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The 10 best hotels with hot tubs in London, for a little R&R

Take the plunge in a hot tubs at one of London’s best hotels

Written by
Danielle Goldstein
Sarah Guy
Lola Christina Alao
Alex Floyd-Douglass

After a long day at work (or buzzing in and out of the stores in London's exceptional shopping scene), stepping into a warm, bubbling hot tub to ease those muscles – not to mention the mind and soul – is something we can all get on board with. These hotels offer a multitude of fabulous hot tub experiences: outdoor, indoor, perched on a rooftop, London's got it all.

Our cherry-picked list contains all of the above and more – think lavish tubs on private terraces to state-of-the-art hydrotherapy and vitality pools. Of course, London also has plenty of incredible hotels with spas offering the full whack, but if you're simply looking to soak until you resemble the most peaceful prune in the world, these hotels have got you covered.

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

London's best hot tub hotels

  • Hotels
  • Whitehall

A luxury hotel that’s big on glitz and glamour isn’t likely to have just any old hot tub, and the Corinthia doesn’t. Instead, the deluxe hotel has a vitality pool (alongside its normal pool), which offers a variety of air and water massage jets. It’s part of the state-of-the-art spa, which has every well-being amenity you could imagine, plus a nail studio and a Daniel Galvin hair salon. Rooms, like the rest of the hotel, are firmly in the grand hotel style. 

Where is it? The Corinthia is located in the heart of central, moments away from Whitehall and Trafalgar Square. 

Which room? The Whitehall Penthouse – with a private rooftop balcony that screams luxury, the outdoor human-size chess set and fireplace are just the cherries on the cake. 

Time Out tip: On-site, The Garden, an intimate and stylish outdoor space, is an idyllic spot for lunch or a cocktail.

  • Hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • Battersea

Treat yourself to a visit at this elegant hotel, where you'll find two restaurants, a bar, a spa and a relaxation pool. Situated in an impressive building, each room is equipped with a 37" flat-screen TV, so you can wind down with a film of your choice. You'll also be close to the high-speed Eurostar and the tube, so it's super easy to get here. 

Where is it? This five-star shares the same building as the St Pancras Internation Station – so travel won't be an issue. 

Which room? if you've got access to the Chambers Club, the Grand Junior King Suite is well worth a stay.

Time Out tip: Keen to have breakfast at the Renaissance? You'll also be served a complimentary cocktail. Bottoms up!

Bermondsey Square Hotel
  • Hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • Bermondsey

For a chance to luxuriate outdoors in your own personal hot tub while gazing at the London skyline, head for Bermondsey. One of the Loft Suites, Lucy in the Sky, at the Bermondsey Square Hotel has a six-seater hot tub on its private terrace. Immerse yourself while looking out over the City, the Thames, The Shard, South Bank and the London Eye. Expect breezily modern decor, with brightly coloured bedrooms and a relaxed vibe.

Where is it? The name may be a slight giveaway, but Bermondsey – in South East London.

Which room? It's so good we called it twice! Check out Lucy in the Sky – it's one for the books, for sure.

Time Out tip: Keeping things local? Head to the famous antique market in Bermondsey.

K West Hotel & Spa
  • Hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • Shepherd’s Bush

Despite not being the location of David Bowie's 'Ziggy Stardust' cover, which it's often confused for (the photo was, in fact, snapped outside former furriers K West), the K West Hotel still has some serious rock 'n' roll cred. It used to be a BBC recording studio and, since becoming a hotel, has welcomed guests including Bob Marley, Bowie (naturally), Bryan Ferry and The Kinks. But it's not all high-octane goings on, the K West is also the perfect place to relax, especially in the K Spa's hydrotherapy pool, which has built-in loungers. There's also a Snow Paradise, which looks like the stuff of nightmares but is supposedly rejuvenating, and an 'Experience Shower' – we daren't ask.

Where is it? On the outskirts of Shepherd's Bush, in West London.

Which room? The Studio – think open plan space filled with large sofas, a Bose sound system and a 42" flat-screen TV.

Time Out tip: Visit the award-winning on-site spa, K SPA, and indulge in a range of treatments including a herbal steam room. 

