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Last updated 17 September 2020
London is one of the handful of cities which firmly resides on many a traveler’s to-visit list. A cosmopolitan city offering satiety to a wealth of desires, London is brimming with history and romance, vibrant and hectic, hip and multifaceted; it’s everything for everyone.
Famed for its versatility, the city’s ever-changing nature means that surprises are in store even for those who regularly frequent the city. This is particularly visible when taking a look at London’s lively hotel scene; from venerable grand hotels to design palaces and from the traditional to the cutting edge, this melting pot of a city simply has everything.
Hotel stays in times of pandemic
If you have any concerns regarding the safety of hotel stays during the pandemic, please take comfort in the fact that hotels across the UK have adopted stringent and elevated precautionary measures as the country seeks gradual reopening. The official guideline ensures that all elements of the UK hospitality industry are well-trained and equipped to safeguard the safety of both guests and staff alike.
If a trip to London is on your horizon, treat yourself to a stay at one of these five-star luxury hotels that are open now.
Shangri-La Hotel, The Shard
For an unparalleled connection to London’s panoramic skyline, secure your stay at Shangri-La Hotel. The reception of this luxury hotel Shangri-La is located on the 35th floor of the spectacular structure The Shard London. An elevated view of London Bridge, the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral and other sights of London encircles you as you resign for the night.
Reserving your stay at the hotel means gaining access to London’s highest infinity pool, which of course also allows a fantastic view of the city. Essentially, you’ll get your money’s worth with the hotel’s combination of prime location, incomparable view and excellent service.
An unrivaled welcome in the heart of London, Corinthia is without a doubt one of the most exclusive hotels in London and leaves nothing to be desired. The lobby of the 5-star hotel alone is impressive; opulent flower arrangements, impressive paintings and stylish details give a foretaste of the beautifully furnished suites and penthouses, in which guests can really indulge.
Arguably, however, the Corinthia appeals most to wellness lovers with its ESPA Life, the largest spa in the heart of London. The spa highlights various beauty treatments and fitness courses along with an indoor pool and sauna area.
Sea Containers London
The Sea Containers London located at the Sea Container Building just by the Thames, allows you to explore the various surrounding London attractions in just under 15 minutes. A short walk from the hotel is all it takes for you to visit the Tate Modern Museum, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye, Borough Market and the London Aquarium.
In addition, the Sea Containers London has a first-class restaurant and cocktail bar with a view of the Thames. There’s also a bar on the roof terrace where you can properly take in the excellent view. The hotel also boasts a top-of-the-line luxury spa that’s perfect for chasing away everyday stressors. There’s nothing better than unwinding at the spa after your eye-opening trip through London.
The Curtain, Shoreditch
The hip Shoreditch district beckons for your visit, and The Curtain Hotel & Members Club is more than capable of serving as the hub for your exploration. This five-star hotel is situated right in the creative center of the city and is the ideal starting point for a weekend at London. The hotel also features an excellent in-house spa and a spacious fitness area, complemented by a relaxing heated outdoor pool on the roof terrace.
W London, Leicester Square
The five-star W London hotel is conveniently located directly on Leicester Square in London’s West End, making it an ideal accommodation for those visiting the city and for those with a penchant to let loose on shopping sprees. The rooms are minimally designed which renders them a nice counterbalance to the oftentimes hectic flow of the city.
Furthermore, the hotel has a lively bar that serves exceptional cocktails, a fine restaurant and a luxurious spa, which is the go-to place to reinvigorate your body with its tailor-made treatments. Although The Perception restaurant serves out-of-this-world cuisines, for those looking to dine outside the hotel a short, five-minute walk to Soho is all it takes to access a large selection of restaurants and bars.
The Beaumont Hotel, Mayfair
Located in the elegant Mayfair district, just meters from Hyde Park, the Beaumont Hotel has one of London’s most prestigious eateries in the form of a 1930-style grill restaurant. Guests focusing on their health and well-being may take advantage of the in-house fitness center and a spa complete with a hammam. The hotel also features two elegant lounge bars and a private dining room.
Housed in a historical building, the Beaumont Hotel is a lovely place to rest for shopaholics and foodies as it’s located mere minutes away from Oxford Street.
Hotel Rosewood, High Holborn Street
The Hotel Rosewood on High Holborn Street in London is a vintage five-star hotel. Only five minutes’ walk from Covent Garden and Oxford Street, it is the ideal starting point for a day of tourism and also offers many shopping opportunities in the vicinity.
The rooms are kept in a subtle, bright style and the Hotel Rosewood offers extensive hotel services. The staff is always attentive, takes care of every detail and always strives to make every stay a unique experience. It’s no exaggeration to say that the main allure of the hotel is its laser-focused attention on guests’ well-being and satisfaction.
Hotel Rosewood naturally also features a restaurant, a spa and a sauna. And although the establishment lacks a swimming pool, it more than makes up for it by being the home of one of London’s premier spas, the Rosewood London. The luxury spa offers world-class amenities for keeping both the body and soul in maximum health. Additionally, relaxation and rejuvenation take center stage in this indulgent spa and state-of-the-art fitness center.