Best 4 Star Hotels In London – With over 20 million foreign visitors in 2018, London is the second most visited city in the world (after Bangkok). With the city’s extraordinary museums, rich theater scene, many major sporting venues and streets steeped in history, it’s no wonder travelers from all over the world are flocking to London in record numbers. The British capital has accommodation to suit every budget, but if you want to do London properly, you really need to splurge. However, London is home to so many luxury hotels that choosing the right one can be quite difficult. To help you make the right decision, I’ve compiled a list of my ten favorite luxury hotels in London.
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Overlooking peaceful Hyde Park – and moments from the famous Knightsbridge shopping center – the Berkeley Hotel is one of the city’s best hideaways. Each room and suite expertly combines comfort, elegant design and the latest innovations to meet the needs of the modern traveller. Created by some of the world’s most talented interior designers, including Andre Fu, Robert Engel, Helen Green Studio and John Hay, no two rooms and suites are alike. Marcus wears Michelin-starred cuisine at its restaurant, Marcus, and takes the stars for true-to-color cocktails at the Blue Bar. On the seventh floor, a sky pool, a secret garden and the luxurious Bamford Hebburn Spa offer a tranquil retreat with views of the London skyline.
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Belmond Cadogan is in a prime location on London’s famous Sloane Street. This historic property, which dates back to 1887, opened in early 2019 after a complete renovation. Built in the style of Queen Anne, Belmond Cadogan has long played an integral role in the social history of the Kensington and Chelsea area. After a day of tasting the city’s masterpieces, you’ll find all the fun at the hotel. Relax by the fire with your favorite drink, dine on exceptionally prepared modern British cuisine in the restaurant, or enjoy the luxury of your elegant suite. The hotel’s 54 rooms, suites and gourmet restaurants reflect the hotel’s rich heritage, creating an elegant haven for visitors to one of the world’s most exclusive and luxurious shopping venues.
Opened in 2014, the Shangri-La Hotel on the Shard occupies levels 34 to 52 of the EU’s tallest skyscraper and offers stunning views of the city below the Shard in South London. Subtle Asian touches in the lobby and 202 contemporary rooms and suites create a Zen-like tranquility that reflects Shangri-La’s heritage. A mix of modern and classic art, works by renowned Asian and British artists are displayed throughout the property. Hotel amenities include a fully equipped gym, sky pool and high-end spa. The culinary team put their heart into seasonal and modern European cuisine with an Asian twist, using ingredients from nearby Borough Market. Try the hand-battered scallops or the organic Welsh lamb.
Ideally located on the north bank of the Thames and in the vibrant shopping and theater district of Covent Garden, The Savoy is an iconic luxury hotel in central London, operated by the hotel brand Fairmont. The 268 rooms and suites are decorated in Edwardian or Art Deco style and have luxurious marble bathrooms. Many rooms offer stunning views of the River Thames. Suites also benefit from dedicated butler service from the Savoy. For relaxation or work, pampering spa treatments, a 24-hour gym and a private pool are available. The Savoy is also known as a one-stop hotel for foodies: a selection of seven elegant restaurants and bars caters for all tastes.
One of London’s most popular five-star hotels, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park offers an inviting blend of oriental elegance and modern luxury in the heart of the British capital. With a quiet, central location opposite famous Hyde Park and Knightsbridge, many of London’s most popular attractions are within walking distance, while others are just a short Tube or taxi ride away. The hotel has 167 elegant rooms and 26 suites rich in individual features, with a Guest Services Manager on each floor to attend to any needs of hotel guests. Foodies can indulge in two of London’s most enticing dining experiences: historic British cuisine at Heston Blumenthal’s Diner and authentic French cuisine at Bar Bold’s Pub.
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Surrounded by greenery in the heart of Mayfair, the luxurious and newly designed Four Seasons Hotel London on Park Lane is unique in London, yet true to the city. Inspired by the ‘Golden Age of Travel’, the hotel’s 147 guestrooms and 46 suites are a modern take on luxury passenger ship lounges using classic English shades and furniture. Four Seasons introduces its signature innovations for the first time in London, from complimentary toiletries and multiple phones in rooms, overnight laundry and one-hour ironing to 24-hour business centers. Guests can visit anywhere within a mile of the hotel using one of our two Rolls Royce Ghost Houses, perfect for exploring one of the many great experiences on our doorstep.
The Langham London is located in the heart of London’s West End, in a magnificent building above Regent Street, one of the city’s main attractions and shopping districts. For 150 years, the legendary hotel has attracted royalty, dignitaries and celebrities, and this European icon looks smaller than ever, thanks to a recent major renovation. 380 elegant rooms and suites evoke a residential atmosphere with today’s amenities. With a beautiful spa on the ground floor and a 16-meter (53-foot) pool, the hotel also offers world-class amenities to rejuvenate body and soul. The hotel’s magnificent Palm Court is famous for being the birthplace of the afternoon tea tradition 150 years ago, which is still a tiffin at The Lingham.
The Lanesborough Hotel reopened in the summer of 2015 following an extensive renovation project by world-renowned interior design studio Alberto Pinto. Now home to the renowned Oetker Collection, this iconic London landmark is located in the heart of the capital’s boutique and upscale neighbourhoods. The renovation honors the building’s architectural heritage as one of London’s most revered Regency landmarks. The 93 rooms feature Victorian style, while incorporating the latest technological innovations and contemporary comforts. The Lanesborough has a Michelin-starred Celeste restaurant, an award-winning afternoon tea service, a very inviting library bar and one of London’s finest cigar and cognac lounges.
Located in Knightsbridge on the edge of Hyde Park, London’s Bulgari Hotel is a haven of peace in the heart of the city but less than a minute’s walk from popular attractions such as Harrod’s department store. Since its launch in 2012, Bulgari Hotel has set new standards in luxury hotels in the British capital. Bvlgari design’s elegant contemporary architecture and legendary flair are matched by high standards of service. The 85 light-filled rooms and suites are the largest in London. Many overlook Hyde Park and Knightsbridge, and each is an established oasis of calm tranquility and simple luxury. The hotel also has a 47-seat cinema, a luxurious spa and a one-of-a-kind cigar shop that offers a unique city hotel experience in the world.
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Rosewood London, currently London’s finest five-star hotel, is located in High Holborn, one of the most historic areas of the British capital. Blending English heritage and contemporary sophistication, the magnificent building that houses the hotel has been sensibly renovated to create the ultimate luxury hotel with elegant London accommodation. Upon arrival, the hotel’s grand facade arches into a tranquil courtyard where the buzz of the city slips away, replaced by quiet sophistication and unparalleled hospitality. A perfect start to an unforgettable stay in a timeless heritage hotel just steps from Covent Garden. Rosewood London offers its guests a true urban getaway, with 262 rooms and 44 suites, the largest in London.
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