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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


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


5.0 Excellent 3119 Reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a fantastic experience! Such gracious, sincere staff who obviously love what they do and take an exemplary pride in delivering the best service you can imagine.

Our wonderful driver picked us up punctually and was great company throughout the journey. The doormen, reception staff and guest relations lady who showed us round the hotel were friendly, efficient and welcoming. We were delighted to be upgraded to the stunning, spacious Garden suite : outstanding in every comfort and amenity. The flowers we had ordered were simply gorgeous. Such attention to details, aesthetically and practically. We ordered a sumptuous late room service lunch soon after arrival, which was faultless in presentation and taste. As a very fussy vegetarian I was well-catered for and my husband reports his shawarma was delicious. My buttered spinach, generous size pizza, tasty garlic bread and exquisite desserts were all memorable and sufficient that we didn't need dinner! Great coffee and tea facilities with good choice of varieties. Both staff members delivering and removing our beautifully presented tray could not have been more helpful or kind. Wonderful sleep every night of our stay, the duvet was light but just the right degree of warmth and cosines, the mattress so comfortable. Luxurious spacious marble bathroom with built-in TV, large fluffy towels that feel like a warm hug, well-padded slippers that feel like you're walking on clouds. Lovely touches every at evening turn-down like lavender fragrance and chocolate.

We visited the Spa several times in the early evening and we had a fantastic relaxing few hours. It was never too busy. The jacuzzi is state of the art and perfect for some quality couple time.

In the stunning Crystal Moon lounge diligent staff were always asking if we needed anything. We treated our guests to a marvellous afternoon champagne tea and they were equally bowled over.

Wonderful spaces throughout to read and relax. Details like fragrance in the public areas enhance the general sense of well-being and thoughtfulness towards guests.
Pedicure: great treatments, friendly staff, lovely surroundings.
Gym: great facilities for a good workout.
We felt so well-cocooned in our little corner of paradise that only a few inevitable niggles surfaced but nothing that impacted the truly exceptional overall impression we were left with of this dazzling hotel which aims for and often exceeds perfection. It will be a great joy to return as soon as possible!

Corinthia London for the height of British hospitality
Reviewed 3 days ago

Awed by the beauty of this hotel. Spacious Executive King Room was perfect for me and my 21-year-old son. Turn-down service with lavender sachet dreamy! Delicious dinner at Kerridges... late-night cocktail in Northall... attentive staff and stunning chandelier in inner foyer was Instagramable for sure!

loved the corinthia hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

excellent location, clean and comfortable room, great shower, staff was nice and helpful our entire stay. my wife spilled some staining material on her sweater and jacket and the staff took charge and sent to laundry and it was perfect.

Francis Kalangala
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice hotel, nice accommodations, excellent breakfast and very professional, helpful and impeccable staff. The location is fantastic. Having lots of shopping and touristic sites around is also a bonus. I highly recommend this hotel

Wonderful location in London!
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed at the La Corinthia after looking up multiple places online. We frequent luxury resorts around the world. I loved the location of this hotel, the room was small but we didn’t really need to be in there much as we were sight seeing. The spa was amazing and I loved the design/concepts. Maybe because we were there on a weekend explains why it was so crowded. The staff was very friendly and the concierge helped us tremendously. Thank you for the great accommodations!!