These are the most exciting new UK hotel openings from 2021 – and the ones that only just managed to open at the end of 2020.
From cool country boltholes to the world’s first ‘super boutique’ hotel, and the latest offering from the PIG hotel group, here’s where we will be checking in.
This list will be constantly added to so keep checking back for our latest recommendations.
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New UK Hotels 2021
NoMad London, Covent Garden
One of the most beautiful hotels to open this year has to be NoMad London. The group already have hotels in New York, LA and Vegas, but this is their first establishment in Europe.
The 91-room hotel is in the former Bow Street Magistrates Court building in Covent Garden.
One of the highlights, even if you’re not staying here, is the all-day dining space in the light filled atrium. We’ve already been for cocktails and can confirm this place is superb.
Rooms start from £400 a night
The Bradley Hare, Wiltshire
If you’re a fan of Soho Houses, you’ll love The Bradley Hare, located on the Duke of Somerset’s Estate in the beautiful village of Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire.
Comprising 12 uniquely styled bedrooms, this is definitely countryside cool – and is firmly on our wish list of places to stay this summer.
A joint venture from ex-Soho House Design Director James Thurstan Waterworth and entrepreneur Andrew Kelly, the food offerings are also looking fantastic.
There is a traditional pub space which flows through to a casual lounge, plus an area called The Snug. While outside there are large private gardens and space for al fresco dining.
Rooms start from £130 a night including breakfast
Callow Hall, Derbyshire
Wildhive is a new boutique hospitality brand which opened its first property, Callow Hall, in rural Derbyshire this summer.
The perfect launchpad for a stay in the Peak District, this restored Victorian country house is surrounded by ancient woodland and 35 acres of open wild space.
Catering for all types of traveller, choose to stay in a bespoke bedroom in the Main House, a glamping ‘hive’ in the grounds, or two custom-built treehouses with luxurious outdoor baths on the decking.
Dine at the glass Garden Room restaurant, take afternoon tea in the Secret Garden or enjoy a picnic by Bentley Brook. While the Coach House Wellness Centre has a gym, yoga studio, sauna and steam room, and offers organic and thermal spa treatments.
Rooms start from £179 a night
The Harper, Norfolk
This spa hotel wants to set a new standard for luxury hotels in Norfolk – and we think they might just do it.
The 32 bedrooms are a haven of modern calm and all stays include a generous breakfast, which is always welcomed.
After a day exploring, enjoy an invigorating dip in the hot tub, swim in the indoor pool or unwind with a relaxing spa treatment. Sounds pretty heavenly to us.
Rooms start from £175 a night including breakfast
The Double Red Duke, Cotswolds near Oxford
The Double Red Duke is a new addition to the family of inns and pubs run by husband and wife duo, Sam and Georgie Pearman, the couple behind the Country Creatures group.
The 17th-century wisteria-clad, Cotswold stone coaching inn boasts 19 bedrooms and a menu centred around an open-fire kitchen.
If you’re wondering where the name comes from, The Double Red Duke is a character in local folklore, which you’ll find out more about if you book a stay.
Rooms start from £120 a night
The Fig, Rye
Independent restaurant The Fig in Rye has just opened four boutique adults-only bedrooms, each with a unique theme.
Choose from the Mid Century Retro room, Art Deco room, an Indonesian-inspired Indo room and the Boho room.
While you’re there, make sure to book a table for brunch, lunch or dinner. Dishes include Whipped Feta, Pulled Pork Tacos and Black Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak.
Rooms start from £185 a night, including breakfast
Mollie’s Motel & Diner, Bristol
Exclusively designed by the Soho House group, there’s already a Mollie’s Motel in Oxfordshire, but did you know another has just opened in Bristol?
Conveniently located at Cribbs Causeway minutes from the city centre, the hotel has 123 simple but chic rooms, at surprisingly affordable prices.
Food is cool and casual at the retro all-day American diner, which has a heated terrace. There is also a communal workspace with free bottomless tea.
Rooms start from £50 a night
The Dundonald, Fife
A lovingly restored boutique guesthouse and cottage in the heart of Culross in Fife, an enchanting town between Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth.
