Top 50 Boutique Hotels in the UK revealed: Five London hotels named - see the full list

Five London locations have been named among the top 50 boutique hotels in the UK

The top 50 Boutique hotels in the UK have been revealed, with London having five on the coveted list. The much-anticipated report is curated and voted for by leading industry experts, hoteliers, travel writers and influencers.

Taking top spot this year was Lime Wood Hotel set in the picturesque New Forest national park. It sits just 90 minutes from London, and features the Herb House Spa, complete with indoor and outdoor pools with stunning forest views.

But it’s the South West of England that dominated the top 50 this year, occupying 14 out of the 50 spots available. Two out of the top three are from the South West, with the winner followed by The Newt, Somerset and Heckfield Place, Hampshire coming in second and third respectively.

The highest new entrant this year is Lympstone Manor, which enters at number five. Based in Devon, this hotel is sprawled across 28 acres including their 10-acre vineyard, elegant estuary suites and cosy shepherd huts by the water.

Chris Lowe, Group Director, Hospitality and Manufacturing at William Reed, says “We’re delighted to be revealing this fantastic new list and see such strong movement in this year’s Top 50 Boutique Hotels. Our number one has jumped up 18 places from last year and the highest new entry is number 5 which is testament to those teams’ stellar efforts. With staycations continuing to be a focus for Britons, it is encouraging to see such strong regional presence this year and such a wide range of unique hotel experiences to enjoy.”

Which hotels from London make the list?

  • Artist Residence London - 7
  • The Mandrake, London - 19
  • L’oscar London - 26 
  • The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell, London - 37
  • Henrietta Hotel, London - 43 

Top 50 Boutique Hotels full list

  1. Lime Wood Hotel, Hampshire
  2. The Newt, Somerset
  3. Heckfield Place, Hampshire
  4. The Pig at Bridge Place, Kent
  5. Lympstone Manor, Devon
  6. Grantley Hall, Yorkshire
  7. Artist Residence London, London
  8. Idle Rocks, Cornwall
  9. Thyme, Cotswolds
  10. Padstow Townhouse, Cornwall
  11. Yorebridge House, Yorkshire
  12. Hambleton Hall, Rutland 
  13. Beaverbrook, Surrey
  14. Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Cumbria
  15. The Fife Arms, Scotland
  16. The Queensbury, Somerset
  17. Foyers Lodge, Scotland
  18. Another Place, Cumbria
  19. The Mandrake, London
  20. Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms, Lancashire
  21. Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall
  22. Hotel Tresanton, Cornwall
  23. Titchwell Manor Hotel, Norfolk
  24. Watergate Bay, Cornwall
  25. Wild Thyme & Honey, Gloucestershire
  26. L’Oscar London, London
  27. Middleton Lodge, Yorkshire
  28. Rothmay Manor, Cumbria
  29. The Gallivant, Sussex
  30. The Tawny Hotel, Staffordshire
  31. The Wild Rabbit, Oxfordshire
  32. Calcot Manor Hotel, Cotswolds
  33. Grays Court Manor & Restaurant, Yorkshire
  34. Number One Bruton, Somerset
  35. Hampton Manor, West Midlands
  36. The Rectory Hotel. Wiltshire
  37. The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell, London
  38. Hipping Hall, Cumbria
  39. Cliveden House, Berkshire
  40. Links House at Royal Dornoch, Scotland
  41. Great Fosters, Surrey
  42. Dormy House Hotel, Cotswolds
  43. Henrietta Hotel, London
  44. Gravetye Manor, Sussex
  45. House of Gods, Scotland
  46. The Samling Hotel, Cumbria
  47. Seaham Hall, Durham
  48. Linthwaite House, Cumbria
  49. Grove of Narberth, Pembrokeshire
  50. Number 38 Clifton, Somerset