The London EDITION
What We Love
- Buzzy destination restaurant helmed by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton
- Gin-infused punch bowls served in the oak-paneled Punch Room
- Preloaded iPods and iPads in the guestrooms
- Throwing shapes at Basement, the Ian Schrager–designed basement nightclub
What To Know
- Central location just off Oxford Street, close to the British Museum, West End theaters and Soho
- Historic Georgian building with ultramodern guest rooms
- Advance reservations are recommended for Berners Tavern, especially on weekends
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In an opulent Georgian building just off Oxford Street, this Ian Schrager–designed hotel opened its doors during London Fashion Week 2013, and the super-stylish interiors bring together Dalí-inspired lamps, Donald Judd–style sofas and Art Deco furnishings. The dramatic lobby features hefty marble columns and a giant mirrored egg sculpture, and the 170 guestrooms are equally lavish, with walnut-paneled walls, faux fur throws and elegant recessed lighting. The sleek bathrooms come with walk-in rain showers and custom-made Le Labo beauty products. Feast on contemporary British fare at Berners Tavern, a grand see-and-be-seen dining room helmed by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton. After dinner curl up with a quirky cocktail at the Lobby Bar, or enjoy live music and gin-infused punch bowls in the low-lit, oak-paneled Punch Room.
In the Area
The pick of London’s best restaurants are on the doorstep, from newbie hipster joint Social Eating House to Soho stalwart Kettners. Fill up on dim sum and Chinese pastries at Yauatcha or get a caffeine fix at Foxcroft & Ginger. Shopping thoroughfare Oxford Street is just around the corner, or hit Carnaby Street and Kingly Court for smaller independent boutiques and to browse Liberty, arguably the city’s prettiest department store, where creaky staircases lead to artfully designed rooms stocked with luxe labels.
How to Get There
The Edition is a truly new-age hotel. From the bar and pool table in the open lobby to the trendy music playing the background. Everything in this hotel has been thought of as being different. And that's not a bad thing.
The staff is exceptionally personable and friendly. They truly go out of your way to make your experience a memorable one. If there is one thing that this hotel has done perfectly, it is getting the right people on board.
Being a luxury brand of Marriott, it is essential for the stay experience to be just as good as the public spaces. The first impression that I had of my room was that it was tiny. I understand and appreciate that I was sitting in the heart of London, however I could not get over the fact that the room felt very small. So small that I had to think twice on where to open my suitcase.
The other thing was that there is only 1 mirror in the whole room - in the bathroom (that too is not full length). I also found the clothes cabinet to be exceptionally small as it was full after just hanging 2 suits. How do you justify a luxury price tag without having the right in-room facilities for your guest?!
While the room design was simple and modern, the bathroom design was below average. Hanging spaces were limited and unusually placed to make life difficult.
It also seemed as if the owner(s) tried to save money on the corridors of the hotel. While the public spaces and rooms seem to be well furnished, the corridors appear bleak and bland.
In my view, you should stay here if you're not intending to stay in your room for too long. Enjoy the service, enjoy the public spaces and enjoy the surroundings.
As always, the staff is very friendly and they go out of there way to help if any problem should arise. Hotel very clean, beds very comfortable. I will not stay anywhere else when in London. Great location too. Bar staff is also great.
Fabrizio, the concierge, was the most friendly & helpful of any concierge I have met in all of my travels!
The location of this hotel is the BEST!
All of the staff were lovely & went out of their way to make us feel comfortable.
The cocktails were great and the service was amazing ! Highly recommended !! The waiters were very friendly and hospitable. The food was incredible, the decoration was very classy and the whole experience was definitely worth the price !
We came here for drinks at the lobby bar.
I had to wait for my friend to arrive, as she was running late. Service was fine until she got there..
The waitress barely gave her any time to look at the menu, and really pushed to give our order. When I suggested she give us a couple of minutes, she refused to leave!!!!
It was unnecessarily pushy and turned a nice catch up with friends into a very rushed & hurried evening.
Additionally, the drinks were over priced (expected) but the complimentary popcorn basket was cold and stale.
We’re unlikely to go back for drinks, let alone stay here for a night!!