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The Gore London – Starhotels Collezione
4 out of 5
190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, London, England
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AU$296
per night
23 Dec. - 24 Dec.
4.3/5Excellent! (649 reviews)

"Period furniture and a very "british" style, oppulent and classic"…"

Reviewed on 3 Dec. 2019

The Gore London – Starhotels Collezione
54 Queens Gate Hotel
4 out of 5
54 Queens Gate, London, England
AU$234
per night
16 Dec. - 17 Dec.
4.6/5Exceptional! (157 reviews)

"Location, fresh newly renovated property, lovely staff. Priced a bit high but otherwise very happy with 54 Queen’s Gate!"…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec. 2019

54 Queens Gate Hotel
Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel
4 out of 5
68-86 Cromwell Road, London, England
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AU$244
per night
16 Dec. - 17 Dec.
4.1/5Very Good! (2,008 reviews)

"The hotel had a lot of character that I liked. Was close to tube also. Would stay there again !"…"

Reviewed on 19 Nov. 2019

Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel
Eden Plaza Kensington Hotel
3 out of 5
68-69 Queens Gate, South Kensington, London, England
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AU$112
per night
5 Jan. - 6 Jan.
3.7/5Good! (590 reviews)

"Location was brilliant and a good room for one person - shower tight and I am petite but would stay there again - clean and comfortable just what I needed after long day in London and to get ready for another long good day 👍"…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2019

Eden Plaza Kensington Hotel
The Royal Horseguards
5 out of 5
2 Whitehall Court, London, England
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AU$365
per night
5 Jan. - 6 Jan.
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,746 reviews)

"Great location, elegant, friendly and helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on 3 Dec. 2019

The Royal Horseguards
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
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AU$292
per night
15 Dec. - 16 Dec.
4.4/5Wonderful! (12,481 reviews)

"Only thing I didn't like was there weren't too many options for breakfast but th location made up for it with many things around the area."…"

Reviewed on 8 Dec. 2019

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Hotel London Kensington managed by Melia
4.5 out of 5
61 Gloucester Road, Kensington, London, England
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AU$277
per night
22 Dec. - 23 Dec.
4/5Very Good! (1,760 reviews)

"Pretty, clean and comfortable. Great location too!"…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov. 2019

Hotel London Kensington managed by Melia
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London
5 out of 5
Euston Road, London, England
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AU$388
per night
2 Jan. - 3 Jan.
4.4/5Excellent! (1,604 reviews)

"Although the property has a striking exterior and a lovely entrance space, it sadly lacks in the 5 star experience you would expect given the cost of stay. Maybe if you stay a suite it would be different otherwise the rooms could be in any main chain hotel group as they are all much the same. But ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct. 2019

St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London
The Rembrandt
4 out of 5
11 Thurloe Place, Kensington, London, England
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AU$306
per night
17 Dec. - 18 Dec.
4.4/5Excellent! (2,976 reviews)

"We especially like the location. We have stayed there many times. Also has a great breakfast included with the room."…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec. 2019

The Rembrandt
St. Ermins Hotel, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
Caxton Street 2, London, England
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AU$383
per night
5 Jan. - 6 Jan.
4.6/5Exceptional! (2,120 reviews)

"Great location - nice atmosphere and great service The property is beautiful but needs some upgrades"…"

Reviewed on 7 Dec. 2019

St. Ermins Hotel, Autograph Collection
The Mitre Hotel Hampton Court
4 out of 5
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AU$177
per night
29 Dec. - 30 Dec.
4/5Very Good! (435 reviews)

"This is an old property with a long history and as such visitors may occasionally find the layout quirky. This is mostly from the English architectural habit of just adding on to existing buildings. The hotel does show a little wear and tear and could benefit from a remodel / update in some areas, ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov. 2019

The Mitre Hotel Hampton Court
The Grosvenor Hotel
4 out of 5
101 Buckingham Palace Road, London, England
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AU$292
per night
5 Jan. - 6 Jan.
4.2/5Very Good! (3,480 reviews)

"This is the second time I’ve stayed at the Grosvenor. First time was as a couple and this time for work. The location is unbeatable which you do pay for but now that they’re doing the full property renovations it is worth it. I was in a newly redone Executive King room and for London the size of ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Dec. 2019

The Grosvenor Hotel
Hazlitt's Hotel
4 out of 5
6 Frith Street, Soho Square, London, England
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AU$459
per night
15 Dec. - 16 Dec.
4.5/5Wonderful! (818 reviews)

