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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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

The Exhibitionist Hotel

The Exhibitionist Hotel, South Kensington, Central London, SW7 2EA.

Ideally situated in South Kensington close to the Natural History and Science Museums, the Exhibitionist Hotel is a stunningly restored 18th century townhouse. Offering 37 individually styled bespoke rooms, it blends heritage with contemporary design.

  • 18th Century

Crazy Bear Beaconsfield

Crazy Bear Beaconsfield, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 1LX.

The oldest building in Beaconsfield, Crazy Bear now offers luxury and flamboyance in a traditional setting, as well as an outdoor swimming pool and three restaurants. The individually designed bedroom all feature a copper bath that fill from the ceiling.

  • 15th Century

Corinthia Hotel

Corinthia Hotel, Westminster, London, SW1A 2BD.

Blending 1885 character with modern state-of-the-art amenities, the luxurious Corinthia stands in one of London’s most prestigious areas. Boasting spacious, air-conditioned rooms, elegant restaurants and London’s largest spa, it is moments from Whitehall.

  • 19th Century

The French Horn

The French Horn, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6TN.

Offering easy access to both Reading and Heathrow, the French Horn is a cosy riverside hotel which features 21 spacious en-suite bedrooms. Boasting beautiful views of the River Thames, the hotel’s restaurant serves a fine menu of classic dishes and wines.

  • 19th Century

Great Fosters

Great Fosters, Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9UR.

Gracing an estate of more than fifty acres in Surrey, Great Fosters is the most distinguished of hotels – a Grade One listed building blessed with the grandeur of 16th century England. 4 AA stars, 3 AA rosettes for food.

  • 16th Century