After writing about my travel style where I mentioned that I am not the biggest fan of big hotel chains when I travel, I was asked by a friend where I would personally stay if I were to visit London as a tourist. That got me thinking, I’ve been to London once as a tourist and I stayed in a small hotel in Kensington area during that 3D/2N weekend trip. If I were to visit London for a longer period of time, which you all must do because there’s just so many things to do and see here, I’d probably stay in any of the below mentioned hotels which offers some of the most unique rooms in London.
Disclaimer: I haven’t stayed in any of these hotels personally, I did my own research like I would if I was to stay in London as a tourist. When researching about hotel accommodations my main concerns are location, cleanliness, uniqueness of rooms and of course reviews of people who have stayed there. I didn’t receive any compensation in any forms from any of these hotels, so book at your own risk. 🙂
Number 16, St Alfeges
This cozy bed and breakfast may be a bit out of the way from all of the tourist attractions of Central London but Greenwich is a destination on its own and it’s one of my favorite places to visit here in London. Number 16 is a period house in Central Greenwich offering 3 guestrooms with private facilities. This bed and breakfast offers a peaceful and charming refuge from the hustle and bustle of London.
Approximately £160 per night, based on a September 2018 stay.
San Domenico House
Offering 19 individually themed bedrooms and suites, San Domenico House in Chelsea made sure that you won’t have a similar experience in case you want to stay there again. Rooms are furnished with valuable antique furniture and art which will make you feel like you’ve walked back into the Victorian era. The townhouse was built in the 18th century as a private residence before it was transformed into a boutique hotel in the 90’s. Staying here will make you feel like you’re a local in London in this fabulous part of the city.
Approximately £190 per night, based on a September 2018 stay.
The bright natural lights filling up the rooms of the Artist Residence caught my eye, it looks like it would make you feel you’re staying in your own home while being a tourist in London. All of the rooms are different, designed with original and contemporary artworks. The history is also interesting, inspired by the art scene of Brighton where the owner is from, he sent out an ad for artists to decorate rooms in return for board. Hundreds of artists responded and started decorating walls, floors & ceilings with unique murals hence the name, Artist Residence.
Approximately £240 per night, based on a September 2018 stay.
The Milestone Hotel
The Milestone Hotel is located right opposite the Kensington Palace and Gardens offering luxurious rooms each with its own unique character, feel and look. I was drawn towards how the room looks like, luxurious but very cozy. It actually looks like a room in a luxury countryside hotel which is a good way to end your day after exploring the busy city of London.
Approximately £300 per night, based on a September 2018 stay.
The Franklin London
The sleek look and the gray hues of the rooms in The Franklin London caught my eye, the modern-looking four poster bed looks extremely inviting specially after a day’s worth of exploration around the city of London. The hotel also features an in-house hammam which adds up to the luxurious experience that you’re about to get when you stay in this hotel.
Approximately £340 per night, based on a September 2018 stay.
Overlooking the Royal Mews of the Buckingham Palace, the location of hotel 41 can’t be beaten with London’s top attractions at an arm’s reach. Yes, it may be on the pricey side (way too pricey for me to be honest) but they make sure it’s all worth it. As you check-in, you’ll be offered a choice between two different types of champagne to choose from. The black and white theme of the rooms give it a sophisticated look, combine it with the marble bathrooms, the mahogany furniture and the plate of fresh home-made delicacies waiting for you screams royalty. On top of all that, they also offer a wide array of complimentary snacks, ice cream, cream tea and evening canapes and because they know that most of their guests will be wandering around the city of London for most of the day – they will also provide little snack bags for you. You’ll be spoiled rotten in this hotel.
Approximately £400 per night, based on a September 2018 stay.
Have you stayed in any of the above properties? What did you think about it?