Gay London • Mid-Range Hotels

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

Our top London hotels for 2018 are sorted by area:

Soho / Central London

near the Soho gay village, the West End and Theatreland

Vauxhall / South Bank

south of the River Thames from the Vauxhall gay village to the Tate Modern

West London

great shopping areas - Knightsbridge, King's Road etc.

East London

home of St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, Tower Bridge

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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.

Excellent value.

17 Moor Street, London | map | distance

8.05 Excellent
based on 1738 reviews

The Z Hotel Soho3 stars

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

Most booked 2015
Top 25
Top 25
Top 25

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, just moments from some of the best gay bars such as VILLAGE Soho and The Yard.

The hotel offers incredible value for money. Modern, stylish rooms, ranging from 8-9 m² Singles to 14 m² Doubles, are a true master class in space utilisation. Features include a custom-built bed, en suite ‘wet’ bathroom, a 40″ HD TV, Sky TV and 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 Europe.

features: cafe, free wi-fi

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Walk to Soho.

372 Strand, London | map | distance

7.99 Very Good
based on 29105 reviews

Strand Palace Hotel4 stars

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

Most booked 2015
Top 100
Top 25
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The Strand Palace has some of the best art deco architecture in London and is also now one of the best 4-star hotels in Central London after a massive refurbishment.

The location is excellent for sightseeing, and you can walk through Covent Garden to the Soho gay village in about 10 minutes. The ever popular Half Way To Heaven gay bar and late-night club G.A.Y at Heaven are even closer.

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

The hotel has a gym, but serious gym bunnies may prefer a workout at the nearby gay-popular Soho Gym or Jubilee Hall gym.

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

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Walk to gay bars.

10 Carlisle Street, London | map | distance

9.58 Exceptional
based on 2727 reviews

The Nadler Soho4 stars

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

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

Prices are competitive and definitely worth a consideration.

features: free wi-fi

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Excellent gym.

Bedford Avenue, London | map | distance

7.06 Very Good
based on 12204 reviews

St Giles London – A St Giles Hotel3 stars

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

Most booked 2015
Top 50
Top 25
Top 25

One of the most popular London hotels on Travel Gay Europe. St Giles offers good value for money. It is close to Oxford Street shopping and a short walk from the gay bars and shops in Soho.

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

All en suite guest rooms have tea & coffee-making facilities, 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

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The Z Hotel-Piccadilly
New. Great location

2 Orange Street, St James, London | map | distance

8.83 Excellent
based on 1259 reviews

The Z Hotel Piccadilly4 stars

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

Like The Z Soho, The Z Piccadilly has a great central location. It features 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 hotel’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

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3 minutes' walk to Soho.

39 Coventry Street, London | map | distance

8.84 Excellent
based on 1522 reviews

every hotel Piccadilly4 stars

Why this hotel? 3 minutes' walk to Soho. Excellent value. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 100

every hotel Piccadilly is one of the best value-for-money 4-star hotels in the Soho-Piccadilly Circus-Leicester Square triangle. Modern guest rooms feature comfortable king-sized beds, flat screen TV’s, free WiFi and good-sized bathrooms.

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

features: bar, cafe, restaurant, free wi-fi

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Central location.

8 Northumberland Ave, West End Soho, London | map | distance

8.39 Excellent
based on 10019 reviews

The Grand at Trafalgar Square4 stars

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

Housed in a Victorian building, this excellent 4-star hotel in West End London 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 is available throughout. Great value for money.

features: restaurant, free wi-fi

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Excellent location.

The Strand, Westminster, London | map | distance

9.62 Exceptional
based on 5557 reviews

Amba Hotel Charing Cross4 stars

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

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

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Popular new Z Hotel.

