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 2017 are sorted by area:

Soho / Central London

within walking distance of the Soho gay village, the West End and Theatreland

Vauxhall / Waterloo / South Bank

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

West London

near the best shopping areas - Knightsbridge, New Bond Street, King’s Road

East London

financial heart of London, home of St Paul’s, 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

7.9 Good
based on 368 Agoda reviews

The Z Hotel Soho3 stars

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

Most booked 2014
Top 25
2015
Top 25
2016
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, Shadow Lounge 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 seller on Travel Gay Europe.

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Walk to Soho.

372 Strand, London | map | distance

8 Good
based on 769 Agoda reviews

Strand Palace Hotel4 stars

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

Most booked 2014
Top 100
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Top 100
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Top 25

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. Late-night club G.A.Y at Heaven is 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 Jubilee Hall gym.

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3 mins walk to Soho.

39 Coventry Street, London | map | distance

8.4 Very Good
based on 158 Agoda reviews

every hotel Piccadilly4 stars

Why this hotel? 3 mins 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.

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Excellent gym.

Bedford Avenue, London | map | distance

7.4 Good
based on 1130 Agoda reviews

St Giles London – A St Giles Hotel3 stars

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

Most booked 2014
Top 25
2015
Top 50
2016
Top 25

Best seller on Travel Gay Europe. St Giles is a good value-for-money, centrally located hotel, just a few steps from Oxford Street and a short walk from the gay venues in Soho.

What makes St Giles really 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, a digital safe and TV. WiFi is available for a fee. If you fancy affordable luxury, go for a more spacious executive room that is air-conditioned, has more luxurious toiletries and a great view of the London skyline.

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Walk to gay bars.

The Nadler Soho4 stars

10 Carlisle Street, London | map | distance

8.7 Very Good - based on 170 Agoda reviews

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.

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Excellent location.

Amba Hotel Charing Cross4 stars

The Strand, Westminster, London | map | distance

8.5 Very Good - based on 167 Agoda reviews

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

A new addition to our recommended list of Central London hotels. The very good-value, beautifully restyled Amba Hotel has excellent transport links with two underground lines being within 2 minutes’ walk away.

The hotel is also near Trafalgar Square, many major sights, shops, 10 minutes’ walk to gay bars in Soho, and literally a one-minute walk from the popular gay nightclub, G-A-Y @ Heaven.

Stylish guest rooms feature the latest technology, a Nespresso machine, minibar and in-room tablet. The onsite terrace offers an all-day restaurant & bar, with views of the famous Strand.

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Central location.

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

8.5 Very Good
based on 54 Agoda 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 is available around the clock. There’s an onsite restaurant and free WiFi is available throughout. Great value for money.

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New. Great location

The Z Hotel Piccadilly4 stars

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

8.5 Very Good - based on 307 Agoda reviews

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.

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Vauxhall / Waterloo / 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 as well as plenty of restaurants & cafés along The Queen’s Walk, a pedestrian route that runs alongside the river.

Great location.

200 Westminster Bridge Road, London | map | distance

8.2 Very Good
based on 289 Agoda 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.

The contemporary-styled rooms feature an LCD TV, free WiFi, laptop-sized safe and a very comfortable bed. Some rooms have stunning views of Big Ben. The hotel has a pool, a well-equipped gym & sauna – although Chariots Waterloo gay sauna is almost next door, and Pleasuredrome is just a few minutes’ walk away.

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

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Fabulous river views.

18 Albert Embankment, London | map | distance

8.1 Very Good
based on 66 Agoda 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 are in London to party the night away at one of the gay club nights in Vauxhall, then the Park Plaza Riverbank is for you. This excellent hotel is just a few minutes’ walk to venues like FiRE and Chariots Vauxhall sauna.

Many 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 500 metres away, 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.

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Excellent value.

Novotel London Waterloo4 stars

113 Lambeth Road, London | map | distance

8.1 Very Good - based on 84 Agoda reviews

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.

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Affordable luxury.

citizenM London4 stars

20 Lavington Street, London | map | distance

9.0 Very Good - based on 3971 Agoda reviews

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

The citizenM hotel has a great location close to the Tate Modern and the Millennium Bridge.

The compact guest rooms are utterly modern and exceptionally well-designed. Each room 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 hotel’s “canteenM” is open 24 hours, serving good food at decent prices.

Super convenient location for a night out at Pulse, a 5 minute walk to Southwark Station and 10 minutes to either Pleasuredrome or Chariots Waterloo gay sauna.

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Excellent value.

Premier Inn London Southwark – Tate Modern3 stars

15A Great Suffolk Street, London | map | distance

8.6 Very Good - based on 827 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Excellent value. Great for Pulse and WE parties.

This modern Premier Inn offers spacious, value-for-money air-conditioned guest rooms with comfy beds. Like other Premier Inn’s, you can expect a tasty breakfast that will set you up for the day.

The hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from Southwark underground station, the Tate Modern and the Millennium Bridge. You can reach Soho and Vauxhall within 10-15 minutes by underground or bus,

The popular Pleasuredrome gay sauna is within walking distance. Also a great choice for XXL party goers as Pulse is just a few minutes’ walk away from the hotel.

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New hotel.

Travelodge London Vauxhall

3 Bondway, Vauxhall, London | map | distance

Why this hotel? New hotel. Near tube station & gay nightlife. Free WiFi.

If you’re in London for a night out at A:MGravity or even the super-sleazy Hoist, then the Travelodge Vauxhall is hard to beat. This new hotel is just a few steps from all these venues, as well as Chariots Vauxhall gay sauna.

Vauxhall’s train and tube stations are almost next door, making the budget-friendly Travelodge an ideal base from which to explore London. Popular tourist attractions including Big Ben, London Eye and Westminster Abbey are within easy access.

This hotel offers comfortable rooms free WiFi, TV and tea & coffee making facilities. The onsite café bar serves great breakfast buffet. Excellent value for money and location.

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West London

The (mostly) upmarket West London district is occupied by some great hotels, best shopping areas (Knightsbridge, New Bond Street, King’s Road) and attractions. There are public transport links to Soho and Vauxhall gay districts.

Value for money.

The Z Hotel Victoria3 stars

5 Lower Belgrave Street, London | map | distance

8.1 Very Good - based on 1089 Agoda reviews

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

We like The Z hotel concept. Opened in 2012, 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 go to the 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.

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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

Hotel Indigo London Paddington4 stars

14 London Street, Paddington, London | map | distance

8.3 Very Good - based on 42 Agoda reviews

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

Stylish boutique hotel near Paddington Station, and so is an easy commute to and from Heathrow airport. Easy access to the Bakerloo and Circle lkines means Hotel Indigo is also great for sightseeing and 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 and tea & coffee-making facilities. Hotel Indigo also has a gym and a brasserie that serves great breakfast.

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Near Vauxhall gay village.

Dolphin House Serviced Apartments4 stars

Chichester Street, Pimlico, London | map | distance

7.7 Good - based on 74 Agoda reviews

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

Most booked 2014
Top 100

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 for those who 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.

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Popular choice.

Hyde Park Executive Apartments4 stars

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

6.7 Pleasant - based on 733 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Popular choice. Low cost. Apartment style.

Most booked 2014
Top 25

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

Onsite, 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.

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Spacious rooms.

Millennium Gloucester4 stars

4-18 Harrington Gardens, London | map | distance

7.8 Good - based on 513 Agoda reviews

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

Great value, spacious 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.

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Excellent value.

The Nadler Kensington4 stars

25 Courtfield Gardens, Kensington, London | map | distance

8.2 Very Good - based on 112 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Excellent value. Near the Tube. Great in-room facilities. Free WiFi.

The concept The Nadler in Kensington is simple. High quality, affordable 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), 20″ HDTV, games and a 6000-track music library, free tea & coffee, an 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. Excellent value for money.

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East London

The financial heart of London known locally as ‘The City’. East London has its fair share of tourist attractions (St Paul’s, Tower of London, Tower Bridge), a good selection of hotels and excellent transport connections. If you are in London on business, then it makes sense to stay in this area.

Stylish design.
Bathroom at Apex London Wall
Balcony at Apex London Wall Hotel

Apex London Wall Hotel4 stars

7-9 Copthall Avenue, London | map | distance

8.8 Very Good - based on 35 Agoda reviews

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 Tube 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 making facilities. The bathrooms have walk-in showers and luxury Elemis toiletries.

Convenient location and good value for money.

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Very trendy.

The Zetter4 stars

86-88 Clerkenwell Road, London | map | distance

8.7 Very Good - based on 200 Agoda reviews

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

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

This excellent boutique hotel (voted one of the world’s 50 Coolest Hotels by Condé Nast Traveller) has 59 individually designed guest rooms (quirky, vintage-modern) with state-of-the-art technology.

Ten to fifteen minutes by taxi to Soho gay scene and the West End – a bit longer if you take the bus.

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Excellent value.

The Z Hotel Shoreditch3 stars

136-144 City Road, London | map | distance

8.4 Very Good - based on 92 Agoda reviews

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 is the latest opening in London. Each 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.

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Urban chic.

The Hoxton – Shoreditch4 stars

81 Great Eastern Street, London | map | distance

9.0 Very Good - based on 1436 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Urban chic. Close to East Bloc and the Tube. Free WiFi.

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

Located just a short walk from Old Street Underground station from which you can easily explore the city. Some of the best (and cheap) Vietnamese restaurants in the country (Shoreditch High Street) as just around the corner.

And if you are into the leather or rubber scene, then you will enjoy Expectations which is almost next door.

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