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31 top luxury hotels in London

Uncover London's luxury hotels each boasting unique amenities, luxurious design and top-class service.
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Indulge in a stay at one of London's top luxury hotels, whether you’re celebrating a special milestone in a landmark hotel or looking to enjoy some quality time with a personal touch in a London boutique hotel. 

Landmark luxury hotels

1. The Savoy

The Savoy Hotel

Embrace the rich history that runs through The Savoy, one of London’s fanciest hotels, where its iconic art deco style greets you from the moment you enter the lobby. The hotel is home to the Royal Suite by Gucci, which was redesigned by Guccio Gucci, who once worked as a luggage porter at the hotel.

Where: Westminster (Strand, WC2R 0EZ)

2. The Ritz

Step inside Grade II-listed The Ritz in Mayfair. Situated in one of London’s most affluent areas, there is an opulent air in this hotel that makes every guest feel like royalty. Don’t forget to experience the world-famous afternoon tea in the Palm Court during your visit.

Where: Piccadilly (150 Piccadilly, W1J 9BR)

4. Brown’s Hotel

Put your feet up at Brown’s Hotel, which has roots dating back to the Victorian era. You can find timeless chandeliers and William Morris-esque wallpaper dotted around the residence. Spoil yourself with a treatment or massage in The Spa at Brown's after a day out in the city.

Where: Mayfair (33 Albemarle Street, W1S 4BP)

5. The Goring

Appreciate the eccentric decor and grandeur of The Goring, situated in upmarket Belgravia. Tuck into Michelin-starred dishes at the Dining Room, serving British classics. Guests can also stay in The Royal Suite, one of the most sought-after rooms in the city where Catherine, Princess of Wales spent the night before her wedding.

Where: Belgravia (15 Beeston Place, SW1W 0JW)

6. Claridge’s

The warmly lit lobby of the luxury claridges hotel in london.

Experience a stay at Claridge’s, one of the finest and most timeless hotels in London. A regular of the Royal Family, the hotel offers light and spacious rooms with some of the world’s highest quality service. Delve into the locally sourced menu of seasonal delights at the Foyer & Reading Room.

Where: Mayfair (Brook Street, W1K 4HR)

7. The Dorchester

Follow in the footsteps of the rich and famous that have been said to frequent The Dorchester over the years. Renowned for its classic British aesthetic, the hotel pairs spectacular views of Hyde Park with a tasty menu and seasonal cocktails at the summer rooftop bar.

Where: Mayfair (53 Park Lane, W1K 1QA)

8. Corinthia London

Spoil yourself with a stay at Corinthia London. The hotel boasts the little-known Writer’s Penthouse – featuring a terrace and balcony, first-edition literary works and a personal butler. Escape to the ESPA Life spa after a day spent visiting London’s top attractions.

Where: Westminster (Whitehall Place, SW1A 2BD)

9. The Connaught

Spend your luxury stay in London at The Connaught, with its designer-led rooms and suites. Fans of the finer things in life can enjoy the collection of famous artworks alongside vintage wine in the Red Room, after experiencing a three Michelin-starred meal at Hélène Darroze at The Connaught.

Where: Mayfair (Carlos Place, W1K 2AL)

10. The Langham

The outdoor courtyard of The Langham, London filled with comfortable seating, greenery and festoon lights

Set in London’s West End, The Langham is known for its glamorous interior and strong heritage. Make your stay extra special with a visit to the lavish Chuan Spa with its experienced therapists and restorative treatments, it promises a tranquil escape from the bustling city.

Where: Marylebone (1C Portland Place, W1B 1JA)

11. One Aldwych

Familiarise yourself with a life of luxury at One Aldwych, which fuses contemporary features with a spacious homely feel that is ideal for those looking for family-friendly accommodation. Step outside to explore Covent Garden and catch some of London’s best theatre shows.

Where: Covent Garden (1 Aldwych, WC2B 4BZ)

12. Rosewood London

Indulge in a getaway at Rosewood London. Its sophisticated rooms range in sizes from deluxe rooms up to a choice of larger suites, including a seven bedroom option for bigger groups. Pass the time with a treatment at Sense, A Rosewood Spa or try quintessentially British fare in The Pie Room.

Where: Holborn (252 High Holborn, WC1V 7EN)

13. Kimpton Fitzroy London

Architectural beauty awaits you at Kimpton Fitzroy London, a West End landmark that radiates 19th-century beauty on the edge of Russell Square. Each guest is given access to a complimentary Raleigh bike, 24-hour concierge and the hotel gym.

Where: Camden (1-8 Russell Square, WC1B 5BE)

14. Shangri-La The Shard, London

Woman looks out over London skyline from Shangri-La The Shard Sky Pool

Journey 125 metres (410ft) above the city to Shangri-La The Shard, London, where you can enjoy striking views of the capital. Home to London’s tallest infinity pool, take a sunset dip before sipping on cocktails while watching the city lights from above.

Where: Southwark (31 St Thomas Street, SE1 9QU)

15. Raffles London at The OWO

Stay at the Raffles London at The OWO with its rich history that has been preserved through its design. Exceptional service and comfort for all guests is a priority. Dine at Saison, where you can find seasonal British delights from Michelin-starred chef, Mauro Colagreco.

Where: Pimlico (Whitehall, SW1A 2BX)

16. The Emory

Discover contemporary interiors and elevated architecture at The Emory, London’s first all-suite hotel. With complete luxury and wellbeing in mind, every stay includes personalised services from your Emory Assistant, as well as complimentary access to the private Members’ Club Surrenne with four floors of health, fitness and beauty services.

