Whether you like to celebrate Valentine’s Day in extravagant style or prefer a subtle but sophisticated nod to the occasion, London’s top hotels are pulling out all the stops on 14 February. These are the best hotels in London to book for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway.
Mondrian London, Shoreditch
Switch off and unwind at one of East London’s cosiest hideaways, the Mondrian Shoreditch, this Valentine’s Day. The five-star boutique hotel is home to one of the capital’s most impressive rooftop pools and has become renowned for its authentic Spanish tapas offering at Bibo Shoreditch, headed by world-famous chef Dani García. For Valentine’s Day, couples can book an overnight stay in one of the hotel’s plush, modern bedrooms and enjoy dinner in a cosy Winter Chalet at Laurel’s On The Roof, where guests can snuggle up with a faux fur throw and enjoy a special five-course set menu with a glass of champagne to celebrate. Available from 10-14 February, the menu features poached oysters, native lobster bisque and beef Wellington, with vegetarian options including vadouvan spiced pumpkin veloute and carrot Wellington.
The Valentine’s menu is £65pp, with an overnight stay starting at £285 per night. Visit accor.com.
Great Scotland Yard Hotel, Whitehall
The Great Scotland Yard Hotel has partnered with Hatton Garden-based jeweller, Louise Sinclair, to create a unique offering for Valentine’s Day. Once you’ve dropped your bags upstairs at one of the modern suites, head to the inimitable cocktail bar, The 40 Elephants, to try the limited-edition Eternal Kiss cocktail which is served with Sinclair’s stunning nine-carat gold Circle of Life pendant. Priced at £260, the pendant symbolises eternity and is designed to rest above the heart — a subtle symbol of affection with high wearability. The cocktail, meanwhile, promises a smooth blend of Sauvelle vodka and lychee-pickled strawberry juice, finished with a champagne, hibiscus and rose foam. Available to book from 14-23 February.
Eternal Kiss cocktail, £18; Eternal Kiss – Lovers Edition, including two cocktails and the Circle of Life Pendant, £260. An overnight stay starts from £344. Visit hyatt.com.
The Other House, South Kensington
Reconnect with your other half this Valentine’s Day with a wellness-inspired staycation at The Other House. Beautifully designed to be a home away from home, the hotel’s Club Flats all feature a panelled sitting room, fully equipped kitchen, bedroom, and elegant shower space — perfect for weekend breaks and longer stays. On 14 February, take full advantage of the hotel’s specially-curated Love Is In The Air package. Including a two-night stay, enjoy an hour-long Reiki-infused sound bath session before a full breakfast in The Other Kitchen or a dip in the private vitality pool while tucking into champagne and strawberries. Top your stay off with a seven-course Italian tasting menu by head chef Thomas Fabbri, which features delicious plates such as duck ragout tagliatelle, braised ox cheeks, truffle mash potatoes and signature tiramisu.
The Love Is In The Air package starts from £1,900. Visit otherhouse.com.
Hilton Bankside, Southbank
If you and your significant other prefer subtle but romantic Valentine’s Day celebrations, Hilton Bankside has got you covered. The bespoke Romance With Us package, available from 11-19 February, includes a romantic in-room experience featuring special Valentine’s treats. Arrive to find a heart-shaped, handmade soap and rose petal bath bomb as well as heart balloons, a heart-shaped cake to share, and a bottle of bubbles to kick off your Valentine’s celebrations. Head to the hotel’s vibrant eatery, Oxbo Bankside, for a decadent four-course sharing meal including Chapel Down Rosé Brut, a bottle of matched red wine to share, and a menu of aphrodisiacal treats. Highlights include sea bass tartare, beetroot, crushed avocado and Avruga caviar, as well as chateaubriand served with wild mushrooms and truffle mash.
The Romance With Us package is an additional £25 supplement for two adults sharing. The four-course meal starts from £100 and an overnight stay starts from £248. Visit hilton.com.
Charlotte Street Hotel, Soho
Spend a night at the movies at the Charlotte Street Hotel on 14 February, which is offering the perfect package for film fanatics. If you’d rather do away with the balloons, teddy bears and rose petals, settle down in the boutique hotel’s in-house cinema for a screening of 2022’s Shotgun Wedding starring Jennifer Lopez, Josh Duhamel and Lenny Kravitz. The hotel is also offering a pre-film Valentine’s menu, which includes venison carpaccio, roast sirloin of Angus beef with beer-battered onion rings and saffron-poached artichokes with creamed polenta. Post-film, rest your head in one of the stunning bedrooms, which have been thoughtfully designed by British interiors expert Kit Kemp.
The Dinner and Movie package is priced at £70 and an overnight stay starts from £540. Visit firmdalehotels.com.
Hotel Café Royal, Piccadilly
You and your loved one will be treated like royalty from the moment you arrive at Hotel Café Royal. A stone’s throw from Regent Street, the luxury hotel has curated its A Royal Romance package, which comprises an overnight stay in one of the bright bedrooms and several indulgent amenities. The dedicated team will be on hand to ensure you don’t have to lift a finger, delivering chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne, spectacular seasonal flowers and a romantic candlelit bath with rose petals throughout your stay. To ensure deep relaxation, add on a massage for two in the hotel's wellbeing centre, Akasha.
