If you're searching for luxurious living in the capital, then it's only right that you stay in suitably premium accommodation while you're here. And of course, in London there's no shortage of wonderful places to stay, whether you're just spending the night to see one of the Berkeley Group developments, or you're beginning to move your life to one of the world's greatest cities. With this in mind, we've brought together a list of 5 of the most wonderful luxury hotels in London - all 5 stars of course.
Let's start with one of London's most famous destinations - The Dorchester. A beautiful art deco building on the outside, quite unlike many of the city's other upmarket hotels, The Dorchester stands detached on Park Lane looking over its very own greenery. Millions upon millions have been spent over the years ensuring that this famous building remains beautiful inside, but it's never lost its classic 30s style. This is one of the most prestigious hotels in the world - experience it if you can.
Fantastically English, and maintaining a superb fusion of cosiness and style, The Goring has to be one of the connoisseur's choices in the capital. Mahogany and leather is aplenty in the hotel's sitting rooms and foyer, with many of the rooms decorated with just a touch of glamour. If you're looking for the quintessential English luxury experience, then this is it.
The aesthetic is a wonderful combination of modern glamour with an art-deco twist. That's not to say your room will look the same of course - some maintain exquisite modernity, while others are decidedly classic. Either way, this is a hotel for the discerning, and those that wish to experience Michelin star cuisine, and the very best service.
As you'd expect from London, most of the prestigious hotels we've picked are of a certain vintage style. The Shangri-La at The Shard is not that. This is a comprehensively modern 5-star hotel with incredible views over the capital. Decor might not be quite as elaborate as some of the other hotels here but let there be no doubt about this hotel's premium credentials.
We started with one of the most famous hotels - let's finish with what probably is the most famous hotel in the world. The Ritz really needs no introduction, and still stands out as one of the most desirable destinations anywhere. Rooms are decorated with modern finishes, but still maintain their classic grandeur. It's the dining room that really stands out however - it's simply stunning.