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Best Hotels
in London
Introduction:
Best Hotels in London focuses on unique places in London - these are divided into 'Grand Hotels', 'Traditional Hotels' and 'Trendy Hotels'.
  
(1) Claridge's
(Best Hotels: Grand Hotel)
Claridge's is frequently quoted as London's best hotel with the royal family using its ball room for entertaining. Mix of Art Deco and traditional British interior, antiques and lavish bathrooms create a discreet elegance. Grand restaurant 'Fera' offers innovative British haute cuisine under chef Simon Roganmany, famous 'Claridge's Bar' or cool 'The Fumoir'. 203 rooms and 65 suites from GBP 420 to 2,800.
Tel: +44-20-7629 8860 and Address: 49 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR
Tube: Bond Street
website: www.claridges.co.uk

 
(2) Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
(Best Hotels: Grand Hotel)
The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is one of London’s most distinguished hotels, offering views over Hyde Park and Knightsbridge. 'Dinner by Heston Blumenthal' restaurant for award-winning historic British cuisine, 'Bar Boulud' for French bistro food or 'Mandarin Bar' for cocktails. Ballroom and spa, 173 rooms and 25 suites from GBP 400 to 15,000.
Tel: +44-20-7235 2000 and Address: 66 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA
Tube: Knightsbridge
website: www.mandarinoriental.com/london/

 
(3) The Dorchester
(Best Hotels: Grand Hotel)
The Dorchester is one of London's leading grand hotels built in 1931: comfortable and stylish, it is owned and lavishly renovated by the Sultan of Brunei. 'Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester' for contemporary French cuisine', 'China Tang' for Cantonese food, 'The Grill' for modern British cuisine and 'The Promenade' for afternoon-tea with piano. Lavish spa, 196 rooms and 53 suites from GBP 300 to 9,300.
Tel: +44-20-7629 8888 and Address: 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA
Tube: Hyde Park Corner
website: www.thedorchester.com/

 
(4) The Ritz
(Best Hotels: Grand Hotel)
The Ritz was built by Caesar Ritz in 1906 in the French Renaissance grand hotel style, magnificently renovated by the Barclay brothers. 'The Ritz Restaurant' has a grand high-ceiling Louis XVI-style for classic cuisine (jacket and tie required), Ritz 'Palm Court' for legendary afternoon tea and 'Rivoli Bar' for drinks. 'Seventh Floor Heaven' spa, 133 rooms and suites from GBP 380 to 4,800.
Tel: +44-20-7493 8181 and Address: 150 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9BR
Tube: Green Park
website: www.theritzlondon.com

 
(5) The Savoy
(Best Hotels: Grand Hotel)
The Savoy was inaugurated in 1889, and is now owned by prince Al-Walid and run by Fairmont. It boasts an art-deco style interior and excellent views over the river Thames. 'Savoy Grill' by Gordon Ramsey (jacket & tie required) and 'Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill' for Thames view, 'Thames Foyer' for afternoon-tea, elegant 'American Bar' and 'Beaufort Bar'. Sauna and pool, 194 rooms and 74 suites from GBP 300 to 2,300.
Tel: +44-20-7836 4343 and Address: Strand, Strand, London WC2R 0EU
Tube: Charing Cross / Covent Garden
website: www.the-savoy.com

 
(6) Café Royal Hotel
(Best Hotels: Traditional)
Café Royal was built in 1865, reopened as a hotel in 2012 with David Chipperfield offering a unique blend of glamorous old with trendy new. 'Grill Room' restaurant offers original Louis XVI décor, trendy 'The Domino' and 'Ten Room' restaurant for British informal cuisine, 'The Bar' for drinks and 'The Café' for fresh pastries. Spa with pool, 104 rooms and 55 trendy & traditional suites from GBP 500 to 11,900.
Tel: +44-20-7406 3333 and Address: 68 Regent Street, Soho, London W1B 4DY
Tube: Piccadilly Circus
website: www.hotelcaferoyal.com

 
(7) Corinthia Hotel London
(Best Hotels: Traditional)
Corinthia Hotel London was first opened in 1885 as Metropole Hotel and reopened in 2011 after refurbishment combining traditional grandeur with modern coolness. British restaurant 'The Northall', 'Massimo Restaurant and Oyster Bar' offering modern Italian cuisine, 'Bassoon Bar' and 'Lobby Lounge'. Huge spa, 294 rooms and 43 suites from GBP 350 to 3,300.
Tel: +44-20-7930 8181 and Address: Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A 2BD
Tube: Embankment / Charing Cross
website: www.corinthia.com/hotels/london/

 
(8) Lanesborough, The
(Best Hotels: Traditional)
The Lanesborough, a St. Regis hotel, looks like an old stately mansion with cosy Regency style inside and is located close to Buckingham Palace. 'Apsleys' restaurant for modern Italian cuisine, 'Withdrawing Room' for afternoon tea, 'The Library Bar' for ancient cognacs, 'The Garden Room' with extensive collection of cigars. Rooms and suites from GBP 500 to 18,000.
Tel: +44-20-7259 5599 and Address: Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London SW1X 7TA
Tube: Hyde Park Corner
website: www.lanesborough.com

 
(9) The Berkeley
(Best Hotels: Traditional)
The Berkley is a grand sand stone building with Art-deco interior. Formal restaurant 'Marcus' from chef Marcus Wareing and more casual 'Koffmann's' restaurant, famous 'Blue Bar' for drinks and 'Caramel Room' for tea with fashion cakes. The Berkley houses London's best open-air rooftop pool 'The Spa' and has a private cinema. 214 rooms and 65 suites from GBP 330 to 3,000.
Tel: +44-20-7235 6000 and Address: Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RL
Tube: Hyde Park Corner
website: www.the-berkeley.co.uk

