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Top Hotels in London

40 Winks

Chances are you will already have seen David Carter’s home, as it hasbeen featured in ... more

109 Mile End Rd.
London , 011-44-207-790-0259
Tags: budget | historic | boutique hotel | great value | unusual
41

With its private fifth-floor entry, elegant black-and-white palette, and richmahogany ... more

41 Buckingham Palace Rd.
London , 011-44-207-300-0041
Tags: luxury | expensive | smart splurge
Abbey Court Hotel

One of the best-value secrets in London, this first-class charmer has a prime location on a ... more

20 Pembridge Gardens
London , 011-44-207-221-7518
Tags: moderate | editor pick | great value
Andaz Liverpool Street

The Andaz Liverpool Street opened in 2007 and retrofitted its 267 rooms into ahandsome brick ... more

40 Liverpool St.
London , 011-44-207-961-1234
Tags: luxury | expensive | design
Arosfa Hotel

This friendly B&B is a winner for low prices, comfy accommodations, and aprime location. ... more

83 Gower Street
London , 011-44-207-636-2115
Tags: budget | b&b
Aster House

Surrounded by majestic Victorian mansions on one of Knightsbridge's premierblocks, this ... more

3 Sumner Palace
London , 011-44-207-581-5888
Tags: moderate | great value | b&b
Athenaeum Hotel

The crowing glory of The Athenaeum's multi-million renovation is its 10-story"vertical garden." ... more

116 Piccadilly
London , 011-44-207-499-3464
Tags: luxury | expensive | great location
B&B Belgravia

Many British bed and breakfasts go overboard on the chintz but this lovelyGeorgian property is a ... more

64-66 Ebury St.
London , 011-44-207-259-8570
Tags: budget | b&b
Baglioni Hotel London

Baglioni Hotels are world renowned for topnotch, elegant service andaccommodations, with ... more

60 Hyde Park Gate
London , 011-44-207-368-5700
Tags: luxury | expensive | spa | design | hotel restaurant
base2stay kensington

It's low on frills, but base2stay kensington looks good. Guests can expectsomething between a ... more

25 Courtfield Gardens
London , 800-511-9821
Tags: budget
Bermondsey Square Hotel

Set on the south side of the Thames, not far from historic Borough Market andShakespeare’s ... more

Tower Bridge Road
London , England
011-44-0870-111-2525
Tags: moderate | great value | design | trendy
Blakes Hotel London

Double rooms are dressed in pale gray Venetian stripes and decorative printsfrom Versailles, and ... more

33 Roland Gardens
London , 800-926-3173
Tags: luxury | expensive | design | trendy | hotel restaurant
Copthorne Tara Hotel London

Perfectly located for combining a little luxury shopping on Kensington's famousHigh Street and a ... more

Scarsdale Place
London , 011-44-20-7937-7211
Tags: budget | great value | great location
Dukes Hotel

Just off Piccadilly, bordering Green Park, Dukes could hardly be more central.After a spring ... more

35 St. James's Pl.
London , 011-44-20-7491-4840
Tags: luxury | expensive | jim's pick
Durrants Hotel

Quintessentially English and over-the-top traditional, this singular propertyaround the corner ... more

George St
Paddington , Greater London
011-44-20-7935-8131
Tags: moderate | historic | great value
Hazlitt's

Built in 1718, these three Georgian town homes deliver West End drama with silkdrapes and ... more

6 Frith St.
London , 011-44-207-434-1771
Tags: moderate | historic | great value
Hotel Boundary

Located in trendy Shoreditch, this Victorian warehouse was converted into 12uniquely designed ... more

2-4 Boundary St
Shoreditch, London , 011-44-20-7729-1051
Tags: luxury | design | trendy | hotel restaurant
Hotel Indigo London-Paddington

The first Europe property of Hotel Indigo boutique brand by InterContinental,this hip hotel ... more

16 London Street
London , 011-44-207-706-4444
Tags: moderate | boutique hotel | trendy
London Bridge Hotel

Situated opposite the London Bridge, this business-centric hotel has a cheerylobby of ... more

8-18 London Bridge St.
London , 011-44-207-855-2200
Tags: moderate | trendy
Main House

Four homey full-floor rooms in a stucco Victorian by Portobello Road are allthe more delightful ... more

6 Colville Rd.
London , 011-44-207-221-9691
Tags: moderate | great value | design
Malmaison

A hip contemporary hotel on a leafy square in the heart of recently gentrifiedand gussied-up ... more

Charterhouse Square
London , 011-44-207-012-3700
Tags: moderate | great value | design | trendy
Mercure London Bloomsbury

A mid-range brand of the Accor hotel group, the Mercure manages to avoid thecharmless, ... more

130 134 Southampton Row
London , England
011-44-207-833-3691
Tags: moderate | great value | great location
Metropolitan London

Hotel buzz is notoriously fleeting. But since its debut in 1997 under the klieglights and the ... more

Old Park Lane
London , 888-272-3002
Tags: luxury | expensive | trendy | hotel restaurant | hotel bar | jim's pick
Miller's Residence

Minimalists beware: Every corner of Richard Miller's (former publisher ofMiller's Antiques Guide ... more

