Top 33 BEST London Hotels: A Guide to the Capital’s Finest Stays

Are you searching for a lovely hotel in London for your upcoming holiday? But which is the finest hotel to stay at? My advice: have a gander at our list! We’ve tested numerous hotels in London over the years and compiled the best ones for you here.

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London, a city of remarkable contrasts, is made up of a myriad of diverse neighbourhoods, each offering its unique flavour and character. Leveraging our extensive experience from more than 20 trips to London, we have meticulously curated a comprehensive guide to some of the city’s finest hotels, to ensure you find the best accommodation options for your visit.

These are the best hotels in London

In our carefully crafted best-of list, you can swiftly and effortlessly compare London’s most exquisite hotels. At a glance, determine whether they are charming boutique hotels or sleek design hotels. For more detailed information and up-to-date pricing, simply click the “Go to Website” button. Additionally, below you will find the locations of the best accommodation in London on a map.

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    citizenM London Bankside

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    4 Stars | The citizenM London Bankside, nestled in its namesake vibrant district, boasts an exceptionally central location in London. I’m a great admirer of citizenM hotels, having enjoyed multiple stays, and this one consistently impresses: its design is outstanding, featuring rooms that are not only stylish and equipped with supremely comfortable beds but are also bright and furnished to a high standard. The citizenM London Bankside upholds this excellence. Its prime position makes it ideal for exploring key London attractions on foot, from the artistic Tate Modern to the iconic London Bridge, the captivating London Eye, and the majestic Tower Bridge. It’s a top-notch choice, earning a full endorsement from me!

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    citizenM London Shoreditch

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    4 Stars | I’m a big fan of citizenM hotels for their consistent blend of stunning design and laid-back vibes, and the citizenM London Shoreditch is no exception. Nestled in the heart of trendy Shoreditch, renowned for its lively bars and gourmet restaurants, it’s an urban haven. You’re conveniently close to Camden Town, Old Spitalfields Market, and Brick Lane Market, with central London just a quick journey away. The citizenM London Shoreditch undoubtedly ranks high on my list of favourite places to stay in London!

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    Great Northern Hotel

    Hotel in Kings Cross
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    5* | The Great Northern Hotel was originally built in 1854, to serve passengers of the newly opened Kings Cross station opposite and continues to be a beautiful hotel in the busiest part of London. This stylish boutique hotel is charming and offers a welcome sanctuary for its guests looking for a place to unwind. Guest rooms have a contemporary design, and feature Couchette-style rooms, that refer to the design of sleeper trains and the hotel’s history with locomotives.

    Handcrafted furniture accompanies each room, with pristine linens creating a cosy yet comfortable retreat. The Great Northern also boasts a stunning restaurant, Plum and Spilt Milk, and a sophisticated public bar that radiates elegance and perfectly compliments this impressive hotel.

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    Shangri-La Hotel in The Shard

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    5 Stars | Nestled on the 35th floor of the iconic and impressively located The Shard London, the Shangri-La Hotel boasts a reception area with a view like no other. Guests are treated to an extraordinary panorama encompassing the London Bridge, the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and numerous other landmarks of London. Starting from £400 per night, the Shangri-La offers rooms that promise an unforgettable morning vista over London. Each room is equipped with a sumptuous bathroom, and your stay includes access to the hotel’s pool, which also offers a breathtaking view of the cityscape. While the room rate is primarily for its unique view and prime location, the Shangri-La mirrors the luxury found in other high-end London hotels. A distinct advantage, however, is its proximity to three of the city’s most renowned restaurants, just a short elevator ride away.

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    Andaz London Liverpool Street

    Hotel in Shoreditch
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    5 Stars | The Andaz London Liverpool Street, straddling the edge between the City of London and the vibrant Shoreditch, epitomizes the best of both worlds: a prime location for easy sightseeing and access to one of the city’s most artistic and lively districts. This luxury hotel spoils you with a variety of dining and bar options, spacious rooms, and the hallmark Andaz quality. It stands out as a top-tier choice, solidifying its status as one of the finest hotels in the Shoreditch area.

