With an abundance of luxury hotels in London it can be difficult to choose which one is best for your stay. Particularly for well-travelled individuals who want their hotel experience to be quite different from the last then a five star rating is simply not enough. So for those visitors, to the UK’s capital, who desire something a little bit more unique (dare we say even quirky!) in terms of style, design and offering we’ve collated a round up of our favourite unique luxury hotels in London. Read on to see which floats your boat!!
Sunborn Yacht Hotel
With magnificent views of the River Thames, this elegantly designed floating hotel once saw service as a cruise liner. Moored at the Royal Victoria Dock, it’s within easy reach of London Bridge and Saint Paul’s Cathedral. Five floors of comfortable luxurious rooms combined with access to the Symphony Therapy Spa, offer guests the ultimate in luxury and relaxation.
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Citizen M At Towerhill
Situated above Tower Hill Underground Station, Citizen M Towerhill has awe-inspiring views of the Tower of London, particularly from the sophisticated Cloud M Bar. Spacious rooms and lounges are comfortably furnished and highlighted with United Kingdom themed memorabilia, providing the perfect base for those socialising at any of the nearby stylish restaurant and bar areas.
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The Hoxton Hotel
Launched in 2006, the Hoxton is a luxurious blend of traditional comfort and modern sophistication inspired by its location in historic Shoreditch. Restored brickwork, roomy leather sofas and spacious wooden tables arranged near Victorian style fireplaces create a cosy, intimate atmosphere. With a choice of restaurants and bars, refreshments are always conveniently at hand.
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W Leicester Square
The W in Wardour Street is in the midst of London’s most famous theatres and fashion conscious nightspots. Predominantly white décor is glamorously highlighted with accessories in bold, brilliant colours. Guests can recharge their energy levels by relaxing with a selection of vinyl records supplied from the hotel’s own collection.
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Near to the Tower of London, Brick Lane market and Spitalfields, the hotel has spacious lounges with trendsetting but comfortable designs. The stylish well lit bars and restaurant areas have a mouth-watering selection of locally sourced organic meals by day and at night offer an exciting range of cocktails, wines and beers.
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M by Montcalm
The height of casual luxury at M by Montcalm, lounges feature comfortable upholstery in a refreshing blue and white check. The Versace designed Spa provides massages and facials, while guests can indulge in the ultimate luxury of the atmospheric glamour of the Bath Butler before exploring London from one of the many local stations.
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Named in honour of the 18th Century designer who influenced Georgian society, the décor at Batty Langleys is wonderfully sumptuous throughout. Traditional fireplaces, elegant antique furniture and four poster beds with richly embroidered counterpanes, offer the finest luxury, elegance and hospitality of a bygone era. Shuttered windows, velvet curtains and leather suites combine to create a unique atmosphere.
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The Exhibitionist Hotel
As its name suggests, there is a breath-taking mix of vibrant colour schemes, extravagant murals lining the corridors and bold, large statues in the lounge at The Exhibitionist Hotel. Some rooms feature balconies with bistro table and chairs from which to admire the local attractions such as the Royal Albert Hall and the Natural History Museum.
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My Hotel Bloomsbury
Spacious and elegant, the minimalist design presents a calm, relaxing atmosphere in which to seek refuge from the excitement of nearby Oxford Street and Covent Garden. White décor, punctuated by bright unusual accessories, add an individual touch to every room, reflecting the unique atmosphere of the locality’s famously Bohemian Bloomsbury Set.
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The Curtain Hotel
The grey exterior is a lattice of uniformly spaced windows, yet within, there is a vibrant atmosphere created by the striking “Glam Rock” décor and imaginative bespoke works of art. There is an innovative roof top pool and bar with comfortable seating where inspiring cocktails are served, reminding the visitor of the creativity of Shoreditch.
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The Victorian building, constructed of the same red brick as the Houses of Parliament, dates back to 1884. The interior has retained many original features such as the elegant arched doorways and the carved pillars that line the dining room. Recently refurbished rooms add a touch of minimalist elegance that contrasts with the traditional luxury of the hotel itself.
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The Courthouse Hotel
Ideally situated near Mayfair and the West End, the hotel successfully combines a stunning blend of modern and traditional designs throughout. Elegantly arched doorways of Victorian splendour welcome guests who then enter an interior with spacious, minimalist décor with masses of comfortable seating. Additional features include an indoor swimming pool and a cinema.
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Spacious rooms with a minimalist design are elegantly presented in a restful combination of soft greys, browns and gold. Cosy corners and well designed bars with comfortable chairs, are lit with spotlights that reflect in imaginatively designed mirrors. Guests can enjoy stunning views of London and are within easy reach of theatres and art galleries.
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The Zetter Townhouse
The East London Zetter overlooking the historic Saint John’s Square, was once a Victorian warehouse. It now features the sophistication of contemporary styling with an emphasis on ecology based upon the hotel’s own underground water source. The West London Zetter in Marylebone, retains an atmosphere of Victorian luxury and comfort with antique furniture, four poster beds and traditional fireplaces.
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Situated on the banks of the River Thames, the Mondrian’s uniform exterior opens to an interior of stylish originality. Rooms are highlighted by extravagant modern art such as a swirling copper centrepiece from floor to ceiling. Model ships and submarines add a nautical touch to the décor, although visitors will no doubt be captivated by the views across the Thames.
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Located in the heart of the West End with easy access to theatres, nightclubs, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and Saint Paul’s Cathedral, the hotel’s roof top bar, complete with fire pits to warm a chilly evening, has magnificent views of the city. Contemporary styling in cool, relaxing shades, adds a chic, minimalism to the spacious interior.
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Newly refurbished, the traditional Victorian charm of the building fits perfectly with the heritage of its Leicester Square location. The interior of Victory House has the minimalist style so currently in vogue that contrasts with, yet complements, the occasional round windows of the architecture. Compact, cosy rooms are furnished with an elegance that is comfortable and welcoming.
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