Hotels Accommodations with views views hotels with a view UK > Greater London (county) > London

11 Best London Hotels With A View - Updated 2020

hotels with a view london
Philip
Philip
Updated

The bustling streets of London are crammed with striking architecture, fascinating people and historic cultural wonders, such as the Tower of London, the Palace of Westminster and Trafalgar Square. Visiting London is an experience that tourists from all over the world cherish. And, if you want to carry on experiencing the city after your return to your hotel room, you’ll want to make sure you choose top accommodation with a view to match.

These are the 11 London hotels with a view if you want to appreciate and make the most out of this amazing trip to England.

The London Pass

Explore the best of London and all its iconic sights, like the Tower of London and The Shard, with The London Pass. Choose from a 1, 2, 3, 6 or 10 day pass to enjoy access to more than 80 attractions that include museums, art galleries, monuments and tours in this magnificent city. Enjoy huge savings of up to 50% vs. gate prices. Buy The London Pass today!

See our full list of recommended Hotels in London, Greater London (county), UK and also compare the prices with airbnbs in London, Greater London (county), UK

1. Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard, London (from USD 515)

If it’s spectacular London cityscape vistas you’re after, then you’ll get no finer than the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard. The heavenly views at this aptly named hotel are a result of its location, high up in UK’s tallest skyscraper - the iconic 1,016 foot (309.7 meters) tall Shard. All manner of world-famous London landmarks can be viewed from this hotel, which is located between floors 34 and 52 of this 95-story architectural wonder - including Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral and more. This is one of the best luxury hotels in London wherein travelers will get their value for money from room service, amenities, to room service and

This five-star luxury hotel’s floor to ceiling windows ensure you will enjoy stunning views from any angle, regardless of your room and, with no fewer than three drinking and dining areas within its glass walls, you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to enjoy a romantic meal for two. Among these options is GŎNG which, as it’s located on the 52nd floor, is the highest cocktail and champagne bar in the capital. It’s also one of the best cocktail bars in London. Enjoy a nice drink with a perfect view of London city. The sky really is the limit.


Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London

Address: 31 St Thomas Street
Price: from 515 USD

Room service Infinity pool Bridal suite Massage Airport shuttle Swimming pool Concierge service Parking

See our full list of recommended Hotels in London, Greater London (county), UK and also compare the prices with airbnbs in London, Greater London (county), UK

2. The Savoy (from USD 582)

One of the most iconic London hotels with a view of the London Eye is the world-famous Savoy has evolved into a byword for luxury - its famous entrance and its Art Deco and Edwardian stylings proving an irresistible lure for the rich and famous. What’s more, it isn’t just its impressive interior that wows its guests. The Savoy is one of the hotels on the Thames in London. Its location, on the banks of this famous river, means those who pay it a visit will likely spend as much time gazing out at the iconic London riverscape as the opulence within.

The London Eye and the Palace of Westminster - home to the UK parliament and Big Ben - are easily visible. The hotel is also just a short walk from a whole host of theatres, including the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and the Lyceum. The Royal Opera House is also only a fifth of a mile (.3 km) away.


The Savoy

Address: Strand
Price: from 582 USD

Family rooms Indoor pool (all year) Special diet menus (on request) Air conditioning Massage Evening entertainment Ticket service Business centre

See our full list of recommended Hotels in London, Greater London (county), UK and also compare the prices with airbnbs in London, Greater London (county), UK

3. citizenM Tower of London (from USD 157)

If you’re itching for a superbly-rated four-star hotel experience in the heart of London, that guarantees great views, but you simply haven’t the budget for such world-famous digs as the Savoy, then the CitizenM Tower of London is one option you may wish to consider. As its name suggests, it is ideally located near the historic Tower of London, which stands just a short distance away. And, naturally this makes the hotel equally well-placed for the iconic Tower Bridge.

What’s more, the hotel’s rooftop terrace affords great views of these and other landmarks, such as the towering Shard skyscraper. And, if you are eager to get out and explore the city, the hotel’s location on top of the Tower Hill Underground tube station, is ideal.


citizenM Tower of London

Address: 40 trinity square
Price: from 157 USD

Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Security alarm CCTV outside property Restaurant Facilities for disabled guests Designated smoking area Ironing service

See our full list of recommended Hotels in London, Greater London (county), UK and also compare the prices with airbnbs in London, Greater London (county), UK

4. London Marriott Hotel County Hall (from USD 378)

If you’re after a luxury hotel with a superb location, right next to one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, then the London Marriott Hotel County Hall is perfect for you. The iconic London Eye - a giant Ferris wheel with large, enclosed passenger pods - sits outside this hotel on the Thames in London. Additionally, its location makes it one of the best London hotels with a Thames view. So, not only can you enjoy beautiful river views from your room, you can also hop on board the London Eye and enjoy spectacular vistas across the city, too.