 
(10) The Connaught
(Best Hotels: Traditional)
The Connaught is an upper crust classic in the London hotel scene with a high staff to guest ratio. The award winning mahogany-panelled 'Hélène Darroze' restaurant and the more informal 'Espelette' with conservatory offers brasserie-style as well as the quiet 'Coburg Bar' and the art-deco style black-silver 'Connaught Bar'. 87 rooms and 34 suites from GBP 500 to 2,600.
Tel: +44-20-7499 7070 and Address: Carlos Place, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL
Tube: Bond Street
website: www.the-connaught.co.uk

 
(11) The Goring
(Best Hotels: Traditional)
The Goring hotel is a charming quiet family-owned hotel since 1910 and hosts guests and diplomats to the palace as it is located adjacent to Buckingham Palace in Belgravia. Kate's family stayed here for the Royal Wedding. 'Dining Room' restaurant for traditional fine English cuisine and the 'Garden Bar'. Own garden, 69 bedrooms and suites from GBP 260 to 1,650.
Tel: +44-20-7396 9000 and Address: Beeston Place, Grosvenor Gardens, Belgravia, London SW1W 0JW
Tube: Victoria Station
website: www.thegoring.com/

 
(12) Andaz Liverpool Street London
(Best Hotels: Trendy)
Thanks to Sir Terence Conran, the Great Eastern Hotel building from 1884 has been re-created into a trendy City hotel which is now called Andaz Liverpool Street London. '1901 Restaurant' for grand British modern cuisine, 'Miyako' for Japanese cuisine, 'Catch' for seafood as well as 'George Pub' for local ales. Health Club, 367 rooms and suites from GBP 200 to 500.
Tel: +44-20-7961 1234 and Address: 40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M 7QN
Tube: Liverpool Street
website: www.london.liverpoolstreet.andaz.com

 
(13) Brown's Hotel
(Best Hotels: Trendy)
Since 1837, guests at Brown's Hotel have been enjoying a country house style atmosphere now with a trendy slant by Olga Polizzi, the sister of owner Sir Rocco Forte. 'Hix Mayfair' restaurant for classic-modern British cuisine and cosy afternoon-tea in the 'English Tea Room'. 88 rooms and 29 suites from GBP 550 to 3,500.
Tel: +44-20-7493 6020 and Address: 29-34 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1A 4SW
Tube: Green Park
website: www.brownshotel.com

 
(14) Metropolitan by COMO, London
(Best Hotels: Trendy)
Metropolitan by COMO is a trendy luxury hotel positioned on a quiet street just off Park Lane with Nordic wood design interior. 'Nobu' restaurant for celebrated Japanese cuisine, 'Met Bar' for cocktail menu and seasonal British classic cuisine. 'COMO Shambhala Urban Escape' spa, 144 rooms and suites from GBP 200 to 600.
Tel: +44-20-7447 1000 and Address: 19 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1LB
Tube: Hyde Park Corner
website: www.comohotels.com/metropolitanlondon

 
(15) One Aldwych
(Best Hotels: Trendy)
One Aldwych hotel has an Edwardian exterior, but trendy interior with a high-ceiling lobby. Beautifully lit 'Axis' restaurant for modern British cuisine in the cellar and informal 'Indigo' restaurant for modern European menu overlooking the buzzing 'Lobby Bar'. Private hotel guest lounge, health club with 18 metre pool and private cinema, 94 rooms and 11 suites from GBP 260 to 1,200.
Tel: +44-20-7300 1000 and Address: 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B 4BZ
Tube: Covent Garden / Temple
website: www.onealdwych.com

 
(16) Sanderson
(Best Hotels: Trendy)
Cool boutique hotel Sanderson, launched by Ian Schrager in 2000, creates a futuristic film feeling thanks to Philipp Starck's baroque trendy interior design in the 1950s building. 'Suka" restaurant for Malaysian cuisine and 'Long Bar' for drinks, both with seating in the interior 'Courtyard Garden', as well as 'Purple Bar'. Spa in surreal setting, 150 minimalist rooms and suites from GBP 200 to 1,400.
Tel: +44-20-7300 1400 and Address: 50 Berners Street, Bloomsbury, London W1T 3NG
Tube: Oxford Circus
website: www.sandersonlondon.com

 
(17) St. Martin's Lane Hotel
(Best Hotels: Trendy)
St. Martin's Lane is a cool Philippe Stark designer hotel for fashion and film people such as Kate Moss or Brad Pitt - minimalist rooms focus on design such as colour lights less on size. 'Asia de Cuba' restaurant combines Asian and Cuban cuisine, 'Cafécito' offers guests an alternative to the traditional afternoon tea as well as 'Light Bar' for exotic drinks. Rooms and suites from GBP 260 to 800.
Tel: +44-20-7300 5500 and Address: 45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4HX
Tube: Leicester Square
website: www.stmartinslane.com

 
(18) The London Edition
(Best Hotels: Trendy)
The London Edition hotel is the latest trendy addition by Ian Schrager in London in 2013: the existing detailed architecture of the traditional building has been infused with modern plain brown design. 'Berners Tavern' restaurant by Michelin starred chef Jason Atherton for British cuisine, 'Lobby' and 'Punch Room' bars for cocktails. 173 rooms and suites from GBP 270 to 5,700.
Tel: +44-20-7781 0000 and Address: 10 Berners Street, Soho, London W1T 3NP
Tube: Oxford Circus
website: www.edition-hotels.marriott.com/london
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