Gay London · Mid-Range Hotels

Gay London · Mid-Range Hotels

Looking for a good-value, comfortable London hotel in a great location for the gay scene, sights and shops?

Soho / Central London

The heart of gay London. Soho is home to many of London’s best gay bars and is close to the West End theatres, Covent Garden, Oxford Street, Chinatown and Trafalgar Square.

Why this hotel?: Excellent value. In the Soho gay village. Popular hotel.

The Z Hotel is the result of a clever conversion of 12 Georgian townhouses into an 85-room designer hotel in the heart of the Soho gay village, close to the best gay bars like VILLAGE Soho and The Yard and lesbian bar SHE Soho.

The hotel offers incredible value for money. Modern, stylish rooms, from 9 m² Singles to 14 m² Doubles, are a true master class in space utilisation. Features include a custom-built bed, en suite ‘wet’ bathroom, 40″ HDTV with Sky TV, free WiFi.

A great choice for those who care for a friendly welcome, decent shower, comfortable bed and a socket for your charger! Often full, so book early, particularly for weekend stays.

Best-selling London hotel on Travel Gay.

Features

cafe, free wi-fi

17 Moor Street, London


8
Excellent

Based on 2266 votes

Why this hotel?: Excellent gym. Walk to the Soho gay nightlife. Very central.

One of the most popular London hotels on Travel Gay. St Giles offers good value for money and is located near Oxford Street shopping, the gay bars and shops in Soho.

What makes St Giles stand out is the enormous onsite leisure club – popular with gay Londoners for decades. Facilities include a 25-metre indoor heated pool, free weights, cardio zone, sauna & steam room and badminton courts.

All en suite guest rooms have tea & coffee-maker, digital safe, TV, free WiFi. If you can afford more, go for a the large Executive Room that is air-conditioned, has more luxurious toiletries and a great view of the London skyline.

Features

bar, cafe, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, gym

Bedford Avenue, London


7.1
Very Good

Based on 16655 votes

Why this hotel?: Walk to Soho. Great facilities. Value for money.

Boasting some of the best art deco architectures in London, The Strand Palace is one of the best 4-star hotels in Central London after a massive refurbishment.

Great location for sightseeing – can walk through Covent Garden to the Soho gay village in 10 minutes. The popular Halfway To Heaven gay bar and Heaven gay club are even closer.

Each en suite guest room has a flat screen satellite TV, free WiFi, safe, free bottled water, tea & coffee maker. Executive Rooms have larger beds and iPod docks. Guests have access to a private à la carte breakfast room.

The hotel has its own gym, though you may prefer the nearby gay-popular Soho Gym or Jubilee Hall.

Features

bar, cafe, restaurant, gym, free wi-fi

372 Strand, London


7.8
Very Good

Based on 23581 votes

Why this hotel?: 3 minutes' walk to Soho. Great value. Near the gay scene.

One of the best value-for-money 4-star hotels in ‘Soho-Piccadilly Circus-Leicester Square’ triangle. Modern guest rooms have large king-sized beds, flat screen TV, free WiFi and good-sized bathrooms.

The hotel’s location is as central as it gets – just moments from gay bars in Soho, Chinatown, the West End’s famous cinemas, theatres, many restaurants and cafés. Piccadilly Tube station is just 2 minutes’ walk away.

Features

bar, cafe, restaurant, free wi-fi

39 Coventry Street, London


8.4
Excellent

Based on 320 votes

Why this hotel?: Walk to gay bars. New hotel. Very convenient.

Fabulous new hotel in the Soho gay village, close to gay bars, theatres, Oxford Street shopping. The Nadler offers tastefully designed rooms with small kitchenette, desk, LED TV, laptop safe, free WiFi.

The nearby Tottenham Court Tube Station provides easy connections to other parts of London. A wide range restaurant and bar options are within 5 minutes’ walk away.

The competitive prices and prime location make it a popular choice with gay guests.

Features

free wi-fi

10 Carlisle Street, London


9.6
Exceptional

Based on 3610 votes

Why this hotel?: New. Great location Designer rooms. Budget prices.

Like the one in Soho, The Z Piccadilly offers very comfortable beds in small designer rooms, packed with everything you need but with a price that leaves money to spend on a night out.

Each of the cleverly designed (10-14 m²) air-conditioned guest rooms feature an en suite wet room, 48″ HD TV with a full Sky TV package and free WiFi.

The Z’s location, halfway between Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square, is perfect for Central London’s extensive gay nightlife, shops, museums and historical sights.

