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As a city where history meets the future London is the perfect destination for travelers who want to take their travel experiences up a notch.
The best luxury hotels in London are not just a place to stay. They’re also an experience. The city of London is so diverse and so busy, it can be hard to find time for yourself. But when you do, these hotels will take care of your every need and want while giving you the space to enjoy all that this vibrant city has to offer.
The list below includes some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, but don’t worry, there is something for everyone on this list no matter what your budget may be or how long you plan on staying.
So let’s get into it! Here’s our pick of the Best Luxury Hotels in London.
Hotel Café Royal
First on our list of the Best Luxury Hotels in London is Hotel Café Royal.
Set in a sweeping 1865 building, the glamorous Hotel Café Royal borders sophisticated Mayfair and buzzing Soho, and is surrounded by high-end shops.
The ultra-chic guestrooms and suites mix contemporary design with classical architecture. All feature marble bathrooms with rainfall showers, and have free Wi-Fi, Bang & Olufsen flat-screen TVs, and Nespresso machines. Room service is offered is offered 24 hours a day.
The hotel’s upscale restaurants offer dining and afternoon tea, and includes a Parisian-style cafe, an opulent restaurant/bar with regular cabaret, and a cocktail bar. There’s also a spa offering treatments, plus a pool, a sauna, steam room, and a gym.
London Marriott Hotel Park Lane
Next on our list of the Best Luxury Hotels in London is London Marriott Hotel Park Lane.
Set in a converted apartment building overlooking Hyde Park, London Marriott Hotel Park Lane is just across the road from Marble Arch tube station and a short walk from Buckingham Palace.
The airy, elegant rooms and suites feature marble bathrooms, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi, as well as 24/7 room service. Upgraded rooms include access to a VIP lounge with free continental breakfast and snacks. Suites also come with a separate living areas, as well as city or park views and balconies.
The property has a relaxed restaurant/bar serving classic British cuisine. There’s also a gym and an indoor pool, plus a business centre.
Shangri-La The Shard
Third on our list of the Best Luxury Hotels in London is Shangri-La The Shard.
Occupying the 34th to 52nd floors of architect Renzo Piano’s iconic Shard building, Shangri-La The Shard is a 2-minute walk from London Bridge, and a short walk from the Tower of London.
Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with city views, the plush rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus Nespresso machines and Chinese tea sets. Suites also come with personal butlers. Room service and in-room spa treatments are available 24/7.
Amenities at Shangri-La The Shard include an upscale Asian restaurant and a cafe, plus an infinity pool, a fitness center and a bar on the 52nd floor, all featuring skyline views.
COMO Metropolitan London
Next on our list of the Best Luxury Hotels in London is COMO Metropolitan London.
A 1-minute walk from Hyde Park, the COMO Metropolitan London on Park Lane, is surrounded by chic bars and restaurants. It is also just a 10-minute walk from Buckingham Palace.
The pared-back rooms feature Asian-inspired furniture and include premium cable TV and Wi-Fi access. Upgraded rooms offer Nespresso machines and park views. Loft-like studios and suites have seating and dining areas, and some include balconies.
Dining options include Nobu, serving high-end Japanese–Peruvian cuisine. Breakfast is served in a bright breakfast room. There’s also a relaxed lobby lounge. The luxe spa with a 24/7 fitness center has treatments and fitness classes for a for an additional fee.
Occupying a 1950s building, the ultra-cool, luxury Sanderson London hotel is a just 2-minute walk from the shops of Oxford Street and a 15-minute walk from Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery.
The contemporary rooms all include high thread-count sheets and designer toiletries, as well as smart TVs and free Wi-Fi. Suites come with free-standing baths, floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces.
Amenities at Sanderson London include an elegant fine-dining restaurant, a breezy eatery with a refined Italian-inspired terrace and 2 trendy bars, along with a courtyard garden hosting Alice in Wonderland-themed afternoon tea. There’s also a luxe spa, a gym and valet parking for an additional fee.
Next on our list of the Best Luxury Hotels in London is The Rosewood.
Occupying a restored Edwardian mansion and entered via a carriageway and courtyard, the Rosewood Hotel is pure luxury located 2 minutes walk from Holborn Tube station and a short stroll from the Royal Opera House.
The stylish rooms combine original belle epoque elements with contemporary decor. All have flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus Nespresso coffee machines, sound systems and iPod docks.
If you upgrade to a suite you’ll also benefit from the hotel’s personal butler service.
There’s an elegant brasserie with red leather banquettes, an outdoor terrace area, and a bar offering more than 200 single malt whiskeys. A luxe spa on-site also offers treatments, along with a sauna, steam room and a fitness suite.
Occupying a stately building on Park Lane, the refined Grosvenor House Hotel is a 10-minute walk from shopping on Old Bond Street, a 5-minute stroll from Hyde Park and 1.5 miles from Trafalgar Square.
The elegant rooms offer minibars and marble bathrooms with soaking tubs. Suites come with separate living rooms and balconies with sweeping views of Hyde Park.
The club-level quarters include access to a VIP lounge with free Wi-Fi, wine, continental breakfast and afternoon tea. In-room dining is offered 24 hours a day.
Downstairs, there’s a sophisticated restaurant and a steakhouse, plus a tea room, a coffee house and 2 late night bars.
Other amenities include a gym, a hair salon and event space.
The Trafalgar St. James
Next on our list of the Best Luxury Hotels in London is The Trafalgar St. James.
