Top 50 Boutique Hotels

L’oscar London


An exclusive luxury five-star hotel set near Covent Garden

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A sumptuous, luxurious and elegant boutique hotel in the centre of London, L’oscar is a stunning venue that will impress from the moment you step through the door.

Rooms are bedecked in stunning wallpapers and paints, with a full complement of furnishings and accessories to boot. The communal areas are pure luxury, featuring decadent colours and plush furnishings that you’ll immediately want to absorb.

Built between 1901 and 1903 in an Edwardian Free Baroque style, the building was formerly the London headquarters of the Baptist Church. Brainchild and architect Arthur Keen mixed the Renaissance style with the then popular Arts & Crafts style in his design of the building.

The building saw some action during the Second World War and its fifth floor was damaged by a bomb. In the early 1960s, its operation as a church stopped as worshipper numbers dwindled, and it was bought by London Transport before being revived in 2012 as a boutique hotel.

There are several bedroom and suite styles to choose from, including luxurious and beautiful two-bedroom suites for guests to base themselves in while staying in London.

The restaurant, headed by Allan Picket, is just as stunning as the rest of the hotel with its mirrored ceiling and fantastical panelling.

Allan has worked and trained in some of the UK’s finest restaurants and for some of the world’s best chefs, including the Roux brothers and also the Galvin brothers, so his dishes won’t disappoint.

L’oscar restaurant is based on the ground floor of the hotel and is the bustling heart of the venue where you’ll no doubt end up spending many evenings dining with a glass of something delicious in hand.

The Baptist, the hotel’s cocktail bar, is plush and velvety and the perfect place to begin or end a night either at the hotel or another popular London haunt.

Key Information

  • NO. ROOMS: 39
  • PRICE RANGE: ££££
  • DINING: L’oscar Restaurant (modern French), The Baptist Bar and 3 private dining spaces
  • WEBSITE: Visit Here
  • PHONE NO: 020 7405 5555
  • ADDRESS: London, WC1B 4AA