Embrace slow living with days spent mooching around the cobbled streets, popping into cafes, galleries, castles – and even a local palace. Award-winning pub, The Red Lion Inn, is literally on the doorstep.
The Dundonald has two chic guest rooms, which both feature king-size beds, en-suite shower rooms, and includes a breakfast made from local produce.
Or book a stay in the Scandi-inspired Cottage, which sleeps up to six, and get a breakfast hamper delivered to your door each morning.
Rooms start from £120 a night for bed and breakfast
Glebe House, East Devon
Glebe House is a new guesthouse, restaurant and smallholding set on a 15-acre estate in Colyton in the heart of rural East Devon, just a short drive from the Jurassic coast.
One for foodies, the on-site restaurant is open Thursday to Sunday serving up a £48pp four course dinner. A four course Sunday lunch is £35pp.
There are also five luxury bedrooms to stay in. Our favourite is the Rose Room (pictured), the biggest room in the house, which comes with a freestanding bath. If you’re bringing your four-legged friend, book dog friendly room, The Old Kitchen.
Tennis courts and the swimming pool are extra highlights. You can also book a Glebe House Experience Day, which includes bread making and wine tasting.
Rooms start from £129 per night
House of JӦRO, Sheffield
If you’re looking for a foodie stay, book a room in the new House of JÖRO hotel in Sheffield, which comes with its own 10-seater chef’s table.
The hotel is the latest venture from the team behind JÖRO, the only restaurant in the city with a Michelin Bib. In a nod to Sheffield’s steel past, it is entirely made out of upcycled shipping containers.
Guests can choose from a lunch, bed and breakfast package starting from £140 for two. While the eight-course dinner, bed and breakfast is from £225. Wine pairing is extra.
If there is a group of 8 of you, you could exclusively hire out the place (there are four double bedrooms) from £207.50pp, including the chef’s table tasting menu.
Rooms start from £140 a night
The Loch & The Tyne, Windsor
The Loch & The Tyne is the latest offering from Adam Handling, chef and owner of London’s Frog restaurant, among others.
With a restaurant, pub, private dining room and two bedrooms, guests can expect ultra-comfy beds, freestanding baths and a wide range of local craft beers and wine.
A particular highlight is the menu, which includes signature Frog dishes like Lobster Wagyu or more casual Black Truffle Mac N’ Cheese and Beef Wellington for Sunday lunch.
This fresh take on the traditional British pub is redefining sustainable luxury, using everything from solar power and upcycled furniture to produce from the on-site vegetable gardens and orchard – and even hot water bottle covers knitted by Adam’s mum.
Rooms start from £187 per night
Bodmin Jail Hotel, Cornwall
A unique stay for 2021, the Bodmin Jail was left to stand as ruins for 100 years, but has now been transformed into a luxury hotel.
Far from a night in the cells, you’ll find elegant bedrooms with freestanding baths and walk-in showers.
The building also has a fascinating history. It was, as the name suggests, a prison in the 18th-century, and was once used to house the Crown Jewels in World War One.
Rooms start from £104 a night
Mondrian Shoreditch London
The former Curtain hotel has relaunched as Mondrian Shoreditch London – with a rooftop pool and restaurant exclusively for members and hotel guests.
Following a major renovation and restyling, the 120-room lifestyle hotel is now under the ownership of The Reuben Brothers, one of the richest families in the UK.
Now Mondrian’s flagship European hotel, it is also home to chef Dani Garcia’s BiBo, a Spanish kitchen serving tapas with courtyard seating.
New all-day cafe and cocktail bar, Christina’s Shoreditch, will only source products from local independent suppliers, start-ups and brands with social impact.
Rooms start from £249 a night, including breakfast
Ardfin, Inner Hebrides
On the southern shores of the Isle of Jura in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, this five-star hotel is set in an impressive 12,000-acre estate with 12 islands and seven miles of dramatic coastline.
Featuring 10 bedrooms, large reception and dining rooms, a billiard room and indoor pool, the beautifully restored Jura House is available for up to 20 guests on an exclusive use basis, while the Quads provide a further 13 unique bedrooms.
