Hotels in London

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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... Read More

The staff outnumbers guests at this small, sophisticated boutique hotel located behind Buckingham Palace. Resembling an old-fashioned British club, it... Read More

A contemporary art-focused luxury hotel on London's fashionable Park Lane in Mayfair. The interiors are reminiscent of the Art Deco period, realized by... Read More

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, each... Read More

With its 19th century red brick Victorian exterior, this financial district hotel was one of the original London railway hotels. Today the historic 1884... Read More

Located near Tower Bridge, the business district, and within walking distance of two underground stations—Tower Hill and Aldgate—the Apex... Read More

For families and business travelers alike, the Arosfa Hotel in Bloomsbury is the perfect spot for those on a budget. This cozy, family-run B&B... Read More

Housed in a former gentleman’s club, the Astor Court Hotel offers its guests modern comfort and homey décor for an excellent price. Base yourself in one... Read More

Across from Buckingham Palace, this family-owned establishment has a total of 164 accommodations, including standard rooms and townhouse apartments. The... Read More

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&... Read More

At base2stay, a deceptively normal white stucco and wrought iron exterior belies a stylish interior representing one of the most innovative hotel... Read More

Set in cobblestoned Spitalfields—once an area home to vagabonds and thieves, and now London’s most of-the-moment neighborhood—Batty Langley’s is the... Read More

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.... Read More

Luxury hotelier Rocco Forte restored this historic treasure beyond its former glory, and his sister, Olga Polizzi, transformed the public spaces and 117... Read More

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... Read More

Decorated like a chintz-filled country house that Bertie Wooster might share with Anya Hindmarch, this shabby-chic 52-room hotel is filled with art... Read More

A stone’s throw from London’s finest green spaces (Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens) is this 107-room hotel, once three separate townhouses occupied by... Read More

The first London hotel by André Balazs (the Standard, the Mercer, the Chateau Marmont), Chiltern Firehouse features just 26 suites. The building itself... Read More

A classic that’s as popular now as it was in the 20’s, this spot in chichi Mayfair is the epitome of elegance. The Art Deco details are... Read More

Claridge’s is British service at its best. In fact, Spencer Tracy said he’s rather go to this Art Deco property in Mayfair than to heaven when he died.... Read More

A staggering $488 million went into the purchase and restoration of this former Ministry of Defense headquarters south of Trafalgar Square. The 294-room... Read More

Many a rebellious lad, from Oscar Wilde to Keith Richards, has spent time within the confines of 19–21 Great Marlborough Street—the present... Read More

In the heart of Covent Garden and Theatreland, this secret retreat comes with a fabulously artsy milieu. The spacious 58 bedrooms and suites give a nod... Read More

The James Bond catchphrase “shaken, not stirred” is traced back to the DUKES Bar at this Mayfair neighborhood boutique hotel. Guestrooms in... Read More

For clean, no frills accommodations, EasyHotel covers the basics of a bed and a bathroom. Its trademark color, soda-pop orange, reappears everywhere... Read More

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.... Read More

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

In 2011, the Four Seasons reopened its 11-story tower near Hyde Park Corner after a 2-year, head-to-toe renovation by Pierre Yves Rochon. Rooms were... Read More

Business and leisure travelers are drawn to this cozy, late Victorian era gastropub near the historic Charterhouse complex—some even find good... Read More

A small chain of six self-catering hotels, these apartments are rented out depending on how many days you wish to stay. Studios, one-, and two-bedroom... Read More

This hotel in the heart of the city is just a stone's throw from the Tower of London. A 12-storey mid-rise, it was built in 2002 and houses 307 rooms... Read More

Tucked right behind Piccadilly Circus is the Ham Yard Hotel, the latest addition to the Firmdale Hotels stable. New in summer 2014, this Soho location... Read More

“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... Read More

Hazlitt’s, named after the essayist William Hazlitt, is housed inside a group of historic Georgian buildings dating back to 1718. This stylish, 30... Read More

Located in London's tree-lined Holland Park district, approximately 30 minutes driving from Heathrow and just a stone's throw from Kensington Park and... Read More

Located near both Kensington and Buckingham Palaces, and London’s West End theater district, the Holiday Inn on Cromwell Road is a great destination for... Read More

Luxury and a warm welcome greet guests to Hotel 41. Situated opposite Buckingham Palace’s Royal Mews, this family and pet-friendly hotel has the feel of... Read More

One hundred and sixty rooms and suites set minutes from the city's bustling Piccadilly Circus. The Akasha Spa is guided by both Eastern and Western... Read More

One block from the Paddington tube station, this 64-room Indigo property (the first outside North America) overlooks the manicured landscape of Norfolk... Read More