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    art'otel London Battersea Power Station

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    Located in South London the art’otel London is situated in the leafy Battersea in the newly developed Power Station area. This newly opened boutique hotel has been stylishly designed by Jaime Hayon and has a sophisticated yet arty vibe, with quirky sculptures and a wonderland-esque lobby area. Rooms offer guests picturesque views across the city skyline with 16 floors to choose from. The ‘Art Rooms’ boast rainfall showers, ‘art of sleep’ beds, and Signature art by Jaime Hayon. Guests at the hotel can also enjoy the stunning Joia rooftop bar where drinks and small bites can be enjoyed or take a dip in the rooftop pool. The Grand Cafe also includes a wonderful art gallery and the hotel hosts many art-based activities. It is the perfect destination for any art lover.

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    BoTree Hotel London

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    Nestled in the heart of London, The BoTree – Preferred Hotels and Resorts, is a romantic escape. Just steps away from the iconic Oxford Circus underground station, this 5-star gem offers concierge service, allergen-friendly rooms, a restaurant, free Wi-Fi throughout, and a cozy bar. With a 24-hour room service and a helpful tour desk, your every desire is met.

    The hotel is conveniently situated near Oxford Street, and the multilingual reception staff (fluent in German, English, Spanish, and French) is ready to offer local insights. Explore nearby attractions like Madame Tussauds, the Hyde Park, or the West End Theaters, making memories to cherish.

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    Broadwick Soho

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    The Broadwick Soho is a fantastic Soho boutique hotel, located in the heart of London and convenient for anyone wishing to visit one of the many theatres nearby.

    The hotel has an impressive exterior with two eccentrically dressed elephant sculptures adorning the facade and finely dressed doormen ready to welcome guests. Inside the hotel is stunning with stylish pastel-coloured rooms including elegant wallpapers, designer details, and beautiful ensuite bathrooms. The hotel has some truly stunning areas such as the rooftop Flute bar, a great example of maximalist glamour with a mirrored ceiling and plush animal-print seating. The Dear Jacking dining area is equally as impressive and oozes Italian sophistication with red silk walls and Murano lighting.

    Tottenham Court Road station is nearby, but with such a central location everything you need is within walking distance.

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    Citadines Trafalgar Square

    Hotel in Westminster
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    4 stars | Really directly on Trafalgar Square is the Citadines Hotel, which is especially popular with families. Not only are all of London’s major attractions in the immediate vicinity, it’s also an apartment hotel with its own small kitchen and therefore perfect for self-catering. Be sure to check it out if you want to travel to London with kids!

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    CitizenM Tower of London

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    4 Stars | Boasting stunning views of its namesake, the CitizenM Tower of London stands as one of London’s most favoured hotels. Perfectly positioned in the heart of the city, it’s mere minutes from iconic landmarks like the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, and London Bridge, offering an ideal starting point for urban exploration. True to CitizenM’s reputation, this hotel sports a contemporary and vibrant design. Its cozy communal spaces create the perfect ambiance for soaking in the authentic London atmosphere. An absolute must-stay!

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    Claridge's London

    Hotel in Mayfair
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    5 Stars | Claridge’s stands as a pinnacle of sophistication and charm, a distinguished 5-star hotel in London’s vibrant heart. Moments away from the serene Hyde Park, and the bustling Oxford and Bond Street shopping havens, you’re in the vicinity of luxury brands like Cartier and Hermès, as well as popular stores like Zara and Nike. The hotel boasts elegantly appointed rooms, rich in taste and style. Beyond its luxurious accommodations, Claridge’s features two exquisite restaurants and an Art Deco-style bar, offering an enchanting throwback to 1930s London. It’s a perfect sanctuary for those seeking a tranquil retreat from the dynamic pulse of city life.

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    Corinthia London

    Hotel in Westminster
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    5 Stars | The Corinthia London is a truly cool hotel! Situated right beside the Thames, it offers spectacular views of the London Eye, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your rooms or the rooftop terrace. The hotel’s location is ideal, allowing you to easily walk to many of London’s famous sights.