A big draw here is the golf course, which is already rated one of the best in the world. Loch fishing and clay pigeon shooting is also available. Whisky lovers will be in heaven – there are 10 distilleries to tour close by.
Rooms start from £1,350 per night
Kingsland Locke, Dalston
Chic aparthotel chain Locke has launched its fourth London property, Kingsland Locke, in the heart of Dalston.
Located in one of east London’s coolest neighbourhoods, it houses 124 of Locke’s signature studios – and the room rates are super affordable for the capital.
Other highlights include an on-site microbrewery and gin distillery, all-day restaurant, coffee shop, gym and co-working space.
Rooms start from £85 a night
Newhall Mains, Inverness
This boutique accommodation combines the best of both worlds – hotel suites and self-catering cottages.
Formerly derelict, Newhall Mains is a family-run estate on the Black Isle peninsula, which has been lovingly restored over three years.
Rooms feature bespoke furnishings paired with bold patterned wallpaper. Even the rugs have been spun using the wool from the estate’s own flock of sheep.
But one of the biggest ‘wow’ factors is the private airfield that runs beside the property allowing guests to arrive in style. Scenic flights over the Highlands can also be arranged with the local flight school.
The location is close to North Coast 500 – Scotland’s answer to Route 66 – and is the perfect base to visit Cromarty Firth, the UK’s best spot for watching bottlenose dolphins.
Rooms start from £95 a night
The Yard In Bath
This former coaching inn turned 14-bedroom boutique hotel is set to be one of Bath’s most exciting new places to stay.
The building centres around a beautiful courtyard and is split over three floors.
In the rooms expect luxuries like kingsize beds, rainfall showers, REN toiletries, Nespresso machines and Netflix should you want to watch it.
When it comes to location, The Yard In Bath is right in the city centre, close to the Roman Baths and five minutes from Royal Crescent, making it the perfect spot for a weekender.
Rooms start from £130 a night, with breakfast included
The Farmyard at The Newt, Somerset
The Farmyard is the newest addition to The Newt in Somerset, joining the existing guest rooms across Hadspen, the impressive main house, and its Stable Yard.
Once a working dairy farm, The Farmyard now houses 17 individually-styled rooms, with a mixture of charming original and modern features – and some seriously impressive bathrooms.
Think freestanding baths, waterfall showers and even personal steam pods.
There are also new spa facilities including an indoor-outdoor pool, sauna, hammam, treatment rooms, plus a bar, snug and all-day kitchen.
Rooms start from £950 for two nights on a bed and breakfast basis
The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat, Northern Ireland
Just 20 minutes from Belfast, The Rabbit Hotel and Retreat is set to become one of Northern Ireland’s most exciting new places to stay.
The latest offering from the Galgorm Collection is a 33-bedroom boutique hotel which has a bar, restaurant, magical banqueting suite and wedding venue, The Loft.
Set in an impressive lakeside location, the standout feature of the newly refurbished hotel is the spa.
It includes hot tubs, a halotherapy salt chamber, Swedish sauna, Roman inspired baths and a beach complete with heated sand, lakeside cabanas and a bar.
Rooms start from £180 a night
Selina has hotels in Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Brighton – and the new London establishment in Camden marks the fifth UK opening for the international hotel group.
There are 30 stylish rooms with murals, bold colours and patterns and eclectic furniture throughout. The location is opposite music venue The Roundhouse, so is perfect for gig-goers.
Choose from The Micro (similar to a ship or train cabin) to the Loft Room or Suite, which has a terrace and views of the London skyline.
One of the highlights, even if you’re not booked in for a stay, is vegan restaurant, Powerplant, serving unique dishes such as Watermelon Tartare with Yuzu, Avocado and Tapioca and a Potato Flatbread with Grilled Courgette, Enoki Mushrooms and Thai Basil Pesto.
Rooms start from £81 a night
The Grand Hotel Birmingham
One of the biggest UK hotel openings for 2021 outside the capital is The Grand Hotel Birmingham.
With 185 rooms, two new bars and a destination restaurant, it’s on track to become the city’s best hotel.
In a welcome boost for locals, it also marks the restoration of one of Birmingham’s best-loved buildings.
