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12 of the best London hotels for your next royal visit

London Calling! Oh and isn't it the most marvellous of towns. From the River Thames, to Westminster Abbey, you'll be hard pressed to find anything in London city not gleaning with old world charm. To visit the city is like a trip Charlie's chocolate factory, every walk in the lush green parks or quaint squares is like your own personal golden ticket. Whether it's trawling for treasure in the Portobello markets, or a high tea trip to Harrods there is always something new to explore. So if you're looking for your next escape mission overseas, we've compiled the 12 best luxury hotels that the city of London has to offer.


1. The Dorchester

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One of the first purpose built hotels, the hotel is characterised by marble floors, gold leaf ceilings, adorned by flowers from the hotels own in-house team of florists. A delightful dream!


2. The Langham

A truly historic hotel, that's kept appropriately modern, only a stones throw away from the shops at Oxford Street and the world class restaurants of Marylebone.

3. Corinthia London


Located on the doorstep of Westminster, the hotel is a sophisticated and luxurious destination, full of historical charm. The perfect luxury stay for those days meant for playing tourist among London's best landmarks.


4. Shagri-La the Shard, London

The cities highest hotel, comes primed with world class 360 views of the capital. The hotel offers an array of serene amenities and is the perfect spot for a late night drink at the renowned Gong bar.


5. Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

Classic style meets British sophistication, located on London's West End. The perfect stay for those looking for dinner and a show.


6. The Savoy, The Strand

Known to be the first luxury hotel in Britain, the Savoy's immaculate hospitality remains uncontested. The rooms are beautifully decorated in classic Edwardian and Art Deco style, made with classic elegance in mind If you can, find yourself a room that overlooks the Thames at night. Bliss!


7. Bulgari Hotel Knightsbridge

For the fashion lovers among us, the Bulgari hotel is an elegant and sleek stay. With a mid century modern aesthetic, the building is only nine years old making it one of London's newer luxury hotels.


8. Charlotte Street Hotel Fitzrovia

With a divine mint exterior adorned with the Union Jack out front, The Charlotte Street hotel isn't just a figment of our imagination. Boasting a lot of warmth, charm and character, the hotel is an aesthetic dream and only a short distance to Soho, Marylebone and Mayfair.


9. Claridge's Mayfair

While out and about exploring central London, you can't go past an afternoon drink at Claridge's Bar. Known as the crown jewel of Mayfair hotels past celebrity guests have included Audrey Hepburn, Kate Moss and Cary Grant. A worthy investment for your next bougie trip abroad!


10. The Goring Hotel

This is a hotel fit for a queen, quite literally as the future queen on England herself Kate Middleton stayed here the night before her nuptials. Known for it's state of the art afternoon tea, the hotel has received a litany of awards and has even been awarded a royal warrant of appointment by the Queen herself. Pretty fancy!


11. The Ritz Piccadilly

In 2021 the hotel celebrated 115 years of luxury and elegance, and it's not surprising once you set foot on this prime piece of real estate. Housing an immeasurable number of high profile guests, the hotel restaurant holds its own Michelin star restaurant in its quarters. If you truly want the royal treatment in London town this is the place to go!


12. Blakes Hotel South KensingtonĀ 

Not only is this hotel created by a former Bond girl, it is considered to be London's first luxury boutique hotel. Opulent and grandiose, the boudoir themed decor is both lavish and heady, the perfect stay for those most theatrical among us!

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