York & Albany

Boutique, cozy, gastro-hotel

Parkway, London NW1 7PS, UK

(44) 20-7387-5700

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At a Glance

London’s star chef Gordon Ramsay's first hotel project, with a restaurant that's often been booked solid since opening.

Indagare Loves

  • Fireplace and Regent’s Park view in Regency Suite
  • Direct access to one of London’s best restaurants
  • Residential setting off the beaten tourist path


Don’t imagine that Chef Ramsay is trying to channel the glamour of Claridge’s – this is the opposite extreme in many ways. First of all, he has forsaken the posh area of Mayfair for a scruffy street in Camden. And while the building is historic, there’s nothing grand about it. Rather, Ramsay has taken a former coaching inn on the edge of Regent’s Park and transformed it into a cozy refuge with a bustling bar and restaurant and ten guest rooms.

Forget a marble lobby, here there’s just a polished wood reception desk next to a narrow stairway. On the opposite side of the bar sits a quaint deli area, where stacks of crates from Spitfals market testify to the home-grown ethics of the enterprise. The best rooms are the Regency Suite, which overlooks Regent’s Park and features a fireplace and seating area and Suite #4 or the Stable Suite, which is reached via a separate entrance and stairwell so it feels almost like a private flat. All of the rooms have been outfitted with hearty Old English goods such as oak tables, brass lamps, British linens, even top-of-the-line mattresses from Buckinghamshire. (The designer has sworn that everything was sourced in the United Kingdom). The name comes from one of Prince Frederick’s titles, Duke of York and Albany.

Who Should Stay

Visitors who prefer to stay in a neighborhood off the tourist path. Serious food fans.

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