Where: Knightsbridge (Old Barrack Yard, SW1X 7NP)

Stylish boutique stays

17. The Hari

Experience refined elegance in Belgravia at The Hari, where bedrooms feature marble and velvet touches, and contemporary art covers the walls. Sip cocktails on the all-weather Garden Terrace or book a table at Il Pampero, the in-house italian restaurant.

Where: Belgravia (20 Chesham Place, SW1X 8HQ)

18. Art’otel London Battersea Power Station

Escape from the centre of the city at the design-led art’otel London Battersea Power Station. Bold modern art is scattered across the whole building, and an infinity pool can be found on the rooftop. Choose a fun and comfortable stay for two with an Art Room or opt for the Masterpiece Suite on the 14th floor, perfect for families of four.

Where: Battersea (1 Electric Boulevard, SW11 8BJ)

19. The Ned

Find 1920s style scattered across The Ned, where you can opt for a Cosy room or go big with a Stairwell Studio or Grand Heritage room, each giving guests access to Ned’s Club Gym and Spa. Spend evenings in The Parlour mingling over cocktails and live music.

Where: City of London (27 Poultry, EC2R 8AJ)

20. The Londoner

A dimly lit bar area with plush seating, mirrored ceiling and a wall of drinks bottles behind the bar

Coined as the world’s first super boutique hotel, The Londoner has a sharp eye for modern design, cutting-edge technology and focus on sustainability. Enjoy access to The Retreat, featuring a gym, pool and superfood clinic – and make sure to choose a room with a view looking out across the city.

Where: Leicester Square (38 Leicester Square, WC2H 7DX)

21. Ham Yard Hotel

Get lost in the selection of entertainment on offer at Ham Yard Hotel. From the lively rooftop terrace to the Soholistic Spa, the hotel is a destination in itself. Challenge friends and family to a game in the 1950s-inspired bowling alley, where many unique photo opportunities await.

Where: Soho (1 Ham Yard, W1D 7DT)

22. Chiltern Firehouse

Find out what the fuss is about at Chiltern Firehouse – a popular celebrity hangout. If it wasn’t for the name, the trendy interiors would make you forget that this was once a fire station. No stay here is complete without a visit to the renowned restaurant.

Where: Marylebone (1 Chiltern Street, W1U 7PA)

23. The London Edition

Splash out on a chic stay at The London Edition. Each room is bright and modern with classic features sprinkled throughout. Set on the cusp of Soho, sip cocktails in the classy Berners Tavern with intricate frames covering the walls, before experiencing the area’s vibrant nightlife.

Where: Fitzrovia (10 Berners Street, W1T 3NP)

24. Bingham Riverhouse

Room at Bingham Riverhouse

Escape to the countryside in London with an overnight stay at Bingham Riverhouse. The 15-bedroom riverside hotel offers breathtaking views over the Thames in Richmond, plus handmade beds with ethically sourced, organic mattresses and sustainable furniture.

Where: Richmond (61-63 Petersham Road, TW10 6UT)

25. The BoTree

Unlock the very best of luxury at The BoTree, offering personalised service and stylish interiors that promise a stay to remember. Colourful decor and elements of nature are fused together to bring guests a plush experience in upmarket Marylebone.

Where: Marylebone (30 Marylebone Lane, W1U 2DR)

26. The Hoxton Shoreditch

Join the creative crowd in east London at The Hoxton Shoreditch, with its industrial-inspired rooms where travellers come to rest and play. You can get your fill of culture from the area's Instagram-worthy street art, trendy eateries and cool bars, all within walking distance of the hotel. 

Where: Hackney (81 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3HU)

27. The Prince Akatoki

Explore the ritual and elegance of Japanese hospitality at The Prince Akatoki. The rooms are designed in a minimalist style with natural materials and sumptuous fabrics, each including a yoga mat  a sanctuary of mindfulness and tranquility at every turn.

Where: Marylebone (50 Great Cumberland Place, W1H 7FD)

28. The Academy

Bar area and stools at The Alchemy Bar, The Academy.

It took the combination of five Georgian townhouses to create The Academy. Geometric wallpaper, leather chairs, soft colours and chequerboard coffee tables make each of the 50 bedrooms the perfect blend of contemporary interiors with a touch of vintage.

Where: Fitzrovia (21 Gower Street, WC1E 6HG)

29. The Mandrake

Secure yourself one of the 33 rooms at The Mandrake, a trendy spot that offers every guest a retreat from the mundane. With its "spiritual concierge" menu and in-house wellbeing team, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to relaxing at this luxurious London hotel. 

Where: Fitzrovia (20-21 Newman Street, W1T 1PG)

30. Sloane Square Hotel

Feel like a local during your stay at the sophisticated Sloane Square Hotel, just moments from upmarket King’s Road which provides some of the best shopping in London. All bedrooms come with iconic Chelsea views, either overlooking the bustling Sloane Square or Holy Trinity Church.

Where: Chelsea (7-12 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EG)

31. Karma Sanctum Soho

Karma Sanctum Soho is as buzzing, bohemian and artistic as its West End surroundings. Known for its rock'n'roll past, this London hotel offers luxury with a playful twist. Head to the fifth-floor bar which opens out to the private roof garden for residents only – the place to be in summer.

Where: Soho (20 Warwick Street, W1B 5NF)

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