So that plane ticket to London is already booked, but you have no idea where to stay? Don’t fret! We've narrowed 8 places to stay in this English city near halal food ?
The United Kingdom is home to more than 2.1 million Muslims, and to get a mosque, halal eatery or Muslim-friendly accommodation is never difficult! ?
1. Imperial Court Studios
This basic apartment is a good base to explore the capital city of UK. It's located just 100m away from Bayswater Tube station and within walking distance to Hyde Park. Being a budget-friendly apartment, this is a great option for those looking to save on accommodation.
Inside the property, guests will find basic facilities and services including free Wi-Fi in all rooms and a family room. This is one option nestled around the district that offers travellers a holiday with a plethora of halal food options and supermarkets! ?
Rates: From USD110
Address: 77 - 79 Inverness Terrace, London, W2 3JT
2. Alexandra Hotel Paddington
Surrounded by a myriad of historical and cultural attractions, this is a quiet and comfy accommodation nestled at a prime central location. Interestingly, this building was a family townhouse in the 1890s! It has then been modernised and underwent renovation to become the Alexandra Hotel it is today. It also has a lift! ?
With ornate carvings and designs together with vintage interior décor, this hotel is located just 200 metres away from Paddington station, which is a haven for halal food. Even the fast food outlets Subway and KFC are halal at this area if you are craving for some fried food or subs! If you walk a bit further, you will be able to find Tukdin, a cheerful, homely Malaysian restaurant too.
Rates: From USD107
Address: 159 - 161 Sussex Gardens, Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom, W2 2RY
3. Hilton London
This world-renowned Hilton brand hotel is conveniently located near Edgware Road tube station. With top class facilities such as a 12.5-meter swimming pool, steam and sauna, guests will definitely be well taken care of. Those staying at the top floors will get to enjoy London’s stunning city skyline.
Little Cairo area is within walking distance from Hilton where travellers will be spoiled for choice. With the proliferation of Middle Eastern cafes and halal eateries peppered around, finding halal food options is not difficult. ?
Rates: From USD152
Address: 225 Edgware Road, Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom, W2 1JU
4. La Suite West – Hyde Park
Nestled 100 metres from Bayswater Tube station, and 200 metres from Queensway station, La Suite West is an ideal accommodation for fun and relaxation. The rooms are tastefully structured and designed to exude a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. With facilities such as the fitness centre and garden, guests will love staying at this boutique hotel. ??
With the stretch of halal restaurants available just a few steps out of the hotel, you will have a hard time deciding a place to eat! Awarded one of the top choice of Agoda travellers in 2015, we recommend this homely accommodation!
Rates: From USD138
Address: 41 - 51 Inverness Terrace, Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom, W2 3JN
5. Holiday Villa Hotel
Holiday Villa Hotel is part of a Malaysian-run company (you might have heard of one located at Johor Bahru!). Close to amazing attractions that London has to offer such as the bustling Portobello Road and Oxford Street, this hotel also accommodates a Halal Malaysian Restaurant. This homely hotel has a lift and is even wudhu friendly – its tap water in the rooms are on your knee level.
Rates: From USD130
Address: 37 Leinster Gardens, Bayswater, Westminster, Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom, W2 3AN
6. The Bridge Hotel
Located at the heart of London, this beautiful hotel is a great accommodation to stay if your itinerary is filled with sightseeing activities – it has an easy access to theatres, the London Eye and The Shard.
Best part is the hotel has an exclusive Halal menu! The hotel’s Persian restaurant has a variety of halal meals that will keep you full for a day to tour London city. If you love shopping, check out these 5 shopping streets in London near halal eateries too!
Rates: From USD88
Address: 30 Borough Road, Southwark, London, SE1 0AJ, United Kingdom
7. Bermondsey Square Hotel
Also another top choice of Agoda travellers in the year of 2016, Bermondsey Square Hotel is a halal gem in central London. Located in the vicinity of famous attractions including Borough Market, Tower of London and Tower Bridge, this Muslim-friendly hotel is every modern Muslim’s dream.
Credit: Bermondsey Square Hotel on Facebook
The food served in the hotel is a modern British cuisine with halal options – just remind the friendly staff of your dietary requirements. The Grill & Bar Restaurant is also non-alcoholic and provides a Muslim-friendly atmosphere. Interestingly, this hotel was bought by a businessman who is Muslim in 2014 and since then, it has been operating under a halal-friendly principle.
Rates: From USD204
Address: Bermondsey Square, Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 3UN, UK
8. The Landmark Hotel
Looking for classic English charm in a prime location? The Landmark London is the one for you! Awarded as top choice by Agoda travellers in 2016, this luxurious hotel boasts award-winning teas. What makes it extra special is the Muslim-friendly services such as Arabic TV channels, access to copies of the holy Quran and halal food, and they even offer its own Middle Eastern menu!
The Winter Garden Restaurant at the hotel also has halal meat – but remember to tell the staff for halal options. For a quintessential British afternoon tea, dine here for a memorable dining experience! For other halal-friendly afternoon tea options, you can pay these places a visit!
Rates: From USD377
Address: 222 Marylebone Road, Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom, NW1 6JQ
Bookhalalhomes is a Muslim-friendly accommodation booking website which started two years ago to help travellers find home stays with families sharing common Islamic beliefs and values. This platform offers private accommodations all over the capital city which is vetted to confirm its suitability for Muslim travellers.
There is a large variety of halal food and Muslim-friendly accommodations in London for you to have that unforgettable trip. With non-stop flights to London starting from SGD199, there’s no reason for you to get your family and friends together with you to head to this amazing English city!