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Luxury hotels in London

A curated list of 5-star luxury hotels and resorts

Tomas Mazowski A list by Tomas Mazowski. This guide was last updated in June 2023.

Hey! When I travel I love to stay at luxurious hotels - especially the kind of places that offer over the top extras and really spoil their guests with great service, nice spas, awesome restaurants and beautiful views. What more can you want? To save some time, I've put together this list of my favourite 5-star hotels and resorts in London. I hope you will like it!

  • 1 11 Cadogan Gardens, The Apartments and the Draycott Hotel by Iconic Luxury Hotels London, United Kingdom

    11 Cadogan Gardens, The Apartments and the Draycott Hotel by Iconic Luxury Hotels

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. A member of Relais & Châteaux, this 5-star hotel offers gourmet breakfasts and boutique bedrooms with marble bathrooms. 11 Cadogan Gardens Hotel & Apartments is just off Sloane Square and a 10-minute walk from Knightsbridge. Show full description Guest review score 8.5, rooms from around 389 GBP.

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  • 2 The Mayfair Townhouse - an Iconic Luxury Hotel London, United Kingdom

    The Mayfair Townhouse - an Iconic Luxury Hotel

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Set in an elegant Georgian townhouse in the heart of Mayfair, The Mayfair Townhouse - by Iconic Luxury Hotels features modern rooms as well as a lobby for both relaxing and working and a cocktail bar. All air-conditioned rooms feature large opening windows, work desk, flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Show full description Guest review score 8.6, rooms from around 432 GBP.

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  • 3 The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World London, United Kingdom

    The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Situated in Bloomsbury in London's West End, The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World comprises a collection of five Georgian townhouses combined into one hotel. Following a multi-million-pound interior refurbishment by YTL Hotels, The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World is now a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection. Show full description Guest review score 8.2, rooms from around 269 GBP.

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  • 4 One Aldwych London, United Kingdom

    One Aldwych

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Centrally located in Covent Garden, One Aldwych offers 5-star luxury accommodation, superb restaurants and a health club. This English Heritage Edwardian property is a 5-minute walk from Covent Garden Underground Station. Show full description Guest review score 9.4, rooms from around 940 GBP.

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  • 5 The Lanesborough, Oetker Collection London, United Kingdom

    The Lanesborough, Oetker Collection

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. This 5-star hotel is in London's Knightsbridge and looks out over Hyde Park. It has air-conditioned luxury rooms and offers a personal butler service, free WiFi and an in-room tablet. Show full description Guest review score 9.4, rooms from around 1500 GBP.

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  • 6 Egerton House London, United Kingdom

    Egerton House

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. This 5-star luxury hotel is in London's Knightsbridge, looking out over quiet gardens. It offers free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned rooms with luxury bedding, minibars, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. Show full description Guest review score 9.3, rooms from around 1687 GBP.

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  • 7 Hotel Cafe Royal London, United Kingdom

    Hotel Cafe Royal

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Hotel Café Royal is an iconic luxury 5-star hotel in the heart of central London. With the hotel situated to the South-West of Mayfair and Soho to the South, the property is positioned on Regent Street, within 1 mile from Theatreland, Buckingham Palace, Westminster and the British Museum. Show full description Guest review score 9.3, rooms from around 1250 GBP.

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  • 8 L'oscar London London, United Kingdom

    L'oscar London

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. L’oscar London is a 39-bedroom luxury hotel set within the former Headquarters of the Baptist Church. It is features French architect by designer Jacques Garcia. Show full description Guest review score 9.3, rooms from around 546 GBP.

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  • 9 The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, London London, United Kingdom

    The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, London

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. In exclusive Knightsbridge, this 5-star boutique hotel once played host to Oscar Wilde. Guests can dine or have a light lunch in the elegant and comfortable bar and drawing room and enjoy luxurious rooms with iPod docks. Show full description Guest review score 9.3, rooms from around 650 GBP.

