10 best luxury hotels 

Ever wondered which are the ten best hotels in London?
If you’re looking for the most luxurious accommodation possible, then here is a list of the ten best hotel rooms.

> Talk about expensive hotels

 

See our complete list of 5-star luxury hotels in London

#1 – Claridge’s

Spencer Tracy once remarked “When I die I don’t want to go to heaven, I want to to Claridge’s”. It has been home to everyone from exiled leaders in World War II to the current Queen’s overflow guests when they can’t fit into Buckingham Palace.

#2 – The Ritz

The century-old Ritz was built by the legendary hotelier César Ritz. It is now owned by the Barclay Brothers and occupies a fine spot on Piccadilly, just opposite Green Park and the Royal Academy of Arts.

#3 – The Savoy

The Savoy was originally owned by César Ritz and occupies a spot close to Trafalgar Square. Rooms 346 and 362 have gone down in lore as the scene of Oscar Wilde’s transgressions.

#4 – Brown’s Hotel

Brown’s Hotel has played host to many famous figures – it was were Franklin D. Roosevelt honeymooned his wife. It was also where another US President, Theodore Roosevelt, spent his last hours as a bachelor.

#5 – Langham Hotel

Langham Hotel was opened in 1865 and made its name as the home of rich clientele. A famous old trial at the Old Bailey once heard a character reference state “I knew he must be a perfect gentleman – as he has rooms at the Langham.”

#6 – Dorchester Hotel

The Dorchester Hotel is one of London’s greatest hotels, housing famous stars from stage and screen. Dwight Eisenhower once occupied a whole suite of rooms so he could plan the Normandy invasions in World War II.

#7 – The Connaught

The Connaught is another of Mayfair’s many great hotels, and once housed Charles de Gaulle and the French government-in-exile during the dark days of World War II.

#8 – Milestone Hotel

The Milestone Hotel occupies a great location overlooking Kensington Palace. It is truly luxurious. If you’ve ever wanted a 24-hour butler and hire car Bentley to drive around in, then head for the Milestone.

#9 – The Cadogan

The Cadogan is the second hotel on our list to have Oscar Wilde associations. This was where he was arrested after the collapse of his libel case against the Marquess of Queensbury. He sat sipping hock in room 118 when the police came calling.

#10 – 41

The 41 Hotel occupies a spot overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace. It is by far the newest hotel on our list – only opened in 2001. But it has made its name since as one of the finest boutique hotels in the city.

 
  
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