There are boutique hotels tucked away all over the capital. In converted London townhouses, and down the back streets behind some of London's biggest sites.
From the more traditional Dukes Hotel designed in classic English style where they make their world famous Martinis to the super stylish 45 Park Lane, sister hotel to The Dorchester, with its Wolfgang Puck steak restaurant, CUT, Mayfair offers many boutique hotels to rival the larger grande dame hotels.
For something more quirky, the Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell should be on your list with its cool design of mismatched items and artefacts gathered from travelling around the world. For a sumptuous design, visit Blakes Hotel in Chelsea - Redesigned by Anouska Hempel, this little gem takes you on a journey through India, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Egypt, and Italy.
Firmdale Hotels has a collection of boutique of hotels in London with two of them making this list. One of our favourites is the Covent Garden Hotel has dressmaker models as signature designs in every room, along with paisley and sumptuous fabrics, creating a homely atmosphere in Covent Garden.
Read on for our other suggestions for top boutique hotels, including Dean Street Townhouse and Hazlitt's in Soho and The Rookery in Clerkenwell.