Venture a little further and you’ll find the Palace of Westminster, the London Aquarium and the Cenotaph War Memorial, all less than a third of a mile (.5 km) away. Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace are both less than a mile (1.6 km) away, while the Tower of London is less than two miles (3.2 km) distance - close enough to sate the appetite of even the most eager sightseer. And, after a busy day exploring the city, why not relax in the hotel’s indoor pool and sauna? When you stay here, you’ll never run out of things to do.


London Marriott Hotel County Hall

Address: London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road
Price: from 378 USD

Garden Private parking Business centre Kid meals Security alarm Non-smoking rooms Restaurant Physical distancing in dining areas

See our full list of recommended Hotels in London, Greater London (county), UK and also compare the prices with airbnbs in London, Greater London (county), UK

5. The Royal Horseguards (from USD 266)

Another striking five-star London hotel with a view, which makes the very most of its riverside location, the Royal Horseguards has delighted many a past guest with its Grade I listed building and excellent location. What’s more, the staff have also been praised by those who have stayed - and are likely a contributing factor to the Royal Horseguards winning the AA London Hotel of the Year, as recently as 2011.

It is also a double AA Rosette winner for its restaurant - so, if you’re looking for food to rival the beautiful view while dining on the outdoor terrace, you’re in luck. The hotel is also superbly placed for a number of city center attractions, including Trafalgar Square, the theatre district and the National Gallery. And, its name is also a clue as to its proximity to Horseguards Parade - and its ceremonies of royal pomp and circumstance.


The Royal Horseguards

Address: 2 Whitehall Court
Price: from 266 USD

Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Trouser press Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Kid meals Heating Snack bar Luggage storage Ironing service

See our full list of recommended Hotels in London, Greater London (county), UK and also compare the prices with airbnbs in London, Greater London (county), UK

6. ME London by Melia (from USD 292)

Panoramic views of London await those who opt for a stay in the Hotel ME London by Melia. This hotel boasts a fine rooftop bar and terrace which offers unparalleled vistas over the rooftops of the city. It is also well placed for those looking to get out and explore the city as there are many things to do in London whatever time of the year you visit. The West End and its famous theatre attractions are just a five-minute walk away, while the river is even closer.

Foodies who wish to explore local London cuisine will have a ball as ME London is one of the iconic hotels in London city center. A variety of delectable options can be found in the area, but also great in-house restaurants from the STK London Steakhouse and the Cucina Asselina with its Tuscan cuisine, to the Radio terrace bar or the Marconi lounge bar.


ME London by Melia

Address: 336-337 Strand, London
Price: from 292 USD

Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Room service Free WiFi Fitness centre Pets allowed Heating Shoeshine On-site parking

See our full list of recommended Hotels in London, Greater London (county), UK and also compare the prices with airbnbs in London, Greater London (county), UK

7. Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London (from USD 171)

If you’ve always wanted to get a closer look at the iconic Palace of Westminster, then the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London is hard to beat. This plush and modern hotel sits directly opposite this world-famous building, on the opposite side of the River Thames and next to Westminster Bridge. Park Plaza Westminister Bridge London is one of the most sought after hotels in central London, for its dazzling views and superb hotel experience. Past guests have raved about the friendly staff and the cleanliness of the interior, while foodies will be able to indulge in the hotel’s restaurants: the prize-winning Brasserie Joël, which offers French cuisine and the Ichi Sushi & Sashimi, with its Japanese dishes. And, those craving a little R&R can luxuriate in the hotel’s steam room, sauna and spa.


Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

Address: Westminster Bridge Road
Price: from 171 USD

Express check-in/check-out Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Car hire Air conditioning Internet services Laundry Fitness centre

See our full list of recommended Hotels in London, Greater London (county), UK and also compare the prices with airbnbs in London, Greater London (county), UK

8. Park Plaza County Hall London (from USD 152)

Another London hotel with a view, superbly located for those looking to explore the riverside and the London Eye, the Park Plaza County Hall London is also one of the most affordable hotels on this list - perfect for those on a budget who don’t wish to scrimp on four-star comfort and highly-praised customer service.

It is also well placed for a number of other iconic London attractions, with Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus and the royal opulence of Buckingham Palace all within about a mile (1.6 km) - or less. An on-site Italian restaurant adds a little added sparkle for that craving scrumptious cuisine, while the steam room, sauna, and health club will appeal to those eager to unwind. Park Plaza Country Hall London is no doubt one of the best hotels in London with a view of Big Ben, and delivers excellent service, and offers topnotch amenities to travelers over the world.


