hotels for valentine's day

Nothing says romance like a night away at a luxury hotel. And with plush suites, classy cocktail bars, and mesmerising views of the capital – London’s hotels are some of the most romantic staycation spots in the world.

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a romantic weekend getaway, or a surprise trip just because, whisk your loved one away to these 28 London hotels for Valentine’s Day and earn some serious brownie points. (Basically, this article is one huge hint to anyone whose other half works at The Handbook… especially if that other half is me).

The Most Romantic Hotels In London

The Lost Poet

In the beating heart of Notting Hill, this luxury boutique hotel rests at one of London’s most exclusive and sought-after addresses. With the romantic, treasure-filled Portobello Road right on your doorstep, not only will your location be unique and picture-perfect, but the hotel’s interiors are really something special too. Inside, you’ll find a mix of old and new, from modern art and bold wallpapers to reclaimed wood panelling and antique trinkets that take inspiration from the market outside.

Our favourite room? The Muse. A two-level suite with its own private roof terrace, sun room and freestanding bath. Unique, romantic and full of character, it’s pure staycation goals.

Where: 6 Portobello Road, W11 3DG London
Website:www.thelostpoet.co.uk

Pan Pacific London

One of London’s latest luxury hotels for Valentine’s Day, Pan Pacific London is ideal if you’re looking for a romantic wellbeing haven right in the centre of London. Why? Well, with an 18.5m infinity pool, an array of spa treatments, mindful singing bowl meditation, detox and exfoliate massages, a sleep programme, steam rooms, saunas and a gym, who wouldn’t leave feeling their wellbeing has been given a lift?

For a Valentine’s Day hotel deal to die for, book the ‘Suite Celebration’ package, including a chilled bottle of English Sparkling Wine and signature patisserie on arrival, a delicious breakfast at Straits Kitchen, and £200 hotel credit redeemable at any of Pan Pacific London’s show-stopping restaurants, bars or spa. Take your pick from a candle-lit dinner, tantalising cocktails or even an indulgent couple’s spa treatment. Absolute bliss.

Where: 80 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AB
Website: www.panpacific.com

Home House

Is there anything more romantic than a staycation that transports you to another time and place? Home House is one of London’s most iconic private members’ clubs based in a beautiful historic Georgian townhouse in Marylebone that’s sure to enchant your loved one. 

After making your way through their two restaurants, five bars, opulent dining rooms and health spa (or taking part in their busy events calendar – drag bingo, anyone?), head back to one of their luxurious rooms where you’ll be greeted by the likes of silk wallpaper, shimmering gold ceilings, and even the very same red marble used in the floor of the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral (yes, the St. Paul’s!). This is the highest form of luxury, but the friendly staff and social atmosphere will make you and your loved one feel right at home.

Where: 20 Portman Square, London, W1H 6LW
Website: www.homehouse.co.uk

Andaz London Liverpool Street

In the heart of East London, where the city’s iconic landmarks meet vibrant Shoreditch, lies five-star Andaz London Liverpool Street – the perfect base to explore London with your loved one.

The hotel boasts five restaurants and bars, each with their own distinctive character and feel, and an on-site health club, steam room and in-room spa facilities so you and your other half can relax and recharge together. For the ultimate stay, we recommend tick off renowned tourist spots like London Bridge, The Shard and Tate Modern, and exploring hidden gems in artsy Shoreditch, before retreating to the hotel for a luxurious night of comfort together, including an evening meal and cocktails in Rake’s Parlour.

Tempted? Who wouldn’t be?!

Where: 40 Liverpool Street, London, England, United Kingdom, EC2M 7QN
Website: www.hyatt.com

Sea Containers London

For a romantic (and a little bit naughty) weekend away, book in for Sea Containers London’s ‘Naughty Or Nice’ package. Home to soaring views over the Thames, couples can check into one of the hotel’s suites and find a bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, an agua Spa ‘Love potion’ made with tuberose and other magical ingredients, and full English breakfast the next day.

There’s no need to leave the hotel as their onsite restaurant has plenty of delicious options as part of their Valentine’s set menu, and the in-house Curzon cinema is showing an intimate screening of The Notebook.

One of the best hotels for Valentine’s Day, steps away from the Thames.

where: 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London, SE1 9PD
Website: www.seacontainerslondon.com

The Great House At Sonning

A cosy boutique hotel nestled in the Berkshire countryside, Coppa Club’s Great House At Sonning is the perfect couple’s bolthole. While it’s not in London, it’s only an hour away if you want a romantic break out of the city. And as it sits along the Thames, the countryside location boasts a terrace, sweeping lawns and lots of riverside space for you and your other half to enjoy. It’s also dog-friendly – perfect if you and your partner are pup-parents.

