Hotels in England

With locations in both Clerkenwell and, more recently, Marylebone, The Zetter Townhouse is the quintessential boutique hotel. It's quirky and lavish, the Marylebone location has just 24 bedrooms and the rooftop apartment features an alfresco bathtub.

When the Savoy opened in the heart of the theater district in 1889, it introduced many hotel firsts: the use of electricity, en-suite bathrooms, and elevators.

Drawing from its marine heritage—the hotel is set on the Southbank overlooking the Thames—this Tom Dixon-designed space evokes the glamour of a 1920s cruise ship.

A thriving destination, the Ham Yard Hotel features 91 individually designed rooms and suites, all surrounded by 13 independent stores. For the fun-loving guest there's an original 1950s bowling alley and a 190-seat cinema, as well as a verdant private rooftop bar only for guests.

Opened in 1910, The Goring Hotel is proud of its history as London's last remaining family-owned luxury hotel. It is also proud to have been chosen as the destination where Kate Middleton spent her last night before marrying Prince William.

Guy Oliver and the late David Collins lent their hands to the sumptuous interiors at the Connaught. Bespoke modern furniture sits comfortably alongside antique pieces, and personal butlers are on hand.

Creators of the Beaumont, Chris Corbin and Jeremy King are best known for their well-appointed white tablecloth restaurants, such as the Wolseley, The Delaunay and Café Colbert.

Studio 54 co-founder Ian Schrager has been taking his magic touch from nightclubs to hotels as of late, notably seen in the Fitzrovia hotel London Edition. Each of the 173 rooms and suites has its own individual look and feel.

One hundred and sixty rooms and suites set minutes from the city's bustling Piccadilly Circus. The Akasha Spa is guided by both Eastern and Western practices, and features an inviting 60-foot pool and nine treatment rooms, including one double.

The first London hotel by André Balazs (the Standard, the Mercer, the Chateau Marmont), Chiltern Firehouse features just 26 suites. The building itself is rich in character and dates back to 1887, when it was a fire station.

A contemporary art-focused luxury hotel on London's fashionable Park Lane in Mayfair. The interiors are reminiscent of the Art Deco period, realized by New York-based designer Thierry Despont. The 45 rooms have tinted mirrors and cerused mahogany and carpeting, and all face Hyde Park.

Sourcing most of its food from right on the property, the Pig functions as a less hands-on agriturismo—a fantasia of the Dirty Life for would-be back-to-the-landers.

Two 18th-century row houses—set on an immaculate lawn made for picnics—at the center of Bath’s Royal Crescent, a series of Georgian-era residences.

The village of Chalfont St. Giles is “country England” at its most quintessential, and this cozy, 11-room hotel near the Chiltern hills provides a comfortable stay near the Buckinghamshire neighborhood.