Top 14 Hotels With A View Of The Thames River In London - Updated 2024

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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, say, one that’s near the best clubs in London or near historical spots, 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 the best hotels with a view of the river in London that have made their guests feel very special; now it’s your turn! Let’s see, shall we?

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 08, 2024.

1. Novotel London Canary Wharf (from USD 673)

This stylish hotel is located in the capital’s financial district and is minutes from some iconic attractions. A short stroll takes you to Canary Wharf Underground Station, where you can visit the London Eye, O2 Arena, and the Greenwich Park.

Contemporary guestrooms and designer-style suites offer spectacular views of the Thames and the city’s beautiful skyline. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast at an additional charge.

Free WiFi keeps you connected with loved ones back home. Guests can relax in the heated indoor pool with a few relaxing laps after a long day. You can also unwind in the sauna or enjoy a workout in the equipped gym. Enjoy a craft beer at the rooftop bar before heading to the onsite restaurant for brunch.

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Novotel London Canary Wharf

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 40 Marsh Wall
3.64 km (2.3 mi) from Tower Bridge

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

2. Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel (from USD 502)

This luxurious hotel offers panoramic views of the river and the cityscape from its suites. Guestrooms come with free WiFi and complimentary tea and coffee facilities. Baby cots can be provided for guests traveling with an infant. A smart TV is also available to catch up on your favorite shows during your stay.

The onsite restaurant serves Italian-inspired menus, while the bar offers an array of signature cocktails, wine, beer, and spirits.

Some of the property’s amenities include a sauna, a steam room, and a gorgeous infinity pool. Complement your stay by booking a full-body massage at the spa or get a luxury manicure done in the hotel’s treatment suite.

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Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 46 Westferry Circus
3.3 km (2.1 mi) from Tower Bridge

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

3. The Savoy (from USD 943)

The Savoy is located on the Thames, and the guestrooms are grand in their décor. The Edwardian-style rooms and Art Deco suites also offer unmatched river views.

You can’t miss the most beloved British tradition of afternoon tea when you are here - where the soft tunes of a pianist on-site accompany you. Have a cocktail at the hotel’s award-winning bar before indulging your palate with fresh oysters, spiced tandoori monkfish curry, and grilled Cornish lobster at The River Restaurant by Gordon Ramsay.

The swimming pool has a jet stream that lets you enjoy a unique swimming experience against the current. You do not have to miss out on cardio when a fully equipped gym is on-site. For added luxury, guests can request the concierge to arrange a chauffeur-driven car for their stay.

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The Savoy

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Strand
3.2 km (2.0 mi) from Tower Bridge

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

4. Corinthia London (from USD 1183)

Set in the heart of London, the River Suites of this luxe hotel offer unrivaled views of the Thames. Guests can enjoy catching up on their favorite shows on television in the comfort of the plush bed. Marble bathrooms with underfloor heating are all the more comforting during colder months. Enjoy a leisurely shower in the bathtub after a long day of traveling.

A gastronome’s dream come true, the restaurant Kerridge’s serves Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge’s carefully curated menus. Enjoy sparkling champagne at the cocktail bar, Velvet. You can have an intimate alfresco dinner with a loved one in The Winter Garden.

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Corinthia London

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Whitehall Place
3.44 km (2.2 mi) from Tower Bridge

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

London Tour Guide

Robert Woolf

Robert Woolf

I am a London tour guide and my tours include talking about people who have shaped the city plus the many connected places such as Hampton Court Palace, The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the commercial centre of the city: the City of London, and London’s world class museums and galleries. I have been guiding for 12 years. I am a licenced London Blue Badge Tour Guide, a City of London Guide, and a Westminster Guide. The reviews I receive from clients speak of their enjoyment from the local knowledge and the humour I bring to my tours. Born within sight of Hampton Court Palace, I am a Londoner and apart from 2 years in the Middle East, I have worked in this capital city all my business and tour guiding careers. I have travelled widely and I appreciate what appeals to visitors coming to London. I can tailor my tours to interest children. I guide couples, families and larger tour groups. I particularly enjoy visits to Westminster Abbey, where I also volunteer guiding students and children through its wonderful interior – on my tours you will hear about monarchs, why scientists and poets are remembered, the architecture and religious history. The Abbey is the story of England. Come on an engaging and fun tour with me. There is so much to show you !

Tours by Robert

5. The Royal Horseguards (from USD 329)

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 on the Thames River views definitely deserves to be our top choice.

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The Royal Horseguards Hotel, London

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 2 Whitehall Court
3.39 km (2.2 mi) from Tower Bridge

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden Terrace

6. Park Plaza London Riverbank (from USD 216)

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!

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Park Plaza London Riverbank

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 18 Albert Embankment
3.57 km (2.3 mi) from Tower Bridge

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

7. London Marriott Hotel County Hall (from USD 325)

Aside from being one of the best London hotels with river views, it also offers amazing views of Big Ben, 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!

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London Marriott Hotel County Hall

Wifi Available

Address: London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road
3.08 km (2.0 mi) from Tower Bridge

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

8. The Tower A Guoman Hotel (from USD 495)

Located right next to Tower Bridge, this hotel along the River Thames 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.

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The Tower Hotel, London

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: St Katherines' Way
175 meters (0.2 ft) from Tower Bridge

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace

9. Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard (from USD 851)

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!

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Shangri-La The Shard, London

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 31 St Thomas Street
810 meters (0.6 ft) from Tower Bridge

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

10. DoubleTree by Hilton London (from USD 123)

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.

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DoubleTree by Hilton London – Docklands Riverside

Address: 265a Rotherhithe Street
2.87 km (1.8 mi) from Tower Bridge

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms

11. Mondrian London (from USD 303)

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?

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Sea Containers London

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 20 Upper Ground
2.19 km (1.4 mi) from Tower Bridge

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

12. Crowne Plaza London (from USD 181)

Crowne Plaza features a stylish restaurant and cocktail bar where you can relax and have a delicious meal and drink in great company. This hotel overlooking River Thames offers luxurious accommodation in well-equipped rooms decorated with modern furnishings. 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.

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Crowne Plaza London - Docklands, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Royal Victoria Dock, Western Gateway
6.63 km (4.2 mi) from Tower Bridge

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Terrace

13. Sunborn London Yacht Hotel (from USD 298)

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.

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Sunborn London Yacht Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Royal Victoria Dock
6.98 km (4.4 mi) from Tower Bridge

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry

14. Rafayel Hotel & Spa (from USD 236)

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.

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Rafayel Hotel & Spa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 34 Lombard Road, Wandsworth, London, United Kingdom, SW11 3RF
8.07 km (5.1 mi) from Tower Bridge

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

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 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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Frequently asked questions about hotels with a view of the river in London

1. Which hotels with a view of the river in London have balcony?

Take full advantage of the beautiful river view on a terrace or a balcony in these hotels: DoubleTree by Hilton London – Docklands Riverside and Sea Containers London.

2. Which hotels with a view of the river in London have swimming pool?

Check out Park Plaza London Riverbank, London Marriott Hotel County Hall, and Shangri-La The Shard, London if you’re looking for hotels with a river view in London that also have swimming pool.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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