While we have some fantastic luxury hotels in London, we also have a number of excellent boutique hotels – from homely properties to design-led hotels and those with a wealth of character, here’s our guide to the best boutique hotels in London.
The Arch Hotel
The Arch Hotel, sitting just north of Marble Arch, has the advantage of both Marylebone and Oxford Street. As you enter this beautiful townhouse you sense the upbeat and colourful nature of the hotel.
There is contemporary art scattered across walls with bold use of colour, texture and patterns throughout. The restaurant is relaxed and the gorgeous Martini Library (pictured above) makes a lovely venue for a party.
The Zetter Townhouse
Located on a lovely square in the centre of Clerkenwell, the Zetter Townhouse is a gem of a hotel. It is difficult to fault the cocktail lounge, the quirky bedrooms or the wonderfully comforting food served by Bruno Loubet.
The overall feel is modern with a stylish eccentricity. The cocktail bar is particularly special with its unique set of drinks, impeccable service and great atmosphere. The Zetter Townhouse is one of the best boutique hotels in London.
Covent Garden Hotel
The Covent Garden Hotel is a starry eyed affair of effortless glamour and classic British style. The rooms show all the hallmarks of Kit Kemp’s distinctive style and the result is homely yet stylish.
The hotel is perfectly placed for theatregoers and shoppers on one of Covent Garden’s most quaint streets.
Blakes hotel is a sultry affair that brings a certain sexiness to its upmarket corner of London. You will discover rooms that are exotically Oriental, monochrome, delicately balanced neutrals or decadently dripping in velvet.
The restaurant serves a combination of East and West in a seductive setting that will certainly please the palate and senses.
Dukes Hotel is one of those unique hotels combining English charm, exacting standards and discreet luxury. The beautiful front leads into a space that feels more like an elegantly appointed home than a hotel. The design is fabulously understated with a focus on comfort and elegance.
Dukes Bar offers arguably the world’s best Martini and this is certainly a bar that is something of an occasion.
St James’s Hotel & Club
The St James’s Hotel is discreetly hidden down a quiet street near the exclusive shops of Jermyn Street. Once discovered you will enter into a world of luxury, style and Michelin starred cuisine from William Drabble.
The overall feel of the hotel is modern, stylish and very chic. The St James’s Hotel and Club is one of the best boutique hotels in London.
The Rookery is a small boutique hotel in the fashionable area of Clerkenwell. Inside you’ll discover a world of period charm, polished wood panelling and genuine antique furniture. The effect is that you feel more like you’re entering into a private club than a hotel. The rooms are delightfully traditional with four-poster beds, bookcases and rugs.
45 Park Lane
This hotel is superbly placed opposite London’s Hyde Park. If this isn’t a big enough draw, then the Damien Hirst artwork, Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant CUT, the stylish Bar 45 and rooms designed by Thierry Despont will be.
Dean Street Townhouse
Dean Street Townhouse is a boutique hotel and dining room from the Soho House Group, which is constantly buzzing with the Soho crowd who can frequently be found perched at the bar.
Bedrooms are available in Tiny, Small, Medium and Bigger sizes, with hand-painted wallpapers, upholstered vintage seats and sofas. It’s also a great place for a business lunch, but make sure you clear your afternoon calendar as lunch can often merge into dinner.
The Ampersand Hotel
The Ampersand Hotel opened in South Kensington in August 2012. The hotel features 111 bedrooms and suites decorated with splashes of contemporary art, inspired by the surrounding museums. Weekend brunch is a popular option at its restaurant, Apero.
The Best Boutique Hotels in London by Bon Vivant
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