Living in London I’m constantly asked about what hotels I recommend. While there are too many London hotels to count, there are definitely a few that stand out in the mix. From party vibes and cool style to classic 5 star stays, I rounded up a master list of my top London Hotel recommendations, so you have the best of the best to choose from when traveling to London and deciding where to stay!
If you watched Ladies of London this is the hotel where we rang in the new year in 2015 and boogied the night away Caroline Stanbury’s 40th Birthday. If you are coming to London for the first time, Café Royale’s location doesn’t get any better with Piccadilly Circus at your fingertips. The iconic view of Piccadilly is the top selling point for me, definitely request a room with a view.
This art deco hotel is right in the heart of Mayfair, and one of the most glamorous and elegant stays in the city. There’s a whole heritage to Claridge’s too which makes it feel so homely; a true London Legend. Highly recommend trying the afternoon tea too if your goal of the trip is to become a true Brit.
THE BERKELEY (£690)
This hotel is truly one of a kind, the epitome of modern luxury. From their signature suites, to the Champagne welcomes, fresh flowers in every room, whichever room or suite you choose, you can count on your stay in Knightsbridge to be one you’ll want to last forever. And my favorite part? The Exclusive hotel guests only heated rooftop pool with skyline views of Hyde Park and central London! The perfect summer escape in the heart of the city, to enjoy a tropical smoothie or seasonal spritz from the pool bar
One of my favorite hotels in London. It is super chic, grand and gorgeous, and if it’s good enough for Justin Bieber and Oprah then it’s good enough for you. I went on a stay-cation with my husband, Gregor and it did not disappoint, to the point that I started taking pictures of the carpet, curtains, headboard and vanity to replicate in my own home – that’s how much I liked it! The building is extremely beautiful having been the home to The Pearl Assurance company, an insurance company from 1914-1989. The Holborn location is a bit further east than most central hotels, with Soho being a five-minute drive away and Mayfair a 15-minute cab ride.
If you want to be cool while you’re in London you stay here, because this place is the definition cool. This is the place to see and be seen in London. It is London’s version of LA’s Chateau Marmont – last time I was there I sat next to Tom Ford.
This hotel plays home to one of my favourite spas in town, by ESPA. A perfect location, one block from the Thames River and one block from Trafalgar Square. If you are coming to London for the sights and theatre, this is the best place to be – you’ll be right in the centre of it all.
This hotel also makes a cameo in Ladies of London on Season 2 for my bowling party. But don’t let the word or sport of bowling, put you off as this hotel is cozy and cute. I also love sister hotel, the Soho Hotel – the rooms are fantastic and the staff is amazing. The location isn’t the best as its off a very busy street in Soho. *Any www.firmdalehotels.com in London are great!
THE LANGHAM (£600)
Nestled in the luxurious and sophisticated surrounding of South Kensington. This hotel will make you feel like you are staying at someone’s house in London, someone’s really nice house. *Staying here will let you spend more on your shopping in London and don’t forget to get VAT back – double whammy.
Boutique hotel with great style in the heart of Knightsbridge. Harrods is just a couple blocks away and you’ll really feel like you’re staying amongst locals as the hotel is surrounded by apartments.
This hotel is gorgeous for couples whose husband may be coming out to work for a week in the financial district and who’s wife wants to come along for some art, exploration, and fun dinner.