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
- 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
Had drinks and nibbles in the room to the right as you walk in. The setting and design was simply stunning.
Service was amazing. Great place to sit in a cosy, intimate setting but with an amazing vibe. The croquettes were to die for!
Stayed here for one night, and felt much better as I now “get” the hotel.
Arriving a little early was delighted to get my room, which like is a bit Scandinavian wooden sauna style, but immaculately clean.
Blackout curtains are superb at cutting out light, and despite its very central location was quiet at night.
Seek out the residents bar hidden away behind reception if you want to avoid the chaos and melee of the lobby bar.
Lovely staff, friendly and accommodating.
Look forward to developing my relationship with this stylish hotel.
A midweek overnight stay in this vibrant hotel. Great location behind Oxford Street. Room upgrade and plenty of space.
Bar area perfect to meet & drink. Room service and excellent customer service.
Would highly recommend this hotel
Stayed here for only one night in feb and enjoyed every minute. The staff made you feel welcomed and the room was excellent. Not too big, enough room and decorated to a high standard.
Breakfast was included in the Berners tavern restaurant and lived up to our expectations.
Would stay here again, no hesitation
This hotel went out of its way to set my expectations high. I received a personal email from a hotel staff two days prior to my arrival asking for details of my travel plan including early check in or late check out needs. It also included a summary of benefits for a Marriott Platinum member which included an upgrade. I responded asking for an early check in if possible since I was taking an overnight flight from NY. (Now I would've never expected this if they didn't offer.) . Someone responded back saying they will do their best. When I arrived at the hotel to check in, all I got was "your room is not ready", no explanation or apologies. My check in process was nothing close to the caring tone they set with a personal email. Why go through the trouble of pretending to care if you are not going address this at all? When I finally checked in around 3 pm, they gave me a room on the 1st floor close to the public hangout bar type lounge and two conference rooms. It was right across the narrow hallway from the public bathroom and some sort of hotel service room. My room preference on my profile is high floor away from noise so they didn't care to check my profile.
Inside the room looked same as what I booked so I did not get any upgrades. I did like the fact everything in the room was clean and comfortable but had no privacy at all as the people across the building can look into the room unless you completely closed the blind. I was exhausted from my flight so I decided to unpack and turn in early only to realize the bathroom across the hallway is quite busy and the door slams every three minutes. There was also loud dryer (may have been hand dryer in the rest room). I thought this would quiet down as the night went on but I was wrong. The door slams, people talking and carts pushing went on all night long. The employee service room is quite busy and and the door slammed very loud every time. I gave up sleeping around 6 am as the noise level increased even more. I am not sure if anyone at the hotel is aware of the noise level in this room but I am not particularly sensitive to noise ( I live in NY city!) and this was the one of the worst experience I've ever had. Overall I was very disappointed and would not recommend this hotel for the price it charges.