 

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Where: The Great House, Thames Street, Sonning-on-Thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6UT
Website: www.greathouseatsonning.co.uk

 

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The Montague On The Gardens

Minutes from Covent Garden, the Montague On The Gardens is without a doubt one of London’s most charming places to stay. In this Georgian townhouse, you’ll find plush accommodation, al fresco dining, traditional afternoon tea and live jazz in the hotel’s Leopard bar. 

If you want to push the boat out for the ultimate romantic getaway, the Guv’nor’s Suite comes complete with a luxurious roll-top copper bath in your bedroom, as well as a private patio, kitchen, living and dining rooms. There’s not much that says ‘luxury staycation’ more than room service to your private dining room, huh? Sheer decadence.

Where: 15 Montague Street, London, WC1B 5BJ
Website: www.montaguehotel.com

Great Fosters

Tick ‘cosy staycation by a roaring fire’ off your bucket list this year and book a stay at Great Fosters – an endlessly charming Tudor estate outside Windsor that’s steeped in royal history. Set in 50 acres of iconic gardens & grounds, its red-brick façade and chimney tops just scream romantic countryside getaway. With plenty of roaring log fires, cosy nooks and two restaurants to choose from, there’s really no need to ever leave. But if you do want to explore, Windsor Great Park is only a 10 minute drive for winter walks and excellent pubs.

While all the rooms are incredibly characterful and cosy, the one to watch for Valentine’s is the majestic Tapestry Suite which comes with the most fabulous of bathrooms for a romantic soak with champagne.

Where: Great Fosters, Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9UR
Website: www.alexanderhotels.co.uk

Milestone Hotel & Residences 

Make a grand entrance on your special getaway with The Milestone’s impressive Victorian frontage. Sat right on the edge of Kensington Palace Gardens and Hyde Park the hotel is perfectly positioned to make the most of a romantic staycation in London. Take a stroll through the park or visit the nearby V&A to enjoy the best of London’s culture and art scene right on your doorstep.  

Back at the hotel (if you can tear yourself away from your suite) be sure to visit the intimate Stables Bar and try their signature theatrical cocktail, the Smoking Old Fashioned, which will be presented to you in a glass dome filled with shisha smoke. Who’s other half wouldn’t be impressed?

hotels for valentine's day

Where: 1-3 Kensington Ct, London W8 5DL
Website: www.milestonehotel.com

The Stafford 

If there’s one place that delivers on world-class accommodation and prestige, it’s The Stafford. At this hotel, you’ll be treating you and your loved one to timeless luxury, combined with contemporary sophistication and impeccable service.

This February, they’re offering one extra night when booking for two. And if you’re looking for a short but sweet staycation instead, you can take advantage of their Stay & Dine offer which includes an overnight stay and a three course dinner in The Game Bird with a glass of champagne – perfect for a loved up evening of romance.

Where: 16-18 St James’s Place, London SW1A 1NJ
Website: www.thestaffordlondon.com

Kimpton Fitzroy

Just a short walk from Covent Garden, Soho and Oxford Street, the glamorous Kimpton Fitzroy has become renowned for its elegant, palace-like interiors with marble as far as the eye can see. After a day of exploring London with your loved one, head back to the comforts of the hotel to unwind, indulge in high quality cuisine over a four-course meal at Galvin Bar & Grill, and sip champagne under Palm Court’s soaring glass ceiling. 

To make your stay even more special, make sure to book the My London Valentine package which includes a glamorous overnight stay with breakfast, a 4-course dinner at Galvin Bar & Grill, champagne upon arrival and in-room Valentine amenities – so you can truly spoil your loved one.

Where: 1-8 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BE
Website: www.kimptonfitzroylondon.com

Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill

A romantic break wouldn’t be complete without a love letter or two, right? Okay, so maybe these days it’s more of a love text, but luckily Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill have the handwritten notes covered – head to their bar and terrace and you’ll discover love letters between Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine, whilst sipping on handcrafted cocktails.

In the evening, a special Valentine’s Day four-course dinner will be available at The Montagu Kitchen & Lounge, where you can sit back and enjoy live music over a glass of Champagne. After an evening of wining and dining, relax and unwind in one of the hotel’s charming rooms.

