Finding a hotel in London is never easy; in a city with hundreds of choices for accommodation, searching for the right hotel ends up being so time-consuming that a part of your enthusiasm for the trip itself disappears. Even when you’re looking for somewhere specific, which allows you to filter your search a little bit, it’s still hard to choose the hotel that will offer you the best stay. London always gives you too many options; it’s part of its magic. However, if you’ve been looking for the best hotel with views of the Thames, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve selected 10 of the best hotels with river views in London that have made their guests feel very special; now it’s your turn! Let’s see, shall we?
This fabulous hotel is set between the River Thames and Trafalgar Square and is a perfect mix of history and modernity. Boasting a luxurious restaurant, a gym, and beautiful views of the river, The Royal Horseguards is one of the most prestigious hotels in London. Each of its bedrooms is elegantly decorated and although the Victorian look is evident, every single one of them is well-equipped with modern facilities; even the bathroom has a plasma TV! If you’re visiting London in the summer, don’t forget to have dinner on the hotel’s terrace. This hotel definitely deserves to be our top choice.
This hotel is located on the south side of the River Thames, a stone’s throw from Tate Gallery and the London Eye. Its location is ideal if you want to be within easy reach of Westminster and close to one of the main train stations, Waterloo. Park Plaza offers modern accommodation in very well-equipped rooms which include a laptop safe and a minibar. Make sure you get a room with river views and you will be over the moon when you see your room!
This hotel offers amazing views of Big Ben and the River Thames, and features a swimming pool and relaxing sauna. Everything about it is luxurious: its elegant rooms, the bedding, the en-suite bathrooms, the river views in some of the rooms… this is the perfect hotel for the most sophisticated travellers. Try the hotel’s restaurant and taste the best of English traditional food whilst taking in the view. It doesn’t get better than this!
Located right next to Tower Bridge, this hotel has everything you need a hotel to have: great rooms, an ideal location, an awesome restaurant, a cool bar and even a fitness centre. Have a tasty drink at the hotel’s bar and enjoy the stunning views of the river, the Tower Bridge and the Shard. This is a more affordable choice for the travellers on a budget who still want to have the best rooms with the best views.
Always wanted to see The Shard up close? Why not stay IN it? Shangri-La Hotel occupies levels 34-52 of The Shard and offers luxurious accommodation with breathtaking views not only of the river but of the whole city too. Featuring a fabulous restaurant and a bar, this hotel will make sure your stay is as unforgettable as your trip to London. From your exquisite room to the signature restaurant where you’ll have one of the best meals of your life, everything about this hotel will make you feel like a celebrity. Treat yourself and stay at one of the most famous buildings in London!
Set across the river Thames, DoubleTree by Hilton London offers fantastic accommodation with stunning views of Canary Wharf. Featuring free gym access, this hotel is another great option for luxury lovers: the rooms are elegantly decorated, boasting big windows and modern facilities; the hotel’s restaurant has an outdoor terrace where you can have your meal and breathe in fresh air whilst appreciating the view; you can even hire your own boat and sail through the Thames into the sunset. You can see that your stay at Doubletree will be a special one.
Mondrian London is a very original and modern hotel situated on the banks of the River Thames, close to the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. This hotel boasts an incredible riverside restaurant with outdoor seating, a cinema theatre, a cocktail bar, an aqua spa, a rooftop bar, and a terrace with panoramic views of London. If these aren’t enough reasons to make you think ‘wow, this is the hotel I’ve been looking for’ then we’ll try again: the rooms are extremely modern with dimmable lights, a media panel and a bathroom with rain shower. What else could you ask for? Oh, wait, of course, river views! Don’t worry: many of the rooms have it and some even have a balcony. Perfect, isn’t it?
This 5-star boutique hotel is set on the riverfront and features a spa, 2 restaurants, and a bar with river views. The designer rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the river and include state-of-the-art entertainment systems and a spacious en-suite bathroom. Some of the rooms even include specially designed jet lag recovery lighting technology and a spa bath! Rafayel Hotel is the perfect choice for travellers looking for a relaxing stay in a luxurious hotel.
Crowne Plaza features a stylish restaurant and cocktail bar where you can relax and have a delicious meal and drink in great company. The hotel offers luxurious accommodation in well-equipped rooms decorated with modern furnishings, overlooking the river. You can swim at the indoor pool and pamper your body and soul at the spa. Another great choice for the travellers who need a perfect stay to have a perfect trip.
We saved the best for last! Now, how does staying in a yacht-hotel sound to you? Yes, you read it correctly: Sunborn London Yacht Hotel is unlike any other hotel you’ll ever stay at: this floating super-yacht boasts a bar, a restaurant, cosy rooms, and a buffet breakfast. You wanted views of the river, didn’t you? Well, where else would you get better river views than from the river itself? Have a different experience and stay at this fabulous yacht-hotel!
Want to learn more? Check out our review of the Sunborn London Yacht Hotel.
London: where beautiful views are easy to find
Although you can have a hard time finding the best hotel in London for you, you can’t deny that it is very easy to find one that has amazing views of the city, including the magnificent River Thames. Just look at our list one more time: these 10 hotels are just examples of the best ones in the city but with the bonus of having incredible views of the riverside! You could try to find more and you certainly would, but our selection has every hotel that will make your trip to London even more special and satisfy your need for luxury, including your love for amazing views. Tells us which one you chose!
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