The River Thames is one of the most famous rivers in the world, it’s also the heart and soul of London. The river meanders through the city, providing the back drop for famous landmarks such as the London Eye, Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge. The river itself is considered a major attraction and is constantly filled with ships and boats, both ancient and modern. Staying in a hotel with a view of the River Thames has got to be one of the most authentic London experiences, and thankfully there are more than a few hotels to choose from.
This central London hotel couldn’t be closer to the River Thames if it tried. The Mondrian is located on the banks of the River Thames in the famous Sea Containers building and is one of the highest rated hotels in the whole city. A hunge number of rooms feature stunning river views and all guests have access to the riverside restaurant, cocktail bar and rooftop bar.
You’ll find the rooms exquisitely decorated with all modern amenities including HD TV, Wifi and marble bathrooms. The hotel is within walking distance of many central London attractions and there are major stations within 10 minute walk.
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall
Imagine have this view every evening? It’s only possible if you choose to stay at the London Marriot Hotel located within the County Hall building. Not only will you be staying in one of London’s architectural gems, but you’ll be within spitting distance of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye. You couldn’t be more central, with dozens of attractions and restaurants within 5 minutes walk.
Many rooms come with a view directly onto the River Thames and the Houses of Parliament, and some feature the best balcony views in the whole city. This Luxury hotel features a spa, swimming pool and opulently decorated rooms
The Tower A Guoman Hotel
Located in the very trendy St Katherine’s dock area, the Tower A Guoman Hotel is one of London’s top rated hotels for views. It’s not hard to see why, with the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the Shard within eyeshot, views from your hotel room are almost guaranteed to be stunning.
Rooms are fitted to a high standard in a classical English style. You’ll be within walking distance of many major attractions and you can enjoy a riverside walk starting from just outside the hotel. This is one of the more affordable options on this list, so check your dates and grab a bargain.
Shangri La Shard
If you stay in the Shangri La Shard hotel, you’re not only guarneteed an amazing view of the Thames, but of the rest of London too! Located in Western Europe’s tallest building the Shangri La is the pinnacle of London’s luxury hotel options. Rooms offer unbelievable views of London’s skyline and you’ll see first hand how the Thames meanders through the city.
You won’t find another experience like this in London. A fusion of Chinese and English styles makes for a unique decor, and the infinity pool will leave you speachless as you swim with the best view in the world. The Shard is located above a major station and is within walking distance of attractions such as Borough Market.
Novotel London Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf is one of London’s most exciting, modern and trendy locations and the Novotel Hotel offers all of the above at a great price. This Skyscraper hotel features 360 views of London’s stunning skyline, not to menton rooms up to 150m above ground level with views of East London’s riverside docks.
This is one of London’s newest and more modern hotels, with an huge number of amenities and facilities. Gym’s, restaurants, bars, restaurants, Wifi, a spa, all this and more. East London is full of amazing places to visit, such as the Olympic Park, Greenwich and Westfield Stratford City. There is a Tube station nearby which will take you into central London in under 20 minutes. Staying just outside the central core of the city means is a great way to lower costs but retain the luxury experience.
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