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1. The Zetter Hotel & Townhouse86 Clerkenwell Rd, London
2. The Mandarin Oriental66 Knightsbridge, London
3. Beautiful HouseboatTideway Walk, London
4. St John Hotel1 Leicester Street, London
5. MyHotel Bloomsbury11-13 Bayley Street, London
6. The Sanderson50 Berners Street, London
7. Rough Luxe1 Birkenhead Street, London
8. The Fox & Anchor115 Charterhouse Street, London
9. The Hoxton Hotel81 Great Eastern St, , London
The Zetter is actually two distinct hotels, each with individually curated rooms that have unique decor and a dynamite cocktail bar and restaurant. The townhouse might look like your eccentric aunt’s living room, but this overly decorated den pumps out some of the best drinks in town. The cocktails here are as ridiculously easy to drink as they are boundary-pushing: think a whisky sour that’s been infused with beurre noisette, and a collins concocted with bee pollen.
Slapped right in the heart of West London, and backing onto the vast Hyde park, Madarin's huge palatial building houses 170+ rooms, and over 25 suites. Oh, and two of the world's best restaurants.
This pretty unique floating property is moored right in central London, across the bank from Victoria, making it walking/swimming distance to Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, the London eye, and Buckingham palace.
What do you do if you run a pioneering, consistent "Worlds Top 50" resto in East London? Apparently, you open a second branch just off Leicester Square and put a hotel above it, that's what.
Located on the south side of Bloomsbury, and therefore pretty much dead in the centre of London, MyHotel's reasonably priced minimalism is offset by the fact that it has a pair of also super-reasonable-yet-huge penthouse apartments.
Somehow managing to be right in the heart of central London, yet also on a totally quiet street, Sanderson conceals its five stars behind a cool steel & glass frontage of '50s futurism, which is only the start of its eccentricities.
Nestled on a quiet corner of Central London transpo-hub Kings Cross (you can literally jump on a train and be in Soho in a couple of minutes, or Paris in a couple of hours), RL's boutique feels like you're staying in a film set, with faded glamour meeting slick modernity.
A stone's from both Central & East London, Fox is a truly old-school inn (a pub + rooms = an inn), whose rooms are just as affordable, and awesome, as its beer.
Housed inside the trendy Hoxton hotel, Hoxton Grill walks the line between debauched hotel bar and classy lounge. There’s an array of food options across the breakfast, brunch, all day, lounge and dessert menus, including small plates of salads, burgers, steaks and ribs. Open 'til 2am—later than most things in the area—it’s a solid spot to get those last couple Negronis down and make some terrible/terrific decisions in the photo booth. Plus, the people-watching can be better than TV.