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    H10 London Waterloo

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    4 Stars | Perfectly situated just south of the Thames yet still nestled in the heart of Central London, the H10 London Waterloo offers more than just a convenient location. Its rooms are a haven of brightness and contemporary design. The highlight, however, is the stunning rooftop terrace, where sweeping views of the London Eye and the city’s skyline await – an ideal backdrop for unwinding after an eventful day. The Waterloo district strikes a perfect balance, offering peaceful respite from the bustling city center while keeping you close to all the sights, with the metro station just a brief 5-minute stroll away.

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    Hotel 41

    Hotel in Westminster
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    5* | 41 is excellently located close to Buckingham Palace and Victoria train station in the heart of Westminster. This great boutique hotel offers a hidden retreat from the city with its bold yet glamorous interiors. The hotel is perfect for those looking for privacy, with its dining and bar areas only open to its guests, creating the air of a private members-only club. The Executive Lounge is cosy with an open fireplace and deep mahogany furniture where guests are discreetly tended to with round-the-clock sweet and savoury refreshments on offer.

    Each one of the 30 guest rooms available has been individually designed with sophisticated mahogany bed frames, monochrome furnishings, and fine linens. The hotel’s star, however, is the Conservatory Suite with its wood-carved bed under its glass ceiling, perfect for star-gazing.

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    Hotel Saint London

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    4 stars | Probably one of the best value-for-money hotels on the list of top hotels in London. Just an 8-minute walk from the Sky Garden and the Tower of London, Saint London Hotel offers comfortable rooms with understated decor and plenty of natural light thanks to its large windows. Additionally, the hotel features a 24-hour gym, conference facilities, restaurants, and the Jin Bo Law Skybar, a rooftop bar with stunning views of the London skyline.

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    Kimpton - Fitzroy London

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    5 stars | Nestled in London’s charming Bloomsbury neighborhood, Kimpton – Fitzroy London is a distinguished five-star hotel that seamlessly marries the grandeur of Victorian architecture with refined and contemporary interiors. Ideally located near Russell Square, this hotel offers effortless access to iconic landmarks like the British Museum and the vibrant Soho district. The hotel’s rooms and suites are elegantly decorated, providing an ambiance of luxurious comfort and sophistication. With its renowned restaurants and bars, as well as a commitment to delivering exceptional service, Kimpton – Fitzroy serves as the perfect sanctuary for an unforgettable stay in the dynamic heart of London.

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    Lime Tree Hotel

    Hotel in Knightsbridge
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    The stunning Lime Tree Hotel is located in Belgravia, close to Sloane Square and Chelsea, an affluent area known for its grand architecture and boutique stores. Situated in a historic townhouse, the Lime Tree Hotel offers guests a beautiful stay in West London. With only 26 guest rooms available, the hotel is cosy and intimate. Guest rooms have a comfortable yet contemporary style with pretty wallpaper, warm bedding, and traditional furnishings. Each room also has an ensuite bathroom with modern facilities and British toiletries.

    Guests at the hotel can enjoy the homely feel of The Buttery with its rustic-chic decor, serving guests throughout the day and offering delicious cocktails and an excellent wine list in the evening. The Lime Tree Hotel also has a small garden area, unusual for an inner London hotel, where guests can enjoy drinks and bites during summer.

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    Megaro Hotel London

    Hotel in Kings Cross
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    Located in Kings Cross, you can not miss the Megaro Hotel’s eye-catching arty facade. Inside this boutique hotel is glamorous, with flamboyant details and unique spaces where guests can enjoy themselves. The Magenta restaurant is eye-catching with bright seating, while the fantastic Hokus Pokus bar is located underground and wows guests with its steampunk meets Victoriania decor.

    Guest rooms range from quirky design rooms to clean contemporary rooms, catering to every guest’s preference. Whether you are looking for a statement room with bulldog sculptures and Brit Pop decor or you are after a classic hotel room, there is no doubt you will have a unique stay at the Megaro. The hotel is opposite Kings Cross and St Pancras Station, where you can also jump on the Eurostar.

