4.5
Very Good 4550 Reviews
Jetsetter Verified
This Hotel meets our standards
Our editors have been here and it has met our standards

What We Love

  • The Ritz' internationally famed and palm festooned tea room, with five afternoon tea appointments starting each day from 11:30 am
  • Deluxe guest suites with views of both London's bustling Picadilly Street and verdant Green Park
  • The early art deco style design of the hotel's Rivoli Bar, by award winning designer, Tessa Kennedy

What To Know

  • Two opulent and spacious rooms at the Ritz are licensed to hold wedding ceremonies
  • The Ritz offers a babysitting service arranged through the concierge
  • Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket and tie to afternoon tea and dining areas
  • READ MORE: How to see London for free

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Casino
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
Disclaimer: This content was accurate at the time the hotel was reviewed. Please check our partner sites when booking to verify that details are still correct.
Bedroom Elegant Hotels Luxury Suite property mansion bed sheet

Overview

In the heart of central London, a stay at The Ritz grants access to English luxury and traditions, as well as all the cultural wealth and entertainments of the capital

The Look

Sturdy English masonry meets French chateau style architecture at The Ritz in London. Perhaps that’s down to its designers, an Englishman, Arthur Davis; and a Frenchman, Charles Mewés. From Piccadilly Street, the hotel’s ranks of heavy chimneys pierce the skyline. Parisian architectural cues influence the hotel’s interiors; a long vaulted gallery opens onto the Palm Room where afternoon tea is held; or on to private events rooms and the hotel’s restaurant, all bedecked in French architectural style with Louis XVI furnishings.

Bed and Bath

All 133 guest rooms and suites have over many years of restorations, been restored to their original Louis XVI style. Antique furniture, gold leaf mouldings, and sparkling chandeliers set the tone in rooms awash with salmon pink, rose pink, yellow or blue carpets, bed linens, and window treatments of Jacquard and damask silks. Bathrooms are bright and spacious costumed in brown and beige marbles with fabulous thick bathrobes and white linens.

Beyond

Lunch and dinner at The Ritz Restaurant is one of the finest and overlooked eateries in all of London. Chef John Williams, who has been leading professional kitchens in London for over 25 years, offers an a la carte and small tasting menu that explores British culinary heritage with modern techniques and styling. A typical lunch menu might offer dainty starters, like a dressed crab roll with avocado and charentais melo and continue with a Bresse Chicken Demi-Deuil carved at the table. For desert are treats like an intensely rich Amedai Chocolate Ganache sprinkled with sea salt and tonka. Teams of waiters attend to each table and the sommeliers suggest rare and unique wine pairings to accompany each of the Chef Williams’ grand creations.

In the Area

The Ritz sits in the beating heart of central London surrounded by fascinating cultural institutions like the Royal Academy of Arts, The National Portrait Gallery and a clutch of west end theatres. In neighbouring Soho, new restaurants abound, like the ramen soup spot, Bone Daddies; the always packed champagne bar, Bubbledogs; and Chef Jeremy Lee’s beloved Quo Vadis. Savile Row and famous shopping thoroughfares like Bond Street and Dover Street Market are all a few minutes walk from the hotel.

How to Get There

The Ritz London
150 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9BR United Kingdom

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 4550 Reviews
Perfect birthday afternoon tea
Beccy11

Absolutely loved afternoon tea at the Ritz palm Court today. Very efficient, friendly service, particularly Sebastian with his wonderful dry wit. The food was delicious. The cakes were beautifully made and beautiful to eat. Probably the best rum baba I will ever taste. The tea was expertly brewed. Unlike so many other establishments in London, the Ritz did not assume a tip showing true class. Obviously I did tip and it was well deserved. My only advice would be to turn up hungry and take cash to tip.

Afternoon tea at the Ritz
Veronica L

The whole experience was good - very polished service, lovely setting in the palm court, super music and the food was very good - and surprisingly very plentiful.
It did not disappoint in anyway. look forward to doing again!

Even better than you can imagine!
765roses

Amazing dinner and breakfast. Fantastic Saturday night dinner entertainment - 1920’s style dancers and easy listening band.

Room was absolutely breathtaking. Feel like royalty for a night at least. Lots of little extras and personal touches in the room that underlines the fact that this hotel is in a class of its own.

Staff are wonderful, genuine and flawless. Old school glamour and standards are alive and well at The Ritz.

We love The Connaught hotel but The Ritz is certainly comparable in terms of service, and edges it in respect of like for like value.