22 Best Luxurious Hotels in London → TOP 5* (2024)

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Finding the best luxurious hotel in London is like finding a needle in a haystack – there are just so many marvelous ones that it is immensely difficult to pick only one!

Luckily for you, I searched and compared the most luxurious hotels in London and narrowed them down to this list of the 22 elite ones, ordered from the most expensive, starting at €1,500 per night, to the least expensive ones costing around €600 a night.

Even with so many upper-crust options at hand, don’t forget that chances are the top ones will get booked out really fast, which is why I advise you to book your favorite option the moment you feel “that’s the one!”

Without further ado, let’s go!

Quick Picks for Your Stay

If you’re impatient to book your room, here are the best luxury London hotels you don’t want to miss out on:

1. The Ritz London – the most luxurious hotel in London

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Looking for the most luxurious London hotel of them all? Then book this one! Located in the Westminster Borough overlooking Green Park, this hotel has all you need to feel like a real royal, from lavishly decorated rooms with antique furnishings to modern amenities.

Imagine rooms with high ceilings, chandeliers, and ornate fireplaces, classic British breakfast in the Michelin-starred dining room at Ritz restaurant with views of the garden, and afternoon tea with traditional British delicacies at the al fresco dining at The Secret Garden. When done, take a stroll through Westminster Abbey and the most famous world-known attractions, like Buckingham Palace.  

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2.  Ham Yard Hotel, Firmdale Hotels – for the tasty breakfast

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This hotel is particularly suitable for people who like to be pampered throughout their stay. That means spacious and uniquely decorated bedrooms with the most comfortable beds, a private bathroom with bathrobes and slippers, and a balcony and terrace where you can have your first-morning coffee while enjoying the views of the Piccadilly Circus.    

I highly recommend starting your day with the Egg Royale breakfast at the on-site restaurant serving the most delicious food, then taking a stroll through the West End neighborhood or visiting the local tourist attractions. When done for the day, don’t miss out on going to the spa to relax your tired body with a nice massage, then wrap up the day with a drink at the rooftop bar.  

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3. Corinthia London – for the marvelous 4-floor spa

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Located just a few steps away from Trafalgar Square, this hotel (and its staff) will go above and beyond to make your stay unforgettable. Both couples and families with kids will love having breakfast on the outdoor terrace with a view of the London Eye, spending time at the swimming pool, or exploring the area.

Ladies will particularly enjoy the 4-floor spa, with 17 treatment rooms, including an ice fountain. I mean, this hotel even has an on-site hair salon and ESPA Life health treatments. And if that’s not enough, prepare to get wowed by the classic British dishes at the Crystal Moon Lounge, known as the first London restaurant owned by the globally recognized Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge.  

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4. 45 Park Lane – for a contemporary style

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This unique upscale hotel with a central location breathes contemporary luxury. Each room has a simplistic decor, which is nicely complemented by comfy beds, a view of the leafy Hyde Park, Bang & Olufsen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. There is also an en-suite marble bathroom with Aromatherapy Associates toiletries.

If that’s not enough, you can check out the gym, the spa center, or the large swimming pool, which hotel guests particularly love. And when you get hungry, just head out to the modern American steak restaurant on-site for a plate of prime dry and wet aged beef and a glass of the finest wine.    

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5. Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane – a modern London hotel

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This hotel is for the ones that want to stay in the center of the happenings. Located between Hyde Park and the Buckingham Palace Gardens, this Four Seasons hotel is close to the major tourist attractions and the famous designer stores on Oxford Street.

The rooms here feature a simplistic modern design and have the most amazing private bathrooms with bathrobes, a TV, free Wi-Fi, and many even breathtaking views of the city. But wait until you see the indoor pool and the spa! I just love how modern the pool is – makes me want to book a room and spend a whole day swimming.

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6.  Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park – for the Japanese izakaya

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Fancy a comfortable London stay with extraordinary facilities? Mandarin Oriental is located a few steps from Hyde Park and has elegantly decorated rooms with private marble bathrooms, TVs, and DVD players. However, if you like to get spoiled, then check out the 13 spa treatment rooms, or stay in shape at the contemporary gym. But wait until you see the 16 m (53 ft) long swimming pool!    