Features

cafe, free wi-fi

2 Orange Street, St James, London


8.9
Excellent

Based on 1688 votes

Why this hotel?: Central location. Close to gay nightlife. Great value.

Housed in a Victorian building, this excellent 4-star hotel in West End is just a short walk from the National Gallery, Theatreland and popular shops. G-A-Y @ Heaven is also close by.

Despite the classic appearance, guest rooms are contemporary in style, each featuring a high ceiling, flat screen satellite TV, iPod dock and work desk. Free bottled water provided.

We like the hotel’s gym which is open 24 hours. Room service available around the clock. There’s an restaurant and free WiFi throughout. Great value for money.

Features

restaurant, free wi-fi

8 Northumberland Ave, West End Soho, London


8.3
Excellent

Based on 4914 votes

Why this hotel?: Excellent location. Walk to Soho gay bars. Stylish modern rooms.

The beautiful Amba Hotel has a fabulous central location – a few steps from Trafalgar Square, boutique shops in Covent Garden, 10 minutes’ walk to gay bars in Soho, and lliterally a 2-minute walk from the popular G-A-Y @ Heaven nightclub and Halfway To Heaven gay bar.

Stylish guest rooms feature the latest technology, a Nespresso machine, minibar and in-room tablet. The hotel’s all-day restaurant & bar has great views of The Strand.

Features

bar, restaurant, gym, free wi-fi

The Strand, Westminster, London


9.7
Exceptional

Based on 5301 votes

Why this hotel?: British Chic. Style and substance. Great Location.

Just a 5-minute walk from the Soho gay village, the ultra-chic Covent Garden Hotel is surrounded by fine restaurants, boutiques and nightlife.

Guest rooms feature free WiFi, flat screen TV and fully stocked minibar. Many rooms have views over London’s rooftops.

The hotel has a superb restaurant, stylish bar, fabulous spa and a gym, although the nearby Soho Gyms  has a lot more eye candy, or the equally close The Stable sauna offers more fun.

Features

bar, restaurant, massage, gym, free wi-fi

10 Monmouth Street, London


9.9
Exceptional

Based on 1169 votes

Why this hotel?: Popular new Z Hotel. Modern rooms. Excellent location.

A new addition from the excellent Z Hotel group, located a 10-minute walk from Chancy Lane station. The Z City offers great-value, modern rooms with high-tech amenities in London’s Temple area.

Guest rooms are compact yet fully functional. Each well-designed room features an en suite bathroom, large flat screen TV, free WiFi, storage space, etc.

The hotel has a 24-hour front desk and a cafe. A huge choice of bars and restaurants are nearby. Covent Garden can be reached in 15 minutes on foot; Walk a bit further and you’re in the heart of Soho.

Features

bar, cafe, free wifi

23-28 Fleet Street, London


8.3
Excellent

Based on 38 votes

Vauxhall / South Bank

London’s 2nd largest gay village is in Vauxhall. The area is home to gay bars, saunas, cruise bars and dance clubs – all on the south side of River Thames, between Vauxhall and Waterloo bridges.

London Eye, Tate Modern, Royal Festival Theatre are all nearby, as well as restaurants & cafés on The Queen’s Walk – a pedestrian route that runs alongside the river, known as South Bank.

Why this hotel?: Great location. Stylish design. Excellent facilities.

Until a few years ago, the roundabout by Westminster Bridge was dominated by the concrete eyesore of a 1960’s disused office block. Thankfully, that building has been demolished and replaced by a fabulous new hotel.

Guest rooms feature LCD TV, free WiFi, safe and very comfortable bed. Some have stunning views of the Big Ben. The hotel has a pool, a well-equipped gym & sauna – although the famous Pleasuredrome gay sauna is just a few minutes’ walk away.

Both Soho and Vauxhall gay villages can be easily reached via public transport.

Features

bar, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, sauna, gym, spa, free wi-fi

200 Westminster Bridge Rd, London


8.8
Excellent

Based on 35232 votes

Why this hotel?: Fabulous river views. Stylish rooms. Walk to the Vauxhall gay clubs & bars.

If you’re in London to party the night away at one of the gay club nights in Vauxhall, then the Park Plaza Riverbank is for you, as the hotel is just a few minutes’ walk to FiRE and Chariots Vauxhall sauna.

Guest rooms have stunning views over the Thames River. Facilities include a restaurant and gym, so why not make a weekend of it? Vauxhall underground station is nearby, or you can catch one of the many buses that run along Albert Embankment.

The 5-star Plaza on the River hotel shares the same building.

