Hotels in England
“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.
Business and leisure travelers are drawn to this cozy, late Victorian era gastropub near the historic Charterhouse complex—some even find good reason to book a night in one of the six restored rooms upstairs.
Love is in the air at this reinvented Georgian manor set on 240 acres of private parkland near Windsor Castle, 45 minutes outside London. In fact, the very sentiment is spelled out in capital letters in the contemporary light fixture over the bar.
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.
Too often, bed-and-breakfast implies dingy paint and graying curtains. Enter Penny Brown, Colette Huck, and Lynne Reid, the owners of the 17-room B&B Belgravia. The trio went high style, gutting a Victorian town house in one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods.
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.
One block from the Paddington tube station, this 64-room Indigo property (the first outside North America) overlooks the manicured landscape of Norfolk Square Gardens.
Located at Berrington Hall, a Neoclassical mansion in England’s West Midlands owned by the National Trust, the so-called Triumphal Arch, a decorative two-story archway in red sandstone leading from the Hall’s rural grounds to its formal gardens, boasts a sign reading, “This property may be unsuit
This cozy B&B doubles as a gastropub. The interior is adorned with a mishmash of old wooden chairs and large Oriental rugs. It's laid back and understated, except for the food: expect imaginative dishes such as grilled John Dory with braised octopus.
Luxury hotelier Rocco Forte restored this historic treasure beyond its former glory, and his sister, Olga Polizzi, transformed the public spaces and 117 bedrooms within these 11 Georgian townhouses. It all fits perfectly into today’s London.
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.
This hotel for style-conscious urbanites is a great alternative to pricier spots in the Cheltenham area. The rooms have whimsical accents such as Panton chairs and Orla Kiely patterned wallpaper.