London is home to a wealth of stunning architecture, regal palaces, world-class museums and some of the best shops in the world. From the iconic landmarks of the South Bank and the grand theatres of the West End, to the verdant parks and exclusive shopping of Kensington and Chelsea, London is oozing with historic splendour, vibrant culture and an irresistible buzz.
Housed in the former Morning Post newspaper building, this contemporary hotel is just minutes from vibrant Covent Garden. One Aldwych is home to one of London’s most atmospheric pools, with underwater music and mood lighting, perfect for a soothing swim.
The dazzling Palm Court at The Langham is famed as the birthplace of afternoon tea, the most English of traditions, over 140 years ago. Today, this majestic hotel is also home to an award-winning luxury spa and glittering cocktail bar.
Overlooking buzzing Piccadilly Circus, this landmark hotel was once a bar frequented by intellectuals, artists and political figures such as Oscar Wilde, Brigitte Bardot and Winston Churchill. David Chipperfield Architects have transformed Café Royal into a 21st Century hotel, whilst still maintaining its 18th Century splendour.
The award-winning Landmark London is an elegant fusion of Victorian grandeur and contemporary comforts. Housed in an impressive turn-of-the-century building in Marylebone, The Landmark features some of the largest and most luxurious guestrooms in the city.
Perfectly positioned on the banks of the Thames, The Savoy is an opulent mixture of Edwardian and Art Deco styles… the epitome of London luxury. Guests can follow in the footsteps of iconic diners including Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe in the legendary Savoy Grill.
ME London is a futuristic design hotel located at the southern tip of Covent Garden on the emblematic Strand. Guests can watch the buzzing city pass by on the chic and sophisticated rooftop terrace, and relax
with a drink in the marble-lined Champagne bar.
Steps from Buckingham Palace in the exclusive Belgravia district, The Goring is a quintessentially British, family-run hotel. Award-winning afternoon tea is served by the crackling fire in the winter or on the sunny terrace overlooking the private gardens in the summer.
Behind this award-winning hotel’s Georgian façade is a world of elegant simplicity. Hidden away in London’s distinguished Belgravia district, The Halkin is home to sleek and spacious guestrooms, and an innovative Basque restaurant led by 3 Michelin-starred chef Juan Mari Arzak and his daughter, Elena.
The Milestone Hotel is a 19th Century architectural gem overlooking Kensington Gardens, enveloping guests in classic British luxury. Guests can relax in the intimate Stables Bar, enjoy afternoon tea by the fireplace in the lounge and sample modern British cuisine in the Cheneston’s Restaurant.
Moments from the Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace, this luxury hotel is a showcase of Italian style and decadence. The hotel restaurant Brunello serves haute Italian cuisine and the enchanting guestrooms at Baglioni Hotel have private butlers, who can arrange appointments at the renovated spa.
Emily Turner is Editor at Splendia.