south london hotels

The best hotels in South London reflect the best that the south side has to offer. The nice walkabale stretch of the Thames between Westminster and Tower bridges is a walk that everyone can enjoy, from the London Eye to Tate Modern, with easy access to other areas of the city. Further out, there’s a lot of sights and tube stations with plenty of Overground trains, and a taste of real local London. You can stay in Victorian-terrace B&Bs and gastropubs, as well as enjoy indie-arts hubs, multicultural living and a friendly residential neighborhood. Take a look at the best hotels in south London below.

South London Hotels You Must See


Quality B&Bs are expensive in central London, but this one in South London is worth seeing. It’s in a nice terraced house in a residential neighborhood behind busy Vauxhall station, which is just a short walk away from the riverside and a short tube ride from the city centre. It has hotel-grade facilities and neutral coloured decor in the nine rooms. It combines tip-top standards with cheery breakfasts and warm, personal service from the owners.

Premier Inn London County Hall

Location is important and that alone makes this your best budget South London hotel option south of the river. It’s just steps away from the London Eye, and in the same building, it was once the grand former headquarters of Greater London Council. There is a huge amount of attractions, from Shrek’s Adventure to the London Dungeon. The rooms are purple and practical as normal, but it’s comfortable and nice for every occasion. If you want an Eye views there are only a few rooms that have it.

Mondrian at sea containers

Mondrian is Part of the Morgans group, who pretty much invented the style kind of hotel. The Mondrian screams ‘designer’, from its fashiony cocktail bar to the beautiful modern interiors. There’s a certain wow factor, starting with a copper-clad hull through the lobby. If you happen to get tired of the maritime interiors, you can get a seriously swanky spa or catch a movie at the cinema. The location is good too – you cant get any closer to the Thames.

Hotel du Vin Cannizaro House

This is the nearest way to get into London. This popular wine-themed chainlet is heartily appreciated by Britain’s claret-drinking classes. It’s not just the amazing wine list and crowd-pleasing bistro menu they come for, but a sense of sophisticated British indulgence, robes, room service and all. The building is called Cannizaro House and is a grand eighteenth-century home next to Wimbledon Common,  which has gorgeous public areas and lavish grounds where you can have a cup of tea.

citizenM London Bankside

Tate Modern’s new extension faces away from the river, directly looking at South London. CitizenM’s arrival is another arty boost for the South London area. The mini-chain puts style and facilities above slavish service: a very reasonable amount of money gets you automated check-in, nice social spaces with Vitra furniture, king size beds, free films and rain showers, plus some extras such as mood lighting and both morning and sleep-time shower gel.

The Alma Hotel

This corner pub is highly recommended and is beautiful from the outside, with its green Victorian tiling, but inside is a different story. It has all light contemporary furnishings and a country-kitchen vibe. The rooms upstairs are styled in modern decor, too, with statement-furnishing fabrics, enjoyable showers and classic wallpaper. Stay here to experience the gastropub which is a British classic. The kitchen does homemade pub classics along with your full English breakfast.

Mercure London Greenwich Hotel

This is a converted police station, and is the first boutique hotel in historic Greenwich. It’s only a quick boat or train ride from town too. The deluxe bedrooms in the glass roof extension have amazing views. Guests of the lower floors can get an good view from the public viewing deck on floor eight. Event-goers and performers from the O2 arena nearby get discounts here, so you might see a celebrity in the glitzy Oasis O1 restaurant-bar.

Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London

No luxury is too much at this showpiece in the dramatic Shard building. Heated toilet seat? Infinity pool? You got it, dive in. Want a bathroom TV? Just look in the mirror and watch as you please. The big picture is pretty good, too. From the nice vantage point of floors 34 to 52, all rooms have jaw-plummeting views. Gong on floor 52 does as well, Europe’s highest cocktail bar. Service and amenities are top-flight, as you expect with a five-star price.


South London has a lot to offer when it comes to fancy hotels. We know that any of the choices on this list will be a great experience. You can go back to the homepage here.