What We Love
- Suites designed by the likes of Diane von Furstenberg and David Linley
- A head concierge who’s been with the hotel for 30 years, with contacts to match
- A quintessentially English high tea that’s regarded as one of the best in London
What To Know
- Valet parking is a steep $82 per day
- Look sharp: A dress code is enforced for afternoon tea, dinner in the Foyer and Reading Room, and drinks at Claridge’s Bar
- The entry-level rooms have queen size beds
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Claridge’s is both one of London’s most storied hotels—dating from the 1850s—and one of its most of-the-moment hotels. It found its identity in the 1920s and 30s, and is still an Art Deco jewel, even as it’s evolved and become an urban playground for the likes of celebs like Kate Moss and Jade Jagger. The glamorous, individually designed rooms and suites are some of the largest in London, with marble bathrooms, top-line entertainment systems and lush Bamford Natural and Organic toiletries. The spa is a haven on the top floor, with Sisley facials and a well-equipped gym.
In the Area
Mayfair is one of London’s most exclusive districts, filled with independent boutiques and stylish watering holes. It’s also close to the famous shopping on Bond Street and Knightsbridge’s temples to consumption, Harvey Nichols and Harrods. Guests can amuse themselves by strolling in Hyde Park or dining at other haute spots in the neighborhood, like Koffman’s at the Berkeley.
How to Get There
Mum and I enjoyed an amazing afternoon tea experience at Claridges, courtesy of my former work colleagues as a leaving gift. What a fabulous experience from start to finish. A gorgeous glass of Lauren Perrier champagne to start, followed by fabulous sandwiches. We were offered another round of sandwiches and then enjoyed 2 scones each, endless cups of tea and then the most exquisite selection of cakes and pastries. Excellent service in a great environment with a pianist and cellist. A real treat from beginning to end and we left with a doggie bag which we enjoyed the following day. Expensive but well worth it....
Beautiful and very elegant hotel. Very friendly staff! Lovely rooms, enjoy a varied breakfast in the Foyer Room or in your room, and have a drink at the Fumoir. I have a new favorite hotel when in London!
Had some afternoon teas in my life and this is no.1. The food, the service and the ambience and the beautiful surroundings was perfect. On my list to visit again. Great location .......................... Cannot praise this afternoon tea enough. Treat yourself to a glass of champagne icing on the cake.