England

Hotels in England

Once a sleek furniture company headquarters, the Sanderson became a hotel in 2000 under the guidance of Ian Schrager and Philippe Starck. The team preserved much of its Midcentury charm while adding signature touches (note the Daliesque red-lip sofa in the lobby).

“Why not have some fun!” may well have been what Kit Kemp said as she released her arsenal of bold colors and supergraphic effects on the public spaces of the former American Express London headquarters in the heart of the theater district.

London chef Fergus Henderson—who revived “nose-to-tail” cooking at his St. John restaurant—debuted the 15-room property in 2010.

A few doors down Mathew Street from where the Beatles played the Cavern, is the Hard Days Night Hotel. With Beatles-themed rooms and other nostalgic kitschiness, it's just of the kind of blatant attempt at commercialization that seems bound to fail in Liverpool.

A 12th-century walled castle on 12 acres. Rooms have four-poster beds, arched windows, and antique furnishings.

Taking hotel design to an exciting new level, this Shoreditch property offers 17 unique guestrooms and suites, each of which is inspired by a major designer or design movement ranging from Andrée Putman and Josef Hoffmann to Bauhaus and Shaker.

The 133-room Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, housed in an 18th-century Georgian manor house, is sure to please country and city mice alike.

One Aldwych, a modern, independent hotel, is located in the heart of London within minutes of the city’s top sights, including West End theaters, the London Eye and St. Paul’s Cathedral.