Stylish, trendy, and fashion-forward, London is one of the world’s greatest cities. Home to some of the world’s best attractions, it’s also one of the world’s most popular luxury holiday destinations. So read our blog post on London’s most stylish luxury hotels for tips on where to stay when you next find yourself in the big smoke!
The Soho Hotel, Soho
The Soho Hotel is ideal for those seeking artsy coffee shops, and vibrant night-life. When staying at the Soho Hotel, it will be hard to miss the impressive 10-foot-tall Botero sculpture in the lobby, or the mural which adorns the hotel’s Refuel Bar & Restaurant. Like the Whitby Hotel (perfect for a luxury holiday in New York), every room and space at the Soho Hotel has been designed and furnished by Kit Kemp. Kemp’s colourful design and contemporary British style is firmly founded on high quality furnishings and materials artfully arranged throughout every space.
Mondrian, South Bank
Situated on the banks of the River Thames, this stylish luxury hotel channels 1920s cruise ship glamour. Under the direction of award-winning British designer Tom Dixon, rooms are decorated with bespoke furniture and extravagant modern art, such as a swirling copper centrepiece from floor to ceiling. Model ships and submarines add a nautical element to the décor. But guests at the hotel will undoubtedly be drawn to the glamorous rooftop bar with panoramic views over London. Bright and light, the glass box structure leads onto an outdoor terrace, with magical riverside views over London.
The Milestone Hotel, Kensington
The Milestone Hotel is a ideally situated for a luxury holiday in London. This luxury property overlooks Kensington Palace and is just minutes away from the Royal Albert Hall. On the inside, the Milestone Hotel’s interior design is incredibly unique and in the style of owner Beatrice Tollman. Each room and suite is elegantly decorated with fine fabrics and antique furnishings. However, it’s the shared spaces which truly shine at this boutique hotel. The Stables bar, an intimate hideaway, is decorated with Stubbs-like paintings, jockey silks and features a life-size jockey opposite the bar to keep an eye on proceedings! Elsewhere, the bright and airy conservatory, with its chic black and white colour scheme oozes classic Hollywood, and it’s the perfect setting for a spot of afternoon tea.
Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, Shoreditch
Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, the chains first in Europe, was initially designed by Ron Arad and was completed by Ben Adams. The impressive steel beams of the five-storey building are reminiscent of a sleek mega-yacht in full sail. Inside, Studio Mica has created a true masterpiece. Each of the 156 rooms have been meticulously designed with slatted shoji screens and herringboned headboards. Custom-made yukata robes and Japanese tea sets replace the typical tea and coffee making facilities you would find in most hotels to further enhance the authentic feel. However, there is also a touch of modernity, as each room is complete with a 55-inch flat-screen Bluetooth enabled TV with Apple TV.
The Zetter Townhouse, Clerkenwell
Located in East London, the Zetter Townhouse is a 13-bedroom boutique hotel. Stylish, sophisticated, and contemporary, Russell Sage has turned this Georgian property into a welcoming, vibrant, homely space. Each room at the Zetter Townhouse is quirky and British in feel. The unparalleled attention to detail, and unique touches in each room or suite, will make you want to revisit Zetter Townhouse every time you visit London. The hotel’s location in Clerkenwell makes it perfect for foodies who will appreciate the charming restaurants of Exmouth Market, as well as the flurry of Michelin starred restaurants a stones throw away from the hotel.