Stay at Claridge’s
It’s the seamless service that you notice first. Then the splendour of the hotel’s interiors, with more than a nod to 1920s Art Deco. Next, the feeling of glamour that wraps so comfortably around you. Perhaps you’re here to put your name alongside those who have stayed at Claridges before: royalty, heads of state, celebrities, thousands of which have graced the hotel’s hallways. Or maybe you’re interested in the 14-seat open kitchen L’Epicerie restaurant, not least the world’s most famous afternoon tea. Or the central location, because you can’t get a much better address than Claridge’s. This is luxury London at its very best.
Claridge’s occupies a great deal of one of Mayfair’s smart back streets, just steps away from Hyde Park. The central location is also close to the heart of London’s action, with neighbourhoods like Soho, Piccadilly, and Knightsbridge within walking distance.
All rooms and suites do a fine job of juxtaposing the old with the new. There’s no real “entry level” here although only some of the queen and king rooms have a seating area. Suites are larger, individually designed and come with a private butler. Penthouses have some of the best views in London, along with a grand piano.
Who is it for
Families are well catered for, with childminding services available. But really, this is a hotel for anyone interested in staying in one of London’s most glamorous and sought after addresses. If you like old world design and historical buildings, you’ll love it.
Facilities & activities
The food is another star of the show at Claridge’s. Celebrated chef Daniel Humm of New York’s Eleven Madison Park heads up the hotel’s main restaurant, famous for its incredible, inventive dishes. No spa here, but there are treatment rooms and a small but expertly put together health club and gym.