From grand dames rich in Old World charms like low-slung chandeliers and storied tea rooms, as well as chic and eclectic boutique hotels with a desig... Read More
From grand dames rich in Old World charms like low-slung chandeliers and storied tea rooms, as well as chic and eclectic boutique hotels with a design-savvy edge, when you’re considering where to stay in London, know that there’s a room for every traveler.
Like the city itself, the best hotels in London provide accommodations that are both sophisticated and historic, perfectly poised as jumping-off points for urban exploration. One of the most recognizable is The Savoy, a fixture in London’s theater district since 1889. Since then, its more than 250 rooms have hosted dignitaries, celebrities, and members of the royal family; it even hosted the Queen’s coronation ball.
The Ritz London has a similarly storied history. Since 1906, it’s sat within a stone’s throw of Buckingham Palace, greeting guests with white-gloved doormen and Louis XVI-style décor, and visitors can take high tea in its famous Palm Court Room. London hotels on the more modern end of the spectrum include Ian Schrager’s hipper-than-thou Edition, where rooms are independently decorated, and below them there’s a happening restaurant and lounge. London also boasts a wealth of creative boutique hotels. The Zetter Marylebone, part of the Zetter Group, sports quirky yet lavish in-room details, like ornate four-poster beds and eccentric objet.