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London’s Epitome of Luxury in Glamorous Hotels

Best Hotels in London: Our Guide

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From royal palaces to the Tower of London, from designer shopping in Harrods to eating in some of the best restaurants in the world, finding the best hotels in London might seem like a low priority when planning a city break. So, if you want to concentrate your energy on your London itinerary, then don’t panic; we have already picked the best luxury hotels in London for you! 

As one of the most famous cities in the world, steeped in history, culture and world-renowned landmarks, it’s no wonder everyone is dying to visit London. From celebrities to highflyers, the world’s elite can be found vacationing in the capital, soaking up the vibrant atmosphere and relaxing in opulence.

Whether you are looking to spend some time sightseeing or visiting for retail therapy, you’re going to need somewhere to stay. If luxury is a must on your vacations, then we have just the places for you. We have compiled a list of the best luxury hotels in London. From hipster opulence to regency luxury, we have something for everyone. 

Let’s look at some best hotels in London and see which one takes your fancy. 

Best Luxury Hotels in London art'otel London Battersea Power Station, Powered by Radisson Hotels
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Best Hotels In London – Art'otel London Battersea Power Station, Powered by Radisson Hotels

Tucked neatly beside the Battersea Power Station, the art’otel is a chic stop. The art’otel London Battersea Station is so much more than just a modern hotel. In the seriously stylish Battersea, you can see the power station proudly standing from the 16th-floor rooftop bar or from the heated infinity pool.

You’ll also find an art gallery, treatment rooms, a fully equipped gym and spa facilities. Fancy a bite to eat? The TOZI Grand Café overlooks Electric Boulevard and even has its art gallery.

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“I really enjoyed looking at all the artwork that was dotted around the building, and the gallery in the café.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London The Sun Street Hotel
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Best Hotels In London – Sun Street Hotel

The Sun Street Hotel is a brand new 5-star spot just on the edge of Shoreditch. The interior of the Sun Street Hotel is reminiscent of a mid-century gentlemen’s club meets a modern interior magazine. With 41 uniquely styled rooms, you’ll also find a cocktail bar, orangery, library, sun terrace and restaurant.

Being so well-placed on the edge of the city means that this hotel is ideal for those wanting to sample the tourist delights of London as well as those looking for a base for airports.

Best Luxury Hotels in London Sun Street Hotel
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“Being so close to everything and having great transport links meant that we could hop on a tube and be in Trafalgar Square in no time.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London Chateau Denmark
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Best Hotels In London – Château Denmark

Chateau Denmark is an architectural wonder with creativity at its heart. Château Denmark is a collection of rooms and apartments that are set across 16 buildings in a neighbourhood that has a rich heritage as greats such as the Stones, Bowie and Hendrix all frequented Denmark Street.

With rooms varying in style from Georgian Grandeur to Art Deco chic, no two stays will be the same. Locally, there is a wealth of music-loving venues and rock and roll eateries available.

Best Luxury Hotels in London Chateau Denmark
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“I loved the vibe of the area as well as the rooms. They were so beautifully decorated I didn’t want to venture out!”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London Vintry & Mercer
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Best Hotels In London – Vintry & Mercer

Tucked out of view from the wider world, the Vintry and Mercer blend tradition with a contemporary style. Nestled in the heart of the city yet tucked away from view, the Vintry and Mercer take its design inspiration from the historic textile sellers that previously occupied the building.

Using a contemporary twist on a traditional heritage, the rooms, and lobbies are beautifully decorated. The Library is a peaceful setting for an afternoon cocktail, and the Vintry Kitchen Café and Wine Bar is a popular spot for both locals and guests. One of our favourite luxury hotels in London.

Best Luxury Hotels in London Vintry & Mercer
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“The Kitchen Café was a real treat; the menu catered for me (I’m a vegan), which I was deeply grateful for!”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London Grosvenor House Suites
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Grosvenor House Suites – Hotels in London Mayfair

With the grandeur that you expect from these imposing buildings, the Grosvenor House Suites are like a home from home. Situated in Mayfair, the Grosvenor House Suites have long stood for grandeur and elegance.

