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The Most Romantic London Hotels for Sexy Luxury Stays

There are some hotel rooms that just make you think ‘this, THIS is where I want to bring my lover.’

Sometimes they’re tapping into the whole four-poster bed old school romantic vibe, sometimes they’re channeling sexy disco fun, or they might just have so much wow factor you want to share it with someone who makes you go wow.

Whether it’s a new romance, celebrating something special or just having fun keeping the love alive on a random Tuesday, here are some of the most romantic London hotels for your rendezvous.



One of the sexiest hotels in London, L’Oscar is the decadant transformation of a Grade II listed Baptist church into a luxury 39 bedroom hotel.

Set on Bloomsbury’s Southampton Row L’Oscar embraces the opulent, with deep purples, rich reds, velvet and leather in rooms with lovely high ceilings.

If you're looking for romantic London hotels L'Oscar has you covered

French architect and designer Jaques Garcia, who created the NoMad Hotel in New York, has created a hotel filled with beautiful small touches including crystal butterfly wing taps right up to eye catching statement pieces like the seven storey chandelier.

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Michelin-starred chef Tony Fleming is at the helm of L’Oscar’s restaurant, The Baptist Grill, which sits under the original glass topped dome from the 1903 chapel.

Every room in the hotel is different, and I love the rich reds and golds in the Standard Queen and Superior Junior Suite, but oh my, that amazing gold headboard in The L’Oscar Suite is off the charts.

Talk about a room to remember, but you may have to be fast to grab that one.

The L'Oscar suite at L'Oscar Hotel brings the wow factor to a romantic night in London

Vintry and Mercer

City of London

Inspired by the merchant taylors who used to bustle around in the surrounding streets, Vintry and Mercer features historic navigation maps on the walls, made to measure velvet headboards, plush velvet curtains and leather door handles.

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There are 92 bespoke rooms to choose from, the heated roof terrace has views of my favourite building, St Paul’s, and down underneath the hotel you’ll find a speakeasy style bar, DND (Do Not Disturb).

Perfect for a nightcap before retiring to your room and putting your own DND sign up for the night.

Vintry and Mercer Hotel, London is a new option for a romantic stay

The Franklin


From the outside The Franklin looks like a rather lovely private house. On the inside it has rooms that make me wish I could live in a house like that.

Considered one of the first boutique hotels in the world when it first opened in 1978, The Franklin offers 35 rooms spread over what were once four redbrick Victorian houses in a quiet Knightsbridge address.

Four poster romance in London's The Franklin Hotel

Designed by Anouska Hempel, the interiors are sexy and stylish with lots of mirrors on the walls, picture frames, and furniture, including the four posts on the four poster beds.

All the bedrooms come with 400-threadcount Frette bed linen, Apple TVs, Penhaligon’s products, GHD hairdryers and straighteners. There’s a champagne bar alongside the reception, and the back of the hotel looks out onto a private communal garden with trees and flowerbeds.

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And if one bedroom isn’t enough for you, you can also connect some to create multiple level suites. Though perhaps that plan is best left for when travelling with family or friends rather than a private getaway for the two of you.

Embrace a sexy London getaway at The Franklin Hotel

The Mandrake


When a hotel names itself after a mystical plant that’s a known narcotic, sedative and hallucinogen, you know you’re not in for a cookie cutter stay.

The Mandrake has fabulously trippy touches including a taxidermied mash up of a gazelle and a peacock above the Waeska bar, while the inner courtyard taps into a jungle retreat vibe with raffia seating amongst the palm trees and passion flowers.

Messy bed in the Mandrake Suite in one of the sexiest hotels in London, The Mandrake

There are 30 bedrooms to choose from and while they all come with hamman-style bathrooms I’m dreaming of a stay in one of their suites, which include gorgeous free-standing bathtubs and four poster beds.

You can check out the different kinds of rooms and availability at The Mandrake here and hopefully we won’t be looking at the same night under that wildly romantic Bedouin style tented bed in the Mandrake Suite. Oh my.

The Beaumont


What you consider romantic will depend on both your style and your lover’s style, and if you’re the kind of couple that loves contemporary art then there’s one room that will blow the others out of the water.

When I say room, I should say amazing bedroom and living space inside a sculpture, because The Beaumont has joined forces with British artist Antony Gormley on a pretty amazing archictural extension of the hotel.

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When I read about this I instantly flashed back to walking across a salt lake in Western Australia to see Antony Gormley’s “Inside Australia” sculptures.

And now I’m dreaming of staying in ROOM by Antony Gormley where the dark oak-clad bedroom looks like a perfect place to cocoon away, while the sitting room and marble bathroom share the rest of the hotel’s art deco style.



The Ned

City of London

When The Ned first opened I was taken on a tour of some of the rooms, and as we went from one category up to the next I had to keep changing my mind about which room I’d most want to have a romantic weekend in.

Frankly I loved them all, but not surprisingly when we reached the Heritage and Grand Heritage category rooms my wishing I could put the do not disturb sign on the door went up a notch or three.

More than £200 million was spent on turning an old Midland Bank building into a luxury hotel and while the 1920s glamour touches are found throughout, on the Grade-I listed fifth floor the Heritage and Grand Heritage rooms retain some of the original features designed by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens including marble fireplaces and French polished walnut wall panelling.

