London might not quite be the city that never sleeps but it’s a bustling metropolis, especially at the weekends. The new Night Tube will make it easier to enjoy what the capital has to offer, and make choosing your hotel easier.
There may be some controversy surrounding the new service, but if it goes ahead it could make a weekend in London even more fun.
You may currently choose your hotel based on proximity to bars, clubs and other places you want to visit in the evening. You don’t always wish to walk, get the bus or pay for a taxi at the end of the night. But the new schedule will make it much easier to hop on the tube when you’re ready to turn in.
So you could stay in central London and have the freedom to explore nightlife all the way out to Zone 6. Or pick a cheaper hotel outside the centre and catch the tube in without worrying how you’ll get back.
Check out the following hotels near stations served by the Night Tube to make your Friday or Saturday night that much easier!
RE London Shoreditch – Bethnal Green, Central Line
Shoreditch is an up and coming area in terms of trendy hotels. It’s full of bars, but you might prefer to go further into central London at the weekend.
If you want a night on the town, and perhaps to continue the party in Shoreditch, the RE London Shoreditch is right near Bethnal Green station. The 4-star East London hotel is great value compared to those further into the city and the rooms have everything you need. Shoreditch is the perfect place to finish off your night in the local bars and clubs too.
St Pancras Renaissance – King’s Cross St Pancras, Victoria Line
The St Pancras Renaissance is in an ideal location for many reasons. Whether you’ve been partying in Brixton or living it up in Oxford Circus, the Victoria Line will take you right back to your hotel in time for bed.
And if you have an early train in the morning, you’re already exactly where you need to be. The luxury hotel is right outside St Pancras station, so you’ll be in the perfect position for the next leg of your journey. And The Booking Office bar is open until 3am, so you can make it back for a nightcap.
Sofitel London Heathrow – Heathrow Terminal 5, Piccadilly Line
If you’re catching a flight on Saturday or Sunday morning, you can still chance a big night out before you take off.
With the Night Tube stopping at terminals 1, 2, 3 and 5 at Heathrow, you won’t be stuck at the airport all night. You could choose a budget hotel like Yotel, but if your flight leaves from Terminal 5, spend your last night in London in style at the Sofitel. You could swan about in South Kensington all evening, then sink into a bed in a room or suite at the hotel.
Tune Canary Wharf – Canary Wharf, Jubilee Line
East London is experiencing something of a boom, and it’s great not just for cheap rates but for its own culture too.
One of Tune’s newest hotels, Tune Canary Wharf is in the perfect place for exploring the area. But if you want to go elsewhere in the evening, it’s also just a few hundred metres from Canary Wharf station. Its great value prices make it the perfect place to stay for the budget-conscious traveller, and with the Night Tube you won’t need to miss out on the rest of the city.
ME London – Embankment, Northern Line
If you would rather be based in Central London, the late tube schedule could still benefit you.
You’ll be right in the centre of the action, but with the freedom to explore London at large. The ME London is right by Embankment station. Stay on the Northern Line and you can check out Camden or change and have the whole city at your fingertips. Once you’re back at the hotel, the Radio Bar is open until 2am for one last drink.
The night is yours once the Night Tube gets up and running in September.
Photo credits: RE London Shoreditch, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Sofitel London Heathrow, Tune Canary Wharf, ME London.