Must see hotels in London

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    Clink78

    This fantastic 630-bed hostel is housed in a 19th-century magistrates' courthouse where Charles Dickens once worked as a scribe and members of the Clash…

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    Rosewood London

    What was once the grand Pearl Assurance building (dating from 1914) houses the stunning Rosewood hotel, where an artful marriage of period and modern…

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    Hoxton Shoreditch

    In the heart of hip Shoreditch, this sleek hotel takes the low-cost airline approach to selling its rooms – book long enough ahead and you might pay just …

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    CitizenM London Bankside

    If citizenM had a motto, it would be 'Less fuss, more comfort'. The hotel has done away with things it considers superfluous like room service and…

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    Beaumont

    A stylish and handsome smaller-scale luxury hotel, the 73-room Beaumont is all art-deco opulence. Fronted by an arresting stainless-steel-and-oak cuboid…

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    Rookery

    This charming warren of 33 rooms has been built within a row of 18th-century Georgian townhouses and fitted out with period furniture (including a museum…

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    Ritz London

    What can you say about a place that has lent its name to the English lexicon? This 136-room hotel, opened by the eponymous César in 1906, has a…

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    The Ned

    What was until recently the Midland Bank designed by Sir Edwin `Ned' Lutyens in 1924 has metamorphosed into a splendid butterfly with 250 rooms over nine…

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    Dorset Square Hotel

    Two combined Regency town houses form this gorgeous 38-room Firmdale Hotel overlooking leafy Dorset Sq, where Lord's Old Ground was laid in 1787 (which…

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    Hazlitt’s

    Built in 1718 and comprising four original Georgian houses, this Soho gem was the one-time home of essayist William Hazlitt (1778–1830). The 30 guest…

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    St Ermin's Hotel

    One of our favourite West End hotels, St Ermin's not only has 331 super comfortable rooms and an enviable location in Westminster, it also has back…

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    Hoxton Southwark

    This latest feather in the now three-plumed Hoxton cap counts 192 retro-styled rooms (antique radios, rotary telephones) and fabulous artwork displayed in…

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    Covent Garden Hotel

    This gorgeous and discreet 58-room boutique hotel housed in a former French hospital features antiques, gorgeous, bright fabrics and quirky bric-a-brac to…

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    Haymarket Hotel

    With the trademark colours and lines of hotelier/designer duo Tim and Kit Kemp, in a converted building designed by John Nash, the Haymarket is…

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    Zetter Townhouse Marylebone

    We've always loved the Zetter group of hotels and this new boutique number with two dozen rooms only increases our passion. The comfy back rooms on the…

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    South Place

    A hip, design-led hotel, South Place impresses at every turn. From the art-filled lobby and espionage-inspired theme (a Russian spy ring was once located…

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    Zetter Townhouse

    The 13 rooms in this elegant Georgian town house are uniquely decorated in period style, but with witty touches, such as headboards made from reclaimed…

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    Number Sixteen

    With uplifting splashes of colour, choice art and a sophisticated-but-fun design ethos, Number Sixteen is simply ravishing. There are 41 individually…

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    CitizenM Tower of London

    Downstairs it looks like a rich hipster's living room, with well-stocked bookshelves, kooky art like Warhol's Reigning Queens and Beefeater bric-a-brac…

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    40 Winks

    Short on space but not on style, this 300-year-old townhouse in Stepney Green oozes quirky charm. There are just two bedrooms (a double and a compact…