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Everyone should visit London at least once. New York, Paris and Beijing may take umbrage, but London is the centre of the universe, the capital of the world and the buzziest place on the planet. Those of us who love it and don't live there have to keep returning again and again, which is why the best places to stay in London are also some of the best places to stay in the whole world, with something more for most tastes and most budgets.
The whole world is represented here and people are under every roof, and through every door, and on every street doing everything you can imagine, and lots of things you can’t. And London is enormously cosmopolitan. A recent survey showed that in all but three boroughs, more than 100 different languages are spoken.
What not to Miss
Where to start should be the question. The V&A? The Natural History Museum? The Science Museum? The British Museum, the Royal Academy? The Tate Modern or Britain? Oxford Street, Regent Street, Bond Street? Knightsbridge, Kensington? The Royal Albert Hall? The Southbank? The Globe? The Thames? Hyde Park? Battersea Park, St. James’s Park, Richmond Park, Kew Gardens? These are just the headliners.
Like many major cities, there is an energy in London which is as palpable as it is infectious. The architecture is a thrillingly eclectic mix of eras and styles and history is everywhere. Sometimes that history is being made right before your eyes. Whatever your enthusiasms or age you will find weeks worth of things to interest you, many of them free. And whatever, or however, you like to eat there will be something to suit you at almost every hour of the day or night.
Where to stay
- If you're here for the museums then Kensington might be a good locale to start your accommodation search with.
- If you're here to treat yourself look at Knightsbridge, or even better, Mayfair.
- And if you're here to see a show and do some shopping choose a property in the West End.
- Hipsters and those looking for great design for great value should check out the South Bank and the East End too.
- If it's a business trip then you'll probably need to book a hotel in the City of London.
Refine your search with our Guru's London hotel collections:
- Luxury London Hotels
- The Most Romantic London Hotels
- Cool London Hotels on a Budget
- Great London B&Bs
- Best Boutique Hotels in London
- London Chic Hotels
- London Cheap and Chic Hotels
- Character Hotels in London
- Cosy London Boltholes
- Top London Hotels with Hot Tubs
From clean, but basic, youth hostels to the world's grandest properties, the list of the best places to stay in London is long. For most of us price does come into the equation (as does location), so here are some of our Guru's top picks by price bracket and neighbourhood.
The best places to stay in London
To blow the budget!
- Claridges is a London institution, one of the best hotels and arguably also one of the most beautiful. The hotel's recent refurbishment was sympathetic to the beauty of the original and the restaurant and the top floor spa have become just as popular as afternoon tea in the foyer.
- The Berkeley is a fabulous hotel opposite Hyde Park. It's been given a stunning new modern entrance, plus you'll find a rooftop spa with swimming pool (that becomes an outdoor feature when the weather allows in summer), seriously good food (Marcus Wareing's eponymous restaurant is here) and impeccable service.
- The Dorchester is another London institution, this is the kind of place to come if you want the royal treatment.
- Or, for something just as glamorous, but a bit more glossy, less fussy, try The Dorchester's sister hotel, 45 Park Lane, which has an Art Deco flavour and Wolfgang Puck's highly recommended CUT restaurant.
For under £300 per night
- Brimming full of character, Hazlitts has been converted from three Georgian townhouses in the heart of Soho. Close to nightlife, top restaurants and most of the major sights, it's the ideal base for a city break with real style.
- The Rookery is situated in trendy Clerkenwell and is a stunning conversion of three 18th century houses. The interiors are filled with classic antiques, roll top baths and open fires. A romantic haven in London's hip East End.
- A good hotel for business clients and also for the ordinary tourists, the London Bridge Hotel is perfect for those who want a base on the South Bank. A stylish and welcoming place to rest your head with great food and gym facilities.
- The Rockwell is a great value townhouse hotel, perfect for exploring the Museums in South Ken. Stylish bedrooms with oak fittings, plasma TVs etc. Great courtyard space for enjoying the warmer weather. The downside is its location on the busy Cromwell Road, but that's probably why it's such good value.
For around £100 per night
- Popular with the hipster set, The Hoxton Hotel offers prices based on easyjet principles, the earlier you book the less you pay. Stylish and arty, with a bit of an attitude this is a great option if you're a bit cool.
- The citizenM brand is another trendy, contemporary 'lux for less' option, and they now have three branches to choose from: citizenM Shoreditch, citizenM Tower of London or the original citizenM Bankside. Iconic art and furniture throughout, plus their trademark floor to ceiling windows and up to the minute gadgetry.
- Church Street Hotel is a friendly boutique hotel is in Camberwell, South London which feels like it is in South America. Brightly painted bedrooms, iron bedsteads, handmade washbasins – the vibe is summer all year round. Great value for money.
- B+B Belgravia For cheap accommodation in a top notch address, look no further. This stylish property is a stone's throw from Sloane Street and Sloane Square and is perfect for anyone on a budget wanting to explore central London. The studio apartments are a great option for families. Word of advice, if you want to stay here, book well in advance!
- The Connaught Hotel is the discreet and understated ‘grande dame’ of Mayfair, the epitome of old world Britishness, but updated to meet the needs of modern life and design. The service is incredible - there’s a veritable fleet of butlers - and you can enjoy the intimate in traditional comforts as well as a chic restaurant and bars and a world class Aman Spa.
- On a quiet side street between Bond Street and Selfridges, The Beaumont is a luxurious, Art Deco era hotel with fantastic heritage detailing and a great restaurant well known by London’s A-List. They also have a spa with a hammam, which you might need after your day shopping, and before your meal or trip to the theatre.
- Blakes is the grandaddy of all boutique hotels, a wonderfully theatrical creation wth 45 individually decorated decadent, themed rooms crammed full of wonderful antiques, interesting artwork and beautiful fabrics. Plus, of course, the restaurant is excellent and you’re peacefully, but well located, on the edge of Chelsea.
- The big, comfortably masculine Baglioni overlooking Hyde Park is mostly made up of suites and there is a highly attentive butler service, so it’s definitely one of the best hotels in Kensington for lovers of luxury. Choose a view over Hyde Park or Kensington Gardens.
- No 11 Cadogan Gardens is a hidden gem in a fabulous spot, just behind Sloane Square. The interiors are tasteful, if eclectic - Murano chandeliers, wood panelling and thick sumptuous fabrics. Small intimate public spaces - a library and drawing room - give the place a clubby feel, but not in a stuffy way. Perfect for a spot of retail therapy at the big names down the road!
- Hotelier and designer Kit Kemp's 44 room Knightsbridge Hotel is cosy and modern. Bedrooms are decorated with rich fabrics and comfortably thick canopy beds. There’s no restaurant but there’s no shortage of them in the area; and the guests' library is a soothing places to sit and recharge your batteries before going out for dinner.
- Belgraves hotel is owned by the American Thomson Group, and this is one of the best hotels in Knightsbridge if you’re looking for a quietly hip Manhattan vibe. It doesn't feel like an 85 room hotel when you are in the popular restaurant or the cleverly designed library bar which perfectly blends traditional touches with a modern layout.
