The 5 Best Luxury Hotels in London
The best luxury hotels can be found in London. From the Victorian and Edwardian flairs that are characteristic of the capital, to the art deco glamour which gives a taste of London in the 1930’s. We’ve listed the best luxury hotels in London so you can start planning your 5* trip to the city.
The Savoy, Covent Garden
Is any luxury hotel list complete without The Savoy?
Originally billed as the “Hotel de Luxe of the World”, The savoy is centrally located on the Strand, in easy walking distance of Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden.
Although the hotel has a distinct Edwardian style on the riverside, it boasts Art Deco on the Strand side, with magnificent views overlooking the Thames. The wood-panelled lobby has an old-fashioned, glamorous finish, whilst the hallway is decorated with gold highlights and marble floors.
The rooms themselves are large, fresh and with a distinct Art Deco feel, without being frumpy or too much. The vintage furniture complements the style of the hotel perfectly, and although it is absolutely luxurious, it is still very much understated. But the fully-stocked mini-bar is anything but, fit with all the spirits, champagne and soft drinks you could want.
The Dorchester, Hyde Park
Probably one of the most recognisable names on London’s luxury hotel scene, and understandably so. The Dorchester oozes opulence, with a reknowed reputation for 5* service and surroundings. Opened in 1932, this London hotel is located in a divine Art Deco building whilst facing its own tree-filled green.
Expect door staff with top hats, under marble pillars. As soon as the door is opened for you, luxury is the first things you see. The dining options are plentiful as are the drinks on offer in the grand Dorchester Bar. From the spa to the gym, there is 5* written in every roomy, lobby and hallway.
Overall the rooms are palatial in appearance but in an understated, unshowy way. With a distinct, classic English style, the walls shimmer with pearly hues whilst beds are draped with fabrics with views overlooking Hyde Park or Mayfair.
The Ritz London, Mayfair
A household name when it comes to the best luxury hotels in London. The Ritz sits proudly as a London landmark at 150 Piccadilly and is a favourite amongst celebrities, heads to states and legends alike.
Opened in 1906, the Ritz still boasts the excitement and glamour that it did back in the day, and is the only hotel in London to have been awarded a Royal Warrant for Banquet and Catering service.
The 136 room hotel combines restored XVI interiors with modern-day technology. The overall atmosphere is one of opulence, with the palatial looking rooms a lavish stay for anyone. With a more overtly luxurious feel than the previous two hotels, this hotel is perfect for anyone who wants to live like a king or a queen for a night or two.
The Landmark Hotel, Marylebone
One hotel that fits perfectly in the list for best luxury hotels in London is the Landmark Hotel. We’ve had our own experience with the 5* touch of paradise which you can read about here. This hidden oasis screams quiet luxury – think deep-pile carpets, cut-crystal lamps and marble bathrooms. Fit with a spacious, stylish and modern spa, there is no doubt that this is the perfect hotel to escape from the vibrancy of the city.
The public areas are impressive as they are grand, with ornate plasterwork, oversized chandeliers and antique furniture. As one of London’s last great railway hotels, this touch of luxe can be found next to Marylebone Station after originally opening as the Grand Central Hotel in 1899.
The guest rooms have a timeless and contemporary interior with sleek Italian bathrooms and decadent deep baths. The suites available are in fact among the largest in the capital and the duck-egg blue and creamy hues give a warmth that makes you feel right at home. If home is a 5* luxury resort that is.
A legendary hotel with a history as rich as its guests, Claridges is well-known for its exceptional standards of luxury and service. Queen Victoria and Audrey Hepburn are just some of the famous dames you’ll be following in the footsteps of if you chose to stay in this central location.
The main lobby is definitely something to behold. With towering pillars, checkerboard tiles, bouquets of flowers and crystal chandeliers, the magnificence is unavoidable. You’ll also be able to keep up with your beauty and wellness with treatments available in serene, plush spa rooms, whilst an in-house personal trainer is on hand in the gym.
The rooms scream 1920s elegance, with muted pastel colours, opulent beds and soft cocktail chairs. Described as impossibly grand and irresistibly cosy, Claridges has earned it’s place on the list of best luxury hotels in London.
So there’s our list of 5 of London’s most luxurious hotels which are well worth a visit. But if luxury isn’t your thing, check out our previous blog on the most unusual hotels you can stay in the capital.