If you’re looking to stay in London without breaking the bank, then there are always great options if you look outside of zone one. The Dorsett in Shepherd’s Bush launched last year and fits the bill nicely for a stylish yet budget friendly London stay, overlooking the green and right next to Shepherd’s Bush Empire – so close that we could see into the artist dressing rooms from our window.

The rooms are clean and spacious and are decorated in a Chinese style in a nod to the brand’s Asian origins in Hong Kong, China and Malaysia. It was great to have floor to ceiling windows all around as we were treated to some picture perfect views of the summer sunset over London. Rooms are bang up to date with the latest technology too, including an iPod dock for playing tunes, flat screen TV and, best of all, a smartphone for guests to use throughout their stay. This includes phone calls, internet, and even a built in London city guide which is a very nice touch indeed.

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The Dorsett also has a great Chinese restaurant, Shikumen, which serves banging dim sum and peking duck and is well worth a visit. Outside the hotel, there is Westfield a 5 minute walk away, the tube will take you into central London in 10 minutes, and just down the road is Chiswick and Kew Gardens too.

Treat yourself to a stay at the Dorsett by using the code ‘Jules15’ to receive a 15% discount on bookings made up to 22nd September.

58 Shepherds Bush Green, W12 8QE