Unique London Hotels

London is one of a kind and so are the capital's hotels.

If you like a hotel with a bit of character, try one of these unique hotels. Embrace London's history by staying in the capital's oldest hotel, or in a former prison cell! For something more modern, how about a hotel with its own helipad? Explore some of the most unique hotels in London.

51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences

The all-suite 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences has its own butler service, Michelin-starred restaurant, spa and stunning courtyard. Film buffs will love the Cinema Suite with its 85-inch, high definition 3D television; while car fanatics can opt for the Jaguar Suite, whose design was overseen by the car maker’s design director.

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The Bingham

Enjoy a stay in tranquil Richmond at The Bingham hotel. This elegant hotel has just 15 rooms, each with its own character and an art deco touch – and you can choose from features including a four-poster bed, jacuzzi bathtub and river view. The Bingham is just a short walk from Richmond Park too.

Browns Hotel

Browns Hotel is the oldest hotel in London and it's certainly steeped in history: Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone call from the hotel and it is believed Rudyard Kipling wrote The Jungle Book here. Make a date to try one of Browns' award-winning afternoon teas while you're there.

Courthouse Doubletree by Hilton

Situated inside an old courthouse in a Grade II listed building is the Courthouse Doubletree by Hilton. John Lennon, Mick Jagger and Oscar Wilde all had cases heard there. You can have dinner inside three of the original prison cells and look out for iron bars in the lobby!

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The Goring

The Goring family has been running this quintessentially English hotel for 100 years, and it's London's only family-owned luxury hotel. Take afternoon tea by the hotel's immaculately kept lawn, or stroll to nearby Buckingham Palace. The Duchess of Cambridge stayed here the night before her wedding.

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Hotel Verta

Not many hotels can claim to have their own helipad – but Hotel Verta does! Situated by the London Heliport in Battersea, you can easily find somewhere to park your helicopter during your stay. The 70-room hotel also features a restaurant, spa and al fresco terrace. 

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The May Fair Hotel

Mingle with the rich and famous at the legendary May Fair Hotel. With its unrivalled location in the heart of the capital, The May Fair is the official hotel of London Fashion Week and home to some of London’s most extravagant society events. Choose a suite decorated to suit your mood and indulge in 5 star luxury.

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The Savoy

No London hotel has a history like The Savoy's, which has seen actors, world leaders and celebrities from Winston Churchill to Elizabeth Taylor staying in the hotel. The hotel's refurbishment in 2010 restored the stunning ballroom to its former glory, remodelled the River Restaurant and Savoy Grille, and added a tea shop and a new bar. 

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St Ermins Hotel

St Ermins Hotel is a beautiful, four-star hotel built on the site of a 15th century chapel devoted to St Ermin. The hotel played an important part in the Second World War, providing a base for the Special Operations Executive (SOE), MI5, and MI6. Today, the hotel offers a tranquil stay in Westminster.

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The Chelsea Harbour Hotel

The Chelsea Harbour Hotel (formerly The Wyndham Grand London Chelsea Harbour) is one of London's few five star all-suite hotels. Offering stunning views of the city and the Thames, Chelsea Harbour is one of London's most prestigious addresses. And if you fancy travelling by river, you can charter the hotel's own catamaran!

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