Where to Stay near Big Ben in London

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Updated: March 20, 2020
By Santorini Dave

Staying near Big Ben in London, UK.

Traffic crossing Westminster Bridge with Big Ben and Houses of Parliament in the background.

• Best Hotels Close To Big Ben: Conrad London St. James (9 minute walk to Big Ben) • St. Ermin’s Hotel Autograph Collection (12 minute walk) • London Marriott Hotel County Hall (6 minute walk)

Staying near Big Ben gives you easy access to London’s iconic cultural attractions. Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, and St. James’ Park are all within a short walk.

Boat tours can transport you along the River Thames and you can hop on and off at Westminster Millenium Pier, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, and Greenwich.

There are also several museums and art galleries within a 10-15-minute walk including the Churchill War Rooms, Jewel Tower, Tate Britain, and the Household Cavalry Museum.

Cafés, pubs, cocktail bars, and restaurants are plentiful in the neighborhood, ranging from upscale Modern European, sushi and steak houses to affordable chain pizza restaurants and fast food outlets.

It’s easy to get around via bus, taxi or the London Underground. The nearest station to Big Ben is Westminster served by Circle, District, or Jubilee Lines which transport you across London.

To reach Gatwick Airport, jump on the Circle or District Lines from Westminster to Victoria Station just 2 stops away. From here you can catch the Gatwick Express train to the airport which takes 40 minutes. If you are heading to Heathrow Airport, the Bakerloo Line from Embankment transports you to Paddington Station where you can catch the Heathrow Express train.

If you need to get to King’s Cross/St. Pancras train station for international rail departures, take the Northern Line from nearby Embankment Station.

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