Is there any other way to stay in London besides in a boutique hotel? As travelers look for ways to experience London as a local would, London boutique hotels are sprouting up throughout the city. The small properties can sneak into locations that major hotels could not and feature the most elegant touches and amenities that London has to offer. For people that are thinking about staying longer, there is house sitting in London that could save you money but still be in great locations
Here is the list of best London boutique hotels.
The Connaught one of the top London boutique hotels
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The Connaught flawlessly blends classic and modern English design. Guests will feel like royalty thanks to the bespoke butler service, quintessential English touches, and, naturally, afternoon tea. Decadent spa treatments invoke Asian and Native American healing therapies and calming treatments at the legendary Aman Spa. One of the on-site restaurants, Hélène Darroze, boasts two Michelin Stars and is inspired by the regional flavors of France, the chef’s home country. Bedrooms are sumptuous with king size beds, mood lighting, original artwork, and marble bathrooms with walk-in showers. With a near-perfect location, gorgeous suites, and impeccable taste, is there a better place to stay in London?
The Capital Hotel and Apartments
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Found in the fashionable neighborhood of Knightsbridge, The Capital Hotel and Apartments provides classic British style and a Michelin-starred seafood restaurant by Nathan Outlaw. Shopping, entertainment, and excellent public transportation options close at hand make The Capital difficult to beat in terms of location — and the hotel itself does not disappoint either. Rooms boast handmade super king size beds with handstitched mattresses from Savoir, Egyptian cotton bed linen, and original art and antique furniture. For a unique activity, guests can join the hotel’s masterclasses on cocktail making, whiskey and cheese pairing, or jewelry design.
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Harken back to the glamorous Art Deco period at Flemings Mayfair, where no detail has been overlooked. Converted into a hotel from 12 Georgian townhomes, no two rooms are alike, and each room boasts a unique personality. An exceptional location just minutes from Buckingham Palace, Bond Street, and Oxford Circus make Flemings Mayfair ideal for shopping, and when guests return to the hotel for dinner they will be under the care of Michelin-starred chef Shaun Rankin. Impeccable service from round-the-clock concierge and staff rounds out the luxurious experiences in one of the top London boutique hotels.
St James’s Hotel and Club
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Located between Piccadilly and Mayfair, St James’s Hotel and Club rests comfortably between contemporary and traditional chic. A Michelin-starred French restaurant, Seven Park Place by William Drabble, fine art collection, and spa access are just a few of the selling points. Rooms are decorated with original artwork, handmade silk wallpaper, and handcrafted Murano glass chandeliers, lending an elegant ambiance to the boutique hotel. Take a wine and cheese masterclass with Sommelier Christophe Thuilot’s famed taste buds and catch the daily cocktail hour where you can nibble on the always-changing popcorn flavor of the day.
The Wellesley Knightsbridge
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Location doesn’t matter when you provide each guest with a courtesy Rolls Royce, but that’s unimportant for The Wellesley Knightsbridge that has location and luxury in spades. Original features from the 1920s, Italian marble bathrooms, and bespoke artwork coupled with the latest in technology are just a few ways The Wellesley distinguishes itself. Enjoy complimentary butler service, a large selection of Cuban cigars homed in a walk-in humidor, bathroom amenities courtesy of Hermès, and excellent on-site dining.
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