PHOTO: The Dorchester

The Best Luxury Hotels in London

Toby Orton | January 26, 2018

With some properties dating back to the Victorian and Edwardian eras, the Grand Dame hotels of London have had plenty of time to work on their luxury game. And while most have their origins in a bygone age, each one of our picks has been renovated, updated, modernized and beautified to appeal to only the most discerning hotel guests. From the royal and rarefied to the opulent and extravagant, here are five of the best luxury hotels in London.

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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

Why it made the list

The choice of the wealthiest 1%, the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is an outlier in that the Grand Dame is as regal and refined as any of London’s most traditional luxury hotels but maintains a level of chic that some of the Park Lane classics lack. At the Mandarin Oriental staff will cater to your every whim, you’ll rub shoulders with a cast of affluent work travelers and you’ll have the choice between Heston Blumenthal and Daniel Boulud when it comes to dining.

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The Ritz

Why it made the list

A classic luxury hotel, the Ritz is all formal service, traditional glamour and extravagant décor—with no better example of the hotel’s knack for ostentatious beauty than its amazing dining room, a space replete with watercolor frescoes at every turn. Service is formal and the dress code keeps a certain decorum in place, a nod to tradition that most guests will find endearing.

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The Dorchester

Why it made the list

Rooms at the Dorchester are all shimmering wallpapers and palatial charm, as they should be when their home is in one of the city’s finest hotels, located on one of its most iconic thoroughfares. The grand hotel wows with its service, its evocative bar, and Michelin-starred restaurant.

A grand dame hotel with close to 100 years old, few hotels t Read More


Hotel 41

Why it made the list

A boutique hotel close to Buckingham Palace, the award-winning Hotel 41 prides itself on going above and beyond in the name of service. Housed in an old Edwardian townhouse, this very English, extremely opulent hotel is famed for having some of the finest beds in London.

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