"nice rooms, cozy hotel and great service - at the heart of soho."…"

Reviewed on 20 Nov. 2019

Hazlitt's Hotel
Roseate House London
4 out of 5
3 Westbourne Terrace, Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park, London, England
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AU$330
per night
16 Dec. - 17 Dec.
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,353 reviews)

"Nice hotel everything you need in room lovely breakfast but.... service reminded me of Fawlty Towers, waiters running, missing cutlery items, tables not cleared, orders lost in translation. And worst of all no Christmas decs up not a thing when all London lit up!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Dec. 2019

Roseate House London
The Ampersand Hotel
5 out of 5
10 Harrington Road, London, England
AU$415
per night
15 Dec. - 16 Dec.
4.7/5Exceptional! (982 reviews)

"This is a great hotel property with style and class. The staff is excellent, very attentive and helpful. The location in South Kensington is perfect, within a short walking distance of excellent restaurant, great shopping and very close to major museums like Victoria and Albert, the Natural History ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec. 2019

The Ampersand Hotel
The Pelham London - Starhotels Collezione
5 out of 5
15 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London, England
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AU$303
per night
24 Dec. - 25 Dec.
4.4/5Wonderful! (530 reviews)

"Great location very near several museums and close to small local cafes"…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2019

The Pelham London - Starhotels Collezione
Fraser Suites Queens Gate
4 out of 5
39B Queens Gate Gardens, London, England
AU$284
per night
5 Jan. - 6 Jan.
4.3/5Excellent! (768 reviews)

"Grest location. Beautiful renovation, big size rooms, nice shower, all emnenties, breakfast continental but ok"…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov. 2019

Fraser Suites Queens Gate
Collingham Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
26-27 Collingham Gardens, London, England
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AU$259
per night
12 Dec. - 13 Dec.
4.5/5Wonderful! (709 reviews)

"My family really appreciated the unit and it has everything we needed."…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov. 2019

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There are many things to love about London. Home to great restaurants, a thriving arts scene, and plenty of outdoor spaces, there are truly an unlimited number of ways to enjoy your holiday. In addition to its modern-day marvels, London is also known for its rich history. Choose to immerse yourself in local life firsthand by booking your stay at one of the best historic hotels in London.

Historic accommodation in London will lend an air of glamour to your stay. As you stroll through the lobby, notice the refined lighting fixtures and intricate floor detailing that have been preserved over the years. The elegant amenities extend to your room, where you may enjoy vintage styling and opulent touches that make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. After taking the time to unpack and relax in your room, venture out into the streets of London to explore the many landmarks and museums that also bring you back to yesteryear.

Whether you spend your time brushing up on local lore or simply want to experience the stately atmosphere of a London historic hotel, we’ve got you covered. We have an array of properties offering the amenities and vintage vibes you crave, and that are well-suited for both solo travel and for meeting the needs of you and your entire travel party. Boasting contemporary luxuries as well as well-preserved pieces of history, we have London accommodation in a historic setting that will make your next holiday one for the books.

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What is a historic hotel?

 

Historic hotels give guests the opportunity to stay in buildings that have been officially recognised with a national historic designation. Historic hotels can take the form of castles, stately homes, palaces or even pubs, lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers – any building that’s been identified as being of special interest.

Many historic hotels occupy buildings that were originally built for a different function, and later re-established as a hotel. The previous function or architecture of the buildings themselves represent something important in the country’s historical timeline. Such hotels typically retain original characteristics such as period features or traditional architecture, in their communal spaces and/or bedrooms.

 

Do historic hotels in London have modern facilities?

 

Yes. London historic hotels provide a balance between an authentic experience in traditional surroundings, with a very comfortable stay. Hotel interiors are fitted with modern conveniences and updated safety features, while every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Historic does not mean its run-down or uncomfortable for guests. In fact, many historic hotels are luxurious.

Guests can expect the usual amenities you’d get from a hotel such as WiFi, heating and air conditioning, good bathroom facilities and so on. The facilities depend on the design and layout of the building – historic hotels are often protected and any changes are subject to many rules and restrictions. Things like windows and pillars are more likely to be old-fashioned.

 

What is the oldest hotel in the world?

 

The Guinness Book of World Records lists Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Yamanashi, Japan, as the oldest hotel in the world. Fujiwara Mahito opened the hot-spring hotel to guests in 705 CE – over 1,300 years and 52 generations later it is still run by the same family. The hotel, which has 37 rooms, is at the foot of the Akaishi Mountains in central Japan.