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  • 10 Sofitel London St James London, United Kingdom

    Sofitel London St James

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. In London's West End, this 5-star luxury hotel is set in a beautifully preserved Victorian building. It boasts a luxurious on-site spa, spacious rooms, and a newly opened café restaurant - Wild Honey St. Show full description Guest review score 9.2, rooms from around 666 GBP.

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  • 11 Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London London, United Kingdom

    Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Featuring a two Michelin star restaurant and a stunning spa, the luxury Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London overlooks Hyde Park and Knightsbridge. Knightsbridge Tube Station is a 2-minute walk away. Show full description Guest review score 9.1, rooms from around 1400 GBP.

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  • 12 Brown's Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel London, United Kingdom

    Brown's Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Between Piccadilly and Regent Street, this elegant 5-star hotel has award-winning fine dining, a gym and a peaceful spa. In exclusive Mayfair, guests are just metres from galleries and designer shops. Show full description Guest review score 9.0, rooms from around 1295 GBP.

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  • 13 The Carlton Tower Jumeirah London, United Kingdom

    The Carlton Tower Jumeirah

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. This 5-star hotel in the district of Knightsbridge includes a spa, pool and gym. The property is a 5-minute walk from Hyde Park, Harrods department store and a number of designer stores on Sloane Street. Show full description Guest review score 9.0, rooms from around 1440 GBP.

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  • 14 Baglioni Hotel London - The Leading Hotels of the World London, United Kingdom

    Baglioni Hotel London - The Leading Hotels of the World

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Baglioni Hotel London is situated in the heart of the city and offers 5-star luxury accommodation overlooking Hyde Park and Kensington Palace. The unique location is the perfect setting for an unforgettable Italian experience in the capital. Show full description Guest review score 8.9, rooms from around 900 GBP.

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  • 15 Knightsbridge Hotel, Firmdale Hotels London, United Kingdom

    Knightsbridge Hotel, Firmdale Hotels

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. With a 24-hour front desk, this 5-star hotel is located in a quiet street in the heart of London. It offers valet and concierge services, and spacious bedrooms with Rik Rak by Kit Kemp bath products. Show full description Guest review score 8.9, rooms from around 510 GBP.

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  • 16 Middle Eight - Preferred Hotels and Resorts London, United Kingdom

    Middle Eight - Preferred Hotels and Resorts

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Middle Eight - Preferred Hotels and Resorts features a restaurant, fitness centre, a bar and shared lounge in London. This 5-star hotel offers a concierge service and ticket service. Show full description Guest review score 8.9, rooms from around 414 GBP.

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  • 17 Sun Street Hotel London, United Kingdom

    Sun Street Hotel

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Ideally set in London, Sun Street Hotel features a Full English/Irish breakfast and free WiFi throughout the property. This 5-star hotel offers room service and luggage storage space. Show full description Guest review score 8.9, rooms from around 355 GBP.

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  • 18 Home House - Private Member's Club London, United Kingdom

    Home House - Private Member's Club

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. In a prime location in London, Home House Portman Square provides air-conditioned rooms, a fitness centre, free WiFi and a garden. Each accommodation at the 5-star hotel has city views, and guests can enjoy access to a terrace and to a sauna. Show full description Guest review score 8.7, rooms from around 452 GBP.

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  • 19 London Marriott Hotel Park Lane London, United Kingdom

    London Marriott Hotel Park Lane

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. This 5-star hotel is situated in the centre of London's West End, on the corner of Oxford Street and Park Lane. Overlooking Hyde Park, it boasts luxurious air-conditioned rooms and free WiFi access in public areas. Show full description Guest review score 8.6, rooms from around 750 GBP.

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  • 20 The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences London, United Kingdom

    The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Overlooking leafy Green Park, this stylish and elegant 5-star hotel offers luxurious and contemporary rooms, suites and apartments, as well as a boutique spa. Opposite Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace, The Athenaeum is only 15 minutes’ walk from Oxford Street’s shops and the theatres of the West End. Show full description Guest review score 8.6, rooms from around 680 GBP.

