A complimentary glass of cava – a nod to the hotel group’s Spanish origins – welcomes guests to this good-value hotel within walking distance of the National Theatre and the South Bank.
Forget starving in a garret. Artists need their creature comforts like the rest of us, and find them at Charlotte and Justin Salisbury’s hip hotels (see also Brighton, South Leigh).
High-spec technology meets ‘domesticated heaven’ at this sophisticated Pimlico hotel on a tranquil garden square, within easy reach of a major travel hub.
Front-facing rooms peep into the royal mews from the fifth floor of this historic building, overlooking Buckingham Palace.
‘We enjoyed our very expensive one-night stay,’ writes a reader who pushed the boat out at Jeremy Goring’s grand Edwardian hotel, the last of its kind in London to be run by the founding family.
Style-conscious, budget-friendly and well located – a winning combination for this ‘excellent-value’ hotel within easy reach of London’s financial and cultural quarters.
Bright modernity filters through this smart, surprisingly affordable Belgravia B&B within walking distance of some of London’s most iconic sights.
Across from the pocket park of Orange Square, with its statue of a young Mozart, this ‘upmarket pub/café/restaurant’ is a sister to the Grazing Goat (see entry).
Galleries, an antiques market, arthouse cinema – buzzy Bermondsey is home to trendsetting London culture and this youthful, privately owned hotel offers good-value, comfortable accommodation in a bright, modern setting.
A gleeful mix of vintage furnishings and striking artwork defines this ‘beautiful, very quiet hotel’ ideally situated for Theatreland.
Discreetly tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the West End, a calm town house hotel with an intriguing history.
In a quiet spot, this Mayfair hotel (part of the Althoff collection) in a former diplomats’ club has a secret shortcut on to Green Park.
A Gallic oasis off busy Covent Garden Piazza created by four Parisians (Experimental Group), this small hotel occupies a couple of red brick Victorian town houses with a literary past as the former offices of Victor Gollancz.
Guests are bowled over by this tranquil hotel in Soho, which has sweeping views over the London skyline.
In a former grammar school for boys near Tower Bridge, Victorian grandeur has been overlaid with Indian opulence to make a classy hotel.
Osbert Lancaster dubbed the style ‘Pont Street Dutch’, but behind the gabled red brick facade of twin Victorian mansions, you are in Italy.
‘Simple, ideally located and representing good value’, this small hotel with a pretty, plant-decked Georgian exterior is ‘remarkably quiet’ considering its prime position in bustling Covent Garden.
Cushty! This transformed former Victorian public house has been part of the landscape since 1878.
A calm oasis in buzzy surroundings, Kit Kemp’s signature modern English style surges through this swanky West End hotel.
Named after former resident and essayist William Hazlitt, this ‘stunningly individual’ hotel, owned by Peter McKay and Douglas Blain, is a sensuous escape from Soho directly outside.
Sculptor Fernando Botero’s ten-foot-high bronze cat cheekily pokes its tongue out at guests in the lobby of this creatively designed hotel.
The show-stopper at this small hotel is Sharon Marston’s April Light, an 18-metre cascade of polished steel, polymer and glass fibre optics, which hangs in the central stairwell, scattering colours and light.
‘On arrival we discovered that our package included afternoon tea, which we enjoyed before a concert at Cadogan Hall.’
A lively vibe attracts bright young things to this former office block-turned-cool hotel.
All is serene at this handsome 1860s town house hotel (Firmdale group) just minutes from Hyde Park.
Walking distance from the attractions of South Kensington, this ‘elegant yet hip, fun’ hotel is ‘conveniently located’ for museum-hoppers and shop-till-you-droppers.
Last updated: December 03, 2019