Moving to London? You might think you’re off on a grand adventure and that you won’t see your friends and family for a while, but believe me, as soon as you’re settled in your new London rental flat, you’re doorbell will be ringing with visitors, and people looking for a place to stay while they explore London. If you don’t want to turn your home into a bed and breakfast hotel, then you might want to give your friends and family a list of great places that they can stay in when they come to visit you in London. You can spend the days with them acting as tourist guide and showing off your new city, but still be able to head back to the haven of your new home at the end of a busy day of sightseeing.

Backpackers – The Generator

This is where it is at if you are touring on a budget. This might be budget accommodation but the party vibe is always top notch, and you’ll be hard pressed to get into bed before about 3am. Some of the best parties have started at The Generator Bar, and the hotel gives great rates for groups of people visiting during the holidays. Centrally located just off Russell Square, it’s a great place from which to base your London experience.

Bed and Breakfast – Kensington Court Hotel

If you want to see London but don’t want the frenzy of a youth hostel, then the Kensington Court hotel will provide a little oasis of calm amid the bustle of this cosmopolitan city. Situated in earl’s Court, the verdant suburb is quiet and tranquil and just a few minutes walk from the Earl’s Court station, which means that you’re never more than a tube ride away from all of the top tourist sites. This hotel will not bust your budget, but it does offer great accommodation for much less than you’d expect from a hotel in this area.

Bust the Budget – The Ritz

This is the epitome of British culture and tradition, and staying at The Ritz is one of the best experiences that you will ever have. Even if you don’t stay here, you have to visit the hotel just to marvel at the beautiful décor and to sit for a while in the Palm Court. There is a dress code, so don’t come in shorts and sandals. This is an establishment that is frequented by the rich and extremely famous, so you’ll be able to spot a celebrity or two having high tea in the afternoon or indulging in a meal at one of the award winning restaurants located on the premises.