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    Mimi's Hotel Soho

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    Mimi’s Hotel is a small boutique hotel located in an old mansion on the famous Frith Street in London’s Soho district. This accommodation offers all the comforts of a first-class hotel in an unbeatable location and at a more than fair price. Although the cheapest rooms are a bit smaller, they are equipped with everything your heart desires. Mimi’s is located in a privileged spot, where you’ll have the city’s best restaurants and bars right on your doorstep. It provides the ideal base for those looking to enjoy a few days of shopping in London’s best stores.

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    Mondrian London Shoreditch

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    5 stars | Nestled in the heart of London, Mondrian London Shoreditch is a haven of romance. With complimentary Wi-Fi and a fitness center, it offers a perfect blend of modern amenities. The hotel boasts a year-round outdoor pool, a charming terrace, and a restaurant to create unforgettable moments. After an eventful day, unwind in a cozy seating area in some rooms while enjoying entertainment on a flat-screen satellite TV. With a 24-hour reception, your every need is met effortlessly. Explore the nearby Brick Lane, just 600 meters away, or gaze at the stars from the Sky Garden only 1.4 km away.

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    Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch

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    5* | Within its neo-modernist exterior, the Nobu Hotel boasts a sleek Japanese-industrial style that offers a calm oasis in the city. Located in the trendy area of Shoreditch, the Nobu Hotel is a stylish beacon amongst the many excellent bars and restaurants in the area. Created to complement the famous Nobu sushi restaurant, which is located onsite, the hotel is a beautiful example of Japanese minimalism.

    Inside the rooms have been carefully designed and feature concrete walls juxtapositioned by natural wood flooring. Shoji screens and clever dual-purpose furniture maximises space in the smaller deluxe rooms, whereas the top floor Yuhi Skyline rooms feature beautiful balconies and spacious living areas with black and gold complementing the minimal aesthetic. Downstairs guests can enjoy dishes from the Nobu sushi restaurant or venture out to explore the gastronomic delights of Shoreditch.

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    NoMad London

    Hotel in Covent Garden
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    5 stars | The NoMad is celebrated for its elegant interior design, seamlessly blending sophistication with a modern touch. Its spacious and well-appointed rooms provide a haven of comfort and tranquility, perfect for unwinding after a day of vibrant city exploration. Additionally, the hotel boasts exceptional dining options, including a high-end restaurant and a cozy bar.

    The Covent Garden location places you in the heart of London, close to theaters, shops, restaurants, and some of the city’s top tourist attractions. It serves as an excellent base for exploring London, offering a combination of luxury, comfort, and access to the vibrant cultural and nightlife scene of the area.

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    One Hundred Shoreditch

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    5 stars | A free spirit in the social heart of a vibrant Shoreditch, One Hundred Shoreditch is ideally located on Shoreditch High Street.With 258 rooms, 6 restaurants and bars, the Seed Library, a cocktail bar by renowned mixologist Mr. Lyan, and a rooftop bar and terrace offering panoramic views of East London, it’s a romantic oasis.

    The rooms and suites at One Hundred Shoreditch provide a sanctuary away from the lively urban scene, allowing you to disconnect from the outside world in the heart of Shoreditch.

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    Page8 Hotel

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    4 Stars | Page8, located at Saint Martin’s Place, is a charming boutique hotel boasting an exceptional location. Here, you’re perfectly positioned to explore all major sights of the city on foot. While the rooms are compact, they are thoughtfully designed, clean, and comfortable – offering great value for money, especially when compared to similar hotels in the area

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    Redchurch Townhouse

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    5* | Located in trendy East London near Shoreditch High Street tube station, the beautiful Redchurch Townhouse is a boutique hotel from the revered Soho House group. The hotel has a stylish interior with terrazzo flooring and soft velvet sofas. The wonderful Cecconi’s restaurant is connected to the hotel which is equally as stylish with a 40s influence serving classic Italian cuisine with their signature dish being Spaghetti Lobster.The rooms at the Redchurch are cosy and comfortable with a contemporary design and mid-century style furniture. Rooms vary in size ranging from small rooms suitable for solo travellers to larger suites filled with velvet armchairs and roll top baths in the room. The hotel is excellently located for exploring the vibrant East London markets and chic boutique stores.