Where: 30 Portman Square, London, W1H 7BH
Website: www.hyatt.com

100 Queen’s Gate

Right in the heart of London’s Museum quarter, this arty hotel will feel like a Victorian home away from home with its stunning floral afternoon tea parlour, hidden underground bar and luxurious bedrooms. The stunning suites are all named after prominent residents, each with a blue plaque at the door that will teach you more about their past. It’s the perfect spot to base your London adventures, and is literally walking distance from some of London’s biggest tourist spots for a romantic stroll around Kensington. Trust us – you’ll get major brownie points for this one.

Where: 100 Queen’s Gate, Kensington, London, SW7 5AG
Website: www.100queensgate.com

London Marriott Hotel County Hall

Perfectly positioned in the heart of London, London Marriott Hotel County Hall is a firm staycation favourite of ours because of its stunning river views of the city’s finest landmarks like the London Eye, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament. Book in for their London Staycation package and receive a host of complimentary inclusions for your romantic getaway – like a River View upgrade, a bottle of sparkling wine, breakfast and 20% off Gillray’s Steakhouse and Bar. With stunning views of the river, it’s the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city outside.

Where: London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB
Website: www.marriott.com

Shangri-La at The Shard

Shangri-La at The Shard sees almost one proposal a day, and we can’t say we’re surprised – nothing says romance like a sky-high luxury hotel room. It’s must-stay hotel that needs to be on every couples bucket list, and a staycation there is the perfect way for loved up couples to escape the city below, unwind and relax together at any time of year.

Enjoy a a special love-themed afternoon tea, wind down in the sauna, book in for a blissful couples’ aromatherapy massage, or take a dip in the infinity Sky Pool complete with panoramic city views of London below. And if you’re looking to get really romantic this Valentine’s Day (I’m looking at you, boyfriend), your room or suite can be transformed into the ultimate romantic hideaway with heart-shaped balloons, bouquets of flowers, hand-made chocolates, caviar and rosé champagne to sip against the backdrop of the capital’s skyline – from sweeping daytime views to romantic sunsets and twinkling evening lights of the city below. It’s enough to make anyone swoon!

Where: 31 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9QU
Website: www.shangri-la.com

 

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Corinthia London

When it comes to London hotels for Valentine’s Day, it doesn’t get much more iconic than the Corinthia. And when it comes to Valentine’s Day? Boy, do they go all out.

Your ultimate celebration of love will start with a Rolls Royce bringing you to your hotel where you’ll be shown to the Royal Penthouse, complete with one hundred exquisite red roses and your own private butler offering you vintage Dom Pérignon Champagne and caviar canapés.

Next, you’ll spend the evening on your private terrace, sipping on cocktails and overlooking iconic views of London as the sun sets – all while enjoying a performance from a harpist. Meanwhile, a four-course menu will prepared for you to enjoy in the glowing candlelight of your private dining room.

And if that’s not enough? Your stay will also include a full thermal floor experience at ESPA, a massage of your choice and champagne breakfast in bed to make the most of your loved up stay.

Where: Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD
Website: www.corinthia.com

Barnett Hill 

Perched atop a hill in the centre of the Surrey Hills at the end of a winding tree-lined drive, Barnett Hill is like something out of a fairytale. Here you can book a romantic countryside escape in their fabulous four-poster suites as well as enjoy stunning winter walks, explore pretty villages, and visit the famous Silent Pool Gin Distillery (and sample lots of gin together of course). When you return, snuggle up in front of the fire and make sure to tuck into an espresso martini or two.

 

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Where: Blackheath Ln, Wonersh, Guildford GU5 0RF
Website: www.alexanderhotels.co.uk/barnett-hill

Rubens At The Palace

The plush red interiors of The Rubens at the Palace will provide the warmest of welcomes for a romantic getaway (red is the colour of love, after all). Their impressive choice of drinks and selection of dining are sure to satisfy even the pickiest of palettes. Throughout the hotel you can experience live music and creative cocktails in The New York Bar, sample the authentic flavours of India with an evening at The Curry Room, indulge in classic Afternoon Tea in The Palace Lounge, or enjoy dinner in the refined English Grill.

For Valentine’s we recommend booking their dedicated package, which includes a red rose on arrival, a delicious meal in The New York Bar, and a romantic turndown with a bottle of Champagne, rose petals and chocolate-dipped strawberries in the gentle glow of candlelight.

Given the hotel overlooks the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, it’s certainly the place to make your loved one feel like royalty.

Where: 39 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0PS
Website: www.rubenshotel.com

Plush red interiors will provide the warmest of welcomes for your romantic Valentine's getaway.