The West End
- Designed by Philippe Starck, St. Martins Lane is a design classic, perfectly positioned for seeing London - you’re between Covent Garden and Leicester Square. Fashion types and rock stars love it, and it’s famous for its light effects, buzzy bar, nightclub and restaurant.
- Hazlitt’s has been a hotel since the 18th century, and was a popular spot for artists and writers. You’re on Frith Street in Soho, so surrounded by cafes, bars and restaurants and the 27 rooms are elegant and wood panelled. Unique and boutique.
- Batty Langley's maybe a relative newcomer to the scene, but it has become a go-to property for a romantic escape. Just twenty nine gorgeous rooms and suites ensure an intimate atmosphere. There's an honesty bar, and 24 hour room service for those who can't bear to leave their luxury cocoon.
- The Corinthia Hotel is a beautifully restored grand London hotel with an elegant amount of glamour and sensational service. The original features of the building, built in the 1880s, are magnificent and the modern luxuries, like the marble bathrooms complete with built in televisions at the end of each bath, don’t detract at all from its elegance. Plus there’s a wonderful choice of bars and restaurants to match. It’s a real treat.
- The Ritz is all glitz and glamour, from the dapper doorman to the wonderful neoclassical details and the incredible Art Deco Tivoli bar. The decor is luxurious in the classical sense of the word, Louis XVI style with a touch of the Belle Époque about it. It’s world famous for a reason.
- St. James’s Hotel & Club in Mayfair is a fantastic West End hideaway with 60 rooms, including a couple of really fantastic rooftop suites, and a high end restaurant.
- If there’s nothing there for you consult our Guru’s recommendations for the Most Romantic Hotels in London.
For the Ultimate City Break
- Just above Shaftesbury Avenue and around the corner from The British Museum, The Bloomsbury is a grand hotel which tastefully blends its traditions with contemporary style. There are 150+ rooms plus a glamorous bar. You’re close to the shops, the museums and galleries and the theatres.
- The Charlotte Street Hotel is a fashionable media hangout with stylish interiors, buzzy public areas and its own private cinema. It’s hip and happening and just above Oxford Street and Soho in the West End.
- The Nadler Kensington is a collection of grand townhouses converted into streamlined, designer standard accommodation. There are 65 rooms - all lit with big windows and high ceilings, and the family apartments have generous kitchenettes. A great spot close to Hyde Park and the tube.
- It seems grand but No.11 Cadogan Gardens, the eclectically styled, lavishly decorated offering just behind Sloane Square, actually has some very nice family suites. Perfect if you or your children appreciate a Murano chandelier!
- B+B Belgravia and Studios@82 is understated, contemporary and elegant. You’re close to the centre of town, in stylish Belgravia, but this kind of address means the rooms are small - but neat and cleverly compact.
- Boundary Rooms is the creation of style and design guru, Terrance Conran. It’s part restaurant, part bakery, part retro bar and part one of London’s best B&Bs. Each individually styled room is based around the work of a well known designer. Tres chic.
- The Zetter Townhouse makes the list for the best London B&Bs for its wonderfully haphazard collection of boutique rooms where wonderful antiques meet vintage treasures. There are just 13 rooms and a small bar, and the whole thing is designed as if by an eclectic aunt, who has incredible taste.
- If these don’t take your fancy check our our Guru’s complete list of Great London B&Bs.
For an self-catering flat or apartment
- If you’d prefer to stay in an apartment or private flat we recommend you visit our online partner, booking.com.
- Heathrow is the UK’s main International Airport and the second busiest in the world. It’s 23kms out from the centre of town, a tube, bus, train or cab journey away. Gatwick, the UK’s second largest airport is a bit further out of town - 47kms, and best reached by train, London Stansted is 48kms out of town, and best accessed using the Stansted Express. London City Airport is closest to the physical centre, with planes flying all the way into the Royal Docks close to Canary Wharf.
- If you want to hire a car during your stay in London or the UK we recommend you visit our online partner, Rentalcars.
- London isn’t visited for its weather, so choosing the best time to visit for you is going to be more based on why you’re visiting. Summer is great but busy. Autumn is still very nice and not too rainy - spring is usually rainier. Christmas is lovely when all the lights are up and decorations in the windows.
Still not sure which is the best place to stay in London for you?
Best Hotels in London
Batty Langley's 29 rooms from £227London (The City)
Opulent, sumptuous and quirky converted 18th century townhouse in the trendy Spitalfields district. Gorgeous over-the-top rooms and suites offer stunning traditional interiors and equally impressive bathrooms. A romantic bolthole in the city of London perfect for a cosy getaway!Sights nearby - The property is minutes from Liverpool St so there's easy access to all of London's highlights.Local markets - Old Spitalfields market is just round the cornerFull of characterRomantic - Good for couples.
citizenM Bankside 192 rooms from £91London
Trendy, contemporary "luxury for less" hotel on London's Southbank. Ideal for arty types, with iconic Vitra furniture throughout, modern art on display and a stone's throw from the Tate. Tablets in every room for mood control and a host of other goodies thrown in with the price.Sights nearby - Very close to Tate Modern and the Millenium BridgeLively - Hip and happening.Recommended by - Tablet
Hazlitt's 27 rooms from £215London (West End)
This charming Georgian boutique is full of character and literary associations since 1718. This townhouse is in thick of it on vibrant Frith Street, home to lively bars and popular restaurants. Elegant wood paneled rooms are the perfect base, relax with a book or explore town as and when you wish.Lively area - In the thick of the action.Full of characterTraditionalRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Frommers, Good Hotel Guide
The Rookery 33 rooms from £282London (The City)
Fashionable Clerkenwell is home to this intimate, period charm City bolthole which prides itself on homely atmosphere across three 18th Century houses. Rooms are full of character, classic antiques, open fires and roll top baths. Breakfast in bed or in the garden is the perfect way to start the day.Exclusive offerSights nearby - Barbican is a cultural hub worth checking out for performances, screenings and more.Lively area - In the thick of the action.Full of characterRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet
The Rockwell Hotel 40 rooms from £145London (South West)
Townhouse turned contemporary independent hotel in West London is great value for its central location, landscape garden and facilities. Modern, light rooms make the perfect base for exploring the city or visiting on business. Modern British dishes at the airy restaurant matched by a fine wine list.Exclusive offer - Save 30%Value chic - With double rooms starting from just £145 per night, it's great value for moneyLocal exploring - Location Location Location!Local markets - Earls Court is home to a local market as well as boutique shops and independent cafe.Sights nearby - Natural History Museum welcomes visitors with the skeleton of a dinosaur.Recommended by - I Escape, Tablet, Good Hotel Guide
London Bridge Hotel 138 rooms from £99London
Stylish business hotel, popular with tourists, in prime Southwark river location offers gym facilities and modern features. Chic rooms are luxurious with all the needed mod-cons. Londinium restaurant offers British cuisine, or head to the Quarter Bar and Lounge for drinks and casual small plates.Exclusive offer - Great Weekend DealsSights nearby - The view from the Shard, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London for medieval history.Local markets - Borough Market is a popular food market with Londoners and tourists alike.Views - Great views from hotelRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Frommers
Church Street Hotel 31 rooms from £90London
This wonderfully vibrant Mexican themed hotel is a shining light in Camberwell. Bright, cheerful rooms are full of character and thoughtful touches. Make sure you sample the to die for tapas, as well as the knockout cocktails in the Havana Lounge. A new wave of affordable and stylish hotels.Exclusive offer - London bargainCity Style - A totally unqiue experience with quirky and meticulously thoughtout design, bold colours and unique charm.Value chic - Excellent value for money- top quality service, decor, cuisine and vibes for a reasonable price tag.Local markets - Borough Market on the weekend is a fantastic food heaven with stalls from all over Europe and places to catch a quick bite.Great walks - South London is full of parks, walk ways and beautiful buildings full of history.Recommended by - I Escape, Fodors, Good Hotel Guide
