The 19 Best Quirky Hotels in London
We’ve spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of quirky hotels in London. Bon voyage!Sebastian, Travel Blogger
Located less than 1 minute from Paddington Station in central London. It offers free high-speed WiFi and en suite rooms with Freeview TV. Some rooms overlook the tranquil Norfolk Square.
Each room features vintage design elements and original artwork. Each is also fitted with an en-suite shower room.
An à la carte breakfast is offered. There is a ground floor cafe for coffee and pastries, and a first floor lounge offering all-day dining and cocktails. The terrace is open for guests to drink and dine outside.
The Heathrow Express service at Paddington Station offers a 15-minute journey to the airport. The West End is a 5-minute Tube journey away, and Notting Hill and Marble Arch are within a 10-minute walk of the hotel.
Locke at Broken Wharf
Set 600 metres from St Paul's Cathedral, Locke at Broken Wharf offers accommodation with a bar, a shared lounge and a 24-hour front desk for your convenience. Complimentary WiFi is featured throughout the property.
A fridge, an oven and toaster are also offered, as well as a kettle.
Guests can enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant.
Somerset House is 2.1 km from the aparthotel, while Sky Garden is 2.2 km from the property. The nearest airport is London City Airport, 13 km from Locke at Broken Wharf. NCP (Vintry Car Park) is the closest car park.
Offering stylish accommodation with free WiFi, Leman Locke is located in Shoreditch, London, 900 metres from both the Tower of London and Brick Lane.
Each accommodation has city views, a dining area and seating area with bespoke furniture and a flat-screen Samsung Smart TV with Google Chromecast.
There is also a fully equipped kitchen with a washing machine, dishwasher, oven, fridge, microwave and toaster. Dishes and utensils are also provided. A rainfall shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer are featured in the private bathrooms.
Leman Locke also includes a fitness centre with gym. Guests can enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant, buy a sandwich, salad or coffee from the cafe or a drink at the bar.
There is a 24 hour reception and concierge service at Leman Locke.
Tower Bridge is 1 km from Leman Locke, while London Bridge is 1.4 km away. The nearest airport is London City Airport, 8 km from the property.
The Standard London
Housed in the former Camden Town Hall Annex in London’s thriving King’s Cross neighbourhood, the 1974 Brutalist building has been meticulously restored and is The Standard’s first hotel outside America. The property is just across the street from St Pancras International and Underground stations.
All 266 rooms, from snug Cosy Cores to terraced suites with outside bathtubs, are uniquely decorated, featuring en-suite facilities, flat-screen TVs, Bang & Olufsen speakers, Italian bedding and complimentary toiletries.
The Standard, London also features an eclectic in-house library lounge and bar, as well as its’ cultural hub; the Sound Studio, which hosts regular DJs, live music events and talks.
Double Standard, The Standard, London’s bar and terrace, serves delicious hearty fare accompanied by beers, classic cocktails and offers a bottomless brunch on a Sunday, whilst next door in Isla, all-day dining from breakfast until late is available.
The exterior red lift takes guests directly to the 10th-floor where Chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias’ restaurant Decimo showcases live fire cooking and the building’s 360-degree views of London. Alongside, Sweeties is our cocktail bar, discotheque and late-night lounge which brings playful drinks and good vibes to the top floor.
Come Summertime, The Rooftop at The Standard, London offers ice-cold cocktails, bao buns and unbeatable city views.
Canopy by Hilton London City
Ideally located in London, Canopy by Hilton London City offers air-conditioned rooms, free bikes, free WiFi and a fitness centre. This 4-star hotel offers room service and a 24-hour front desk. Guests can make use of a bar.
All guest rooms at the hotel come with a TV with cable channels and a safety deposit box. The private bathroom is fitted with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. The units will provide guests with a fridge.
A buffet, continental or Full English/Irish breakfast is available every morning at the property.
Popular points of interest near Canopy by Hilton London City include Sky Garden, Tower of London and Liverpool Street Underground Station. The nearest airport is London City Airport, 10 km from the accommodation.
