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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 3180 Reviews
Superb hotel
Reviewed 5 hours ago

From the moment we entered the hotel until we departed everything was excellent. The facilities were superb and all the staff were very attentive and helpful. We shall certainly return and recommend the hotel highly.

A Wonderful Romantic Stay
Reviewed 1 day ago

We chose Corinthia as part of an anniversary trip as this is a hotel my wife has always wanted to visit. It was a worthy experience, and one we will very much return to again in the future. Every aspect of the hotel will be remembered.

Corinthia hotel london
Reviewed 1 day ago

Everything was super! Very friendly and polite staff! Food was delicious especially the hummus paste served during breakfast...never tasted such a good one! Room service was also very efficient!
Thermal bath in the spa was the most relaxing I've been to!

Wonderful Hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful Hotel. Fantastic staff. Perfect location. Gorgeous rooms. Walking distance to many attractions. Very good breakfast. Loved the heated bathroom floor. The bed was very comfortable Will definitely return.

Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited recently for afternoon tea. A truly memorable day,exquisite service, ambience, with a first class tea.

The hotel looks stunning and whilst busy does not feel to noisy or overcrowded. All the staff we encountered could not be faulted, 5 star service without exception.

The gentleman who looked after our afternoon tea experience truly was delightful, professional and attentive.

Following our afternoon tea,we visited the Bassoon bar for drinks,which again had flawless service,and rounded off our day nicely.

We loved our day at the Corinthia and will return. Can highly recommend this charming hotel.