Belmond Cadogan Hotel
75 Sloane St., Knightsbridge
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.
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
66 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge
You can't go wrong with this bastion of hotel excellence, particularly if you're willing to spring for the big-name price tag. The spa, as you'd expect, is exceptional, but it's the restaurants that stand out. Anything named after Daniel Boulud is going to impress your palate, and Bar Boulud (which now serves brunch) is no exception. Because you can also head downstairs for Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, of Fat Duck fame, you might be hard-pressed to find a reason to leave the hotel at all. (It's worth noting that the Mandarin is closed for renovations until 2019.)
Wilton Place, Knightsbridge
This is one of our favorite grown-up hotels in London. It is decorated beautifully in subdued tones and offers pretty wonderful services, many of which are geared toward families (on-call babysitters, goody bags, video games). On sunny days, the rooftop pool is the best spot to take in everything on offer: hula hoop classes, alfresco lunch, and twice-daily kids' swim hours. Beyond than the now-famous breakfast spread, there's no lack of dining and boozing options thanks to the Blue Bar, Koffmann's bistro, and the luxe Caramel Room.
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