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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  • London Destination Guide Courtesy of 45 Park Lane
    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

  • London Destination Guide Courtesy of Chiltern Firehouse
    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

  • London Destination Guide Courtesy of Cafe Royal
    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 Destination Guide Courtesy of London Edition
    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

  • London Destination Guide Courtesy of The Beaumont
    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

  • London Destination Guide Courtesy of The Connaught
    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

  • London Destination Guide Courtesy of The Ham Yard
    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

  • London Destination Guide Courtesy of The Mondrian
    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

  •  London Destination Guide Courtesy of The Zetter Marylebone
    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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