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When can I find the best deals on luxury hotels in London?

If you're on the lookout for posh hotels in London, you shouldn't have to look for long. This city of bankers, executives and jet setters is laden with places that push the meaning of luxury to all new and dizzying heights with their aroma spas and boutique patisseries, elegant Victorian interiors and prime locations overlooking the historic facades of Big Ben or Buckingham Palace. Deals in these sought-after spots can be hard to come by, but it's much more likely you'll bag a bargain in months like February, October and November, outside of the Christmas rush and the summer holidaying period.

Top boutique hotels in London

Anyone who's ever wandered into the marbled lobby and glittering champagne bars of The Ritz will hardly be surprised that it reigns supreme as one of the best luxury hotels in London. It's got it all, from an on-site casino to city-wide limousine rental services. The Ampersand Hotel is a Kensington favourite among the jet-setting crowd, known for its boutique tearooms and private wine-tasting sessions. Bubbling hot tubs and muscle-soothing massages await at the Hotel Cafe Royal over on Regent Street – its full 5 stars are well deserved.

Where are the best areas for boutique hotels in London?

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is the epicentre of the capital's high-class crowd. Surrounded by bistros serving caviar and champagne and trend-setting fashion shops, some of the most luxurious hotels in London can be found there. The fringes of Green Park also host plenty of deluxe establishments. The 5-star options with handsome neoclassical architecture offer exclusive suites with complimentary cosmetics and Victorian bathtubs. Knightsbridge is another option. You can settle there to be in the company of shoppers fresh from Harrods, surrounded by embassy buildings and leafy boulevards.

What are boutique hotels like in London?

The grandest and classiest of the capital's hotels offer all of the exclusive extras that you'd expect of places worthy of an entry on the lists of the top 10 luxury hotels, London. From indoor pools to cutting-edge spa facilities, they are often great places to unwind and relax. You could be forgiven for forgetting that you're staying in the bustling heart of the metropolis, as you enjoy rooftop gardens and walled grounds. Victorian touches – think freestanding baths and ornate interiors – are the norm, and so are sumptuous tearooms and on-site restaurants serving the latest in creative baking or degustation.

How much do boutique hotels typically cost in London?

Expect various price tags when it comes to bagging luxury London hotel deals. From coveted 5-star hotels to the most expensive hotels in the whole of London, the cream of the crop for exclusive accommodation ranges from pricy to uber-exclusive. Just take Kensington, which has rooms starting at around just £150 for a suite, swelling to over £1100 for the most stylish penthouses. Knightsbridge, similarly, offers rooms for as little as £120, along with other stays at nearly £600. Paying between £300 and £500 is the norm in the area close to Buckingham Palace, too.

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