Wondering where to stay in Brixton? Discover all the best hotels in one of London’s most happening neighbourhoods.
If you’re looking for a hotel in Brixton, we don’t blame you. The area is a hub of fabulous bars, cool restaurants and fun places to hang out. And a Brixton hotel will guarantee that you’re right in the midst of the action.
It’s also got good access to the city centre via the Victoria line, meaning that whatever your reason for staying in London you’ll never be too far from the main sites.
But where in Brixton should you stay? Read on for the best Brixton hotels.
Best Hotels in Brixton: At a Glance
|Best Best Hotels in Brixton – Top Picks||Hotel|
|Best Overall Hotel in Brixton||The Half Moon|
|Best Budget-Friendly Hotel in Brixton||The Maiden|
|Best Hotel in Brixton for Comfort||Peaceful Space Homestay|
|Best Hotel in Brixton for Location||Your Apartment|
The Best Best Hotels in Brixton
This hotel is actually a series of short term rental apartments of varying levels of swank. You can choose from humble-but affordable digs, or splash out on a deluxe suite to really kick your London holiday off in style.
All the rooms come with amenities like washing machines and kitchenettes. At Your Apartment, the TVs also come preloaded with Netflix if you want a quiet night in.
As for location, you’re no more than 500 metres away from the main strip, where you’ll find everything interesting that Brixton has to offer, and the tube stations heading towards London’s centre.
The Half Moon
About a ten minute bus ride off Brixton’s humming centre, you’ll find the Half Moon – a charming, highly-rated hotel in the classic British style. What can you expect? Well ornate rooms with freestanding bathtubs and a flavour of rustic charm.
The hotel itself is a short walk from Brockwell Park, Brixton’s biggest green space (and one that has a pool in case you’re coming in summer). Staying this touch further out from Brixton’s centre also means that you’re closer to the quieter side of town, if that’s what you’re after.
The Windmill On the Common
For a whole lotta luxury and a good choice of rooms you might need to head a little further south of Brixton to The Windmill On the Common.
Though this hotel is actually in Clapham, you’re not far from the action. A short walk, bus ride or a couple stops on the tube and you’ll be right in Brixton.
The Windmill offers an excellent answer to the trade off of being a bit further out: Full English breakfasts in the morning, 36-inch flat-screen TVs in the rooms – Sky Plus installed – and a charming pub on the ground floor.
Tulse Hill Hotel
Set inside a gorgeous Victorian-era building, the Tulse Hill Hotel is period only in its brickwork. Rooms have been brought right up to sleek modern styles but not at the loss of character. Subtle nods to the furniture and decoration of the era have been left in place.
You’ll be a 15 minute walk to the main stretch of Brixton’s action and an even shorter walk to a number of local parks and greenspaces. Downstairs the hotel serves breakfast and lunch and has a fully licensed bar for you to take advantage of after a long day exploring the city.
Peaceful Space Homestay
If you’re the type that prefers to be a bit more self reliant on holiday, but want the comfort standards of a hotel check out the Peaceful Space Homestay. You’ll have a king-sized bed, flat screen TV and en suite bathroom at your disposal, all kitted out to look chic and deliver on the comfort.
What’s more, there’s a patio – a rare treat for London accommodation – that you can use at your leisure.
Location wise, you’re just a bit south of Brixton high street, where it’s a little quieter. Getting into town should be no trouble though – the homestay offers bicycle rental to all of its guests.
Again, we’ve taken the liberty to show you somewhere a little bit further from Brixton’s centre, but still close enough to hop on the tube for a stop and be right in the thick of it. The Gateway offers plenty of charm in its country-style rooms.
Speaking of which, the rooms are uniquely decorated and we’ll be honest, a couple of them do look a little bit like your granny’s spare room. But they’re clean and spacious nonetheless.
The only thing to note is that this hotel doesn’t have a lift – something to be aware of when booking!
Looking for low-budget hotels near Brixton? You can’t beat The Maiden. Just a short walk away in Oval, this hotel is clean and comfortable, but won’t break the bank.
What’s more, being north of Brixton you’ll also have the bonus of being a few stops closer to central London on the tube line.
Rooms still come with Wifi, satellite TV and basic amenities like tea and coffee. You’re not going to get the Ritz, but then again, you’re not going to pay Ritz prices.
Hotels in Brixton: Practical Tips
- It’s hard to find availability in Brixton, the rooms are in high demand. Consider staying somewhere a little outside of Brixton like one of the options in Clapham or Tulse Hill. You’ll have the added bonus of a bit of peace and quiet.
- Looking for things to do in Brixton, places to eat and drink? Check out our Brixton area guide.
- Can’t find anything you like in the Brixton guide. Why not expand your search?