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    Ruby Zoe Hotel London

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    Ruby Zoe Hotel London is located in Kensington just minutes from Kensington Palace and Notting Hill’s picturesque Portobello Road. This boutique hotel has small but tastefully decorated and practical rooms, ideal for couples. The hotel’s location makes it a great choice for sightseeing without compromising on relaxation in a quiet part of the city.

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    Sea Containers London

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    5* | Located along the Southbank the Sea Containers Hotel is an impressive boutique hotel in South London. Situated within walking distance of some of London’s best attractions such as the Tate Modern, the National Theatre, and the London Eye, the hotel is an ideal stay in London.

    Inside the hotel has a stunning art deco style and is spacious with wide open spaces filled with bold colourful furnishing and large art sculptures. The hotel includes a beautiful spa, a riverside restaurant, and a rooftop bar with unparalleled views along the River Thames.

    Designer Tom Dixon has decorated rooms that feature a minimalist style. Colourful velvet upholstered furniture contrasts against the slate grey walls, and large beds dominate each room. The Sea Container Hotel is a stylish and luxurious stay along the banks of South London close to Waterloo Station.

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    St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

    Hotel in Kings Cross
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    5 stars | One of the best hotels in St. Pancras and Kings Cross is the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London. The rooms, the lobby, the restaurant, and the bar area are all beautiful and exude the charm of a bygone era in a fantastic way. The rooms at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel are quite spacious with super-comfortable beds – you will certainly feel well taken care of here!

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    Sun Street Hotel Shoreditch

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    5* | The Sun Street Hotel is located in the trendy Spitalfields area close to Liverpool Street Station and Moorgate. The area has some excellent restaurants located near the hotel such as St John Bread and Wine and the Barbican Centre is within walking distance. The hotel has been boldly decorated by interior design firm Bowler James Brindley and its striking interiors welcome guests as soon as they arrive.

    Clashing prints adorn the walls and floors, while bedrooms are saturated with bold hues of royal blue, emerald, or maroon. However, the maximalist decor works well together to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere that reflects the quirky area of East London. The 41 rooms of the hotel are well-sized with moody interiors and include ensuite bathrooms with walk-in rain showers or suites with roll-top bathtubs, making them the ideal retreat.

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    Sydney House Chelsea

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    4* | Sydney House Chelsea is a boutique hotel in the heart of the beautiful Chelsea district in London. This quaint hotel is situated in one of the area’s typical townhouses and is very tastefully decorated. The rooms are really lovely, some even come with their own balcony, and you can wind down your evening in a relaxed setting at the small bar.

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    The Beaumont Hotel

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    5 Stars | The Beaumont Hotel, in Mayfair, is celebrated for its storied legacy of delivering unparalleled luxury in central London. Residing in an exquisite 1926 building, the hotel is graced by a striking sculpture from the renowned Sir Antony Gormley. The Beaumont not only boasts a distinguished restaurant but also features the well-loved American Bar, alongside a luxurious spa and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Perfectly situated mere steps from the shopping havens of Oxford and Bond Street, this hotel is a haven for those who cherish both opulence and retail therapy.

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    The Chesterfield Mayfair

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    4* | The Chesterfield Mayfair is a gorgeous boutique hotel located in the heart of Mayfair. It is ideal for anyone shopping at the luxury boutiques nearby or looking for a glamorous stay in the city. Within walking distance to Hyde Park the hotel lives up to its stylish surroundings. Inside the hotel is adorned with chandeliers, antique furniture, and marble flooring, whereas the guest rooms are impressive with rich fabrics and large comfortable beds.

    The hotel is a haven with beautiful dining areas and a cosy lounge with luxurious leather armchairs and a library. Green Park station is located nearby and the popular street of Bond Street is close for guests looking for a spot of retail therapy.

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    5 Stars | The Dorchester is a boutique hotel in London, overlooking Hyde Park. Its rooms are detailed and elegantly furnished, offering spectacular views of Hyde Park. The hotel features a Michelin-starred restaurant led by renowned chef Alain Ducasse. For relaxation after sightseeing, The Dorrest Spa provides a tranquil retreat. The hotel is conveniently located, with Knightsbridge just a 15-minute walk away and London’s museum district reachable in 20 minutes on foot.


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