Rooms start from £105 a night
Telegraph Hotel, Coventry
If you’re planning a trip to the UK City of Culture 2021, stay in the iconic Telegraph building, which was home to the city’s newspaper for more than 50 years.
It’s now been converted into a luxury hotel with 88 uniquely styled rooms, including the Lord Iliffe Suite – named after the family who started and, until recently, owned the newspaper – which comes with its own hot tub and terrace.
The Mid-Century hotel also features a laid-back restaurant and bar, Forme & Chase, adding a splash of 1950s glamour.
A rooftop bar overlooking Belgrade Square will offer a year-round experience and is the perfect place to watch the sun go down.
Rooms start from £59 a night
Grain Store at Coombeshead Farm, Cornwall
The Grain Store is the newest addition to the guesthouse and field-to-fork restaurant at Coombeshead Farm in Cornwall, between Bodmin and Dartmoor.
Joining the existing rooms in the original farmhouse, the converted Grain Store has four new rooms, each featuring their own quirky furnishings, mini-bars and honesty fridges offering small batch gins and cider. Some of the rooms have roll-top baths.
Also new for 2021 is a two-bedroom cottage featuring its own private garden and a cosy log burner in the living room.
Rooms start from £200 per night for bed and breakfast
The Alice Hawthorn, North Yorkshire
This Grade II listed country pub halfway between Harrogate and York is already well known for its food, gaining a mention in the Michelin Guide.
Now there are 12 stylish rooms for guests to stay in following a refurbishment during lockdown.
Guests can choose from pub rooms or garden rooms. All feature Super King size beds with crisp white sheets, freestanding baths or rainfall showers.
The pub beer garden has also been revamped and now features a wood-fired pizza oven.
Rooms start from £120 a night, including breakfast
Thornbury Castle, near Bristol
Want to live like a real-life King or Queen for the weekend? Book at a stay at Thornbury Castle in the Gloucestershire countryside.
Built in 1511 during the reign of Henry VIII, it was one of the grandest buildings of its time in England.
Now it’s been given a 2020s update following a multi-million pound refurbishment, which features 27 sumptuous bedchambers, including some with four-poster beds.
Rooms include the Jane Seymour Suite, with views that stretch all the way to Wales. Or sleep in the King Henry VIII bedchamber, where he and Anne Boleyn stayed as part of their Royal tour in 1535.
Rooms start from £229 a night
The Star, Alfriston, South Downs
The Star, Alfriston is a joint venture between hotelier Olga Polizzi and her daughter Alex, who is best known as The Hotel Inspector.
This striking 30-bedroom hotel is housed in a Grade II listed 15th-century building in the medieval village of Alfriston.
Nearby attractions include the South Downs National Park and the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs.
Rooms start from £190 night for bed and breakfast
The DogHouse, Manchester
An immersive craft beer experience is coming to Manchester’s Northern Quarter in the form of BrewDog’s first ever beer hotel in England.
The DogHouse will be a carbon-negative hotel with two bars including an urban forest rooftop bar.
Expect a casual menu of burgers, tacos, wings and 24-hour hotdogs accompanying more than 30 taps of craft beer.
Other cool touches include the living wall covering the outside of the building, shower beers, in-room beer taps and guitars.
Rooms from £145 a night
The Tawny Hotel, Staffordshire
Nestled in 70 acres of winding gardens, lakes and woodland a stone’s throw from the Peak District, The Tawny claims to be ‘a hotel like no other’.
If rest and relaxation is the name of the game, The Tawny is aiming to take it to the next level.
Choose to stay in lakeside lookouts, woodland huts, beautiful boathouses or luxury retreats, which are cedar-clad cabins featuring freestanding teardrop baths and private hot tubs on the decking.
There is also a heated outdoor pool for all guests to enjoy and spa treatments are available Monday to Saturday.
For food and drink, head to on-site restaurant, The Plumicorn. For smaller plates and cocktails, there is The Feather Lounge bar, which leads through to a games room. If you don’t want want venture out, order from the room service menu.
Rooms start from £260 a night
The Lost Poet, Notting Hill
This boutique townhouse on London’s famous Portobello Road is the first foray into hospitality from the team behind design firm, Cubic Studios.
