FINDING THE IDEAL LOCATION T FILM IN CAN BE A DAUNTING TASK, THATS WHY I'VE PUT TOGETHER THIS LIST OF GREAT LOCATIONS FROM ALL OVER LONDON
Town Hall Hotel
Set in the heart of London’s vibrant East End, the award-winning Town Hall Hotel combines architectural splendour with cutting-edge design and a devotion to the pleasures of life.
Address: Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square,
Bethnal Green, London E2 9NF
Price: From £130
With a funky urban lodge style – think open fireplaces, classic leather furniture, exposed brickwork and the occasional faux moose head – and an unbeatable buzzy atmosphere, the much loved and highly rated 4- star Hoxton Hotel Shoreditch epitomises the trendy urban cool of Hoxton itself but with surprisingly competitive prices.
Address: 81 Great Eastern St, London, EC2A 3HU
Price: From £90
Myhotel Bloombury is a hip and highly regarded boutique 4-star hotel which offers a sumptuous zen-like sanctuary. Occupying a classic Georgian townhouse on the corner of a fine Bloomsbury terrace its a short distance from Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Circus and Covent Garden too just in case you fancy a bit of gratuitous shopping.
Address: 11-13 Bayley Street, Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3HD
Price: From £110
Tucked away, only a short distance from St Paul's Cathedral, the Bank of England and the Old Bailey, the only remaining early houses in Peter’s Lane have been repaired and extended to create our delightful boutique hotel.
Inside, The Rookery is all period charm. Polished wood panelling, stone flagged floors, open fires and genuine antique furniture give the place a warm, homely atmosphere.
Address: The Rookery, 12 Peter’s Lane
Cowcross Street, London
Price: From £190
This is a really unique and highly rated London 4-star boutique hotel which only has nine rooms offering a very intimate stay. And that’s not all – when you are inside Rough Luxe you’ll notice that the walls are peeling, the floorboards are bare and the surfaces are unfinished. It’s really quite an unusual asthetic for a central London hotel, the very best of shabby chic! Located a 2-minute walk from King’s Cross and St. Pancras tube and train stations (so in a very accessible distance to the city centre)
Address: 1 Birkenhead street, London, WC1H 8BA
Price: From £120
No 5 Maddox Street
An exclusive, all-suite hotel located in a prestigious Mayfair central London location (just off Regent Street, and very near Bond Street, Oxford Circus, Soho and Piccadilly Station) and in fact has more in common with an apartment – just with a handy onsite 24-hour concierge ready to attend your every whim (well almost!). Inside feels like having your own central chic London pad complete with both space (with one to three bedrooms), modern amenities and gorgeous contemporary decor. In-room spa treatments are also available – you won’t want to leave!
Address: No. 5 Maddox Street Mayfair, Soho, London
Price: From £150
Seattle-meets-South-London, with big industrial doors, fluted glass, subway tiles, lots of natural textiles and some excellent lighting. The effect is contemporary and warm, with lots of timber cladding – wall covering du jour, jolly nice too - offset by polished concrete floors, a subtle nod to Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. Giant wooden numbers mark each floor and walls sport a collection of works by 11 British artists.
Address: 2-8 Great suffolk street, London, SE1 0UG,
Prices: From £250
London's last remaining family-owned luxury hotel. Crafted over a century by one family, The Goring is the genuine article - a grand hotel with impeccable manners and a subtle streak of wit and wonder.
Address: 15 Beeston Place, London, SW1W 0JW
Price: From £350
From the moment you walk into 4-star highly rated Leman Locke you know the owners have seriously good taste. Oozing luxury and style with bags of personality thrown in, the design at Leman Locke epitomises its uber-trendy surroundings – uplifting pastel pink upholstering and light wooden floors are beautifully juxtaposed with industrial style furniture. Located on the easterly edge of London’s Square Mile, within a stone’s throw of Aldgate East tube station.
Address: 15 Leman Street, Whitechapel, London, United Kingdom
Price: From £95 per night
Twenty Nevern Square
This immaculate and unique London boutique hotel flanks the tranquil gardens of Nevern Square in the highly fashionable area central area of Kensington/Earls Court (and only a 4-minute walk from Earl’s Court Station on the District Line). Housed in a beautifully restored Victorian town house with hints of Far Eastern exoticism and lashings of a modern-colonial style, It’s honestly about as far away from a sterile chain hotel as you can get.
