When researching our London Neighbourhoods series, we extracted a lot of data concerning each borough, including hotel prices, popularity, hotel rating and much more. Ever wondered which borough is the most expensive for a hotel stay? Or which has the best-rated hotels? Look no further, as we present our London boroughs by numbers…
Located in the heart of the city, it is of little surprise that City of London is the most expensive borough for a hotel stay. At an average of £204 per night, the borough of Westminster is the second most expensive, home to a number of luxury hotels. For the cheapest hotel prices, head far east to Newham or far west to Hammersmith & Fulham.
Although the second most expensive, the borough of Westminster is the most popular for a hotel stay. Following Westminster is Southwark and Camden (popular for its range of budget hotels); no doubt all three are popular due to their large size and central location. Although central, City of London is the least popular, perhaps due to its small size and high hotel prices.
Unsurprisingly, the best-rated hotels can be found in City of London, showing money does buy quality here. Southwark, home to a number of family-friendly hotels, boasts the second best-rated hotels on average. For value for money, visitors should head to Tower Hamlets, which is the fourth cheapest but third best-rated borough and boasts a variety of alternative hipster hotels.
From the looks of this infographic, London is dominated by Germans and Italians! There are some subtle differences here, however, with Italians showing a stronger tendency towards the western boroughs of Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham and Germans heading east to Islington, Tower Hamlets and Newham.
The highest proportion of hotels can be found in Westminster, while City of London boasts high proportions of alternative accommodation, including aparthotels, holiday homes and private apartments. A high number of B&Bs can be found on the outskirts – namely in Islington, Hammersmith & Fulham and Newham.
Unsurprisingly due the average hotel price, the highest percentage of five star hotels can be found in City of London, which also boasts the highest percentage of four star hotels. The highest proportion of three star hotels can be found in Hammersmith & Fulham, while Newham has the most two star hotels.
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