What can I say, I am a sucker for a romantic vacation with my wife! When I am in charge of planning I try and pick the most romantic hotel I can find to set the mood right and have a memorable trip. Here are some romantic hotels in London that I have on my radar!
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Top Romantic Hotels in London This Year
For me, a romantic hotel is a place with excellent design, creative room layouts, and great views. I always look to integrate a balcony and a spacious bathroom or soaker tub. Our first choice, The Ned, which is also in the featured image above, has a lot to offer.
5 Star | €€€ | London Bridge | Indoor & Rooftop Pool
I love the Ned as one of London’s most romantic hotels for a few reasons. First, the price is high but reasonably high. This means that reasonably successful people can afford a few nights here without taking out a second mortgage. Also, there are a lot of cool amenities tied to your room prices like two pools and a rooftop bistro. Romance is as much about having fun and a lot planned as is it about candle-lit dinners and The Ned provides a lot of options.
Unfortunately, some of the most romantic and longed-after hotels on Earth are also the most expensive ones. The Ned definitely will run a 4 figure bill for a few nights, but lands on the “more affordable” side of the super expensive categories. You could get a standard room for the low $3s and enjoy the hotel’s extensive amenities like the rooftop pool.
It is an excellent choice for romantics seeking a wonderful hotel for a semi-reasonable price.
The Mandrake Hotel
5 Star | €€€ | Central London | Contemporary
A contemporary, luxurious, and romantic hotel in central London makes this a top pick if I am traveling with my wife. The dark colors and ambiance combined with contemporary design really make this hotel a treat. It definitely is the sexiest & seductive hotel on our romantic list for London. This is perfect for someone who wants to spice things up a bit!
Prices are also very reasonable which will land this on my hotel deals for 2021!
Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard London
5 Star | €€€€+ | The Shard | Modern & Refined w/ Victorian Touches
Nothing says romance like unobstructed views of London from your hotel bed. Yep, floor-to-ceiling windows in every room at the Shangri-La Hotel inside the Shard. That means you may want to close the blinds as the evening carries on, but whatever you fancy. You’re in London and the British are too polite to judge!
The Shangri-La hotel chain, like many of the other luxury staples, simply crushes it at the Shard property. If you are unfamiliar, the Shard or “Shard of Glass” is a massive glass skyscraper emerging from the London skyline and the Shangri-La is inside.
The building is completely contemporary along with all of its impressive rooms. Floor to ceiling windows is the general theme which is a massive draw to the hotel and likely why they can charge $700/night.
Their most impressive suite is 232 sqm/2021 sqft and will cost you about $14k/night.
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
5 Star | €€€€+ | Hyde Park | Contemporary Design | Indoor Pool
The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is one of the most beautiful man-made buildings on the face of the Earth, especially at night when it is lit up. The building has a victorian design with bold colors that simply look amazing day or night, but especially night! It is located a block from Hyde Park which acts as an extension of this hotel and a wonderful green space to enjoy during your stay.
Inside, you’ll find contemporary and updated finishes throughout the building which is inline with the Mandarin Oriental’s international design theme.
Rooms are spacious with unique and beautiful bathrooms which will shock and amaze.
Treehouse Hotel London
4 Star | €€€ | Industrial + Nature Vibes | Marylebone | Great Rooftop
The Treehouse Hotel is a very literal description for this Marylebone hotel. I doubt the art world would accept my new “design description” but I would describe it as “Industrial Nature Vibes” and why not? The place looks like a contemporary Brooklyn apartment building was overrun by a safari.
The industrial vibe of those hotel combined with all the greenery and cool restaurant is what lands it on my romantic hotels list.
The Hoxton Holborn
4 Star | €€ | British Museum | Modern
A visually appealing modern hotel in downtown London that will work with a budget without sacrificing style. This is a great option for romantic couples who want to stay inside a budget but have great ambiance.
All-in-all a great choice in central London! I recommend a typology upgrade to get some extra space.
The first link goes to the hotel described here, but I have linked to another London location that this same hotel group owns in Shoreditch.
Leonardo Royal London St. Paul’s
4 Star | €€ | St. Paul’s Cathedral | Indoor Pool | Great Amenities
The Leonardo Royal London Hotel at St. Paul’s is an excellent choice for all types of travelers. The hotel is full of great amenities like an indoor pool, a few restaurants, and great views. The rooms are updated and contemporary with large windows which makes them romantic. It is also priced well so you can upgrade to a better room if you have kids with you or just to have some more space with your romantic partner. Excellent choice!
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 Star | €€ | Westminster Bridge | Modern | Indoor Pool
Park Plaza is an extraordinarily well-priced hotel by all the main attractions in London that is really quite nice. You’ll enjoy modern finishes, clean & spacious rooms, and many amenities like an indoor pool. Prices are so good that many people could upgrade the room if traveling with the kids or to get a more romantic view like the one featured.