Indagare Members' Favorite London Hotels

It's no surprise that London is one of Indagare's all-time-favorite destinations. An accessible, crowd-pleasing trip for families, couples and groups, the European stalwart has a way of luring travelers back time and time again—in part due to its seemingly endless supply of new restaurants and shops and its impressive roster of luxury hotels. Read on for our members' most beloved London properties, which masterfully blend tradition with modernity.

Contact Indagare for assistance planning a trip to London. Our specialists can book you at the property that is right for you, plan seamless travel transfers and arrange great activities, meals and special experiences.

The Berkeley

With its convenient Knightsbridge location and laid-back yet elegant aesthetic, The Berkeley marries impeccable service with contemporary rooms. The Berkeley does not prize fuss or fanfare, but rather, discreet attention to detail and luxe comforts.

Best For: Families, couples and single travelers in search of a relaxed but high-touch ethos and aesthetic. Summer travelers will appreciate The Berkeley's rooftop pool.

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The glitzy grande dame of the city, Claridge's is most well-known for its buzzy, see-and-be-seen lobby and its decadent high tea. Claridge's is set in the heart of Mayfair and allows easy access to the best shopping and dining.

Best For: Well-heeled couples, single travelers and families with older children craving the cache, service and history of this London icon.

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The Connaught

With its crackling fires, mahogany wood panelling and well-appointed rooms, The Connaught is perhaps the city's most quintessentially English property.

Best For: Travelers seeking contemporary British refinement without the stiff upper lip.

Ham Yard Hotel

Bar at Ham Yard Hotel, London
Ham Yard Hotel, London

Just around the corner from Piccadilly Circus, designer Kit Kemp's hotel is a chic expression of whimsy and pattern play. With public spaces like a 1950s-themed bowling alley, a large cinema and an Orangery, the Ham Yard attracts locals and visitors alike.

Best For: Couples or groups of friends looking for a good time who appreciate a central location and the Firmdale aesthetic.

Rosewood London

Stylish and sleek, while still maintaining a distinctly British sensibility, the Rosewood London is a glammed-up addition to London's Holborn neighborhood.

Best For: Families, couples or single travelers in need of a longterm stay solution (the hotel has several apartment residences) or business travelers.

The Beaumont

The Beaumont London

This chic, slightly masculine, design-forward property, tucked away on a quiet square in Mayfair, is the brainchild of restaurateurs Jeremy King and Chris Corbin.

Best For: Fans of the Wolseley and Delaunay, as well as design-oriented travelers who want a quieter taste of Mayfair's action.

Related: London’s Top Tables

The Lanesborough

Ultra-feminine and gilded beyond belief, The Lanesborough is Hyde Park Corner's knock-out hotel. Each room is assigned a personal butler, and the service is both highly attentive and personalized.

Best For: Five-star lovers who value amenities and service, and travelers who appreciate grand, old-world interior design.

Haymarket Hotel

Colorful and whimsical, in the way that all Firmdale properties are, but with a touch more quiet confidence, the Haymarket is the West End's most luxurious boutique option.

Best For: Kit Kemp admirers interested in a more discreet, less heavily trafficked option than The Ham Yard.

Brown's Hotel

Legendary hotelier Rocco Forte has ushered the historic Brown's Hotel into the 21st century with contemporary updates, a hip interior and consistently praised service.

Best For: History buffs interested in staying at London's first hotel, as well as those who require spacious, apartment-like suites.

Contact Indagare for assistance planning a trip to London. Our specialists can book you at the property that is right for you, plan seamless travel transfers and arrange great activities, meals and special experiences.

Published onMarch 19, 2019

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