London is one of Western Europe's classic destinations, full of exciting attractions for every type of traveller! However, that popularity also means it can get pretty expensive to visit, especially if you're looking for accommodations in an accessible and convenient location. Add in finding halal food nearby, and it can feel impossible to find something that isn't extravagantly expensive.
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Well, there's no need to worry anymore - we've gathered 10 accommodations near some of London's best halal eateries, and they cost as low as £49! To help plan your London adventure, we've curated the best accommodations near halal food for extra convenience!
1. YHA London Oxford Street Hostel
Credit: YHA London Oxford Street on Facebook
Whether you’re with a bunch of friends or your family, YHA London's range of affordable hostels is absolutely perfect for you. Just steps away from the bustling Oxford Street in the upbeat Soho area, this YHA hostel has a lot to offer if you want to be close to the energy and excitement! Opt for double to quadruple rooms, or dormitory-style beds complete with Wi-fi access and a laundry area. You're a short walk away from the Carnaby and Covent St Markets and the renowned British Museum.
Address: 14 Noel Street, London, W1F 8GJ
Contact: +44 345 371 9133 or email [email protected]
Nightly rate:From £49 on Agoda
Nearby halal food: Poppie's Fish and Chips
Credit: @popsfishnchips on Instagram
Halal status: Serves seafood options. Please note that Poppies uses an alcohol-free batter for its fish and chips. The restaurant serves other meat dishes (namely chicken and sausages), which are non-halal, however, you can request for your fish to be fried separately. Poppies also serve alcoholic drinks. We recommend that you dine at your own discretion.
Address: Please refer to their website for the respective addresses for all three locations.
2. so hostel
so hostel is another simple and dressed-down option available for the budget-conscious traveller, located in the heart of the busy Soho neighbourhood itself. True to the vibrant character of the neighbourhood, the Soho Theatre is just a short walk away, where you can watch the latest up-and-coming theatre, comedy, and musical acts all in one spot. If you're looking for something more classic, the theatre district is nearby too, including the Price Edward Theatre, the Nimax Palace Theatre UK, and the famous Curzon Soho.
Apart from the eateries mentioned above, try out the lobster at the famous Burger and Lobster (pictured) nearby. While the meat used here may not be halal, the generous helpings of seafood make it a must-try while you're in the city. Another famous eatery nearby is Dishoom, which uses halal chicken and lamb in its dishes (cooked separately from pork and alcohol). Dishoom is famous for its mix of traditional Indian flavours with creative fusions such as chocolate chai, date and banana porridge, masala prawns, and spicy lamb chops.
Address: 91 Dean St, West End Soho, London W1D 3SY
Contact: +44 0208 821 5154 or email [email protected]
Nightly Rate:From £76 on Agoda
3. St Christopher's Inn London Bridge - The Village
St Christopher's Inn is another popular budget accommodations franchise, with several establishments across the city. Each hotel includes a variety of rooms ranging from individual capsules to doubles - perfect whether you're travelling on your own or with a friend! This particular St Christopher's Inn is near the famous Borough and Maltby St Markets, and is just a short 500m walk away from the iconic London Bridge!
Just down the road is the Borough St outlet of the Wrap It Up franchise (pictured), which sells generous servings of wraps and kebabs inspired by international cuisine. Whether you're craving Korean, German, or Lebanese they'll have the perfect meal waiting for you! Walking further down towards the Tate Modern will bring you to Tibits, a vegetarian/vegan eatery that serves up seasonal menus with only the freshest produce.
Address: 165 Borough High St, London SE1 1HR
Contact: +44 (0)207 939 9710 or email [email protected]
Nightly Rate:From £95 on Agoda (Do note a minimum of 2 nights stay is required)
4. Alexandra Hotel
Credit: The Alexandra Hotel
The Alexandra is located in Paddington, which is right next to Bayswater. Small but comfortable, the hotel is notable for being located inside an actual Victorian-era townhouse! The rooms themselves are cozily decorated with a more traditional style, and the hotel is near the major Tube stations of Paddington making it easy to get around the city. Masjid Salahuddin is also just down the road from the Alexandra, making the hotel truly one of the most convenient choices on this list.
