Luxurious Stay in London
A true global capital, London is your chance to sample the best of what the world has to offer. This city has been perfecting luxury for centuries and it shows, from the posh grand hotels, to the fabulous fine dining and of course some of the best shopping anywhere. To inspire your next hop across the pond, peruse our latest Divine Living City Guide and discover the most coveted suites, tables and spa experiences the city has to offer.
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53 Park Ln, London W1K 1QA, United Kingdom
+44 20 7629 8888
Gina absolutely loved her stay at this iconic luxury hotel overlooking Hyde Park. Between the Michelin-starred dining, award-winning afternoon tea and elegant spa, it’s everything you look for in a five-star hotel experience.
33 Albemarle St, Mayfair W1S 4BP, United Kingdom
+44 20 7493 6020
This historic hotel in the heart of upscale Mayfair was in fact the first in all of London. Since opening in 1837, Brown’s has hosted royals, presidents and world-famous authors, making it a no-brainer for the woman entrepreneur who’s thinking big.
1C Portland Pl, Regent St, London W1B 1JA, United Kingdom
+44 20 7636 1000
Welcome to Europe’s first “Grand Hotel.” Now updated with a timeless contemporary look, The Langham is a posh urban palace complete with soaring marble columns, three ultra-glamorous dining rooms and an exclusive club area where the champagne flows freely.
The London EDITION
10 Berners St, London W1T 3NP, United Kingdom
+44 20 7781 0000
Housed in a historic landmark building, this boutique hotel represents the best of London’s trendy Soho district. Expect incredible style in every space, from the hotel’s sultry restaurant Berner’s Tavern, to their reservations-only bespoke cocktail bar, Punch Room.
Corinthia Hotel London
Whitehall Pl, London SW1A 2BD, United Kingdom
+44 20 7930 8181
Close to the River Thames and just a skip from Trafalgar Square, this glamorous hotel has a luxe, homey vibe that makes for a fabulous stay. Gina loved her deluxe suite with gorgeous city views and had a relaxing time at the spa.
252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN, United Kingdom
+44 20 7781 8888
We always love a Rosewood Hotel here at Divine Living and this one is on our must-list. The brand’s London location has a romantic vibe about it, with its grand sense of style and dramatically decorated suites, restaurants and bars. Seriously, even their delicatessen is like an Instagram dream come true.
Carlos Pl, London W1K 2AL, United Kingdom
+44 20 7499 7070
Top of Gina’s bucket list is this stylish hotel in the heart of the charmingly chic Mayfair village. With spacious, perfectly-appointed suites, the Connaught has a unique feel and we can totally imagine working out on our own terrace overlooking London’s fascinating skyline.
The Firmdale Hotel Collection
We are basically obsessed with every single Firmdale five-star hotel in London, so we couldn’t choose just one! Each has its own distinct character and seems even dreamier than the last, with covetable addresses in neighborhoods like Covent Garden, Soho and Haymarket.
The Ritz Hotel, London
150 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR, United Kingdom
+44 20 7493 8181
With a superb location overlooking Green Park between Mayfair and St. James, The Ritz London is an iconic hotel from a brand you can trust. Built in 1906 with the aim of reaching a new standard of luxury, to this day the hotel’s opulent Louis XIV rooms and suites remain among the most impressive in the city.
16 Sumner Pl, London SW7 3EG, United Kingdom
+44 20 7589 5232
One of the highest-ranked hotels in London, Firmdale’s modern townhouse lodging gives you the feeling of staying at a luxe private home, with incredibly attentive service. There’s plenty to do here in the heart of South Kensington with tons of museums and shopping nearby, however, you might also carve out some time to linger in Number Sixteen’s private garden, or curl up with a book and some tea at the library.
Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
Hamilton Pl, Park Ln, London W1J 7DR, United Kingdom
+44 20 7499 0888
This gorgeous five-star property in the heart of Mayfair (and just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace) offers everything you expect from a classic luxury hotel. Stroll to the city’s most important sights, and then unwind in the hotel’s 10th floor sanctuary spa and take in London from above.
COMO The Halkin, London
5-6 Halkin St, London SW1X 7DJ, United Kingdom
+44 20 7333 1000
Designed with a sense of contemporary Italian luxury, this exclusive 41-room boutique hotel in London’s elegant Belgravia District is a calm oasis amidst the city bustle. Along with a Michelin-starred restaurant, a Como Shambhala spa with views of Hyde Park ups the relaxation factor.
The Goring Hotel
15 Beeston Pl, London SW1W 0JW, United Kingdom
+44 20 7396 9000
Looking for a quintessentially English experience? This “baby grand” luxury hotel has been owned and operated by the Goring Family since 1910 and still has a strong reputation for personalized attention, posh accommodations and wonderful wining and dining out in the garden.
The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9QU, United Kingdom
+44 20 7234 8000
Experience a taste of paradise high above the city in London’s most iconic skyscraper, the Shard. From the 34th through 52nd floors of the famed Renzo Piano building, each of the Shangri-La’s distinct rooms and suites offers floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning city views, plus luxurious amenities and legendary service.
Bulgari Hotel London
In a modern building on the edge of Hyde Park, the Bulgari Hotel London embodies the brand’s legendary flair for design and luxury. Inside you’ll find majestic black marble baths, floor-to-ceiling views and one of the largest and most exclusive spas in central London.
Brook St, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR, United Kingdom
+44 20 7629 8860
The epitome of timeless elegance, you cannot go wrong with a stay at Claridge’s. Each of the grand luxury hotel’s rooms and suites has been individually styled by names from design and fashion, including Linley and Diane Von Furstenberg.
11 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LY, United Kingdom
+44 20 7235 3535
In a beautifully restored 1920s townhouse, The Wellesley offers a modern take on Art Deco style with all of the luxury amenities you could ask for. Enjoy spectacular views of Hyde Park, 24-hour butler service and Hermès products in your elegant marble bath.
41 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0PS, United Kingdom
+44 20 7300 0041
Staff outnumber guests two-to-one at this five-star private hideaway near Buckingham Palace. The small, yet sophisticated boutique hotel resembles an old-fashioned British club with a chic black and white color scheme and rich mahogany paneling. Thanks to the excellent service and style, it was actually voted the top hotel in London by Travel + Leisure this year.
Old Bank Hotel
92-92 High St, Oxford OX1 4BJ, United Kingdom
+44 1865 799599
Gina’s trip to Oxford was made even more fun thanks to this beautiful hotel dating back to the 18th century. With just 42 rooms overlooking Oxford’s iconic towers and spires, it’s an intimate, luxurious lodging complete with lovely options for wining and dining.
50 Berners St, London W1T 3NG, United Kingdom
+4420 7300 1400
The Sanderson is a landmark 1950s building that’s been transformed by Phillipe Starck into a playful, modern oasis. Steps from serious shopping on Oxford Street, the whimsical, yet relaxing hotel invites you to retreat into their renowned Agua Spa, or enjoy cocktails and conversation at the intimate Purple Bar.