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Choosing Luxury London Hotels - Where to Stay in London without Compromising on Amenities?

Many people dream of a vacation in fascinating London. What trips them up sometimes, however, is the important question of where to stay in London.

Frankly, that's a crucial question. The capital of the United Kingdom has so much to offer that choosing London hotels often can determine what kind of a vacation schedule people have. Fortunately hotels in London can be categorized by their location, their character and their budget.

London visitors often want to take in at least one performance of the city's fabulous live theater. For those with this priority, the St. Giles Hotel & Leisure Club in London's West End would be an ideal choice. Many of London's best theaters are an easy walk from the St. Giles, which sits just 50 meters from Oxford Street, the glittering location of dozens of fascinating, upscale shops. Bustling Piccadilly Circus is also within an easy walk as is Covent Garden, while the National Gallery and the British Museum are not much farther away. While staying at the St. Giles, guests can take advantage of the hotel's leisure club, which includes an indoor poor, a fitness center and a spa. And if working out or sightseeing set up an appetite, there are Asian, Italian and Japanese restaurants, along with a popular sports bar, on the premises.

Some visitors plan to make their London vacation a truly luxurious excursion. In that case, London offers a wide range of luxury London hotels from which you can choose the one you deem most suitable for a comfortable stay. Most of these superb hotels can be found in the Knightsbridge, Kensington, Mayfair and St. James neighborhoods. These include London hotels famed for their five-star service and amenities, such as the Dorchester Hotel, the Lanesborough St. Regis Hotel, the Goring Hotel and the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park.

For instance, British society often books into the Dorchester, which is famed for its afternoon tea service occurring twice daily in The Promenade and three times daily in The Spatisserie. Meanwhile the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park easy access to the bustle of chic shops of Knightsbridge at the same time guests can enjoy one of the most highly rated urban spas in the United Kingdom.

Those whose London trip combines business and pleasure will enjoy the Langham London. The hotel recently underwent an 80-million-euros renovation for its 380 guestrooms and suites, 15 function rooms, and the Palm Court, renowned as the site where quintessentially British tradition of afternoon tea was started. Business people often cite The Langham as their preferred location to conduct business in truly elegant surroundings.

While elegance and luxury are tempting, frugal travelers need not despair of finding London accommodation within a limited budget. What's more, cheap London hotels don't mean uncomfortable rooms or staying far away from London's fabulous attractions.

The Fielding Hotel offers a good example of inexpensive accommodation in the heart of London. The Fielding's central location across from the Royal Opera House places it amid a thriving neighborhood markets, shops, pubs and even street entertainment. The new Umi Hotel, a three-star hotel located close to the charming Notting Hill and Bayswater areas, boasts a management focused on the kind of service usually found solely in five-star accommodations.

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Visitors with strict budgets can find plenty of low-cost rooms available at familiar chains such as Travelodge, Best Western, Holiday Inn and Comfort Inn. For instance, with 15 hotels all over London, Travelodge offers rates as low as £19 per room per night for those who can book early, even as far as 12 months in advance. Typically these chain hotels offer clean, modern rooms with bathrooms en suite, a coffeemaker and color TV. All of the most popular chain hotels offer websites on which to book rooms in advance.
A homegrown hotel chain, 20-year-old Premier Inn is the UK's largest hotel chain and has some 20 hotels in London. What's more, Premier offers what it calls its "Good Night Guarantee:" The hotelier is so confident that its guests will sleep well that they'll refund visitors' money if they don't.

In the end, choosing London hotels could come down to which location is most convenient to the sights that visitors most want to see. What matters most: a taste of how British aristocracy has lived for generations, a London hotel close to theaters in West End, something set amidst the city's bustle or a standard room to come back to after a day of seeing parks, palaces, the Tower of London and London Bridge? Choose you priorities, and there'll be a London hotel perfect for you.

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