A romantic Grand Heritage Room in the Ned Hotel, London

The super king size beds come as either four-poster or canopy, and there are art deco dressing tables and marble mosaic bathrooms.

Downstairs the former Grand Banking Hall has eight restaurants to choose from, but if you can’t possibly leave your gorgeous room The Ned’s 24-hour room service will come to your rescue.

Sea Containers London (formerly known as The Mondrian)

South Bank

It’s not often that you find a mini vibrator, a couples vibrating ring and condoms in the mini bar, but that’s one of the cheeky options among the drinks and snacks at Sea Containers, London.

Sexy treats in Mondrian London hotel mini bar

The first hotel designed by renowned British designer Tom Dixon, Sea Containers London is a work of art. From the dramatic 68 metre long copper hull that you first see at reception all the way up to the Rumpus Room, the stylish rooftop bar with views of St Paul’s, the hotel is full of touches that I love.

Splash out on a River View Balcony Suite and you’ll not only have a super styling space inside, you’ll also have two balconies looking over the Thames.

I’ve done a full review of the Sea Containers (or Mondrian as it was called when I stayed there), including a full walk around a River Balcony Suite.

Or you can click here to check availability for your sexy night in.

Inside the Rumpus Room Rooftop Bar Mondrian London

Kettners Townhouse


Ah Kettners. Just the word brings back so many memories of late nights and a lot of laughter.

Originally established more than 150 years ago, Kettners restaurant once welcomed the likes of Oscar Wilde, Agatha Christie and Winston Churchill, though in my London years it was more people who were up very late in Soho and in the mood for a cheap and cheerful meal.

Now Kettners Townhouse has been given the Soho House treatment, and along with a fresh restaurant and bar you can now stay in one of 33 rooms in eight categories ranging from Tiny (there’s no sugar coating that one!) up to the Jacobean Suite with a freestanding copper bath that I just have to soak in one day and its own private entrance onto Greek Street.

A new Soho House hotel in London, Kettners Townhouse is a romantic new place to stay in Soho

Soho House has also taken an even bigger part of my London years, the BBC’s Television Centre, and turned it into their 19th private members club. I’m still not quite wrapping my head around my radio and television home in London being a members club and hotel, but perhaps one day I’ll stay at White City House and really spin myself out.

Karma Sanctum Soho


If you like a bit of bling and have a sense of fun then this could be the one for you.

This former M15 research building is now a boutique hotel with a rock and roll edge, complete with a guitar tuning service at reception.

Karma Sanctum Soho has 30 rooms split into six categories, each their own look. As I’m rather partial to disco bling, Sanctum’s Junior Suite with its column covered in mirrored tiles and freestanding bath surrounded by glowing pebbles is calling me the loudest, but there are also pink rooms with round beds and other fun options to choose from.

There’s a rooftop bar, as well as a residents-only 24-hour bar with a multi-person Jacuzzi, and a screening room with a bar and gorgeous old theatre style sofas to hire. Although maybe the flat-screen TV and in room movies might be more your speed if you want to share a film on this night.

Blakes Hotel


In 2013 Mr & Mrs Smith awarded the Sexiest Bedroom Award to the Corfu Suite at Blakes Hotel in Kensington. Which just goes to show that everyone has their own take on what’s sexy.

Don’t get me wrong, the Corfu Suite is gorgeous. In fact, I’d say it’s wildly romantic, with gossamer nets around a king size four poster bed, mother of pearl furniture, high ceilings and white on white glamour.

The Corfu Suite in London's Blakes Hotel has been named the sexiest hotel room in the world by Mr & Mrs Smith

But for a sexy rendezvous I’m thinking the Cardinal Suite is the pick of the Blakes Hotel bunch. An abundance of rich reds and golds, it’s Opulent with a capital O and the stand alone bathtub with a bow around it is a new contender for the bath I just have to have in my dream home.

I’m also loving The Library Suite where the four poster bed shares the room with shelves of antique books. There’s a gentleman’s club vibe going on and it’s a scene that’s just waiting for a sexy librarian.

So if you’re after one of the most romantic London hotel rooms or the sexiest, you have some pretty special options to choose from at the Blakes Hotel.

The Blakes Hotel is one of the most romantic London hotels and this Cardinal Suite is one of the sexiest rooms you'll find in the city

Sanderson London


Originally designed by Philippe Starck, this five star luxury boutique hotel in London’s West End mixes wonderfully quirky touches with drop dead gorgeous moments.

After being greeted by Salvador Dali’s Mae West lips sofa when you walk in the door there are eye-catching moments everywhere, including a whole lot of eyes looking back at you from the backs of seats in the bar.

Eye see you at the Sanderson London's Long Bar

Their intimate cocktail lounge, The Purple Bar, is absolutely stunning with Venetian mirrors and purple Queen Anne chairs, and I also love the Billiard Room with its huge stained glass windows.

You can check out my full review of the Sanderson London here, including their wonderful Alice in Wonderland themed Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea. Or to check availability and rates for your own Sanderson stay click here.

Well that wraps it up for now, but I just know there are lots of other great sexy and romantic London hotels to try out.

So do tell, what’s your favourite London hotel to turn up the heat in? And what other ones have you found around the world that we should add to our wish list?



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