With a range of high-end suites that overlook the cityscape, you’ll also find fine dining in the Atrium, a concierge service, a butler service and a full fitness suite with a wellness centre too.

Best Luxury Hotels in London Grosvenor House Suites
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“The ideal place for people who still like to look after themselves when away from home.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London Covent Garden Hotel, Firmdale Hotels
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Covent Garden Hotel, Central London Hotels

Covent Garden Hotel is great for all guests, whether their stay is for pleasure or business. Perfectly situated for the theatre district and those that live for the nightlife, the Covent Garden Hotel is classically styled and well-facilitated.

There are a variety of rooms, a gym and beauty centre, a private screening room, a plethora of secluded guest areas and a Brasserie offering seasonal produce.

Best Luxury Hotels in London Covent Garden Hotel, Firmdale Hotels
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“The staff were so attentive and helpful, particularly when it came to booking tickets for Wicked!”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London The Connaught
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The Connaught – Hotels in London Mayfair

The Connaught is where elegance, luxury and high-end hospitality unite. The Connaught in Mayfair is synonymous with setting the standard for world-class hospitality, and as soon as you step inside you soon see why. With the grand entrance, the opulent interiors and the never-ending opportunity for fine dining, it’s no wonder other hotels try to replicate their success.

The jewel in the Connaught’s crown is the Helene Darroze at The Connaught which has recently been presented with a third Michelin star.

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“We love it at the Connaught, we wouldn’t stay anywhere else.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London 45 Park Lane
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45 Park Lane – Dorchester Collection – Hotels in London 5 star

With a truly modern feel, 45 Park Lane adds a contemporary twist to a traditional building. The imposing, architecturally classical building of 45 Park Lane is home to much more than just a hotel. It is home to a million stories of famous residents and guests gone by. From Winston Churchill to Charlie Chaplain, many have frequented the halls of Park Lane, and as such, this hotel is steeped in cultural history.

Filled with high-end details, the art collection and diverse exhibitions now draw famous faces to 45 Park Lane.

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“Our rooms were huge and the view over Hyde Park was stunning.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
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Four Seasons Hotel – Luxury London Hotels

Down one of the most exclusive streets in London lies luxury personified, The Four Seasons Hotel. For those looking for a quintessential British level of luxury, then the Four Seasons is the hotel for you. With high ceilings, gold accents and luxury materials, the lobbies, and rooms are simply exquisite.

Overlooking Hyde Park, you’ll find the rooftop spa and al fresco terrace restaurant. Nearby you’ll find some of the hottest shopping spots in all of England.

Best Luxury Hotels in London Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
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“We love the Four Seasons. The welcome, the comfort, the food…it’s all superb”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel
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The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, Best Hotels In London

At The Cadogan, it’s all about the attention to detail that makes it truly magnificent. In the true British style that you would expect in one of London’s chicest areas, The Cadogan has had many famous faces through its doors.

The reason they all stay? Because it really feels like a home from home (well, that is, if you lived in 5-star luxury). Inside, you’ll find not only gorgeously designed rooms and lobbies but you will also be awe-inspired by the gourmet cuisine at the La Lee restaurant.

Best Luxury Hotels in London The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel
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“We had afternoon tea in the Maison Lounge, it was simply divine.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London Charlotte Street Hotel, Firmdale Hotels
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Charlotte Street Hotel, Central London Hotels

Just a few minutes’ walk away from Soho Square is the Charlotte Street Hotel. Situated ideally for business and pleasure, what makes Soho special is the nightlife! The hotel takes its inspiration from this, and designer Kit Kemp has infused a playful frivolity to the interiors.

The Oscar Bar and Restaurant at Charlotte Street Hotel is a must, and the screening room holds a film club several times a week.