The Chesterfield Mayfair

A stunning hotel in the heart of Mayfair, The Chesterfield  it’s the perfect city getaway. After a busy day of exploring the sights together, tuck into a meal at the fine dining Butlers Restaurant, well known for its first-class service, and sustainable, seasonal ingredients – from salmon smoked by H.Forman & Son, London’s oldest smokery, to Orkney scallops. 

Afterwards, settle down together in a cosy corner of The Chesterfield Mayfair’s Terrace Bar and enjoy the sounds of live jazz music as you sip on expertly crafted molecular cocktails. This is a must-visit.

Where: 35 Charles St, London W1J 5EB
Website: www.chesterfieldmayfair.com

The Swan at Streatley

Looking to get out of the city but don’t want to stray too far? Then check into Coppa Club’s Swan at Streatley for a tranquil countryside getaway that’s only an hour from the capital. Here you can enjoy some self-care in the hotel’s gym and yoga studio, or for the more adventurous couples, hire some paddleboards and paddle down the Thames. After a busy day, indulge in the healthy menu-options or alcohol-free cocktails before retreating to your room for some much-needed relaxation together.

Where: Streatley – On – Thames Nr, Reading RG8 9HR
Website: www.theswanatstreatley.com

Taj 51 Buckingham Gate

Just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace in the heart of the capital is luxury 5* hotel Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites & Residences. One of London’s most stunning hotels for Valentine’s Day, it’s  ideal for a romantic staycation in the city, with a central, secluded courtyard that’s a perfect oasis to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

When it comes to rooms, the five-star hotel has 86 suites to choose from, but its their Cinema Suite with 50s Hollywood and Indian Cinematic glamour that makes the ultimate romantic indulgence. The walls are adorned with rare Bollywood film prints, remarkable history books, vintage mirrors and a myriad of portraits and drawings of Bollywood and Hollywood stars that have previously stayed in the suite – while the star of the show is, unsurprisingly, the 85-inch plasma cinema screen and sound system which makes for a fully immersive cinematic experience. From an exclusive full butler service to a daily Cinematic platter serving, you and your loved one will want for nothing as you curl up in your very own private cinema. The ultimate sleepover.

 

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Where: 51 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF
Website: www.taj51buckinghamgate.co.uk

Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

This luxury five star hotel is the epitome of glamour and a must-visit for a romantic staycation in the heart of the capital. Settle in together for a cosy evening at their speakeasy-inspired bar, Smith & Whistle, and make your way through the delicious 20’s inspired cocktail menu, featuring five exciting alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks inspired by 1920s sweet-shop favourites. The hotel’s master mixologists have expertly captured the flavour and wonder of treats like the Sherbet Fountain, the Black Jack, the Fruit Salad and even the Milky Way. Yum!

If you’re feeling fancy and really want to impress your loved one, book the Grand Park View Suite – their one-of-a-kind art deco suite with views of the Royal Parks that would  rival Buckingham Palace itself. Dreamy.

Where: Piccadilly, London W1J 7BX
Website: www.marriott.com

The Westin London City

The Westin boasts some serious romantic vibes with its impressive views of the Thames. As London’s newest wellness destination, its Heavenly Spa is the ideal city centre sanctuary for couples to reset, refresh and recharge. From pampering massages and body treatments to relaxing facials and a tranquil swimming pool, It’s the perfect spot to add a little rejuvenation to your romantic stay.

This Valentine’s Day, there are two special offers to take advantage of, Suite Temptations and Your Ultimate London Valentine’s Experience. You’ll be pampered from start to finish with loads of special amenities including chocolate-dipped strawberries and champagne on arrival, and a special Valentine’s dinner at their restaurant Mosaic included.

Where: 60 Upper Thames St., London EC4V 3EH
Website: www.westinlondoncity.com

Flemings Mayfair

At London’s luxury boutique hotel, Flemings Mayfair, you and your loved one can enjoy an overnight stay in one of their stunning bedrooms, an indulgent eight-course tasting menu with a signature wine pairing at the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant, Ormer Mayfair by Sofian, followed by breakfast the next morning.

The exclusive tasting menu features dishes such as a canapé selection of Jersey oysters with cucumber, horseradish, and Alsace bacon; and a roast squab pigeon with beetroot, cumin and rose water caramel.

Where: 7-12 Half Moon St, London W1J 7BH
Website: www.flemings-mayfair.co.uk

The Lanesborough

Standing magnificently on Hyde Park Corner, The Lanesborough’s grand mansion exterior exudes elegance and romance. Inside, sparkling chandeliers, Baroque-style cornicing, and 23-carat gold leaf frame a scene that could be plucked straight from a Regency-revival film set.

