful host
coin laundromat with very helpful staff just a 5 minute walk away
great place close to underground and bus stations
great location i loved brixton
cute and cosy house very easy to get the bus
the location felt very quiet and safe
paula’s place is super cute and cosy
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2. Sunny studio with pretty patio (from USD 63)

This lovely garden studio has its own patio and garden and is located within a private property in the trendy area of Crouch End. There is a variety of restaurants, delis, supermarkets, bars and shops nearby and guests have convenient access to the West End and all its attractions. The studio features a 32-inch flat-screen TV with 81 Freeview channels and Apple TV providing guests access to free Netflix shows. Moreover, the kitchenette has been outfitted with a kettle, a coffee machine, a mini fridge and an ironing board. Tea, coffee, milk and juice are also provided. There is a king-size bed and bathroom with the Mira Escape shower. Meanwhile, the patio features two garden chairs, a hammock and a table for outdoor dining.

Sunny Studio 1 with Lovely Patio.
London, United Kingdom
145 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i really like this apartment a fresh air a lovely glass a queen-size bed
the place is equipped with hot water great shower and heaters when it gets cold out
the apartment is just as advertised and looks just like the photos
the bed was lovely and soft and we got 3 nights of perfect sleep
fabulous little apartment perfect for 2 very much enjoyed our stay
we found it very clean and very quiet
it is quite tidy clean well arranged
safely clean confortable and nice
the room is very neat clean cosy and comfortable
it's cosy clean and very bright
wonderful hosts who were easy to communicate with and very helpful and professional
they were very helpful and available if needed
they were more than friendly and we enjoyed this small home very much
gail and luke are fantastic hosts
but that wasn't the hosts fault and they tried everything to make thinks move faster
cute studio in a great location
very nice and calm location not too far away from all main attractions
not too far from downtown (about 20 minute bus ride) and located in a very nice neighborhood
overall a really great location for a secluded getaway close to the city
nice quiet location near shops and restaurants
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3. Belgravia rooms located near Sloane Square (from USD 92)

Belgravia Rooms is located in the city center of London, and it takes 15 minutes to walk to reach Sloane Square and Victoria Palace Theater. At the same time, the property is situated 0.6 mi (1 km) away from Saatchi Gallery, as well as 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away from Buckingham Palace. There are 30 guestrooms, all equipped with TV and free Wi-Fi access and en-suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries. Tea and coffee making facilities are also provided and there are daily housekeeping services available.

OYO Belgravia Rooms - Near Apollo Victoria Theatre
London, GB
2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

4. A classic double room in The Windermere Hotel (from USD 151)

The property is in the London city center, situated a 15-minute walk from the Victoria Palace Theater and Apollo Victoria Theater. Guests will have access to free Wi-Fi and the digital channels, as well as Netflix shows, made available on a flat-screen television. The bedroom features a double bed and offers city views. There is a coffee and a tea maker as well as an electric kettle provided. Meanwhile, the private bathroom offers a shower and designer toiletries. The room has also been outfitted with a heating system and a cooling air conditioner.

The Windermere Hotel
London, GB
2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

5. Luxury apartment in Central London (from USD 98)

This luxurious apartment comes fully-equipped and is situated on the ground floor with its own entrance. The property is a short walk from Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Guests can also enjoy a traditional English breakfast at a cafe located in close proximity to the apartment. The property has a living room with a TV and a king-size sofa bed, as well as a dining table. Moreover, the kitchen is well-equipped for daily cooking. The bedroom features a double bed and there is one bathroom with a shower and free toiletries. Complimentary wireless Internet connection is made available during your stay.

Luxury Central London Apartment - Very Central - Sleeps 4
36 reviews
Apartment 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The bedroom has no draw space but has two large closets which make it manageable
The flat was were well stocked with items you need everyday
Westminster abbey and a major tourist
The reason I say it is perfect for a couple is that although there is a fold down bed in the lounge it doesn't look like the kind of bed you would want to spend more than one night on Also having ...
comfortable secure well equipped Comfy sofa bed
John allowed us to check-in early and met us when we arrived for a quick tour
John welcomed us and provided very helpful verbal and printed information about London as well as about the apartment including the handy appliances
This property helped us have a fantastic vacation
but it is adequately kitted out with all necessary utensils and appliances
We had an issue with the WiFi and spoke with John and he worked on it
Just needs a bit of TLC to make it 5 star
location is great convenient to all parts of London
The location was very close to a bus stop and within walking distance to two tube stations You can walk to the big attractions like Buckingham Palace Westminster Abbey and Parliament
Lots of places to eat close by
Very clean and safe apt located in Westminster within walking distance of underground stations and plenty of traditional English pubs
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6. One-bedroom apartment close to Hyde Park (from USD 177)

This pretty one-bedroom flat is located in close proximity to Hyde Park. At the same time, guests choosing to stay in this attractive period terrace building are also given easy access to four underground stations. The kitchen is well-equipped with a washer and a dryer. The bedroom features a king-size bed. On top of that, Internet connection and a TV is provided for guests.