Paddington is another neighbourhood that has several notable Malaysian restaurants within it. Tukdin (pictured) is a small family-run restaurant dedicated to showcasing the flavours of Malaysia - serving up favourite dishes including sambal terung (aubergines in chili paste), mee bandung and nasi lemak. The Satay House has also served up Malaysian cuisine in the area for over 30 years, and you can dig into familiar dishes such as roti canai, nasi goreng, and of course satay! Melur is another restaurant serving up Malaysian and Indonesian cuisine with a French twist - though the dishes are all Southeast Asian favourites, the decor and service is a touch fancier with traditional French service. So you can enjoy some sambal sotong, sambal udang, beef rendang and even the famous ABC (Air Batu Campur, a sweet dessert comprising of shaved ice) in comfort! To add something different from all these Malaysian restaurants, why not try out the Persian cuisine at Patogh too? This Muslim-owned establishment is where you can find naan, hummus, skewers, and so much more at an affordable price. For a restaurant in such a central neighbourhood of London, its prices are definitely great value for money!
Address: 159 - 161 Sussex Gardens, Hyde Park, London, W2 2RY
Contact: +44 20 7402 6471 or online form
Nightly Rate:From £49 on Agoda
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5. Mayfair Guesthouse
Mayfair is one of the higher-end neighbourhoods in the entire city, which makes it so amazing to be able to find a room there for under 100 pounds! The Mayfair Guesthouse is small but elegantly decorated, with spacious rooms and luxe finishings. Budget-conscious travellers who still want some luxury during their stay will want a room here, especially since it's so close to Hyde Park, the Buckingham Palace Gardens, and the small but worth-a-visit Shepherd's Market.
Michelin-starred Benares is famous throughout London for its contemporary British twist on some traditional Indian flavours. The smart-casual restaurant serves halal chicken and lamb as well as seafood, including smoked tandoori lamb cutlets, Delhi-style tandoori chicken, and chargrilled Scottish salmon. If you prefer Lebanese dishes, head over to Al Hamra which has served traditional dishes ever since 1984. Here, you can dig into different varieties of lamb kofta, chickpeas fatteh, and even king prawns that will leave you feeling satisfied!
Address: 41 Curzon St, Mayfair, London W1J 7UB
Nightly Rate:From £143 on Agoda
6. Berjaya Eden Park London Hotel
This hotel is the perfect place to head to if you like being near history and culture without being in too busy a neighbourhood. The Bayswater neighbourhood is right next to Kensington where British royals live, and you're also only a short distance away from attractions such as Harrods, Hyde Park, and the Insta-worthy Natural History Museum. The hotel itself is highly rated and well-furnished, promising you a stay that's well worth the price!
Nearby Halal food:
Bayswater is also known for housing significant Arab and Muslim communities. You'll find an endless choice of eateries here such as the Malaysia Hall Canteen (pictured), which is actually located within the Malaysian High Commission Student Department but has gained a reputation for the most authentic Malaysian food throughout the entire city! As the Canteen has stepped up security measures recently (officially requiring visitors to either be Malaysian or be accompanied by a Malaysian) if you fail to secure a seat there you can head over to Noodle Oodle a short walk away, which serves up halal Shanghai cuisine! Noodle Oodle uses only halal ingredients to create authentic Shanghai dishes that will have you craving dim sum for days to come. There's also Tinseltown nearby, an American diner chain that uses halal ingredients to bring you that classic All-American taste.
Address: 35-39 Inverness Terrace, Bayswater, Hyde Park, London W2 3JS
Contact: +44 20 7221 2220 or email [email protected]
Nightly Rate:From £99 on Agoda
7. Noteworthy Kensington Studio (Airbnb)
The Kensington district is usually one you can't find budget accommodations in - besides housing British royals, the area in general is a little fancier and even contains some of London's classic attractions such as Hyde Park and the V&A Museum. However, this amazing Airbnb near Kensington Palace is a lucky find if you manage to book it early! The Airbnb comes with a washer, dryer, and even a kitchen so you can whip up your own meals if the surrounding restaurants seem a bit too pricey for your wallet. The hosts also stay nearby, so you'll be able to reach them easily for any problems or issues.
