Whether you’re dreaming of a steamy night in with your significant other or a hot date with your duvet, you probably wish you were staying in one of these beds listed below tonight. You know, for the novelty of a fancy staycation, the luxury of room service and — if you usually live with flatmates/family/kids — the, er, privacy of a hotel room. So let’s get down to it shall we? Here’s a roundup of 13 of the most romantic hotels in London for you to enjoy this Valentine’s Day:
If Kew Gardens and Buckingham Palace had a love child, it might look a little something like the Winter Garden restaurant at The Landmark London Hotel. Boasting a high glass roof that dwarfs even the majestic palm trees here, the dining area of this five-star Marylebone hotel will quite literally stop you in your tracks. It’s pretty damn romantic, and is the perfect date spot if you’re looking to impress your other half it has to be said.
Elsewhere you’ll find The Mirror Bar – which is great for a pre-dinner cocktail or a late-night drink – and regulars insist that it’s the best bar in the whole of town. As well as sleeping in their gorgeous rooms – which are decked out in Victorian decor and old features – you can also wind down in their spa, which has a lovely pool, private gym, steam rooms, Jacuzzi and sanarium. It’s fairly quiet during the week – perfect for escaping the city buzz!
📍 You’ll find The Landmark London at 222 Marylebone Road, NW1 6JQ.
🚇 Nearest station is Marylebone.
2. ME London, The Strand
If ‘two-person shower’ doesn’t say ‘romance’ to you then, frankly, you probably need to reconsider your opinions. What is less romantic—though perhaps equally alluring—is the fact that the beds are so big that you’ll end up sleeping about two miles away from your significant other. There are a load of dreamy places to wine and dine within this five-star spot too, including the STK steakhouse, which is the perfect joint for a steaming hot date.
Don’t miss a visit to the Radio Rooftop Bar, which by day is an intimate and welcoming restaurant, and by night, a pretty lively spot thank you very much. It offers some pretty epic panoramic views, and when you’ve got a delicious cocktail in hand, it’s pretty magical it has to be said.
📍 You’ll find the ME London at 336-337 Strand, London, WC2R 1HA.
🚇 Nearest station is Temple.
3. The Distillery, Notting Hill
A hotel dedicated entirely to gin? There couldn’t be a better place for gin lovers to spend the night with their one true heart it’s got to be said. Definitely one of the most romantic hotels in London, there’s a bar-cum-restaurant serving up incredibly fancy G&Ts and tasty tapas, a museum boasting a range of gin-related artefacts, an off-licence (way classier than it sounds), and ‘The Ginstitute’, which gives guests the opportunity to make their own blend of gin to take home. Or to their bedroom on the top floor of course…
The plus, boutique rooms come with a fully stocked mini-bar and a handmade bespoke record player with a playlist lovingly curated by independent music and vinyl legends, Rough Trade. Late night playlist and nightcap anyone?!
📍 You’ll find The Distillery at 186 Portobello Road, W11 1LA.
🚇 Nearest station is Ladbroke Grove.
4. Shangri-La The Shard, London Bridge
Another of the most romantic restaurants in London here – and who can blame us? It’s only in the bloody Shard! Starting on level 34, the hotel occupies 18 floors of this landmark icon, Western Europe’s tallest building, and it has over two hundred rooms and suites – which all offer spectacular city views.
Take a bath while you stare out at Tower Bridge, take a dip in the pool while you admire St. Paul’s, or watch the sunset over the Thames as you sip on Champagne. There’s even London’s highest infinity pool here (how bougie!), so we can’t think of a much better place to spend the night.
📍 You’ll find Shangri-La The Shard at The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, SE1 9QU.
🚇 Nearest station is London Bridge.
5. The Savoy, The Strand
It’s the one you’ve all heard of, and for bloody good reason. Enjoy a room with a view, book a romantic meal at The River Restaurant by Gordon Ramsay, which offers magnificent views over the River Thames and has some of the best seafood in town, or head to The American Bar and soak up the atmosphere.
It’s the longest surviving cocktail bar in London, and is one of the world’s most celebrated ones, so it’s well worth grabbing a cocktail here with your plus one. You won’t regret it! They’ve also got oyster and wine tasting here and a lovely afternoon tea, so this one ticks all the boxes.
📍 You’ll find The Savoy along the Strand, London, WC2R 0EU.
🚇 Nearest station is Temple.
6. The Ned London, The City
Another one of the most romantic hotels in London here, The Ned has a wide range of bedrooms, each gleaming with character and characterised by opulent 1920s glamour. Four poster beds, chandeliers and mirrors in the shape of crests – you’ll feel like total royalty darrrrrrling!
There’s also a spa, a private member’s club and more restaurants and bars than you could count on two hands. Don’t miss a chance to visit The Parlour, where they rustle up some killer cocktails and have some live Jazz and cabaret on the roster too.
📍 You’ll find The Ned at 27 Poultry, London, EC2R 8AJ.
🚇 Nearest station is Bank.
7. 11 Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea
Built by Lord Chelsea in the late 19th century, No.11 Cadogan Gardens is a marvellously regal place to rest your head. Another five-star spot that’s spread across four elegant Victorian townhouses, it’s just a stone’s throw away from Sloane Square tube, so you know you’re in a pretty bougie spot here.