When done with your activities, I suggest you have lunch at the two-Michelin-starred restaurant by Heston Blumenthal, then have a Japanese cocktail at the on-site Japanese izakaya. Wrap up your day with an afternoon tea from the Mandarin Bar at The Rosebery Cocktails.

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7. Hotel Café Royal – unique selection of restaurants

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Conveniently located on Regent Street and close to the most famous tourist attractions like Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and Theatreland, this 5-star hotel boasts 159 rooms with modern design. Each room here features Bang & Olufsen systems, free Wi-Fi, media hubs, and private luxury bathrooms. There is also a lap pool, spa, Hammam room, and gym.

But what makes this hotel so special is the wide variety of restaurants and bars. You can have an intimate classic French lunch at the Michelin-star restaurant Alex Dilling, a ‘Sweet Afternoon Bubbles Experience’ served with Champagne (or another sparkling wine) at Cakes and Bubbles by Albert Adria, a traditional Royal Afternoon Tea served at The Grill Room at Café Royal, and end the day with a vibrant cocktail at The Green Bar.  

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8. The Savoy – where Churchill & Frank Sinatra stayed

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Known as the first luxury hotel in London, dating back to 1889, this historical hotel was once visited by celebrities like Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, and Katherine Hepburn. Today, it still hasn’t lost its splendor. The 195 rooms feature Edwardian or Art Deco style and discreet technology. Since the hotel is located on the banks of the River Thames, there are many rooms overlooking the river and tourist attractions.

There is also a swimming pool, a spa and wellness center, and a gym. The seafood lovers among you will be excited to hear that at the on-site restaurant The River, you can have the finest shellfish and seafood specialties. Fans of Gordon Ramsey can go to Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill, and fans of classic cocktails can enjoy the American Bar.     

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9. The Connaught – a romantically luxurious hotel

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This one is among the best luxury hotels in London for couples where you’ll get all the attention you need to feel like royalty, but also complete privacy! The spacious rooms feature a king-size bed, a plasma TV (even one in the private bathroom!), and mood lighting. Isn’t that amazing?!

As soon as you step into the hotel in Mayfair, you’ll get a butler and concierge service to cater to your needs, in addition to the Aman Spa, where you can get healing therapies from the traditions of China, Thailand, India, and the Americas.

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10. The Berkeley – for a rooftop pool with a city view

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This five-star hotel located in Knightsbridge, Central London, is well-known among guests for its comfort and the rooftop pool. Just imagine swimming there on a hot summer day, enjoying the city skyline!

And when you get hungry, you can go to the 5 on-site restaurants for a delicious lunch, but make sure to check in for the fashion-themed afternoon tea at Collins Room. End the day with a drink at the cocktail bar, then enjoy a pleasant night’s sleep in the comfy beds in the thoughtfully designed rooms. What a joy!

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11.  Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square – for every taste

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This Four Seasons hotel, located in Ten Trinity Square, is within walking distance from The Tower of London. It has spacious, elegantly decorated rooms with city views (the Four-Bedroom Residence even has a private terrace), private marble bathrooms, a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and even room service!

You can have breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the gourmet French restaurant with a 3 Michelin-star chef or at the lively lounge bar on-site. Other hotel amenities include a large swimming pool, a spa, and a fully-equipped fitness centre. There are also many business services offered. So, whether you are coming on a business trip or a family getaway, you are bound to have a pleasant stay.

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12. Rosewood London – for the designer rooms

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Conveniently located 5 minutes from Covent Garden and Oxford Street, this boutique hotel is the perfect hotel if you are looking for chic London accommodation. It features modern air-conditioned designer rooms, with private Italian marble bathrooms, a dining area, iPod/iPhone docking station, a flat-screen TV, and a Nespresso coffee machine.

