There's no place in the world with the mystique and charm of London. Staying in the capital of England and the United Kingdom would be best complemented by staying in the best luxury hotels in London.
London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. It is the city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its center stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex and the entire city.
Here are luxury hotels in London that will enhance your experience:
Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard
Occupying floors 34 through 52 of the Shard (London's iconic skyscraper), Shangri-La is the tallest hotel in London. The floor-to-ceiling windows in the rooms, the restaurant, the bar, the gym and the Infinity Sky pool on the 52nd floor offer unparalleled panoramic views of the city. Decorated in cream, gray and blue tones and enlivened with contemporary art, the rooms have extra-large beds, binoculars and coffee makers. The marble bathrooms are equipped with Washlet toilets and Acqua di Parma toiletries, and while all 17 suits have personal butler service, the Shangri-La suite also has its own jacuzzi. Asian specialties occupy a prominent place in the menu of TĪNG, the hotel restaurant, and guests have the option of choosing the ingredients of their choice at the nearby Borough Market, while LÁNG Deli serves homemade chocolates and exclusive cakes. The GŎNG bar on the 52nd floor serves the classic English afternoon tea and is an excellent place to sunbathe. Their exclusive drinks include the Yuzu Martini and Rosemary Bubbles.
In the center of Mayfair from 1815 onwards, and a few steps from designer stores, the Connaught is where English charm and historical heritage meet modernity. The large dark wooden staircase, personal butlers and sumptuous traditional rooms designed by Guy Oliver date back to the days when hotel guests included French President Charles de Gaulle. On the contrary, the rooms in the new wing are bright, contemporary and somewhat oriental in design; Bathroom features include Japanese toilet seats with Toto heating. Families stay in interconnected rooms, with homemade treats for children, children's menu, a selection of children's books and swimming sessions twice a day, only for families in the Aman spa pool. The celebrated internal dining options include two Hélène Darroze, awarded with a Michelin star, which serves some of London's best French cuisines, under two works by Damien Hurst. Guests collect up to nine key ingredients and let the chef surprise them. Traditional afternoon tea is served in the conservatory. The Connaught Bar, named Best Bar in the World in 2015 and famous for its signature Connaught Martini, offers master cocktail classes, supervised by award-winning mixologist Agostino Perrone.
The Soho Hotel
Hidden in a cul-de-sac, this boutique hotel is right in the heart of Soho, with excellent restaurants and nightlife right outside the door but soundproofed against street noise. The entire hotel is impregnated with bright colors and extravagant and playful touches for which interior designer and co-owner Kit Kemp is known, from the bold mural behind the bar and the arrangement of oil in the restaurant to the sculpture of the Botero cat in the lobby All rooms, were individually designed by Mrs. Kemp and feature bright and eye-catching wallpaper, an exclusive mannequin in each room and a striped umbrella in each closet. Some rooms are interconnected to accommodate families. The bathrooms have separate bathtubs, toilets for him and her and toiletries Rik Rak. Guests can relax in the library or in the sculpture-covered lounge, with a 24-hour honesty bar. A large-scale gym, massage treatments and manicures can be done at home. The Refuel restaurant serves contemporary European dishes and there is a separate children's menu.
Sea Containers formerly Mondrian London
With stellar views of the Thames, the Sea Containers Hotel (formerly Mondrian) is located on the pedestrian path along the river, a few minutes’ walks from the London Eye, Borough Market, Globe Theater and Tate Modern. The nautical touches, from the copper-clad 'ship's hull' that encompasses the reception, to the sculpture of the lobby of a link in the chain, are intended to convey the glamor of the 1920 cruises and pay tribute to the Sea shipping company Containers, the original occupants of the building. Designed by the American architect Warren Platner in the 1970s, the hotel was completed by British designer Tom Dixon and embodies both cultures. Crimson details and copper lighting contrast with the neutral tones and elegant design of the sober and luxurious rooms. Each room is decorated with custom-designed furniture, including the exclusive chairs designed by Dixon and Platner.
ME London by Melia
The elegant and monochromatic ME is only five years old and is right in the middle of the West End action, minutes from the theaters and Covent Garden. The hotel has dark, subtlety lit corridors and elegant rooms, decorated in neutral tones. All rooms have integrated digital media centers and contemporary bathrooms with rain showers. The most striking feature of ME is the hollow pyramid of black marble that crosses the heart of the hotel and houses the reception area. You can take a look at the pyramid from the Rooftop Radio Bar, famous for its cocktails, its outdoor terrace overlooking the St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower Bridge and the London Eye. DJs play at night in the bar from Wednesday to Sunday. The STK with atmospheric lighting is the internal gastronomic option of ME, which specializes in steaks from the United Kingdom and the USA. UU. Inside the ME lobby, the metal structures of "radio waves" pay homage to the hotel building, Marconi House, the former BBC headquarters from which the first radio broadcast was made in 1922.
If London is on your bucket list, you will not regret staying at one of these luxury hotels. Matter of fact, try staying at all five because it's impossible to visit London only once.