York & Albany 8 rooms from £235London
As if the neighbourhood weren't star studded enough, this property has a host of famous names attributing their skills to it. Gordon Ramsey looks after the traditional British menu, John Nash the genius behind the striking architecture and Russell Sage the opulent, antique clad designer interiors.Sights nearby - The Sherlock Holmes Museum and Madame Tussauds are just across the park on Baker Street.Great walks - Wander over to Maida Vale along Regent's Canal.OpulentDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
The Victoria Inn 15 rooms from £93London
Set above a traditional Victorian Inn - a gastro pub located in Peckham, for a different kind of stay. Great pub food, a lively and popular bar and simple, stylish bedrooms. Located in this vibrant borough, there are many trendy bars, restaurants and clubs nearby.Foodies - For those after a modern British East End experience the gastropub downstairs offers just thatLocal exploring - Affordable accomodation just 5 miles from Central LondonSights nearby - Visit Dulwich Park or the free Horniman Museum and GardensGreat walks - Peckham Rye Park
The Windmill, Clapham 42 rooms from £129London (South Side Clapham)
Modelled on old-fashioned coaching inns, this hotel offers a relaxed, homely service. Located in Clapham Common, close to two tube stops, it is well situated for a London getaway. The nearby pub, The Windmill on the Common, is traditional, warmly welcoming and perfect for a cheery meal or drink.Local markets - London markets accessible via undergroundSights nearby - Well located for major sights.
Knightsbridge Hotel 44 rooms from £235London (South West)
Good value - for the prime area - the perfect shopaholics hotel, with eclectic contemporary designDesigner Shopping - Minutes from Harvey Nichols and Sloane Street.Outstanding locationRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Frommers
K West 219 rooms from £119London (Shepherds Bush)
Cool modern hotel just a credit card’s throw from Westfield shopping centre. Spacious rooms in classy muted tones, a compact subterranean spa, and recently refurbished public rooms, including a buzzing bar and lounge, make it perfect for out-of-town shoppers and those craving an urban spa break.Spa - Subterranean spa with wide range of therapies and pampering on offer. The hotel also has its own Nail Bar.Sights nearby - Hop on the tube at Shepherds Bush for easy access to all major attractionsSwimming Pool - Indoor hydrotherapy poolLively - Hip and happening.
Mayflower Hotel 48 rooms from £113London (South West)
Nestled in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, just next to Earls Court, this Indian infused 4* boutique is a mix of home comforts and style. Great base for restaurants, tourist attractions and the parks of London. Enjoy breakfast in the courtyard, and then hop on the tube for a day of exploring.Local exploring - The borough of Kensington and Chelsea offers a multitude of designer shopping, culture and dining.City Style - Vibrant Eastern design meets chic Western style- in an unbeatable location.Lively - Hip and happening.Lively area - In the thick of the action.Recommended by - Johansens
COMO Metropolitan London 144 rooms from £272London (Mayfair)
Perhaps the hippest hotel in London, just across from Hyde Park, with top restaurant, gym and spa and an A-list clienteleSpa - The COMO Shambhala Urban Escape offers a wide range of holistic treatments - a serene sanctuary from the frenetic city outside!Bar - Trendy Met Bar is the place to go for the fashion, media and music crowd. Come for the live DJ sets and fabulous cocktails!Restaurant - Nobu, one of London's most fashionable restaurants serves Japanese/Peruvian cuisineLively - Favourite of A listersRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet
The Laslett 51 rooms from £220West London
Stylish townhouse luxury - The Laslett has 51 boutique bedrooms, individually designed and decorated with artwork and British antiques. This chic London spot has a coffee shop, library and restaurant and is on the doorstep of Hyde Park. An elegant hotel in cool Notting Hill.Local markets - Portobello MarketSights nearby - Kensington PalaceGreat walks - Hyde ParkRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Small Luxury Hotels, I Escape
No 5 Maddox Street 12 rooms from £250London (Mayfair)
Suites only, self catering hotel in Mayfair, with state of the art audio-visuals for demanding clientsDesigner Shopping - A stone's throw from Bond StreetSpa - In-room treatments are available.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet
Qbic Hotel 185 rooms from £69London
Distinctive but simple, clean and modern hotel with quirky minimalist furnishings and good amenities. Appropriately arty spot from which to explore one of London's most cultured, multi-ethnic and inexpensively fashionable new areas.City - Well located in LondonSights nearby - All of London's highlights are easily accessible. Close to the trendy Brick LaneLively - Hip and happening.Quirky - An experience!
Number Sixteen 41 rooms from £276London (South West)
Quiet, homey but super-chic townhouse hotel in a great residential location in South Kensington - no restaurant but a charming courtyard garden.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Fodors, Frommers
The Lord Milner 11 rooms from £144London (South West)
A splendid five-star B&B, in the upmarket district of Belgravia, in central London. The rooms exude old world class and style, with beautiful four poster beds and bespoke furniture. With all of London's central attractions within easy reach, it's perfect for a romantic weekend in London.Romantic Break - The individually decorated rooms brim with romance and charm, and there is plenty to be seen and done in ultra-smart Belgravia.Sights nearby - Just a ten minute walk from Buckingham Palace and a twenty minute to Westminster Abbey.Opulent5* Luxury - Very high service standards.
Hotel Café Royal 160 rooms from £440London (West End)
A luxurious reinvention of a London institution. Spacious rooms and suites whose interiors perfectly blend the modern and contemporary with beautiful period features and bathrooms of sheer indulgence, carved from stunning Carrera marble. Good dining options and a seriously cool spa and pool.Local exploring - Perfectly situated in the heart of London with easy access to all the best sights and nightlifeSpa - Stunning subterranean spa with surely the coolest pool in townSights nearby - You can easily get to all of London's top attractions either on foot or by tubeSwimming Pool - Fabulous indoor pool
The Marylebone Hotel 250 rooms from £258London (Bayswater)
Chic hotel in the heart of Marylebone Village, ideally located for shopping, sightseeing and nightlife. Funky public spaces and contemporary classic style rooms and suites. Chill out in the 108 Brasserie and work it off in the hip Third Space health club. A cool option in the centre of town.Sights nearby - Situated in the heart of Marylebone village, within easy reach of many major attractionsSpa - Third Space health club - free entry for hotel guestsLocal markets - Marylebone weekly Farmers MarketSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorRecommended by - Tablet
Shoreditch Rooms 41 rooms from £245London
Super cool East End private members club with (small) rooms for non-members, famed for its bar, happening scene and rooftop pool.Lively - Part of the trendy Shoreditch House club in the East EndSwimming Pool - Stunning Rooftop PoolBar - Popular with locals.Roof terraceRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Kiwi Collection
The Montcalm at the Brewery 235 rooms from £133London (The City)
An excellent five-star hotel in the heart of London City district. The rooms are modern and chic with stylish furnishings and simple colour schemes. Culinary options are covered by a fine dining restaurant and a more relaxed gastropub. The perfect location for people in the City on business.Foodies - Foodies will love the range here, from local seasonal produce, to gastro pub with cask ales and afternoon tea in the lounge!Romantic Break - An ideal bolthole for a romantic weekend in London, luxorious rooms offering marble bathrooms and chic dining.Local markets - Anyone with an interest in food must check out the nearby Borough food market- a bustling spot brimming with choice.Sights nearby - Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament all within two miles.