Best Luxury Hotels in London Charlotte Street Hotel, Firmdale Hotels
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“The kids loved watching the movies in the in-house cinema; it’s a really family-friendly place.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London The Ritz London
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The Ritz London – Luxury London Hotels

The epitome of 5-star elegance, it has to be The Ritz. One of the most renowned luxury hotels in London, The Ritz has been serving up 5-star hospitality for generations. With high vaulted ceilings in an imposing architectural wonder, The Ritz combines regal design with modern luxury excellently.

The highlight of this hotel has to be the theatrically staged Ritz Restaurant. The Michelin starred restaurant is run by John Williams MBE and uses only the freshest British ingredients.

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“We had a wonderful afternoon here sampling the cocktail menu, it was such a lovely atmosphere.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London Number Sixteen, Firmdale Hotels
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Number Sixteen – Hotels in London Boutique

If you need a base to visit the museum district, then Number Sixteen is a winner. While Number Sixteen might seem small compared to the grand luxury hotels in London, it makes up for it in beautifully styled bedrooms and wondrous guest-only spaces such as the Drawing Room and Orangery.

Just a short walk from the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum, once you are “cultured out”, you can head to the private garden for a relaxing afternoon of tea and sandwiches.

Best Luxury Hotels in London Number Sixteen, Firmdale Hotels
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“The size of the hotel meant it was never busy. I really liked the peace and quiet.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London The Berkeley
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The Berkeley – Luxury London Hotels

When staying at The Berkeley, you simply must do a spot of designer shopping nearby. Situated in Knightsbridge and a stone's throw from Belgravia, the upmarket area dictates that The Berkeley be the epitome of luxury, and it certainly lives up to the standard.

With modern artwork, bold designs and opulent materials, the décor is simply stunning. The Bishop at The Berkeley is a quirky take on a typical British pub, while Cedric Grolet at the Berkeley serves up pâtisserie perfection for afternoon tea.

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“I spent the morning in the spa, lunch in the restaurant and the afternoon in the pool, heaven!”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park – Hotels in London Luxury

The Mandarin has been reimagined by experts in their field, from the food to the interiors. You may think that you have walked straight into an interiors' magazine when you visit the Mandarin Oriental, which is just as well because Joyce Wag, an acclaimed and internationally renowned interior designer, has reinvented the entire space to recreate the natural beauty of Hyde Park.

You’ll also find an award-winning spa and a two Michelin-starred restaurant run by chef Heston Blumenthal.

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We were so lucky that when we stayed, we saw the horse guard riding past. Such a uniquely British experience.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London Claridge's
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Claridge's

Honing high-end hospitality for over 170 years, it’s no wonder people flock to Claridge’s. Sitting right in the heart of Mayfair you will find an art deco wonder of glamour and grandeur called Claridge’s. With doormen dressed in top hats and a personalised butler service on request, only the elite need apply to stay here. The suites have been designed by leading designers, while the spa is kitted out with the latest in wellness technology.

If you fancy venturing out, then you will find many high-end fashion houses close by, such as Chanel and Dior.

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“We spent a few days at Claridge’s, and it was just the most wonderful stay.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London The Savoy
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The Savoy

Recently collaborating with Gucci, The Savoy is at the forefront of the luxury hotels in London scene. For over 130 years, The Savoy has been welcoming guests into its grand and imposing building. From the tailcoated doormen to the Gucci-adorned Penthouse suite, every inch of this hotel screams luxury.

You’ll not only be spoilt to beautiful rooms, but The Savoy also has a wellness centre, pool, butler service, and a range of restaurants and bars, including The River Restaurant by Michelin starred chef Gordon Ramsey.

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“In my mind, there is no better place to stay than The Savoy.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London The Lanesborough, Oetker Collection
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The Lanesborough, Oetker Collection

With Harrods down the road, there is no address more exclusive than The Lanesborough. Recently renovated, the Lanesborough has been reimagined by Alberto Pinto, a famed interior designer. The grand mansion is still just as impressive as ever but now has a welcoming and homely aesthetic whilst retaining its grandeur and modern luxury.

The hotel is perfectly located for those wanting to do some retail therapy in the nearby high-end stores and is also home to The Lanesborough Grill which is run by chef Shay Cooper.

