The Ritz London
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
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- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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.
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
Stayed here with my mum for a couple of days and we had a great time. The hotel's location is perfect, there is a hop on/off bus stop right outside and you can walk easy to lots of the attractions.
It was my mums birthday when we were there and they put a birthday cake in our room on the 2nd night..... it was the best cake ive ever tasted! But just a lovely thing to do and my mum really appreciated.
We had high tea when we arrived and it was fab, well worth the money i thought.
I decided to do the Christmas afternoon tea this time, after experiencing multiple of the traditional afternoon tea.
The service was once again immaculate and the staff always offer the luxury hospitality service. Thank you for the lovely prepared celebration cake to congratulate on the masters degree.
I will certainly be back to experience 5* hospitality service like this.
We stayed one night 11th-12th feb check in was slow had to wait over one hour after emailing the night before to say we would be there at 2.No tea and coffee making in the room the only 5 star hotel in London we have stayed in that don’t have this.also no iron. Hotel seamed more like a tourist attraction than a luxury 5 star accommodation. Also it seams the more you spend there the better you get treated well that should not be the case all customers should be treated equally! The room bathroom door and tiles were in poor condition for the price you pay for a room these little things should be easily sorted.check out was also very poor stood there for 20mins not one person asked us is we needed help there was 6 computers available and only one girl working. There are much better 5 star hotels in London at a cheaper price look elsewhere will not be staying here again! Oh and it was are anniversary and all they did for that is sprinkle the bed with day old white rose petals witch they have loads left over from the roses they put in all the bathrooms every day! Again very poor attempt and attention to detail at this hotel.
I had the pleasure of dinner at the ritz this week and wow! From the welcome as we arrived in the taxi to the moment we left it was exemplary. Staff all so friendly but efficient and non intrusive. The restaurant is just gorgeous. The food even better. The highlight must be the desert which was Seville orange soufflé!!!!
Can’t wait to go back one day. It really did live up to all expectations and even more!
Came to Ritz for afternoon tea on Boxing Day. A unique experience. It really is over the top. The addition of the pianist and choir made it very festive. The sandwiches were all lovely; however I was not blown away by the cake selection. One to tick off the list but shall not be returning.