England

Hotels in England

With history dating back to 3,000 B.C. (pottery found on the grounds), this hotel has played many roles: residence, boarding school, secret military headquarters, and gardening school are just a few.

The historic Egerton House Hotel is housed inside an 1843 building in the heart of London’s posh Knightsbridge district near Harrods and Harvey Nichols. The 28-room hotel prides itself on offering guests an exceptional blend of modern features and opulent, Old World charm.

Many a rebellious lad, from Oscar Wilde to Keith Richards, has spent time within the confines of 19–21 Great Marlborough Street—the present-day site of the 116-room Courthouse Hotel Kempinski—not as hotel guests, but as defendants in what was the United Kingdom’s second-oldest magistrate court.

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.

Set in the heart of the upscale neighborhood that shares its name, the Kensington is easy walking distance from Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, and both the Natural History and Victoria & Albert museums.

Dolce & Gabbana often uses the 18th-century town house turned design studio as a set for photo shoots. Above the public salons and a postage-stamp garden, the two bedrooms are filled with vintage discoveries from Portobello Road and Paris's Clignancourt market.

Overlooking the River Thames in quiet Canary Wharf, this luxury hotel offers a peaceful stay for both business and leisure travelers, with families included.

Steps from boutiques like Prada, Hermès, and Christian Dior, The Cadogan’s Sloan Street address is convenient for shoppers. A 2007 refit spruced up the century-old Edwardian townhouse’s guest rooms and public spaces, including its drawing room, where afternoon tea is held daily.

On a cliff overlooking Bristol Channel, this cozy, five-bedroom cottage is a short walk from the century-old Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse.

Located near Hyde Park, this 58-room family-run hotel consisting of four adjoining townhouses is outfitted in Louis XV-style furniture and sparkling chandeliers. During your stay, pretend to live in an old-fashioned world where tea is served at 4 p.m.