The Best Luxury Hotels in London
With nearly 100 five-star hotels located within its city limits, London has plenty of top-rated, luxury hotels for you to choose from. With so many options available to you, it can be difficult to narrow down your list of choices so it includes only the best accommodations. Fortunately, we've done the hard work for you so it's easy to select a hotel in London where world-class amenities, attentive service and an opulent atmosphere are the norm.
- Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard
- Ham Yard Hotel
- The Ritz
- One Aldwych
- Pancras Renaissance Hotel
1. Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard
If you want the best views of London, you should book a stay at the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard. The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe, and the Shangri-La Hotel occupies floors 34-52. On clear days, guests who aren't staying in rooms that face south can see almost the entire city of London through windows that stretch from floor to ceiling. You don't even need to worry about bringing your own binoculars to make the most of the view from your room — the Shangri-La Hotel has in-room binoculars for its guests.
2. Ham Yard Hotel
The deluxe Ham Yard Hotel is noteworthy for many reasons, including its size and shape. The hotel is three-quarters of an acre, and the structure has the distinct shape of a horseshoe. Located in Central London, the Ham Yard Hotel is home to 91 gorgeous rooms, 24 well-appointed apartments and a nice assortment of independent boutique shops.
Designed to make you feel very much at home, the Ham Yard Hotel has a drawing room that makes you feel like you're in the decadent living room of a wildly successful author or actor;and it makes you want to recreate the space in your own home. In addition to its captivating living room, the Ham Yard Hotel has a bowling alley, a theater that can accommodate 190 audience members and an air-locked fitness center that enables you to workout at a comfortable altitude.
3. The Ritz
If you've ever wanted to travel back in time to the period when Great Britain dominated the world, you should book a stay at the Ritz. Decor that can only be described as "old world" can be found throughout this iconic hotel, including breathtaking, timeless marble and golf leaf that's 24-karat. In keeping with the Ritz's reputation for decadence, guests cannot wear jeans or sneakers when eating within view of others, except at breakfast. Jackets are required for formal dining.
4. One Aldwych
One Aldwych is in an Edwardian building that used to be the home of a newspaper. Located across the street from Somerset House, which is the site of many fashion shows during London Fashion Week
, One Aldwych is a popular hotel for fashionistas who want to see the latest trends during LFW. It's also the preferred upscale hotel for those who want to experience Theatreland and London's West End.
One Aldwych has plenty of amenities to keep you comfortable, well fed and entertained. These amenities include two full-service restaurants, a chic bar, televisions mounted in the guest bathrooms and a pool where you can listen to music under water.
If you want unforgettable views of the Waterloo Bridge, be sure you book a corner room when you stay at One Aldwych!
5. Pancras Renaissance Hotel
Designed by George Gilbert Scott, the Victorian building that houses the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel was built in 1873. Fully restored in recent years, the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel opened in 2011 and is the home of one of the finest spas London has to offer. If you're going to travel by Eurostar during your visit, you'll want to stay at this luxurious, opulent hotel — you can access a transportation platform easily through a convenient side door.
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