London may have the second five-star hotel in the world (which was recently overtaken by Macau, which now has the highest honor), however, the capital of the UK offers travelers more than $1,200-a-night rooms worthy of royalty. Yes, it has a lot of empty-your bag-a valuable overnight bag that, of course, is unusual, but that is just a piece, even a big one, of the place to sleep. London is a fascinating and cosmopolitan place where larger-than-life landmarks like Buckingham Palace combine with high-end shops and easy-to-see restaurants in charming neighborhoods. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that rich people remain abundant. To that end, the London hotel game is very strong.
Well, that’s a criticism, it’s really weird. Our picks for places to send home when visiting the birthplace of red telephones and Big Ben reflect the fun it’s all about, whether it’s Mayfair or trendy Shoreditch. Walking across the pond soon and want to leave your luggage – and, perhaps, drink afternoon tea – somewhere beautiful and full of personality? Check out these designer hotels on your trip to London. They will put you in the center of the action: the best places, shops, restaurants, attractions. That is, if you want to give up these high-end products. Thank you!
Housed within an Edwardian building on Grosvenor Square, The Twenty Two is billed as the ultimate luxury club. (Is that a thing? If not, it should be and this hip hotel proves it.) The 31-key retreat evokes 18th-century French sophistication with crystal chandeliers hanging above plush, canopied beds. heavy velvet, and a comfortable sofa. Strong legs, high-quality design, and interesting angles give it a modern look that is full of new energy and creativity. It also has a private members’ club, because, well, it does.
Showcasing the fun and exciting side that the UK’s capital has always been known for, Treehouse Hotel London is comfortable and sustainable. Photo-ready rooms and suites with interconnecting corridors attract the attention of the sartorial set, from London Fashion Week attendees British Vogue editors for travelers who love beauty. It sounds like a fantasy – if you’re fulfilling a childhood fantasy – but it’s a combination of high technology and aesthetics worthy of a glossy magazine that speaks to an adult.
Close to many galleries, food markets, and the tube station, The Hoxton, Southwark leans towards its Southbank location. Rooms are stylish and feature local industrial accents such as concrete ceilings, exposed brick walls, Crittall style windows, a mix of local art and the smart space-saving accents you’d expect from a hip hosting brand. Albie’s, an all-day dining venue, offers good vibes and good food, with a matching drinks list. The rooftop restaurant has an oyster bar and aerial views.
Although there is a tough competition for the top seat of the luxury hotel located on the border of Hyde Park, Flemings Mayfair, a member of Small Luxury Hotels, certainly has a strong argument for why it deserves the crown covered with precious stones. Many things with such good traffic and unique addresses can be inspiring, but not this one. It’s warm and somehow everything is decorated with ease and a sense of control that matches the beautiful lacquer, gold, and velvet interiors of Georgian townhouses.
Surrounded by vintage shops and cool restaurants in a different part of East London, One Shoreditch feels right at home in its diverse surroundings. Music, art, and design all contribute to the creation of an art-driven indie hotel. Contemporary art, artwork, and cool installations emphasize the walls of bedrooms and public spaces. There’s also a cozy, Palm Springs-inspired millennial-themed bar with a pink rooftop to sip cocktails and hope the SoCal sunshine breaks through the London clouds.
L’Oscar London, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, is housed in a stunning Baroque building within Holborn’s historic former cathedral. It is hard to imagine that a place with such a long history could turn into something so attractive. But this is the beauty of the famous Parisian decorator Jacques Garcia, who made a big impression on the 39 rooms. The artistic lamps and crafts of the period, the plaster, and the beautiful oak panels attract with attractive colors and beautiful shapes.
Beaverbrook Town House in Chelsea looks like a home where the modern man would happily wear their tricorn hat. Credit for the clever design goes to Nicola Harding. Interior lighting takes care of every last detail to create an inviting, bijou atmosphere throughout the living space. Antiques, vivid colors, and exaggerated prints work together to create a space that is once mixed and harmonious – including 14 rooms that pay homage to London’s galleries.
Stylish, elegant, and brimming with charm at every turn, Dorset Square Hotel is a favorite of the fashion cognoscenti. It’s stylish and stylish in a way that entices travelers to trade stilettos for beloved bread lovers. The artwork that owner and designer Kit Kemp has chosen throughout the town’s interior can be easily navigated. An English drawing room, an all-day dining restaurant that showcases plant-filled sheds, and 38 individually decorated bedrooms all have a modern, elegant feel that brightens even the grayest of months.
A collection of four Victorian townhouses hides one of London’s finest living spaces. 11 Cadogan Gardens combines old-school charm with contemporary sensibilities for comfort. Decorative materials represent the public space. While each of the accommodations is attractive in its own right, a common thread of contemporary design with a twist connects all 34 rooms, 22 suites, and six rooms. The private garden is a breath of fresh air (and, depending on the weather, a good opportunity to chase yellow wellies or topcoats).
The Bloomsbury Hotel is a spa hotel close to London’s famous theaters, Covent Garden, and the shops on Oxford Street. The uniquely decorated suites are decorated with rich jewel tones, luxurious velvet, and leather headboards. The opulence continues in the marble bathrooms, where free standing tubs tempt travelers to step in. Again, a delicious tipple-laced pull on a beautiful bar and a room overlooking the fire cannot – and, more importantly, should not be ignored.