London’s Coolest Hotels

by Catalina Reano,

6 October 2020

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London's Coolest Hotels


London has hundreds of hotels to choose from, but not all of them have that ‘wow factor’ that will leave your guests talking about the hotel – and your event – for months and years to come.

In today’s world, events are all about the holistic experience. All the details of your event have to be interconnected so your guests don’t feel that anything was last-minute, unplanned or out of the blue. This means the style of the hotel has to be in keeping with the type of event you are planning.

These are the hotels you shouldn’t miss in London. They each have a unique quality that makes them stand out and makes every guest want to come back for another unforgettable experience.


Let your worries sail away on this floating hotel!

comfy boat hotel
Floating boat hotel via Spacehuntr

In the very heart of London, there is a floating boat hotel that offers a lush and relaxing environment in which to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of business life. Once you step onboard, you’ll feel like you’re in a completely different world with all the commodities at your fingertips. This one-bedroom hotel offers a kitchen, a snug lounge and dining area and can even accommodate 2 more guests if necessary. If you’re not up to cooking, hire the catering service – it’s exquisite!

This distinctive hotel also has other boats that can be hired for small private events, ideal for a get-together, a team dinner or a family reception. 


A quirky home away from home

quirky and homey hotel
Quirky hotel via Spacehuntr

This quirky hotel has a personality all on its own. With its eclectic furnishings, hip artsy vibe and modern high-tech commodities, this is the perfect place to kick back and relax after a long day of “eventing”. Its true ‘wow factor’ comes from the garden bar, karaoke rooms and above all, friendly East End neighbours.

If you’re looking for a meeting venue, look no further! This unconventional hotel also offers atelier-style meeting rooms, a gym, bar and restaurant specially designed to put your guests at ease. Let these experts take care of you and your guests, making you feel at home away from home.


Eclectic and artsy with a view

eclectic hotel with a view
Eclectic boutique hotel via Spacehuntr

Located behind the Aldgate East Underground station, this boutique hotel has a plush, modern design. Sober furnishings with occasional pops of colour and exclusive artwork from celebrated artists such as Banksy give this hotel a luxurious yet eclectic vibe that is absolutely irresistible.

Their stylish penthouse offers 360° views of the city, making it a perfect place to unwind and recharge. Your guests can soak up the inspiring London skyline while they meditate, or sip on a glass of wine and listen to music. Their restaurant serves a variety of healthy meals using seasonal ingredients available at local markets.

If you’re looking to connect with the creative energy that areas like Shoreditch, Hoxton and Hackney offer, this is the perfect place to stay! They are all an easy walking distance from the hotel. 


Extravagant comfort in the heart of London

extravagant London hotel
Extravagant punk-modern style hotel via Spacehuntr

This brand-new hotel has 190 rooms of extravagant punk-modern style. Focused on comfort, they offer rain-effect showers, bathroom kits (with a plush bathrobe!) and great views out on to the buzzing street or the peaceful courtyard. 

This quirky hotel is perfect for a busy business-oriented group. It offers 3 meeting spaces with flexible set-ups and a capacity for up to 50 attendees. Here, the best AV equipment available and a team to help you set up is available to you on request, and the lobby is an amazing place for a networking event or an individual workspace. They also offer great amenities, like a fitness centre that boasts state-of-the-art cardio equipment, and their restaurant that even serves gluten-free options! 

It’s conveniently located between Hoxton and Shoreditch, very close to the City of London. This means that most of London’s iconic attractions are only minutes away! 


Quintessentially British with a modern twist

quintissentially British hotel with modern vibe
Vintage-style boutique hotel via Spacehuntr

This boutique hotel offers a truly British experience, where its authentic vintage-style mixes in perfectly with a modern vibe. This offers a truly luxurious and unique experience for guests in the heart of the Theatre district, only minutes away from the Opera house. It doesn’t get any ritzier than this!

The drawing room and Tiffany’s library are picture-perfect English spaces, with wooden panelling, plush leather seating and a French stone fireplace.  A ‘Soholistic’ gym and spa is also available to guests, designed to offer a complete physical and spiritual experience of relaxation and healing.

They also offer flexible private meeting rooms, designed to make your business event a more glamorous occasion. 


Sleep in chic-industrial style

Chic industrial style hotel
Chic-industrial style hotel via Spacehuntr

This sleek and modern hotel is located in the heart of Shoreditch, one of London’s up-and-coming areas. Its rooms are inspired by a chic, industrial vibe, giving them a clean-cut yet homey feel. Parquet floors and big round mirrors can be found in all the rooms. Some have even been furnished and designed by local artists. 

The rooms come in different sizes depending on what you’re looking for, but you can ask for one of their signature rooms upon check-in. An American-inspired grill with red-leather booths and mouth-watering dishes is their signature restaurant, so make sure to try their best dishes. They also have meeting rooms and party spaces available, making them one of the best all-inclusive options if you’re planning an event in the Shoreditch area. 


A new take on an old style

A new take on an old style of boutique hotel
Old style boutique hotel via Spacehuntr

Inspired by the tanneries and factories once located in Southwark, this boutique hotel has concrete ceilings and exposed brickwork as its statement décor. But luxury seeps through in the details, like the panelled headboards and marble surfaces. You’ll also find a colourful collection of local artwork peppered throughout the building, adding to its upscale, cultured vibe. 

Brass chandeliers and chital-style windows complete the look for this hotel, that has exuberant plant life in the lobby and sweeping views of the city from almost every room. 

Located just a few steps from the Thames river, and some iconic cultural landmarks like the Tate Museum, Shakespeare’s Globe and the London Eye. It’s ideal for someone on a ‘bleisure’ trip to London!


Sweet dreams in London’s finest!

Each area in London has something different to offer. This rings true for their boutique hotels as well! Each one is carefully designed with a specific artistic take on their neighbourhood or their city. But all of them have comfort and a prime, luxury experience at the heart of their service.

Catalina Reaño
Catalina Reaño

Copywriter, stand-up comedian and serial chocolate lover.

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