The Hoxton Southwark
The Hoxton, Southwark is located by the Blackfriars Bridge in London, within walking distance from the South Bank and some of the main attractions of the city.
The rooms at this hotel are designed with industrial features inspired by the neighbourhood, including Crittall-style windows, concrete ceilings and bare brick walls. Hoxton perks come as standard in every room including free tea, coffee, water and milk, 1-hour free international calls, a mini fridge to stock with products from a lobby shop at supermarket prices, Blank toiletries and free WiFi access.
The Hoxton, Southwark is home to a rooftop restaurant, with dining options also available in the lobby and mezzanine.
Popular points of interest near the accommodation include London Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral and Savoy Theatre. The nearest airport is London City Airport, 13 km from The Hoxton, Southwark.
Providing a fitness centre, Native Bankside is set in London, not far from Borough Market and London Bridge. Complimentary WiFi is provided.
All apartments come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, washing machine and kettle.
Sky Garden and Tower of London are 1.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is London City Airport, 12 km from the property.
One Hundred Shoreditch
An independent spirit at the social heart of an evolving Shoreditch. Located in a prominent position on Shoreditch High Street, One Hundred Shoreditch is home to 258 bedrooms, multiple places to eat and drink , Seed Library, a cocktail bar by renowned bartender Mr Lyan and a rooftop bar and terrace with panoramic views across East London.
The bedrooms and suites at One Hundred Shoreditch are designed to be your retreat from the vibrancy and energy of the hotel’s bars, providing headspace in the heart of Shoreditch allowing you to disconnect from the outside world.
All of our bedrooms have a paired back design with neutral colour schemes, comfy seating, hybrid dining and workspaces and bespoke art by Jacu Strauss, our creative director.
Our Suites are furnished with a mix of bespoke and vintage pieces and open onto expansive, private terraces with views of East London toward the city skyline.
You’ll have a restful night’s sleep thanks to super soft bedding and black out window coverings – while in the bathrooms you can enjoy our favourite DS & Durga amenities.
Hilton London Bankside
Boasting an indoor pool, a restaurant, a fitness centre and a cocktail bar, the Hilton London Bankside also has free WiFi access. Situated on London’s popular South Bank, the hotel is 11 minutes’ stroll from Borough Market and London Waterloo Train Station.
Each of the rooms includes a 42-inch flat-screen TV with pay-per-view channels, a radio, air-conditioning and a Hilton Serenity Bed. There is a seating area, a work desk, a fridge. The en suite bathroom has a bath or a shower, bathrobes, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Some of the rooms also benefit from a city view.
The restaurant serves all-day dining and there is also 24-hour room service available.
From the Hilton London Bankside, Shakespeare’s Globe is 7 minutes’ walk away and The Shard is also a 14-minute walk away. The London Eye, Southbank Centre and SEA LIFE London Aquarium are all less than a mile away.
Sea Containers London
Located on the banks of the River Thames, Sea Containers London is in the famed Sea Containers House, just a 7-minute walk from the Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. The hotel is also 15 minutes' walk from the London Eye, Borough Market, The London Dungeon and SEA LIFE London Aquarium.
Sea Containers London boasts a riverside restaurant with outdoor seating, a cocktail bar, an agua spa, a rooftop bar and a terrace with panoramic views over London. Free WiFi is available for all guests.
Decorated by award-winning designer Tom Dixon, each room features bespoke furniture, a flat-screen HD TV, air conditioning, dimmable lights and a minibar. The marble bathrooms are complete with either rainfall shower or bath. Extras include a media panel, Malin+Goetz toiletries and satellite channels.
Many of the rooms feature river views, directly facing the Thames. Some also have a balcony. The on-site Curzon screens a range of new releases, classic matinées and family favourites in a bespoke 56-seat cinema from Friday evenings through Sunday.
Waterloo Train Station is a 12-minute journey on foot and London Blackfriars Train Station is 8 minutes' walk away.