Walk to Hyde Park, King bed, Lift, 3 stations incl Paddington
London, GB
30 reviews
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen had everything we needed bed was very comfortable and the wireless/appliances worked just as expected
This apartment is as lovely as it looks in the photos
Bathroom was very roomy with a lot of storage space
The mattress features a very thick pillow top and the comforter is very cozy after walking all over the city
(The Victoria Pub was our favorite)
The flat was very clean and comfortable and perfectly furnished for a vacation rental
They were very easy to work with and made arrangements to meet me earlier due to an early arrival Highly Recommend
We had a memorable visit to London which was as busy and wonderful as always Gracias
We had a memorable visit to London which was as busy and wonderful as always Gracias
very handy Communication with the management company was very easy and responsive
We also appreciated having an efficient washer and dryer Highly recommend
It is perfectly situated in a safe neighborhood within short walking distance to 2 different tube lines and Paddington Station
The location was perfect a 10 minute walk to Paddington Station and very convenient to two tube stations
There is a Sainsbury local market inside the Paddington tube station
Located in a great location just a short walk to the Paddington tube station as well as the Lancaster Gate station
There are several metro (sorry tube) stations to use nearby plus lots of buses which made getting around very easy
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7. The Studio at Number One, Greenwich

This beautiful, self-contained studio is a former coach house from the 1930s and was previously used as an artist’s studio. It is located within the premises of a private property within the historic quarter of Greenwich and is within walking distance from central London. The open-place living area is well-equipped with a smart TV and a stereo. High-speed wireless Internet connection is also available throughout your stay. Meanwhile, the studio is outfitted with underfloor heating as well as triple-glazed windows. A king-size bed can be found in the bedroom on the mezzanine floor, together with a bathroom with thermostatic shower. Guests have access to a private courtyard garden. Breakfast is provided for the first morning.

The Studio at Number One, Greenwich
London, United Kingdom
274 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there a constant flow of hot water making showering superb
the breakfast tea and coffee were great touches and high quality - i’m normally quite fussy
i loved the apartment the courtyard was gorgeous and the bed was fantastic
eating breakfast in the small garden was a treat as was exploring the local area
fantastic shower lots of light very quiet gorgeous interior design
very clean and comfortable
exceptionally clean with lovely touches
sparkling clean with thoughtful touches everywhere
the house keeping very clean and offers everything you want
wow a fantastic atmospheric spotlessly clean apartment with everything you could ask for
the hosts took great care of us
) roger is such an awesome host
roger is an amazing host very welcoming and generous
roger was very responsive and helpful
roger is a great host from breakfast to quick responses when we needed something
this cute place is wonderful
great location and quite comfortable
the location is quiet safe and has convenient transportation links
the location is great with everything you would need close by
central london is very easy to reach
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8. Coach House with independent entrance and kitchenette

This charming, converted coach house is self-contained and has a private entrance. It is located in a quiet residential area; south-east of London and a six-minute walk away by train from the London Bridge. The property has a double bed, a kitchenette with hob, a microwave and a fridge and a bathroom with shower. On top of that, a satellite TV and high-speed Internet connection are made available to guests. Guests are also welcome to use the owner’s garden and barbecue as well as the seating space outside the coach house.

Cosy, Enchanting Coach House in Telegraph Hill
London, United Kingdom
176 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

9. Central London apartment (from USD 6)

This first-floor apartment is located in central London and is a five-minute walk away from St Pancras International Station and the Kings Cross Station. There is a selection of shops, restaurants and bars in the surrounding area. The open-plan living area features a smart TV with free Wi-Fi access, allowing guests to watch Netflix using their own account. The open kitchen is fully-equipped with everything necessary for daily cooking. The bedroom features a double bed and a folding bed can be found in the living area. Moreover, there is one bathroom with a shower available in the apartment

35 Swinton St
Apartment 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

10. Double room in newly built duplex apartment (from USD 90)

This brand-new luxury duplex apartment is located in Clapham, close to the Common and several other stations. The property features a terrace, balcony and parking. The apartment has two double bedrooms as well as a kitchen and living room. It is also outfitted with two bathrooms and a toilet. On top of that, the apartment features a TV with satellite or cable channels and free Internet access is provided.

A nice 2 double bedroom in Brand newly built luxury duplex apartment. (Shared)
9 reviews
guest house 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
There was plenty of room as well as privacy in the two bedrooms on the top floor for my girls and me
The apartment is as it is presented
Also a stand and a TV in the bedroom would be nice
I guess we are so used to air conditioning at hotels in the US - hard to not have it
The apartment is new and has a wonderful balcony which is beautiful at night because you can see the lights in London
Thanks to Julio for providing a very nice and clean apartment for our stay in London
I guess I didn't realize we would be sharing the apartment with Julio
Julio was extremely helpful with information
He made us feel at home
He would quickly respond to any request we made and he went above and beyond to satisfy you
Julio was very pleasant and interesting to talk to and made us feel very welcome
but he was in and out most of the time
There are several nice restaurants within a 15-minute walk
It's a 10-min bus ride to the Tube station
The bus stop near by was very convenient and we were able to take it or the Tube into central London
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Relax in comfort on your visit to London

While exploring the different attractions of this exciting city, pick your perfect guesthouse from the list above and stay in comfort in during your vacation in London, England.

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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