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Whether it's a quirky boutique hotel in Soho or Georgian elegance in Mayfair, this guide to the top 10 hotels in London will help you find a hotel that suits.

Top boutique hotel – The Soho

English manor meets boutique glamour at The Soho, a revamped 19th-century townhouse. Past the lobby's10-foot-high Botero cat sculpture lie glass-walled rooms and granite-oak bathrooms.

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Richmond Mews, Dean Street, London, W1D 3DH
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Top historic hotel – The Ritz

Slip back to Edwardian times at The Ritz, where Louis XVI-style rooms are graced with antiques, silk and 24-carat gold leaf. The chandelier-lit Palm Court's serves London's most famous afternoon tea.

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50 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9BR
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Top self-catering hotel – The Portland

Occupying an 18th-century townhouse, The Portland's self-catering quarters are equipped with kitchenettes and sofabeds. The high-ceilinged rooms have Georgian flair with sash windows and fireplaces. Unwind over drinks in the garden.

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31-32 Bedford Place, London, WC1B 5JH
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Top spa hotel – The Athenaeum

English manor meets boutique glamour at The Soho, a revamped 19th-century townhouse. Past the lobby's10-foot-high Botero cat sculpture lie glass-walled rooms and granite-oak bathrooms.

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116 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BJ
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Top romantic hotel – The Langham

A short stroll from Regent's Park, The Langham exudes Victorian-era romance. Regency furnishings and rich fabrics create an air of dreamy pleasure. Enjoy afternoon tea for two in Palm Court Lounge and intimate dining in The Landau.

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1c Portland Place, Regent Street, London, W1B 1JA
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Top design hotel – St. Martins Lane, A Morgans Original

Philippe Starck worked his magic on St Martins Lane, which plays on space and light behind a colorful facade. Expect design statements from a virtual aquarium to rooms that change color.

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45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4HX
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Top luxury hotel – Claridge's

Glittering chandeliers illuminate the Art Deco splendour of Claridge's, home to luxurious suites and a Michelin-starred Gordon Ramsay restaurant.

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Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR
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Top family-friendly hotel – The Rembrandt

The Rembrandt is just steps away from the dinosaur-filled Natural History Museum and interactive Science Museum. Spacious rooms can be kitted out with cribs and there’s a Roman-style swimming pool. 

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11 Thurloe Place, London, SW7 2RS
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Top gourmet hotel – The Berkeley

Marcus Wareing's Michelin-starred French cuisine lures foodies to The Berkeley's restaurant. Manhattans in the celebrity-magnet Blue Bar whet appetites for seasonal British fare in Gordon Ramsay's New York-style Boxwood Café. Prêt-à-Portea serves cakes, pastries and savouries. 

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Wilton Place, London, SW1X 7RL 

Top business hotel – Hilton London Metropole

A speedy 20-minute train ride from Heathrow Airport, Hilton London Metropole is one of London's top business hotels, hosting events for up to 3,000 delegates. De-stress in the contemporary executive lounge or in the health club's pool and fitness centre. 

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