From luxurious hotels to affordable rooms, look no further if you are booking accommodation in the capital this January.

If you are visiting the capital to attend the London Boat Show this January 2018, it’s time to book your accommodation.
Whether you’d like to stay in a fabulous yacht hotel, such as Sunborn London, stay right next to ExCel, book a room in the centre of town or prefer a bargain option, here are some suggestions for a great stay in the capital.


The Gainsborough Wharf Boatels

Palmer Boat Hotel bedroom

What could be more charming than staying in a narrow boat during the London Boat Show?
Located in east London with easy access to the ExCel, and the vibrant areas of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, The Gainsborough Wharf Boatels offer two cosy and stylish house boats, The Palmer and The Osbert.
Both barges sleep up to four people and boast a bedroom with a kingsize bed, a fully stocked kitchen, a sitting area, a bathroom with flushing loo and shower and a charming deck to watch the ducks swim by.  The boatels have running water and electricity and WiFi can be arranged in advance if required. Decorated with vintage furniture, dark wood and cool hues of blue, these pretty barges are a real east London experience. Prices start at £150 per night. Book a barge here.

Osbert boat hotel sitting room



Motel One Tower Hill 

Room at Motel One Tower Hill

Conveniently located in Tower Hill, with easy access to the ExCel and central London, the multi-award winning Motel One is a designer budget hotel that doesn’t compromise on quality, service or location.
It’s beautifully designed, with modern yet cosy interiors and stunning views across the city. It offers free WiFi, excellent breakfast, snacks such as freshly prepared sandwiches and baked goods and there’s also bar for pre or after dinner drinks. Room prices start at £98 per room per night. Book a room here.

lounging area at Motel One Tower Hill



The Arch London

The Arch Hotel London superior room

Tucked away in a quiet street in central London, a stone’s throw away from the West End, Piccadilly and Hyde Park, this elegant Georgian townhouse offers guests a truly English experience.

A roaring open-fire in the reception provides a warm welcome for visitors and the interior is all marble and glass with British art adorning the hotel.

The Arch offers 82 individually decorated room spread over six floor, all equipped with WiFi, full Sky HD TV package, DVD Player, internet radio, a mini bar, a Nespresso machine and MALIN + GOETZ toiletries.

Facilities include the Hunter 486 restaurant, Le Salon de Champagne bar, The Martini Library for martinis and afternoon tea, two meeting rooms, and a gym. A five star hotel for a truly luxurious London stay.
Prices start from £350 for a Deluxe Room and from £420 for a Suite. Click here to book a room. 

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Sunborn London Yacht Hotel

Sunborn Hotel London

Not just a hotel, but a veritable experience. If you are visiting the London Boat Show this January you’ll love staying in this four star yacht hotel moored right next to the ExCel. With beautifully designed, spacious cabins, a gourmet restaurant, high end bar, meeting rooms, auditorium and an Elemis SPA, Sunborn will make you feel like you are staying on a luxury cruiseship. Prices start at £140 per night. Read the full review here.
cabin at the sunborn yacht hotel london


Four Seasons Hotel Canary Wharf

Four Seasons Canary Wharf Front

The Four Seasons group is synonymous with excellent service and beautiful hotels and this one doesn’t disappoint. Located in Canary Wharf, a short trip from the ExCel, and with stunning views over London and the Thames, the five star Four Seasons Canary Wharf is comfortable and luxurious, with spacious, elegantly decorated rooms and suites, all with cable TV, free WiFi, mini bar, a desk, and beautiful bathrooms decorated in natural hues and stocked with products by trendy brand Murdock London. The hotel boasts the Quadrato restaurant which offers delicious Italian cuisine and an excellent selection of wines. There’s a terrace overlooking the Thames, a SPA, an indoor pool, a gym and even complimentary access to the adjacent Virgin Active Health Club. Breakfast is scrumptious: from pastries, breads, cereal, to eggs and smoked salmon, the buffet has everything to keep you fuelled. The staff are polite, friendly and helpful. Perfect to relax after a busy day at the London Boat Show. Prices from £300 per room. Find out more here.

Four Seasons Canary Wharf Front bedroom

The stunning view over the Thames from one of the Four Seasons suites.


Aloft Hotel

aloft excel front

The only hotel directly connected to the ExCeL International Convention Centre, Aloft is extremely convenient if you are intending to spend a lot of time at the London Boat Show.
This eight-storey modern hotel has 252 well designed rooms that marry natural hues with splashes of colour. The kingsize beds are comfortable and guarantee a good night sleep. There’s cable TV, free Wi-Fi, a mini bar with free water (but no pay-for drinks or snacks, for that you have to go to the ‘Grab and Go’ shop on the ground floor by reception where you can purchase sandwiches, drinks, and sweets) a desk and the bathroom with a spacious, powerful shower and Bliss products.
bedroom aloft hotel excel London
The hotel has a restaurant, a bar with DJs and live music, a pool and a gym.

An affordable place with an informal, easy going feel to it: no stuffy service or intimidating staff here. Prices from £89 for a double room.
Book a room.


The Hilton Bankside

Lobby at the HIlton Bankside in London

The beautiful lobby at the Hilton Bankside has a warm and welcoming feeling.

Recently opened and located a stone’s throw away from the Tate Modern and the Southbank, this beautiful five star hotel is ideal if you prefer to stay in central London but also want easy access to the ExCeL (London Bridge station is only a 10 minutes walking distance and has trains to the docklands that will take you to the Show in 15 minutes).

A lot of care has clearly been put into the design of this hotel, and this is immediately apparent when you walk into the lobby, a mix of stylish modern and vintage design, with dark concrete-tiled floors inspired by the Turbine Hall at the nearby Tate Modern, pewter-coloured leather armchairs set against yellow carpet and furniture. The decor and atmosphere are warm yet trendy and the burnt wood scent that greets you when you walk in makes the surroundings feel welcoming and autumnal.
The bedrooms in this three-storey hotel are as you’d expect them: classy with neutral colours, big comfortable kingsize beds, cable TV, free Wifi, and beautiful elegant bathrooms.

Hilton Bankside Suite

A beautiful room at the Hilton Bankside

The hotel boasts the OXBO Bankside restaurant a modern space with low lights and a chic design. The Distillery bar is classy yet trendy, stocks over 50 types of gin and serves delicious cocktails. Breakfast is a feast of breads and pastries, fruit, yoghurt, cereal, eggs and salmon and if you need to burn it off, you can head to the fitness centre, open to guests. Rooms from £199. Book a room.



The Z Hotel, Shoreditch: located in the trendy area of Shoreditch, near Liverpool Street, the Z Hotel is offers rooms with TV and free WiFi.

Premier Inn: If you are looking for something affordable, without frills but comfortable, there are several Premier Inns located in the capital where you can book a room for a as little as £59 per night.