St James's Hotel & Club 60 rooms from £270London (Mayfair)
Super luxurious and sexy West End hideaway, with a couple of magnificent rooftop suites and a high end restaurant.OpulentRomantic - Good for couples.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.TraditionalRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels
The Levin Hotel 12 rooms from £307London (South West)
Exclusive hotel in the heart of Knightsbridge, perfect for romantic breaks and shopping sprees. Large, comfortable rooms with stylish interiors and an inexplicably homely feel. The Knightsbridge Metro serves yummy British food and wines from Levin's own Vineyards.City Style - Magnificant interiors, bold fabrics, sharp lines and colourful installations, just around the corner from London's top shopping.Romantic Break - Champagne and flowers are only the start of a truly romantic occassion with the Levin Hotel.Views - Street views.Lively - Hip and happening.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels, Sawdays, Tablet
St Martins Lane 204 rooms from £299London (West End)
Buzzy, Starck designed Ian Schrager design classic, well positioned for Covent Garden boutiques and West End shows. Famous for its light effects, and popular with models.Lively - Buzzy bar, restaurant and nighclubDesigner - Philippe Starck interiorsRecommended by - Tablet, Frommers
Hotel 55 29 rooms from £79London
One of a new breed of hip 'off centre' boutique-style hotels. With Japanese contemporary design, decent size rooms, private balconies, terrace garden and great prices. Momo Japanese Restaurant is well worth checking out for its authentic cuisine and warm atmosphere.Value chic - Stylish interiors, secluded balconies, personal service, trendy bar and delicious food- all for a totally reasonable price!Great walks - Ealing Common is a hub of activity in the summer, and all year round is home to walkers, joggers and roller bladers.Local markets - Ealing Broadway has a wonderful weekly market that's well worth checking out.Lively - Hip and happening.
The Hoxton Hotel 210 rooms from £119London
This stylish City hotel fits right in to the vibrant East London scene, with the perfect mix of style and attitude. Modern minimalist rooms with garden views and unique touches. The Hoxton Grill, a local favourite is well worth checking out. Unbeatable location.Local exploring - Check out the buzzy restaurants and bars, vintage shops and yummy food markets of East London.City Style - A understated yet chic hotel in hip Hoxton- home to artists, city slickers and students.Sights nearby - Nearby Liverpool Street is where you will find the Gherkin, the Shard and other skyscrapers that make up The City's skyline.Local markets - Spitalfields Market is a great place for food stalls, boutique shops and the early risers might catch the flower market.Recommended by - Fodors, Frommers
The Ritz 136 rooms from £395London (Mayfair)
Glitz and glamour from the dapper doormen to the lavish hallways and Neoclassical features. Large beds and luxurious features make up the classically decorated rooms. The Rivoli Bar is an Art Deco lovers dream, whereas the restaurants house fine art works and British cuisine. Don't miss High Tea.Romantic Break - From your first Martini at the Art Deco Rivoli, to the final dance in the ballroom this is sure to be a weekend to remember.City Style - Louis XVI-style interiors in the heart of London with Belle Époque furnishings and opulent silk upholstered headboards.FoodiesSights nearby - Just minutes from the famed Picadilly Circus and the shows of the Westend.Recommended by - Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel
The Nadler Kensington 65 rooms from £143London (South West)
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's famously grand townhouses are converted into streamlined, designer accommodation. Light rooms with high ceilings, bay windows and ktichenettes are a good choice for longer stays. Proximity to the tube network makes it prime location.Value chic - Self catering facilities can cut your costs in half, with no compromise on style or location.Local exploring - Proximity to centre of town and main attractions makes this a great stay for local exploring.Great walks - Hyde Park is a large space in the heart of the city and offers miles of walkways and trails for cyclists.Local markets - The Acklam Village Market is open every Saturday and Sunday, come rain or shine.Recommended by - Sawdays, Frommers
Dean Street Townhouse 39 rooms from £200London (West End)
Elegant Georgian townhouse in London's vibrant Soho district. Stylish rooms are designed with panache, and focus on the young and fashionable business and leisure traveler. All British food all day at the snazzy restaurant. A true gem in the heart of the UK's capital city.City Style - Grown up and sophisticated style, in a hip part of town- think mahogany fourposters, clawfooted tubs and Farrow & Ball Duck Egg.Foodies - Mouthwatering modern British cuisine, always interesting, varied and au point. Afternoon tea is a London favourite.Great walks - Head south towards Trafalgar Square and to Enbankment where you will find the Thames - the perfect guide to mapping out London.Sights nearby - Picadilly Circus is closeby and a great place to check out what is on at the theatres in the West End.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
High Road House 14 rooms from £140London
Soho House's Chiswick outpost brings the contemporary-chic of their other properties to this leafy residential area in West London. Crisp white and wood make up the guest rooms, add a splash of vibrant colour, a buzzy bar and restaurant and you have the perfect stay.City Style - Oozing city style with a private members club, effortlessly chic interiors, lively bar and a wonderful location.Local markets - Chiswick is its own town within the city of London and there is a market on the common every weekend.Great walks - Enjoy a stroll along south-side of the Thames Embankment for some of London's most notable views.Designer - Ilse Crawford was the original designer.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Kiwi Collection
B+B Belgravia and Studios@82 9 rooms from £139London (South West)
An understated and elegant B&B, in central Belgravia. The contemporary design, self service facilities and unbeatable location combine to make this an ideal spot in the heart of the city. Numerous restaurants and bars on your doorstep, complete the picture.Families - These contemporary, well located studios are ideal for families with self catering facilities and plenty of space.Local exploring - Grab one of the B&B's free bikes and head out to explore Westminster the heart of historical and vibrant London.Sights nearby - Use the River Thames as your guide and head east to catch a glimpse of Big Ben, London Eye and other sights.Great walks - Whether Hyde or Battersea, be sure to take a stroll around the royal parks of London.Recommended by - Frommers, Fodors
The Fox Club 8 rooms from £170London (Mayfair)
Private club meets charming boutique in the heart of Mayfair. A stones throw from the Westend and the designer shops of Knighsbridge. Comfortable and classic rooms are perfect for lone rangers, business trips or couples wanting a romantic getaway. Cosy and laid back vibes.Hideaway - This members club hotel has distinctly bolthole feel, perfect for those who like to keep to themselves.Value chic - If you love it, join the club- with fantastic rates offered for members.Great walks - Head to Green Park, St James' Park and then you shall find Buckingham Palace on The Mall.Local markets - Head to Berwick Street for a quick bite, home to food stalls throughout the week.
