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The Most Romantic Hotels in London

Toby Orton | January 26, 2018

Home to sultry drinking dens, picturesque parks, quaint city streets and more intimate restaurants than you could ever hope to visit, London is a city of true romantic inspiration. And when you’re in town for an amorous escape, romance starts at home, which is where London’s cast of dreamy hotels come in. Between its cozy historic boltholes, charming Soho townhouses and exotic Knightsbridge love traps, London’s hotels can cater to your every romantic whim. Here are six of the best of them.

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Dean Street Townhouse

Why it made the list

Cocktails in the illustrious Soho bar, candlelit meals over the classic white tablecloths of the in-house restaurant, long soaks in the free-standing tubs found in some of the bedrooms; the Dean Street Townhouse is a lively, sociable hotel that lovers will appreciate for its chic, London vibe. If you want a dreamy hotel that inspires you to slip into your most romantic persona, we can recommend the Dean Street Townhouse. Overpowered by the infectious buzz of surrounding Soho, it’s a hotel that embodies the sexiness of the neighborhood.

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Cable Street Inn

Why it made the list

A tiny, intimate townhouse, the gorgeous Cable Street Inn represents a private escape located in a quiet part of the East End. A home away from home, the guesthouse has only three bedrooms so privacy is guaranteed. Beyond the beautiful Victorian interiors, the highlight is the property’s tranquil roof terrace, the perfect spot to snuggle up when evening comes.

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Why it made the list

Possibly the most alluring Grand Dame hotel in London, Claridge’s is a beautiful art deco institution where beauty is everything. Follow in the footsteps of Queen Victoria and Audrey Hepburn, two of the hotel’s famous former fans, and celebrate your love—or just plain lust—surrounded by regal, 1920’s elegance.

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Why it made the list

Filled with literary whimsy, Hazlitt’s offers couples a sultry escape in the heart of Soho. Drawing on the nostalgia of a neighborhood with a seedy, yet romantic, reputation, the hotel has a cheeky side. Oak four-poster beds fill the rooms and there’s a beautiful old drawing room where guests can either curl up with a good book or each other.

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The Rookery

Why it made the list

Located in a restored townhouse built in 1725, the Rookery comes with a healthy dose of history to back its romantic allure. Four-poster beds, free-standing claw foot tubs and a luxurious period décor are all highlights that make this a perfect escape for couples. The true star of the hotel is the Crow’s Nest, the penthouse suite with skylight to the stars and a sumptuous interior that makes it hard to leave the room.

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