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  • 21 InterContinental London Park Lane, an IHG Hotel London, United Kingdom

    InterContinental London Park Lane, an IHG Hotel

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. This elegant, 5-star hotel is located between Mayfair and Knightsbridge. Its luxurious rooms feature large LCD TVs and Wireless Speakers, while its gourmet restaurant serves seasonal cuisine. Show full description Guest review score 8.3, rooms from around 299 GBP.

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  • 22 The Capital Hotel, Apartments & Townhouse London, United Kingdom

    The Capital Hotel, Apartments & Townhouse

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. A 5-star hotel in the heart of Knightsbridge London, near Harrods and Harvey Nichols As one of London’s first boutique hotels we are proud members of Pride of Britain and Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The Capital hotel, Apartments & Townhouse prides itself on being epitome of authentic British hospitality, through our passionate staff who are dedicated to meeting your every need throughout your stay. Show full description Guest review score 8.2, rooms from around 399 GBP.

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  • 23 The Royal Horseguards London, United Kingdom

    The Royal Horseguards

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Between the River Thames and Trafalgar Square, this beautiful 5-star hotel has a luxurious mix of history and modern style. It has a restaurant, a gym (closed due to Covid-19) and river views. Show full description Guest review score 8.2, rooms from around 503 GBP.

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  • 24 The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel, Mayfair London London, United Kingdom

    The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel, Mayfair London

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel opened in 1927 and this luxurious 5-star hotel is situated in the heart of Mayfair, surrounded by the parks, theatres and attractions of London’s West End. There is free Wi-Fi in all areas, a private theatre, and a 24-hour business centre offering the latest in audiovisual equipment. Show full description Guest review score 8.1, rooms from around 541 GBP.

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  • 25 Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel London, United Kingdom

    Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. In exclusive Belgravia, this luxury 5-star hotel offers a sophisticated bar and free Wi-Fi, a short walk from Harvey Nichols. Tube stations are a 5-minute walk away. Show full description Guest review score 8.0, rooms from around 675 GBP.

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  • 26 London Hilton on Park Lane London, United Kingdom

    London Hilton on Park Lane

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Located on prestigious Park Lane in Mayfair, the London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel boasts stunning views of Hyde Park, Knightsbridge and Westminster. With 453 rooms and suites, this award-winning 5-star luxury hotel also has a stylish bar and a Michelin-starred restaurant. Show full description Guest review score 7.9, rooms from around 518 GBP.

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  • 27 London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square London, United Kingdom

    London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. This magnificent 5-star hotel offers luxurious air-conditioned rooms in London's West End. Guests can dine at the Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill, and use the on-site gym. Show full description Guest review score 7.9, rooms from around 836 GBP.

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  • 28 St James Hotel & Club Mayfair London, United Kingdom

    St James Hotel & Club Mayfair

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. With an exclusive club and a Michelin-starred restaurant, this stunning 5-star hotel is in the heart of elegant Mayfair. St James Hotel & Club is just a 10-minute walk from Buckingham Palace. Show full description Guest review score 7.9, rooms from around 585 GBP.

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  • 29 The Piccadilly London West End London, United Kingdom

    The Piccadilly London West End

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. In the heart of London’s Theatreland, The Piccadilly London West End is just 300 metres from Leicester Square. The 5-star hotel has a fitness centre and boutique bedrooms with free WiFi. Show full description Guest review score 7.9, rooms from around 174 GBP.

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  • 30 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel London, Curio Collection by Hilton London, United Kingdom

    100 Queen’s Gate Hotel London, Curio Collection by Hilton

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Well-placed in exclusive South Kensington, this luxury hotel is a short walk from London’s Natural History, Science and Victoria and Albert Museums and the Royal Albert Hall. 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel London, Curio Collection by Hilton has a restaurant and cocktail bar. Show full description Guest review score 7.8, rooms from around 399 GBP.

