One of my favourite things I love sharing with you all is my London guides! I always get asked a ton of questions about visiting London and it’s amazing to share with you my favourite spots and hear your thoughts on them.
If it’s not the first question I get asked, it’s definitely the close second – “Where should we stay in London?” There’s some amazing hotels in the city, but there’s a few that make our staycation or date night list.
The Rosewood Hotel
I can honestly say my favourite hotel in London. It’s super chic, grand and good enough for when Justin Bieber and Oprah cross the pond. I recently had a staycation with my husband, Gregor, and it certainly did not disappoint. By the end of the trip my phone was filled with pictures of the carpets, curtains, headboard and vanities as everything was gorgeous and inspired me to one day replicate in my own home. The grand facade of the building was once the home to the Pearl Assurance company from 1914-1989 so it immediately stands out for its old and opulence appearance. This hotel is extremely central with Covent Garden a stone foot away, Soho within 5/10 minute walk and about a 15 minute cab ride to Mayfair.
252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN
(+44) (0)20 7781 8888
Chiltern Firehouse Hotel
If you’re looking for London’s own version of LA’s Chateau Marmont, look no further than Chiltern Firehouse. Not only is it the place to see and be seen in London, it has the coolest decor in town. Last time I was there, I was seated next to Tom Ford. Need I say more?
1 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, W1U 7PA
(+44) (0)20 7073 7676
This hotel plays home to one of my favourite spas in town, by ESPA. A perfect central location, one block from the Thames River and one block from Trafalgar Square. If you’re coming to London for the sites and theatre, this is the best place to be.
Whitehall Pl, Westminster, SW1A 2BD
(+44) (0)20 7930 8181
The hottest new spot in London that everyone is talking about. From the creators of the Soho House group comes the private members club and hotel catering to the city and bankers. With 9 different restaurants all on their main floor, you would think this was London’s version of a Vegas hotel. Only this place oozes with chic, hip luxury. This former Midland Bank is a crown jewel in the middle of the city and the masterpiece of Sir Edwin ‘Ned’ Lutyens between 1924 and 1939. Between the vaulted ceilings, spiral staircase running to the top of the building, richly ornate wood-panelled meeting rooms and a rooftop pool with amazing views of the whole city, this place is truly one of a kind.
If you’ve come to London single and to party, this is definitely your place.
27 Poultry, London, EC2R 8AJ
(+44) (0)20 3828 2000
If you watched Ladies of London, this is the hotel where we rung in 2015 and boogied the night away for Caroline Stanbury’s 40th Birthday. With Piccadilly Circus and Regent Street at your fingertips, Café Royale’s location doesn’t get any better.
68 Regent Street, London, W1B 4DY
(+44) (0)20 7406 3333
Ham Yard Hotel
This hotel also makes a cameo in Ladies of London Season 2 during my bowling party. But don’t let the word or sport of, bowling, put you off as this hotel is everything cute and cozy.
I also love its sister hotel, the Soho Hotel – the rooms are fantastic and the staff are amazing. The location is on the busier side on a main Soho street.
1 Ham Yard, Soho, W1D 7DT
(+44) (0)20 3642 2000
If you’re looking for traditional British luxury and an award winning bar, look no further than The Connaught. Within a minute’s walk to Christian Louboutin and Celine, this hotel is every shopper’s paradise.
Carlos Pl, Mayfair, W1K 2AL
(+44) (0)20 7499 7070
With a reputation of defining “The Art of the Stay” since 1865, this five-star hotel is actually where the tradition of afternoon tea began.
1C Portland Pl, Marylebone, W1B 1JA
(+44) (0)20 7636 1000
London’s last remaining family-owned luxury hotel has always been a favourite of mine and a regular spot for my blog pictures. Its’ elegant ambience and traditional British appeal has kept it a favourite for generations.
15 Beeston Pl, Westminster, SW1W 0JW
(+44) (0)20 7396 9000
Known as a celebrated landmark and the most glamorous hotel in London, I highly recommend making a trip to The Savoy even if it’s just for a meal. Once a favourite of Frank Sinatra and Katherine Hepburn, you almost feel like you’re walking back in time the minute you step through the doors.
The Strand, London, WC2R 0EU
(+44) (0)20 7836 4343
There’s nothing more quintessentially British than afternoon tea at Claridges. Located in the heart of Mayfair, it’s timeless and breathtaking elegance makes it one of the most sought after hotels in the world. It’s no surprise it’s a favourite among the royals.
Brook St, Mayfair, W1K 4HR
(+44) (0)20 7629 8860