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“We really enjoyed our cocktail hour in the Withdrawing Room, which I thought was a really clever name!”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London Brown's Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel
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Brown's Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel

Brown’s Hotel models itself on everything that is quintessentially British. Staying at Brown's Hotel is certainly an education in everything that the British do well. From designers to the heritage, this hotel celebrates everything luxury and combines old and new perfectly.

From offering afternoon tea in The Drawing Room or having a drink or two I Donovan Bar, every area of this hotel shows you what being British is all about.

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“We spent the day browsing art galleries nearby and, in the evening, we enjoyed a wonderful meal in the restaurant, Charlies.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London Baglioni Hotel London
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Bringing a touch of Italy to London, the Baglioni is unashamedly Italian and boasts its 5-star Italian hospitality from the rooftops. Sensitively decorated rooms and lobbies show a clear Italian style, while the restaurant and bars hold Italian wines and Mediterranean dishes.

The spa and the gym facilities are sympathetically styled and are the perfect place to unwind after a long day’s sightseeing through London.

Best Luxury Hotels in London Baglioni Hotel London
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“The restaurant was absolutely amazing; I have never tasted such wonderful dishes.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London Bulgari Hotel London
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Bulgari Hotel London

Just when Knightsbridge couldn’t get any more refined, The Bulgari Hotel made it it's home. Opened in 2012, the Bulgari Hotel is situated in Knightsbridge, just a short walk from the city centre and landmarks such as Harrods. Combining contemporary architecture and a luxury flair, the attention to detail and class-leading customer service is second to none.

Within the hotel, you will find a range of suites and rooms, a spa, a swimming pool a private screening room, a full gymnasium and a whole host of restaurants and bars for you to while the evening away.

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“The Bulgari is in a whole league of its own.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London The Carlton Tower Jumeirah
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The Carlton Tower Jumeirah

Recently overhauled, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah is a state-of-the-art wonder. If modern interiors combined with every modern comfort you could wish for is your idea of a good hotel, then look no further than the Carlton Tower Jumeirah.

With rooms and lobbies designed to be contemporary and bright, the shining jewel in this crown is the wellbeing sanctuary that has been revamped with relaxation in mind. The indoor pool and jacuzzi has a vaulted glass ceiling which makes it feel like you’re swimming through the heart of the city. Without a doubt, one of our top-picks from the luxury hotels in London list!

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“We really enjoyed our meal at the Chinoiserie; the food was just divine.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London The Dorchester
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The Dorchester – Dorchester Collection

An imposing building with a flair for flamboyance. At the Dorchester, they take their heritage seriously and ensure that every corner of this magnificent building represents the years of commitment and dedication to high-end hospitality that the Dorchester is renowned for.

Close to Hyde Park and Park Lane, The Grill at The Dorchester is a must-stop spot for food lovers as chef Tom Booton woos you with his culinary genius.

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“We were wowed when we walked into a lobby of gold and marble, it really set the standard for the rest of the stay.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London L'oscar London
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L'Oscar London

The L’Oscar has been listed as one of the Top 50 Best Boutique Hotels in the UK. Unashamedly lavish and proud of its decadence, the L’Oscar is a sea of deep hues and rich textures. Every room is opulently designed and matches the grandeur of the architectural gem of a building.

The baroque-style former church is situated perfectly amongst many bars and restaurants, which make up one of the coolest spots in London. Even the in-house restaurant boasts a theatrical approach to its hospitality.

Best Luxury Hotels in London L'oscar London
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“I’m so glad we stayed here; it’s much more intimate than some of the other hotels in the area.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London Cheval Three Quays at The Tower of London
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Cheval Three Quays at The Tower of London

The Cheval Three Quays apartments are flexible luxury accommodations at their finest. Combining the facilities of a hotel with the flexibility of your own rented apartment means that you can enjoy London at your leisure and still be able to enjoy the luxury lifestyle.

These apartments offer a concierge service, private in-apartment dining direct to your door and even a tailor-made exercise regime personalised to your specific needs.