Located in Shoreditch manor, the Hoxton Hotel is close to the Old Street tube, Liverpool Street, and a slew of nightclubs. This no-frills hotel is known... Read More

Change has come to the InterContinental London Park Lane. The hotel’s famously posh location— between Hyde and Green parks, with regal views... Read More

Centrally located in Knightsbridge, the Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel is within a five-minute walk of major attractions, including Harrods and the Sloane... Read More

On a mellow cobblestone street in the swank Belgravia neighborhood, this townhouse-turned-87-room-boutique hotel is an easy walk to the shops of Sloane... Read More

South Beach meets the East Village at London’s cutting-edge K West Hotel & Spa. Noel Pierce, of Pierce Design International, fashioned 220... Read More

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... Read More

The look is traditional English contemporary—bold patterns and plumped-up pillows meet granite-and-oak bathrooms and sandstone fireplaces—at... Read More

Established by Sir John Smith as a building preservation charity, this organization restores and rents more than 190 landmark residences in Britain,... Read More

400-thread-count sheets, Miller Harris bath products, and at-the-ready service mean that a stay next to the Tower Bridge will be cool and comfortable.... Read More

Studio 54 co-founder Ian Schrager has been taking his magic touch from nightclubs to hotels as of late, notably seen in the Fitzrovia hotel London... Read More

Main House, named after owner Caroline Main, discreetly holds four suites in fashionable Notting Hill, each one occupying an entire floor of the... Read More

This hotel was a trailblazer of the budget-boutique trend that emerged in the late 1990’s, and it’s still one of the best, offering stylish,... Read More

Zen is the mantra at this luxurious, Asian-inflected haven that’s consistently regarded as one of the world’s best hotels. Its location,... Read More

The Mandeville Hotel is centrally located in Marylebone, a short walk from the fashionable shops on Oxford and Bond Streets. Designed by leading... Read More

Only the faintest signs of life outside can be heard from Montagu Place Hotel, a secluded, 16-room Georgian town house in regal Marylebone. A narrow,... Read More

Located in front of the British Museum in Bloomsbury, Montague on the Gardens offers a taste of Georgian London with all the modern luxuries ... Read More

From the flower planters to the bedroom pillows, MyHotel Chelsea brims with warm shades of pink. Architect James Soane of Project Orange reinvigorated... Read More

With 12 Asian-inspired suites (Chinese trunks, bamboo floors), this Mayfair hotel offers guests the opportunity to rent by the day, the week, or even... Read More

Located near Hyde Park, this 58-room family-run hotel consisting of four adjoining townhouses is outfitted in Louis XV-style furniture and sparkling... Read More

A chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce Phantom is available to rent for a Heathrow pick-up; and guests are met by a butler when arriving at this family-run,... Read More

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,... Read More

Just minutes from the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, and the Aquarium, Park Plaza County Hall is a great option for families focused on sightseeing.... Read More

Located within two miles of Hyde Park and Oxford Street, the Pavilion Hotel is a converted townhouse with 30 quirky, individually designed guestrooms.... Read More

Don’t be fooled by its location on a peaceful street facing one of London’s loveliest gardens—this Neoclassical mansion hotel may feel... Read More

Premier is a large chain in the UK, and a favorite of families on a tight budget. The rooms are clean and comfortable, no-frills, but children under 16... Read More

Part of London’s most reliable motel chain, with 18 locations in all, Premier Inn Southwark offers standardized (if bland) comfort. A short stroll... Read More

Qbic London City Hotel pairs modern design with wallet-friendly prices in Brick Lane, a neighborhood where art galleries, fashion houses, and creative... Read More

The epitome of understated chic, the Rockwell welcomes guests in a cozy reception lounge outfitted with an elegant library, vibrant flowers and even a... Read More

At the nine-room Rough Luxe, in a Georgian building in the King’s Cross neighborhood, Hotelier Rabih Hage left historical details as they were:... Read More

Once a sleek furniture company headquarters, the Sanderson became a hotel in 2000 under the guidance of Ian Schrager and Philippe Starck. The team... Read More

Visitors hoping to amp up the glam in London will be pleased by the 26 stylish yet affordable rooms at the ultra-exclusive, members-only Shoreditch... Read More

Set on the historic chelsea park that gives the property its name, the revamped 102-room Sloane Square hotel is a pared-down yet polished gem imbued... Read More

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

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... Read More

St. Pancras isn’t merely home to the Eurostar. The station’s stunning hotel was restored in 2011, and is one of the hottest places to stay in London.... Read More

