Radisson Blu Edwardian Berkshire Hotel
What We Love
- Retail refuge: Oxford Street's shops and department stores are on the doorstep
- Reasonably priced afternoon tea at Scoff & Banter
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What To Know
- For Deluxe rooms and above rate includes a $23 daily credit for food and drink (excluding breakfast & room service breakfast)
- Major Crossrail construction development around nearby Bond Street
- There’s no gym or spa, but in-room treatments are available
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Right on Oxford Street, between jumbo department stores and flagship shops, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Berkshire is a contemporary crash pad with a killer central London location. The entrance is down a side street, and there’s a small reception area with mirrored columns, giant vases and dark wood paneling. The main staircase is decorated with colorful prints of Chinese emperors and a walnut grandfather clock. Each floor is dotted with paintings and sculptures from the owner’s private collection.
Bed & Bath
Bringing a whole new meaning to the term window shopping, around a third of the 149 guestrooms overlook the stores lining Oxford Street. Rooms on the upper floors afford classic skyline views. Amenities include eco-friendly mattresses in all rooms, handmade wool carpets, Samsung Smart TVs and marble bathrooms. The suites have separate lounge areas with plush velvet sofas, caramel crocodile print padded headboards and freestanding bathtubs.
Tucked away just off Oxford Street, Scoff & Banter Tea Rooms serve a la carte afternoon tea daily between 1pm and 7pm.
There’s also the The Drawing Room which serves the quintessentially British Scoff & Banter menu all day. Head downstairs to grab a coffee and people-watch behind the huge glass windows. Upstairs (where breakfast is served), the dining room features wood-paneled walls inlaid with mirrors, parquet floors and leather furniture. Plenty of light streams through the Georgian sash windows.
In the Area
The Oxford Street address is a great shop-and-flop location. Hop between department stores, including fashion-forward Selfridges and great British standard John Lewis. For indie shopping head to leafy Marylebone, which also offers tons of food options, from the Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Trishna to Andre Balazs’s latest hot spot, Chiltern Firehouse. Hyde Park is a 15-minute walk away for a peaceful stroll through the 350-acre grounds. Active types can take a boat out on the lake or try horseback riding along designated routes.
How to Get There
I recommend the Radisson Blu Edwardian Berkshire for any business or leisure trip to London. Especially service and location are the best values of the hotel. Very close to the tube and perfect also for shopping (having the time to do so).
We loved every minute of our stay. Reception staff were so friendly and made our stay more special by arranging for bubbly, cake balloon and a card in our room for my partners 40th. We had a premium king and the extra expense was worth it. Big bed, lovely 2 person shower, walk in wardrobe to make a few. Ideal location, just couldn’t fault it.
Great location for both tourist and business as close to shops and well connected tube lines. Not expensive for area and rooms decent size and well appointed. I was only there 1 night and didn't use the bar or restaurant although both looked busy enough and again well set out and comfortable. Would stay again