London Boutique Hotels

11 special boutique hotels in London

In a nutshell: Our top 3 boutique hotels in London

  • The Montague On The Gardens: great location and individually decorated rooms. Great for families with children and London newbies.
  • Blackbird: small and quiet boutique hotel. Perfect for relaxing after sightseeing and ideal for a couple’s vacation.
  • Vintry & Mercer: beautiful 5 star boutique hotel with rooftop terrace. Great service and cozy rooms. Ideal if you want to spoil yourself.

Read all about our tips on special boutique hotels in London and which hotel suits you best below.

Boutique Hotels for London first-timers

Especially if you’re in London for the first time, a centrally located hotel is rather important.

We will show you two boutique hotels in London, perfect for a first visit to London.

The Henrietta

The Henrietta London
From the rooms of The Henrietta Boutique Hotel you have a great view over the rooftops of London (© The Henrietta London)

The London boutique hotel The Henrietta is super cozy, but at the same time simple and elegant. You can feel right at home here.

The colors of the rooms fit perfectly and are very stylish. You also have a fantastic view of the London Eye from some rooms – what more could you ask for!

The hotel is located in the Covent Garden district. So you are right in the middle of all the action in London and can even visit many sights on foot.

This cool London hotel is centrally located and because of the proximity to the subway station The Covent Garden you have good connections to London Heathrow Airport.

We love

the cozy interior.

Hotel 41 London

Hotel 41 London
The rooms at Hotel 41 London have a cool black-and-white style (© Hotel 41 London)

The boutique Hotel 41 is located right behind Buckingham Palace in the City of Westminster. It doesn’t get any more central than that!

The rooms have a classy black and white design with heavy mahogany furniture in the style of traditional London gentlemen’s clubs. What could be more British than that?

Hotel 41 in London doesn’t leave any culinary wishes unfulfilled either. Snacks and British delicacies are served throughout the day, ensuring that guests are well provided for.

We love

the modern look.

Stylish Family Hotels in London

You’re on vacation with kids in London and still don’t want to miss out on a special hotel? No problem!

Here are our tips for beautiful boutique hotels in London for the whole family.

The Montague On The Gardens

The Montague On The Gardens
© The Montague On The Gardens

The Montague On The Gardes is a very typical and authentic London boutique hotel. The staff is amazing – very helpful and welcoming.

Each of the rooms has its own extremely unique décor and offers a view of the gardens. You can spend a nice time relaxing there in the summer.

Children of all ages are welcome at The Montague On The Gardens, and they have spacious rooms suitable for the whole family.

This boutique hotel is just opposite the British Museum, one of the most popular museums in London. But Covent Garden, Soho, Oxford Street, and the West End are also conveniently close by.

We love

the great service.

Andaz Liverpool Street London

Andaz Liverpool Street London
© Andaz Liverpool Street London

The 5-star hotel Andaz Liverpool Street London is located in an impressive Victorian building next to Liverpool Street station, in London’s creative Shoreditch neighborhood. London Bridge and The Shard are just a couple bus stops away

The hotel is ideal for the whole family with its spacious rooms and suites. There’s a babysitting service available and pets are welcome too.

The hotel’s interior design and furnishings are super modern, and the staff is extremely friendly and accommodating.

The various restaurant and bar options are also an absolute highlight. From typical British to Japanese, there’s a great selection of delicious food.

We love

the family-friendliness.

Affordable Boutique Hotels in London

London is definitely not a cheap destination and the prices for boutique hotels can skyrocket quickly.

Therefore, we have a few tips for affordable, but still stylish hotels below.

CitizenM Shoreditch

citizenM London Shoreditch
Fun details were added to the citizenM London Shoreditch’s rooms – and the views of London are great, too (© citizenM London Shoreditch)

This hotel, belonging to the small CitizenM chain is not necessarily one of the classic boutique hotels, but we would still like to list it here for you.

Because design hotels in London are usually very expensive, the CitizenM Shoreditch is a super inexpensive alternative.

The rooms at CitizenM Shoreditch are very stylishly furnished and have some cool designs to offer.

The location in Shoreditch is also great, as some of our favorite London insider tips can be found in the Shoreditch neighborhood.

