Like so many others, I am passionate about travel, both abroad and in the UK. One of my favourite places in the whole world has to be London; I love the hustle and bustle and the fact that there’s always something exciting going on. If you’re planning on traveling to the UK, this is one city you have to visit.
Of course, if you’re going to visit, there’s only one way to do it, and that’s in style. There are plenty of accommodation options in London, from budget motels to exclusive hotels, so whatever your budget there will be somewhere suitable. However, as I said before, if you’re going to visit London, the best way to do it is in style. The capital city of the UK, London is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. Because it’s such a popular travel destination, there are hundreds of places to choose from, which can make picking just one, a little tricky.
To make choosing the perfect place to stay easier, in this post, I thought I would share a list of the top rated five star hotels in London. The great thing about the hotels mentioned below, is that while pricey, if you use a voucher code, you can save yourself money. To find a suitable voucher code, check out this Travelodge voucher code site – it’ll help you save some pennies. So what are the best London hotels?
Famous across the world, The Ritz is one of those places that at some point in your life, you have to stay at. Located in Piccadilly, this luxe, iconic hotel is right in the heart of the city, so is the ideal place to stay if you want to experience the real London. One of the best hotels in the industry and most prestigious in the world, The Ritz often sees A-listers walking through it’s doors. Of course, with it’s elegant suites, renowned restaurant and bar, and array of other on-site facilities, it’s easy to see why this hotel is such a firm favourite.
Situated in trendy Mayfair, part of the main hub of the city, this hotel is one of London’s best. Renowned for it’s art deco and country house-style luxury bedrooms and, of course, it’s incredible French restaurant, The Dorchester is on parr with The Ritz to be London’s most lavish hotel. Whether you opt to stay in an exquisite room or suite, spend your time relaxing in the spa, or enjoying an indulgent and elegant afternoon tea, The Dorchester will give you an experience of timeless glamour. Not forgetting the bars and restaurants that this hotel is famous for, China Tange and Alain Ducasse. Here you will find the finest quality food and drink in London, if not, the world.
Set in the midst of Covent Garden, this hotel dates back to the 1880s – it’s easy to see why it’s been in business for so long. Complete with lavish ensuite bedrooms, decorated in art deco and Edwardian style, a complimentary butler and views over the river, this has to be one of the world’s most amazing hotels. With no less than three on-site restaurants, including Gordon Ramsay’s renowned grill eaterie, a fancy British restaurant, and an incredible seafood bar, guests are spoilt for choice. There’s also an indoor pool and spa, a fitness centre, and a 24-hour business centre on site. All this aside, there’s one defining feature of The Savoy, and that’s it’s front entrance and it’s out of this world cocktail bar. If you’re a fan of cocktails – who isn’t, this is the perfect hotel for you.
A short stroll from Knightsbridge, Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace, The Lanesborough offers 93 rooms and suites. Back in 2003, this high profile hotel underwent refurbishment and was reduced to a shell, and then meticulously transformed by none other than Alberto Pinto, one of the world’s most famous interior designers. Thanks to this makeover, the hotel is now able to offer some of the very best hotel rooms in the world. One of their suites costs £18,000 to rent per night, and comes complete with a chauffeur driven Rolls Royce, a private butler and a range of other benefits. The rates for their rooms might be high, but the good news is that you can save on your booking by using this Terravision promo code. The restaurants in this fine hotel offer a range of beautiful dishes and a varied menu. So if you choose to dine in, you’ll be seriously spoilt for choice.
Another hotel situated in the lively Covent Garden area, One Aldwych offers over 100 bedrooms and suites, all decorated meticulously. The triangular building which houses the hotel is one of great interest to many, before it became a hotel, it had many different uses. If you’re into art and love the contemporary look, this is the perfect place for you. Throughout the hotel, in rooms, restaurants and lobbies, there is an array of modern art works on show. Each room comes with a beautiful view and unique design, and of course, a stunning flower display. One of the hotel’s defining features is the incredible flower displays throughout the building, created by in-house florist, Mark Siredzuk.
There are of course, many other luxurious hotels in London but these are five of the very best. They might not come cheap, but if you can afford it, why not treat yourself? I know that if I could, I would love to spend a night in each of these beautifully unique hotels.