Top 5 places to stay

If you need to rest your head there are plenty of accommodation options in London Bridge.

1 Stay by the bridge at London Bridge Hotel

If you’re travelling by train, or want to be in the heart of the London Bridge Quarter, London Bridge Hotel is perfect. This independently run four-star property has 138 bedrooms plus suites and apartments; meeting rooms; Londinium Restaurant; and Quarter Bar and Lounge. The hotel’s development in the late 1990s unearthed many archaeological finds – they are now in the Museum of London.

8-18 London Bridge Street, SE1 9SG

2 Head to the Hilton Tower Bridge to be close to the river

Based in More London, set against a fantastic backdrop, Hilton Tower Bridge is perfect for walks along the Thames, visitng The Shard, the Tower of London and, of course, Tower Bridge itself. The hotel has two restaurants, a gym and is equally suited to business and leisure guests (there’s a kids menu, cribs and highchairs for families).

5 More London Place, Tooley Street, London SE1 2BY

3 Kip at King’s College’s halls of residence

If you’re going to be out and about exploring the area and just want a bed for the night staying in university accommodation is a great budget option. King’s College London [lets out its halls of residence accommodation] [] in the summer months to independent travellers and groups, as well as conference delegates. There are 769 single rooms with ensuites at Great Dover Street, just a short walk from Bermondsey Street, Weston Street and Borough.

165 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4XA

4 Mix the old with the new in a Maltings Residence Tower Bridge apartment

While apartments are particularly good for groups of friends and families they’re perfect for anyone – particularly as each room at Maltings Residence has a separate living and bedroom area and fully equipped kitchen. Located on Tanner Street/Tower Bridge Road, Maltings Residence is built around a historically restored Grade II-listed warehouse, once the Sarsons vinegar factory.

4 Maltings Place, 169 Tower Bridge Road, SE1 3JB

5 Sleep at the Shard’s Shangri-La Hotel

It’s one thing to visit the Shard but staying the night is truly special. Shangri-La’s first UK hotel occupies the 34th to 52nd floors of The Shard and there are ample opportunities to marvel at the city. The hotel is literally the height of luxury – all bedrooms have floor to ceiling windows and on level 52 you’ll find an indoor infinity pool as well as stylish cocktail bar Gong.

31 St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9QU, United Kingdom