This is a guest post by Celina Bledowska
If you’re casting your net looking for quirky hotels London boasts a diverse array of stylish and unusual places. Many of these exotic destinations offer great hotel deals so it’s always a good idea to go online and find that special venue that will attract the quirky side of your personality.
Think exotic debauchery for this hotel’s unique style. The interior design ranges from ‘Honky Tonk Afro’ to ‘Casablanca Nights’ This hotel lives up to its name and recent guests include ‘The Manic Street Preachers and Jarvis Cocker.
Address: 34-36 Sussex Gardens, Hyde Park, London, W2
40 Winks Hotel
Just off the Mile End Road, you will find a perfect jewel of a Georgian townhouse that has been converted into a sumptuous two bed roomed hotel. The décor is stunning. Most guests are those who prefer the quirkier things in life and the hotel promises to supply a ‘Home from Home’ experience.
Address: 109 Mile End Road, Stepney Green, London E1 4UJ
Hotel 41, London W1
This award-winning hotel offers its guests the ultimate in luxury. The hotel’s décor is similar to those of a gentleman’s club and the staff provides dedicated service. If you want to travel with your pooch, no problem, there’s a pet concierge. The list of services is impressive so just book in, relax and enjoy.
Address: 41 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS
The Zetter Hotel
Cooler than ice-cream, this modern boutique hotel is situated in an old Victorian warehouse in trendy Clerkenwell. You’ll find all the mod-cons you’ll ever need and all the rooms are stylishly decorated in an all the rage retro style.
Address: St John’s Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5RJ
The Rookery, EC1
Close to bustling Smithfield market this beautiful hotel provides its guests with the ultimate in service as well as allowing them to relax in idyllic and stunningly decorated bedrooms. The décor is quirky/traditional and be prepared to be truly pampered.
Address: Peter’s Lane, Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6DS
Hazlitt’s, London W1
Situated in a converted Georgian Townhouse, right in the heart of fashionable Soho, Hazlitt’s gives its guests a London club ambience right down to its honesty bar and library, complete with log fire.
Address: 6 Frith Street, Soho Square, London W1D 3JA
The Hoxton Hotel, London EC2
This budget treasure is situated in achingly fashionable Hoxton close to the City and the East End. The hotel manages to combine budget with luxury: do admire the stylish rooms complete with power showers and classy linen.
Address: 81 Great Eastern St, London, EC2A 3HU
The Sanctum Soho, London W1
Based right in the heart of the West End this smart hotel has an underground cinema as well as a rooftop garden and bar. The rooms are immaculately designed and the guests’ needs are always regarded as a priority.
Address: 20 Warwick Street, Soho, London W1B 5NF
Charlotte Street Hotel, London W1
Set in the heart of Bloomsbury in a converted dental hospital this classic boutique hotel has 52 lusciously designed rooms as well as an on site restaurant ‘ Oscar’. Check out the paintings by Duncan Grant and others from the famous ‘Bloomsbury Set.’
Address: 15-17 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 1RJ
Clink 78, London WC1
Formerly a courthouse, this idiosyncratic hostel offers an eclectic range of delights. Try out the ‘pod beds,’ some of the rooms are known as ‘prison cells’ to continue the legal theme. Great bar and rooftop views of London.
Address: 78 King’s Cross Road, London WC1X 9QG
ByCelina Bledowska who has lived and worked in London for many years.