Sanderson 150 rooms from £335London (West End)
Ian Schrager's second design hotel in London, in a former textiles building in the rag trade area north of Oxford Street. Great spa and gym, and a fashionable bar.Spa - Two storey spaLively - Hip and happening.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.Recommended by - Tablet, Frommers, Johansens, Kiwi Collection
The Langham, London 380 rooms from £390London (Bayswater)
Sparkling after an £80 million renovation, Europe’s 150-year-old grand hotel has added a contemporary edge to its opulent Victorian décor. The result is an upscale escape aimed at those in search of high-class pampering.Sights nearby - Within two miles of Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.Lively area - In the thick of the action.OpulentSpa
The Zetter Townhouse 13 rooms from £246London
Intimate boutique townhouse offshoot of the modernist Zetter, with quirky and eclectic vintage decor and just 13 rooms.Lively area - In the thick of the action.Four poster beds - For romantics.Romantic - Good for couples.Quirky - An experience!Recommended by - Tablet, Good Hotel Guide, Kiwi Collection
The Arch 82 rooms from £289London (Bayswater)
A chic townhouse conversion just off Oxford Street. Original features meet bold contemporary design and effortlessly cool interiors. Every effort has been made for comfort and style, from the private terraced bedrooms to the lively glass chandeliered bar. Knockout British cuisine to boot.City Style - Bespoke hand-painted wallpaper, orginal staircases and floor to ceiling windows, just up from Marble Arch and Hyde Park.Foodies - The sophisticated open-plan kitchen, Hunter 486 serves up mouthwatering organic, sustainable, and local cuisine.Great walks - Next door you'll find Hyde Park, a perfect spot for a post breakfast stroll.Sights nearby - Check out Marble Arch, a 19th century white marble faced triumphal arch.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Good Hotel Guide, Johansens, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels
Hotel 41 30 rooms from £395London
There's a clubby feel to this top floor 'eyrie' with views over Buckingham Palace. Opulent rooms in monochrome tones are laced with all the most up to date high tech mod cons and every indulgence you can think of. Eat around the clock and make the most of the honesty bar. A real treat of a hotel.City Style - An exclusive hotel mixing tradition with high tech mod cons and unbeatable service, right in heart of London.Sights nearby - This hotel boasts a wonderful location opposite Buckingham Palace and close to The Mall.OpulentFull of characterRecommended by - Fodors, Frommers, Johansens
Andaz Liverpool Street 267 rooms from £279London (The City)
Well designed and up to the minute business hotel in the heart of the City, a railway hotel conversion oozing style.Business Hotel - A hotel to conduct business in real styleLocal markets - Columbia Road Flower Market, Old Spitalfields Market and Leadenhall Markets are all on the doorstepSights nearby - Within easy walking distance of St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.Spa - There is no spa as such, but you can book treatments which will be given in-roomRecommended by - Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
Hilton London Bankside 292 rooms from £209London
Bold, designer hotel on London's South Bank that breaks the mould of boring corporate chains. With an industrial edge to the design, a bar specialising in gins and a buzzy restaurant, it feels a world away from your typical Hilton.Local markets - Borough Market is just a ten minute walk and an absolute must for foodies.Great walks - Along Bankside with its abundace of pop ups, bars and eateries.Sights nearby - Get a proper view of London on The London Eye.Swimming Pool - Indoor pool.
The Alma 23 rooms from £129London (Wandsworth)
A Victorian pub/hotel set within a quiet London district in striking distance of south, west and central London. Clean and well appointed rooms lend themselves to a comfortable stay. The bar and restaurant serve up traditional and hearty food and drinks, all for a reasonable price.Sights nearby - Close to Battersea Arts Centre, and good transport links to all of London's main atractionsGreat walks - Explore the iconic Kew GardensFull of characterLively - Hip and happening.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide
Zetter Townhouse Marylebone 21 rooms from £239London (Bayswater)
The newest addition to Zetter's growing collection, whose ethos is great cocktails, delicious food and a super-comfy bed! In the Marylebone outpost you'll find individually designed bedrooms with an eclectic mix of antique furniture and curios, huge beds, luxurious drapes and deluxe bathrooms.Sights nearby - Close to London's West EndLively - Hip and happening.Full of characterFour poster beds - For romantics.
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park 200 rooms from £575London (South West)
Legendary London luxury hotel with great views of Hyde Park, close to the best shopping, with topnotch restaurant, spa and bar.Views - Great views from hotelSpaRestaurant - Recommended.Landmark - Comes with a reputation.Recommended by - Tablet, Fodors, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel
Hotel Verta 70 rooms from £130London (Battersea)
Modern hotel with blissful beds and a fantastic little spa thrown in. Riverside location next to Battersea Heliport, a quick hop across the river from Fulham and Chelsea hotspots. Great for a city break and won't break the bank.Sights nearby - Easy access to the best of London with free shuttle service to either Sloane Square or Clapham JunctionSpa - Award winning spa with hydrotherapy poolSwimming Pool - Indoor hydrotherapy poolViews - Great views from hotel
One Aldwych 105 rooms from £335London (West End)
The perfect base for those wanting to be in the heart of the West End. Classic on the outside, but wonderfully contemporary on the inside. Spacious rooms and suites, buzzy lobby bar, superb dining in the Axis restaurant and a luxury spa for relaxing after a hard day's sightseeing!Child friendly - DVD and games library plus wii console and gamesSwimming Pool - Large Indoor PoolBar - Popular with locals.SpaRecommended by - Tablet, Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel
Montagu Place 16 rooms from £179London (Bayswater)
A little gem of a Georgian townhouse with just the right mix of comfort, style, relaxation and price. Spacious rooms with Hypnos beds and Molton Brown toiletries. Walking distance to Madame Tussauds, Regents Park & Oxford Street. Ideal for a stylish city break.Sights nearby - Easy access to all of London's major attractions. Walking distance from Madame Tussauds, Regents Park & Oxford St.Traditional
Hendon Hall 57 rooms from £85London (Hendon)
Historic north London mansion, which is now a hotel. Ideally located if you're planning a trip to Wembley, or a good value city break without needing to be in the heart of the action.Sights nearby - Ideal spot for football lovers with easy access to Wembley StadiumFour poster beds - For romantics.Traditional
Artist Residence London 10 rooms from £160London
Respectable Pimlico Regency property from the outside; full of fun, character and antiques inside. Individually decorated rooms & bathrooms are of a good size and filled with oddities. Popular restaurant 'Cambridge Street Kitchen' where the food is as immaculate as the rooms. A design lovers dream!Great walks - Through nearby Hyde Park, London's largest park, where one can go horse riding, boating, cycling and picnicing.Sights nearby - The London Eye, The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and St Paul's Cathedral are all within easy reach.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.Local markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Sawdays, I Escape
Great Northern Hotel 91 rooms from £249London (King's Cross)
Beautifully restored Victorian railway hotel turned boutique bolthole in the very heart of King’s Cross/St Pancras & Eurostar. Thoughtful and luxurious design and a theatrical restaurant headed by Michelin-star winner Mark Sargeant and a glamorous ground floor cocktail bar.Romantic - Good for couples.5* Luxury - Very high service standards.
