Planning a romantic getaway from London? These dreamy hotel retreats are the perfect places.
It should be no surprise that we think London is the most beautiful city in the world – after all, the city is filled with so many romantic things to do.
But, sometimes a romantic getaway outside of the capital is needed.
From countryside breaks and historical castles to luxurious hotels with pools and spas, grab your partner and head to one of these romantic getaways.
Romantic Getaways from London : At a Glance
|Best Romantic Getaways from London – Top Picks||Hotel|
|Best Hotel for Spa & Pool||Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa|
|Best Hotel with a Vineyard||Denbie’s Vineyard Hotel|
|Best Hotel for Budget||Danesfield House Hotel & Spa|
|Best Overall Romantic Hotel Near London||Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa|
Best Hotels Near London for a Romantic Break
Set in 376 acres of National Trust Garden, Cliveden House truly is a great escape from London.
The 17th Century Grade I stately home is a 5-star hotel and spa – we say it gets five stars for its romantic location too.
To really up the romance, Cliveden House’s Romantic Getaways package includes your choice of room or suite with breakfast. There’s a bottle of Laurent-Perrier Cuvee Champagne upon arrival and a romantic dinner for two in the Cliveden dining room.
The best part is you’ll have full access to the Cliveden spa and leisure facilities throughout your stay.
Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa
The boutique 5-star Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa is one of the best escapes from London getaways for couples. It’s just six miles from Gatwick, and the country house is set in 120 acres of parkland that you must explore during your stay.
Spacious rooms are perfect for couples with large comfy beds and marble bathrooms with designer toiletries and some even have Victorian style baths.
A trip to the Utopia Spa is a romantic date for both you and your partner, featuring plunge pools, a yoga studio to recharge and a wide array of beauty treatments. To top it off, there’s a fitness centre and tennis courts available for guests to use free of charge.
There’s a fine dining experience at the 3-Rosette, while the Reflection restaurant overlooks the magnificent courtyard with a champagne bar.
Denbies Vineyard Hotel
Nothing says romance like a trip to a vineyard, right? Denbie’s Vineyard Hotel is located in Dorking and it’s just a short stroll from Denbies Wine Estate. The hotel boasts beautiful garden views and rooms are modern and some come with L-shaped baths.
There’s a stunning outdoor terrace with two all-weather cabanas to enjoy a few glasses from the vineyard. Denbies Vineyard Restaurant and Bar serves up fancy meals for two and of course, a selection of great wines.
This magnificent Victorian country house should be on your list of romantic weekend getaways from London. Situated in Horsham with an elevated view, South Lodge enjoys views of a 93 acre garden and parkland overlooking the South Downs.
As well as stunning leafy views, South Lodge has 89 individually designed rooms styled to combine the past and present. Rooms come with comfy handmade mattresses, hand finished duvets and a pillow menu.
Every romantic getaway needs good food, right? South Lodge’s award-winning restaurants serve delicious home-grown dishes as well as a Mediterranean-influenced menu.
For more romance, head to the spa with indoor and outdoor pools, a thermal suite and relaxing spa treatments.
Danesfield House Hotel & Spa
Danesfield House Hotel & Spa is set in the beautiful Chiltern Hills and it’s one of the best romantic getaways near London. The hotel is set within a 65 acre estate filled with lush greenery and garden features – it’s a good backdrop for a romantic stroll.
Overlooking the Thames, Danesfield House Hotel & Spa’s rooms feature characterful four poster beds and all the mod cons you’d expect from your luxurious stay.
The hotel spa offers a dip in its 20 yards swimming pool and a pampering selection of spa treatment for you and your partner to indulge in. As for food, guests can enjoy a full English breakfast as well as dinner from Danesfield House Hotel & Spa’s restaurant.
Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa
Surrounded by 123 acres of Surrey parkland, Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa will make you forget all about busy London life.
