Best Boutique Hotels in London for a Weekend Getaway

Georgian House Hotel

A hotel for Harry Potter lovers, the Georgian House Hotel is a bucket list destination for many fans of this famous movie franchise. Make sleeping at Hogwarts become an almost reality at the Georgian House’s in their Hogwarts-style dorm room.

You don’t have to be Harry Potter crazy to enjoy this hidden gem in Pimlico, the individually designed rooms appeal to most and is just a stone’s throw from Victoria Coach Station so comes in handy for those looking to experience some day trips outside of London.

Weekend prices start at £102 per night, click here to book.

Charlotte Street Hotel

This 52 guestroom hotel is a beautiful venue for a weekend break in London. Charlotte Street Hotel is just minutes from Soho Square, making it ideal to explore London on foot. Guest bedrooms have been designed and furnished in a typically English style and the availability of interconnecting rooms make it an excellent option for family escapes.

Guest areas include a stunning wood-panelled library, its own brasserie, cinema room and a gym!

Weekend prices start at £355 per night, click here to book.

Henrietta Hotel

The perfect boutique hotel located in the heart of Covent Garden, the 18 guest rooms at the Henrietta Hotel were inspired by Covent Garden’s rich history with a nod to Italian design.

Housed inside two Victorian terraced houses, bedrooms boast handmade Art Deco headboards whilst throughout the hotel, you will find hues of forest green and pinks. On the top floor, big spenders can experience the Grand Henrietta suite, complete with a two-person balcony and partial views of the London Eye.

On the first floor, guests can find a French-inspired restaurant in collaboration with chef Ollie Dabbous.

Weekend prices start at £298 per night, click here to book.

Artist Residence

The Artist Residence is a 10-bedroom retreat in Pimlico and a welcomed vision to all Instagrammers!

Filled with contemporary art, warm hospitality and a carefully curated shabby chic style, the Artist Residence is the third property in this up and coming chain and well placed for those wanting to explore the finer parts of London – including the shops of Sloane Square,  the Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea Physic Gardens, Buckingham Palace, Battersea Park and Tate Britain.

Weekend prices start at £260 per night, click here to book.

Zetter Townhouse

The smaller the number of bedrooms, the more focus staff the staff can offer their guests, and with just 13 guestrooms, the Zetter Townhouse is not lacking in excellent service.

Located in the heart of Clerkenwell, the property feels more like the private residence of an eccentric Great Aunt than it does a popular city hotel. For those who want to bring along the whole family, the townhouse can be hired on an exclusive basis.

Weekend prices start at £285 per night, click here to book.

Blakes Hotel

Marketed as London’s first 5* boutique hotel we couldn’t leave out Blakes Hotel, a fine living property opened in the 1970s. Its exclusive location in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Blakes offers a sophisticated allure and service of the highest level.

The hotel was designed by former Bond girl Anouska Hempel, creating a stunning fusion of eastern and western styles. Guests have access to the nearby South Kensington Club but in-room spa treatments are available on request.

Weekend prices start at £271 per night, click here to book.

The Curtain

East London is a brilliant spot if you like a more alternative scene, hipsters, street art and all the avocado on toast you could dream of, Shoreditch has become a small hub and genuinely offers a lot of great restaurants and activities.

The Curtain is home to 120 guestrooms so a little bigger than the other hotels on this list but still offers a boutique vibe. There is a rooftop pool and lounge, 24-hour gym, treatment rooms, co-working space and 6,000 square feet of event space, with a ballroom, screening room and more.

Warehouse living is on the agenda here which is exactly what people want from the area and The Curtain has hit the nail on the head with exposed brickwork and hardwood floors making you feel as though you could be 3,500 miles away in Manhattan.

Weekend prices start at £259 per night, click here to book.

Bingham Riverhouse

Have you ever wanted to visit London but not have to put up with the hustle and bustle on a daily basis? Richmond in south-west London offers much more of a village vibe with great links into the centre (15 minutes to Waterloo Station), sweeping riverside views and easy access to attractions such as Kew Gardens, Ham House and Hampton Court.

The Bingham Riverhouse is a luxury hotel and restaurant with 15 bedrooms that encompass calm, comfort and modern craftsmanship to offer a home from home stay. The interior is completed by droplet chandeliers, Farrow & Ball paint and bespoke art deco-inspired furniture, creating one of the trendiest stays south of the river.

Weekend prices start at £116 per night, click here to book.

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