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Luxury Hotels in London - a Luxury Explorer guide

Luxury hotels in London

London is the capital city by which all capital cities are measured, so it pays to know where to stay to enjoy the best that London has to offer. As London is our home turf we know this city like the back of our hands, regularly visiting, reviewing and re-rating the finest London luxury hotels, from Mayfair to Knightsbridge to Covent Garden - not forgetting Belgravia, SoHo and the West End, of course. We can therefore help you plan and book a stay that suits your mood and your pocket. Our Collection of London's finest is always hand-picked and up-to-date and as an unprecedented number of new 5 star hotels open and re-open over the coming months, we can keep you posted on which cut the mustard, and which don't.

Our reviews bring these exceptional 5 star hotels to life, recommending the best rooms, the finest suites and our favourite restaurants. We also make sure we bring you the best available offers - some exclusive to Luxury Explorer. If you haven't read our Top6Trip reviews before, we think you'll enjoy the experience, so click on the links below to discover the hottest luxury hotels in London right now.

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Corinthia London

It's hard not to feel extremely proud, even patriotic, as you drive through some of London's most formidable addresses. En-route to Corinthia London we passed the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey before driving along the Embankment to our final destination, Whitehall Place, overlooking the river and a stroll from Trafalgar Square...
Exclusive members offer:Book two nights and your third is complimentary at Corinthia London. This offer, exclusive to LE members, also includes breakfast and a welcome bottle of champagne upon arrival >

5 star hotel, Corinthia London
Luxury Hotel Whitehall, SW1, Corinthia London

The Dorchester: Grand-luxe

Something big has hit the Dorchester. It's not a meteor, but it is galactic; a star propelled at an impressive pace, with skill, imagination, creativity and delectability. If this is the first time you've heard the name, it certainly won't be the last: a true Scouser named Aiden Byrne. The Dorchester has reached an all time high, but now it is set to go even higher...
Special Offer: Superior single room from GBP215, or double from GBP265 per night, including full English breakfast at the weekends. A bottle of Laurent Perrier brut champagne can also be purchased at the special rate of GBP35 >

Luxury hotel London, The Dorchester
Romantic luxury hotel, The Dorchester

Claridges: Grand-luxe

This grand affair has perhaps the most convenient and agreeable addresses in London. A Kelly Bag's throw from Bond Street, this hotel landmark is luxurious, graceful, serene and has the Michelin starred chef, Gordon Ramsey, cooking up a storm in the sensational eponymous restaurant. The Evening Standard - while mentioning some famous faces who patronize the hotel such as Tom Ford, Sophie Dahl and Kate Moss - describe Claridges as being 'traditional without being stuffy, stylish without being transient'. Well you know what they say... if it's good enough for them...
Special offer: Enjoy a weekend break at Claridge's from GBP299 per night including a welcome bottle of champagne and traditional English Breakfast. Contact us for more information >

Luxury hotel London, Claridge's
Luxury hotel Mayfair, Claridge's

Sanderson: Modern-luxe

If you have yet to visit the Sanderson Hotel, a skip from Oxford Street and a hop into Soho and theatre-land, then you could be forgiven for driving past - assuming it was yet another late fifties institutional London office block. Stop. Entering the Sanderson impels a surreal feeling of futuristic throwback, regardless of your age: Austin Powers meets Woody Allen in Sleeper, while Caroll's Alice sips on a divine cocktail called 'Envy'...
Special offer: Plan ahead and receive 30% off the best available rates when you book up to 21 days in advance. Offer fully prepaid and non-refundable. Contact us for more information >

Luxury hotel London, Sanderson
Luxury hotel Soho, Sanderson

The Berkeley: Grand-luxe

The Berkeley hotel could hardly be better located if it shifted an inch, let alone a mile. It is ranked among the best hotels in London - quite a mean feat - and right now I would say it was the outright winner for "buzziness". Only The Berkeley has, at one end of the ground floor, Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley, featuring marvellous double Michelin-wonder Marcus Wareing and his adorable celebrity maitre d' sidekick Jean-Philippe Susilovic...
Special offer: Rates start at GBP309 per night Friday to Sunday, including a bottle of chilled champagne in your room upon arrival, and full English Breakfast for two >

5 star hotel London, The Berkeley
Luxury hotel Knightsbridge, The Berkeley

The Montcalm: Hyde Park-luxe

It is baffling to imagine yet another 5 star hotel being able to make its mark in London's crowded luxe-hotel-arena. Particularly when it is near Park Lane and around the corner from the West End, as well as a stroll to the uber-cool Marylebone High Street. However, make its mark it has, without much fuss.
Special offer: Treat yourself to a luxurious weekend at The Montcalm with their 'Luxurious Weekend Escape' package which includes full english breakfast, GBP50 shopping voucher at Liberty, bottle of champagne and chocolates, mineral water and fruits and access to the Montcalm gym with pool and Jacuzzi >