With just four rooms, each with a different colour palette, the hotel is a poetic love letter to the local area, and features a mix of old and new, modern art, bold wallpapers and bespoke furniture.
The playful pink, green and yellow rooms are on the lower floors – but the piece de resistance is the top floor blue room, which has a freestanding bath and south facing terrace with unrivalled views over west London’s rooftops.
When booked on an individual room basis, the house will be adults only. However, guests can opt to hire the whole house exclusively.
Room from £200 a night
The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, Knightsbridge
This Knightsbridge hotel, with an illustrious past as an A-list haunt, has reopened its doors following a £100 million renovation.
The Peak Fitness Club & Spa is set over three floors and features a new Talise Spa and London’s largest 20 metre swimming pool.
Guests get exclusive access to private garden square Cadogan Gardens and its tennis courts.
There is also a destination restaurant and bar, theatre kitchen for immersive dining, alfresco seating on Cadogan Place and the Chinoiserie, an all-day lobby lounge offering a ‘cake-o-clock’ afternoon tea.
Rooms start from £675 a night
Three Mile Beach, Cornwall
Hidden among the sand dunes, coastal grasses and palms, this collection of 15 luxury self-catering beach houses is laid-back luxury at its finest.
Just four miles from St Ives, each of the three or four bedroom cabins – which are also dog friendly – have open plan kitchen-lounge diners, log burners and wrap-around terraces with hot tubs.
From July 2021, four glamping yurts will be available to stay in. Each sleeps 2 and comes with a private outdoor deck and access to a shared 9ft Alaskan Cedar hot tub and sauna.
Rates start from £1,200 a week in low season
Beaverbrook Townhouse, London
This summer, Beaverbrook is bringing the splendour of their award-winning country house hotel in Surrey to the heart of Chelsea.
Following an extensive £25 million restoration of two Georgian townhouses in Sloane Street, the new boutique hotel features 14 luxury suites, all styled and named after London theatres.
There is also a 60-cover contemporary Japanese restaurant and bar inspired by the work of 19th century artist Hoksuai called The Fuji Grill.
Room start from £490 a night
Harbour Beach Club, Devon
Harbour Hotels is opening its second Salcombe establishment, Harbour Beach Club Hotel & Spa.
The luxury hotel almost touches the end of South Sands beach, overlooking the estuary in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
A stylish waterfront hotel and resort, the Harbour Beach Club will feature 50 bedrooms, which all come complete with Harbour Hotels ‘Little Luxuries’, including complimentary gin and locally-sourced organic toiletries.
Other highlights include the beach bar, wide outdoor terrace, laid-back restaurant and of course the spa, which will feature an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, five treatment rooms – and has a crèche so parents can get some well-deserved pampering time.
Rooms start from £340 a night, including breakfast
Fairmont Windsor Park
This regal hotel with 200 guestrooms and suites next to Windsor Great Park is set to be the UK’s leading wellness retreat.
Facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, courtyard vitality room (pictured), a Himalayan salt room, Hammam and Japanese foot spa.
A full body cryotherapy (cold therapy) chamber – the first of its kind in the UK – has been fitted.
The new retreat will also be home to a sumptuous Tea Lounge, Champagne Bar, botanical Gin Bar and fine dining restaurant.
Rooms start from £375 a night
Graduate Hotels, Oxford and Cambridge
Graduate Hotels is a US chain which specialises in boutique hotels near university campuses, providing parents with stylish places to stay.
They open their first hotels in the UK in two of our most famous university towns, Oxford and Cambridge.
The Oxford branch will be in the city centre on the site of the former Randolph Hotel and features an Alice In Wonderland inspired restaurant. While the Cambridge hotel is a waterfront property on the edge of the River Cam.
Room from £174 a night
The PIG-in the South Downs
The latest addition to The PIG hotel litter is nestled in the South Downs National Park, along the West Sussex coast.
Set in a Grade-II listed lodge, guests can stay in 30 rooms spread across the main house, newly converted Stable Block, Chicken Shack and Chicken Coup. There will also be a selection of accommodation huts in and around the picturesque kitchen garden.
The original opening date for The PIG-in the South Downs was summer 2020, but this has been pushed back a year.
