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Top Hotels in London

Top Hotels in London

With its assortment of high-profile attractions, the UK has become one of the most popular destinations in all of Europe. One of these attractions is the Bicester Village Outlet in Oxfordshire, which we already featured in a previous post here on Pope and Sons. Here, you can buy a range of designer goods all at discounted prices.

Given the outlet’s proximity to London, and the city’s reputation as a premier tourist destination, we have decided to list some of the best hotels in the capital.

So without further ado, here they are:


Claridges Hotel London


Facade of Claridge’s

Claridge’s in Mayfair is an historic go-to place for royalty as it has long been frequented by kings, queens, and even Barbara Cartland (herself part of royalty, albeit the literary kind). Now, the hotel’s regulars are visitors hoping to experience all that London has to offer. Remnants of Claridge’s decorous yesteryears remain, though. Most notable, is the fully functioning wrought-iron lift that is now accompanied by cosy seats and operated by a uniformed attendant.

Shangri-La at the Shard


Shangri La at the Shard London

The Shard, where Shangri-La is located

The Shangri-La is located on floors 34–52 of The Shard, the tallest building not only in London, but in all of western Europe. Dubbed a palace in the sky by the Evening Standard, the Shangri-La boasts spacious, luxurious rooms whose décor is uniquely Asian in style and feel. What’s more, the rooms offer breathtaking views of the London cityscape. Even the bathrooms are exquisite, with their heated marble floors, rain showers, and Japanese toilets. Make sure you head up to the 52nd floor where a high-end bar and restaurant await.


Savoy Hotel London

Savoy’s entrance

Opened in 1889, the Savoy holds the distinction of being Britain’s first luxury hotel. Unsurprisingly, it has accommodated a who’s who of luminaries, from The Beatles to Winston Churchill. Nowadays, pictures of celebrities fill the walls of the rooms they once used — a fitting reminder of the Savoy’s reputation as a go-to destination for A-listers. This reputation is well deserved, because the hotel is as luxurious as it gets.

The Dorchester

Dorchester Hotel London

View of The Dorchester’s entrance

The Dorchester in Hyde Park is an Art Deco building constructed back in the 1930s. It boasts a subtle elegance, with just the right amount mix of grandeur and simplicity. The rooms are excellent, and the service, second to none. It also happens to be within walking distance from the famed Bond Street.

The Lanesborough

Lanesborough Hotel London

Facade of The Lanesborough

Situated in Hyde Park, like The Dorchester, The Lanesboro

ugh is a throwback to Victorian era-style architecture, hence its undeniable elegance. Despite this, though, The Laneborough has a rather cosmopolitan feel, with some of the most state-of-the-art amenities that a five-star hotel can provide (Mac mini entertainment systems, anyone?). It also houses an oak-panelled Library Bar stocked with very rare (and very expensive) spirits.

The Ritz London

The Ritz Hotel London

The Ritz London

The Ritz London is a symbol of high society and luxury with its lavish, Louis XVI-style rooms. It is no wonder that Ian Fleming had James Bond stay in the hotel twice in his novels. Bond stayed at the Ritz in Diamonds Are Forever and The Man With the Golden Gun. 007 has come a long way since Fleming created the character in 1953. From Austin Powers to the Slingo game Agent Jane Blonde, no other fictional character has become as globally recognised, homaged, or parodied in the entertainment industry. Such is the character’s influence that there are books, websites and even YouTube channels dedicated to following in his footsteps. If you want to channel your own inner Bond, you could do a lot worse than stay at the Ritz.

London is no doubt a great city, with plenty of things to do, places to visit, and food to eat. And it has a range of top-notch hotels ready to serve London’s visitors. The hotels on this list are not only the best in London, but the world, and staying in them is the best way to experience British hospitality.

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