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Unlock Luxury Living: Hire Butlers in London with Bespoke Britannia


Indulge in Luxury Living with Bespoke Britannia’s Premier Butlers

Hiring a butler is an unparalleled luxury, offering households valuable time to focus on their priorities. As a leading household staffing agency in London, Bespoke Britannia is committed to delivering exceptional butler services tailored to your needs. With over 25 years of experience in the private service sector, we meticulously select the finest butlers. Therefore, ensuring the highest standards of professionalism and discretion. Trust Bespoke Britannia to elevate your lifestyle with our bespoke household staffing solutions.

What is a butler, and what do they do?

A butler is a chief servant who carries out personal and household tasks. A valued and highly ranked household staff member, typically for large and busy households. Therefore, a butler focuses on the well-being, convenience, and comfort of the client and their guests.

The tasks and duties of a butler are likely to include:

  • Front-of-house duties
  • Greeting and serving guests
  • Anticipating guest’s needs
  • Formal table service. Dispensing wines and liquors
  • Planning of dining and entertainment arrangements
  • Making reservations
  • Upkeep guest rooms and common room areas
  • Managing inventory of wine cellar, silverware, antiques, and artwork
  • Supervising and hiring staff
  • Bill paying, appointment booking and personal errands

In some cases, large homes, manors, or estate owners may require a household staffing team. Therefore, each household staff member would have a specialist skill set, and their responsibilities would vary based on the client’s requirements. A team could consist of a house manager, estate manager, butlers, housekeepers, maids, cooks, chauffeurs, and private security.

Furthermore, some properties, manors and estates may operate as a business. For example, providing wedding services, spa or social experiences, winemaking, vintage wine storage or tasting activities, and activities such as shooting, horse riding or entertainment events. The butler could have additional duties of overseeing the smooth running, welcoming, serving and welfare of guests.



People hire a butler for a variety of reasons. Of course, hiring a butler will make life easier, more enjoyable, and convenient. It can also help families become closer. As well as help family businesses and careers prosper.

A large house, manor, estate or owning multiple properties will inevitably bring challenges that consume valuable time. Furthermore, when you have a hectic lifestyle or are running a family, entertaining guests, clients and VIPs, running businesses, and focusing on a career. It can seem impossible and very stressful.

Therefore, household staffing solutions such as hiring a butler are a great way to give you more time to focus on the things most important to you. The impact and benefits of having someone to support you can be invaluable. It is why more UK households, in particular London, have seen a steady rise in the hiring of butlers.


What’s the difference between a butler and a house manager? The two positions can be very similar and are often interchangeable and adapted to suit the client’s requirements. Both are ranked highly and supervise other staff. However, the skills and expertise’s vary widely. The house manager would have ultimate responsibility for managing the household and domestic tasks. Whereas, the butler would focus on the servant duties.

How is a butler and a housekeeper different? A butler is not the same as a housekeeper. In general, the butler is most attentive to the needs of members and guests of the household. A chief servant would supervise other staff. Whereas a housekeeper would have a wider range of domestic tasks, including the upkeep, cleanliness, and maintenance of the home.

Lastly, what’s the difference between a butler and a maid? Although both have some similar duties within a household, a butler is ranked higher and would supervise maids. A maid is female domestic servant

Skills and Qualifications of a Butler

Butlers are in very close contact with the household members and guests. Additionally, they supervise staff to oversee the smooth running and daily operations of the home. Subsequently, an experienced Butler will have developed and perfected the following:

  • International verbal communication skills
  • Multicultural etiquette
  • Deportment, mastery of manners and presentation
  • Active listening skills
  • Attentive customer service
  • Sensitivity and understanding
  • Leadership skills
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Pre-empt and problem solve. Handling sensitive situations
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Concentration skills
  • Concierge skills
  • Experience of VIP and high-class standards
  • Understanding of modern technology

There are courses that teach traditional and modern professional butler skills, such as:

  • Concierge, lifestyle and management skills
  • Formal dining table presentation and waiting service
  • Social and dining etiquette
  • International etiquette and protocols
  • Confidence and deportment
  • Coffee mastery and sommelier services
  • Valeting

Therefore, household staffing solutions such as hiring a butler are a great way to give you more time to focus on the things most important to you. The impact and benefits of having someone to support you can be invaluable. It is why more UK households, in particular London, have seen a steady rise in the hiring of butlers.

Benefits to the client’s lifestyle and wellbeing can include:

  • Increased quality of time to focus on the things most important
  • Help families spend more valuable time together
  • Can increase productivity in business and life
  • Improved safety and sense of security
  • Ease of travel and preparations
  • Improve mental health and wellbeing by reducing stress and anxiety
  • Better quality of life


How much does a butler cost?

Every client will have requirements that are unique to them. Therefore, providing the right butler and/or household staff requires an understanding of a client’s requirements.

There are many contributing factors which would affect the costs. For example:

  • Skills, qualifications and experience of the butler
  • Is it a short-term or long-term contract?
  • How many hours or days a week?
  • Live in or live out?
  • UK based or international requirements
  • What are the main daily tasks and requirements?
  • Is there a household staffing team that requires managing?
  • What is the type of property? (eg: large house, a private estate or multiple properties)
  • Is the house a private domestic family home or is it used to provide business services?

BUTLER GUIDE COSTS: Getting the best from your budget

The cost of a butler in London varies. However, here is a rough average guide:

Part-time: £10 to £20 per hour
Butler annual salary: £20,000 – £150,000

Examples based on experience

Junior butlers would typically start from £20,000 – £25,000
Senior butlers would typically range from £35,000 – £70,000
International butlers would typically range from £40,000 – £80,000

As mentioned above, the costs will vary depending on many factors. Therefore, we recommended you speak with a specialist household staffing agency such as Bespoke Britannia. We can help from consultation stages, to delivering a first-class team and overseeing the highest standards are met.

Our clients benefit from a unique and personal service. Contact us to discuss your requirements.



Discover the epitome of exquisite private household staffing solutions. From our prestigious offices in Mayfair, London, we specialise in delivering high-end domestic staffing services tailored to your every need.

With unrivaled expertise spanning over 25 years, our dedicated team has mastered every aspect of household staffing recruitment, ensuring around-the-clock staffing solutions that go beyond expectations. From butlers and chauffeurs to chefs, housekeepers, gardeners, nannies, and security teams, our comprehensive range of skilled professionals is ready to elevate your living experience.

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How we operate?

Our clients benefit from the highest level of household staffing solutions. We understand that all our client requirements are unique to them. Therefore, we are meticulous in our planning and assignment of the most appropriate household staff.


  • Everything is tailored to our client’s requirements.
  • Discuss and refine client requirements
  • Recommend service package and provide housekeeper(s)
  • Ensure quality of service



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