Hotels in London

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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.

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  • 45 Park Lane

    A contemporary art-focused luxury hotel on London's fashionable Park Lane in Mayfair. The interiors are reminiscent of the Art Deco period, realized by... Read More

  • Chiltern Firehouse

    The first London hotel by André Balazs (the Standard, the Mercer, the Chateau Marmont), Chiltern Firehouse features just 26 suites. The building itself... Read More

  • Hotel Cafe Royal

    One hundred and sixty rooms and suites set minutes from the city's bustling Piccadilly Circus. The Akasha Spa is guided by both Eastern and Western... Read More

  • London Edition

    Studio 54 co-founder Ian Schrager has been taking his magic touch from nightclubs to hotels as of late, notably seen in the Fitzrovia hotel London... Read More

  • The Beaumont

    Creators of the Beaumont, Chris Corbin and Jeremy King are best known for their well-appointed white tablecloth restaurants, such as the Wolseley, The... Read More

  • The Connaught

    Guy Oliver and the late David Collins lent their hands to the sumptuous interiors at the Connaught. Bespoke modern furniture sits comfortably alongside... Read More

  • The Ham Yard Hotel

    A thriving destination, the Ham Yard Hotel features 91 individually designed rooms and suites, all surrounded by 13 independent stores. For the fun... Read More

  • The Mondrian

    Drawing from its marine heritage—the hotel is set on the Southbank overlooking the Thames—this Tom Dixon-designed space evokes the glamour of a 1920s... Read More

  • The Zetter

    With locations in both Clerkenwell and, more recently, Marylebone, The Zetter Townhouse is the quintessential boutique hotel. It's quirky and lavish,... Read More

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