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We've spent hours researching blogs and magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of quirky hotels in London. Bon voyage!
Updated Nov 1, 2017
Rated 9.1 in 87 reviews From 170 GBP per night
“Quirky and wonderful hotel for a stylish stay”
A 10-bedroom award winning hotel just 10 minutes' walk from Victoria and its rail and tube station. This stylish property offers individually designed rooms and an all-day restaurant.
Offering smart design in its rooms with vintage furnishings and rustic wooden floors. All rooms have free high speed WiFi, a flat-screen TV, a DAB radio, air conditioning and an en suite bathroom with designer fittings.
The Cambridge St. Cafe is open all day and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as weekend brunch and Sunday roast. There is a also a ping-pong room that doubles up as a meeting room.
The property is just a 10-minute stroll through Pimlico’s streets down to the banks of the River Thames. A 20-minute walk East along the river will lead you to the famous Westminster Abbey and Big Ben.
Rated 9.1 in 902 reviews From 192 GBP per night
“Really central and super close to the museums and places like Harrods and Hyde Park. The hotel itself was lovely and quirky with a lovely breakfast.”
With its own Mediterranean restaurant and just a minute’s walk from South Kensington Underground Station, The Ampersand is a cosmopolitan hotel set in a large Victorian building. The hotel also has a gym and games room.
The pillared foyer has a grand staircase lit by an elegant cascading chandelier. The downstairs bar area gives a sophisticated urban feel with its exposed brick arches, and a patisserie menu is available in the hotel’s drawing rooms.
Bedrooms at The Ampersand are individually decorated with bold contemporary wallpaper designs and original Victorian features. Each room has a minibar, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and an en suite bathroom.
As well as the hotel’s well-equipped gym, guests will have access to information regarding horse riding, private trainers and running routes.
Within 2 minutes’ walk of the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, Harrods and Hyde Park are just 15 minutes away by foot.
Rated 8.4 in 1594 reviews From 169 GBP per night
“A quirky designer hotel with comfort, delicious food and a lovely staff.”
The luxury boutique Exhibitionist Hotel is set opposite the Natural History Museum, in the heart of South Kensington. Close by are the V&A Museum, the Science Museum, The Albert Hall, and the upmarket shopping of Knightsbridge, Sloane Street, Harvey Nichols and Harrods.
The property is set in beautifully restored, 18th-century townhouses which combine original design and contemporary finishes including bespoke furnishings. The hotel features 8 galleries with frequently changing pieces of work displayed.
All rooms have a walk-in shower as well as a bath tub and Noble Isles toiletries. The Spa Suite features its own plunge pool, while the penthouse has a terrace with an outside TV.
Staff are happy to help with your stay in London.
A few minutes' walk will lead you to the area's famous museums, or South Kensington Underground Station. There are plenty of shops, restaurant and bars that you can reach on foot. Hyde Park is a 15-minute walk away.
Rated 8.2 in 1488 reviews From 58 GBP per night
“Quirky Floating Hotel with ultra friendly staff Perfect place to spend a night or two as a base for sightseeing. Quirky... A floating hotel in a dock - has a nautical feel to it.”
Good Hotel London is a profit for non-profit floating hotel with a waterfront location and rooftop terrace offering panoramic views. It is located within a 10-minute walk from the ExCeL Convention Centre and 1.8 miles from London City Airport and Canary Wharf.
All rooms offer modern decor, with both custom-made and design furniture. The rooms offer water or city views, en suite bathrooms with showers, fluffy down pillows, in-room safes, tea making facilities, work desks and free WiFi.
There are no TVs and sofas in the rooms, however guests are welcome to use the shared guest lounge, which offers the opportunity to meet and interact with other guests.
Locally sourced food and drinks are served all day in The Living Room. The on-site coffee corner serves crafted espresso drinks and a variety of healthy refreshments to stay or takeaway. The Rooftop terrace is an open-air cafe overlooking the city of London and river Thames (weather permitting).
There is 24-hour front desk and concierge services.
Good Hotel is a social business initiative which re-invests all their profits to train long-term unemployed local people and educate disadvantaged children. By staying at Good Hotel, you are helping the local community to maintain these programs.
Rated 8.3 in 1012 reviews From 99 GBP per night
“Smart, yet quirky. Sophisticated, yet not overwhelming.”
The Georgian House Hotel is 800 metres from London Victoria Station. This unique, award-winning property was built in 1851 and offers the charm of an English country hotel in the city.
Dating back to 1851, this property features beautifully and individually styled rooms with modern comforts. Some feature a bath and others have rainfall showers. Some rooms are located in different buildings either in the Georgian or Bower house.
The hotel has lovely original features, including ornate fireplaces and cornicing. All rooms have large flat screen TVs with over 30 channels, a choice of delicious refreshments and White Company toiletries. Free WiFi is available throughout.
Georgian House serves an award-winning breakfast daily, with a focus on locally sourced, artisan ingredients. Both a Continental or full English breakfast are available. The property's restaurant, Pimlico Pantry, serves drinks, snacks, sandwiches, coffee and afternoon tea.
Georgian House Hotel offers meeting facilities in the Cubitt Room.
Hyde Park is less than 2 miles away and the nearest tube stops, Pimlico and Sloane Square, are a 10-minute walk away. The Georgian House Hotel is less than a mile from Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and the shops of the King's Road.
Rated 8.8 in 4066 reviews From 60 GBP per night
“Fab, friendly and funky! It is quirky and comfortable, a great location as well. The staff were really helpful and we loved the decor. It was good to know it was also a truly green hotel.”
Qbic Hotel is situated in the City of London within 5 minutes’ walk of Aldgate East and Aldgate Tube stations with connections to the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines. Free high-speed WiFi is available throughout the hotel.
Based around the Cubi all-in-one ‘Qbi’ pod concept, each room has a comfortable bed with a hand-made hypoallergenic NaturalMat mattress, a 32-inch flat-screen TV, UK/ EU and USB sockets and an integrated en-suite bathroom featuring a powerful rain shower with water-saving technology, a steam-free mirror and complimentary organic toiletries. Complimentary tea and coffee is offered on floors 1 to 4.
Qbic restaurant offers various breakfast options, an all-day menu, and a selection of tea/coffee, wine, beers, spirits and cocktails throughout the day.
Shoreditch and Tower Hill can be reached in 10 minutes by foot.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated Nov 1, 2017