Where better to start than London’s most famous hotel? Offering the finest 5 star experience in the city for over 110 years, the Ritz is an iconic landmark in the city’s West End.
With a world-class concierge service who will do almost anything for you, to lavish rooms and Michelin-starred cuisine, the Ritz Hotel will offer you an experience you will always remember.
Location: Next to Green Park, the Ritz Hotel is within walking distance to Mayfair, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, and so much more.
Rooms: Restored in their original Louis XVI style, the guest rooms and suites are traditional but not dated. Book into a Superior Queen Room for comfort and elegance, or if you are willing to splash the cash, the Prince of Wales Suite, a vast penthouse suite with breathtaking views.
Food: Offering the most well known afternoon tea experience in Britain, the Ritz offers traditional high tea in the opulent Palm Court, alongside glittering chandeliers and grandeur furnishings.
If scones and sandwiches don’t tickle your fancy, enjoy dinner at the Michelin-starred Ritz Restaurant, one of the most beautiful dining venues in the world.
Service: With service above and beyond, feel like you have taken a step back in time as you are greeted by doormen in white gloves, chambermaids in pinnies, and barmen in white coats.
Price: Starting from £525 per night.
An epochal hotel in the heart of Mayfair, Claridge’s is a place of timeless elegance. With suites created by some of the world’s best designers, guests can expect the finest luxury, ultimate comfort, and impeccable service.
Location: Claridge’s is situated in one of the most exclusive neighbourhoods of London with access to fabulous shopping, art galleries, Michelin-starred restaurants, and leafy green parks.
Rooms: The rooms at Claridge’s combine elegance and comfort, offering designer hotel rooms alongside luxury suites. With just 203 rooms the hotel still remains exclusive enough that royalty and celebrities continue to stay when in London.
Food: Offering a range of quality dining choices, guests can choose from a classical afternoon tea, contemporary British cuisine, or even a champagne dinner. The Claridge’s Bar showcases the best finest champagnes and most sought after spirits, where as the 1930s inspired Fumoir Bar provides a popular backdrop for tea, coffee and cocktails.
Service: For decades Claridge’s has catered to guests needs and desires both in and outside the hotel. Offering a bespoke approach to dealing with guests, no two people are dealt with the same. Staff even flew in cookies from New York for one hungry customer.
Price: Starting from £630 per night.
Overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, Hotel 41 is a secret gem surrounded by London’s most popular attractions. Rated as number 1 on Tripadvisor, this boutique hotel is obviously doing things right.
Location: Located on Buckingham Palace Road, Hotel 41 is a tourist’s dream when it comes to visiting the city’s royal attractions.
Rooms: Bedrooms are on the small side but this is to be expected at a boutique hotel in central London. Rooms are beautifully designed and include a Master Suite with a glass ceiling.
Food: With round the clock mouthwatering snacks, no one is to go hungry here. There is no need for an onsite restaurant at this popular residence as the hotel is within walking distance to hundreds of dining venues.
Service: Guests are to fill out a form before arrival, questions include what sort of pillow you would prefer, if you would like any spa treatments, or if you request any extras during your stay. This is just the beginning of incredible service and a bespoke stay.
Price: Staring from £445
Egerton House Hotel
Away from the main tourist trap, Egerton House Hotel is in the upmarket district of Knightsbridge. Boasting 5 stars on Tripadvisor there are no shortage of reasons why we have included this boutique property on our list.
Location: If you love shopping, spotting expensive cars, and want to experience high quality restaurants, Knightsbridge is your playground. This townhouse hotel sits on a pretty treelined street, just moments from Harrods and Sloane Square, the ultimate people spotting place, anyone who is anyone is walking these streets.
Rooms: Retaining the exclusivity and grandeur of the local area, rooms are traditional in design yet offer the most up to date amenities. With just 23 guestrooms, 4 studio suites and one master suite, the hotel is a quiet haven in a very busy city.
Food: As expected from a boutique hotel, the list of dining options is not huge. But what Egerton House Hotel does offer is a cosy and warm dining environment with a very tempting menu, alongside the option of afternoon tea.
Service: Welcoming countless repeat clients, this is a sure sign the service at Egerton House Hotel is on point. Staff are friendly and approachable, creating a feel of what service was like back in the day.
Price: Starting from £340
Traditionally English and very 5 star, the Connaught Hotel is another luxurious hotel within the opulent area of Mayfair. Boasting luxurious suites, Michelin-star dining, and the ultimate pampering experience, the Connaught has firmly found its position in the best luxury hotels in London.
Location: Costing from £630 a night, the Connaught is positioned in the most upmarket location in London. A stay at the Connaught will leave you surrounded by the most exclusive shops, museums and galleries, and of course this is London’s most expensive postcode on the Monopoly board.
Rooms: All rooms have been refurbished in a multimillion pound overhaul of the hotel, this was well needed and has been well received. Even the lead in guestrooms show off the finest Italian linen and cashmere throws. The higher priced suites will spoil any guest that walks through the doors.
Food: Dining venues at the Connaught offer the finest vintage wines and champagnes, world class cocktails, and a Michelin-starred chef. Although London is home to some of the best restaurants in the world, perhaps this is the place to stay in and dine.
Service: With Butlers on hand and an array of staff, no guest is left behind. Some of the services offered include a chauffeur, airport transfers, a full concierge service, and a business centre.
Price: Starting from £630