If you stayed in a cool London hotel and didn’t post it on Instagram, did you really stay in a cool London hotel?

London is one of the most photogenic cities in the world, so when you’re staying in the capital, it’s only natural to want your hotel to live up to the same snap-worthy standards. From ornate buildings steeped in history, to modern design, beautiful bars, gorgeous restaurants and incredible detail, we’ve rounded up the most insta-worthy hotels in London for a picture-perfect stay.

Leman Locke

If there’s one place that will give you serious interior envy, it’s Leman Locke. Bridging the gap between home and hotel stay, it’ll make you want to declutter your flat and buy a pastel sofa and marble-topped side table, stat.

It’s designed like a boutique hotel, with bespoke furniture and lighting, but has all the amenities of a creative space for digital nomads to bed down for an extended stay. So book a room, pull up a pew with your laptop in their onsite café, and soak in those dreamy interiors.

Where: 15 Leman St, London E1 8EN

Website: www.lockeliving.com

Andaz London

Is this London’s most instagrammable lobby?! Step inside Andaz London and take in the graffiti-style artwork adorning the walls, cosy up in the cushioned corners for a photoshoot, and enjoy a sip or two at the lobby bar. It’s the perfect spot for guests who have just got in at Liverpool Street Station and want to be immediately wowed.

Another of our favourite snappable spaces at this hotel is the 1901 wine bar – inspired by classical architecture, the building’s historic railway past, and a sprinkling of modern East London style.

Where: 40 Liverpool St, London EC2M 7QN

Website: www.hyatt.com

The Landmark London

The Landmark London is a budding influencer’s dream and it’s easy to see why. The Winter Garden Restaurant at the heart of the building makes this one of our favourite hotels to post on Instagram.

Famous for its afternoon tea served beneath the towering palm trees and magnificent glass-roofed atrium, it’s an enchanting setting with incredible, elegant design.

Where: 222 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 6JQ

Website: www.landmarklondon.co.uk

Hotel Café Royal

It’s not every day you get to sit in a robe and take a snap of your breakfast while looking out at Regent Street below, but then again, it’s not every day you get to stay at the incredible Hotel Café Royal. One of London’s leading design hotels, set in the most iconic of locations, the hotel’s interiors are the perfect mix of old and new. In the shared spaces, the building’s Grade II listed details have been lovingly restored. Meanwhile, in the bedrooms and suites, décor is modern and contemporary.

For the ultimate insta-shots, book the Oscar Suite complete with its solid marble bathtub, or the Westminster Suite with an iconic view of Westminster and Piccadilly Circus.

Where: 10 Air St, London W1B 4DY

Website: www.hotelcaferoyal.com

Ruby Lucy

Taking inspiration from the markets and fairgrounds that its South Bank location is known for, Ruby Lucy is the perfect place to escape for a night of carnival-inspired interiors. Think rich, dark colours mixed with bright accents, stripes and decor details like circus drums and juggling pins.

Rooms are minimal and luxurious, with big comfy beds, rainfall showers, fluffy towels and Marshall amps. There’s also a brilliant bar menu offering quirky cocktails and Italian-inspired snacks – perfect for snapping against a gorgeous backdrop.

Where: 100-108, Lower Marsh, London SE1 7AB

Website: www.ruby-hotels.com

 

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Blake’s

London’s first five-star boutique hotel, Blake’s achieved something no other hotel in London had done at the time and created a space that felt more like an especially chic private house, and it still reigns supreme when it comes to dazzling interiors. Every corner is ready to be snapped for the ‘gram – expect dark walls, mirrors and opulent accents. Every room and suite has its own concept, and the versatility means that the snap-worthy possibilities are endless.

If the interiors weren’t enough, the hotel also boasts its own private courtyard, complete with a “gilded cage”, brightly painted murals and a galloping zebra installation, all of which makes the perfect Instagram opportunity.

Where: 33 Roland Gardens, South Kensington, London SW7 3PF

Website: www.blakeshotels.com

The Hoxton Holborn

With its urban industrial style, chic open-plan lounge spaces and pastel pink seating, the character of The Hoxton Holborn is every Instagrammers dream – filled with cosy corners for the city’s remote workers to hunker down and get some work done in creative surroundings.

Where: 199-206 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BD

Website: www.thehoxton.com

Shangri-La The Shard, London

The hotel on every Londoner’s bucket list, Shangri-La The Shard has killer views that stand on their own – even without the hotel’s stunning interiors.

For the ultimate shot, it’s got to be the Sky Pool where you can have a swim, and watch the sun go down over the capital with a drink after-hours. Retreat to your room to get the sky-high bath shot on all our Instagram feeds, then grab a spot at TING the next morning for sweeping breakfast views.

Where: 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9QU

Website: www.shangri-la.com

Kimpton Fitzroy

You know you’re in for a treat every time you go to the Kimpton Fitzroy – home to a host of instagrammable spaces like Galvin Bar & Grill, a grand entrance foyer, and the art deco Fitz’s Bar complete with a shimmering disco ball that sparkles into the early hours.

