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Top 11 Best Boutique Hotels in London

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London Top 11 Best Boutique Hotels in London

Personal, small, intimate, luxurious! With great attention for detail, amazing service and fabulous breakfasts, these boutique hotels will make your stay in London even more memorable, without breaking the bank. Enjoy!

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Artist Residence

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Bringing unique vibrancy to this peaceful enclave in the west of the capital, Artist Residence London is a small boutique hotel ideally located between the charms of Chelsea, Tate Britain and the grandeur of Westminster. Each of the 10 bedrooms is unique, fizzing with original works of contemporary art and quirky furnishings. The Cambridge Street Kitchen is an aficionado's dream of pop art, neon and shabby-chic, with an ever-changing seasonal menu. Deep in the basement, the Clarendon Cocktail Cellar is a luscious den, buzzing with guests and locals alike.

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Knightsbridge Hotel

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As recommended by Mr & Mrs Smith:  "Vibrant colours, statement furniture and unusual art greets guests as they sweep into the lobby of the swanky Knightsbridge Hotel. Part of Firmdale Hotels, this smart London townhouse sits on a lovely tree-lined street with a crisp-yet-quirky English accent, thanks to owner-designer Kit Kemp's whimsical interiors. Other Firmdale hallmarks are in evidence too, from Soholistic spa treatments to the handsome, art-lined drawing room and library. Relaxation never looked so good…"

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The Bloomsbury Hotel

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The Bloomsbury, a timeless hidden London gem, is characterized by its elegant garden squares and streets lined with an eclectic selection of shops and boutiques. The Bloomsbury hotel is just a stone’s throw from Theatreland, Soho and Covent Garden, 5 minutes’ walk from Tottenham Court Road Tube Station and Crossrail, due to be launched later this year, offering direct access from Heathrow.

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The Rookery

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Tucked away, only a short distance from St Paul's Cathedral, the Bank of England and the Old Bailey, the only remaining early houses in Peter’s Lane have been repaired and extended to create our delightful boutique hotel. Inside, The Rookery is all period charm. Polished wood panelling, stone flagged floors, open fires and genuine antique furniture give the place a warm, homely atmosphere – more private club than hotel.

 "Down a narrow lane, near Smithfield market, nestles London’s best kept secret.” writes the Evening Standard.

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The Laslett Hotel

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As reviewed by The Telegraph:  "Notting Hill is oddly short of decent hotels and The Laslett has stepped neatly into the gap, converting five Victorian terrace houses into a luxury hotel, one minute’s walk from Notting Hill Gate. Expect creative 'westies' in the bar, and food, artworks and décor supplied largely by local, frequently famous, talent."

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Adria Boutique Hotel

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The hotel is an elegantly restored 19th century Victorian townhouse, and naturally fuses the charm and grace of a private English residence with warm and generous hospitality, creating a refined haven for the sophisticated traveller.

Proudly residing in in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in central London, the Adria is a traditional Victorian townhouse revived for the modern traveller.

To celebrate this unique history, each bedroom is charmingly named after a quintessentially British icon. One for each letter of the alphabet. A of course is for Adria.

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The Egerton House Hotel

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A TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice No.1 Hotel, The Egerton House Hotel is located in the heart of Knightsbridge, on a quiet street overlooking private gardens, discover this enchanting boutique townhouse. Moments from Harrods and the V&A Museum, a passionate team welcomes each guest like family. Pets are welcome! 

With a unique character and beautiful traditional style, enjoy a delicious breakfast, Afternoon Tea by the fire or sip on one of London’s most famous martinis.

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Batty Langley’s

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An unusual name, we admit, for a most unusual small hotel. Batty Langley (1696 – 1751) published handbooks designed to help inexperienced clients plan their Georgian houses and gardens “in the most Grand Taste”. The hotel was voted  "one of the world's 50 best new hotels" by Travel & Leisure.

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Montagu Place Hotel

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With just 16 bedrooms, Montagu Place is more intimate than the usual boutique hotel: a place where your stay is crafted around your individual needs. Whether you are in London for business or pleasure, you’ll get that feeling of “coming home” as soon as you walk in. 

The Grade II-listed Georgian townhouse is in the heart of Marylebone, a short hop from the great restaurants, nightlife, shopping & entertainment of the West End.

Montagu Place was given a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2017.

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San Domenico House

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An intimate, very private boutique hotel situated close to Sloane Square, in the heart of Chelsea, comprising 19 individually themed bedrooms and suites each furnished with an extraordinary variety of valuable antique furniture and art. A fine treasure hidden away in a quiet residential corner of Chelsea, close to Sloane Square, San Domenico House is a boutique townhouse hotel brimming with an elegant mix of sumptuous interiors, eclectic antiques and Latin personality. Recently extended and redesigned, the hotel offers 19 delightful luxury rooms and suites, and a bespoke room service menu to complement the outstanding selection of fine and Michelin-starred restaurants within easy strolling distance.

San Domenico House embodies all the charisma and verve one associates with la dolce vita.

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The Hoxton, Shoreditch

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The original Hoxton! A firm fixture in Shoreditch since 2006. The Hoxton an open-house hotel inspired by the diversity and originality of the streets and scenes it is part of. It's a place where guests can hang out alongside the locals and submerse themselves in the neighborhood with vibrant, welcoming public spaces, and proving style doesn’t need to be sacrificed for good value.

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