Best London Hotels: Lose Yourself in Luxury
Blakes Hotel London
Nestled in residential South Kensington, this hotel boasts both privacy and elegance. As one of London’s original boutique hotels, all bedrooms are lovingly maintained and entirely unique, designed by internationally renowned hotelier and designer Anouska Hempel.
The opulent décor of this charming West End hotel aligns perfectly with its distinguished heritage. A luxury London retreat and the birthplace of afternoon tea, this Victorian hotel has accommodated royalty and dignitaries since 1865. At the Langham, you unlock a world of English culture and history before you even unlock the door to your suite.
The Stafford London by Kempinski
Tucked away in historical St. James where gas lit lamps line the streets, there is no denying the timeless elegance of The Stafford London. With neighbours like Buckingham Palace, Mayfair and Piccadilly, and a surrounding set of top-notch restaurants, galleries and shops, the London you’ve dreamed of is just outside your door.
In the thick of London’s theatre district, Haymarket Hotel blends regal architecture with forward-thinking interior design. The 50 spacious rooms and suites revel in contemporary English aesthetic, from their bold fabrics to their granite, glass, and oak bathrooms. With its clean lines and eccentric interiors, this is the kind of modern classic that puts on a show.
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
Situated between the famed Knightsbridge and Hyde Park, one glance out your room’s window and you’ll know you’re at one of the most exclusive, fashionable and convenient addresses in London. Like its palatial location, all rooms are one-of-a-kind, and distinguished by the hotel’s art collection, antiques, and luxurious fabrics.
Set in central London’s prettiest enclave, The Halkin occupies some of the best real estate in the world. It makes sense, then, that it’s one of the city’s most luxurious accommodations. Rounded out by its stunning interiors, the Georgian-style hotel’s rooms are airy and uncluttered, blending new materials with classic palettes.
One hundred years of royal guests, celebrities and socialites have earned Claridge’s it’s megastar status. From standard rooms to the penthouse suite, every space at this hotel is stunningly appointed with stylish designer décor – and if Claridge’s good looks don’t win your heart, in-room fresh flowers and doting concierge service will.
The Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
Warm in walnut finishes, and dressed in marble and brushed steel, Hotel London at Park Lane sports a modern interpretation of an immediately recognizable British aesthetic. From inside, legendary Hyde Park stretches out below to reveal the leafy paths from a new perspective, but nevertheless, the hotel’s interior view is just as dramatic.
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