The classy, individually-decorated rooms all feature marble bathrooms, and some even have Murano glass chandeliers and four-poster beds – so this one is pretty bloomin’ romantic it has to be said. It was voted ‘Small Hotel Group of the Year’ in 2022, so there’s no better time to stay than now!
📍 You’ll find 11 Cadogan Gardens at 11 Cadogan Gardens, London, SW3 2RJ.
🚇 Nearest station is Sloane Square.
8. The Gore London, Kensington
A boutique hotel smack bang in the middle of Kensington, The Gore Hotel is romantic, classy and intimate. It first opened its doors back in 1892, so it’s certainly authentic, and all the rooms here are packed full of all manner of beautiful antiques and period paintings too.
Don’t miss a chance to visit Bar 190, which is adorned with wooden panelling, lavish furnishings and images of the Rolling Stones album launch party, which actually took place here! It’s a charming bolthole to stay for a couple of nights and is ideal for a romantic weekend getaway.
📍 You’ll find The Gore London at 190 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, London, SW7 5EX.
🚇 Nearest station is Gloucester Road.
9. Georgian House Hotel, Pimlico
Ok, so this one may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for Harry Potter fans it’s a must-do! Have a snooze in the aptly-named Wizard Chambers at the Georgian House Hotel to get a real taste of Hogwartian life.
It comes with atmospheric, candlelit corridors, stained glass windows, stone walls, archways, trunks, cauldrons, four-poster beds hung with velvet curtains and an abundance of other curious artefacts – so if it’s magic you’re looking for, then you’ve come to the right place!
📍 You’ll found the Georgian House Hotel at 35 – 39 St. George’s Drive, Pimlico, London, SW1V 4DG.
🚇 Nearest stations are Pimlico and Victoria.
10. Blakes Hotel, Kensington
Located in swanky Chelsea and renowned as being one of the world’s first luxury boutique hotels, Blakes occupies a row of black-painted Victorian townhouses on a quiet street and was designed by the prestigious interior designer Anouska Hempel. All of the rooms and suites here are decked out in some lavish decor from all over the globe, and they all feature plush bathrooms and Bang and Olufsen TVs.
There’s also a colourful courtyard perfect for lounging (when it warms up a bit), and cocktails perfect for, er, drinking too. There’s a fab restaurant here that has natural wines and Asian fusion food on the roster, and some fantastic cocktails to boot too. Please note that the hotel is currently closed, so keep an eye on their website for further details. They were even awarded the ‘sexiest bedroom in the world’ by boutique hotel specialists Mr & Mrs Smith at one point – oh I say!
📍 You’ll find Blake’s Hotel at 33 Roland Gardens, London, SW7 3PF.
🚇 Nearest station is Gloucester Road.
11. Meliá White House, Regent’s Park
Located inside a gorgeous 1930’s Grade II Listed building is this (possibly even more gorgeous) four-star hotel. A truly peaceful oasis in the heart of the capital city; Meliá White House leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the intricate details that will exceed even the highest of expectations.
For an extra-special, extra-soulful stay – opt for their dedicated jazz suite. The (gigantic) room comes complete with a record player and a selection of timeless records, handpicked by the music aficionado’s over at The Jazz Café. Name me a more perfect way to spend an evening than sipping a cocktail in a bubble bath, whilst listening to a carefully-curated selection of soulful tunes. I’ll wait…
📍 You’ll find Meliá White House at Albany Street, London, NW1 3UP.
🚇 Nearest stations are Great Portland Street and Regent’s Park.
12. W London, Leicester Square
Our penultimate entry onto this roundup of the most romantic hotels in London is W London – an uber cool hotel right off Leicester Square which is packed through with modern furnishings, mood lighting and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Chinatown. Achingly-cool, the plush rooms and suites here are suited and booted in playful design by Jack Irving – one of the capital’s coolest designers.
You can control all the music as well as lighting, sound and temperature from their in-house Digivalet system, and there’s also a fantastic spa here and plenty of restaurants too for you and your other half to wine and dine in. Heck, they’ve even got a screening room!
📍 You’ll find W London at 10 Wardour Street, London, W1D 6QF.
🚇 Nearest station is Leicester Square.
13. The Portobello, Notting Hill
Rounding off this list of the most romantic hotels in London is The Portobello, a celeb hotspot favoured for its Victorian baths (Kate Moss and Johnny Depp once allegedly filled one with Champagne, as you do), vintage décor and buckets of quirky charm. Their heart-shaped or four-poster beds look out over a private rose garden – all in all creating a very amorous ambience – and no two rooms here are alike, so wherever you stay, you’re in for a unique experience.
It’s located in the leafy neighbourhood of Notting Hill, and they’ve partnered with the nearby Cloud Twelve Wellness Spa to create the romantic-sounding ‘spa and stay’ package. What says romance more than a sauna, steam, massage or Himalayan salt room, hey?!
📍 You’ll find The Portobello at 22 Stanley Gardens, London, W11 2NG.
🚇 Nearest station is Notting Hill Gate.
So there you have it – a roundup of 13 of the most romantic hotels in London for you to ignite that spark. So if you’re looking to get jiggy with it, then you could do worse than heading to one of these fine establishments listed above!