London Outer Hotels
Number of hotels in this location - 93
With all of the exciting attractions, fabulous shopping and incomparable West End Theatre the capital has to offer, choosing one of our hotels on the outskirts of London means you’ll have easy access to a wealth of exciting short break activities. Ideal for when you don’t want to stay right in the thick of it – a quieter break somewhat removed from London’s infamous hustle and bustle – the London outskirts are also well worth the trip in their own right.
When you do fancy a trip into the city, London’s excellent transport links will take your right into the centre. Our hotels on the outskirts of London are made easy to get to on major roads like the M25, fantastic rail links across the country and, of course, London’s many airports.
- Our hotels North of London are ideal for a visit to the incredibly popular Harry Potter Studio Tours – an absolute must for all fans of the boy wizard.
- The home of football, Wembley Stadium is a must-see when you’re staying in our North-West London hotels, and the utterly brilliant concerts and events at Wembley Arena are well worth a look too.
- South-East London hotels are perfectly situated to see gorgeous Greenwich – the breath-taking buildings of the Old Royal Naval College and the National Maritime Museum have to be seen, and London’s greatest concert venue The O2 Arena is also here.
- Don’t miss our Richmond and Wimbledon hotels either, not least for the pretty and affluent surrounds of this part of London, but also for the world-famous Wimbledon Championships during the summertime too.
The perfect choice for a quieter break in the capital, check out our range of London Outer hotels in the list below.
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Settled just a stone’s throw from the bright lights of central London, you’d be forgiven for thinking that East London would offer something similar. However, by booking one of our hotels in East London, you can discover an array of charming towns, visitor attractions and a distinct countryside atmosphere that will make you forget how close to the hustle and bustle you are.
Whilst you’re there, make sure you add the below attractions to your itinerary! They’re guaranteed to make you stay in East London one to remember.
- Lee Valley Regional Park spans across London, Essex and Hertfordshire to offer visitors a huge range of outdoor activities, great picnic sites and the perfect family day out
- Telling the story of The Thames and of course, The Docklands, the Museum of London Docklands is an incredibly interesting look back at how the city has been shaped into its current state…just five minutes from Canary Wharf
- Every Sunday, the streets are transformed into an oasis of colour thanks to the Columbia Road Flower Market. Stop by and enjoy a browse, a coffee and a stroll down nearby brick Lane
With excellent transport links to the A1, M1, M25 and central London, booking a hotel in North London is the ideal way to start a short break in the capital. Explore local 17th Century manors, Fenton House and Harrow Museum or discover Church Farmhouse Museum, a main repository for local artefacts. Situated on the historic site of the London Aerodrome, the Royal Air Force Museum in Hendon is a must for aviation enthusiasts
- Head to the ‘Ally Pally’, Alexandra Palace, to see what exhibition, sporting event or performance is taking place during your stay. In it’s prime, this place attracted 70,000 visitors a day!
- Waterlow Park and Lauderdale House offer a picturesque retreat just north of London. With pristine gardens and a children’s playground, it’s perfect for a family day out…remember to pack a picnic
- If you’re a fan of football, make sure you plan a visit to the Emirates Stadium during your stay. Even if you’re not an Arsenal fan, this impressive ground has plenty to offer and a wealth of history on the game
Hotels in North West London & the Wembley area offer visitors a mix of traditional village atmosphere and city centre living. In spite of being a short train journey from central London, you’ll be able to enjoy some of the more rural aspects of the capital thanks to an array of nearby parks and reserves. Plus, make sure you allow time to visit the below attractions once you’ve booked your North West London & Wembley hotel…
- Wembley Arena is always rocking with the biggest stars in the world. From music’s finest artists to top sporting events, double check what’s happening during your visit
- To add a little more culture to your break, check out Keats House – a museum and literary centre dedicated to the memory of poet, John Keats
Home to London’s rich and famous, by booking a hotel in Richmond, Wimbledon & Area you’ll be able to enjoy some of the finest areas in Britain. Aside from the obvious famous attractions, you can marvel at the wonder of the prestigious Kew Gardens, before enjoying a stroll around the boutique shops of Richmond. You’ll definitely need to make time for the below attractions during your visit, too.
- One for the family, or simply for the thrill-seekers, Chessington World of Adventures not only offers some of the scariest rides in the UK, but also boasts an incredible zoo!
- A visit to the area wouldn’t be complete without a tour of the world’s most famous lawn tennis grounds at Wimbledon. Take your photos and learn all about the impressive history of the grand slam tournament
- Add a royal touch to your short break by visiting Hampton Court Palace, where you’ll discover the opulence of the Tudor period and maybe even the ghost of Catherine Howard, the unfortunate fifth wife of Henry VIII
Our hotels in South East London give you the perfect base for exploring some of the capital’s finest attractions, including The Royal Observatory and the Old Royal Naval College, rich in baroque architecture and dramatic interiors. After a busy day sightseeing, relax in one of the riverside bars and while the afternoon away listening to mellow jazz.
- Visit The Royal Museums Greenwich, home to The Royal Observatory, The National Maritime Museum and The Queen's House…all splendid options for a day out away from central London
- Eltham Palace & Gardens, a 1930s art deco residence which also has attractive moated gardens, is a pristine reminder of Tudor living, and definitely worth exploring if the weather stays fine
Explore the array of interesting towns and villages south of the Thames! Our hotels in the south London and Croydon area mean you can spend time browsing everything from the Surrey Street Market and extensive shopping centres, before relaxing in one of the many cosmopolitan bars and restaurants. For culture head to and of the numerous stately homes and parks in the area, or try out the pristine golf courses that the area has to offer. Take time to visit Sutton, home to picturesque parks and well preserved heritage sites.
- As one of the most interesting of London’s parks, Battersea Park is a perfect rural haven in an inner-city location. With reams of wildlife, nature and beautiful walks, you’ll be lost in here for hours…so bring a picnic!
- Head to Fairfield Halls and see some of the biggest names in music, comedy, opera and theatre perform at this iconic events venue
Venture out of the city and experience the sights and sounds of West London! Spend time browsing Ealing’s antique stores, experience Britain’s largest jazz festival in August or visit the fantastic Pitshanger Manor. Be sure to spend a day out at the beautiful Gunnersbury Park & Museum or Chiswick House. Heathrow Airport is easily accessible from a number of tube stations in the area
- Add a little royalty to your short break with a visit to Kensington Palace. As the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge there’s plenty of reasons to spend a couple of hours strolling around the palace and gardens
- Grab yourself some unique items from the famous Portobello Road market. Set in prestigious Notting Hill, you can barter with the stallholders and bring back some stylish souvenirs from your trip
- The gorgeous Georgian estate of Osterley Park is a world away from nearby central London. Surrounded by gardens, parks and farmland, it’s the perfect rural escape from the hustle and bustle of the city
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