Top 5 hotels in London – London has held on to its reputation as one of Europe’s hippest capitals with new landmarks and trendy hotels, restaurants and clubs opening up all the time. The hotel scene is ever expanding with recent openings including boutique hotels and stylish B&B accommodation in the pretty neighbourhoods of Notting Hill and Chelsea as well as more centrally in Bloomsbury and Mayfair. Steeped in history and architecture, with prominent sights at every turn, from Big Ben to the London Eye, the National Gallery to the Tate Modern, London is a timeless city offering a fascinating mix of old and new. Find out more about the top 5 hotels in London and plan your travel!

The May Fair Hotel

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There are 5 star luxury hotels, and then there is The May Fair: an icon of expressive contemporary design, bringing together boutique attention to detail with grand hotel service. A legendary luxury hotel with a glamorous past, The May Fair was first opened by King George V in 1927 and offers over 400 luxury hotel bedrooms, including 12 of the capital’s most memorable hotel suites, a discreet spa, a fine-dining restaurant and the quintessential London Casino.

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The spirit of surrounding Mayfair is captured beautifully, especially in our destination May Fair Bar, breathtaking Crystal Room and opulent Danziger Suite, which between them have played host to some of London’s most extravagant society events.

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InterContinental London Park Lane

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Located at 1 Park Lane between the famous shopping districts of Knightsbridge and Mayfair, the renamed InterContinental London Park Lane overlooks two Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace. The hotel has recently completed a 76 million refurbishment to reinvigorate one of London’s finest hotels and to position it as a global flagship for InterContinental. The hotel now boasts elegant new guest rooms and spectacular suites, including the split level loft style London Suite and a stunning Club InterContinental lounge.

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There are also two exciting new restaurants, Theo Randall at The InterContinental featuring Theo Randall, the former head chef of Michelin star River Cafe and the Cookbook Cafe, where our chef’s showcase their passion for cooking in an informal setting. Spa InterContinental is a chic urban spa that is run in partnership with Elemis. The warm contemporary event space has a magnificent ballroom for up to 750 guests and 12 meeting rooms all with wonderful views of The Royal Parks. With a passionate team and an ‘in the know’ service culture; they ensure that their guests enjoy a truly authentic experience.

The Langham London

The Langham, London has been delighting guests with enchanting encounters since she opened in 1865 as Europe’s first Grand Hotel. Now she has completed an exciting 80 million pound transformation, exuding a graceful and timeless elegance, blending a sense of the past with the style of today. Perfectly located in the heart of the West End, theatreland and London’s luxury shopping including Bond Street are on her door step.

Choose from newly designed Grand rooms in a modern classic style with lavish furnishings and fabrics, or a traditionally styled Classic room. Both offer extensive facilities that include a minibar, air conditioning, broadband Internet and tea and coffee-making facilities.

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The Langham Club rooms offer an exclusive and peaceful oasis of just 47 rooms and suites. Club guests have access to The Langham Club lounges which serves complimentary all day light meals and refreshments, including continental breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails, guests can also enjoy an extended check-out time until 3:00 p.m.

The dazzling new Palm Court is where the tradition of afternoon tea was born 140 years ago and it continues on today as the place to see and be seen. Celebrity designer David Collins and his team have converted bar and restaurant to an oasis of style. The Landau offers a Contemporary European menu using the best British ingredients with a few surprising twists. Special features include an atmospheric vaulted wine corridor, where the restaurant’s extensive world-class wine collection is displayed.

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Artesian, the chic and deeply glamorous cocktail bar combines exotic Orientalism with the romance of new nostalgia and contemporary touches. With over 70 varieties, Artesian specializes in rum as well as offering a fantastic list of cocktails, spirits and champagnes.

Chuan Spa offers a luxury haven in the heart of the London, with a philosophy steeped in the values of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where guests transcend into ultimate relaxation through an individually planned holistic journey with therapies designed to re-balance and revitalize the body and soul.

The Berkeley

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The Berkeley is a stylish oasis in fashionable Knightsbridge, with 214 rooms and suites, each with a contemporary feel. All are fitted with an assortment of creature comforts and in-room entertainment systems featuring digital quality films and music.

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The hotel offers two of London’s finest dining experiences, Michelin-starred Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley and Koffmann’s, celebrating Pierre Koffmann’s long-awaited return to London’s gastronomic scene. The Blue Bar is one of London’s hottest nightspots. The Caramel Room, dispenses London’s most stylish afternoon tea, Pret-à-Portea, featuring cakes and pastries echoing the very latest fashion trends. The Berkeley Health Club and Spa offers state-of-the-art fitness facilities and health and beauty treatments.

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The Draycott Hotel

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The Draycott Hotel is a hotel with pedigree, and that pedigree is nowhere more apparent than in its 35 beautifully appointed and individually decorated rooms. Steeped in Edwardian splendour; with high ceilings and fireplaces; each room is theatrically themed and adorned with Victorian antiques. Each room contains something of its theatrical namesake – be it Sheridan, Coward, Grenfell, or Ashcroft – such as prints, posters, photographs and a miniature biography of the impressario in question. And each room comes with ensuite bathroom containing a well-proportioned bath and a power shower.

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Rooms and suites at the back of the property benefit from glorious views over the private garden square below – particularly beautiful when the cherry trees are in blossom. And, at the end of the day there is the indulgence of sleeping between finest Sea Island cotton in a luxuriously large bed, especially made to Draycott Hotel’s own specification and designed for perfect rest.

Whether you are staying in a single room or a deluxe suite, all rooms feature the modern amenities you’d expect, such as air conditioning, satellite television and CD music system. Where better than The Draycott Hotel to combine the grandeur of the past with the luxuries and convenience of today?