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Decent pub hotels, which are hotels above pubs, are a dying breed in London. Here, sizable, good-value rooms feel like they were lifted from a business hotel. Think decent-size bathrooms with tub/showers, rose-colored bedspreads matching painted accent walls, a lift, and ice machines—rare as diamonds in the U.K. You’ll pay around £150 for advance bookings and rates rarely crack £200, which is a big deal for someplace so central: 5 minutes from the Tate Modern and just over Blackfriars Bridge from the City. Some rooms can be conjoined for families.