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  • 31 The Montcalm Marble Arch London, United Kingdom

    The Montcalm Marble Arch

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Within 5 minutes’ walk of Hyde Park, Oxford Street’s shops and Marble Arch Underground Station, this 5-star hotel features a modern bar and an on-site spa. Free internet access is available throughout The Montcalm. Show full description Guest review score 7.8, rooms from around 185 GBP.

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  • 32 The Park Tower Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection Hotel, London London, United Kingdom

    The Park Tower Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection Hotel, London

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. The Park Tower Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection Hotel, London is a 5-star hotel located in the heart of Knightsbridge, just next door to Harvey Nichols and Hyde Park, and a short walk away from Harrods and other designer stores. It offers award-winning dining and stunning views of London. Show full description Guest review score 7.4, rooms from around 725 GBP.

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  • 33 Rafayel Hotel & Spa London, United Kingdom

    Rafayel Hotel & Spa

    ***** Hotel. On the riverfront, this eco-friendly 5-star boutique hotel has a spa, 2 restaurants and a bar with river views. Clapham Junction Tube station is just a 10-minute walk away. Hotel Rafayel’s luxurious designer rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious private bathrooms and state-of-the-art entertainment systems. Show full description Guest review score 7.3, rooms from around 250 GBP.

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  • 34 The Barbican Rooms London, United Kingdom

    The Barbican Rooms

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Next to the Barbican, in the heart of The City, this 5-star hotel offers boutique rooms with free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. The London City Suites features a gourmet restaurant and a traditional pub. Show full description Guest review score 7.3, rooms from around 108 GBP.

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  • 35 The Montcalm At Brewery London City London, United Kingdom

    The Montcalm At Brewery London City

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. In the heart of London City district, this 5-star hotel offers luxury rooms with stylish bathrooms and iPod docks. The Barbican Train and Underground Station is less than a 10 minute walk away. Show full description Guest review score 6.7, rooms from around 114 GBP.

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  • 36 Courthouse Hotel London London, United Kingdom

    Courthouse Hotel London

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Set in a Grade II Listed building, this luxury hotel is in Central London, just 2 minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus Tube Station. The Courthouse Hotel London boasts stylish rooms, fantastic international cuisine, an indoor pool and a spa. Show full description Guest review score 6.6, rooms from around 249 GBP.

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  • 37 The Marble Arch London London, United Kingdom

    The Marble Arch London

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. This 5-star luxury accommodation is situated within the stylish Marylebone district of London, just a 5 minutes’ walk from Oxford Street. It offers spacious rooms with marble bathrooms and 24-hour room service. Show full description Guest review score 6.4, rooms from around 227 GBP.

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  • 38 Centel - Easy Stay in Zone 1 London London, United Kingdom

    Centel - Easy Stay in Zone 1 London

    ***** Hotel. Featuring 5-star accommodation, Centel - Easy Stay in Zone 1 London is set in London, 1.9 km from Tower Bridge and 2.9 km from Tower of London. Show full description Guest review score 6.2, rooms from around 47 GBP.

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  • 39 41 London, United Kingdom

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    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Nestled behind Buckingham Palace, this luxurious hotel is opposite the Royal Mews. It has striking rooms, a generous supply of free snacks and canapés, attentive 5-star service, and a wood-panelled Executive Lounge. Show full description Guest review score 9.7, rooms from around 371 GBP.

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  • 40 Claridge's London, United Kingdom

    Claridge's

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. The glamorous and elegant Claridge's presents sophisticated 5-star luxury in the heart of Mayfair. Spacious, luxurious, and sumptuously furnished, each room at Claridge’s boasts a luxury marble bathroom and peaceful views of the courtyard. Show full description Guest review score 9.6, rooms from around 750 GBP.