A 3-minute walk from both Charing Cross tube station and the National Gallery, this grand hotel overlooking Trafalgar Square is just half a mile from Big Ben.
The contemporary rooms feature flat-screen TVs, minibars and free Wi-Fi, plus Nespresso machines and loaner tablets. Suites come with separate living areas and views of Trafalgar Square.
The dining options at The Trafalgar St. James include a warmly furnished lounge, an airy Mediterranean-inspired restaurant offering afternoon tea, and a rooftop cocktail bar with city views. There’s also a gym available to guests 24 hours a day.
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel
Occupying an 1873 Gothic Revival building in St. Pancras international railway station, the luxurious St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel is the perfect hotel for travelers looking to hop the Eurostar to Paris.
The polished rooms have flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms benefit from VIP access to a club lounge serving complimentary breakfast and afternoon tea, and suites come with palatial living areas.
Amenities at St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel include a casual eatery offering Victorian-inspired cocktails, an upscale deli, and a refined English restaurant, plus a warm pub, and a lounge serving afternoon tea. There’s also an indoor pool, a spa and a fitness center.
Next on our list of the Best Luxury Hotels in London is The Dorchester.
Overlooking Hyde Park, this 1930s luxury landmark hotel in Mayfair is less than a mile from the designer shops of New Bond Street.
Elegant, individually designed rooms feature marble bathrooms with soaking tubs, and antique furniture, plus Bang & Olufsen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Suites offer extra living space, and butler and limousine services.
Dining options include an acclaimed restaurant run by chef Alain Ducasse, a British grill, and a Cantonese restaurant with a dim sum menu. There’s also an opulent lounge offering afternoon tea and nightly jazz, plus an art-deco style spa.
The London EDITION
The sophisticated London EDITION was designed by hotelier Ian Schrager. It occupies a row of Georgian townhouses in Fitzrovia, 5 minutes’ walk from both trendy Soho and Tottenham Court Road tube station.
The chic rooms have wooden floors and walls, and feature minibars, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and free Wi-Fi. Suites come with sitting areas or separate living rooms, and some have city-view terraces. Room service is available 24/7.
Acclaimed chef Jason Atherton’s Berner’s Tavern serves British cuisine. There’s also a grand lobby bar, a library lounge and a fashionable nightclub. Other amenities at The London EDITION include a 24-hour fitness room, a business center and event space.
Next on our list of the Best Luxury Hotels in London is the Corinthia London.
Occupying an ornate building with a glass-domed lobby, this luxury spa hotel is a 2-minute walk from Embankment tube station and just a short walk from Trafalgar Square.
The chic, upscale rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and Nespresso machines, plus luxe en-suite bathrooms with marble fixtures and rainfall showers. Suites provide separate sophisticated living rooms, and penthouses include 24-hour butler service and private furnished terraces.
There are 2 restaurants and 2 bars, along with an elegant lounge serving afternoon tea. Other amenities at Corinthia London include a 24-hour fitness center, an indoor pool, and a 17-room spa with beauty and wellness treatments.
Overlooking Hyde Park and with original Art Deco features, The Wellesley is just a 2-minute walk from Hyde Park and a short stroll from the luxury department stores of Knightsbridge.
All rooms and suites are individually decorated with contemporary artwork and period furnishings, and feature flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi access, minibars and personalised tablet PCs. Some rooms overlook Hyde Park. A butler service is available 24/7.
On the ground floor, there’s a glamorous Italian restaurant, a 1920s-style bar, a jazz lounge with live performances, and a humidor and cigar terrace. Afternoon tea is served every day in the lounge.
Next on our list of the Best Luxury Hotels in London is Claridge’s.
Surrounded by upscale shops in the posh Mayfair district, this landmark art deco luxury hotel dating from 1856 is a 3-minute walk from both Bond Street tube station and the shops of Oxford Street.
Upscale rooms with street or courtyard views offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Studios and suites come with airy living areas and personal butlers and some have private terraces. Opulent upgraded suites feature distinct touches such as a grand piano, a marble fireplace and a 4-poster bed.
Amenities at Claridge’s include an intimate 1930s cocktail lounge, plus a chic restaurant, and an iconic lavish lounge that offers afternoon tea. There’s also a spa with a gym.
A 2-minute walk from Covent Garden, the elegant One Aldwych hotel is a just short stroll from the River Thames and Somerset House.
The refined rooms at One Aldwych feature original artwork and come with free Wi-Fi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs. Suites come with separate living areas and Nespresso coffeemakers. Some suites also have private roof terraces, kitchens and private gyms. Room service is available here 24/7.
Amenities include a sophisticated bar, a vibrant Basque restaurant and an elegant tea room, along with a screening room and 8 meeting rooms. A health club features a mood-lit pool with underwater music, as well as a 24-hour gym, a sauna and a hammam.
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
Last, but certainly not least, on our list of the Best Luxury Hotels in London is the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park.
Overlooking Hyde Park, the grand Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is a minute’s walk from Harrods and a short stroll from the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Decorated in traditional English style with rich colours and fabrics, the opulent rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, desks and marble bathrooms, plus courtyard, city or park views. Suites come with sitting areas or private living rooms and some have fireplaces, balconies or butler service.
Amenities at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park include 2 upscale restaurants, a contemporary cocktail bar and a salon with afternoon tea. There’s a plush spa, fitness center and indoor pool, plus a business center and a gilded ballroom.
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