Historic Hotels in London

Browse through our selection of country house hotels in London and the Home Counties including hotels in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Surrey. Here you will find an Elizabethan hotel with links to King Henry VIII, a Victorian Gothic country house hotel set in parkland yet just 45 minutes from London’s West End, and historic hotels ideally situated in central London.

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Rubens at the Palace

Rubens at the Palace, Westminster, London, SW1W 0PS.

Rubens at the Palace is a four star hotel situated opposite Buckingham Palace. Time your visit appropriately to watch – from the hotel’s lounge – the royal horses coming out of the Royal Mews.

  • 18th Century

41 Hotel

41 Hotel, Buckingham Palace Road, London, , SW1W 0PS.

’41’ is a small, boutique five star hotel situated next to the Queens Gallery on Buckingham Palace Road. The rooms are striking and combine 21st century technology and comforts with historic charm. Also includes an award winning restaurant.

  • 18th Century

The Savoy

The Savoy, Westminster, London, WC2R 0EU.

Opening its doors following a £200 million restoration programme, the world-renowned Savoy Hotel offers spacious period rooms with the finest modern amenities, including luxurious marble bathrooms. The Savoy Suite Welcome includes butler service.

  • 19th Century

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Oakley Court

Oakley Court, Water Oakley, Windsor, SL4 5UR, Berkshire.

This four star Victorian Gothic country house is only 45 minutes from central London, yet is set in 35 acres of parkland overlooking the River Thames. The well appointed bedrooms and suites are complimented by an on-site gold course, pool, sauna, etc.

  • 19th Century

Bentley London

The Bentley, 27 - 33 Harrington Gardens, Kensington, London, SW7 4JX.

The 5-star Bentley Hotel has timeless elegance and classic luxury in residential Kensington and Chelsea, close to exclusive shops on Kings Road and a stroll from Harrods. With an on-site gym, each beautifully furnished room features a marble-lined bathroom.

  • 19th Century

Sydney House Chelsea

Sydney House Chelsea, 9-11 Sydney Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 6PU.

A charming, well furnished boutique hotel nestled in a quiet corner of Chelsea. Enjoy views over London from the rooftop terrace suite and a stroll to the nearby Natural History and Science Museums, or a spot of shopping on the Kings Road or at Harrods.

  • 19th Century

The Five Arrows Hotel

The Five Arrows Hotel, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JE.

Standing guard at the gates of stunning Waddesdon Manor, the Five Arrows Hotel offers 11 individually styled bedrooms, beautiful gardens, and a superb restaurant with a fine wine cellar. Each room boasts antiques and original pieces from Waddesdon.

  • 19th Century

Knightsbridge Hotel

Knightsbridge Hotel, Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW3 1PT.

The 5-star Knightsbridge Hotel sits in a quiet street in the heart of the capital and offers 44 Individually styled and tastefully decorated bedrooms, as well as valet and concierge services. A short walk from Hyde Park and Harrods.

  • 19th Century

Cantley House Hotel

Cantley House Hotel, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 5QG.

With its elegant, individually designed en-suite rooms, this 19th century country house hotel stands within acres of well tended grounds. The hotel’s restaurant is set within its own private courtyard, allowing for al fresco dining.

  • 19th Century

Wotton House

Wotton House, Wotton, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6HS.

Wotton House is ideally situated, just 40 minutes by train to Central London. A superb venue set in 13 beautiful acres of landscaped grounds the venue was originally the home of the famous diarist John Evelyn.

  • 18th Century

The Royal Horseguards

The Royal Horseguards, Westminster, London, SW1A 2EJ.

Blending history with modern style, this stunning 5-star hotel is set between the Thames and Trafalgar Square. A Grade I listed building, the bedrooms offer Victorian elegance and modern features, including a plasma TV in the luxurious bathroom.

  • 19th Century

Cliveden

Cliveden, Taplow, Berkshire, SL6 0JF.

Just 20 minutes from Heathrow Airport, this historic Italianate mansion blends exquisite Edwardian elegance with modern luxury. Boasting panoramic views over the River Thames, it offers fine cuisine, a Pavilion Spa, and an indoor and outdoor heated pool.

  • 19th Century

The Chequers Inn

The Chequers Inn, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP10 0JQ.

Featuring oak beams and wooden floors, the 17th century Chequers Inn is full of character, and features an award-winning restaurant and large gardens. With 17 elegant en-suite rooms, the hotel’s restaurant serves a blend of French and English cuisine.

  • 17th Century