Park Plaza County Hall London

Address: 1 Addington Street
Price: from 152 USD

Fire extinguishers Family rooms Contactless check-in/check-out Fitness centre Express check-in/check-out Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Currency exchange Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities

See our full list of recommended Hotels in London, Greater London (county), UK and also compare the prices with airbnbs in London, Greater London (county), UK

9. The Tower - A Guoman Hotel (from USD 99)

London on a budget does not have to mean you scrimp on the experience. It may not be one of the rather affordable or cheap hotels in London with a view, Tower Hotel is a promising four-star hotel with a fabulous reputation rated by past guests and still boasts one of the best locations for those eager to soak up iconic landmarks from the comfort of their lodgings.

Being a London hotel with best views, this place offers superb, up-close views of the iconic Tower Bridge and it is located beside this feat of Victorian engineering. Naturally, this also places the Tower of London within easy reach, as well. And, it is well-placed for a number of Underground tube stations, should you wish to venture further afield.


The Tower A Guoman Hotel

Address: St Katherines' Way
Price: from 99 USD

Car hire Restaurant VIP room facilities Internet services Newspapers Business centre WiFi Parking

See our full list of recommended Hotels in London, Greater London (county), UK and also compare the prices with airbnbs in London, Greater London (county), UK

10. Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane (from USD 692)

Park Lane: it’s an address which, in London, is almost a byword for wealth and luxury. So, naturally, this hotel was only ever going to be a five-star experience - with a superb rating among past guests to match. What’s more, its location on the edge of Hyde Park ensures lovely green park views, and iconic city landmarks, such as the London Eye and the Shard. There are also many cafes in and near Hyde Park, so you have many choices when it comes to places to eat.

The hotel itself is also handy to Buckingham Palace, while shopaholics, eager to sample world-famous delights and already thinking of what to buy at Oxford Street, will be thrilled to know it is only 15 minutes away, by foot. And, after a rich but tiring day in the city, you’ll enjoy the hotel’s Italian restaurant menu and its spa.


Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

Address: Hamilton Place, Park Lane
Price: from 692 USD

Laundry Bar Pets allowed Massage Process in place to check health of guests Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Facilities for disabled guests Business centre

See our full list of recommended Hotels in London, Greater London (county), UK and also compare the prices with airbnbs in London, Greater London (county), UK

11.The Soho Hotel, Firmdale Hotels (from USD 416)

Staying at a five-star hotel like the Soho Hotel, Firmdale Hotels has guests impressed by its superb service and stunning interiors. It’s definitely beyond affordable accommodations or the best cheap hotels in London, but this superb hotel has everything guests would need when in London. Just 5 to 10 minutes away from the vibrant Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Leicester Square on foot,

The Soho Hotel offers more than just a prime location but also features topnotch amenities from a fully-equipped gym with a trainer, and an in-house restaurant offering Modern European cuisine, to a luxuriously designed room with wifi access, a flat-screen TV, and a fully stocked mini-bar to name a few.


The Soho Hotel, Firmdale Hotels

Address: 4 Richmond Mews
Price: from 416 USD

Private parking Safety deposit box Fax/photocopying Breakfast in the room Board games/puzzles Meeting/banquet facilities Valet parking Heating

See our full list of recommended Hotels in London, Greater London (county), UK and also compare the prices with airbnbs in London, Greater London (county), UK

Rooms with a view

Whatever your budget and whichever landmarks you are most eager to see, there’s a London hotel out there to suit your needs. Take your pick from our top hotels with a view in London as indicated above and start planning your exciting trip today!

Frequently asked questions about London hotels with a view

1. Where should I stay to see fireworks in London?

If you’re in London during the holidays, particularly on New Year’s Eve, Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard is the top pick for you and your friends to get a great look at the London fireworks display all over the city.

2. Which is the best hotel with a view of Thames?

One of the best hotels around is London Marriott Hotel County Hall, and it’s a place where guests have access to the best views of the most iconic attractions, like the River Thames.

3. Which are the hotels with pool near Thames?

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London is a great option for visitors who wish to stay somewhere with a balcony view and also enjoy relaxing amenities like an indoor pool and spa service. Alternatively, The Savoy also has a great indoor pool where guests can lounge around and have fun.

Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

Get Trip101 in your inbox

Unsubscribe in one click. See our privacy policy for more information on how we use your data

50076
Still Need Travel Insurance?

You can buy and claim online, even after you've left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

*5% off when you book with our promo code: TRIP101

*For our Canadian and US travellers, unfortunately due to financial services laws, we cannot provide a discount. This promotional code cannot be used with any other discount offer, including World Nomads Members’ discount for travel insurance policy holders.

I'm a writer and photographer based in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Highlands. A professional journalist by trade, I have written for and edited several newspapers, magazines and websites....Read more

Have a question? Ask fellow travellers and travel experts here.
 Want to contribute as a Local Expert?
Explore London
Good things are meant to be shared!