After your rejuvenating night, head to Cakes & Bubbles at Hotel Café Royal to sample its Valentine’s Day-themed sweet treats. Created by Albert Adriá, once voted the World’s Best Pastry Chef by Restaurant magazine, three new patisseries will be joining the wide selection of exceptional desserts. Our favourite is The Heart — a raspberry meringue filled with tonka bean ice cream and raspberry and pink peppercorn compote.
The Royal Romance package starts from £1,054. Visit hotelcaferoyal.com.
Kimpton Fitzroy, Bloomsbury
One thing which makes the Kimpton Fitzroy hotel so brilliant is its location. Within minutes of leaving the hotel’s grand lobby you can find yourself strolling in Regents Park or soaking up some history at the British Museum. Whether you and your loved one are born-and-bred Londoners or out-of-towners, experience a staycation in the capital this Valentine’s Day with an abundance of romantic treats. The new My London Valentine package, available only on 14 February, includes an overnight stay with breakfast, a four-course dinner at Galvin Bar & Grill, a bottle of champagne upon arrival and in-room Valentine amenities (think balloons, rose petals — the works). Explore the bustling capital on your doorstep by day before sipping champagne and relaxing in your suite’s luxurious bathtub and soaking up the stylish surroundings of Fitz’s bar by night.
The My London Valentine package starts from £399. Visit kimptonfitzroylondon.com.
Flemings Mayfair’s Valentine’s Experience promises to be the perfect romantic getaway. Available from 14-17 February, book one of the elegant rooms where a bouquet of Moyses Stevens flowers, a box of luxury Swiss chocolates and a bottle of Delavenne Grand Cru Original Champagne awaits, so you and your partner can raise a toast together. If food is the way to your heart, spend the evening indulging in a decadent eight-course tasting menu at the hotel’s fine-dining four-AA Rosette restaurant, Ormer Mayfair by Sofian. In the morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast as well as a Renewing Cotton Thread Revitalising Facial for two at the hotel’s renowned Pietro Simone Skincare Clinic. You’ll leave looking and feeling great.
The Valentine’s Experience starts from £1,400. Visit flemings-mayfair.co.uk.
Pan Pacific London, The City
Look east and you’ll find another indulgent Valentine’s package in Pan Pacific London’s Suite Celebration. You and your loved one can dial up the romance while staying in the lavish Walbrook Suite, which offers spectacular views of the Gherkin. Kickstart your celebrations with a chilled bottle of English sparkling wine or non-alcoholic French Bloom, alongside divine patisserie by renowned pastry chef Cherish Finden. As well as a delicious breakfast in Straits Kitchen, create a romantic experience to remember with £200 hotel credit redeemable at Pan Pacific London’s restaurants, bars or at the Wellbeing Floor, where you can take advantage of the state-of-the-art spa and infinity pool with sweeping views across Bishopsgate Plaza. Oh, and if you require a butler, there will be one at your service too.
A Suite Celebration package starts from £955. Visit panpacific.com.
Rosewood London, Holborn
Fall in love all over again at the Rosewood, which will be transformed into a romantic retreat in time for Valentine’s Day. The hotel’s Romance At Rosewood package will help you effortlessly spoil your loved one. Check into your opulent residence and enjoy a chilled bottle of champagne and a sweet gift from the hotel’s pastry chef before indulging in all that Rosewood has to offer – from cocktails at Scarfe’s Bar to romantic dining at the Holborn Dining Room. Wake up refreshed and make the most of your night away with breakfast in bed before squeezing in some relaxation time at Sense, A Rosewood Spa.
The Romance at Rosewood package starts from £595. Visit rosewoodhotels.com.
The Lanesborough, Knightsbridge
Situated on Hyde Park Corner, The Lanesborough’s grand mansion exterior oozes elegance and luxury. And the interior doesn’t disappoint either, with its sparkling chandeliers and Baroque-style decor. This Valentine’s Day, book the Love Lanesborough package from 11-14 February to be greeted by a dedicated butler, for whom nothing is too great an ask, before settling into your sumptuous suite with views of Hyde Park and a bottle of champagne. For dinner, Executive Chef Shay Cooper of the Lanesborough Grill will be cooking up a storm of sea bream tartare, grilled langoustine and ricotta gnocchi and Ruby Red beef with a short rib croquette with a lobster bearnaise.
Exclusively for Valentine’s Day, the fittingly named Poppy Waddilove will be The Lanesborough’s Artist in Residence on 12 and 14 February. Those staying or dining at The Lanesborough can have their romantic experience enhanced by a beautiful watercolour ‘portrait of love’ painted next to the cosy Withdrawing Room fireplace — a lovely Valentine’s Day memento.
The Love Lanesborough package starts from £1,090. Visit oetkercollection.com.