There are many cities with unique and interesting atmosphere scattered all around the earth. But if you ask, which city is the most visited by international tourists, then most people will state London city as the answer.

Travellers who has never been to that capital of England might be wondering, what is so good about London? How come it could be the most visited city by international traveler? Isn’t city A or city B more beautiful than London?

There are many reasons why London is so charming for international tourists. This city is one of the citiy that could succesfully preserve its past image with the modern life. London has plenty buildings with interesting architectural style, beautiful gardens, astonishing museums, awesome skyline, and a long history of the royal faily; and those are just a glimpse of London charms that are ready to amaze anyone.

Not only has interesting tourism objects, London also has plenty accomodations with trendy and awesome concepts that will maximize your vacation on that Sherlock Holmes’ city. Interestingly, some of those hotels turn out to be friendly enough to your pocket as long as you pay attention to this one thing: because London is known to be one of the most expensive city in the world to live on (source) and one of the most expensive travel destination city for tourists to visit (source). Do you agree?

Let’s go checking out some trendy and awesome accomodations below. PS: estimated rates are written in USD to make it easier to imagine.

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1. Tired of Hostel with The Same Atmosphere For Over And Over Again? Perhaps You Should Try Generator Hostel London.

Generator Hostel London, via booking
Generator Hostel London, via booking

Hostel is usually recognized with the boarding-school bunk bed, narrow and crowded dormitory room, as well as various kinds of traveler from all around the world to be mixed in one same room. Such opinion is not necessarily wrong, but it is not entirely right either. At least, London has a hostel designed with super fun ambience, it is Generator Hostel London.

Hotel interior, via booking
Hotel interior, via booking

Located strategically, Generator Hostel London is really different from other regular hostels. This hostel was built with modern and fun design, with cheerful and eye-refreshing colors. Interestingly, that modern-fun-colorful concept was also combined with some touch of industrial style, so it results in a super unique atmosphere of a hotel. It might be good to pop up on your Instagram account or you can say it is Instagrammable.

Hotel interior, via booking
Hotel interior, via booking
Hotel interior, via booking
Hotel interior, via booking

Just like any other hostel in general, Generator Hostel London is equipped with some rooms for communal activities. Besides having restaurant, bar, and coffee shop, this hostel also has a games room. Guests are allowed to use the billiard table, play foosbal, or use the chess table to compete with other guests who wants to. This hostel also holds a music show regularly at the lounge area which sometimes is being merried with a DJ. It really is such a full package for budget travelers who loves having fun!

Rooms at this hostel consist of 2 type. If you want a frugal package, you can choose the dormitory of 8-12 people. Wanna be frugal yet not feeling like sleeping with many people? There is also dormitory room of 4-6 beds. Or, if you want to keep your privacy, you can rent out a private room.

Hotel interior, via booking
Foosbal and billiard table, via booking
Chess play room, via booking
Public lounge, via booking
Room, via booking
Room, via booking
Room, via booking

With so many facilities and unique atmosphere at this hostel, it seems like Generator Hostel London totally deserves for you to consider if you are currently planning to travel to London.

Address: 37 Tavistock Place, Russell Square, Kings Cross St.Pancras, London WC1H 9SE
Check in: 12.00, Check out: 10.00
Rate: starting from USD19,83/night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, coffee shop, restaurant, bar, shops, locker, vending machine, nightclub, ATM, public lounge, tour, elevator, dry cleaning, billiard table, games room, karaoke, staffs fluent in 4 languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish

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2. Qbic London City, Suits You Who Likes Unique and Uncommon Things

Qbic London City, via booking

Some travelers might like hotels with modern nuance. Some others like hundred-years-old hotels with classic vintage theme. Meanwhile, some others might prefer hotels which offer unique atmosphere to give them new experience.

If you are included on those who loves unique and uncommon things, perhaps Qbic London City suits to be your temporary residence while you are in London. This one hotel definitely has some uniqueness, starting from its location up to its interior design.

Qbic London City, via booking

Let’s start if off with its unique and different interior design. This hotel offers rooms designed in uniqe and creative cubical concept. The rooms consist of with-window type and without-window type. But even if you get the without-window one, you wouldn’t need to worry about feeling bored or suffocating while you are inside the room.

The room interior was designed very attractively, with some touches of nicely-created decorations on every corners. Anyway, it might just gonna be a place for you to sleep on at this hotel, considering that London is too interesting to explore with half of heart.

