Top 50 Boutique Hotels

Where to stay when visiting the UKs Christmas markets

By Rebecca Weller | 02/12/2022

Starting with the capital, here are the Top 50 Boutique Hotels closest to London’s Winter Wonderland, held at Hyde Park from Friday 18 November to Monday 2 January.

Artist Residence London

Quirky but welcoming, the Artist Residence in London’s Pimlico offers a new take on the traditional boutique hotel, promising to wow on every visit.

Number 7 on the list, the hotel consists of 10 rooms across three floors and offers a friendly atmosphere.

Transformed from an old pub into the marvellous hotel it is today, Artist Residence London is packed full of quirky artwork.

The Mandrake

Number 19, the Mandrake boasts 34 luxurious bedrooms including three opulent suites and a penthouse, each one-off designs that will take your breath away.

For something a little different, the Mandrake, located at the heart of London’s Fitzrovia, also offers spiritual wellbeing treatments, all designed to centre your chacras, realign your third eye and generally make you feel better from the inside; the perfect addition to any festive trips!

With six different options for eating and drinking at the hotel, the Mandrake is sure to add the ultimate, sumptuous touch of luxury to your festivities.

L’oscar London

Built between 1901 and 1903 in an Edwardian Free Baroque style, L’oscar, number 26 on the list, is a stunning venue near Covent Garden that will impress you from the moment you step through the door.

Boasting 39 rooms, a restaurant and cocktail bar as well as three private dining spaces, L’oscar, formerly the London headquarters of the Baptist Church, features stunning wallpaper, decadent colours and plush furnishings you’ll immediately want to immerse yourself in.

Moving onto the Midlands, here are the Top 50 Boutique Hotel’s near Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas market, held near Victoria Square and New Street between Thursday 3 November to Friday 23 December.

Hampton Manor

Once a dilapidated 19th Century country house, Hampton Manor, number 35 on the list, is now a Michelin starred, four AA rosette haven for foodies and wine-lovers with three restaurants, an artisan bakery and 24 bedrooms.

Each bedroom arranged around the higgledy-piggledy building is different to the next with individual designs while still respecting the manor’s heritage; grand on the outside with a relaxed atmosphere and generous hospitality encapsulated in the rich and characterful building.

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Now to Bath Christmas market, held in the heart of the city between Thursday 24 November and Sunday 11 December.

The Queensberry Hotel

Historic Bath is a wonderful place to visit no matter the time of year, but a stay at the Queensberry is sure to elevate your experience with its indulgent and elegant surroundings.

The 29 bedrooms at the Queensberry Hotel are both whimsical and modern, featuring fresh colours and pleasant designs throughout, which translates into the rest of the hotel, while its AA rosette and Michelin star award-winning Olive Tree Restaurant won’t disappoint.

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Closing our round-up, Edinburgh offers multiple experiences between November and January for those wanting to enjoy winter festival activities in Scotland.

House of Gods, Edinburgh

The House of Gods, number 45 on the list, is the ultimate Edinburgh venue for guests looking to take in the historic city with style.

A self-proclaimed acute clash of styles, the House of Gods breaks all the rules when it comes to balancing opposites, very much believing “more is more” when it comes to design.

Based in Edinburgh’s Cowgate, the hotel stands proud as a place of unadulterated hospitality; from its rooms to its cocktail bars, the venue will amaze and astound from the moment you step through its doors.