When it comes to elegance, style and notoriety the luxury hotels in London are among the best known in the world. Whether you’re seeking a romantic weekend break or you just want to enjoy the cultural assets of this fascinating city and don’t mind testing the limits of your wallet, then what better way to start than the unbridled luxury of a classic London Hotel?
This famous hotel founded in 1812 has seen an impeccable list of guests passing through its doors. It has many charms, not least of which are the spacious and airy rooms in Art Deco and Victorian styles. The staff is friendly and will attend to your every whim. The rooms are fitted with bells so that you can summon a valet, maid or waiter at any time and pamper yourself. The hotel has an elegant grand staircase and an old fashioned elevator. You can enjoy cocktails in the bar or take tea in the stylish lounge, and in the evening enjoy culinary delights at Gordon Ramsay’s notorious restaurant. This world famous hotel is situated in St. James’s so you’re never far from all that London has to offer.
Facilities: 203 rooms, mini-bars, cable TV, in room data ports, hair salon, gym, spa, laundry service, babysitting, restaurant, bar, laundry service, parking.
Address: Brook Street, London W1A 2JQ, England.
Nearest tube: Bond Street.
Tel: 0207 629 8860
If it’s opulence on a grand scale that you’re after, luxury hotels in London don’t come grander than this. Decked out in gold leaf and marble throughout with furnishings in in the vein of an English country house with a twist of Art Deco you’re in the very seat of luxury here. Rooms are large with canopied beds and beautiful fabrics. You can indulge in afternoon tea, visit the splendid bar or recline in the lounge with its catwalk promenade. The hotel is situated on Park Lane in glamorous Mayfair a stones throw from all the expensive boutiques, and of course Hyde Park.
Facilities: 195 rooms, 55 suites, mini-bars, cable TV, gym, health club, hair salon, Spa, bar, nightclub, 3 restaurants, Lobby lounge, babysitting, laundry service.
Address: Park Lane, London W1A 2HJ, England.
Nearest tube: Hyde Park corner or Marble arch.
Tel: 0207 629 8888.
Located in the heart of Theatreland the famous Waldorf is a beautiful example of Edwardiana, replete with chandeliers, gleaming marble floors and beautiful period bedrooms. The Waldorf boasts the famous Palm court which was inspired by the ballroom of The Titanic, and which they used in the Hollywood movie of the same name. This is luxury at its most ornate in the heart of Covent Garden.
Facilities: 303 rooms, room service, mini-bars, cableTV, Restaurant, fitness classes, hair salon, gym, sauna, spa, steam room, laundry, babysitting service, parking.
Address: Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BB, England.
Nearest tube: Aldwych.
Tel: 0207 836 2400.
Another example of London’s great luxury hotels. It boasts the famous Art Deco Palm Court tea room and bar, and offers luxury and traditional style English furnishings throughout. Near Green Park, across from the vibrant area of Piccadilly you are certainly in the centre of things here. The ballroom in this beautiful hotel appeared in the films Golden Eye and End of the affair.
Facilities: 268 rooms, 39 suites, 3 restaurants, mini-bars room service, cable TV, hair salon, gym, lounge, babysitting, laundry service, internet.
Address: Piccadilly, London W1JBX, England.
Nearest tube: Hyde Park corner.
Tel: 0207 499 6321.
Probably one of the most famous hotels in the world, its name is synonymous with luxury, and stunning Edwardian opulence. The vast bedrooms in the style of Louis XVI feature crystal chandeliers and gilded furniture. Despite the enormous size of the hotel, two members of staff are allocated to every room to take care of your every need. Dine in the restaurant or take the famous afternoon tea surrounded by Edwardian splendor and freshly cut flowers.
Facilities: 133 rooms, room service, 2 restaurants, cable TV, gym, hair salon, bar, babysitting, laundry service, internet, meeting rooms, parking.
Address: 150 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR, England.
Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus.
Tel: 0207 493 8181.