Smart Room (without-window)

Room ambience, via qbichotels
Room ambience, via qbichotels
Room interior, via booking

Cozy Room (standard double)

Room ambience, via booking
Room ambience, via booking

Fun Room (large double)

Room ambience, via booking
Room ambience, via booking

The uniqueness of this hotel interior is not just on its room design. All of its public spaces were also designed just as great: chic and homey. The matching nuance can be found on its resto area, which will make you feel comfy to hang in there for a very long time and to chitchat with other guests. To give a glimpse of image more accurately about the atmosphere at Qbic London City, please just check out the images of its public spaces randomly as below:

Ambience, via booking
Ambience, via Qbic London/facebook
Ambience, via Qbic London/facebook
Ambience, via Qbic London/facebook
Ambience, via Qbic London/facebook
Ambience, via Qbic London/facebook
Ambience, via Qbic London/facebook

And as for the location, Qbic London City is located on an attractive neighborhood with lots of street food stalls, and is not far from many art galleries, boutiques, and night clubs. In another word, this hotel is on a strategic location and is more than just a regular tourist spots. So, what excuses are you looking for to not stay at Qbic London City while you are in London?

Address: 42 Adler Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 1EE
Check in: 15.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: starting from USD123/night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, coffee shop, restaurant, bar, bike rental, public lounge, concierge, elevator, staffs fluent in 11 languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Lithuanian, Russian, Polish, Estonian, Latvian, and Romanian

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3. After Knowing CitizenM London Bankside, You Might Not Be Able to Think Of Other Trendy Hotels in London.

Lounge di CitizenM London Bankside, via booking

There are many trendy and happening hotels in London. But if you talk about trendy hotel with complete package, starting from its interior ambience, strategic location, and pretty friendly rates, then you really need to include CitizenM London Bankside on your travelling list.

CitizenM London Bankside is a 4-star hotel located super strategically. This hotel is only a few minutes of walking from many centers of crowd in London, such as 6 minutes of walking to Southwark, 4 minutes of walking to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Tate Modem, 6 minutes of walking to Borough Market, and so is Southwark Bridge which can be reached on 6 minutes of walking.

Seating area and book shelf, via booking

But, the main attraction of this hotel is not just its strategic location. This hotel, which was built in trendy and contemporary design, also has several facilities to support the guests’ comfort, such as private check-in and check-out facility (you can do it through the machines provided), lounge equipped with book shelf (guests can buy those books or buy it to send to other person), and public lounge designed with modern style. So does the dinning area which was designed with some elements of modern art, resulting in a room with unique and creative appearance.

Hotel interior, via booking
Express check-in and check-out facility, via booking
Other room, via booking
Other room, via booking

What about the bedrooms?

CitizenM has 192 rooms designed with interesting concept. Every room is equipped with a tablet to control many things – from lightning to TV channel – and eash room has a king-size bed to fill the whole room. Yes, the rooms at this hotel are not so spacious, and the width is just as wide as the bed.

But since every room is equipped with a full-size floor-to-ceiling window, then you wouldn’t need to worry about getting a claustrophobia attact while you are inside the room. Every room also features bathroom with high-pressure shower which claimed to be able to give you a maximum refreshment to cast jetlag.

Bedroom and bathroom, via booking
Desk and laptop, via booking
Room interior, via booking

Other extra, CitizenM also has some other facilities to support the guest’s activities. If you visit London for business and require a meeting room, this hotel also has several meeting facilities with modern design. And, don’t miss out the chance to relax on its fun outdoor spaces, or to taste various dishes on its canteen which operates 24/7.

Meeting room, via booking
Meeting room, via booking
Outdoor space, via booking
Outdoor space, via booking
Outdoor space, via booking

Address: 20 Lavington Street, Waterloo and Southwark, London SE1 0NZ
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: starting from USD109/night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, concierge, facilities for difabled, bar, elevator, business center, express check-in/check-out, meeting facilities, shops

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4. The Ampersand Hotel, A Real Proof That Awesome Trendy Nuance Can Be Combined With Classic Style.

The Ampersand Hotel, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
The Ampersand Hotel, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook

Normally, the word “trendy” and “cool” usually comes with modern nuance. But you can find a slightly different atmosphere  at The Ampersand Hotel. This 5-star hotel on South Kensington is definitely different with other cool and trendy hotels which are mostly new hotels. The Ampersand Hotel has been built on 1888, which means it is already 128 years old. How awesome could that be?

Even though the hotel is pretty old, don’t expect you will see an aged building. On the contrary, this hotel has been renovated by still keeping its old-school elements. You could totally feels the victorian architectural style from both of its exterior and interior.

Hotel exterior, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Hotel exterior, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook

Interestingly, although the interior is portraying a strong classical style, tourists will instantly feel that the existence of a main twist once they step inside the hotel area. Generally, classic style is identical with gracious and elegant colors such as gold, white, or cream.

