With Harry and Meghan’s fairy-tale romance enhancing the Christmas spirit, a holiday in London is a thought to entertain. And what better than an all-English luxury boutique hotel that would make you feel like royalty?
These five hotels will pamper you with style and royal decorum:
This exquisite five-star hotel on Buckingham Palace Road is located steps away from the Queen’s residence and is fit for a royal. It offers a wide range of in-house food and drink options that include period-style lounges, an India-inspired Curry room, the Leopard Champagne bar, as well as the jaw-dropping regal English Grill restaurant. Ideal for couples on a romantic getaway, it also helps individuals plan “the perfect proposal.”
Address: 41 Buckingham Palace Rd, Victoria, London SW1W 0PS, UK
Prices from $462
Tucked away in the heart of vibrant Soho, Hazlitt’s is within walking distance of many of London’s best attractions, restaurants, bars and major shopping streets. Described as “One of London’s Best Kept Secrets,” this boutique gem feels more like an aristocratic Georgian mansion in the heart of London than a hotel. Elegant, warm and with buckets of interesting characters, Hazlitt’s will charm your socks off.
Address: 6 Frith St, Soho, London W1D 3JA, UK
Prices from $259
The Egerton House
Located at a stone’s throw away from Harrods, Britain’s quaint department store in posh Knightsbridge, Egerton House is a quintessentially English boutique hotel with Victorian flair. Ideal for honeymooners and couples on a romantic getaway, this stunning five-star hotel offers luxurious, heart-warming ambience, and uniquely decorated rooms. The Egerton House is also known for its English afternoon tea, which typically includes scrumptious scones, finger sandwiches cakes, and pastries. The bar’s martinis are legendary in town.
Address: 17-19 Egerton Terrace, Knightsbridge, London SW3 2BX, UK
Prices from $392
Overlooking London’s scenic Hyde Park, the Lanesborough is as lavish as it gets. A personal butler service is a “necessary extravagance” for the crème de la crème clientele of this five-star hotel. (And we couldn’t agree more!). If your pockets aren’t deep enough to afford this lodging, you should at least dress up and drop in for a drink at the hotel’s fabulous Library Bar. In an ambience of leather-bound books, dark chestnut tones and oil paintings, this “liquid museum” of spirits is James Bond meets royal family.
Address: Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA, United Kingdom
Prices from $655
Who says East London can’t pull off royal style? Just a short walk from the city’s trendy Brick Lane, Batty Langley’s brings together royal style and Spitalfields sauciness. A sister hotel to Hazlitt’s, Batty Langley’s offers classic Georgian opulence and a certain quirkiness. In the top suite there is a bookcase holding a book with a button hidden within its binding. Poke the binding and a door in the bookcase opens to reveal a throne-style antique loo.
Address: 12 Folgate St, London E1 6BX, UK
Prices from $234