London’s Most Romantic Hotels
Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and if you’re planning a staycation or a romantic city break with your significant other, there’s no shortage of perfect destinations and hideaways right here in London. We’ve pulled together a list of the capital’s hotels, from the extravagant to the fairy-tale to the cosy and intimate, where you and your partner can spend some quality time this Valentine’s Day.
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- The Rookery
Checking in at the Rookery is like stepping back 400 years in time into the extravagance of high society – everywhere you look there are ornate Georgian period features, gold-leaf-gilded oil paintings and carved-oak four poster beds. Curl up beside a roaring fire together, open a bottle of wine and just imagine you’re in a period drama.
The last word in luxury, Claridge’s in Mayfair is famous for its opulence, and should be top of the list if you’re really looking to splash out for that special someone. Whether you’re hoping to indulge in the refined afternoon tea experience, sip cocktails together in the extravagant art deco surroundings of the Fumoir Bar, or simply spend most of your time behind closed doors (where you can still order in the famously delicious breakfast), Claridge’s is the place to do it all like royalty.
- Chiltern Firehouse Hotel
While the restaurant downstairs is known for its celebrity diners, the hotel has a more intimate and cosy atmosphere, with just 26 rooms and suites. Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s without its luxurious touches – each one has a working fireplace, perfect for the chilly February evenings…
- The Henrietta Hotel
Situated in the heart of Covent Garden, on one of it’s most glamourous streets, this trendy little boutique is perfect for the couple who’d like to be in the middle of things while also enjoying the exclusive comforts of the hotel itself. It is owned and run by the Paris-based Experimental Group, with a restaurant from renowned London chef Ollie Dabbous serving exquisite food, and interior design by Dorothée Meilichzon.
- Bingham Riverside
Perched on the banks of the River Thames, the Bingham has a homely, almost family-like atmosphere, as well as peaceful views out across the river. It has a country-kitchen bar and library-style interiors that match its rich literary history. Positioned westward down the river, between Richmond and Petersham, it provides a lovely escape from the bustle of the city while still being in close reach of central (an Addison Lee can take you there in around five minutes).
- The Sanderson
A thoroughly modern hotel in the heart of historic Fitzrovia, The Sanderson offer cutting-edge interiors, statement furniture (look out for the red lips sofa in reception) and not just one but two special packages for couples. The first includes a free room upgrade, champagne, breakfast bought to you and a late checkout, while the second incorporates the luxurious spa facilities, with massages followed by champagne and strawberries, to be enjoyed while you relax in one of the ‘couples slumber pods’. Bliss.
The first thing you need is a PCO licence. To get one, you must be 21 years old, and you …