Nobu Hotel Shoreditch
Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch in London is just 800 metres from Liverpool Street Station. Free WiFi is available throughout.
Each room at this hotel has floor-to-ceiling windows and a 55-inch flat-screen TV with Bluetooth, a traditional Japanese tea set and a minibar. Some rooms have views of the garden or city and include a seating area to relax in after a busy day.
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa created the menu for the onsite restaurant which includes a sushi counter, lounge, bar area and an outdoor courtyard. Room Service is available, serving Nobu cuisine 24 hours.
Brick Lane is 900 metres from Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch. Old Street station is only 5 minutes’ walk away, providing access to London’s attractions. The nearest airport is London City Airport, 9 km from the property.
Spread across 5 Victorian mansions, The Laslett is less than 1 minute from Notting Hill Gate Underground Station, and offers free WiFi in all areas.
Each of the 51 guest rooms and suites feature air conditioning, curated artwork and books, along with a ‘Big Bar’ filled with craft beers and locally sourced treats. Rain showers and full-sized REN bathroom amenities complete the subway-tiled bathrooms. The bedrooms offer work desks and USB charging points.
The Laslett boasts a selection of on-site facilities including a coffee shop, a bar that serves food, a gallery and a concept store. Breakfast is served each morning in the Henderson bar and coffee shop.
Kensington Palace is an 11-minute walk away and Royal Albert Hall is a 26-minute walk away. London Paddington Station is 1.2 miles away.
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 Clubhouse is an all-day café, restaurant and bar offering a fresh seasonal menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, alongside a menu of unique and signature cocktails. Downstairs you'll find the cosy Snug and Club Room, available for private hire, as well as the speak-easy style cocktail bar.
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.
Kimpton Fitzroy London
Kimpton Fitzroy London is a Grade II listed landmark building that occupies the eastern flank of Russell Square in Bloomsbury. The lavish property boasts a striking terracotta exterior and luxurious contemporary designer interiors, and is within a short walk from Covent Garden, Fitzrovia and The British Museum.
All rooms and suites have been completely redesigned to create a sense of modern luxury. They all feature free WiFi access and a Smart TV, along with a minibar and an en-suite bathroom with high-end toiletries.
Guests have a wide variety of dining options on site, including Burr&Co., which is a casual coffeehouse by day and a wine bar by night. Guests can also relax with a drink in the lavish Fitz’s bar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in Galvin Bar and Grill , relax and enjoy coffee and tea service in Palm Court located in heart of hotel
The hotel boasts a large ballroom for up to 300 guests, as well as eight additional meetings and events spaces.
Kimpton Fitzroy is just steps from Russel Square Tube Station and less than 1 mile from Oxford Street and the numerous theatres of the West End. King’s Cross, St. Pancras and Euston stations are all reachable in less than 10 minutes by car.
The Henrietta Hotel
The Henrietta Hotel is located in London, a 2-minute walk from Savoy Theatre, and features free WiFi. This 4-star hotel offers a bar. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service and luggage storage for guests.
At the hotel, all rooms have a desk and are equipped with a private bathroom and free toiletries. The units in The Henrietta Hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a hair dryer.
Continental and buffet breakfast options are available every morning at the accommodation. At The Henrietta Hotel you will also find a restaurant serving European cuisine.
Royal Opera House is 300 metres from the hotel, while Arts Theatre is 300 metres from the property. London City Airport is 12 km away.
Set in the former Midland Bank building in the City of London, just steps from Bank Station, The Ned hosts 250 bedrooms, ten restaurants and a range of men’s and women’s grooming services.
The Grade I-listed building was designed by Sir Edwin 'Ned' Lutyens in 1924. Each bedroom at The Ned features elements of design back to the 1920's and 1930’s and includes vintage pieces, patterned furnishings and rainforest showers.
The former Grand Banking Hall is host to restaurants which serve a wide range of cuisines, from Britain to Northern Italy, North America to Asia.
Six private hire rooms and two terraces are at guests’ disposal. They all have a reception area.
