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Hotels in London

Like the city itself, the best hotels in London provide their patrons with accommodations that are both sophisticated and historic, perfectly poised as jumping-off points for urban exploration. From boutique hotels, B&Bs on one of the city’s historic squares; hotels in London have rooms to suit every type of traveler.

One of the most recognizable is undoubtedly The Savoy, a fixture in London’s theater district since 1889. Since then, its more than 250 rooms have played host to dignitaries, celebrities and members of the royal family. It even hosted the Queen’s coronation ball. The Ritz London has a similarly storied history. Since 1906, it’s sat within a stone’s throw of Buckingham Palace, greeting guests with white-gloved doormen and Louis XVI-style décor. Visitors can also take high tea in its famous Palm Court Room.

The Dorchester has earned its reputation as one of the top-flight London hotels with a rich history of royal and celebrity clientele and its exclusive Hyde Park-facing locale. Its 250 rooms and suites feature antique furniture, marble bathrooms and winning views. London hotels on the more modern end of the spectrum include the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, located on the upper levels of its namesake train station. The accommodations, opened in 2011, are especially convenient for visitors traveling by locomotive.

  • 40 Winks

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    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 ... More
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    41 Hotel, London

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The staff outnumbers guests two to one at this small boutique hotel, located behind Buckingham Palace. Resembling an old-fashioned British club, th... More
  • 45 Park Lane

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The Thierry Despont-designed 45 Park Lane, located across the street from its older sibling the Dorchester, opened in the summer of 2011 as a more ... More
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    51 Buckingham Gate

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located minutes from Buckingham Palace and just south of St. James Park, 51 Buckingham Gate has 86 luxury suites ranging from one to nine bedrooms,... More
  • 57 Pont Street Hotel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
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    Andaz Liverpool Street

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    With its 19th century red brick Victorian exterior, this financial district hotel was one of the original London railway hotels. Today the historic... More
  • Apex City of London Hotel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Located near Tower Bridge, the business district, and within walking distance of two underground stations—Tower Hill and Aldgate—the Apex caters to... More
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    Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Across from Buckingham Palace, this family-owned establishment has a total of 164 accommodations, including standard rooms and townhouse apartments... More
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    B+B Belgravia

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    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... More
  • base2stay

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    At base2stay, a deceptively normal white stucco and wrought iron exterior belies a stylish interior representing one of the most innovative hotel c... More
  • Blakes Hotel, London

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Situated a stone’s throw from Regent’s Park in South Kensington, Blakes Hotel has attracted an A-List of celebrities since its 1981 opening. Design... More
  • Brown's Hotel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Luxury hotelier Rocco Forte restored this historic treasure beyond its former glory, and his sister, Olga Polizzi, transformed the public spaces an... More
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    Bulgari London

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    For the opening of Bulgari’s third property, the brand spared no expense: lacquered mahogany; polished black granite; antique jewelry on display th... More
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    Café Royal

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    David Chipperfield Architects went to great lengths to create a hotel worthy of this central location (between St. James, Mayfair, and Soho) and th... More
  • Capital Hotel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Less than a minute from Harrods and within walking distance of Hyde Park and Knightsbridge Tube station, the Capital Hotel provides one of the best... More

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