England

Hotels in England

Housed on a dramatic 55 acres, the hotel may look to be out of a Knoll showroom, and the spa may be frequented by boldface names, but there are rows of wellies for visitors who have chosen not to haul their own.

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.

Opened in March 2011, the hotel is house in part of the landmark train station, with a restaurant designed by David Collins and helmed by Marcus Wareing of the Berkeley Hotel.

Formerly the Westcote Inn

Opened in 1899, this Gothic Revival masterpiece was to be London’s gateway to the Continent via a railway link to the impending Channel tunnel. Alas, financiers overshot tunnel construction by a century, rail travel declined, and the hotel fell into disrepair.

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.

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.

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