Curious About The Best Places To Stay In London?

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London is one of the most iconic cities ever known. It’s equally known for being rather large—intimidatingly so at times! If you’re about to visit this charming city and you’re unsure of where exactly to stay, fret not. We’re here to recommend some of the best places to stay in London.

Oxford Circus

Oxford Circus is easily one of the most famous attractions in London. Not only is it delightful to stay in, but it’s also chock full of quality shopping opportunities. Even just a day spent wandering its streets is a thrill in itself.

Oxford Circus is one of the most accessible areas to stay in London. Directly in the centre of the big city, you’ll benefit from fantastic travel links from Oxford Circus Station and Bond Street Station. This specific locale is also famous for its high-street shopping opportunities. The iconic John Lewis is located along these streets, as is Selfridges, which are both humongous luxury department stores. If you’re a fan of the flash and fancy, staying in Oxford Circus will be an absolute dream!

Not only this: if you’re a theatre kid at heart, you’re in luck. This London locale is home to the Palace Theatre, a West End theatre currently famous for its showings of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. You may even spot a celeb or two! If you’re on the hunt for sighting some stars, find your way to the 100 bar, a legendary lounge that regularly hosts a variety of shows — including V.I.P shows!


Hoxton is a massively different vibe to Oxford Circus. However, it’s still easily one of the best places to stay in London, for a variety of its own unique reasons.

Hoxton boasts a collection of eclectic markets and snazzy venues. This district is absolutely chock full of character! You’ll find it close to Shoreditch; the two are rather similar. Hoxton has the added benefit of Hoxton Square, a park dotted with artistic sculptures and containing oodles of green space that is encircled by cafes and bars. This little slice of nature is perfect for a quick lunch picnic, or a spot to kick the footie around with a pal or two.

Many know of Hoxton for its quirky bars and restaurants. The Queen of Hoxton is a fan favourite cocktail bar, regularly hosting DJs and live music to keep its constant flow of guests entertained. It’s equally common to find quality comedy clubs, such as the City Comedy Club.

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Want to stay close to Trafalgar Square, without the constant hustle and bustle? You’re in luck with Fitzrovia. Fitzrovia prides itself on its art galleries, swanky eateries, and much more.

The Cartoon Museum is one particularly famous landmark in this area. Within its walls, you’ll find a variety of original and cartoon and comic art by mainly British artists; it contains some that were created way back in the 1750s! If that isn’t your cup of tea, no bother. The Woolff Gallery contains a plethora of contemporary art. Namely paintings, sculptures and a variety of other mixed media art forms.

While staying in Fitzrovia, you’ll have easy access to these museums and much more. In terms of basic amenities, you’ll be spoilt for choice. This popular London district is rife with Starbucks, popular gym branches, supermarkets (both express and main stores), and much more. Oxford Street is also only a stone’s throw away, connected by a variety of train and bus lines.

South Bank

South Bank, much like Hoxton, is a hub of diverse culture and appeal. This district stretches along the River Thames and is considered the cultural heart of London by many.

The River Stage is a gem that stands out to many upon their visit here. This outdoor, open-air theatre hosts everything from drag performances, to Shakespeare reenactments, to children’s pantomimes. Many establishments along the South Bank make brilliant use of their riverside location. Jimmy’s BBQ Club is a particular local favourite for its al fresco dining and delicious burgers.

If you were excited by the art available in Fitzrovia, you’re going to love South Bank! Free art exhibitions are common in this district. Some could pop up right outside your doorstep!

If we’ve sparked your desire for adventure and you’re eager to get out and explore these districts, hone your knowledge even more with our area guides! Discover more of London in Buckhurst Hill, venture a little further with Epsom, or journey to Lekki or Ikeja for a trip out of England entirely! When you’ve found your perfect destination, find your perfect home away from home with Clooper.