Boutique hotels in London

From a slice of Soho to a 19th century pub reinvented as a hip retreat. London might be best known for its large historic hotels and contemporary city skyscrapers but it’s the boutique hotels that really display its character.
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Chic, Georgian properties in the heart of London, romantic Chelsea boltholes just off the King’s Road, bijoux destinations within easy reach of the Eurostar for a Parisian getaway or buzzing townhouses amidst the creative hubs that satellite the City.

Whether you prefer vintage style or ultra contemporary surroundings. Whether you’re visiting with friends, celebrating a special occasion, bringing the family to London for Christmas shopping and a show or enjoying a romantic weekend. These are some of London’s top boutique hotels.

Boutique hotels in London

Boutique hotels in London

1
Ham Yard Hotel

Ham Yard Hotel

London

Rooftop gardens and arty interiors make this boutique Soho hotel a destination in its own right.
  • babyfriendly
  • boutique
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • gym
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • spa
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • outdoor_dining
2
Sun Street Hotel

Sun Street Hotel

London

Under the south tower of One Crown Place, on the Shoreditch/City border, six 18th-century town houses form the front of this new hotel.
  • babyfriendly
  • boutique
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • historic
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
3
The Princess Royal

The Princess Royal

London

‘Just off affluent Westbourne Grove’, this Victorian pub has been redesigned ‘in an outdoorsy style’ for Cubitt House (see The Orange, Grazing Goat).
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • garden
  • pub_with_rooms
  • boutique
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
4
The Lost Poet

The Lost Poet

London

‘In a discreet building that could be a private residence', this 'beautifully designed' guest house is at the far end of Portobello Road.
  • boutique
5
The Gyle

The Gyle

London

A quirky hotel close to the Eurostar terminal, The Gyle is in a row of 19th-century town houses and is filled with luxury details.
  • boutique
  • child_friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wifi
  • dog_friendly
6
Georgian House Hotel

Georgian House Hotel

London

Bright and contemporary, Georgian House Hotel is a boutique hotel in Pimlico complete with stained-glass windows, velvet drapes, trunks and tapestries.
  • babyfriendly
  • boutique
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wifi
  • electric_charging_point
7
The Buxton

The Buxton

London

Hip and convivial, this modish Spitalfields gastropub-with-rooms is a stroll up the colourful street from the Whitechapel Gallery.
  • child_friendly
  • pub_with_rooms
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wifi
  • outdoor_dining
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • veganfriendly
  • ecofriendly
  • good_value
  • garden
  • boutique
  • dog_friendly
  • historic
  • walking
8
11 Cadogan Gardens

11 Cadogan Gardens

London

A home away from home in the heart of Chelsea is the aim of these red-brick Victorian townhouses, which have been converted into a luxurious hotel of dazzling individuality.
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • babyfriendly
  • gym
  • outdoor_dining
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • boutique
  • garden
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • weddings
  • great_breakfast
9
54 Queen’s Gate Hotel

54 Queen’s Gate Hotel

London

Close to Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park this boutique hotel is a celebrated member of the Bespoke Hotels group.
  • adultsonly
  • wifi
  • boutique
10
Lime Tree Hotel

Lime Tree Hotel

London

Occupying adjacent terrace town houses on a residential Belgravia street, this hotel is very affordable despite its highly desirable central location.
  • garden
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wifi
  • boutique
  • outdoor_dining
  • historic
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • good_value
  • honeymoon
11
Batty Langley’s

Batty Langley’s

London

Within a Georgian house in a trendy corner of East London once home to Huguenot silk weavers, Peter McKay and Douglas Blain set out to weave a fantasy of their own.
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • historic
  • disabled
  • child_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • boutique
  • veganfriendly
12
Charlotte Street Hotel

Charlotte Street Hotel

London

Part of the famous Firmdale Group of hotels, notable for Kit Kemp’s highly recognisable interior design motifs, Charlotte Street is a charming boutique hotel.
  • babyfriendly
  • boutique
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • gym
  • outdoor_dining
  • romantic
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
13
Artist Residence London

Artist Residence London

London

This stylishly restored former pub is now a boutique hotel characterised by salvaged industrial materials for the eclectic fittings and furnishings.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • boutique
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • dog_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • great_breakfast
14
The Orange

The Orange

London

The Orange is an upmarket gastro pub and boutique hotel that offers heritage, style and superb hospitality.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • boutique
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_dining
15
The Grazing Goat

The Grazing Goat

London

Close to West End shops and theatres, this pub-with-rooms has a relaxed vibe, a pavement terrace, stripped-back chic, a restaurant serving modern dishes alongside classics, comfortable bedrooms over three floors.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • babyfriendly
16
The Fielding

The Fielding

London

On a pedestrian street, steps from the Royal Opera House, this Georgian town house is home to four floors of individually styled bedrooms of character – and though they don’t serve breakfast, Covent Garden abounds with places to eat and drink.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • good_value
  • gym
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • boutique
  • rooms_with_a_view
17
The Rookery

The Rookery

London

Hip eateries and bars have supplanted hovels and bawdy houses in this once-notorious area, but behind the 18th-century facade of three shop-houses Georgian London lives on.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • boutique
18
St James’s Hotel and Club

St James’s Hotel and Club

London

A former diplomats’ club in a quiet corner of Mayfair is today a high-end hotel, with plush bar, sleek bedrooms, spa treatments, concierge service, Michelin-starred restaurant and more informal bistro-style bar menu.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • gourmet
  • historic
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • for_winelovers
  • boutique
19
Haymarket Hotel

Haymarket Hotel

London

Vintage furnishings and striking artwork, Haymarket Hotel is a boutique hotel in the heart of London’s theatre land.
  • babyfriendly
  • boutique
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • gym
  • indoor_pool
  • spa
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • romantic
20
Portobello Hotel

Portobello Hotel

London

Beyond the Doric portico of a white stucco neo-classical mansion, this boutique hotel captures the eclectic charms of glamorous and bohemian Notting Hill.
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
21
Hazlitt’s

Hazlitt’s

London

A boutique hotel owned by Peter McKay and Douglas Blain, you ring a bell to enter giving it that sense of going to someone’s home.
  • child_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • boutique
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly

Hotels not in the Guide that you may want to consider

Boutique hotels in London

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The Kensington

The Kensington

London

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.
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  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • boutique
  • gym
  • spa
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
Last updated: June 22, 2024