London’s hotel scene has much going for it right now. New openings have been happening all over the city leading to increased competition that has turned one of the most traditional hotel environments into a creative scene. The options on offer are diverse and varied. The choice is yours to make, based on your preferences and tastes. To help you narrow down your options we have highlighted some of the best hotels in London below.
The Ritz London
Since opening in 1906, the legacy of Cesar Ritz has not changed. With a lovely dining room and the rooms retaining their original Louis XVI style The Ritz is a symbol of opulence. The Ritz’s high ceilinged rooms featuring subtle pink, blue, yellow and peach colors are eye catching. The Ritz is a luxury hotel that has played host to many VIPs and celebrities over the years.
By using the highest quality British seasonal produce, The Ritz is known for recreating classic French dishes. Speaking of bars for an intimate evening, there is no better place to gather for a cocktail than at the state of the art Rivoli bar.
Since it opened a century ago, The Goring has been run by the same family. The Duchess of Cambridge and the Middleton Family were guests here the night before the Royal Wedding. It is close to the Buckingham Palace and is the perfect place for Michelin starred dining.
The rooms are elegant and stylish. You are offered the services of a footman if you book a suite. The cosy bar and one of the biggest private gardens in London make The Goring one of the most glorious hotels to dine in or stay at in London.
The Shangri-La At The Shard.
Occupying the thirty fourth to fifty second floors of Renzo Piano’s 87 storey London landmark, the Shangri-La is enchanting. The rooms have a contemporary Asian influenced design and the restaurants and bars offer an extraordinary view over the city of London. All the suites at this hotel come with their own butler service.
In the in-house restaurant TĪNG, the menu is filled with Asian speciality delicacies. Guest can pick their favourite ingredients at Borough Market. The bar on the fifty second floor makes an excellent place for sundowner with signature drinks such as Rosemary Bubbles and Yuzu Martini.
The stolid Englishness of The Connaught is embodied in its celebrated central staircase. The Connaught Bar, named the Best Bar in the World in 2015, famous for its Connaught Martini is a masterclass.
Dining options include the two Michelin-starred Helene Darroze which is known to have some of the best French cuisines in the whole of London. The less formal Jean-Gorges offers a perfect view onto a magical water sculpture outside.
The Mondrian resembles a transatlantic liner. Outside there is Shakespeare’s Globe on the right and Tate Modern on the left. The rooftop Rumpus bar, offers a view of the whole of London spread beneath you.
Other honourable British mentions include; Soho Hotel, The Savoy, Ace Hotel Shoreditch and The Berkley. There is an abundance of choice to choose from and to suit every fantasy imaginable. Check them out for a memorable experience.