Hotel Cafe Royal
  • Hotels
  • Luxury hotels
  • Piccadilly

Water babies can’t go wrong at this glamorous Regent Street hotel. The chic spa has an 18-metre lap pool, a Vichy shower (six shower heads are directed at different parts of the body and can be gentle or invigorating), and a Watsu pool (London’s first, heated to 35 degrees) for hydrotherapy treatments. There's also a hammam for luxurious purifying scrub treatments and, of course, a fabulous hot tub. The rooms are equally sleek, with Carrara marble bathrooms, Floris toiletries and Frette linen.

Where is it? On the border of London's affluent Mayfair and vibey Soho.

Which room? The Grand Regent Suite – the bathtub (stand)alone is to die for.

Time Out tip: Book a reservation at the two Michelin-star restaurant on-site for a blissful evening of wining and dining. 

The Westin London City

6. The Westin London City

The Westin is a five-star luxury hotel with a hot tub (in its own spa) located in central London. Aside from the spa, the hotel also has an indoor pool, fitness centre and a bar and restaurant on-site. Other amenities include a 24-hour reception desk and concierge services – while the rooms all feature air-conditioning throughout, flat-screen TVs and ensuites complete with bathrobes for living out your best life. 

Where is it? An easy 6-minute walk from St Paul's Cathedral.

Which room? The Cadogan Three-Bedroom Residence – aside from it being a whole apartment for your leisure, the amenities are incredible and so worth the price.

Time Out tip: Keen to see more of London? Walk to the Sky Garden and soak up the views.

The Landmark London
  • Hotels
  • Marylebone

You'd be forgiven for thinking you'd stepped into a glamorous L.A. hotel in the Golden Age upon entering The Landmark. Its palm tree-lined central atrium positively glows, thanks in part to the Victorian glass ceiling. Dubbed the Winter Garden, this is the perfect place to relax with a bevvy and a bite to eat; the menu is British meets Mediterranean. And if that isn't alluring enough, then beeline for the toasty hot tub (heated to 34 degrees) in Spa at The Landmark, which also boasts aromatherapy experience showers and mosaic-tiled steam rooms.

Where is it? Nestled in the heart of Marylebone. 

Which room? The Landmark Junior Suite – an ever-so-slightly quainter version of the main suite, but just as good.

Time Out tip: Take a leisurely morning stroll to Regents Park, an easy 10-minute walk away. 

Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel
  • Hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • Soho

A boutique hotel in, you guessed it, the heart of Soho, this hotel is equipped with a 24-hour bar, lounge and fireplace, plus an outdoor hot tub. Treat yourself to the aptly named "crash pad", which is small but chic and perfect for winding down. With a fully stocked mini-bar and a top-of-the-range sound system, you'll certainly be relaxed here. It's designed in a New York style offering cool luxury. 

Where is it? Conveniently located in the West End, close to all-things-theatre. 

Which room? The Deluxe Loft Suite – with an in-room standalone bathtub and a gorgeous walk-in shower.

Time Out tip: Head up to the rooftop garden to enjoy a drink anytime of the day – or night.

Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard
  • Hotels
  • Luxury hotels
  • London Bridge

The Shangri-La suite at this ostentatious high-rise hotel has a hot tub bath, as well as a wealth of other luxury trappings, from Acqua Di Parma products in the marble-clad bathroom to a Bose sound dock. The relaxation options compete for attention with the star attraction: the dazzling view. This suite has 180-degree views looking east and west along the Thames through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Where is it? In the uber-glamourous Shard, from levels 34-52.

Which room? The Iconic Shard Suite, of course – the name truly does what it says on the tin.

Time Out tip: Be sure to book a reservation at GǑNG, also known as London's highest champagne bar.

  • Hotels
  • Hoxton

The aggressively angular building housing the Montcalm East hotel is hard to miss, jutting straight out of City Road. The ultra-modernity continues inside with 269 tech-savvy rooms. Stressed start-up entrepreneurs should head straight for the spa. Here, the hot tub takes pride of place next to the pool; sink down into the bubbling waters, and it’s easy to forget that you’re only yards away from the bustle of the Old Street roundabout.

Where is it? In the core of London's East, Shoreditch. 

Which room? The Sky High Double – the skyline views make up for the smaller space.

Time Out tip: Visit Montcalm's on-site spa, Bokeh, for a little R&R.

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