Like all other parts of the city, the South London is as interesting and filled with attractions and landmarks. It is full of entertainment, places to shop, history, and all sorts of eateries and bars, making it impossible to feel bored while being in it. One can, for example, take a relaxing walk through the Clapham Common park, head over to the Chessington World of Adventures and enjoy the rides in one of the 25 theme parks, have a crazy night of fun at the Ministry of Sound, which is one of the most famous nightclubs in all of Britain, or eat in one of the numerous Indian restaurants of South London. This is why we prepared the list of the best hotels in South London, as one surely has to book an accommodation in one of the hotels to fully experience the Southern part of England’s capital. Most of these places are close to the river, which means that the guests can also easily access the northern half of the city, and have a beautiful view of Thames that’s surrounded by landmarks such as the Tower of London, the London Eye, or the Westminster Palace. The best hotels in South London are:
There was no doubt – the first place simply has to go the amazing Shangri-La, a hotel that, besides all the amenities of the luxurious London hotels, has the most spectacular view of the city, as it is situated high in one of the newest symbols of London – the Shard skyscraper. It is a beautiful place that features huge windows, comfortable rooms, the room service, and there are also the spa treatments, the chic Asian restaurant, and our favorite – the infinity pool.
Address: SE1 9QU, Saint Thomas Street 31
The next hotel is also one of the most luxurious and famous in London, located at the Upper Ground and having the name of Mondrian. It is inspired by the looks of the old, pre-WW2 ships, being very glamorous and luxurious, and featuring the very sleek rooms that have all the possible amenities that the guests might need. The Mondrian is, also, equipped with one of the best bars in the city, situated on the rooftop of the building and having an amazing view of the city.
Address: SE1 9PD, Upper Ground 20
Just like Mondrian, Plaza on the River is also situated on the southern bank of the Thames River, at the Albert Embankment. The Plaza on the River is about a mile and a half away from both the Buckingham Palace and the Trafalgar Square, making this place a good base for exploration of the city. Staying here is a good decision since the rooms are very comfortable and come with everything that one might need – the Wi-Fi connection, modern TVs, bathrooms, and the room service.
Address: SE1 7TJ, Albert Embankment 18
This particular hotel can be found at the London County Hall, close to the Westminster Bridge Road, where it offers beautiful rooms that feature marble bathrooms, minibars, TVs, and the Internet access, with some of the rooms looking at the Westminster Palace. We really liked the steakhouse with the wooden panels, as well the combination of the spa, indoor pool, and the fitness center. This place also has over ten meeting rooms for the businessmen, as well as the lounge that serves the tea in the afternoon.
Address: SE1 7PB, Westminster Bridge Road
As you can see from the name, this hotel is also very close to the river, being about a mile away from the famous London Eye Ferris wheel. It is a place that offers the guests to stay in the most contemporary rooms that are equipped with all the modern amenities while the other features of the Hilton Bankside would include the indoor pool (with heating), the exercise room, as well as the very sleek restaurant. It’s a great place to stay at!
Address: SE1 0UG, Great Suffolk Street 2
This hotel can be found on the Lombard Road, and it is very close to the Thames – hence the full name of the hotel – “Rafayel on the Left Bank”. The rooms of this hotels come with huge, ceiling-to-floor windows and bathrooms that have glass tiles while the list of amenities includes the minibars, the TVs (big screens), and the free access to the Internet through the Wi-Fi. There is also a spa, the hydrotherapy pool, and the grill restaurant with the roof terrace.
Address: SW11 3RF, Lombard Road 34
As the name suggests, this is the apartment hotel, bringing the sleek apartments that have very modern kitchens and balconies with a great view, as well as the free Wi-Fi connection and the iPod docks. There are also the upgraded apartments here, and they bring some additional bedrooms and the en-suite bathrooms. The Chelsea Bridge Apartments hotel also has a parking lot, and parking your car there requires an additional fee. The closest of the attractions is the Buckingham Palace – some two miles away.
Address: SW8 4BJ, Prince of Wales Drive 124
The next hotel on our list is also an apartment hotel, this time owned by the famous Marlin company and featuring some really modern rooms that have fully stocked kitchens, designer toiletries, modern TVs with flat screens, and the Wi-Fi connection, which is free. We should also mention that this hotel also has an access to the gym with the discounts for guests, a parking (requires an additional fee), as well as the on-site creche. The Tate Modern gallery is only a mile away from the hotel.
Address: SE1 4NA, Long Lane 34
One of the Novotel hotels, this place is located on the Greenwich High Road and features many interesting amenities for its guests, like the Turkish bath, a fitness room, and the business center, as well as the restaurant that serves all kinds of international meals. You will certainly like the polished and bright rooms of this place as they look and feel very cozy, bringing things such as the Wi-Fi connection, satellite television, and the modern TVs. It takes only one minute of walking to get to the Greenwich station.
Address: SE10 8JA, Greenwich High Road 173
The second of the Hilton hotels on our list is located on the Rotherhithe Street, being very close to the ferry and some three miles away from the famous Tower of London. The DoubleTree Hilton – Docklands Riverside has a casual restaurant that serves both the dinner and the breakfast and the bar that has a nice terrace. We should also mention that there is the fitness room, the business center (with some meeting rooms), and the rooms that are fully stocked with modern hotel amenities.
Address: SE16 5HW, Rotherhithe Street 265
This place is located, as the name says, at the Bermondsey Square, which is just south of the White Cube and less than a mile away from the London Bridge. It has a combination of the grill and the bar that serves both Mediterranean and British dishes, as well as the rooftop bar with a very nice view of South London. Let’s not forget the contemporary rooms that are equipped with iMacs, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi connection, and bathrooms that have drench showers.
Address: SE1 3UN, Bermondsey Square
This particular hotel can be found on the Lavington Street, which is a commercial street in the South Bank. It is a place with minimalistic rooms that have everything that the guests might need – modern TVs (that come with the complimentary movies), mood-lighting, free Wi-Fi connection, and even the touch-screen controls for the rooms. There is also a canteen that serves some light meals, seven meeting rooms for the business people, a trendy bar in the lounge, and the place is also very close to the Shakespeare’s Globe Theater.
Address: SE1 0NZ, Lavington Street 20
To conclude our list of the best South London hotels, we present the Park Plaza County Hall, a hotel that’s located on the Addington Street, very close to some major attractions – like the Westminster Palace and the London Eye. At this place, the guests will find a mezzanine restaurant that serves the best Italian meals, the day spa that also has a sauna, the business center with some meeting rooms, and the gym. The rooms are, as expected, contemporary and comfortable.
Address: SE1 7RY, Addington Street 1