The Best London Hotels For a Weekend Break

With so many different hotels in London to choose from, how do you know which is best? Luckily for you, we’ve done the hard work, sharing our top recommendations of the best London hotels for a weekend break...


Luxury hotels in London


No one does luxury quite like London. Book a 5 star stay at one of London’s most iconic hotels and enjoy a weekend of indulgence.


The Ritz

For a quintessentially British experience book a stay at The Ritz. This world-famous hotel was opened in 1906 by Cesar Ritz and remains the only hotel on the planet to be awarded a Royal Warrant by HRH the Prince of Wales.


With 135 large lavish bedrooms and 23 signature suites, it’s the perfect place to stay for a fast-paced city break or a romantic weekend away. Book dinner at the Michelin Starred Ritz restaurant and enjoy an evening in one of the most beautiful dining rooms in the world. And of course, a trip to The Ritz would be incomplete without a world-renowned Afternoon Tea.


Shangri-La Hotel At The Shard London

For a luxurious London stay close to some of the city’s top attractions, book a room at the Shangri-La Hotel. Located in Western Europe’s tallest building, The Shard, the Shangri-La Hotel promises spectacular views across the city and beyond.


The hotel boasts 185 rooms and 17 suites, which are some of the largest in London. Each fully equipped with luxurious amenities and beautifully designed marble bathrooms with heated floors.


Enjoy a modern British menu, with signature Asian dishes at Ting and lounge amongst the clouds in the Sky bar. Close to the West End, the Shangri-La Hotel is perfectly positioned for show-goers and exploring London’s 3 World Heritage sites, the Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich and Westminster Palace.


Family-friendly hotels in London


Heading to the big smoke with the family for a weekend of sightseeing? The good news is there are plenty of family-friendly hotels in the city. 


The Resident Soho

For affordable luxury in one of London’s most vibrant areas, book a stay at The Resident Soho. A stone’s throw from some of the city’s best shops and eateries, you’ll be perfectly placed for experiencing London with the family.


All family rooms have a mini kitchen equipped with a Nespresso coffee machine (a must-have for all parents), microwave and mini-fridge.


But what makes this hotel in London stand out is its dedicated team, known as the ‘Resident Insiders.’ There isn’t anything these specially trained experts don’t know about the local area and they love to share their knowledge. If you need personalised recommendations on where to head with the family, they’ll be more than happy to help plan your itinerary.


Thistle Barbican Hotel

Choose Shoreditch as your base for your family’s next London adventure and stay at the Thistle Barbican Hotel. A Junior Suite Double room at the hotel is perfect for families, comprising a king-size bed, separate lounge area and a sofa bed for two children under the age of 12 or one over 12.


Each room has a mini-bar, flat-screen LCD TV with Freeview (perfect for movie nights with the kids) and fast-free unlimited WiFi. Enjoy free access to the Otium Health & leisure club and if you want to book theatre tickets or visit any of the London attractions, simply ask the team and they’ll organise it on your behalf.


Pet-friendly hotels in London


Don’t want to leave your four-legged friend behind? That’s okay! Many hotels in London accommodate dogs and other furry friends for an additional fee.


The Athenaeum, Mayfair

The Athenaeum welcomes small, well-behaved dogs into the hotel by prior arrangement. They also offer a range of 5 star treatments for dogs including a Buddy Service (so you can go out sans pooch) and Ranger Walks for dogs that need plenty of exercise.


Human guests can head to the spa for relaxing Temple treatments and indulge in contemporary British cuisine at 116 at The Athenaeum. Situated on Piccadilly, the hotel is the ideal base for exploring Buckingham Palace, Green Park and all of the top London attractions.


Treehouse Hotel London

For something a little different, head to the pet-friendly Treehouse London hotel. Located in the heart of Marylebone, Treehouse is a gateway to the city and just a short walk from some of London’s most iconic sites. With nostalgia-inducing treehouse rooms sitting high in the city skyline, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the London Eye, The Shard, Canary Wharf and Regent’s Park.


Fancy a taste of Mexico? Book a table at the on-site Casa Madera, before heading to The Nest for cocktails and 360-degree views from the rooftop bar.


Wondering where to go with your dog in London? Speak to the Treehouse crew of fun finders who will share the best dog parks, pet shops and grooming salons in the city. And if you need a pet-sitter or dog-walker during your London stay, they’ll happily share their recommendations.


Book refundable hotels in London


Ready to escape to the capital for a weekend away? Choose CheckinStays.com for the best hotels in London. Whether you desire a 5 star luxury experience or family-friendly accommodation, we offer flexible and refundable hotel bookings to meet your needs. We also give customers the chance to sell their non-refundable London hotel bookings if their plans change. You get some of your money back and another traveller gets a great deal. It’s a win-win for all.