Are you wondering what the best Premier Inn to stay in London is? In this guide we will round up our favourite Premier Inns London locations based on best things to do near by, cost and transport to help you decide exactly which Premier Inn is right for you.
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But before we get into the best Premier Inns to stay in London we thought we would round up why Premier Inns are good to stay in and what to expect
What are Premier Inns?
So for those of you unfamiliar, Premier Inns are a UK chain hotel known for their bright purple branding and budget accommodation.
The chain isn’t necessarily known for having any thrills but all Premier Inn rooms have:
- an en-suite bathroom, comfortable beds with duvet,
- remote control TV,
- tea and coffee making facilities in room, and
- desk area.
There are also hairdryers and irons available.
However if you want a London hotel with a pool then Premier Inn is not the right choice for you as no Premier Inn has a pool.
Also if you are looking for somewhere to stay in London for families then Premier Inn is a great option as they offer cots and rooms in select locations with sofa beds that can accommodate families. If you are traveling to London with a baby or London with a toddler check out these posts.
So if you are traveling to London on a budget or with kids then Premier Inns could be the best answer on where to stay. And if you are going to London be sure to check out our itineraries:
Note: As well as Premier Inns there are a secondary brand by this chain called Premier Inn Hubs. These are of a similar standard to regular Premier Inns but are much smaller more akin to Japanese hotels. We prefer staying at the regular hotels and if you are traveling with lots of luggage or with kids to London then you will want to stay at a regular Premier Inn instead of a Hub.
But as Premier Inns are located across the Capital which is the best Premier inn in London to stay at?
What is the Best Premier Inn to Stay in London?
Premier Inn County Hall
Address: Premier Inn County Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 7PB.
Nearest Tube: Waterloo
Nearest Station: Waterloo
Our personal favorite Premier Inn in London is Premier Inn County Hall. County Hall, in which this Premier Inn is located, is a very impressive building. There is also a Marriott in this building but Premier Inn comes at a greatly reduced price tag by comparison.
This hotel is also great for those traveling to London with kids because they a variety of room options such as a standard family room with a double or kingsize bed, a sofa bed and a pull out bed. This makes it a great choice for those traveling with larger options.
But the reason why this is our favorite Premier Inn is because of its amazing Location near to some of our favorite things to do in London.
Some of the nearby attractions that are within walking distance to this hotel are:
- London Eye
- Shrek’s Adventure
- Sealife Centre London
- London Dungeon
- National Theatre
- Hop on Hop Off Bus Stop
- London water taxi stop
Also this hotel is located on the London Southbank where there are plenty of places to eat.
Premier Inn Waterloo (Westminster Bridge)
Address: Premier Inn Waterloo, 85 York Rd, London SE1 7NJ
Nearest Tube: Waterloo
Nearest Station: Waterloo
This hotel is set a couple of block backs from the hotel above just a little further away from the river.
This hotel is closer to Waterloo station rather than county hall which is closer to the River Thames.
Premier Inn London Southwark Bankside (Premier Plus)
Address; 34 Bankside, Park St, London SE1 9EF
Nearest Tube: London Bridge and Borough
Nearest Station: London Bridge
Another Premier Inn on the South side of river is the London Southwark Bankside branch.
This is great for those that want to visit:
- Borough Market – one of the best free things to do in London
- Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
- Tate Modern Museum
- The Shard
- HMS Belfast
Note: there is also the Premier Inn London Southwark (Tate Modern). I personally think the location between both these places are great, but for me the Bankside is a slightly better location.
Premier Inn London Kensington Earls Court
Address: Premier Inn London Kensington Earl’s Court, 11 Knaresborough Place, London, SW5 0TJ.
Nearest Tube: Earls Court
Now if the primary purpose of your visit to London is not the central London attractions but the South Kensington museums then you would be better staying in Premier Inn London Kensington Earls Court.
This is definitely the best museum for visiting London museums (including the best London museums for toddlers). The nearby tourist attractions include:
- Natural History Museum
- Science Museum
- V&A Museum
- Kensington Palace
- Princess Diana Memorial Playground
- Hyde Park
- Albert Hall
Premier Inn London Leicester Square hotel
Address: Queens House, 1 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7BP
Nearest Tube: Leicester Square
This hotel is located in the heart of touristy London so whether this hotel is right for you will depend on whether or not you want to be a touristy area.
The best tourist attractions close to this hotel include:
- London Theatreland
- Covent Garden
- National Gallery
- National Portrait Gallery
- London Transport Museum
- Trafalgar Square
Premier Inn London Tower Bridge hotel
Address:159 Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 3LP
This hotel is great for those who want to visit the below attractions:
- Tower Bridge
- Tower of London
- HMS Belfast
However the only downside to this hotel is that it is a slightly longer walk to public transport than at other Premier Inns
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Premier Inn London Kings Cross hotel
Address: 26-30 York Wy, London N1 9AA
Nearest Station: Kings Cross
This hotel is great for those that are planning on doing day trips from London using the rail network from Kings Cross or St Pancras.
Also it is close to the following attractions:
- Smithfield Market
- Museum of London
Best Premier Inn for Heathrow Airport
If you are traveling out Heathrow Airport very early in the morning and want to stay close to the airport, there are three Premier Inns at Heathrow Airport.
- Premier Inn London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 hotel
- Premier Inn London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 (Bath Road) hotel
- Premier Inn London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 hotel
depending on which terminal you are flying out of will depend which of these Premier Inns are best for you.
Although it is worth noting it is easy to travel from Heathrow to London but I always prefer staying in the airport grounds for very early morning flights.
Premier Inns Further Out of London
The hotels listed above are perfect for those who want to stay in the very centre of London. However if you are looking for more budget options then hotels that are slightly further outside of London are usually better values than those that are in Zone 1.
Some of the hotels that are outside of Zone 1 on the London Underground but are still commutable into the centre of London.
Some Premier Inns outside of Zone 1 that are convenient for tourists are:
- Premier Inn London Docklands
- Premier Inn Greenwich
- Premier Inn Canary Wharf
- Premier Inn Stratford
Also if you are visiting London with Harry Potter fans and are planning on visiting the Warner Bros Studio Tour then you may want to consider Premier Inn Watford North which is actually the closest Premier Inn to this attraction.
Have you stayed at Premier Inn in London? Which did you stay at and what was your experience?