You can start the morning with a delicious à la carte breakfast at their on-site restaurant, then head out to explore the London attractions. When you’re done and tired from all the walking around, you can treat yourself at their spa center and sauna.

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13. The Goring – for the British ambiance

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I just absolutely love how British this hotel is! If classic English novels are your cup of tea, then I guarantee you’ll also love this historic hotel, located just half a mile (less than 1 km) away from Buckingham Palace.

The rooms are neat and elegantly decorated in a traditional English design, with private bathrooms and a seating area with a TV and movies on demand. Some even have a terrace (overlooking the beautiful garden) where you can enjoy some peace and quiet with a cuppa tea.  

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14.  Claridge’s – for the best gym and beauty center

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This five-star luxury hotel is located in Mayfair, London, and features only 2 types of rooms, but they are all magnificent, with private marble bathrooms, TV, free Wi-Fi, and a stunning view of the mesmerizing hotel garden.

You will love spending time at the heated indoor pool or relaxing at the spa and beauty center. The most active among you can enjoy themselves at the big modern hotel gym. Whether you are coming as a couple or with your family, I am sure that this hotel will make you want to return.    

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15. Bulgari Hotel London – the most stylish one

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Located in Knightsbridge and overlooking Hyde Park, this amazing hotel represents Bulgari’s sophisticated luxury. The rooms and suites are designed in a combination of English style and Italian heritage, with delicate wood, marble, and extraordinary decor. They also have private bathrooms, comfy beds, a 42-inch plasma TV, free Wi-Fi, and so much more!

You’ll be astounded to hear that there is a 23 m (75 ft) long pool and private cinema! Wow! The hotel’s restaurant Sette, located on the ground floor, will seduce your taste buds with the most delicious Italian food, and Nolita Social is the place to be for the party-goers.

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16. The Soho Hotel, Firmdale Hotels – a lovely London hotel

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This cool hotel in London is located near Soho Square in London and has such a lovely ambiance that will make you feel instantly at home. The rooms are decorated in bright colors, most of them featuring a discreet flowery design, a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV, and a fully stocked minibar.  

When you’re not exploring the famous attractions, treat yourself to a full body massage, a facial, or a manicure at the beauty center on-site. Entertain your family at the screening room, and afterward, enjoy the night over a nice dinner at the in-house restaurant, and savor a drink in the drawing room.  

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17. Shangri-La The Shard, London – for the city views

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If city views are your cup of tea, then you should book the Shangri-La Hotel. Conveniently located on St. Thomas Street, the rooms here feature floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the mesmerizing city skyline, an Oriental design, body-contouring beds, marble bathrooms with underfloor heating and bathtub, and glass-enclosed shower, TV, free Wi-Fi, and everything your heart desires.        

When you’re ready to leave your room, you can make use of the swimming pool and the fitness center. Whatever you do, make sure to check out the signature restaurant TING (on the 35th floor) and GŎNG, which is the highest bar in London. Every little detail in this hotel is well-thought to resemble the meaning of Shangri-La, an imaginary place where life reaches perfection.

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18. One Aldwych – for the fresh flowers delivered daily

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Want a picture-perfect hotel with great service? One Aldwych won’t disappoint! 5 min away from Bow Street Magistrates Court, this Covent Garden hotel has an elegant design, with soft colors and gold details that make it feel like taken out of a magazine. It has spacious rooms with comfy beds, a private guest bathroom, a TV, free Wi-Fi, and even fresh flowers delivered daily!

The rest of the hotel amenities include a contemporary swimming pool with underwater music, a steam room, a sauna, a gym, and so much more. Their Indigo restaurant menu is dairy and gluten-free, and there is an all-day menu even in the library. For everything that you get, this hotel is well worth the room price.  

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19. Charlotte Street Hotel – an urban hotel

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Are you even staying in London if the hotel is not stylishly decorated? This one is definitely British! It’s a legendary hotel with such a playful design representing modern London life and even a movie room where you can spend quality time with the whole family.

