By Ruth Doherty published
With a focus shifting increasingly towards exploring our own country for holidays this year, there's a host of stunning hotels to choose from. If you're on the lookout for a city escape, you can't beat a luxury London staycation.
With world-class shopping, a plethora of art galleries and museums, and some of the best restaurants (70 Micheline-starred eateries) and cocktail bars, you can't go wrong.
We've rounded up six luxury London staycation options below for inspiration for your next getaway. Time to get packing...
Offering laid-back luxury in rustic and playful surroundings in vibrant Marylebone, the hotel offers sweeping views of the city and features an abundance of charming amenities and events programme, including: cosy guest rooms with cuckoo clocks and sleeping bag throws, resident horticulturalists who give tours of local gardens, book clubs and poetry slams. It's also home to Madera, sister of acclaimed fine-dining Mexican restaurant Toca Madera in Los Angeles, and the spectacular rooftop bar The Nest.
Treehouse London is inviting travellers and locals to indulge in their new Swift Staycation Package. The package includes 30% off your room rate, a bottle of organic Prosecco on arrival, breakfast for two and late check-out, as well as a flexible cancellation policy.
Find it: 14-15 Langham Pl, Marylebone, London W1B 2QS.
New boutique aparthotel The Gate, opening end of March, feels like an elevated version of your own home, with full-service amenities and flexible stay periods where guests can stay for one night or up to three months. 189 modern and functional apartments with fitted kitchens (perfect for ordering take out), sweeping city views, Le Labo luxury amenities, and a state-of-the-art gym will make a great fit for a staycation.
Find it: The Gate, 41 White Church Lane, London, E1 7QR
An idyllic urban sanctuary, Rosewood London is amongst the capital’s finest luxury hotels.On arrival, an arch in the hotel’s grand façade draws one into a tranquil courtyard. The hum of the city slips away, replaced by an atmosphere of quiet sophistication and unsurpassed hospitality.It’s a warm welcome to a perfect stay.
Discover a sense of tranquility at Sense, a Rosewood Spa, offering an array of nurturing treatments and products from our spa brands; Sodashi, Maison Caulières, EviDens de Beaute and Face Place.
The spa's zen-themed decor features bamboo walls, soft lighting and wooden walkways over rippling water and pebble stones leading to seven treatment rooms, one of which is an exclusive couple's suite. Our London spa facilities include dry heat saunas, amethyst crystal steam rooms and a shimmering gold leaf and teak relaxation lounge providing a restorative hideaway in the heart of London.
Find it: 252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN, United Kingdom
THE PRINCE AKATOKI LONDON
Travel to Japan but stay in London... Inspired by the traditions of Japanese hospitality, the Prince Akatoki London is a minimalist property in Marylebone that fuses the best of Japan with the western world, promoting mindfulness and tranquility at every touchpoint.
Designed to ensure guests feel calm and enriched, the 82 bedrooms and suites showcase a classic Asian sensibility with a Scandinavian design aesthetic. The focal point of each room is the painted fusuma panel-inspired wall hangings in soothing cream, pink and red tones; Akatoki being an old Japanese expression meaning sunrise or dawn.
TOKii restaurant blends the best of homegrown London and international Japanese flavours, open all day, whilst the intimate The Malt Lounge & Bar is open for afternoon tea and late-night cocktails.
Find it: 50 Great Cumberland Place, London W1H 7FD
This typical London townhouse gives guests the opportunity to experience a stylish break in one of London's most Instagrammable hotels. The 18 rooms at the Henrietta Hotel are inspired by the streets of Covent Garden with a nod to Italian design, where guests enjoy their home away from home, complete with room service and mini bars stocked with bespoke cocktails - perfect for a night in.
Find it: 14-15 Henrietta St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8QG
The world's original boutique hotel, Blakes's iconic black facade in South Kensington hides the opulent interiors and celebrity guests within. Designed by former Bond girl Anouska Hempel, the design is a rich fusion of Eastern and Western styles with influences from far-off lands and Hempel’s travels in Indochina, Africa and the Middle East. Each bedroom has its own modern decadent style with Blakes Restaurant serving a fresh Mediterranean-inspired menu and hedonistic cocktails in Blakes Below, the hotel's intimate subterranean lounge. The perfect escape...
Find it: 33 Roland Gardens, London SW7 3PF
Ruth Doherty is an interiors writer who has worked for Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home magazines among many others.
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