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Revel in these 10 last-minute hotels around London

London may well be brimming with breathtaking cultural activity, but it’s also fun to escape the city’s hustle and bustle for beauty spots out of town. From bucolic Sussex and Buckinghamshire, through Kent and Surrey, the counties surrounding London make ideal last-minute getaways. Here at Voyage Privé, we’ve hand-selected the best hotels on offer, to help you book your next last-minute dream escape from London.

1. Buxted Park Hotel 4*

Located in pretty Ashdown Forest less than 50 miles from central London, this charming 18th-century country manor hotel is set within 312 acres of manicured grounds. An ideal getaway from big-city stresses, the hotel oozes tradition and sophistication throughout its gilded and furnished interior. What’s more, it’s just moments from the famed Poohsticks Bridge, making it a sure-fire hit with families and couples alike.

2. The Oakley Court 4*

This stately Gothic manor hotel has been graced by such esteemed guests as the Queen herself. Located just moments from Windsor Castle, the hotel’s sprawling Victorian grounds offer much-needed respite from metropolitan life. To top it off, the hotel features an esteemed restaurant serving classic locally-sourced dishes within an exquisite and opulent dining room.

3. Pelham House 4*

This magnificent 16th-century hotel is located in Lewes, Sussex, a rich and historic town some 60 miles from London and easily reached by train. This atmospheric hotel is the perfect last-minute escape, complete with regal hardwood furniture and a delightful lounge bar. Lewes itself is a fascinating contrast to London, offering country houses, castles, Priory ruins and the historic Anne of Cleves' house.

4. Stoke Park 5*

This truly luxuriant country club hotel has been featured in countless films and television shows. It's nestled in the Buckinghamshire countryside and offers pretty manicured gardens, which feature water fountains, ponds and ornate bridges. Aside from the vast sports and leisure facilities on offer, guests can indulge in the 3 AA Rosette-awarded restaurant.

5. Cottage Lodge

Escape to the tranquil New Forest with a stay in this charming country cottage. Dating back to the 17th-century, the lodge features delightful interiors of exposed beams, rustic wood furnishings and country checks. This has all been updated to the 21st century through an eco-conscious design, which has integrated solar power energy. It’s the perfect location for contemplative walks in the genteel countryside.

6. Beechfield House Hotel 4*

This lovely country retreat is just 100 miles from London in the bucolic Wiltshire countryside. Close to many captivating chocolate box villages and Neolithic sites, the hotel itself has topped many top lists and features a fine 2 AA Rosette-awarded restaurant. You can explore the pretty manicured gardens before returning to the quiet lounge for a cocktail or luxury spirit.

7. Frasers Coldharbour Farm 4*

Kent has been captivating visitors from London for centuries. With its charming Dickensian-like towns and open countryside views, it’s the perfect rural retreat. This attractive cottage on a farm offers all the hallmarks of a rustic escape. From exposed beams to tranquil garden views, the rooms are delightfully cosy and comforting.

8. Champneys Tring 4*

Tring is an inviting town just under 40 miles from London and nestled on the edge of the alluring Chiltern Hills. Ideal for country walks and pottering around quaint rural villages, this large estate has its own 170 acres of rolling countryside. Renowned for its spa and wellness facilities, you can indulge in detox or relaxation programmes during your stay.

9. Cromwell Hotel 3*

Located in the bustling market town of Stevenage, this charming hotel is close to many historic Roman and Medieval sites. This boutique hotel itself has its roots in a 16th-century farmhouse and features many attractive original features, including a beautiful hardwood staircase and lounge. You can escape from London here with a country walk or simply indulge in one of the Cromwell Hotel’s famed afternoon teas.

10. De Vere Latimer Estate 4*

Transport yourself back to the luxurious Victorian era with a stay at this impeccable country estate. Located in sleepy Latimer on the outskirts of the pastoral Chiltern Hills, there are ample leafy riverside trails nearby to explore. The hotel itself features decadent rooms, which have been fully updated to the 21st century, complete with plush and cosy furnishings. The estate itself is easily accessed from London, with Latimer train station being serviced by direct connections to Marylebone.

The Voyage Privé travel expert’s opinion on last-minute getaways around London

Escape from the pace of London life with a spacious retreat in the surrounding countryside. These rural and quiet market town escapes make ideal last-minute getaways. Connections are easy via rail and road, and you can indulge in the hotel’s pampering facilities to unwind on arrival. We’ve handpicked the best options available so that you can take advantage of last-minute getaway offers around London.

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