The rooms complement the hotel’s contemporary ambiance featuring classic prints and wallpapers, comfortable beds, a private bathroom, a TV, free Wi-Fi, and a minibar. The hotel is within walking distance from the British Museum and Soho and is 15 minutes walk away from the Royal Opera House and other famous attractions in London.

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20. The Langham London – Europe’s first grand hotel

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Dating back to 1865, the Langham Hotel is globally known as Europe’s first grand hotel. As such, it’s been the favorite luxurious hotel in London for royalty and celebrities for the past 150 years. Why?

Apart from the stylish design, this hotel features air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms (some even have clawfoot tubs) and a flat-screen TV. The Chuan Body + Soul Spa and Health Club is a guest beloved for the rejuvenating spa treatments, steam rooms, the 15 m (50 ft) swimming pool, and the state-of-the-art gym.

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21. Egerton House – a pet-friendly London hotel

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Located in Knightsbridge, Egerton House is family-friendly and pet-friendly with amazing service. The rooms are spacious (yes, they also have connecting rooms for families with kids) with hand-stitched mattresses, luxury bedding, antique furniture, private bathrooms, TV, free Wi-Fi, and even fresh fruit and flowers.

When you arrive at the hotel, you’ll be served a glass of champagne or a pot of tea, while the full menu is available from 7 AM to 11 PM. Once you fill your belly, you can explore the surrounding area with Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and the National History Museum.

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22. Pan Pacific London – for the mouth-watering pastries

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This minimalistic yet classy hotel is bound to seduce you with its simplicity. Located in Square Mile, the hotel is only a 20-minute walk from St. Paul’s Cathedral towards east London. The rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, a Nespresso coffee machine, and a private bathroom.

Don’t miss out on spending some time at the indoor infinity pool, the sauna, and the interactive gym. When hungry, check out the dining room selection of 6 restaurants and bars, among which are a signature South East Asian restaurant and a restaurant with an executive pastry chef.

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🛎️ Best luxury hotel:Corinthia London
👩‍❤‍👨 Best honeymoon hotel: The Connaught
🏙️ Top hotel with a viewShangri-La, the Shard
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Top hotel for families with kids:Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square
🐶 Pet-friendly hotel: Egerton House
💵 Avg hotel price:£800

FAQs about the most luxurious hotels in London, UK

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🔝 What is the best hotel in London?

There are so many great hotels in London that it is really difficult to pick only one as the best. My personal favorite, however, is the Shangri-La Hotel for the city views and modern rooms.

⭐ How many 5-star hotels are there in London?

There are around 75 5-star hotels in London, including the 22 luxurious hotels on our list, which are all 5-star ones. The best of the best among them are The Ritz London, and Shangri-La, at The Shard.  

👑 Where do celebrities stay in London?

The Savoy and The Langham Hotel are the hotels where celebrities like Winston Churchill and Frank Sinatra used to stay in the past, but today many stars also like to stay at The Ritz London.

🛎️ What is the most luxurious hotel room in London called?

The most luxurious hotel room in London is the Piccadilly Hotel suite at The Ritz London. It features luxury decor, glass-stained windows, a bathroom with underfloor heating, and mesmerizing views of Piccadilly.  


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Whew, wasn’t this list such a sweet torture? How could one possibly choose only one luxurious hotel in London when there are amazing ones with a 23 meters (75 ft) swimming pool, a 4-floor spa center with 17 treatment rooms, Michelin-starred dining options, city views, flowers delivered daily, and so much more!

I know it’s immensely difficult, so I am recommending my 2 favorite elite London accommodation options:

  • Corinthia London – For the most amazing spa center spanning across 4 floors with a vitality pool, ice fountain, amphitheater sauna, and ESPA Life health treatments.
  • Shangri-La, at the Shard –  For the splendid city views from the rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, bathrooms with underfloor heating, and Oriental design.

Well, that’s all, ladies and gentlemen! I hope you find the right luxurious hotel in London on this list and book it right away, so it doesn’t slip through your fingers.

And don’t forget that you can always ask me a question or leave a comment for me below, and I’ll get back to you ASAP.  

Sincerely yours,


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