Stay at the The Berkeley
A long-standing pillar of luxury amid an ever-changing hotel scene, The Berkeley prides itself on the little things. From personable service to thoughtful in-room touches, guests are made to feel special and like they belong. Start your day with a seat at Cedric Grolet’s Counter, where French treats are preceded by iconic afternoon tea. Poolside leisure seems appropriate at the approach of golden hour. Watch the sun languidly sink beneath Hyde Park’s trees. Time for chef Marcus’ tasting menu, you think excitedly. Nightcaps at the atmospheric Blue Bar follow.
Elegantly placed in Knightsbridge, just opposite Hyde Park, the hotel is just a short walk away from some of the city’s best retail and restaurants. The closest tube station is Hyde Park Corner, for those who wish to explore further London exploits.
Design at The Berkeley epitomises excellence, and this extends to each of the 203 rooms. Stays host classic furnishings and muted tones, with subtle bursts of colour. Balcony Kings offer big windows, terraces and skyline vistas. However, the signature suites steal the show with features like a private conservatory and 270-degree park views.
Who is it for
The property can be considered very family-friendly, with thoughtful gifts for the little ones and a children’s concierge. That being said, the vibe is still refined, meaning it is also suitable for couples or groups of friends.
Amenities & Activities
Where to begin, with an estate of this calibre? Perhaps up on the roof, where you’ll find both a pool and the hotel spa. There’s also a gym, business centre and chauffeur service. Dining comprises an in-house patisserie, cafe, two bars (one with terrace) and three fantastic restaurants, including Marcus with its two Michelin stars.