But this hotel interior is so different. At some parts, there are still some traces of interior with gracious and elegant syle in the nuance of cream color. But on some other corners, various classical furniture are matched with eye-catchy bright colors, even though you will still feel the gracious aura since the combination is matched perfectly.

Hotel interior, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Hotel interior, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Interior of The Drawing Room (a room to enjoy afternoon tea), via booking
The Drawing Room, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
The Drawing Room, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook

The Ampersand Hotel doesn’t only have interesting interior and exterior design. This hotel also offers other facilities which are just as nice as the interior. Apart from having restaurant serving various Mediteranian cuisines, this hotel also has games room and library. And, if you want a more private dinner, you can rent out a private dining area on the library, games room, or wine cellar.

Restaurant, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Restaurant, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Restaurant, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Restaurant, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Bar, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Bar, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Games room, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Games room, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Private dining room at the library, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Private dining room at the library, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook

For the rooms, this hotel has 11 rooms designed by paying attention to 5 main concepts: plants, musics, geometry, ornithology, and astronomy. Those concepts are combined in Victorian style with modern elements. It results in a room with classical style, but has such modern and trendy color nuance. The choices of room are varied in several types: single, double, superior, deluxe, deluxe studio, and suites.

Superior room, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Superior room, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Deluxe room, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Deluxe room, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Deluxe Studio, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Deluxe Studio, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Deluxe Studio, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Deluxe Studio, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Suite Room, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Suite Room, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Suite Room, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Suite Room, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Suite Room, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook
Suite Room, via The Ampersand Hotel/facebook

To conclude this segment, this hotel is also strategically located. From this hotel you only require 2 minutes of walking to reach South Kenshington, 5 minutes of walking to London Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum, and 3 minutes of walking to Natural History Museum London. How cool is that?

Address: 10 Harrington Road, Chelsea, London SW7 3ER
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: starting from USD199/night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, business center, facilities for difabled, elevator, bar, concierge, restaurant, 24-hour room service, meeting facilities, dry cleaning, laundry, money changer, babysitting, fitness center, table tennis, valet parking

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5. Because Cool and Trendy Doesn’t Have To Be Colorful, Monochromatic Color Lovers Could Check On Ace Hotel Shoreditch As An Option of Staying While In London.

Ace Hotel London Shoreditch, via booking

Who said that modern and trendy color nuance could only be acquired through a massive colorplay? Sometimes, even calm and monochromatic colors could create some trendy and modern impression as well. Don’t you believe it?

Entrance, via booking

Ladies and gentleman, let’s get to know with Ace Hotel Shoreditch. This hotel is undoubtfully different with other trendy hotels mentioned before, which were identical with colorful interiors.

Ace Hotel Shoreditch tends to use monochromatic colors on its interior design, with a little bit of bright color as an accent. But, if you see this hotel’s interior, it might be hard to disagree that this hotel really deserves to counts as an awesome and trendy hotel.

Receptions, via booking
Hotel interior, via booking
Hotel interior, via booking
Hotel interior, via booking

Monochromatic image is also portrayed on the bar and restaurant area. It is strongly dominated in grey, and has a little bit of black accent on some of the accessories. Luckily, the bar area also has some green elements so the room doesn’t feel cold. Even lamp at this area is hanged like those in the movie, to add up the decorative elements to the space.

Bar, via booking
Bar, via booking

In line with its interior hotel concept, the room interiors were also designed in dominant monochromatic nuance. The colorplay emerges from the non-permanent decorations such as the selection of bed cover, pillow sheet, and other minor things.

Interestingly, some furnitures chosen at the room feels to be unique and uncommon, such as the selection lamp model with hanging lamp and spotlight lamp, cables intentionally got exposed on the ceiling, and the cupboard model that reminds you to the office ambience. The pictures of room ambience can be seen in a parade of photos below:

Room ambience, via booking
Room ambience, via booking
Room ambience, via booking
Room ambience, via booking
Room ambience, via booking
Room ambience, via booking

To conclude this segment, this hotel is located on the district famous with its creative image. Around the hotel, there are plenty of theater, fashion center, as well as Brick Lane Market which becomes the creativity landmark for artists all around the world. But if you are still too lazy to explore the neighborhood, you can simply hang out at the hotel area while enjoying the skyline of London as a choice of fun activity to kill time.

View from the hotel, via Ace Hotel London Shoreditch/facebook

Address: 100 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 6JQ
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: starting from USD191/night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, bar, coffee shop, restaurant, shops, nightclub, facilities for difabled, tour, laundry, dry cleaning, concierge, elevator, bike rental, fitness center, sauna, staffs fluent in 6 languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Spanish

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