The Ampersand Hotel 111 rooms from £234London (South West)
An impressive, elegant hotel in the heart of South Kensington. Rooms are individually designed, and themed bold wallpapers reflect the museums which are close by. In-house restaurant Apero offer fresh Mediterranean cuisine and The Drawing Rooms serve wonderful traditional afternoon tea.Great walks - Both Hyde Park and the Royal Kensington Gardens are nearby for great walksSights nearby - The Ampersand is well placed for a visit to the iconic Albert HallRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Small Luxury Hotels, Good Hotel Guide, Tablet
The Berkeley 214 rooms from £480London (South West)
Stunning Grand Dame with impeccable service opposite Hyde Park, offering beautiful rooms and suites, some with terraces and many with great views, a rooftop pool, iconic bar, pampering spa and gourmet dining. The perfect luxury city break.Bar - The Blue Bar, a fashionable Art Deco institution popular with celebsSwimming Pool - Outdoor Pool with great viewsFull of characterRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel
Tulse Hill Hotel 9 rooms from £115London (Lambeth)
An old Victorian Tavern, dating back to the 1840s, now neatly restored as a bespoke guest house just minutes from Tulse Hill station. Bedrooms are large and comfortable with simple interiors. A cosy restaurant and bar has a large selection of beers and organic wines. Great value.Sights nearby - A short bus ride from the ThamesGreat walks - Brockwell Park
The Boundary Project 17 rooms from £196London (Shoreditch)
Late Victorian warehouse meets a style guru and restaurateur and becomes a hotspot in Shoreditch. Known for its rooftop garden, local bakery and individually designed rooms this is a perfect London base. Refined and modern A la carte menu with fantastic wine menu to match.Foodies - From mouthwatering bakery, to plush Franco-British fare and finally the uber cool rooftop with bites and cocktails.City Style - Achingly cool, each room is individually designed to pay homage a particular designer.Local markets - Spitalfields Market is an indoor market by Liverpool Station offering food stalls, arts and crafts.Sights nearby - Head to the Heron Tower to the top floor to the well known, and locally popular, Duck and Waffle.Recommended by - Tablet, Kiwi Collection
The Beaumont 73 rooms from £450London (Mayfair)
Art deco style luxury hotel in a quiet side street a stone's throw from Bond Street and Selfridges. Rooms are spacious and bright with keen attention to detail continuing the art deco theme. Delicious food and A Lister spotting in the Colony Grill. Perfect for a luxe shopping break!Sights nearby - Bang in the centre of town. Easy access to all of London's highlights.Designer Shopping - A stone's throw from Bond StreetCity StyleSpa - Hammam with dry heat, steam and therapy rooms
The Connaught Hotel 121 rooms from £600London (Mayfair)
The discreet and understated ‘grande dame’ of Mayfair. This hotel is the epitome of old world Britishness meets contemporary elegance and design. Impeccable service from the fleet of butlers, the ultimate in traditional comforts. Chic restaurants and bars match the world class Aman spa. A must stay.City Style - The last word in luxurious London hotels - a sleek revamp to Mayfair's finest has sharpened the edge of this historic hotel.Spa breaks - World renowned Aman spa offering green-tea foot baths, Oriental oil massages and red clay body wraps with Navajo herbs.Sailing - During the summer months rowing and pedal boats are available for hire in nearby Hyde ParkRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Johansens, Kiwi Collection
San Domenico House 19 rooms from £255London (South West)
Flamboyant, Italian-family-owned London guesthouse close to Chelsea hotspots. Over the top rooms and suites feature four poster canopied beds, panelled walls and velvet galore. Book one with a terrace for your own room with a view. Perfect for an indulgent city break in the heart of London.Romantic BreakSights nearby - South Kensington's Museums are close by. Minutes from Sloane Square.Four poster beds - For romantics.TraditionalRecommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Mr & Mrs Smith
The Tommyfield 6 rooms from £99London (Kennington Cross)
Brand-new bedrooms set in a fashionable pub just 10 minutes from central London via tube. Excellent pub menu, recently opened accommodation and evening entertainment including stand-up comedy make this an enticing property for those seeking London chic without a huge price tag.Quirky - Live comedy on Thursdays.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Local markets - Good for local colour.
South Place Hotel 80 rooms from £136London (The City)
A super trendy hotel with cutting edge design in East London. Michelin star restaurant on the roof top, lively bar, gym and spa, and uber chic rooms and suites with all the mod cons. A great choice for a taste of London's more quirky side.Foodies - Roof top Michelin star restaurant.Roof terrace - Trendy roof top bar with views.Views - Great views from hotelCity StyleRecommended by - Tablet
The Dorchester 250 rooms from £315London (Mayfair)
Iconic hotel whose signature is traditional British luxury and service that’s out of this world. Ritzy-yet-comfortable rooms, Italian marble bathrooms and opulent central lounge that’s a riot of gilt, fabric, statues and chandeliers. The place to go to be treated like royalty.Spa - Opulent and art deco inspiredFour poster beds - For romantics.Landmark - Comes with a reputation.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Recommended by - Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
11 Cadogan Gardens 56 rooms from £310London (South West)
Located just behind Sloane Square, a stone's throw from Knightsbridge, 11 Cadogan Gardens is a hidden gem. Eclectic style with lavish decor including Murano chandeliers, sumptuous fabrics and gilt edged mirrors. Superb restaurant. Ideal if you're looking for a Central London location.Romantic BreakLocal exploringSights nearby - Within walking distance of Buckingham Palace and the Houses of ParliamentOpulentRecommended by - Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels
Eccleston Square Hotel 39 rooms from £140London
Technology-focused hotel which does not lose sight of what makes an enjoyable stay. Each guest room comes with a complimentary iPad2 which operates every aspect of the room, from the widescreen tv to the heating. Extra-comfortable beds also included. Only a 10 minute walk from Victoria travel hub.Free wifi - Wireless controller which controls every aspect of roomPre-loaded ipods - Pre-loaded iPad 2sValue chicLocal markets - Good for local colour.
