Stay In Style: 7 Hottest Hotels in London You Need To Know About

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London is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and with nearly 10,000 hotels to choose from, ranging from budget-friendly to ultimate five-star luxury, it’s essential to find the best hotel for you. Here you’ll find seven of the hottest hotels in London, where you can stay in style. 

A Union Jack flapping in the wind, with Big Ben in the background and a Double Decker red London bus driving past.
Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Photo credit: Depositphotos

When visiting London, you must consider which area you want to stay in. Do you want to stay in the tourist area around Traflagar and Piccadilly, the exclusive area of Mayfair and Kensington, or in the financial district? Luckily, there are stylish hotels to stay in whichever district you choose. 

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Iconic, stylish hotels

The Ritz London

The Ritz hotel at night.
The Ritz hotel at night in London. Photo credit: Yay Images.

The Ritz Hotel in London is a true icon of luxury and style, with a reputation that is known around the world. The hotel’s elegant and timeless design has been carefully crafted to offer guests sophistication and glamour. 

From the moment you step into the grand lobby, you’re transported to another time and place, where chandeliers hang overhead, and gilded mirrors adorn the walls. The hotel’s signature afternoon tea served in the opulent Palm Court is a quintessentially British experience that shouldn’t be missed. 

Each of the hotel’s guest rooms and suites is individually designed, with classic and refined touches reminiscent of a bygone era. Whether you are lounging in your plush bathrobe, sipping a cocktail in the Art Deco-inspired bar, or taking in the sweeping views of Green Park from your window, every moment at The Ritz is infused with a sense of timeless elegance and ultimate style.

Also, check out these other stylish hotels, The Dorchester and The Langham.

Boutique hotels

The Ned

The Ned, Grand Heritage.
Grand Heritage. Photo credit: The Ned.

The Ned is a stunning boutique hotel in a grand 1920s building in the heart of London’s financial district. The hotel features 252 rooms, each with a unique style and design, ranging from cozy nooks to spacious suites. The rooms are decorated with luxurious fabrics, antique furniture, and contemporary artwork, creating a chic and sophisticated atmosphere. As soon as you walk into the lobby, you know you’ve arrived somewhere special.

Also, check out these boutique hotels, The Ampersand Hotel and The Hoxton Shoreditch.

Try The Westminster London, Curio Collection by Hilton for a stylish stay. Located next to MI5, the hotel was as full of elegance and intrigue as promised by the plaques on my floor, which described clandestine meetings between real-life spies. I could just imagine James Bond sidling up to the bar to order a martini!” Jennifer Petoff,

Jennifer Petoff, Sidewalk Safari.

Historic hotels

The Savoy

The Savoy Gucci Suite.
The Savoy Gucci Suite. Photo credit: The Savoy.

The London hotel is the epitome of style and the hotel of choice for the rich and famous. Located on the Northbank of the River Thames, The Savoy is a destination. 

With 267 rooms, including The Royal Suite By Gucci, complete with a private butler, Italian cocktails, a Gucci Savoy complimentary gift, and a complimentary Rolls Royce to take you shopping at the Gucci store, this drips with style. The Savoy is also home to the oldest cocktail bar in London, where you can enjoy a sidecar cocktail, the American Bar, and the Savoy Grill by Gordon Ramsey.

London is full of historic hotels; you may also want to check out Brown’s Hotel and The Goring.

Rooftop hotels


Claridges Lobby.
Claridges Lobby. Photo credit: Claridges.

A historic hotel over 200 years old, Claridges underwent a significant renovation during COVID-19. Spanning the entire rooftop of Claridges, it’s the only hotel in London where you can stay in a glass-wrapped rooftop suite with its own swimming pool, lake, yes, you heard right, garden, and gym. And there’s no need to go out to eat; you can have whatever you desire in your room, from Michelin star cuisine to your favorite artichoke pizza; you name it, you can have it.

Naturally, this stylish experience does not come cheap; they don’t even advertise the cost of 

The Penthouse at Claridge’s. If you don’t have an endless budget, you can stay in one of their many other rooms or suites, enjoy afternoon tea, or sip on a cocktail at this 5-star luxurious hotel. 

These hotels also have rooftop spaces ME London and The Curtain.

Hotels with Michelin-starred restaurants

The Connaught

Connaught Princes Lodge
Connaught Princes Lodge. Photo credit: The Connaught.

Located in the heart of the luxurious Mayfair, you can dine at the Chef’s Table at The Connaught for a truly unique three Michelin Star culinary experience. You’ll enjoy your meal seated at a pink marble table, surrounded by breathtaking ceiling art designed by Rochegaussen and bespoke lamps created by Matteo Gonet for Pierre Yovanovitch. Meanwhile, chefs will personally showcase their culinary prowess and answer any questions you may have about the dishes.

For more Michelin-starred restaurants, try The Mandarin Oriental and The Hilton on Park Lane.

Family-friendly hotels

The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

The Athenaeum Hotel Residences.
Private Entrance. Photo credit: The Athenaeum Hotel Residences.

If you’re looking for 5-star luxury stylish hotels to take your family, then The Athenaeum may be what you’re looking for. Step through your private front door and stay in luxury serviced apartments in the heart of Mayfair, complete with a kitchenette, bunk beds, and ample space. 

Other family-friendly luxury hotels include The Marylebone and The Egerton House Hotel.

Stylish hotels near tourist attractions

The Park Tower Knightsbridge

Luxury Bathroom, The Park Tower Knightsbridge.
Luxury Bathroom. Photo credit: The Park Tower Knightsbridge.

Stay in 5-star luxury near the world-renowned Harrods department store and exclusive shopping in the Park Tower Knightsbridge. Stay in the two-bedroom The Lowndes Penthouse Suite for the ultimate stylish experience, and enjoy the breathtaking London skyline and Hyde Park views with the services of the park tower butler who can help with anything, from arranging theatre tickets to bringing you home comforts such as potato casserole or your favorite burger. 

Need more stylish accommodation ideas? Check out The Kensington Hotel and The Hari.

Staying in a stylish hotel in London offers a unique and luxurious experience that can make your trip truly memorable. From personalized service and top-notch amenities to unique design and a sense of sophistication, a stylish hotel can elevate your stay to new heights. Whether you prefer the grandeur of a classic hotel or the modern edge of a boutique property, London has something to offer every style-savvy traveler. 

Mandy is the enthusiastic creator of the vegetarian website Splash of Taste; she makes meat-free cooking fun and easy. When Mandy’s not cooking and writing, you’ll find her traveling, exploring countries and cuisines, and spending time with her chihuahua. 

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