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What We Love

  • On the doorstep of London’s big attractions: Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, South Bank and Leicester Square
  • The cocktails, amiable bartenders and grand piano bar in the David Collins-designed Bassoon bar
  • The pre-theater menus: two courses at the Northall or pasta and wine at Massimo Restaurant and Oyster Bar
  • Free WiFi

What To Know

  • The location is central and good for sightseeing, but it lacks that classic London charm — wander up St. Martin’s Lane and into Seven Dials for more of a neighborhood feel
  • The restaurants are high-ceilinged and light-flooded — ideal for breakfast, lunch and all-day dining, but not as good for intimate dinners
  • Pets are not permitted
  • Smoking is allowed in some guestrooms

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Restored Belle-Epoque gem with an art-focused aesthetic, steps from Trafalgar Square

The Lowdown

Fresh from a major restoration and refurbishment, this Belle Epoque property—in an imposing building near London’s Thames Embankment that was once home to the Ministry of Defence—houses 294 rooms, some on two levels in rooftop turrets featuring bespoke artwork and fresh flowers, and a David Collins-designed bar and restaurant where Michelin-star chef Gary Holliheed champions classic British dishes. But the showstopper is Espa Life, a four-story “next-generation” spa with an amphitheater sauna made of champagne-hued lacquer and black marble.

In the Area

The Corinthia is just a five-minute walk from many central London landmarks. Visit the National Portrait Gallery during evening hours on Thursdays or Fridays, then head up to the rooftop Portrait Restaurant for drinks and supper. Or visit the collection of architect Sir John Soane at his museum, near Holborn tube, home to Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress and candlelit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m on the first Tuesday of the month. Walk across Embankment Bridge to the beautifully revamped Southbank Centre to catch a concert at the Royal Festival Hall or a play at the National Theatre — or just take a romantic riverside walk.

How to Get There

Corinthia Hotel London
Whitehall Place
London, SW1A 2BD United Kingdom

Reviews

Best hotel in London!
Undercover7619

TOP Service experience. Best comfort in rooms. The Spa is a highlight
Super quality of F&B in both restauants. Nice bar to hang out at night. Overall the best atmosphere at hotels in London I experienced. Highly recommended!

Step Back In Time?
gilleshendricks54

Very disappointing to have to re-write this - as all of the locations/concessions are a part of the hotel and not separate businesses. I strongly suspect the hotel complained in order to get the review removed! I've re-posted it below as before.

Considering how new this hotel is in the London scheme of things, I can't help feeling that it's becoming increasingly stuffy and old fashioned in it's approach. There was a glimmer of hope, I felt, last year as the Tom Kerridge restaurant opened but having dined there with friends last weekend, I can confirm that even taking into account the more casual remit there, the service lacked a certain polish that you'd expect for the money (incorrect cutlery, a forgotten drink etc.) In the Bassoon cocktail bar on the other side of the hotel, we were subjected to live music, which made you feel like you were in a cheesy vegas hotel. It seemed to be putting people on edge, we ordered drinks and departed swiftly on to somewhere else to spend the rest of the evening. I note the Northall has been getting favourable reviews in this weekend's paper, so there is some hope yet. It's local to work and convenient, so I do hope they can up their game across the board.

Espa at Corinthea hotel London
MimHG

Amazing service , fantastic staff and a great experience. If you want to feel special then look no further than Corinthia. We were spoilt from arrival to departure. Espa at Corinthia is so beautiful you’ll feel totally relaxed. Just bring a swimsuit!! ????????