There is something deeply reassuring about The Savoy. In a world of constant change, the hotel retains a tangible sense of tradition, and its restaurants, among them the Gordon Ramsay-affiliated Savoy Grill and Simpson’s-in-the-Strand, maintain consistently high standards.
Strand, London WC2R 0EU, England.
020 7836 4343
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53 Park Lane, London, W1K 1QA, England.
020 7319 7102
The number of historical figures associated with Brown’s Hotel could fill up an entire book, but this Mayfair institution does not rest on its laurels. The attentive and knowledgeable staff uphold a high standard for service, while Beck, the Italian fine-dining restaurant, is a culinary destination in its own right.
33 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4BP, England.
020 7493 6020
The Ritz London
When César Ritz created his legendary London hotel in 1906, his aim was to please and delight his guests. More than a century later, the hotel remains at the top of its game with its attention to detail, impeccable service and surroundings that blend French sophistication with English comfort. A rare treat.
150 Piccadilly, Westminster, London W1J 9BR, England.
020 7493 8181
The Langham London
The Langham has had more than 150 years to perfect its winning formula of top-notch service, highly competitive drinking and dining (including Artesian, until recently voted the World’s Best Bar four years in a row), and classically elegant style. Its location just off Oxford Street is a shopper’s dream.
Portland Place, Marylebone, London W1B 1JA, England.
020 7636 1000
This handsome red-brick executes stylish sophistication with exceptional panache. Elegant yet homely orchid-infused, butler-serviced rooms flourish with contemporary artworks, two excellent restaurants yield the finest cuisine, and one of the bars has possibly the most highly sought-after martini trolley in the city.
Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, W1K 2AL, England.
020 7499 7070
This luxury Edwardian hotel is brilliantly located in Knightsbridge, overlooking Hyde Park. It was most recently extensively renovated over a two-year period from 2016, but had to close in June 2018 because of a major roof fire. It has now fully reopened with a fresh look and the feeling of a new beginning.
66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA, England.
020 7235 2000
This mercilessly resplendent and highly polished Neoclassical mansion overlooking Hyde Park dazzles with gold-leaf embellishment, ornamental frosting, and a down-to-earth charm that effuses the feel of a private residence. All rooms come with butlers, and Michelin-starred Céleste and the spa are worth a visit alone.
Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7TA, England.
020 7259 5599