Features

bar, restaurant, gym, free wi-fi

18 Albert Embankment, London


8.3
Excellent

Based on 5525 votes

Why this hotel?: Excellent value. Near Vauxhall gay village.

A good ‘value for money’ option for those who want to be close to the Vauxhall gay village which is only an 8-minute walk away. Pleasuredrome and Chariots Waterloo are also nearby.

Major sights such as the House of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye are all nearby. The nearest tube station is Waterloo (a 10-minute walk), or you can catch a bus from outside the hotel to Piccadilly or Oxford Street.

Modern guest feature comfortable queen-sized beds, LCD TV’s, etc.

Features

bar, restaurant, steam room, sauna, gym, free wi-fi

113 Lambeth Road, London


8.3
Excellent

Based on 6504 votes

Why this hotel?: Affordable luxury. Close to Vauxhall gay scene.

The citizenM hotel has a great location, near the Tate Modern and the Millennium Bridge. Compact guest rooms are utterly modern and very well-designed. Each unit has a huge king-sized bed, free WiFi, free movies on demand, LCD TV, fridge and climate control.

Rain shower is enclosed within a frosted pod-like structure, and we love the ambient room lighting and electronic blinds. The onsite “canteenM” is open 24 hours, serving good food at decent prices.

Very convenient location for a night out at Pulse, a 5-minute walk to Southwark Station and 10 minutes to Pleasuredrome gay sauna.

Features

bar, restaurant, sun terrace, free wi-fi

20 Lavington Street, London


9.1
Exceptional

Based on 5963 votes

West London

This upmarket West London district is occupied by some great hotels, high-end shops (Knightsbridge, New Bond St, King’s Road) and attractions. There are public transport links to Soho and Vauxhall.

Why this hotel?: Value for money. Near Vauxhall clubs.

The Z Victoria offers affordable, stylish, well-equipped rooms in great location. Rooms are compact (only 9-14 m²) and 60% don’t have a window, but that’s besides the point.

The Z Hotel guests party, explore or even work, then they come back to sleep in a perfect little en suite bedroom with free WiFi, 40″ LED TV with Sky channels and power shower.

The bars and clubs in Vauxhall are just 10 minutes by bus, and you can afford to stay an extra night to recover! Soho gay scene can be reached in 20 minutes by bus or Underground.

Features

bar, cafe, restaurant, free wi-fi

5 Lower Belgrave Street, London


8.1
Excellent

Based on 1088 votes

Why this hotel?: Near Vauxhall gay village. Large apartments. Great gym.

Dolphin House offers a choice of modern serviced apartments and guest rooms. Each unit has a king-sized bed, electronic safe and LCD TV. The kitchens are equipped with a microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle. Most rooms have a washing machine and oven.

Dolphin’s Fitness Club features a indoor heated pool, squash courts, sauna, fully equipped gym, along with a luxurious Moroccan-themed spa. The ground floor Bar & Grill serves delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner.

A great choice if you plan to go out in Vauxhall, as all the gay bars, cruise clubs and nightclubs are within easy walking distance. There are good public links to Soho and the rest of London.

Features

bar, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, gym, spa, free wi-fi

Chichester Street, Pimlico, London


8.2
Excellent

Based on 3922 votes

Why this hotel?: Spacious rooms. Good value. Close to the Tube.

Great value, large and comfortable rooms. The Millennium Gloucester also has a great location – almost next door to the Gloucester Road station (Piccadilly, Circle and District Lines).

The gay scene in Soho or Vauxhall can be reached in about 15 minutes.

The hotel boasts its own casino, restaurant serving oriental-themed cuisine and fitness centre. There is a great selection of restaurants and cafés just around the corner, too.

Features

bar, cafe, restaurant, internet access, gym

4-18 Harrington Gardens, London


8
Excellent

Based on 14058 votes

Why this hotel?: Excellent location. Free minibar and WiFi.

Stylish boutique hotel near Paddington Station, an easy commute to/from Heathrow Airport. The Bakerloo and Circle lines make Hotel Indigo a great base for visiting London and its gay scene.

The Soho gay district can be reached within 15 minutes. But if you fancy a quick sweat or massage, Saunabar Portsea is just a short walk away.

Each individually styled guest room features an oversized bed with plush bedding, luxury bathroom, free WiFi, flat screen TV, free soft drinks, tea & coffee makers. The Indigo has a gym and a brasserie that serves great breakfast.

Features

bar, cafe, gym, free wi-fi

14 London Street, Paddington, London


8.9
Excellent

Based on 4045 votes

Why this hotel?: Excellent value. Near a tube station. Great in-room facilities.

