PHOTO: The Ned

The Best Hotels in London for Incredible Views

Toby Orton | February 21, 2018

London is a city of many layers and the more you explore the more you’ll discover, but first things first, if you’re in town for a good time (not a long time) then make sure to see the sights, landmarks, and attractions that make the city world famous. For convenience, cut out the travel time by basing yourself near the best of what London has to offer from Tate modern to Buckingham Palace in the city’s prime sightseeing locations. Here are five of the best places to stay for sights and views.

#5

Ampersand

Why it made the list

Located in the heart of London’s Museum Quarter, the Ampersand Hotel is a classy boutique property perfect for culture. The Royal Albert Hall and V&A Museum are close, as well as the Natural History Museum and Science Museum, both great places to visit for children—which works out perfectly since the Ampersand is also a great fit for families.

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#4

London Marriott Hotel County Hall

Why it made the list

Housed within the impressive—and ancient—County Hall Building, the sights at London Marriott County Hall start with the hotel itself. Beyond the beautiful baroque edifice that was once home to London government, the London Eye and South Bank promenade are right outside the door for the height of convenience.

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#3

Trafalgar St. James

Why it made the list

Guests can wake to the sights of Trafalgar Square when staying at Trafalgar London, one of London’s most centrally located hotels. Within a stone’s throw of London’s most famous square (sorry Leicester Square) sights within a few minutes of the stylish hotel include the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery, as well as the towering Nelson’s Column.

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#2

The Ned

Why it made the list

Close to St Paul’s Cathedral, the Ned is one of the City of London’s most appealing hotels, in that it cuts ties with the stuffiness of the area and offers a chic, luxury stay in a financial neighbourhood that visitors would be remiss not to explore. Aside from St Paul’s, the architecture of Bank and Threadneedle Street are on the doorstep and the immediate area is home to some of London’s oldest, most impressive buildings.

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#1

The Mondrian

Why it made the list

A slick boutique hotel right on the river, Mondrian at Sea Containers has a chic, arty vibe to go with its superb location on the river. Stay here for views of the Thames (some rooms have river terraces) and to be in the heart of the South Bank and just an 8-minute walk from Tate Modern.

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  • 5. Ampersand
    10 Harrington Rd.,London,England,SW7 3ER
  • 4. London Marriott Hotel County Hall
    County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd., London, SE1 7PB, England
  • 3. Trafalgar St. James
    2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Sq., London, SW1A 2TS, England
  • 2. The Ned
    27 Poultry,London,London,England,EC2R 8AJ
  • 1. The Mondrian
    Sea Containers House, 20 Upper Ground,London,England,SE1 9QT

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