1. The Mitre Hotel, Hampton Court

Best for: Boutique hotel vibes and visiting Hampton Court Palace.
Price per night: from £150 B&B.
Address: Hampton Ct Rd, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9BN.

Why we love it: “Sitting right on the banks of the Thames and with Hampton Court Palace a stone’s throw away, The Mitre Hotel -built in 1665- is a true piece of London history and you can feel it. After a revamp just before the pandemic, the interiors are what really make The Mitre feel unique. Gorgeous bespoke wallpapers, accents of colour and quirky styling notes make for sumptuous rooms and cosy nooks – check out the Library room with jukebox for a post-dinner tipple.(5 BEST HOTELS IN LONDON)

“Summer nights see the Whispering Angel Bar – a GLAMOUR team favourite – come to life on the outdoor terrace where you could spend hours on the decking, watching river life go by. Dinner in the rotunda, twin-deck brasserie is worth a visit alone – try the cauliflower popcorn. They also do gorgeous afternoon teas and brunches if you are just passing by or visiting the palace.

2. Kingsland by Locke, Dalston

Best for: Exploring East London.
Price per night: from £88.
Address: 130 Kingsland High St, London E8 2LQ.

Why we love it: “The ‘Superb’ rating on speaks for itself with this hotel, but we think you’ll agree with its rave reviews. It’s not as central as others, being located in eclectic Dalston, but we think that makes for exploring the(5 BEST HOTELS IN LONDON) city that little bit more fun. Each room sees stylish interiors with warm touches, with the interiors reflecting the colours and vibrancy of its surrounding neighbourhood. Think: lots of recycled materials, luscious plants and contrasting textures. Downstairs, there are lots of spaces to work, eat and sip coffee – plus a microbrewery and co-working space.”


3. Kimpton Fitzroy, Bloomsbury

Best for: Shopping and theatre trips.
Price per night: from £289.
Address: 1-8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE.

Why we love it: “If you’re looking for a central-London spot to rest your head after a long day of shopping, dining and entertainment, there’s absolutely no question as to where you should stay: the Kimpton Fitzroy. Set in a Grade II(5 BEST HOTELS IN LONDON) listed landmark building that occupies the eastern flank of Russell Square in Bloomsbury, the lavish property(5 BEST HOTELS IN LONDON) boasts a striking terracotta exterior and designer interiors, plus it’s within a short walk from Covent Garden, Fitzrovia and The British Museum.

Originally designed in 1898, you can all but smell the history from the moment you step into the grand, marble lobby. This experience continues all the way up into your room, and is only complemented by modern furnishings courtesy of Tara Bernerd & Partners. Top tip: don’t skip the opportunity to have a bath. As luxe as the rain showers are, you’ll feel like a new person after a soak in one of their free-standing(5 BEST HOTELS IN LONDON) roll-top tubs.

4. The Hoxton, Shepherds Bush

Best for: Having a chic West London go-to up your sleeve.
Price per night: from £174.
Address: The Hoxton, 65 Shepherd’s Bush Green, London W12 8QE.

Why we love it: “The Hoxton is arguably the coolest hotel chain in the capital: the brains behind the Seabird-topped Southwark edition and the OG Shoreditch property. So, when news dropped that The Hoxton were opening a new spot(5 BEST HOTELS IN LONDON) in West London’s Shepherd’s Bush, we couldn’t have been more excited. Almost guaranteed to put the Notting Hill and Hammersmith-sandwiched neighbourhood on the map – which, up until now, has been known for Westfield and little else – this new opening feels better suited to a side street in Brooklyn than Shepherd’s Bush Green.

The glass exterior is splashed with theatre-style signage,(5 BEST HOTELS IN LONDON) and inside, you’ll find 237 cosy rooms complete with abstract headboards, original artworks, vintage radios that sound on your arrival and ambient lighting.

5. Buckle Street Studios by Locke, Aldgate

Best: For real life living with a bit of added luxury.
Price per night: from £110.
Address: 21 Buckle St, London E1 8DB.

Why we love it: “I stayed at a gorgeous two-bedroom, one-bath hybrid apartment that also featured a fully equipped kitchen and living area with a large dining table. Upon arrival, it was almost like I was house viewing as I could picture myself living there, it felt calm and homey yet still modern and slick. Just my type.

The interiors are exceptional and it’s really the attention to detail that got me. The designers used a lot of curved furniture and smooth arches to create that serene aesthetic. I’m obsessed with wood paneling,(5 BEST HOTELS IN LONDON) so naturally, I knew that I was going to be in my element. The neutral colour palette made it feel cosy and warm, but the black marbled stone table then added character and glamour. The kitchen area had the essentials and offered plenty of room to prepare food. Even if you’re only planning on getting takeaways, it’s always nice to have options.

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