The Mercedes driver crossed the finish line with the fastest qualifying time of 1:26.600, and he was quick to thank the home support at Silverstone after the race.
"I feel amazing, especially with a great crowd like this all around the track. Thank you guys, so much," he told reporters.
"This is definitely the best position to start from. I need to make sure I do it tomorrow for these fans"
Hamilton's time was half a second faster than second-placed Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari, and seven tenths up on title rival Sebastian Vettel and teammate Valtteri Bottas in third and fourth, respectively.