The Dog and Fox 14 rooms from £154London (Wimbledon)
Located in the heart of Wimbledon Village, this stylish pub offers 17 newly renovated rooms. Friendly staff and luxurious beds promote a relaxed atmosphere, emphasising the peaceful area of London in which it is located. All rooms are en suite. The restaurant offers a delicious food range.Sights nearby - Inc. Wimbledon Tennis ClubTraditional
The Mandeville Hotel 142 rooms from £215London (Bayswater)
Chic, Marylebone interior-designed hotel, close to the shopping meccas and in a charming part of town, with a good cocktail bar.Designer Shopping - Selfridges and Bond Street round the corner.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Recommended by - Tablet, Frommers, Johansens
Ham Yard Hotel 91 rooms from £485London (West End)
Five star luxury and design are paramount in this hotel, which comes with a spa, bowling alley and fitness centre. Ideal for high-profile business meetings or lavish events with huge, well-equipped meeting facilities. Ideally located in central London, with Trafalgar Square only a 10 minute walk.Designer - All rooms individually designed by Kit KempHotel - 5* extravagant hotelCity - Central LondonCity Style
Town Hall 98 rooms from £148London (Bethnal Green)
Clever redesign of a stark Edwardian municipal building into a cool design hotel with a heart. Viajante restaurant is a foodie favourite.Designer - Designed by top architects RareSwimming Pool - 15m poolSpaRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Frommers, Johansens, Kiwi Collection
The Goring Hotel 69 rooms from £360London
A family-owned luxury hotel in the heart of Belgravia with manicured lawns, award-winning high tea and proximity to some of London's most famous sights. Plush carpets, antiques and designer fabrics make up the rooms. Do not miss fine dining at the Michelin star restaurant. Magical stay.Sights nearby - Great for Buckingham Palace, Westminster, Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Sloane Street and the Royal Parks.Great walks - Green Park in the summer is a sea of green with deck chairs for people to lounge in and relax.Traditional - The property has a quintessentially English feel.Full of characterRecommended by - Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Small Luxury Hotels, Michelin Travel, Tablet
The Stafford 107 rooms from £395London (Mayfair)
A perfectly-positioned luxury townhouse hotel near St James’s Palace with a rich history, contemporary art and comfortable rooms. Enjoy British classics at The Game Bird restaurant and cocktails at the American Bar.Sights nearby - Buckingham Palace at one end of The Mall, and Trafalgar Square at the other.Local markets - Southbank is home to food markets all year around.Full of characterRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel
The Portobello 21 rooms from £195West London
Legendary, laid-back chic boutique in Neo-Classical mansions loved by an eclectic clientele of business travelers, fashionistas and musicians. Varied, funky styles are adopted for the rooms and with delicious breakfast. Location in the heart of Notting Hill, for boutiques and food, is perfect.Sights nearby - Madame Tussauds and the amazing wax works is a memorable day for all the family.Local markets - Come Saturday be sure not to miss Portobello Road Market.Romantic - Good for couples.Full of characterRecommended by - Frommers, Good Hotel Guide
The Pelham Hotel 52 rooms from £230London (South West)
Central South Kensington townhouse hotel, cosy and discreet, well located for museums and shopping.Sights nearby - Steps from the South Kensington museumsTraditionalRecommended by - Tablet, Fodors, Good Hotel Guide, Michelin Travel
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel 245 rooms from £239London (Euston Road,)
A lesson in classic luxury. Inside this landmark, Gothic masterpiece are palatial suites with modern accents, fine dining restaurants a 24 hour gym and sumptuous spa. As if this property weren't perfection enough it is steps from King's Cross St Pancras, connecting you to London, England and Europe.Local exploring - Adjoining St Pancras International you couldn't be better connected to the rest of London, the UK and even Paris.Foodies - Chef Marcus Wareing's well renowned The Gilbert Scott Brasserie and Bar is the best of British.City Style - The ultimate in old school city chic.Great walks - Regent's Park is bliss on a crisp winter morn or sunny summer's day.
The Gore Hotel, Starhotels Collezione 50 rooms from £190West London
A quintessentially British townhouse that prides itself on spectacular service with laid back vibes. Classic-styled rooms house period pictures, antiques & comfortable beds. Restaurant 190 Queen's Gate offers contemporary classic dishes and Bar 190 superb G&Ts! Spot on location for city exploringSights nearby - Great location for the Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park.Full of characterQuirky - An experience!Romantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Tablet
40 Winks 2 rooms from £195London (Stepney Green)
This original micro boutique hotel, set in a 300-year old Georgian townhouse, offers a truly unique experience for those with an appetite for something refreshingly different. Reservations are essential. Definitely not for the faint-hearted. Couples and singletons only.Sights nearby - Easy access via underground to sights like the London Eye, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.Hideaway - Tranquil and intimate.Full of characterRestrictions on childrenRecommended by - CN Traveller
45 Park Lane 45 rooms from £535London (Mayfair)
Glossy Art Deco-flavoured sister hotel to The Dorchester, with the same first-class service & views of Hyde Park. Lobby with wow factor, rooms & suites with sleek lines, sensuous fabrics, stunning marble bathrooms and haute cuisine breakfasts. A cosmpolitan destination that oozes glamour.Restaurant - Wolfgang Puck's highly recommended CUT restaurantSights nearby - Fantastic central location with easy access to the best of London.Spa - Use the spa at sister hotel The DorchesterDesigner - Interiors by Theirry DespontRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Kiwi Collection, Tablet, CN Traveller
Twenty Nevern Square 20 rooms from £115London (South West)
Chic tranquility meets a West London colonial-style townhouse. Good value. Fantastically well connected by tube, train and bus. A wide range of different rooms and a breakfast worth getting out of bed for.Local markets - Food markets are taking off in the city, so be sure to explore the local ones on the weekends.Full of characterFour poster beds - For romantics.Romantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Johansens
Claridge's 197 roomsLondon (Mayfair)
Art Deco inspired, luxury-centric hotel in the heart of Mayfair offering seamless service, spa treatments and gym facilities. Large, contemporary rooms exude comfort. Whether it is the famous afternoon tea in the 1930's Reading Room or a gourmet meal at the restaurant, be ready to be spoiled.Sights nearby - Nestled in the embassy district of town, you will see many old grand buildings.Romantic - Good for couples.Full of characterOutstanding locationRecommended by - Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel
Covent Garden Hotel 58 rooms from £360London (West End)
Traditional elegance meets sexy chic, making a sexy and buzzy, designer hotel in prime Covent Garden location. Classic rooms are exquisitely decorated, with all luxuries considered and children more than catered for. Breakfast is a lavish affair, as is an evening cocktail in the drawing room.Sights nearby - You're bang in the centre of London, so everything is within easy reach!Local markets - Covent Garden is known for its famous early-morning flower marketLively area - In the thick of the action.Full of characterRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel
The Soho Hotel 96 rooms from £390London (West End)
Fashionable, designer interiors make this chic Soho hotel, complete with a cinema and gym, a hot spot. Large stylish rooms exude comfort and class. And the popular buzzy bar and restaurant are not to be missed. Fantastic location makes this ideal for theatre goers, live music lovers and exploring.Sights nearby - Soho is as much about its live music and gigs, as well as the theatres.Lively - Hip and happening.House party feel - Be prepared to meet people.Full of characterRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel
The Capital Hotel, London 49 rooms from £240London (South West)
Intimate luxury hotel boasts Michelin star dining, an unrivaled location for shopping and fantastic hospitality for a memorable stay. Elegant rooms house antique furnishings, king sized beds and Egyptian cotten linen. Chef Nathan Outlaw runs the seafood award-winning restaurant, popular across town.Sights nearby - The Brompton Oratory, V&A, Albert Hall and Natural History Museum are all closeby.Full of characterTraditionalRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Small Luxury Hotels, Michelin Travel
The Zetter Hotel 59 rooms from £135London
In the heart of trendy Clerkenwell, this ultra-stylish hotel appeals to wannabe hipsters looking for a design-conscious cocoon in the heart of London's coolest quarter.Local markets - Borough Market is a great place to go in the weekend to browse the food stalls.Sights nearby - Tower of London next to the famous Tower Bridge is a memorable day trip.Views - Great views from hotelFull of characterRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Good Hotel Guide
Beaufort Hotel 27 rooms from £248London (South West)
Privately owned, small boutique hotel in a quiet part of Knightsbridge. Elegant and spacious rooms and suites are the height of luxury. Complimentary breakfasts and afternoon tea. Well located in an upmarket area of London. Ideal for a short break in the capital.Romantic Break - An elegant, exclusive and utterly romantic hotel boasting Egyptian Cotton sheets, fresh flowers and welcome chocolates.City Style - A chic townhouse turned luxury boutique, on a leafy cu-de-sac in the heart of Knightsbridge.Great walks - Just a ten minute stroll from Hyde Park, an oasis of green in the city centre.Sights nearby - Close to the the South Ken Museums and Galleries and the Albert Hall.Recommended by - Frommers
The Petersham 58 rooms from £80London (Surrey)
Country house feel by the river in leafy Richmond village. Superb restaurant, traditional bedrooms, fine views and a sit out terrace. Good wedding and business venue.Restaurant - Recommended.Sights nearby - Great for Richmond Park, Royal Botanic Gardens and Twickenham StadiumViews - Over the River ThamesLocal markets - Good for local colour.
