One of the world's top capitals, London retains its classy British traditions and at the same time never stops growing and changing. Same goes for London hotel scene - the rates have gone lower than they were some years before after the demand had dropped considerably, and now new hotels are being continuously established offering contemporary feel and look.
You can choose among a range of stylish boutique hotels and affordable accommodation, as well as a blend of the two types - inexpensive boutique hotels. There are also legendary hotels with great history and stories of guests who stayed there - both past and living. Naturally, London's reputation as one of the priciest cities of the world is reflected in its hotels as well, but if you book online and well ahead of time, you can take advantage of great discounts, and save on your stay in the British capital.
Choose carefully the part of London you will stay in - they all differ significantly. To be in the midst of fast paced London life, go to West End. Soho is home to luxury hotels, placing you in the very heart of London life, Bloosbury & Fitzrovia have some cheaper options. You can see London from a different side staying in East Central - the City is not so crowded on weekends, while such a popular tourist site as Towers of London is within easy reach. Hoxton, Shoreditch and Clerkenwell offer some of the fancier hotels, as well as budget and cheap deals.
In the West Central you'll find some hotels that are famous worldwide, providing amazing views of Hyde Park. If you're more interested in the royal part of London, settle around St James's. Knightsbridge or Mayfair will offer you an authentic London feel, while Chelsea and Notting Hill will appeal to extravagant shoppers. Hotels along the south bank of Thames guarantee a pleasant stay next to the river and Tate Modern. There are some luxury hotels as well as hostels. Look for chic and top-notch treatment in Primrose Hill, while Camden and the Northern Heights will let you to feel like a real Londoner.
London has an excellent selection of prestigious luxury hotels (from 350 pounds for two), while the top-end accommodation starts from 150 pounds - the comfort in those is just as fine, the only missing element is special reputation. Rooms for less than 100 pounds are not likely to provide you a really pleasant stay though you may still get lucky. And you are likely to find special weekend offers for this very rate. Rates below 80 pounds are considered cheap deals in London - those are usually hostels and Bed &Breakfasts.
Booking for hotels online is a great way to save time and money and plan your trip in the comfort of your own home. An impressive hotel database combined with a convenient booking system allows you to make the best choice with the minimum of your time and without having to pay any extra fees. Just make sure to plan your trip ahead of time, and you will surely find yourself a perfect hotel deal.