Rooms start from £155 a night
Pan Pacific London
Pan Pacific London is a spectacular 43-storey bronze tower which houses a luxury hotel, destination restaurant, cocktail bar and high end shops near London’s Liverpool Street.
The property represents a number of firsts for London, including a wellbeing floor for guests, complete with an 18-metre infinity pool with spectacular cityscape views.
It will also house the first ballroom in the Square Mile and the hotel’s signature suite, perched on the 19th floor, is the epitome of luxury with spectacular views of city landmark, The Gherkin.
Rooms start from £325 a night
The Londoner, Leicester Square
Billed as the world’s first ‘super boutique’ hotel, The Londoner is more than a hotel – it’s an ‘urban resort.’
The £300 million project from Edwardian Hotels, in the heart of Leicester Square, spans 16 storeys and has 350 guest rooms and suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows.
There will also be six concept restaurants, including a Japanese lounge bar with a rooftop terrace and fire pit, plus an expansive ballroom, two private screening rooms and a wellness centre.
Rooms start from £469 a night
Artist Residence Bristol
Set in a Grade I listed old boot factory, Artist Residence Bristol is the fifth hotel offering from young British hoteliers Justin and Charlotte Salisbury.
It has 23 rooms, including two suites and The Lookout, set over a private terrace overlooking the surrounding rooftops of historic Portland Square.
The hotel also has a bar, restaurant, coffee shop, event space and terrace garden.
Rooms start from £120 a night
Housed in a former cotton warehouse, LEVEN is a new lifestyle hotel concept from brothers Joshua and Ben Senior in Manchester city centre, near Canal Street.
The 42 stylish rooms feature high ceilings, exposed brickwork and timber floors. They range from Life Size (standard bedrooms) to Living The Dream, a two-bedroom duplex penthouse suite.
The dramatic entrance has green scalloped tiles and a brass-topped bar, and there’s plenty of space to hang out on comfy sofas and soft leather armchairs.
Food and drink is served in The Lobby and Lounge, but there are plans to open a cocktail bar and restaurant on the ground and basement levels.
Rooms start from £89 a night
Chateau Denmark, London – opening spring 2022
A rock star hotel is coming to London’s Denmark Street, which is synonymous as the birthplace of the British music scene.
The famous street was once home to the Sex Pistols, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, and was where The Rolling Stones recorded their first album.
Now it will house 55 session rooms and apartments, which all have a rock ‘n’ roll theme.
Room rates TBC
The Broadwick Soho, London – opening spring 2022
The Broadwick Soho is an independent luxury hotel created by a group of friends including Martin Brudnizki, the man who designed Annabel’s, The Bloomsbury Hotel and Sexy Fish.
Taking inspiration from gritty glamour, Brudnizki describes the new hotel as being like ‘your eccentric godmother’s Soho townhouse’.
It will house 57 rooms including nine suites and one penthouse, plus an authentic Italian restaurant with a generous terrace. Upstairs, there will be a rooftop cocktail bar with impressive views of the Soho skyline.
Rooms start from £350 a night
The Albion, Aberteifi, West Wales – opening 2022
The team behind luxury family campsite Fforest will offer a more refined guest experience for 2022 – when they open a hotel.
Perfect for those who aren’t so into glamping but still want to enjoy all Fforest has to offer, the hotel is set in two converted warehouses and has 23 bedrooms with riverside views.
You’ll find it between Fforest’s two existing campsites; one overlooking Penbryn Beach and the other on a 200-acre farm.
Room rates TBC
Inhabit, London – opening 2022
Inhabit is an urban wellness hotel which opened in London’s Southwick Street in 2019 – and there are plans to open a sister hotel just a stone’s throw away in leafy Paddington.
Set to launch in early 2022, the new hotel in Queen’s Gardens has 159 Scandi-style rooms and suites, some of which have freestanding baths.
It has a wellness centre with treatment rooms and a yoga studio on the lower ground floor.
A partnership with Tokyo Bike lets guests rent bicycles and helmets during their stay. The hotel also collaborates with local businesses and social enterprises who share a commitment to wellness and sustainability.
