5-Star Hotel Guide


Our luxury hotel guide to the best hotels in London


5-star hotel guide to London

London is the capital city by which all capital cities are measured, so it really pays to know where to stay if you want to enjoy the best London has to offer. 

As London is our home turf, we know this city like the back of our hands. We are regular visitors to all the finest 5-star luxury hotels from Knightsbridge to Kensington and Mayfair to Covent Garden. We also recommennd a night or two in Richmond upon Thames at the Bingham our favourite boutique hotel on the river. We have our finger on the pulse, reviewing and re-rating hotels, their restaurants, bars and spas every week and our concierge team is therefore in pole position to advise on London's finest; including Michelin-starred restaurants.

Culturally, London is unsurpassed, particularly where theatre, art, dance and music are concerned. Physically, the city has some of the most splendid architecture, wonderful museums, as well as several glorious Royal parks and vibrant night life in, around and even on the River Thames.

There is always something special going on in this most cosmopolitan of cities, from international sporting events like Wimbledon to Royal celebrations and weddings, London Fashion Week and, of course, the 'Season' in early Summer where for 200 years London has been the heartbeat of 'upper crust' society and all its associated events, including the Chelsea Flower Show in May, Henley, Wimbledon and horse racing at Cheltenham, Royal Ascot and Goodwood in June and July.

What's more, for fashionistas and ultras, London has some of the finest luxury retail experiences in the world, from the uber-luxe environs of New Bond Street, Mount Street and Sloane Street to the funkier shopping enclaves of Chelsea, Kensington and Marylebone High Street.

But when it comes to luxury 5-star hotels in prime locations, well, you really are spoilt for choice from 5-star luxury landmarks like Claridge's and The Connaught to newer names like the exceptional Corinthia London, to name only those beginning with the letter 'C'. We guide you to only the finest with our in-depth, first-hand reviews. Our personal experience helps you get the best out of your stay in London, with advice and recommendations down to booking particular rooms, choosing the best 5-star suites, plus where to eat and what to do while you are here.

A 're-addition' is The Lanesborough. Much-loved in the past, and now part of the Oetker Collection, we havere- reviewed the hotel and its impressive Michelin-starred restaurant and believe this to be one of London's hidden gourmet gems.

If you are looking for an exclusive use experience in London, we have just the place. Henry's Townhouse is a 7-bedroom 18th century gem in Marylebone. We can arrange everything from 5-star bed & breakfast for two to dinner parties and boardroom meetings for 14, all in the privacy of your 'own' London home.

For an exclusive one-bedroom private London apartment rental, we would recommend our favourite 'baby grand' apartment on Cheyne Walk, Chelsea which offers stunning river views, just footsteps from the Kings Road. 

If you're looking for an escape from the city, we recommend Bingham Riverside, a boutique hotel overlooking the river Thames in Richmond, one of London's most beautiful and stylish enclaves. 

Explore our carefully selected collection of 5 star London hotels and contact our concierge if you are looking for a bespoke London luxury experience.