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“We needed a base for exploring the city (and beyond), so these apartments were the ideal choice.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London 41 Hotel
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41 Hotel

Overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, 41 Hotel is in a class all of its own. 41 Hotel is a residents-only hotel with privacy high on the list of priorities for its guests. As you walk into the hotel, you will be greeted with a glass of champagne before being whisked away to your suite, where you will find a platter of homemade treats handmade by the executive chef.

Now, if that doesn’t say guest orientated, then we don’t know what does! This exquisite hotel really is in a league of its own.

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“The whole place is stunning. It’s like being a guest in the palace!”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London Bankside Hotel, Autograph Collection
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Bankside Hotel, Autograph Collection

Playful, eclectic and passionate, it has to be the Bankside Hotel. The unique interiors and eclectic aesthetic of the space make the Bankside Hotel a special place to stay. The bright and airy rooms are intertwined with pieces of contemporary artwork, and the whole place has a creative flair infused throughout. Feeling peckish? Take a look at the Art Yard bar and kitchen.

With art filling every space, the menu contains a whole host of sumptuous dishes for you to try.

Best Luxury Hotels in London Bankside Hotel, Autograph Collection
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“We met an artist who was using the workshop spaces; they were so impressed by the space and the art collection.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London Rosewood London
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Rosewood London

Fine dining and upmarket interiors make the Rosewood stand out above the others luxury hotels in London. Designed with sanctuary in mind, the Rosewood really is a tranquil haven away from the urban hustle and bustle of London. With bright and airy rooms combined with an award-winning sense spa, recharging those batteries here will be a piece of cake.

Speaking of cake, there are several restaurants and bars for you to choose from here, including the Mirror Room, which is an all-day dining lounge.

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“The best part of the stay for us was listening to jazz in the bar while sipping on hand-mixed cocktails.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London The Langham London
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The Langham London

In the heart of theatreland lies the exquisite Langham Hotel. Renowned for its imposing façade, The Langham is just as regal outside as it is inside. With decadent interiors and stunning suites, The Langham excels at high-end hospitality.

As well as a state-of-the-art wellness centre with treatment rooms and beauty treatments, you’ll find several bars and restaurants ranging from traditional taverns to a cookery school! The Langham really has something for everyone.

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“We really enjoyed our afternoon tea at The Langham. I’d definitely recommend it to a friend.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London The Prince Akatoki London
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The Prince Akatoki London

Japanese hospitality in the heart of London. If you are looking for something a bit more international in the heart of London, then the Prince Akatoki is a great choice for you. This hotel brings the best of Japanese culture and infuses it into this luxury hotel. Sleek lines, crisp white linens and hard metals all adorn this beautiful building.

Looking for a bite to eat? The in-house restaurant TOKii serves up traditional Japanese dishes with a fine dining twist.

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“We loved that we could stay somewhere different but still be right in the heart of London.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London Hotel Cafe Royal
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Hotel Café Royal

Its guests include Oscar Wilde and Princess Diana, the Hotel Café Royal has a famous following. Set in the perfect position on Regents Street, this 150-year-old hotel is a rich history of winning and dining with some of the most famous names in the world.

But what makes them come back time and time again? For us, it has to be the modern interiors that blend seamlessly with the hints of heritage throughout the hotel. In addition to a great welcome, you’ll also be able to sample some of the world's best pastries made by chef Albert Adria and sample some French gastronomy by Alex Drilling.

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“The hotel even lets guests use their Ferrari…. A FERRARI!”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London The Guardsman - Preferred Hotels and Resorts
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The Guardsman – Preferred Hotels and Resorts

Situated a stone's throw from Buckingham Palace, it’ll be like staying with royalty. You might think that The Guardsman would be intimidated by its neighbour Buckingham Palace, but in actual fact it stands its ground as one of the most regal luxury hotels in London. Offering a service that puts their guests at the forefront, nothing is too much trouble, and the staff have honed the art of being attentive but not intrusive.

