FIVE OF LONDON'S BEST HOTELS
Experience some of the best hotels London has to offer
If you are looking at an exotic holiday in London and fancy yourself savouring the sights and culture of one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations, you can be rest assured that the city of London will have you loving every minute and every hour of your stay. Designer fashion, great food, night life and art that will leave you in awe. For some of the best places to stay in London, our travel editors have short-listed five of the most popular luxury hotels London has to offer:
Set in London's, historic St. James's Place, 90 beautiful rooms ranging from 'Dukes' to 'The Duke of Clarence Suite'. World Travel Awards 2012 "Worlds Leading Classic Hotel" and recipient of “Europe's Leading Boutique Hotel”. Just a 10 minute walk to Buckingham Palace.
Address: 35, St. James's Place, London SW1A 1NY.
Website: Dukes Hotel London
A stunning London icon. The Ritz is located in the heart of London, making it the perfect location for exploring one of the most vibrant cities in the world. 111 rooms and 25 suites. The hotel is above the Ritz Club Casino located in the basement. Regent Street is a 10 minutes walk away. It's also the home to one of the world's best Michelin award winning restaurants - The Ritz.
Address: 50 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR.
Website: The Ritz London
3. Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
With breath-taking views of the Royal Park, London’s iconic landmarks on its doorstep and exclusive shops only a short distance away, its Hyde Park location is both a peaceful retreat from the buzz of the city and the perfect base from which to explore the exciting capital. With a peaceful, yet central location overlooking Hyde Park, many of London’s most famous attractions are within easy walking distance, with the rest just a short tube or taxi ride away.
Address: 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA.
Hotel rooms: Room and Suite e-brochure
Website: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
This hotel offers absolute, five-star luxury, in the heart of Mayfair. Sumptuous interiors. Enjoy renowned dining in Amaranto restaurant and the fantastic views of Hyde Park from the glass-walled rooftop spa and lounge. Savour afternoon tea, or stroll to one of three royal parks within walking distance.
Address: Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London, W1J 7DR.
Website: Four Seasons Hotel
5. The Royal Horseguards Hotel
A stunning Grade 1 listed hotel in Whitehall Court. 282 rooms and suites over 8 floors. In Walking distance of Trafalgar Square, St. James's Park, and the Palace of Westminster. Superbly situated overlooking the River Thames and Whitehall Gardens. Equus Bar and One Twenty One Twelve restaurant are on-site, and the penthouse suite on the roof offers one of London's best locations to view New Year South Bank festivities.
Address: 2 Whitehall Court, Westminster, London SW1A 2EJ.
Website: The Royal Horseguards Hotel
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London is one of the most famous cities in the world and home to almost 9 million people. Renowned as a global powerhouse of art, fashion, business and shopping, the city also comes alive at night with a myriad of concert halls, theatres and night clubs. London houses some of the finest museums and galleries anywhere. If you only have a few hours or days, be sure not to miss the Palace of Westminster, St. Paul's Cathedral, the National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Buckingham Palace and London Zoo.
Tourist website: www.visitbritain.com
Fashion, Souvenirs, Everything!
Put these down on your must see list and definitely consider taking the London Underground to save you more money for shopping - Harrods, Selfridges, Sloane Street, Regent Street, Oxford Street, Jermyn Street, Bond Street, Knightsbridge, Carnaby Street and Savile Row. For a food, shopping and souvenir mash up, head on to London Markets and Covent Garden Markets.
Over 2,600 amazing paintings.
Vermeer, Titian, Cezanne, Claude Monet, Gainsborough, Rubens and Anthony van Dyk will get you started - and Rembrandt, Turner, Constable, Caneletto, Raphael, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci will have you wanting to come back and see everything all again! An amazing collection of some of the world's most wonderful art and it's all free to see. And, right outside is Trafalgar Square!