5 Star Hotels in London
S - Z
Finally, 5 star hotels in London starting S to Z. This 5th page of my selection includes outrageously fashionable abodes like St Martin's Lane, to the minimalist Metropolitan and even a converted Victorian banking hall. You can't say that 5 star hotels in London are of a boring sameness!
San Domenico House
||This beautiful town house conversion just off Sloane Square transforms into a grand Italian mansion as soon as you step through the door. Eccentric and luxurious, the hotel's huge rooms are filled with antiques and oil portraits and its old-school Italian hospitality makes the place feel exceptionally homey and private.|
||One of the slickest design hotels in the capital - housed in a listed former textile factory. It's a spectacular space where the only room dividers are silken panels that float over clear glass panes. Rooms are very white, airy and open-plan. Huge sleigh beds stand alone in the centre, surrounded by slivers of flat-screen technology and panoramic views across the city.|
Sofitel London St. James
||One of the best locations in London, convenient for both Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square. This is a traditional, competent hotel famous for truly dedicated service and excellent Michelin-starred food. Stylish, unpretentious decor make it feel truly like a home from home.|
St Martin's Lane
||If you're a design junkie and want to rub shoulders with the likes of Paris Hilton, Ewan MacGregor and Jade Jagger, then this is the place to come. The 204 all-white rooms are kitted out with Philippe Starck furniture, crisp white beds and lights that can be colour-adjusted according to mood.
The restaurant and bar are popular and the nightclub is a celebrity magnet.|
St James's Hotel and Club
||This one-time rather exclusive gentlemen's club is now the perfect Mayfair hideaway for socialites and the fashion-forward. It is still exclusive and private, but now the decor is contemporary and expensive, rather than plush and traditional. Food-lovers will drool over the restaurant headed by Michelin-starred chef William Drabble. |
The May Fair
||This stylish hotel, just off Berkeley Square, is one of London's best kept secrets. Equally good for business, families and the fashion conscious, Peaches Geldof famously "lived" here. But she's hardly the only celebrity you're likely to spot. The suites are outrageously decorated and unashamedly decadent. The bar's popular with locals, visitors and celebs alike.|
The Metropolitan London
||One of London's finest: minimalist, uncluttered, white and purple rooms, armani-clad, super-efficient staff, a Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant and sumptuous spa form the backdrop for a truly stellar clientele. |
||A Victorian banking hall, luxuriously converted, seems an appropriate choice of accommodation when staying in the City of London. Threadneedles offers understated elegance as only the English can do it. The cashiers counter of the old bank now serves as the bar - and the rooms are an equally good mix of the historic and the new.|
This concludes my little tour of 5 star hotels in London. As you've seen, 5 star hotels in London come in all shapes, sizes and styles: from deeply historic to the latest kick of fashion, from understatedly elegant to outrageous, from minimalist to opulent, from deeply private to must-be-seen trendy. Something for everyone, in fact.