Housed in a white Georgian mansion dating from 1813, this palatial hotel is set on 350 acres of parkland that include the world-renowned Stoke Poges... Read More

Newly refurbished, the Strand Palace Hotel offers a refuge for travelers keen to experience life right in the heart of London. Visitors are mere... Read More

The iron railings, brass doorknocker, and smart Georgian exterior set up the townhouse ambiance at Sydney House in Chelsea. A Grade II listed heritage... Read More

Creators of the Beaumont, Chris Corbin and Jeremy King are best known for their well-appointed white tablecloth restaurants, such as the Wolseley, The... Read More

Discreet yet stylish, this hotel is the centerpiece of so many must-dos it’s easy to forget about the elegant rooms. Downstairs is Marcus Wareing... Read More

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... Read More

Steps from boutiques like Prada, Hermès, and Christian Dior, The Cadogan’s Sloan Street address is convenient for shoppers. A 2007 refit... Read More

Guy Oliver and the late David Collins lent their hands to the sumptuous interiors at the Connaught. Bespoke modern furniture sits comfortably alongside... Read More

With a prime address on Park Lane facing Hyde Park, this grande dame embodies a posh formality that’s attracted Prince Philip (who held his... Read More

Situated on a tree-lined street between Knightsbridge and Kensington, near Hyde Park and the Royal Albert Hall, the Gore is a thoroughly British... Read More

This 69-room family-run hotel deftly balances glitz and English charm. Minutes walk from Buckingham Palace, the century-old pile has long been royally... Read More

For a taste of quintessential British hospitality, check into the family-run Goring hotel in the heart of exclusive Belgravia. Kate Middleton and her... Read More

Opened in 1910, The Goring Hotel is proud of its history as London's last remaining family-owned luxury hotel. It is also proud to have been chosen as... Read More

A thriving destination, the Ham Yard Hotel features 91 individually designed rooms and suites, all surrounded by 13 independent stores. For the fun... Read More

Check into this Shoreditch hotspot, and watch local entrepreneurs change the world from their laptops. The team behind The Hoxton Hotel promises guests... Read More

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.... Read More

The Lanesborough will be closed for renovation from late December 2013 to late 2014. ... Read More

The 380-room Victorian-era landmark (unveiled by the Prince of Wales in 1865 and still a royal favorite) has recently been restored to its storied... Read More

This stately red-brick Victorian hotel with plush, antiques-filled interiors, opposite Kensington Palace has 57 rooms, 6 apartments, 1 restaurant, and 1... Read More

Drawing from its marine heritage—the hotel is set on the Southbank overlooking the Thames—this Tom Dixon-designed space evokes the glamour of a 1920s... Read More

On a quiet street in Notting Hill is The Portobello Hotel, a neo-classical property with an impressive roster of past guests that include Gwyneth... Read More

Designed in a French-chateau style and opened in 1906, The Ritz London neighbors Green Park and Buckingham Palace. White-gloved doormen usher guests... Read More

With the feel of a private club, this Clerkenwell hotel has period charm (polished woods, fireplaces, patinaed portraits) and yet, is not one bit twee.... Read More

When the Savoy opened in the heart of the theater district in 1889, it introduced many hotel firsts: the use of electricity, en-suite bathrooms, and... Read More

This Tim and Kit Kemp property brings laid-back glamour to Soho, which was previously devoid of anywhere pleasant to sleep. Though the five-story... Read More

With three very distinct buildings, this refined property offers something for everyone: the main house, fresh from a renovation, features tastefully... Read More

With locations in both Clerkenwell and, more recently, Marylebone, The Zetter Townhouse is the quintessential boutique hotel. It's quirky and lavish,... Read More

Sister site to the nearby Zetter Hotel, this inviting Georgian property houses 13 quaint bedrooms. Huge wooden-framed beds dominate the guestrooms, and... Read More

Built in Victorian times as a banking hall, the Threadneedles Hotel fits in with Financial District neighbors such as the Bank of England's headquarters... Read More

Singaporean hotelier Peng Loh made his European debut by transforming an Edwardian town hall into a fine-dining restaurant, 98 rooms and... Read More

Unveiled in February 2011, the 192-room W London, Leicester Square has a frosted-glass façade that changes color throughout the day. Read More

Waldorf Hilton’s West End theatre district location is close to Trafalgar Square, shopping at Covent Garden Market, and scores of events. Guest... Read More

Although Gordon Ramsay is best-known as a celebrity chef, he made his debut as an hotelier in 2008. York & Albany resides in a Nash-designed... Read More

Inspired by Japanese capsule hotels and first-class airplane cabins, Yotel provides the amenities of a high-end hotel (handmade organic mattresses, rain... Read More

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