Address: 20 Nevern Square, Earls Court, London, SW5 9PD
Price: From £60 per night
With a name like the Exhibitionist you know this exceptionally rated trendy London hotel isn’t going to be for wallflower types, although I quickly have to add there’s nothing even the tiniest bit seedy about this place! Set in a row of handsomely restored 18th-century townhouses, this is ultra-hip 5-star boutique hotel has a very elegant and luxurious design, just filed with an Aladdin’s cave of striking contemporary art pieces.
Address: 8-10 Queensberry Place, London
Price: From £90
The fabulous and very cool 4-star Megaro Hotel is both reasonably priced and perfectly located for Kings Cross Station and easily exploring central London by a very short tube or bus ride Expect the trendy rooms to feature large rain showers, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and the apartments have additional kitchens.
Address: Belgrove St, King’s Cross, London, WC1H 8AB
Prices: From £90
Set on the first floor on an elegant Victorian building situated in the heart of Brick Lane, forgot the name, these are beautiful and already impeccably-rated hip apartments. The decor at these very cool London pads is exceptional and the place is decked out in a true trendy open-plan loft style with exposed brick walls, new oak floors, cool designer furniture, custom artwork, a new kitchen, a new bathroom complete with rainfall showers and several large Victorian windows ensuring the whole place is bathed in light
Address: Unit 1, 9a club row, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JX
Price: From £110
If you’re wondering where many an A-lister stays while they’re in town, then look no further than the seriously stylish and exceptionally rated five-star Andaz, a place often cited as one of the world’s best hotels. Housed in a historical red brick Victorian building this wonderful contemporary London hotel combines sumptuous modern designs with ornate historical features.
Address: 40 Liverpool Street London, United Kingdom, EC2M 7QN
Prices: From £120 per night
If you are artistically inclined, then you’ll be seriously charmed by the 4-star and already very highly rated Artist Residence. Located in lovely Pimlico, the whole of this trendy London hotel exudes an eclectic but homely luxury. The innovative owners have had their favourite urban, graphic and street artists decorate each of the ten rooms and the result is a very impressive collection of creative and colourful bedrooms. All are genuinely different from one another and are filled with rescued and repurposed furniture – think distressed-wood, hand-crafted beds and tea chests for bedside tables.
Address: 52 Cambridge Street, London, SW1V 4QQ
Prices: From £110
Housed in a beautifully ornate 1876 Victorian townhouse, this immaculately presented and exceptionally rated chic 4-star London hotel really does manage to conjure up a quintessentially English, old-world charm. With a sweeping staircase, intricate stonework and stained glass windows, The Bailey’s Hotel prides itself on its chic but characterful design.
Address: 140 Gloucester Road, London, United Kingdom, SW7 4QH
Price: From £110 per night
This contemporary and highly regarded 4-star boutique hotel caters to a hip design-loving crowd. Once a Victorian warehouse, now The Zetter houses 59 guest rooms individually designed in a romantic but bold retro-modern style.
Located in the heart of London’s trendy creative neighbourhood Clerkenwell (only a short distance from Farringdon Railway Station Barbican Tube Station – both of which have trains which will run you quickly into the centre)
Address: St Johns Square, 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5RJ
Price: From £190
The Hide Hotel is one of the lower to mid range priced hotels in London and is already very popular accommodation option in the capital. It has set itself apart from other London hotels in this bracket as it actually makes an effort with the decor – expect 4-star chic and stylish boutique furnishings but without the huge designer price tag.
Address: 230 Hendon Way, London, NW4 3NE
Price: From £80
Surrounded by greenery and gardens in the heart of Mayfair, Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane seamlessly balances award-winning design with the city’s high notes. Take in views of Hyde Park from the glass-walled rooftop spa and lounge, savour afternoon tea, or stroll to one of three royal parks in this vibrant district that gave early rise to British art.
Address: Hamilton place, Park Lane, London, W1J 7DR
Price: From £600