8 Best Hotels With Early Check-In In London, England - Updated 2024

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London is one of the most important cities in the world. It showcases a fascinating skyline, that highlights the old icon Big Ben, London Eye, Tower Bridge, and now The Shard. It has a plethora of magnificent places to visit and offers plenty of things to do for any traveler. A very distinct and interesting skyscraper is 30 St Mary Axe. It is also known as The Gherkin because of its shape that resembles a pickled cucumber or gherkin. Aside from the amazing skyscrapers, exploring historical attractions in London such as Westminster Abbey, The British Museum, and many more, will take up all your time. To make the most of your travel itinerary, check into one of the best hotels with early check-in in London so you can start exploring the beauty of the largest city in England the moment you set foot on it.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and availability of early check-in services. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 21, 2024.

1. Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel (from USD 467)

Built on the historic site of the West India Quay, Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel showcases a wonderful view of the River Thames. This early check-in hotel in London boasts spacious, elegant rooms that are furnished with a flat-screen TV and an en suite bathroom. The hotel offers a 24-hour in-room dining service and offers a selection of breakfast options every day. Guests also have complimentary access to Virgin Active Health Club which includes fitness facilities, saunas, steam rooms, and an infinity-edge lap pool. Check-in time at this hotel is at 3 pm.

As for nearby attractions, this hotel is only less than 1.3 km (0.8 mi) from Half Moon Theatre, Docklands, Limehouse, and Cabot Place.

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Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 46 Westferry Circus
7.01 km (4.4 mi) from The British Museum

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

2. Sofitel London Heathrow (from USD 172)

Sofitel London Heathrow is a smoke-free hotel that features soundproof rooms equipped with pillowtop beds and Egyptian cotton sheets. Other amenities of these rooms include a separate bathtub and shower, an LCD TV, a laptop-friendly workspace, a laptop-compatible safe, a coffee maker, and a refrigerator. The hotel also features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar for guests’ leisure. The check-in time for this hotel is at 3 pm and beyond.

For those wondering what’s nearby, this London hotel with early check-in is only a five- to eight-minute drive to attractions like Baitul Futuh Mosque, Imagine Spa, and Stockley Park.

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Sofitel London Heathrow

Address: Terminal 5
25.79 km (16.1 mi) from The British Museum

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

Top guest reviews
the room was clean with crisp clean linens and bath towels
service staff were not helpful and this jars with the other excellent staff teams
fabulous location easy check in and friendly staff
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3. Mercure London Hyde Park Hotel (from USD 337)

This hotel is located in the heart of London and it gives you a good view of the peaceful Merchant Square in central Paddington. The bedrooms in Mercure London Hyde Park are modernized with air conditioning, 49-inch plasma-screen TV, bathroom with spa shower, work desk, and tea/coffee facilities. If that is not enough, a free mini-bar is also available in all the rooms that are restocked daily plus free high-speed WiFi access for each room. The hotel is just a short walk from some of the great attractions such as Hyde Park, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, Sherlock Holmes Museum, and Royal Albert Hall. The hotel offers an early check-in for their guests in case you want to drop off your baggage and go sightseeing.

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Mercure London Hyde Park Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 8-14 Talbot Sq, Paddington
3.33 km (2.1 mi) from The British Museum

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

4. Novotel London Bridge (from USD 406)

This is one of the hotels that is centrally located in London. Novotel London Bridge is only minutes away from Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, Tate Modern, London Eye, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. The hotel offers stylish bedrooms as well as a luxury private bathroom. The TV features a satellite LCD TV, soundproofed room, and air cooling system. Aside from it, the hotel has a gym, steam room, and sauna at the rooftop leisure suite. The staff is quite accommodating and therefore early check-in is also an option depending on availability.

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Novotel London Bridge

Wifi Available

Address: 53 - 61 Southwark Bridge Road
2.7 km (1.7 mi) from The British Museum

Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms

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5. CitizenM tower of london (from USD 495)

This spectacular hotel in London with early check-in is located above the Tower Hill Tube Station. The hotel is only 11.3 km (7 mi; 20-30 minutes) away from the London City Airport. Each room has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, fast wifi, an iPad that controls the entire room, mini-fridges, and a power rain shower. Some rooms have a great view of The Shard or the London skyline while the rooftop meeting room space has views of the river Thames and Tower of London. Food and beverages in the hotel are available 24/7 and the continental breakfast they offer comes with pastries and coffee as well. The check-in process is fairly easy with free-of-cost early check-ins only upon availability.

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citizenM Tower of London

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 40 trinity square
3.63 km (2.3 mi) from The British Museum

Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Business centre Facilities for disabled guests Ironing service

6. Point A Hotel London Canary Wharf (from USD 292)

This hotel offers budget accommodation and transport services. Point A Hotel London Canary Wharf is located minutes away from Museum of London Docklands and 1.9 km (1.2 mi) away from O2 Arena (1.9 km) and 3.2 km (2 mi) from Victoria Park. It is also conveniently located near multiple transport links like Canary Wharf Underground Station and the airport, London City Airport. The rooms at the hotel are well designed and compact, it features a comfortable hypnosis bed, blackout curtain for a good night’s sleep, good air-conditioning, and a flat-screen TV for some in-room entertainment. They also have free high-speed WiFi and a power shower for the bathrooms. Early check-in is possible but you have to pay extra for that. Get in touch with the hotel to know the current rates for early check-in.

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Point A Hotel London Canary Wharf

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 21 Hertsmere Road West
7.17 km (4.5 mi) from The British Museum

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Internet services Lift Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available

7. Langham Court Hotel (from USD 259)

This charming four-star hotel is close to the most fashionable boutiques of London. The hotel offers modern rooms with airy bedrooms installed with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Free WiFi is also available as well as broadband access. The in-house restaurant is a stylish French-style resto while Foley’s Lounge Bar has a variety of drinks and light bites to offer. Additional amenities such as a hairdryer and tea/coffee facilities are available for guests. Langham Court Hotel is only minutes away from great London attractions such as Regent’s Park (10-minutes away), Madama Tussauds (15-minute walk), Hyde Park (20-minute walk), Westminster (2.4 km away), and Covent Garden which is only 15 minutes away. Although this is one of many hotels in London with early check-in, charges apply for special requests such as early check-ins.

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Gem Langham Court Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 31-35 Langham Street
989 meters (0.7 ft) from The British Museum

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Business centre

8. The Z Hotel City (from USD 193)

The Z Hotel City is located in the city itself, a perfect location if you want to have easy access to must-see destinations in London. They have 109 rooms that you can choose from. And if you feel tired and just want to stay in, the hotel has recreational offerings that you can enjoy. There’s Wi-Fi, daily housekeeping, a 24-hour front desk, and other facilities that suit the needs of different people. Plus, the hotel can speak about nine different languages allowing great communication between the guests and management. Do contact the hotel to arrange for an early check in.

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The Z Hotel City

Wheelchair accessible

Address: 23-28 Fleet Street, The City, London, United Kingdom, EC4Y 1AA
1.44 km (0.9 mi) from The British Museum

Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Ironing service Internet services Lift

Check in early to enjoy London

One of the best ways to enjoy the attractions of London is to start your tour early and go around without your luggage. Always factor in your hotel’s check-in and check-out timings. The earlier you can check in, the more time you can enjoy the destination.

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