111a Westbourne Grove
London , 011-7243-1024
Tags: luxury | expensive
No. 11 London Hotel

Behind No. 11 Hotel's stunning Victorian façade, richly decorated suites andapartments look out ... more

11 Cadogan Gardens
London , 011-44-20-7730-7000
Tags: luxury | expensive | boutique hotel | design
No.5 Maddox St.

For longer stays in London, the No.5 Maddox St. will accommodate your everyneed with their ... more

No.5 Maddox St.
London , 011-44-20-7647-0200
Tags: luxury | great value | extended stay | apartments
One Aldwych

Next to Covent Garden, find pared-down decor, a phenomenal contemporary artcollection, and ... more

1 Aldwych
London , 011-44-20-7300-1000
Tags: luxury | family | expensive | smart splurge | jim's pick
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Once a busy roundabout on London’s South Bank, traffic here was re-routedto make way for ... more

200 Westminster Bridge Rd.
London , 800-169-6128; 011-44-844-415-6790
Tags: moderate | great value | design | great location
Renaissance Chancery Court London

Bask in opulence at this 1914 landmark building near Covent Garden, with its spacious (for the ... more

252 High Holborn
London , 011-44-207-829-9888
Tags: luxury | expensive | landmark
Rockwell

You can tell trendy architects own this sexy little townhouse hotel right away:The lobby/lounge ... more

181 Cromwell Rd.
London , 001-44-207-244-2000
Tags: moderate | great value
Sanctum Soho Hotel

Two stunning Georgian townhouses in London's hip and busy West End have beentransformed into the ... more

20 Warwick Street
London , 011-44-207-292-6100
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | design | trendy | hotel bar
Sydney House

The luxury hotel, opened in 2009, is the first in the Baby Abode offshoot ofthe UK-wide Abode ... more

9-11 Sydney Street
London , 011-44-207-376-7711
Tags: moderate | boutique hotel | great value | great location | trendy
The Arch

If you're looking to splurge on a London hotel, it's hard to top the luxuryGeorgian townhouse ... more

50 Great Cumberland Place
London , 011-44-207-724-4744
Tags: luxury | historic | boutique hotel
The Connaught

Welcoming guests for more than a century to the ritzy Mayfair district, TheConnaught underwent a ... more

Carlos Place
London , 866-599-6991
Tags: luxury | expensive | historic | design | trendy
The Dorchester

Park Lane's grandest shrugged off her 80-year-old dowager image with a 2002renovation. Even more ... more

Park Lane
London , 011-44-20-7629-8888
Tags: luxury | expensive
The Gallery

Enter a gorgeous complex of two Edwardian buildings in one of London's mostprestigious ... more

8–10 Queensberry Place
London , 011-44-207-915-0000
Tags: moderate | historic
The H10 London Waterloo

Practically in the center of busy London, The H10 London Waterloo offers sharp,modern ... more

284-302 Waterloo Road
London , 011-44-207-928-4062
Tags: business | great value | bar
The Hoxton

Despite a chic interior of polished concrete, open fireplaces, flat-screen TVs,and rain-shower ... more

81-83 Great Eastern St.
London , 011-44-207-550-1000
Tags: budget | great value | trendy
The Kensington Hotel

The jewel in the crown of The Doyle Collection of hotels, this 150-roomboutique property in the ... more

109-113 Queen's Gate
London , 877-849-6258
Tags: luxury | expensive | boutique hotel
The May Fair

Every A-lister visiting London seems to spend time at the Mayfair, but a highcelebrity count is ... more

Stratton Street
London , 011-44-207-769-4041
Tags: newly renovated
The Rookery

With a name that historically refers to a slum, The Rookery, though quirky in acharming way, has ... more

12 Peters Lane
Cowcross Street
London , 011-44-20-7336-0931
Tags: moderate | historic | great value
The Soho Hotel

With London among the top five priciest cities in the world, even the mostaffluent travelers ... more

4 Richmond Mews
London , 011-44-20-7559-3000
Tags: luxury | expensive | editor pick | smart splurge | smart luxury winner
The Stafford Hotel

One can easily understand why The Stafford, a short walk from the St. James'sand Green parks, is ... more

St. James's Place
London , 011-44-207-493-0111
Tags: luxury | expensive | historic | hotel restaurant | hotel bar
The Zetter

Known as one of London's best small hotels, this 59-room converted warehousewith wacky ... more

86-88 Clerkenwell Rd.
London , 011-7324-4444
Tags: moderate | trendy
Town Hall Hotel

Here’s a new concept for the increasingly hip East End of London: Yourown designer ... more

Patriot Square
London , 011-44-207-871-0460
Tags: liquor | extended stay | unusual
W London

The W London, which opened on Valentine’s Day 2011 and offers 192 rooms(including 21 ... more

10 Wardour St.
London , 011-44-20-7758-1000
Tags: luxury | expensive | spa | great location
Yotel

Visitors to London's Gatwick airport with a long layover have a comfortableplace to sleep. ... more

South Terminal; London Gatwick Airport
London , 011-44-0207-100-1100
Tags: budget

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