Sherlock Holmes fan? Baker Street in Marylebone, London, is the place you’ll want to explore. Arthur Conan Doyle’s great creation was said to live here, and it’s now home to the Sherlock Holmes Museum. Thankfully, you won’t need his genius to find a great place to stay. Here’s a rundown of the best hotels nearby, all bookable on Culture Trip.
This hotel, which takes inspiration from Baker Street’s most famous resident, was created for curious minds. Take a seat in the drawing room where you’ll be surrounded by curiosities, antiques and artefacts or check out the detective-inspired modern art before warming up beside the fire. Little ones can explore the tee-pees where they’ll find milk and cookies.
It’s easy to forget you’re in the heart of London when sitting among palm trees under the eight-storey glass atrium of the Winter Garden restaurant. The hotel feels like an oasis of calm and this vibe definitely extends to the stylish rooms with their marble bathrooms, White Company toiletries and elegant furnishings. When you do want to head back into the city bustle, Baker Street underground station is a six-minute walk away.
The Mandeville is a shopaholic’s dream, located right by the boutiques of Bond Street and within walking distance of Oxford Street. If you’re looking for inspiration before you hit the shops, the rooms were styled by designers from around the globe. Upon your return, enjoy al fresco dining in the Reform Social and Grill restaurant. The steaks will help you to refuel after a trip around Selfridges department store.
The well-being of guests is front and centre of this hotel in Paddington which offers daily guided meditation and yoga sessions, bespoke aromatherapy candles in your room, and guided nature walks. Fill up on a nourishing breakfast, check out the healthy snacks in the Pantry, and enjoy quiet time in the noise-free corner of the well-stocked library. London might be buzzing but the Inhabit Hotel is the place to unwind.
Guests at the Montagu Place Hotel get free access to the gym and two floors of training space, so you don’t have to let your fitness regime slide just because you’re on holiday. The hotel has 16 bedrooms, ranging from Comfy range doubles and Fancy executive rooms to Swanky rooms with roll-top baths, walk-in showers and traditional Georgian features.
Designed to feel more like the private home of an eccentric relative than a conventional hotel, the Zetter Townhouse has quirkiness in abundance. It’s certainly unique, with unusual antiques in every corner, a dark yet cool cocktail bar and a daily ritual of indulgent afternoon teas. And if you can bear to leave that behind, check out Marylebone High Street, which has a village vibe despite its central location.
The rooms at the Treehouse Hotel all have huge bay windows offering incredible views of the London skyline. Wake up to the sights of the London Eye, the Shard or the BT Tower before venturing up to the rooftop bar for 360-degree panoramas. The rooms are styled to feel like childhood clubhouses, with wooden beams and stuffed animals on the beds, but you can expect more adult-friendly entertainment, such as yoga and DJ dance parties.
The Fitzrovia Belle is a vibrant, traditional pub with five boutique rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms. It’s situated in Tottenham Court Road so it’s an easy walk to Oxford Circus and is perfect for sightseeing, but don’t miss the pub’s legendary Sunday roasts. Sports fans will be delighted to hear it has seven screens and three sound zones, so you can catch any international sporting events while you’re away.
For more perfectly located hotels in London, see the best ones near Trafalgar Square and the best near Tower Bridge. They’re bookable now through Culture Trip. Fill up any spare time in the city with the best outdoor cinemas in London and the oldest churches in London, then grab a bite using this foodie guide through the British capital.
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