Access to the Ned’s Club Gym and Spa can be arranged for a daily supplement, subject to availability.
The property is within a short walk from St. Paul’s Cathedral and within 15 minutes from Oxford Street and the West End, by tube. Bank Station also offers a direct DLR connection to London City Airport, which can be reached in 30 minutes.
The London EDITION
The London EDITION is located in central London’s Fitzrovia district, with Oxford Street, Theatreland and Piccadilly Circus all within a 10-minute walk. Inside, there is a Michelin starred restaurant, 2 cocktail bars, a 24-hour front desk, free WiFi and free use of the on-site fitness centre for all guests.
With a view of the vibrant city, each en suite room at The London EDITION features a flat-screen TV and air-conditioning. An iPod docking station, bathrobes and a mini-bar are also provided.
Each evening, the restaurant offers a contemporary British menu using fresh, British produce.
Uniquely themed, the cocktail bars offer an extensive collection of spirits, with beers, wines and ciders also available. An a la carte breakfast is available for room only rates.
3 Tube stations can be reached within a 10-minute walk, providing easy access to all areas of London. The British Museum is a 15-minute walk away and Madame Tussauds London is 1.1 miles away. Hyde Park is also just a 22-minute walk away.
Rosewood London offers elegant London accommodation on High Holborn. Just a 5-minute walk from Covent Garden and Oxford Street, its spacious designer rooms feature bespoke furnishings and Italian marble bathrooms, and Rosewood’s spa, sauna and glamorous restaurant are also on-site.
The air-conditioned rooms each have classic décor and a luxurious marble bathroom. Each room includes an iPod/iPhone docking station, a 46-inch flat-screen TV, a cordless telephone, a Nespresso coffee machine, a minibar and a dining area.
Start the day in the Holborn dining room with an a la carte breakfast, including continental, healthy and traditional English breakfast choices. The striking Mirror Room restaurant is open from morning until evening with an elegant all-day dining menu.
Just 3 minutes’ walk from Holborn Underground Station, Rosewood London enjoys easy connections around the capital and offers direct access to Heathrow Airport.
Hotel Cafe Royal
Hotel Café Royal is an iconic luxury 5-star hotel in the heart of central London. With the hotel situated to the South-West of Mayfair and Soho to the South, the property is positioned on Regent Street, within 1 mile from Theatreland, Buckingham Palace, Westminster and the British Museum. The shopping areas of Bond Street, Oxford Street and Savile Row are a short 6-minute walk away.
A London landmark, the hotel features 159 contemporary guestrooms, including 54 suites and 7 signature suites. Each is designed with careful detail and features complimentary WiFi, Bang & Olufsen entertainment systems, media hubs and luxury bathroom amenities. Certain Suites offer a complimentary minibar including snacks and soft drinks.
After a busy day, guests can relax in the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre, which features a state-of-the-art-gym, a large lap pool, a sauna, a Hammam/steam room and a wide range of spa treatments.
Hotel Café Royal also offers a selection of restaurants and bars for guests to enjoy. At the heart of the hotel, is the Cakes and Bubbles by Albert Adria, offering a parade of exceptional desserts and pastries, as well as the 'Sweet Afternoon Bubbles Experience', all served alongside a wide selection of Champagne and sparkling wine.
The Green Bar is a vibrant cocktail destination, specialising in botanicals and tonics, specialising in botanicals and tonics alongside classic cocktail concoctions and a selection of light dishes and sharing small plates.
Experience Parisian flair and flavours at the very heart of London at The Gallery. Steeped in seasonality, the menu features dishes that utilise local ingredients, creating an all day dining experience that transcends time.
Restored to revive the ornate Louis XVI décor and detailing, the The Grill Room at Cafe Royal offers an award winning traditional Royal Afternoon Tea.
Alex Dilling at Hotel Café Royal is one of London’s most anticipated restaurant openings at our historic address, following the success at his time of Two-Michelin star kitchens. Alex primarily focuses on showcasing gastronomic French classics through meticulous and unique cooking techniques in an intimate 34 seat dining room.