This is your sign to book a romantic London hotel for date night

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, how about booking a hotel as a luxury date night with your beau?

There’s just something about being able to escape the confines of your bedroom or family home, even if you don’t leave your own city. 

Whether spontaneous or not, there’s not much more romantic (or sexy) than booking a room for no reason other than to lounge in a perfectly made bed with room service, or share a nice long bubble bath with the confidence that the hot water won’t cut out mid-run. 

According to Jessica Alderson, co-founder of So Syncd, a dating app that matches compatible personality types, this is because there are fewer distractions in a hotel than being at home. 

Because you’re completely removed from your home, you aren’t thinking about the chores that need to be done or whether your kids are going to, you know… interrupt.  

‘You can fully focus on each other,’ she says. 

Plus, she adds ‘being in a new environment adds a sense of excitement.’ 

Online relationship therapist Charisse Cooke echoes this: ‘In our modern relationships couples are pulled in many different directions, and often disconnect from each other as a result,’ she says. 

‘Being in a hotel allows us to tune into each other again, reminding ourselves of the importance of our partnership.  

‘It primes us to be a little bit more romantic and to prioritise sex. 

‘The fact that travel has been so difficult, staying in a hotel can give us the break from our routine that we need. 

‘Even if we are really good at carving out time for ourselves in our own lives, in our own homes, going away to a hotel helps us to relax and invites the adult part of us to be more playful and even naughty. 

‘Due to lockdown and us being stuck indoors, this change of scenery and reminder of us being lovers as well as partners is a wonderful thing to do.’ 

Convinced? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we thought we’d save you some work by rounding up some of London’s most romantic hotels to book for a date night.  

5 of the most romantic hotels to book for a boujee date night in London 

Grand Royale London, Hyde Park

The Grand Royale is a unique and elegant 4-star hotel just moments away from Hyde Park. 

Edward VII commissioned the late Edwardian townhouse as a private residence for his mistress Lillie Langtry – sexy, right? 

With luxurious décor – including a beautiful staircase and crystal chandeliers – this hotel is full of reminders of its past. Look past the fancy interiors, however, and you’ll see that the Grand Royale maintains an intimate and romantic feel. 

Book now from £118 a night through

The Mandrake, Fitzrovia

If you want to splash out this Valentine’s Day – and you’ve got a load of spare pennies from not going on holiday – The Mandrake might be the hotel for you.

The all-black or gold themed rooms genuinely ooze sex, perfect if you’re after a steamy night in.

The 5-star hotel is home to two restaurants and a bar, but is also extremely central, located minutes away from Covent Garden and London’s West End.

Do be aware that some rooms are affected by noise on the weekend – the price of being so close to city’s top nightlife.

Book now from £440 a night through

The Ham Yard Hotel, Soho

Okay, we know this isn’t realistic for most people – but we can dream, right?

This 5-star hotel is like a storybook you could get lost in for hours.

Each of the 91 rooms have been individually designed, with maximalist and eccentric – yet incredibly chic – interiors, and the beautifully designed bathrooms are gloriously luxurious

Located just 3 minutes’ walk from Piccadilly Circus, the hotel revolves around a tree-filled garden and is home to a bar and restaurant, drawing room and library, rooftop terrace, spa and gym, theatre, and even a bowling alley.

It is literally the dream date night hotel.

Book now from £788 a night through

NYX Hotel, Holborn

If you’re after a more modern feel, the NYX Hotel in Holborn will be a treat.

A 15-minute walk from Kings Cross Station, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, this 4-star hotel has everything you need for a quiet stay, from an LCD TV and free newspapers, to fluffy bathrobes and a Roman-style spa.

The lobby and bars have a New York-esque metropolitan feel, scattered with arcade games and colourful art.

Meanwhile, the elegant and spacious rooms feature hand-carved furniture, large windows and beautiful décor.

Book now from £189 a night through

The Culpeper Bedrooms, Shoreditch

Located in the heart of Shoreditch, the Culpeper is the perfect place if you want to escape.

Its rustic rooms will make you feel like you’ve ran away into the Mediterranean countryside.

The rooms have everything you could ask for, while the modern furnishings and tall ceilings juxtaposing the overwhelmingly cottage-core vibes.

Breakfast is included and there’s a terrace to relax on if you want to take your date night outdoors.

Book now from £100 a night on

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