23-28 Fleet Street, London | map | distance

8.3 Excellent
based on 36 reviews

The Z Hotel City3 stars

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

A newer addition from the excellent Z Hotel group. Located a 10-minute walk from the Chancy Lane underground station, the Z Hotel 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 onsite. A huge choice of bars and restaurants can be found nearby. Covent Garden can be reached in 15 minutes on foot; Walk a bit further and you’re in the heart of gay Soho.

features: bar, cafe, free wifi

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Vauxhall / South Bank

London’s second 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 Bridge and Waterloo Bridge.

Many famous landmarks are nearby including The London Eye, Tate Modern, the Royal Festival Theatre along with many restaurants & cafés along The Queen’s Walk, a pedestrian route that runs alongside the river, known as South Bank.

Great location.

200 Westminster Bridge Road, London | map | distance

8.89 Excellent
based on 37493 reviews

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge4 stars

Why this hotel? Great location. Stylish design. Excellent facilities. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 100

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 its own pool, a well-equipped gym & sauna – although Chariots Waterloo gay sauna is almost next door, and Pleasuredrome is 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

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Fabulous river views.

18 Albert Embankment, London | map | distance

8.28 Excellent
based on 8779 reviews

Park Plaza Riverbank London4 stars

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

Most booked 2015
Top 100

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

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Novotel London Waterloo
Excellent value.

113 Lambeth Road, London | map | distance

8.29 Excellent
based on 7810 reviews

Novotel London Waterloo4 stars

Why this hotel? Excellent value. Near Vauxhall gay village. Free WiFi.

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

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Affordable luxury.

20 Lavington Street, London | map | distance

9.1 Exceptional
based on 4763 reviews

citizenM London Bankside4 stars

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

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 or Chariots Waterloo gay sauna.

features: bar, restaurant, sun terrace, free wi-fi

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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.

Value for money.

5 Lower Belgrave Street, London | map | distance

8.08 Excellent
based on 1625 reviews

The Z Hotel Victoria3 stars

Why this hotel? Value for money. Near Vauxhall clubs. Free WiFi.

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

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Near Vauxhall gay village.

Chichester Street, Pimlico, London | map | distance

8.1 Excellent
based on 4017 reviews

Dolphin House Serviced Apartments4 stars

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, a sauna and a 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 be out late 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

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Spacious rooms.

4-18 Harrington Gardens, London | map | distance

Millennium Gloucester4 stars

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

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Hotel Indigo London Paddington
Hotel Indigo in Paddington London
Excellent location.
Hotel Indigo Paddington London
Hotel Indigo Paddinton Guest room
Guest room at Hotel Indigo Paddington
Gym at Hotel Indigo London

14 London Street, Paddington, London | map | distance

8.9 Excellent
based on 4118 reviews

Hotel Indigo London Paddington4 stars

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

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Excellent value.

25 Courtfield Gardens, Kensington, London | map | distance

9.08 Exceptional
based on 5579 reviews

The Nadler Kensington4 stars

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

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 there is a huge choice of restaurants and cafés nearby). The Nadler is just a few minutes’ walk from Earls Court and Gloucester Road underground stations.

features: free wi-fi

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Popular choice.

8-18 Inverness Terrace, Bayswater, London | map | distance

6.31 Good
based on 1366 reviews

Hyde Park Executive Apartments4 stars

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

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Value for money.

194-196 Earls Court Rd, London | map | distance

7.53 Very Good
based on 457 reviews

London Court Hotel3 stars

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

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

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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.

Excellent value.

136-144 City Road, London | map | distance

8.02 Excellent
based on 517 reviews

The Z Hotel Shoreditch3 stars

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

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

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Stylish design.

7-9 Copthall Avenue, London | map | distance

9.15 Exceptional
based on 3546 reviews

Apex London Wall Hotel4 stars

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

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 and 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

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Urban chic.

81 Great Eastern Street, London | map | distance

8.97 Excellent
based on 4395 reviews

The Hoxton – Shoreditch4 stars

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

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 tube station, from which you can easily explore the city. 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

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Very trendy hotel.

86-88 Clerkenwell Road, London | map | distance

8.97 Excellent
based on 1095 reviews

The Zetter Hotel4 stars

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 now 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

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