In addition to the opulent rooms, the intimate dining room is beautifully designed and offers a menu of carefully curated dishes.

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“Our room overlooked Buckingham Palace; it was like something out of a dream!”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London The Londoner
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The Londoner

Proclaiming to be the world's first super boutique hotel, they know true luxury when they see it. The Londoner does something that is pretty unique, and that is to create a boutique approach on a large scale. The rooms are exquisitely designed, while the lobbies are just breathtaking.

But what is really special is the secret residents-only spaces that are designed for absolute privacy and relaxation. Grab a drink, find a quiet corner and spend the evening enjoying the company of your loved one without being disturbed, unless it's to order another drink, that is.

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“I liked that I could use the gym any time I wanted so it didn’t interrupt my travel itinerary.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London Royal Lancaster London
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Royal Lancaster London

There is nothing quite like the breathtaking view of the city from the top of the Royal Lancaster Hotel. A home away from home (OK, with a bit more luxury than home), the Royal Lancaster is much more than just a hotel. It is a haven from the hectic urban sprawl that lies out from underneath the stunning views from the rooms at the Royal Lancaster.

In addition to a stunning interior, the hotel also has several bars and restaurants ranging from grills to afternoon tea cafes. Top it all off with an hour or two in the wellness centre, and you have yourself the perfect stay.

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“The décor in our room was simply divine. They even had fresh flowers on the bedside tables.”

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Best Luxury Hotels in London The Westin London City
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The Westin London City

A true spa hotel that overlooks the river, the Westin London City Hotel is a great spot to unwind. For many visiting London the thought of slowing down and taking it all in your stride is something f an alien concept. But at the Westin London that is exactly what they want their guests to do.

With wellness very much at the forefront of their hospitality ethos, this hotel is well equipped with a full fitness suite, a spa with a range of treatments available and an indoor heated swimming pool. All this within walking distance of the Tate Modern? What more could you want?

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“Spending a day at the spa and then an evening in the champagne bar was the perfect day for me!”

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Corinthia London

Located in the heart of London, the Corinthia is one the best option to dive into the city. Its 19th-century-decorated enormous penthouses offer it's guest a truly luxury stay with a spectacular view of London.

For those who are looking for a wellness vacation, the Corinthia is a perfect match: you can spend the entire day in the 4-floor indoor spa ESPAlife with personal body&mind treatments.

Don't miss the superb restaurants and bars (and the 5'o'clock tea!), including Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge, The Kerridge's.

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“The hotel is glamorous and welcoming and the little touches (chocolates on every table) were very welcome. But what really makes it are the staff who are simply amazing which makes all the difference.”

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Batty Langley's

Batty Langley was an interior designer who, in early 1700, helped his clients to plan their Georgian houses with taste. The Hotel took the name and the style from him, and the results are amazing. Situated in the Old London districts, surrounded by time-worn Georgian buildings, it's like a time travel experience!

The breakfast includes, among others, freshly baked croissants, and it can be served in your room. The philosophy of the owners is “create the kind of accommodation we ourselves would love to find travelling”.

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“We have been 22 years together and we have travelled to many hotels across the entire world… but to stay in this gem was a real treat.”

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Pan Pacific London

Elegant and luxurious, Pan Pacific London combines meaningful design, boundless well-being and a wide range of dining options. The hotel is located close to Liverpool Street Station on London's premier Square Mile.

The 1,083-square-meter wellness floor combines fitness, nutrition, holistic therapies and mindfulness. Swim in the 18.5m infinity pool, work out in 24-hour gym, indulge in world-class treatment rooms, steam rooms and saunas.

And try some of the exquisite meals and cocktails in the variety of the in-house restaurants and bars; we highly recommend the Straits Kitchen with Singaporean dishes.

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“Everything. I’ve stayed here a few times and it’s the details that make the difference.”

