Theatre, shopping, music – some of the best in the world are found in Soho, London. In the West End, near the neighbouring shopping paradise of Oxford Street, it’s the perfect spot for tourists to discover the cultural past and present of the English capital. Here are some of the top affordable hotels, apartments and hostels in Soho.
SoHostel is proof you don’t have to break the bank to stay in the lively West End. Just a hop, skip and a jump from Oxford Street and a short way from Trafalgar Square, SoHostel offers a friendly and social atmosphere, where travellers can meet over a game of pool, a drink at the in-house bar or while lounging on the rooftop terrace.
Want to experience the West End like a local? Soho Apartments has centrally located flats within walking distance of landmarks such as Piccadilly Circus and St James Park. The holiday accommodation features modern living spaces that sleep up to four people. Each one has a kitchen and lots of wardrobe space – perfect for those who hate to live out of suitcases.
Mimi’s embodies the opulent, old-fashioned charm that many seek when visiting the historic city of London. Each room is characterised by wooden features, deep, warm colours and rich textiles. The in-house bar, Henson’s, is the perfect place to cosy up with a drink after a long day of sightseeing, with a fireplace and custom furniture.
The team behind Z knows what’s important for a budget hotel. Compact rooms are minimalist in style and focus on function. From clean, high-quality linen to storage space and an ensuite shower room, it’s no wonder the hotel has glowing reviews. Membership holders are also entitled to discounts at other Z Hotel outlets around London.
A 15-minute walk from the British Museum and just steps from vibrant Chinatown, the Piccadilly London West End is a four-star hotel in a stunning beaux-arts building dating to the turn of the 20th century. The hotel is also connected to Hankies Cafe, a highly rated dining spot for Indian street food, including mouth-watering roomali roti.
A stone’s throw from Leicester Square, the regal Thistle Piccadilly’s location makes it easy to explore the heart of the West End. Housed in a Victorian building – now fitted with modern interior furnishings – it stands out for its round-the-clock pizza service (perfect for night owls), relaxing rainfall showers and a Technogym-equipped workout space.
On a quiet street, just down the road from charming Soho Square, the Resident is a four-star hotel offering a piece of calm in an otherwise bustling area. The rooms are modern and stylish, with clean white walls and touches of velvet. These details are carried through to the hotel lounge, in which green walls, ambient lighting and velvet emerald seating create a peaceful atmosphere.
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