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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 3022 Reviews
A Winter lift, an Early Spring surprise
Reviewed 8 hours ago

An experience par excellence, professional staff and a gentle air of total relaxation. The Concierge staff are very knowledgeable and very helpful. Relaxing bar and a great Tom Kerridge restaurant, The rooms are silent with every amenity. Really central location in the heart of London.

Beautiful friendly hotel
Reviewed 12 hours ago

We arrived. Checked in but realized our room that we booked with a fireplace was just a facade. It was beautiful, but we decided we wanted a view So we asked the front desk if we could pay a little more and get a room with a view and they pulled through. We got a beautiful upgrade and stayed for 7 nights. The beds are very comfortable and the service is impeccable, our friends that stay at the Savoy all the time are going to stay at the Corinthia now. People are super nice Keridges is absolutely delicious I am sending people to eat their. Amazing ambience and food. Breakfast was great, with excellent service. The thermal floor at the spa was fabulous and a real treat. Great location but in a quiet knock a minute from hustle and bustle and close to the tube

Great hotel in superb location
Reviewed 15 hours ago

Possibly the best located hotel in London and would recommend for couples and people wishing to have a special occasion in London. The location is terrific and walk anywhere. The spa is great, weights and machines in the gym are good - dumbbells to 34kg and a squat rack.
For me I found the hotel rather too “scented” bit a lot of people commented how they liked that. Always nice flowers and arrangements. Would definitely return.

40th Birthday
Reviewed 1 day ago

If you are looking for superior place to celebrate a special occasion or simply escape from the hectic city life, then do not look any further. Corinthia Hotel in London is the place in the city where you can let it go for a moment. This hotel has got it all, grand designs, high tech facilities, best spa in the country (see Elle for a massage ), timeless afternoon tea and most of all the incredible staff who are superbly trained and know how to create a personalised guest experience. Usually I travel abroad for may birthday but this year I decided to stay in London. I had a best birthday ever, surrounded by happy & smiley faces who genuinely wanted me to have a good time. The energy of this hotel is infectious, and I look forward to my next visit.
Thank you to all staff and management, you are phenomenal!

A Perfect Ten
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at the Corinthia Hotel London for 3 nights from the 15th February 2019. When you enter the foyer you know you are going to be in for a special stay. Check-In is what you expect from a Five Star hotel. After registration you are escorted to your room by the receptionist. We were allocated room 631. The room was beautifully furnished and set out. They even had a welcoming gift to celebrate a special occasion. The room ambience is so serene and quiet, day and night.
The buffet breakfast at The Northall was excellent. Good selection of local produce.
The highlight of our stay was the ESPA and Thermal floor. The facilities are set out over four floors.
This is must do on your stay. It is an amazing and relaxing experience.
The Corinthia Hotel London is more than a hotel, it's an experience.

There are 2 minor improvements, 1) A bluetooth speaker/system 2) The full length mirror on the wardrobe door is inadequate (dark location and unable to use for dressing)