With our partner easyJet Holidays, these are the best boutique hotels and urban retreats to stay at in London
Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
Best for… the West End
Whether you’re in town for shopping or a show, you won’t find a better location than right in the heart of Covent Garden. On the crossroads between Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Bloomsbury, this boutique hotel – in the same Edwardian style as the mansions that surround it – is a haven: contemporary and with class. It also has a restaurant famous for its Peruvian tapas and signature cocktails.
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Best for… gourmets
One of the greatest small hotels in the world, this beautiful boutique is a dream in 1930s glamour, built inside a terrace of Georgian townhouses and restored to spectacular effect. The whole quintessential English experience is here: from afternoon tea to an artisanal G&T in the classy bar. Its glorious restaurant comes from celebrated chef Shaun Rankin. A recent lavish restoration has paid dividends: rooms are sumptuous and elegant.
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Dorsett City London
Best for… the City of London
Surrounded by glistening skyscrapers and perfectly capturing the buzz of London’s business district, this smart hotel is ideal for a stay in the City. A brilliant blend of London heart – the East End is just around the corner – and Asian flair, its speciality Chinese restaurant is the place to go for deluxe dim sum. Business never stops in London’s financial hub, so neither does this hotel: the gym and modern British restaurant are open 24/7.
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H10 London Waterloo
Best for… sightseeing
With Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament just across the Thames and the London Eye around the corner, this modern hotel is a dream location for sightseeing. It's elegantly contemporary, with a tall, windowed facade that makes the most of its views of the London skyline – as does the fab Sky Bar terrace, a great place for pre-dinner drinks ahead of a stroll down the vibrant South Bank.
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Best for… old fashioned glamour
A gorgeous railway hotel from the golden era of travel, this is as close as you can get to a night in Buckingham Palace – it's just around the corner. Perfectly at home in Victoria, land of palaces and embassies, it’s stacked with luxuries like rainfall showers, complimentary mini-bars, a gym and high tea. It's just moments from Victoria Station, so you can step off the train and straight into the smart champagne and cocktail bar, styled after a first-class lounge.
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The Park International
Best for… family breaks
In the heart of glamorous Kensington, this large modern hotel is one of the top family hotels in the city. Its bright, airy rooms come in sizes to suit every clan – plus there are some gorgeous suites if you’re hoping for a bit more me-time beside one of Europe’s greatest shopping streets. And if you’re mixing pleasure with business, the conference facilities and streamlined, in-room office space will suit you perfectly.
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Best for… being at the centre of it all
You’ll feel like a celeb in town for a film premiere at this iconic hotel, which overlooks Piccadilly Circus and is steps from the West End and Soho. Its elegant Victorian facade is classic turn-of-the-century London, but inside is strikingly contemporary – from the gym to the all-day dining room to the pizza restaurant, which can deliver to your room 24 hours a day. Perfect after a night spent celebrating your on-screen debut.
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