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The London EDITION

EDITION is one of the world's hottest hotel brands right now, with hotels in major cities such as London, Tokyo and Hollywood. What makes the London EDITION stand out? The beauty of the mix between period and modern design. Staying true to the beauty of this landmark building, EDITION has painstakingly curated an interior that just oozes opulence. Located on the edge of Soho, this hotel is on the doorstep of one of the coolest locations in London. Not that you’ll want to explore when the hotel has so much to offer. 

Featuring not one but two bars, EDITION caters for both those looking for a relaxing drink or a party vibe. The Lobby Bar provides a wide range of options with a relaxing environment, while the Punch Room is more aligned with a traditional London private members club. In the mood for food? The Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton’s restaurant Berners Tavern offers a traditional English dining experience with a modern twist.

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“The London EDITION has renovated this beautiful period building and put a modern twist on it. Think Bridgerton meets Charles and Ray Eames.

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Inhabit

If you are visiting London for sightseeing, then Inhabit is perfectly located. Situated near Paddington station, it’s an ideal spot for those wanting to leave the car behind. Focusing on a healthy mind and body, Inhabit offers a plant-based menu in their café and a gym that offers yoga classes or even organised running routes for those wanting to explore nearby Hyde Park.

With a minimalist approach to their décor, this hotel offers rest for the soul as well as an experience for the body.  This is the perfect stay for those looking for a less formal hotel and a more person-centred approach to hospitality.

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“It’s like being by the seaside… in the middle of the city! The calmness of the blue and the softness of the natural materials creates a very zen-like atmosphere.”

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Blakes Hotel

As well as one of the best luxury hotels in London, Blakes is also known as the world’s first boutique hotel. It’s clear to see from the eccentric opulence that Blakes really has championed the boutique look over the decades. Situated in Chelsea, Blakes prides itself in bringing unique theatrical designs into its rooms. 

When not enjoying the unique décor of the rooms, you can relax in the art deco-inspired restaurant or have some fun in London’s Best Kept Secret, Blakes Below, a private club for residents and members alike. If theatrical overstatements are your vibe, then Blakes is a great fit for you. 

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“Full of theatre and eccentric interiors, Blakes Hotel is bound to leave a lasting impression on anyone who passes through the doors.”

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The Soho Hotel, Firmdale Hotels

If you want to be in the centre of the Soho nighttime vibe then the Soho Hotel is one of the best luxury hotels in London to help cater for this. Only 5 minutes’ walk from Oxford Street, the Soho Hotel has all the mod cons you would expect in a luxury hotel but with a Mediterranean twist. As well as a fully equipped gym, beauty room and screening rooms, the Refuel Terrace and Restaurant offers a modern menu surrounded by quirky interiors.

The Soho Hotel is one of the best luxury hotels in London, for families with plenty of kid-friendly facilities such as Nintendo Wiis in the rooms, a babysitting service and additional toys in the rooms on request. 

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“A little piece of the Mediterranean in the centre of London! This hotel is perfect for families who are travelling to the capital.”

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St Martins Lane London

Quoted as one of the most beautifully designed luxury hotels in London, St Martins Lane London combines your typical British eccentricity with the genius of a world-renowned interior designer.

Not only is this hotel beautiful, but it is one of the best-equipped hotels in London. As well as offering three different eateries and bars, the key selling point of this hotel is its gym facilities. An Olympic-sized boxing ring, laser-lit dance studios and free bicycle hire all feature in this stunning location. One not to be missed for the interior enthusiasts or gym bunnies. 

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“If your idea of a holiday is watching back-to-back Grand Designs, then you will LOVE St Martins Lane! It’s a perfect example of Philippe Starck’s brilliance as a designer.”

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Shangri-La The Shard London

While the rest of London’s hotels have to focus on their interiors and aesthetics, the Shangri-La doesn’t have to worry, not when each room has a floor-to-ceiling view across the whole of London.

Located in The Shard, one of London’s most renowned buildings, the spectacular views are combined with an oriental twist on each room, so when you aren’t admiring the view (binoculars are available in each room), you can relax in luxury. Being 35 floors up, this hotel is not for the faint-hearted! But if you are made of stern stuff, then why not try one of the restaurants, such as the Sky Lounge, which offers a bottomless Champagne experience!