The concept The Nadler in Kensington is simple. High quality, great-value-for-money accommodation within a ‘limited service’ hotel environment.

This means you get a modern air-conditioned room with a comfortable bed, free WiFi, mini-kitchen (microwave, fridge, sink), HDTV, a 6000-track music library, free tea & coffee, oversized shower and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.

What you don’t get is a hotel restaurant or room service (although plenty of restaurants and cafés are nearby). The Nadler is just a few minutes’ walk from Earls Court and Gloucester Road underground stations.

Features

free wi-fi

25 Courtfield Gardens, Kensington, London


9.1
Exceptional

Based on 6530 votes

Why this hotel?: Popular choice. Great value. Apartment-style rooms.

One of the best sellers on Travel Gay Europe. The Hyde Park Executive aparthotel offers large studio apartments, complete with a kitchenette and flat screen TV.

There are laundry facilities, luggage storage service and CCTV cameras for added security. In-room internet is available for a charge, but wireless internet access is free at the reception.

The hotel is located right next to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. The nearby Bayswater and Queensway tube stations provide fast access to other parts of London.

Features

internet access

8-18 Inverness Terrace, Bayswater, London


6.1
Good

Based on 2287 votes

Why this hotel?: Value for money. Stylish rooms. Excellent transport links

The London Court Hotel offers 22 affordable rooms, just a 2-minute walk from the Earl’s Court tube station (Piccadilly, Circle and District Line), making it really easy to get almost anywhere in London, including the gay nightlife in Soho.

Guest rooms are en suite and feature high quality mattresses, Grohe showers, 32″ flat screen TV’s, iPod docks, free WiFi. The area around the hotel has a good selection of restaurants and cafés.

Features

free wifi

194-196 Earls Court Rd, London


8.8
Excellent

Based on 820 votes

East London

The financial heart of London, known locally as ‘The City’. East London is home to St Paul’s, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, good choice of hotels and excellent transport options. If you are here on business, then it makes sense to stay in this area.

Why this hotel?: Excellent value. Near the tube and East Bloc.

If you start at the top of our London hotel recommendations page, then you will know we are big fans of The Z Hotel – small, stylish rooms, tiny prices (by London standards) in great locations.

The Z Hotel Shoreditch features small, air-conditioned room features a comfy custom-made bed, en suite wet room, 48” TV  Sky channels and free WiFi.

Old Street tube station is just around the corner. For a late night out, the famous East Bloc is almost on the doorstep.

Features

free wi-fi

136-144 City Road, London


8
Excellent

Based on 846 votes

Why this hotel?: Stylish design. Outstanding service. Near Tube stations.

The top-rated, stylish Apex London Wall is located in the heart ‘The City’ business district and close to three subway stations. You can be in Soho or West End within about 15 minutes.

This boutique hotel offers uniquely designed rooms with a balcony, 40″ flat screen TV (with Sky channels), free WiFi, free tea & coffee makers. The bathrooms have walk-in showers and luxury Elemis toiletries.

Convenient location and good value for money.

Features

bar, restaurant, gym, free wi-fi

7-9 Copthall Avenue, London


9.2
Exceptional

Based on 3724 votes

Why this hotel?: Urban chic. Close to the tube. Popular choice.

The Hoxton ticks a lot of our boxes. This great-value urban hotel has stylish air-conditioned rooms with flat screen TV’s, luxurious linens, free WiFi. The bathrooms have rain showers and fluffy towels.

Located just a short walk from Old Street station, from which you can easily get around London. Some of the best (and cheap) Vietnamese restaurants in the country (Shoreditch High Street) is just around the corner.

Features

bar, restaurant, free wi-fi

81 Great Eastern Street, London


8.9
Excellent

Based on 5697 votes

Why this hotel?: Very trendy hotel. Fabulous vintage-modern rooms. Great service.

Clarkenwell was once home to the legendary gay nightclub TRADE. The club is gone, but the area has become one of the trendiest in London. The redevelopment of Zetter, UK’s biggest football-betting company’s head office, into The Zetter Hotel was part of that transformation.

Voted one of the World’s 50 Coolest Hotels by Condé Nast Traveller, The Zetter has 59 individually designed guest rooms (quirky, vintage-modern) with state-of-the-art technology.

Within 10-15 minutes by taxi to the Soho gay scene and the West End – a bit longer if you take the bus.

Features

bar, restaurant, gym, free wi-fi

86-88 Clerkenwell Road, London


9
Exceptional

Based on 1289 votes

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