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The Best Cheap or Affordable Serviced Apartments in London

by Paul Joseph  |  Updated February 4, 2022

Among London’s array of accommodation options are a wide number of serviced apartments that combine the comforts and convenience of home with all the benefits of a hotel.

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For travellers staying in a city for more than just a few days and planning to spend a fair bit of time in their accommodation, serviced apartments are often favoured over hotels. Featuring typical hotel amenities such as housekeeping and room service along with added facilities including kitchens and living rooms, it’s easy to see the appeal. If you’re seeking a serviced apartment in London, but don’t want to break the bank, we’ve done some research and picked 12 of the best value currently available in the capital, ordered by shortest distance to the city centre.

Citadines Holborn

Perched between Central London’s business district and the West End, these stylish and modern apartments are all fitted with a fully-equipped modern kitchen, a bed area, an en-suite bathroom, and a living area. Weekly housekeeping and WiFi are included, and there’s a dedicated business corner on the ground floor. Other amenities include an on-site gym, business meeting and conferences rooms, on-demand cleaning, delivery shopping and dry cleaning, and a private car park. Holborn tube station is a 2-minute walk away. From £128 per night.

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Just seconds from Kings Cross station, these fully-furnished studio flats and apartments offer easy access to the rest of the city. Bedrooms are decorated in light modern colours and each apartment has free internet, flat-screen TVs, and fully equipped open-plan kitchens and lounges. Guests can make use of communal tennis courts as well as free laundry facilities. Among the many popular attractions nearby is The British Museum. From £107 per night.

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Dolphin House

Set amid idyllic landscaped gardens in Westminster on the banks of the River Thames, these elegant serviced apartments feature an assortment of studios and 1 or 2-bedroom apartment options. Guests can enjoy a range of benefits, including complimentary access to the building’s leisure facilities, among which is a spa complete with a Moroccan Hammam, plus a swimming pool, a gym and tennis courts. There’s also an on-site bar and grill serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Buckingham Palace can be reached in 25 minutes on foot and Victoria station, one of the city’s biggest transport hubs for both trains and coaches, is 15 minutes’ walk away. From £91 per person.

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Citadines Barbican

Fully renovated in recent times, this serviced aparthotel is located just to the north of London’s financial district, and is surrounded by gastropubs, galleries, and museums. Each apartment has air conditioning, a fully-equipped kitchenette, an ensuite bathroom, a smart TV and a seating area. Complimentary weekly housekeeping and WiFi are also available. Other amenities include an on-site gym, a launderette, housekeeping, and dry cleaning services. The closest tube stop, Barbican, is less than a 5-minute walk away. From £102 per night.

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Fraser Suites Queens Gate

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Timeless Victorian charm meets chic interiors at these modern serviced apartments in Kensington, west London. Housed in an eye-catching heritage building, a range of studios and apartments are available, all featuring stylish décor together with practical perks such as kitchenettes and laundry equipment. There’s also daily housekeeping and weekly linen changes. Guests can also make use of the building’s communal amenities, which include a wellness room and gym, a business centre, a restaurant serving all-day meals, and a lobby bar. The Natural History Museum, Knightsbridge stores and the V&A Museum are all close by. From £89 per night.

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Marlin Apartments London Bridge

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Situated near London Bridge, The Shard, and the foodie mecca of Borough Market, these well-located apartments offer 24-hour front desk, free WiFi, an on-site supermarket, and private parking. The bright and spacious apartments have open-plan living areas with comfy sofas, a work desk and a flat-screen TV, and many feature floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views across London. Other nearby places of interest include Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe. From £113 per night.

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Space ApartHotel

A plum location at the northern edge of Hyde Park affords guests at Space ApartHotel easy access to the West End’s many attractions. The building in which these apartments are housed is a talking point in itself, with its origins in Regency times – widely regarded as the golden era of British architecture. Comprised of 30 serviced apartments across six floors, the aparthotel is tastefully furnished and equipped with all modern conveniences, with high-speed WiFi, kitchens, bathrooms, iPod docks, a Plasma TV, and a DVD player all fitted as standard. From £77 per night.

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Arch Hotel

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Housed in a Grade II listed building dating back to 1830, Arch Aparthotel contains a range of modern apartments, studios and suites, all featuring a seating area, a flat-screen TV, air-conditioning and a fully-equipped kitchenette. There’s also free WiFi throughout the building, as well as 24-hour front desk and on-site parking. These apartments are well positioned for visitors attending a football match or music concert at the Emirates Stadium, which is a couple of miles away. The bohemian district of Camden is also nearby, along with notable tourist attractions such as Madame Tussauds and London Zoo. Archway tube station is a 5-minute walk away. From £188 per night.

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Staycity Greenwich

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Situated in the historic centre of Greenwich in south London, Staycity offer 68 contemporary studio and one-bedroom apartments. Amenities include kitchenettes, living, dining and work spaces, flatscreen TVs, highspeed WiFi, fresh towels and bed linen. There are also on-site laundry facilities and 24-hour reception. Notable nearby attractions include the Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, and the shops and restaurants of Greenwich’s bustling High Road. From £128 per night.

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NOX HOTELS Golders Green

These newly-refurbished, boutique studio apartments in Golders Green, north London, offer easy access to Central London thanks to the excellent local transport links, with a major bus terminal and tube station both nearby. Each apartment has a variety of amenities including a well-equipped kitchen, a Smart TV, a Nespresso coffee machine, and an ensuite bathroom with a rainfall shower. Guests can also kick back and make use of the apartment’s own Netflix account. For sports fans, Wembley Stadium ad Lord’s Cricket Ground are both less than 5 miles away. From £92 per night.

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Dockside Apartments at Excel

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Located in the district of Newham in east London, these apartments are ideal for visitors attending events at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre, which is a short walk away. Featuring a mix of 63 studio and one-bedroom apartments, each comes with a fully equipped kitchen complete with oven, microwave and fridge, a dining area, a flat-screen television, and a private bathroom. For those arriving by air, London City Airport is a 20-minute train ride or 5-minute cab ride away. From £139 per night.

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Roomzzz Stratford

A fitness centre, a pretty garden, a shop, and a laundry room are some of the notable features at these serviced apartments in Stratford, east London. As for the accommodations themselves, they comprise a mix of studios and suites, each of which comes with a seating area, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom, along with a kitchen area with a microwave, toaster, fridge and kettle. The Olympic Stadium is 1 mile away and the O2 Arena is 2.5 miles away. For those arriving by air, London City Airport is 3.1 miles from the property. From £130 per night.

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