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“Seeing the sights isn’t enough for some people, so what about staying in one?!”

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NoMad London

If you are looking for a traditional stay in London and want to soak up all the history and heritage that goes with the area, then the NoMad is one of the best luxury hotels in London to visit. This hotel could easily be confused for a turn-of-the-century Gentlemen’s club with its dark oak panelling and huge sash windows.

The hotel has both a restaurant and a smaller “pub-style” bar open all day, while the library is reserved solely for guests after 4 pm for cocktails. Situated near the theatre district and Covent Garden, this is the ideal place to stay for the theatre buffs among us.

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“For the traditionalists among us, NoMad respects and honours the heritage of this beautiful building while providing a luxurious environment.”

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Treehouse Hotel London

Named such because of its lofty location, the Treehouse Hotel London is where the elite like to unwind. Perfectly situated between Regents and Bond Street, you will find a much more sophisticated vibe to this hotel in Central London.

As well as the beautiful views, you’ll also find comforting bedrooms and quirky main spaces. The Nest, their rooftop bar with 360-degree views of London’s skyline offers Mexican cuisine and a fun environment. 

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“Love celebrity spotting? Then try out the Treehouse Hotel. You’ll be sure to spot one or two on their way to work at the BBC offices or heading off for a meeting on Bond Street.”

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Boundary London

If you want to sample the bohemian area of Shoreditch on your stay in London, then the Boundary is perfect for you. Each individually designed room sits snugly within a converted warehouse and just oozes British boho. There is a classic British café (with a bit of added luxury), two bars and even a grocery complete with organic local produce.

The Rooftop Bar is a beautiful glass top extension that offers amazing views. Boundary is the ideal location for those in search of the boho vibe encased in the best hotels London provides. 

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“Small but mighty, the Boundary may only have 17 rooms, but it certainly makes an impact!”

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Knightsbridge Hotel, Firmdale Hotels

The Knightsbridge Hotel is where class resides, with a clash of modern! Opulent furnishings, mismatching patterns, more is definitely more in this hotel. Located just a short walk away from the infamous Harrods and a short journey from the museum district, this hotel is ideally located for tourists. Full of mod cons, the Knightsbridge Hotel really does put a luxurious spin on classic British hospitality. 

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“It’s like something out of a Jane Austen novel, only with more class! Move over Bridgerton, we’re coming to stay!”

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W London

There is no escaping the fact that you are in Britain when you stay at the W London in Leicester Square. With each suite carefully designed with a brit-pop aesthetic in mind, this hotel really will immerse you into the British culture. Being positioned perfectly for the West End, this hotel has many additional facilities such as “the hottest bar in town” The Perception Bar, private screening rooms and a spa with tailor-made treatments.

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“Period dramas, not your thing? What about a sprinkle of Britpop instead? This hotel is styled like a backdrop of a Spice Girls music video!”

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Luxury Hotels in London Mondrian
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Mondrian London Shoreditch

While many boasts they are the best hotels London has to offer, the Mondrian is definitely one of the coolest. Nestled in Shoreditch, this hotel boasts a high-end Mediterranean design. With a palette of natural materials, calming colours and vast paintings, you know you’re in the creative capital of London!

The Mondrian is home to Christina’s, a bar that focuses heavily on local produce and only works with companies that promote social impact. Its restaurant, BiBo Shoreditch is a Spanish Kitchen with a luxury twist of star chef Dani Garcia. Overall a beautiful, culturally immersive space. 

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“Want English culture away from the traditional tourists? Shoreditch is the place to go! Boho, quirky and definitely everyone’s “go-to” trendsetting location.”

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The Best Luxury Hotels in London: The Bottom Line

So, there you have the top luxury hotels in London. Whether you want a Britpop culture shock or you want to re-enact your favourite Jane Austen novel, each of these hotels have something that will cater for everyone’s tastes. 

 

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Last Updated on February 12, 2024 by Editorial Team

 

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