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  • 41 Covent Garden Hotel, Firmdale Hotels London, United Kingdom

    Covent Garden Hotel, Firmdale Hotels

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Situated in the heart of London’s theatre district, Covent Garden Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Royal Opera House, and surrounded by some of London’s best restaurants, bars and nightlife. A fully equipped gym is on site, as well as a treatment room offering massage and beauty treatments. Show full description Guest review score 9.5, rooms from around 534 GBP.

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  • 42 Pan Pacific London London, United Kingdom

    Pan Pacific London

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Graceful and luxuriant, Pan Pacific London fuses together meaningful design, boundary-pushing wellbeing, and a myriad of dining and drinking destinations, all close to Liverpool Street Station in London's premium Square Mile. Spacious rooms and suites are equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows and air conditioning. Show full description Guest review score 9.5, rooms from around 630 GBP.

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  • 43 The Beaumont Hotel London, United Kingdom

    The Beaumont Hotel

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Offering a popular restaurant, spa and fitness centre, The Beaumont Hotel is set in the prestigious London district of Mayfair. The original building dates back to 1926 and features an iconic, 3-storey high sculpture by the award-winning Sir Antony Gormley. Show full description Guest review score 9.5, rooms from around 846 GBP.

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  • 44 The Ritz London London, United Kingdom

    The Ritz London

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Overlooking London’s Green Park is the world-famous The Ritz London. This stunning Neoclassical building offers the height of opulence with luxurious bedrooms, exquisite British cuisine, and classic afternoon teas. Show full description Guest review score 9.5, rooms from around 749 GBP.

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  • 45 The Soho Hotel, Firmdale Hotels London, United Kingdom

    The Soho Hotel, Firmdale Hotels

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Situated 5 minutes’ walk from Oxford Street, The Soho Hotel features a fully equipped gym with an on-site personal trainer. Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square are within a 10-minute walk of the hotel, as well as many tube stations. Show full description Guest review score 9.5, rooms from around 804 GBP.

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  • 46 Bankside Hotel, Autograph Collection London, United Kingdom

    Bankside Hotel, Autograph Collection

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Located a 13-minute walk from London Eye, Bankside, Autograph Collection features an outside terrace, restaurant and bar. Featuring a fitness centre, the hotel is close to several noted attractions, around 1. Show full description Guest review score 9.4, rooms from around 593 GBP.

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  • 47 Batty Langley's London, United Kingdom

    Batty Langley's

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Situated just a 7-minute walk from London Liverpool Street Station, Batty Langley's features beautiful rooms with antique furniture, heavy silk curtains and quirky bathrooms. Located in a cobbled street in London's trendy Spitalfields, the iconic Gherkin building is 13 minutes' stroll away and Old Spitalfields Market is a 3-minute walk away. Show full description Guest review score 9.4, rooms from around 489 GBP.

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  • 48 Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square London, United Kingdom

    Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Offering 2 restaurants and spa, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square is situated 200 metres from Tower of London. All of the elegant rooms offer 24-hour in-room dining, city views and are fitted with a private marble bathroom. Show full description Guest review score 9.4, rooms from around 455 GBP.

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  • 49 Haymarket Hotel, Firmdale Hotels London, United Kingdom

    Haymarket Hotel, Firmdale Hotels

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. In the heart of London’s theatre district, the elegant Haymarket Hotel is surrounded by restaurants, bars, and is just next door to the Theatre Royal. Guests can enjoy a swimming pool, gym, and a spa with a range of treatments. Show full description Guest review score 9.4, rooms from around 546 GBP.

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  • 50 The Savoy London, United Kingdom

    The Savoy

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of London. Originally opened in 1889, the world-famous Savoy Hotel is situated on the banks of the Thames and less than 5 minutes' walk from The British Museum and The Royal Opera House. The hotel was once visited by the likes of Sir Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra and Katherine Hepburn. Show full description Guest review score 9.4, rooms from around 637 GBP.

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