Settle into this 5-star 19th Century manor house featuring 124 luxurious rooms with state-of-the-art bathrooms – think fluffy bathrobes, bespoke toiletries and rain showers.
More luxury awaits you at Pennyhill Park’s award-winning spa featuring eight pools which includes an impressive ballroom with underwater music. But that’s not all, guests can also enjoy the spa bath thermal cabins and a modern fitness centre.
There’s two equally amazing restaurants at Pennyhill, the Latymer is a fine dining experience that you and your partner won’t forget. Fancy something a little more casual? The Hill Field restaurant serves fuss-free breakfast, lunch and dinner using local produce.
Looking for a romantic weekend getaway near London? The Royal Berkshire is set in 15 acres of stunning gardens surrounded by the Berkshire countryside – not a tube station in sight.
The Royal Berkshire was originally built for the Churchill family, so you can expect a characterful, luxurious stay. Rooms are an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional decor and are individually styled.
There’s plenty of leisure activities to enjoy at the Royal Berkshire, challenge your partner to a game of tennis, croquet on the lawn or go for a workout at the fitness centre.
FORK restaurant overlooks the gardens and makes for the perfect romantic dinner setting, and the Polo Bar has a roaring fireplace as well as an outdoor terrace serving afternoon tea.
We couldn’t not mention Channels Hotel when recommending romantic getaways outside London. This 15th Century Tudor House and converted stable block is set in the charming grounds of Channels Estate.
Channels Hotel’s unique rooms channel its Tudor past including original exposed wooden beams, but rest assured the amenities have been modernised and no comforts are spared.
Sip on beverages from your in room minibar and toast your romantic getaway near London in style.
Channels Bar and Brasserie is known for its excellent food and even better services, you and your dinner date won’t be disappointed.
Guests can also enjoy free access to the Nuffield Health Centre in Chelmsford City Centre featuring a swimming pool and fitness centre.
West Lodge Park
Retreat to the Hertfordshire countryside and enjoy a romantic London getaway at West Lodge Park.
This stunning country hotel retreat is set in 35 acres of tranquil parkland and is home to the National Collection of Hornbeams and over 800 different shrubs and trees from around the world.
As well as romantic parkland walks, there’s a golf course nearby as well regular live music and performances at the surrounding restaurants and bars near West Lodge Park.
Four poster beds add to the charm of this countryside hotel and some rooms have Juliet balconies, overlook the gardens or have a private terrace.
The Mitre Hotel
Kingston Upon Thames
This hotel is as close to London as you’ll get without feeling like you’re near London. If you’re not looking to travel far from the capital, the location is ideal.
The Mitre Hotel is set on the River Thames opposite the Hampton Court Palace and its history dates back to Charles II in 1665. But, with a new redesign from interior designers Harding Read the rooms combine quirky British sensibility with elegant authentic luxury.
The boutique Mitre Hotel has two restaurants and bars as well as a riverside terrace featuring the World’s first Whispering Angel Wine Concession. The Mitre Hotel also invites you to bring your furry friend along, because we know how much your dog is part of the family.
The idyllic Amberley Castle is a 900 years old West Sussex castle with mediaeval walls and luxurious hotel rooms. Elegant rooms are furnished with antiques and fine fabrics and fluffy bathrobes and slippers await you in your modern high-spec bathroom.
Dine in the 12th Century Queen’s room with its vaulted ceiling or in the Great Room with oak flooring, a tapestry and suits of armour.
Amberley Castle’s stunning gardens are home to an 18-hole putting course and two gorgeous lakes. There’s also tennis courts on-site and you can enjoy a game of croquet on the lawn with your partner.
Practical Tips to Consider Before Booking Your Romantic Escape from London
- Check if the hotel has any special couples packages – this will add an extra touch of romance to your trip.
- Look for hotels that have activities or for things to do in the surrounding areas, some hotels outside of London might be in remote locations.
- Check travel requirements if you’re using public transport, not all of the hotels have good transport links.