We first discovered CitizenM Hotels in Rotterdam and also recommend them in our New York hotel tips.

In London, there are also three other CitizenM hotels: CitizenM Tower of London, London Victoria Station and CitizenM Bankside.

We love

the price-performance ratio.

The Rockwell

The Rockwell
At The Rockwell you get a lot for your money – it’s hard to beat, especially for London (© The Rockwell)

The Rockwell is also a rather affordable boutique hotel by London standards.

The designs are not super exclusive and fancy, but the rooms are bright and cheerful, and the colors are very well coordinated. In addition, the rooms are spacious and the beds are very comfortable.

The breakfast is delicious and there is a nice garden at The Rockwell too. It’s perfectly located right by a metro station in the elegant Kensington neighborhood.

London Boutique Hotels for couples

Are you on vacation in London with your partner and want a quiet location and personal service?

Here are our tips for small, individual boutique hotels that are ideal for a city trip for two.

We love

the light colors.


It may not seem like one of the fanciest boutique hotels in London at first, but the cozy atmosphere makes it very special (© Blackbird)

Why is the Blackbird one of our favorite boutique hotels in London? It’s easy: after a long, tiring day of sightseeing in London, it’s a great place to relax and put your feet up.

The Blackbird is a very individual, small hotel with only a couple of rooms, which makes the whole atmosphere very cozy and relaxed.

The staff is very welcoming, the breakfast is great and the location in the beautiful Chelsea/Kensington neighborhood is perfect.

We love

the cozy atmosphere.

San Domenico House

San Domenico House
© San Domenico House

San Domenico House is a charming little 5-star luxury hotel in Kensington. It only has 17 rooms, so personal service is a top priority here.

The hosts are from Italy and have designed the interior with a mix of Italian flair and British charm.

The roof terrace of the boutique hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind. You can enjoy a delicious breakfast there or just enjoy the view.

We love

the British-Italian style.

Luxurious 5-star hotels in London

If you want to treat yourself to some real luxury in London, we have a special recommendation for you.

Vintry & Mercer

The Vintry & Mercer
The boutique hotel The Vintry & Mercer in London is worth a visit for its rooftop terrace alone (© The Vintry & Mercer)

The Vintry & Mercer is our top pick for a 5-star boutique hotel in London.

Everything in the hotel is thought out to the smallest detail. The beds are incredibly comfortable and the rooms are decorated in beautiful colors. Great little extras like a free minibar complete the package.

The staff is extremely welcoming and from the rooftop terrace you have a great view of the London skyline.

Major London attractions like Tower Bridge and Sky Garden are within easy reach of the Vintry & Mercer.

Unusual hotels in London

Are you looking for a boutique hotel that is truly unique and special in design?

Then here are our tips for very unusual boutique hotels in London.

We love

the rooftop terrace.

Treehouse Hotel London

Treehouse Hotel London
Cool elements inspired by nature make the Treehouse Hotel one of London’s most innovative boutique hotels (© Treehouse Hotel)

The Treehouse London is located near the British Museum and Oxford Street. The hotel is not actually located in a tree house, but it does come close.

In this boutique hotel, the whole interior revolves around the theme of trees and nature. There are real tree trunks in the bathrooms and the rooms are decorated with lots of wood and natural colors.

The 360° rooftop bar is also great, with a fantastic view of London. And to make it the perfect treehouse, there are branches with leaves hanging from the ceiling.

We love

the creative elements from nature.

The Rookery

The Rookery
Lots of intense colors were used at The Rookery, making every room very unique (© The Rookery)

The Rookery, an extravagant hotel in London’s trendy Clerkenwell neighborhood, is as magnificent as it is artfully decorated.

The historic ambiance makes staying here feel almost like stepping into another century. This sets the hotel apart from the sleek, modern hotels in London.

The rooms are designed in an antique Victorian style. Great attention has been paid to every detail – you wont be missing anything!

The hotel is in an 18th-century townhouse, and inside it’s totally quiet – despite being centrally located near St. Paul’s Cathedral.

We love

the extraordinary, antique design.

How did you like our Top 11 boutique hotels in London?

Those were recommendations for special boutique hotels in London. Have you been to any of these hotels or do you have another boutique hotel that you can recommend? Then be sure to let us know in the comments!