Grab an expertly cocktail to snap against the plush velvet seating and you’ve got a recipe for Instagram success.

Where: 1-8 Russell Sq, London WC1B 5BE

Website: www.kimptonfitzroylondon.com

The Standard

A favourite amongst Londoners, The Standard’s colourful, playful interiors make the perfect bold colour scheme for your Insta feed. Bathrooms feature stripy black-and-pink tiled walls, while fixtures like taps are a contrasting mint green. Some suites also have their own terraces, complete with outdoor bathtubs that overlook St Pancras train station.

The exterior also makes for an interesting shot, with a red, bubble-like elevator scaling up and down the building. It was designed as a nod to London buses, and is a sharp contrast to the rest of the building.

A picture-perfect stay in the heart of the capital.

Where: 10 Argyle St, London WC1H 8EG

Website: www.standardhotels.com

Treehouse London

Armed with interiors that look like they’ve been taken straight from a Pinterest board, Treehouse London is every budding influencer’s dream. Book in for a cosy night of cocktails, dinner and views at Mexican restaurant Madera, before retreating to your room to take in the panoramic views from your copper tub.

Their rooftop bar The Nest is a destination in itself, perfect for post-work cocktails against spectacular 360-degree skyline views.

Where: 14-15 Langham Pl, London W1B 2QS

Website: www.treehousehotels.com

Ham Yard Hotel

A member of the Firmdale Hotel family, with Kit Kemp at the helm of the design, the Ham Yard Hotel certainly doesn’t do interiors in half measures, reflecting Kit Kemp’s signature aesthetic and her love for textures and prints.

Aside from the gorgeous guest rooms and unique interiors in every room, the hotel is also one of London’s most interesting, boasting indoor and outdoor dining areas, 24 apartments, curated specialty shops, a movie theatre, a spa, a rooftop terrace, an orangery, and a 1950s bowling alley. A picture-perfect place you’ll never want to leave.

Where: 1 Ham Yard, London W1D 7DT

Website: www.firmdalehotels.com

nhow London

nhow London is by far one of London’s most original hotels when it comes to décor. Expect a giant Big Ben rocket, a London Underground themed gym, a striking LED fireplace, and pop-art – just a few of the hotel’s attention-grabbing design details. The space is bright and creative, the perfect spot for snaps with an eye-catching background, or a day of inspirational coworking from their colourful lobby.

Where: 2 Macclesfield Rd, London EC1V 8DG

Website: www.nhow-hotels.com

The Londoner

Describing itself as the world’s first super-boutique hotel, The Londoner is a new iconic addition to the city’s hotel scene. Spanning sixteen stories above and below ground, the hotel’s interiors celebrate theatrical performance – a nod to its central Leicester Square location. Think modern, seductive ambience with intimate seating and mirrored ceilings.

The jewel in the hotel’s snappable crown however, is the open-air terrace at the 8 At The Londoner Restaurant, where leafy foliage is paired with intricate installations and a suspended rope sculpture hung above the fireplace.

 

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Where: 38 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7DX

Website: www.thelondoner.com

Mama Shelter

For the ultimate design-led digs, it’s got to be Mama Shelter. The Shoreditch haunt has become the place to go for homemade meals, original cocktails and cosy bedrooms in East London.

Interiors are sassy and flamboyant – expect a mix of graffiti ceilings, graphic carpets, plush sofas, comfy armchairs and ornaments on all the bookshelves. There’s even incredible karaoke rooms you can book out, for a super unique shot for the ‘gram.

Where: 437 Hackney Rd, London E2 8PP

Website: www.mamashelter.com

The Ned

From pretty panelling to ornate lighting and checkerboard flooring, The Ned is destined for the ‘gram. Located in a former bank building, the hotel boasts ten restaurants, indoor and rooftop pools, and a spa, meaning you can shoot your Instagram shots here from noon until night, always with a new and interesting backdrop.

Where: 27 Poultry, London EC2R 8AJ

Website: www.thened.com

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Home to the iconic “Wannabe” staircase that any Spice Girls fan will immediately recognise, the interiors at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London really are extraordinary. The Victorian gothic masterpiece is always full of Insta-snappers trying to get that perfect shot.

There’s also the Booking Office 1869 tucked away inside, which itself is worthy of a space on the grid. Opening late last year and inspired by the original 19th century St. Pancras ticket hall, the room has huge dominating interiors – from the 8-metre tall palm trees and pendant lights to the 22-metre long bar.

Where: Euston Rd, London NW1 2AR

Website: www.marriott.com

The Mandrake

Iconic, magical and mysterious, the moment you enter The Mandrake’s velvet curtain-lined entrance walkway, you’re transported worlds away from the bustling city outside.

Creativity runs through the hotel’s walls, with surrealist sculptures, striking art and gothic chandeliers being just some of the unique touches you can expect. Don’t miss your chance to snap the hotel’s incredible terrace either, draped in a three-story canopy of hanging plants.

 

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Where: 20-21 Newman St, London W1T 1PG

Website: www.themandrake.com


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