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Top London Historic Hotels

St. Ermins Hotel, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
Caxton Street 2, London, England, SW1H 0QW
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The price is $320 per night from Jan 6 to Jan 7
$320
per night
Jan 6 - Jan 7
4.7/5 Exceptional! (996 reviews)
"We stayed at St. Ermin's 4 nights of our 6 night stay in London and had a wonderful experience at this hotel. The staff was so friendly, courteous and helpful and the location was perfect, walking distance to several of London's main tourist attractions. We stayed near the tower bridge for the second ..."

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

St. Ermins Hotel, Autograph Collection
54 Queens Gate Hotel
4 out of 5
54 Queens Gate, London, England, SW7 5JW
Fully refundable
The price is $207 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3
$207
per night
Jan 2 - Jan 3
4.6/5 Wonderful! (327 reviews)
"The people working here are friendly and professional. The hotel was quiet, and I got a good night's sleep. Great breakfast in the mornings. I will stay here again!"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

54 Queens Gate Hotel
Melia London Kensington a Melia Collection Hotel
4.5 out of 5
61 Gloucester Road, Kensington, London, England, SW7 4PE
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The price is $217 per night from Jan 8 to Jan 9
$217
per night
Jan 8 - Jan 9
4.4/5 Wonderful! (59 reviews)
"Very small toilet and bathroom"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Melia London Kensington a Melia Collection Hotel

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The Royal Horseguards
5 out of 5
2 Whitehall Court, London, England, SW1A 2EJ
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The price is $274 per night from Jan 8 to Jan 9
$274
per night
Jan 8 - Jan 9
4.4/5 Wonderful! (999 reviews)
"The hotel is very nice, good value for money. While the property is a bit dated, the room was extremely comfortable, and the view of the Thames River exceptional. The service was mediocre, however between the choice of paying £1000/night at the hotel across the street versus paying £400/night at ..."

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

The Royal Horseguards
The Rembrandt
4 out of 5
11 Thurloe Place, Kensington, London, England, SW7 2RS
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $217 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
$217
per night
Dec 20 - Dec 21
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
Great hotel … right opposite the V&A
"Overall a very pleasant stay Great breakfast selection . Amazing check in where they allowed us to check in early as our room was ready, which left us time to run across the road to view the V&A … we had a club room with a super king bed … room was very warm .. we didn’t have a view … but frosted ..."

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2022

The Rembrandt
Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel, London
4 out of 5
68-86 Cromwell Road, London, England, SW7 5BT
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $336 per night from Jan 8 to Jan 9
$336
per night
Jan 8 - Jan 9
4.4/5 Excellent! (999 reviews)
"Great location! Attentive staff!"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2022

Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel, London
The Gore London – Starhotels Collezione
4 out of 5
190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, London, England, SW7 5EX
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The price is $247 per night from Jan 8 to Jan 9
$247
per night
Jan 8 - Jan 9
4.3/5 Excellent! (830 reviews)
"The Gore, perfectly located for the Royal Albert Hall, premium shopping, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and London museums. This was a repeat visit for us since last year and we paid an upgrade to a superior deluxe room. How did our repeat visit fare? Check in was not quick or personable. Despite ..."

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2022

The Gore London – Starhotels Collezione
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London
5 out of 5
Euston Road, London, England, NW1 2AR
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The price is $251 per night from Jan 5 to Jan 6
$251
per night
Jan 5 - Jan 6
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
"Decent place and friendly staff!"

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2022

St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England, SE1 7UT
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $196 per night from Jan 7 to Jan 8
$196
per night
Jan 7 - Jan 8
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,790 reviews)
"Great place to stay for exploring Westminster and South Bank"

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Eden Plaza Kensington
3 out of 5
68-69 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London, England, SW7 5JT
3.8/5 Good! (915 reviews)
"not bad"

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

Eden Plaza Kensington
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London Historic Hotels information

 

Historic Hotels in London

1603

Highest price $336
Cheapest price $196
Number of guest reviews 8917
Total number of hotels in London 16135

 

Frequently asked questions

What can a history buff expect from a stay in London?

London and its significant historical sites draw tourists so be sure to visit the notable monuments, especially if you want to learn about the local history. And while you're here, you can check out the acclaimed art scene and fascinating museums. You can also take time at the popular shops in this vibrant area.

What's the best place to stay in London to be near historical sites?

Based on our travel expertise, Holmes Hotel London is a top 4-star hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Marble Arch is a short 14-minute walk away. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Novotel London Tower Bridge and Thistle Trafalgar Square.

How many historically relevant hotels are there in London?

In London, there are 16011 hotels and other accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 840 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.

What are the must-see historical places and other sights in London?

London is notable for its monuments and landmarks like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Tower of London. Known for its theaters and museums, cultural venues include O2 Arena, The British Museum, and Natural History Museum. Other popular sights include Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus.

What is a historic hotel like in London?

Guests who choose historic hotels have an opportunity to stay in a building recognized with an official historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world come in all forms like stately homes, palaces or even lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers — any place of special interest. These types of hotels in London typically retain authentic characteristics like traditional architecture and period features in their communal spaces or guestrooms.

What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?

The two are similar. The term “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S., while "heritage hotel" is often used in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to put more importance on the physical building and architecture. A heritage hotel draws meaning mainly from the cultural value that the place has and how it inspired the surrounding community.

Do historic hotels in London have modern facilities?

Yes, efforts are made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions, but interiors include modern conveniences and safety features. Tourists who book a stay can expect the usual amenities you'd find in a hotel such as WiFi, heating and air conditioning, and updated bathroom facilities. Booking a historic hotel in London doesn't mean you're picking a place that's rundown or uncomfortable for guests.

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