Historic Hotels in London

Browse through our selection of country house hotels in London and the Home Counties including Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire 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

Montague on the Gardens

Montague on the Gardens, Bloomsbury, London, Greater London, WC1B 5BJ.

This stunning four star boutique townhouse hotel is only moments from some of the biggest sights in London. The hotel itself is full of charm, and boasts a private and secluded garden. Bedrooms are air conditioned.

  • 18th Century

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The Forbury Hotel

The Forbury Hotel, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3EJ.

Just a five minute walk from Reading Railway Station, this luxurious 5-star hotel offers two fine dining restaurants and a cocktail bar. Each of the 23 sumptuous bedrooms feature there very own espresso machines, luxury toiletries and Bang & Olufsen TV’s.

  • 19th Century

Macdonald Compleat Angler

Macdonald Compleat Angler, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1RG.

Offering luxurious rooms, private boats and fishing on the River Thames, this 400 year old country house also boasts 2 award-winning restaurants. The elegant en-suite rooms of this 4-star hotel have classic decor and are all named after fly fishing lures.

  • 18th Century

St Ermin’s Hotel

St Ermin's Hotel, Caxton Street, London, Greater London, SW1H 0QW.

This luxury 4 star hotel stands on a quiet corner in the heart of Westminster, just a short walk from St James’s Park. After recently undergoing a £30m refurbishment, the hotel’s brand new rooms blend historic charm with modern and innovative facilities.

  • 19th Century

The Berkeley

The Berkeley, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RL.

Combining 5-star luxury with an excellent location, The Berkley has been offering sublime service, style and cuisine for more than 100 years. Just a short walk from fashionable Knightsbridge shops and Hyde Park, guests enjoy free use of the health club.

  • 18th Century


Claridge's, Mayfair, London, W1K 4HR.

Claridge’s marries 1930s glamour with contemporary flair, and provides a five star experience in the heart of fashionable Mayfair. Sample afternoon tea in the elegant foyer, offering a selection of more 50 varieties of tea and delicious pastries.

  • 19th Century

Cromwell Hotel

Cromwell Hotel, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 3AZ.

Once home to John Thurloe, secretary to Oliver Cromwell, the building is now a contemporary and stylish hotel. Set in the heart of the old town, there are four poster rooms on offer, as well as a restaurant serving delicious food.

  • 16th Century

Bull Inn

Bull Inn, Sonning On Thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6UP.

This former 16th century coaching inn, has established a reputation for excellent cuisine with a Silver Accolade Award from Visit Britain. Set in the quaint village of Sonning, the seven bedrooms have been stylishly refurbished to a very high standard.

  • 16th Century

Best Western Moore Place Hotel

Moore Place Hotel, Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, MK17 8DW.

Situated in the peaceful Bedfordshire village of Aspley Guise, this elegant Georgian manor house offers high standards and excellent service, all just 8 miles from Milton Keynes. Sit back and relax to the tranquil sound of the waterfall in the garden.

  • 18th Century

Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa

Lythe Hill Hotel, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 3BQ.

Nestled in the Surrey Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, Lythe Hill is a truly unique hotel set in over 20 acres of parkland. There are 41 bedrooms ranging from luxury suites to antique four poster beds.

  • 15th Century

The Crab and Boar

Crab and Boar, Wantage Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8UE.

This romantic country pub offers sumptuous rooms all individually designed after famous hotels around the world. Many rooms feature private hot tub gardens! Sample a true taste of great British cusine in the award-winning restaurant.

  • 17th Century