The Maroush chain operates various Lebanese restaurants around London, and Randa by Maroush (pictured) near this Airbnb pairs the best Lebanese cuisine with a comfortable atmosphere. Here, you can order not-so-traditional spins on Lebanese dishes as well, including king prawns, chicken liver, shawarma, and a whole range of charcoal-grilled main courses! If you're looking for another high-end option to treat yourself to a special meal (who says you can't be a little fancy while on a budget trip?) then head to Chakra for some Indian cuisine. You won't even recognize some of the beautifully plated Indian dishes, putting a gourmet spin on chicken tikka masala, korma, and lamb chops and kebabs.
Area: Kensington (next to Kensington Palace)
Nightly Rate:From £195 (Do note that available dates are limited. We recommend checking the rate with your intended dates for an accurate estimate.)
8. Studio in Euston/Regents Park/Great Portland st! (Airbnb)
Our final accommodation on this list is also another Airbnb, this time located near Euston Station and King's Cross Station, right in the middle of the city. The apartment is near some beloved attractions such as the Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4, as well as lesser-known but intriguing ones like the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. Though the apartment may be small, it has just about anything you'll need for a comfortable stay including a washer and a microwave for those late-night supper meals!
Nearby you'll find Roti King, who have made it their mission to spread their love for roti canai to London. The restaurant offers up a dizzying selection of fresh and crisp roti canai for your indulgence, including both sweet and savoury variations of the standard roti canai such as roti with cheese or roti tissue (a cone-shaped roti with sugar sprinkles and vanilla ice cream). They also deliver, so you can eat in the comfort of your apartment! There's also Mildred's next to Kings Cross Station, serving up vegetarian dishes inspired by a range of international cuisines. Here you'll be just as likely to find gochujang (Korean red pepper paste) flavoured stir fry as Caribbean jerk dishes!
Area: Marylebone (next to Regent's Park)
Nightly Rate:From £70 (Do note that available dates are limited. We recommend checking the rate with your intended dates for an accurate estimate.)
9. The Z Hotel Shoreditch
You can expect a clean and modern interior in each of the rooms at The Z Hotel. You can expect to feel cosy and relaxed as the ambience that the hotel offers views of the neighbourhood is like no other. Located in the heart of Shoreditch, the hotel is nearby many sights including The London Eye. So, you're not completely missing out on tourist attractions. If you don't feel like leaving your room, you could just travel to eat at Indigo!
Nearby Halal food: Indigo
For Halal Indian soul food, you're in luck! Indigo is nearby the hotel and offers authentic Indian flavours. From the classics like naan bread to butter chicken to pizzas and calzones, you'll be spoilt for choice when dining here! ?While Indigo is a Halal-certified restaurant, they also cater to vegetarians and offer gluten-free options too.
Contact: +44 20 3551 3700
Nightly Rate: From £90
10. NOX Hotel
Only a short walk away from the bustling South Bank Centre and the iconic London Eye, you’ll be able to find everything from culture to adventure within reach. An affordable boutique hotel with beautiful architecture, a night at NOX Hotel will make you feel like you're living a life of luxury - from marble bathroom walls to a brightly lit room, you find yourself warming up to the place in no time!
You'll find that the streets near the hotel is full of shops, and just a couple of minutes down the road is Dexter Burger And Steak a Halal street vendor that sells made-to-order burgers and wraps, perfect for takeaways and on-the-go meals! And a little further up North in Leichester Square is The Halal Guys, which as their name suggests, sell Halal authentic gyros, chicken and falafel platters!
And those are 10 accommodations near some of London's best halal spots! Even if you're on a budget, you'll definitely be able to find some great places to stay that are also near amazing halal food and even major attractions! Make sure to check out our other London travel guides to get you started! ?