Prices start from £170 a night
Late 2020 UK Hotel Openings
Probably the hottest hotel opening of 2020, Birch is still one of the most exciting stays for 2021.
Part members’ club, part hotel, part co-working space, it also has a screening room, wellness centre – and is set to get its own heated lido in time for summer.
The best part is you don’t need to be a member to stay over, anyone can book. It’s reasonably priced too.
Rooms start from £110 a night
Henry’s Townhouse, London
Henry’s Townhouse is the recently renovated former home of Jane Austen’s favourite brother, and a place she would often visit during her lifetime in the late 18th century.
The seven-bedroom property exudes Georgian glamour – and we love how each room is named after a particular character. Favourites include Cassandra and Phylly.
Although guests will be able to book a room in the future, we have been advised that for now the townhouse is operating as an exclusive hire property from £4,950 a night for up to 14 people.
The Mayfair Townhouse, London
From the people behind Chewton Glen and The Cliveden spa hotels comes The Mayfair Townhouse, a new establishment in the heart of Mayfair.
Claiming to offer ‘the dandiest stay in London’, this 172-room hotel takes its inspiration from Oscar Wilde. Its location was the setting for The Importance of Being Earnest.
Look out for sprinkles of Wilde, especially in the Dandy Bar which serves up his favourite champagne. You can also catch sight of the house’s mischievous motif, the fox, throughout the hotel.
Rooms start from £266 a night
The Kings Arms, Egham, Surrey
This new restaurant with six boutique bedrooms is from the same team behind The Cricketers on the Green in Pirbright, Surrey – and the grade II listed building has quite a history.
It’s on the doorstep of where the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215. It also has links to royalty. Throughout the hotel there are nods to King John and the barons, with the rooms even being called The Barons Quarters.
In addition to the main restaurant, there is ‘The Menagerie’, a year-round alfresco terrace with convertible roof, fire and ice tables, botanical trees and a lavish living plant wall.
Rooms start from £90 a night
The Mitre, Hampton Court
This boutique hotel near Hampton Court Palace was once used to accommodate guests of King Charles II back in 1665.
After an extensive makeover, it has reopened as a 36-room riverside hotel, which blends quirky British sensibility with elegant luxury.
Highlights include the 1665 brasserie restaurant led by chef Ronnie Kimbugwe, formerly of Gordon Ramsey at Claridge’s.
Rooms start from £120 a night
Crockers Henley, Oxfordshire
Go to Crockers for the food, but make a real night of it by staying over in one of their sumptuous four poster bedrooms, which all have freestanding baths.
This restaurant with rooms, which only got to open briefly in 2020, has three different dining experiences to enjoy; modern British or pan Asian Chef’s Tables, which are both fine dining, or the more relaxed Bar & Grill.
It’s the brainchild of former chef Luke Garnsworthy, who has previously worked with Heston Blumenthal. This place is definitely on our list to visit for 2021.
Dinner and a one-night stay for two people starts from £380
Clifftops, Portland, Dorset
One of the most on-trend places to stay in Dorset right now, these luxury lodges are literally carved into the cliff.
The unique development, which has a big focus on sustainability, sits on the edge of the Pennsylvania Castle Estate on the Jurassic Coast.
Each of the five copper wrapped lodges, which all have stunning sea views, have been designed to blend in with the natural landscape as they age.
Rooms start from £630 for two nights
The Grosvenor Stockbridge, Hampshire
This 19th-century hotel on Stockbridge High Street was once home to the Ascot of its day.
Now it’s been lovingly restored to its former glory, and we love what they have done with the place.
There are 32 rooms, which cater for all tastes. Our favourites are The Hayloft, The Britannia and The Bibury.
Rooms start from £145 a night
Hotel Indigo Bath
This Grade I listed property is the first ‘global boutique’ hotel in Bath and has just reopened following a multi-million pound restoration.
Situated on a beautiful honey-coloured Georgian terrace, just steps from the centre, it’s ideally located for a visit to the city.
Its 166 rooms have been redesigned around five themes reflecting the history of Bath. These include ‘Romance & Mischief’, ‘Literary Hideaway’, ‘Architectural Beauty’, ‘Garden’ and ‘The Vaults’.
Rooms start from £149 a night
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