There definitely isn’t a shortage of luxury hotels in London. From institutions like Claridge’s and The Savoy, to newer luxury found in the W or Edition Hotels. We went in search of the best and came up with our top ten round up…
1. Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte St, London W1T 1RJ
Situated a mere few minutes walk from Soho Square and Theatreland, the Charlotte Street Hotel boasts a fantastic location on top of beautiful accommodation. The decor takes inspiration from the ‘Bloomsbury Set’ with paired down luxury. There’s an elegant bar, bistro and even a private cinema to occupy your time if you bare to tear yourself away from the comfort of your room. For a real luxury experience, the split-level loft rooms and penthouse boast bathroom TV’s, walk-in steam rooms and stunning views of the city.
2. Claridge’s, Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR
Simply London’s most glamorous. The Grand Dame of London’s luxury hotels, and for good reason. The art deco decor is charming, afternoon tea in the foyer is award winning, and every room is stunning. Reconceived by David Collins, Claridge’s Bar is a polished, old-school affair with sparkling surfaces and red-leather upholstery. Nothing beats Claridge’s for that sense of occasion and air of refinement you won’t find anywhere else.
3. Zetter Townhouse, 49-50 St John’s Square, London EC1V 4JJ
Hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith describe The Zetter Townhouse as: “…a cheery rummage through Miss Havisham’s drawers.” We couldn’t have put it better ourselves. Each room displays a loving collection of gems and trinkets you might find having travelled the globe. In one room you might be surrounded by memories of a safari, in another a circus.
4. Soho Hotel, Richmond Mews, London W1D 3DH
A haven in the hustle and bustle of Soho, the hotel décor is pretty and homely. 91 individually designed bedrooms, suites and apartments make up the Soho Hotel, along with state-of-the-art screening rooms, a spacious gym, and the Soholistic Beauty Treatment Room.
5. The Connaught, Carlos Pl, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL
The Connaught is more than 100 years old, and set in majestic Mayfair. As you would expect the hotel is grand and design is traditional with modern twists. Highlights include impeccable butler service, an elegant indoor pool and a specialist martini that will knock your socks off.
6. Corinthia Hotel, 10 Whitehall Pl, London SW1A 2BD
Corinthia Hotel has become a bit of a celebrity favourite of late. With good reason too; it oozes style and luxury and all in an unbeatable embankment location. There’s world class dining and an Espa Life Spa that occupies an incredible four storeys.
7. Knightsbridge Hotel, 10 Beaufort Gardens, London SW3 1PT
The hotel is situated in a quiet tree-filled street in the heart of Knightsbridge. Harrods, Harvey Nichols and the international designer stores of Sloane Street and Brompton Cross are a minute’s walk away, as well as Hyde Park and the museums of South Kensington. Perfectly suited to its surroundings, a stay here is luxury personified.
8. Dean Street Townhouse, 69 – 71 Dean St, London W1D 3SE
As part of the Soho-house group you can guarantee an exclusive and stylish stay at Dean Street Townhouse. There’s top notch dining to be enjoyed in the all-day dining room, and the rooms boast hand-painted Georgian wallpapers, upholstered vintage seats and sofas, bespoke Egyptian cotton linens and authentic Georgian features.
9. The Savoy, Strand, London WC2R 0EU
The hotel itself explains that to stay at The Savoy is to follow in the footsteps of Sir Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, Christian Dior, Maria Callas, Claude Monet and Katherine Hepburn. Need we say any more?
10. 45 Park Lane, 45 Park Lane, Mayfair, W1K 1PN
A stones throw from its sister hotel The Dorchester, is 45 Park Lane. Contemporary interiors with an art deco flair by designer Thierry Despont make up the stunning inside, and there’s leafy Hyde Park right on your doorstep.