Book in for a Valentine’s Weekend Package and expect a bottle of Champagne on arrival, a romantic dinner in The Lanesborough Grill for two, breakfast the next day, and a late checkout of 4pm the next day so you can truly enjoy everything the hotel has to offer – including some well-deserved rest and relaxation at the Lanesborough Club & Spa.

Where: Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA
Website: www.oetkercollection.com

Hotel Café Royal

With spacious, modern suites, marble bathtubs and incredible views over Regent Street, Westminster and Piccadilly Circus, Hotel Cafe Royal is the perfect central London location to sweep your loved one away to for a romantic break. Their Guest Relations team is always on hand to arrange those extra special touches ahead of time. Rose petals on the bed? Done. Bottle of champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries on arrival? Sorted.

As well as that, couple looking to relax can visit Akasha Holistic Wellbeing, boasting an 18m pool, Hammam, sauna and Jacuzzi. To make your trip even more special, a double treatment suite and exclusive use of a private pool is also available.

 

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Where: 10 Air St, London W1B 4DY
Website: www.hotelcaferoyal.com

11 Cadogan Gardens

If you’re looking for hotels for Valentine’s Day in the heart of Chelsea, you couldn’t find a better match than a stay at 11 Cadogan Gardens. The playful boutique hotel boasts beautiful rooms and a gourmet restaurant to while away your evening in before indulging in a cocktail or three.

Even better – book their Valentine’s package and they’ll throw in a small bottle of Laurent-Perrier Champagne, a bouquet of red roses, a box of chocolates from a local Chelsea chocolatier, and breakfast.

Where:11 Cadogan Gardens, London SW3 2RJ
Website: www.11cadogangardens.com

The Gore

If timeless love is what your relationship is made of, The Gore London is one of the best hotels for Valentine’s day. A quintessentially British hotel since 1892, it’s refined, welcoming and intimate, with an authentic home away from home feeling.

Each of The Gore’s 50 rooms and suites are unique, furnished with hand-picked pieces, period artworks and ornate beds. Often described as some of London’s most enchanting rooms, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re in an episode of Downton Abbey.

Where: 190 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5EX
Website: www.collezione.starhotels.com

The Pelham

An iconic retreat in the heart of Kensington, The Pelham has long been regarded as one of London’s most sophisticated hotels for Valentine’s day staycations.

Its interiors are a refined mix of elegant patterns and rich jewel tones – especially the perfectly pink junior suite. And, if the décor wasn’t romantic enough, you can enjoy an Italian candle-light dinner at the hotel’s restaurant La Trattoria by Alfredo Russo. The perfect spot to recreate the iconic spaghetti scene from Lady And The Tramp.

Where:15 Cromwell Pl, South Kensington, London SW7 2JR
Website: www.collezione.starhotels.com

Great Northern Hotel

Luxury Great Northern Hotel is located right next to the Eurostar, and if that’s not a reason to book a stay here followed by a surprise trip to Paris the next day, we don’t know what is (and how many more hints we can drop).

Echoing the glamour of the railway age, choose from four different room categories from the ‘Edwardian’ bedrooms tucked into the eaves with walnut panelling; to the ‘Victorian’ boasting high ceilings, custom-made furniture, and a stylish standalone bath for a relaxing, romantic soak. 

The gorgeous restaurant Rails is the perfect date night spot for a candle-lit dinner – think delicious modern British classics with a French twist – such as the chateaubriand for two with a selection of sides. After your meal, head to the Little Bar – the perfect intimate and cosy setting for a cocktail or two.

Where: Pancras Rd, London N1C 4TB
Website: www.gnhlondon.com

St Martin’s Lane

St Martins Lane is tucked away in the buzzing heart of London, just steps from Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Chinatown – but inside your room, you’ll find complete peace for a romantic getaway, with soundproof rooms creating your own oasis in the city.

After an evening exploring the city, end the night by disappearing to your room and level up the romance by running a nice soothing warm bath with bubbles.

Where: 45 St Martin’s Ln, London WC2N 4HX
Website: www.sbe.com

The Franklin

Sophisticated elegance in the heart of Knightsbridge, The Franklin combines the warmth of a private home with the impeccable service of a luxury hotel.

Every one of the 35 spacious rooms and suites is flooded with natural light, tastefully decorated and boasts the finest contemporary comforts. Enjoy a drink at The Franklin Bar before relishing in your romantic dinner – a superb gastronomic experience created by Michelin-starred Chef Alfredo Russo at The Franklin Restaurant

Where: 24 Egerton Gardens, London SW3 2DB
Website: www.collezione.starhotels.com


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