The Classic London Guide


Our guide to the most iconic spots of this much-loved city, perfect for both locals and visitors alike.

The Dorchester

Park Lane, Mayfair | +44.20.7629.8888

In addition to the exquisite floral displays, large, luxurious rooms with views of Hyde Park, and a range of dining options, The Dorchester is one of our favorites for high tea in London, as it has a full-on traditional English feel.

Belmond Cadogan Hotel

75 Sloane St., Knightsbridge | 800.237.1236

Currently undergoing a renovation (it's part of the Belmond family), and reset to open in 2017, this is one of London's great hotels. While we love it for the luxurious and cozy rooms, booking at this small, longstanding boutique hotel in Knightsbridge will also grant you access to the lush and private Cadogan Gardens and tennis courts. Lit fans should request room 118, Oscar Wilde's old room and the site of his infamous arrest.