COMO The Halkin 41 rooms from £295London (South West)
In the heart of Belgravia, this 21st Century luxury hotel, is home to a Michelin starred Basque restaurant and Asian-styled rooms. The contemporary, chic rooms exude understated luxury, and service is top notch. A fantastic relaxing stay for all whether you're here for business or leisure.Sights nearby - The Halkin enjoys an excellent central location close to Hyde Park Corner Tube station, so easy access to London's highlights.Spa - In-room spa treatments availableRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - I Escape, Tablet, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel
Milestone Hotel Kensington 62 rooms from £280West London
Cosy, traditional hotel across from Kensington Gardens, with vibrant colour schemes and four poster beds - a chintzy haven with views of Kensington Palace.24 Hour room service - Round the clock butler service.Views - Great views of Kensington Palace and Gardens.TraditionalFour poster beds - For romantics.Recommended by - Frommers, Johansens, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel
myhotel Chelsea 54 rooms from £184London (South West)
Feng Shui friendly concept adopted for this fresh, tranquil hotel located between the Boroughs of Chelsea and Fulham. Large, minimalist rooms are complete with chic detailing, pastel colours and white tiled bathrooms. The Living Room and Tanya's are both popular eateries before heading out into townSights nearby - Saatchi Gallery just off Sloane Sqaure is a fantastic art gallery and worth a visit.Great walks - Enjoy the Royal parks such as Hyde Park and Battersea Park.Barefoot Luxury - For total relaxation.Lively area - In the thick of the action.
Regina Hotel Baglioni 67 rooms from £237West London
European glitz behind an unassuming facade, predominently suites, well positioned across from Hyde ParkViews - Great view of Kensington Gardens and PalaceRomantic - Good for couples.SpaSights nearby - Well located for major sights.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
Shangri-La at The Shard 202 rooms from £383London
Bucket list destination property that really has the “Wow” factor. Asian influenced interiors, with five star luxuries as standard. Floor to ceiling windows in both bedrooms and bathrooms to make the most of the spectacular views over London. Everyone must stay here once – despite the price tag!Swimming Pool - Awesome indoor pool on the 52nd Floor. It's Europes highest infinity pool and a must for all guests!Views - The Shard must have some of the best views over the whole of London.Sights nearby - Situated right next door to London Bridge, all of London's best bits are easily accessible.Local markets - Trendy Borough Market is round the corner
Blakes 45 rooms from £340London (South West)
The grandaddy of boutique hotels, theatrical creation of actress Anouska Hempel, decadent and moody institution on the edge of Chelsea. Individually themed rooms crammed full of oriental and Indian antiques, plus an excellent restaurant.Romantic - Good for couples.Landmark - Comes with a reputation.Quirky - An experience!Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel
New Linden Hotel 50 rooms from £125West London
Charming Victorian townhouse turned luxury boutique, in the heart of Notting Hill. Stylish rooms with floor to ceiling windows, Oriental influence and access to a rooftop terrace. Fantastic value for money in a desirable part of town, just minutes from the famed Portobello Road Market.Value chic - Fantastic location, luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets and a rooftop terrace overlooking the London skyline- a steal!Local exploring - Perfectly placed for exploring London’s cosmopolitan Notting Hill neighbourhood, on foot or by bicycle.Local markets - Notting Hill is home to many boutique shops. Head to Portabello Road on the weekend for a trinkets market.Great walks - Just north of Hyde Park, where you can walk around the Serpantine Lake or along the miles of pathways.Recommended by - Johansens
The Landmark 300 rooms from £276London
Luxurious hotel that was originally conceived as one of the great Victorian railway properties. It now boasts large opulent stylishly classic bedrooms and suites, plus a stunning eight storey atrium housing the Winter Garden restaurant.Sights nearby - Just down the road from Madame TussaudsSwimming Pool - Indoor PoolTraditionalSpa
Brown's Hotel, London 115 rooms from £415London (Mayfair)
Old world Mayfair institution transformed by Olga Polizzi into an elegant and polished five star hotel, with spa and top barDesigner Shopping - Minutes from Bond StreetLively - Hip and happening.TraditionalSpaRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
Brook Green Hotel 17 rooms from £109London (Hammersmith)
A pub-like façade and interior, with boutique rooms upstairs, a cool cocktail bar downstairs and a handy west London location. Friendly service and excellent pub food complete the picture. A good value option with easy access to all London has to offer.Sights nearby - Easy access to all of London's major attractionsTraditional
Charlotte Street Hotel 52 rooms from £321London (West End)
Fashionable media land hangout, with stylish contemporary interior design, a private cinema, buzzy public areas and a cosy sitting roomLively - Hip and happening.Four poster beds - For romantics.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel
Haymarket Hotel 50 rooms from £265London (West End)
Cool style hotel in a super central location, with effortless contemporary styling, a buzzy restaurant scene and a very cool indoor poolSwimming Pool - Stunning underground poolDowntownConference facilitiesCity StyleRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
Sydney House Hotel 21 rooms from £179London (South West)
A pretty and chic little grade II listed townhouse in the popular residential borough of South Kensington. Compact, modern rooms at attractively affordable prices and prime positioning for Chelsea shopping. Breakfast only restaurant, however there are plenty to try nearby.Local exploring - Outstanding location, within walking distance of several tube stops, plus a multitiude of major sights and museums.Romantic Break - Choose the romantic 'Top Room' with private rooftop garden, chic interiors and sweeping views of the city.Great walks - Spend a lazy afternoon in nearby Hyde Park or Kensington Gardens, ideal locations for walking and picnics.Restrictions on children - Children cannot be accomadated at this hotel.