City Breaks

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Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sundays: Closed
Bank Hols: 10am - 4pm

  • Take a Tour!

    Visit some of our hostels... virtually!

London Calling

  • YHA London Oxford Street
    YHA London Oxford Street

    See London at its most vibrant on a cheap weekend away or a longer city break. Soho, in all its glor...

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  • YHA London Earls Court
    YHA London Earls Court

    Cheap accommodation in a fantastic backpackers hostel close to the centre of London - an great base ...

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  • YHA London Lee Valley
    YHA London Lee Valley

    All kinds of activity breaks are available at this lakeside eco-friendly hostel. It’s in the heart...

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  • YHA London St Pancras
    YHA London St Pancras

    YHA St Pancras is a backpackers hostel opposite St Pancras International station and within easy rea...

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  • YHA London Central
    YHA London Central

    Winner of Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence, YHA London Central boasts seven floors of modern...

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  • YHA London St Pauls
    YHA London St Pauls

    YHA St Paul’s looks out onto a truly iconic London scene. Opposite St. Paul's cathedral, this back...

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  • YHA London Thameside
    YHA London Thameside

    Great, cheap accommodation for exploring London. YHA London Thameside is a busy 24-hour hostel with ...

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  • About London Calling

    You don't need us to tell you that London has lots of attractions - the Tower of London, Madame Tussauds, Big Ben…you get the picture. If you want to have enough money to see as many of these as you can on your stay in the Big Smoke, then a YHA hostel is the perfect option; cheap accommodation in London isn't easy to come by - especially when you consider the quality and general high standards our London hostels offer.

    Look through our list and you're sure to find one that suits your tastes - either in style or location. From the backpackers hostel at Earls Court in the heart of London to the stunning 17th century Jacobean mansion which houses our London Holland Park hostel, there's something for you here.

    But if the idea of joining the huge crowds at the London Eye or the London Dungeon fills you with dread, fear not - there's so much to do in the capital it's easy to avoid the hordes and still enjoy an amazing city break in London. Still not convinced? Here are a few tips for alternative London attractions that most tourists won't know about…

    The Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising

    Hidden away in Notting Hill is the Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising. Ok, so the name might not grab you, but we guarantee you'll feel the twangs of nostalgia as you look on the thousands of old designs which cover the walls here, and marvel at how the sight of an old Tango can brings back all sorts of forgotten memories.

    The Vault

    Buried beneath the Hard Rock Café is a museum called The Vault, which has some seriously cool music memorabilia, including a guitar once used by Kurt Cobain and hand-written lyrics by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Tours are free, too.

    Horniman Museum

    While the big museums pull in the big crowds, the Horniman Museum quietly goes about its business with its eclectic Victorian displays, including strange taxidermy, unusual instruments and an aquarium.

    And for when you get peckish…


    While many of YHA's London hostels do great on-site food, if you fancy eating out try getting on the Gingerline. Sign up and at 6pm you'll get an invitation to dinner at an eatery somewhere on the East London Overground. It's a great way to experience eating out in the capital.

    Inspire me

    Take a walk on the wild side with our best selection of activity centres and action adventure hot spots.

    This top selection of our finest city and town locations will have you on the go morning, noon and night.


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