Luxury hotel London, The Montcalm
Romantic luxury hotel, The Montcalm

The Halkin: Petit-luxe

The Halkin sits perfectly in perhaps the most exclusive postcode of London: SW1, in Belgravia. This area is made up of Georgian houses, the most magnificent architectural period, with plane trees lining most sidewalks and a patrician ambiance resonating in the expensive air. Although within easy access of shops, being between Knightsbridge and Mayfair, the Halkin is a calm retreat from all the bustle...
Special offer: Book up to 14 days prior to your stay and enjoy 15% off the COMO Daily Rate in a Double, Superior or Deluxe Room, from GBP234 per night >

Luxury hotel London, The Halkin
Romantic luxury hotel, The Halkin

St Martins Lane: Design-luxe

From its dazzling location at the hub of Covent Garden, West End theatres and Trafalgar Square, St Martins Lane is a dramatic and daring reinvention of the urban resort. Smart, witty and sophisticated, Philippe Starck's design is a brilliant marriage of influences - from modern to baroque. It is often referred to as magical, being one of a kind with a sparkling energy...
Special offer: Plan ahead and receive 30% off the best available rates when you book up to 21 days in advance. Offer fully prepaid and non-refundable. Contact us for more information >

5 star hotel London, St Martins Lane
Luxury hotel Covent Garden, St Martins Lane

The Connaught: Grand-luxe

How does a legend get reborn? Go to the finely overhauled The Connaught in London's village of Mayfair to discover the answer. I did. I am converted, and I now believe in legends having a second life. The Connaught did not undertake this venture without seriously considering the implications of change. Some people don't like change but, as The Connaught was ready for a refreshing refurbishment...
Special offer: Stay Friday, Saturday or Sunday night and receive a welcome bottle of Grande Marque champagne and traditional English breakfast, from GBP299 per night >

5 star hotel London, The Connaught
Luxury boutique hotel, The Connaught

The Metropolitan: Modern-luxe

The children will have June exams on their return to school and London seemed a fitting opportunity to combine history studies with a colourful and fun stay in one of London's most inviting hotels; the super-suave five-star Metropolitan Hotel. Located opposite Hyde Park, taking the corner slot on London's most prestigious, tree lined avenue, Park Lane, it is ideally situated for the plethora of pursuits that the city has on constant offer...
Special offer: Book up to 14 days prior to your stay and enjoy 15% off the COMO Daily Rate in a City, Deluxe City or Metropolitan Room, from GBP287 per night >

5 star hotel London, The Metropolitan
Luxury hotel Mayfair, The Metropolitan

One Aldwych: Chic-luxe

If you don't fall in love with One Aldwych at the first encounter then, at the very least, you will fall in deep respect. It is a staggeringly smooth, slick, stylish tour de force in a magically theatrical location.
One Aldwych was built in 1907 by Mewes and Davis for The Morning Post newspaper. The exterior glistens with the patina of its past and the architecture stands out as something quite unique on this theatre-laden street...
Special offer: Treat yourself and your loved one to a special weekend at One Aldwych with a bottle of champagne on arrival, breakfast and fresh fruit and flowers in your room, from GBP355 per night >

5 start hotel London, One Aldwych
Luxury hotel Covent Garden, One Aldwych

The Lanesborough: Grand-luxe

It's easy to understand why many discerning travellers remain faithful to The Lanesborough. The Lanesborough is classically traditional, while the luxuries are sensational; it adheres to refined British sensibilities and many luxe-trotters... when in London... yes, they want the real deal. We were thoroughly, even indulgently pampered, while its gracious adherence to its sense of place was undoubtedly a breath of fresh air...
Special offer: enjoy a timeless weekend at the Lanesborough with Sony VAIO laptops in all guest rooms, wireless internet and email access, unlimited movies, fresh fruit and water replenished daily, change of clothing pressed on arrival, and tea and coffee served on arrival. Contact us >

5 star hotel London, The Lanesborough
Luxury hotel Knightsbridge, The Lanesborough

Baglioni Hotel London: Chic-luxe

Blink and you may just miss one of London's most exceptional addresses. At 60 Hyde Park Gate, with views overlooking our favourite Royal palace and gardens, Kensington Palace, resides a unique slice of Italian blended luxury 'boutiquedom'; the Baglioni Hotel London. Its discreet front of house belies its opulent, gilt-edged, luxuriant interiors; providing guests with the uplifting nuances of Italy's finest in an environment that offers both scrumptious luxury with desired discretion...
Special offer: Book a weekend stay at The Baglioni London and receive buffet breakfast, free upgrade at the time of booking and a late checkout >

5 star hotel London, Baglioni Hotel London
Luxury hotel Kensington, Baglioni Hotel London

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