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Love London: the top 10 luxury hotels in London

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.

One Aldwych Hotel

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.

One Aldwych, London

The Langham London

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.

Langham London

Café Royal Hotel

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.

Cafe Royal, London

The Landmark London

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.

The Landmark London

The Savoy

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.

Savoy Hotel, London

ME London

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.

ME Hotel, London

The Goring Hotel

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.

Goring Hotel, London

The Halkin

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.

Halkin Hotel, London

The Milestone Hotel

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.

Milestone Hotel

Baglioni Hotel London

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.

Baglioni Hotel, London

Emily Turner is Editor at Splendia.

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  1. I think one hotel you did miss off was the Corinthia Hotel. Probably one of London’s Top Hotels! Up close second is the The Landmark London as you have mentioned. The food there is out of this world!
    Final tip, if you opt for the Savoy, remember to try the afternoon tea service, almost as good, if not better then that Ritz!

  2. I would say that the Afternoon Tea at the Ritz, takes some beating. It is absolutely wonderful.

    But I must admit, that putting a list together with a top 10 of luxury hotels in London, is not an easy thing to do. London has so very many great luxury hotels.

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