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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
What can I say! Wow - had an amazing mother's day treat. Something I will always remember. Brilliant staff - lovely & lots of sandwiches and desserts and scones. I was full to the brim:) The staff were fully aware of dietary needs as per booking.
Amazing service, pianist played beautifully and the tea was to die for. Nice treat! I would recommend getting there 10 minutes before to put your coat in the cloakroom and to be seated so you use the whole time chatting and enjoying yourself. Also, read the dress code as for men its suited and booted and girls need to dress smart.
If you like service quality and style The Iconic Ritz hotel has all this
Ok it’s quirky you can’t wear trianers,even Stella Macartneys trainers were frowned upon. My wife went shopping for something she could comfortably wear which she was happy todo
All the serving staff are in tales and are so well rehearsed in their duties it’s seamless the way they carry them out.
We had dinner on Saturday night and we were entertained by a pianist,a singer and superb dancers;all link to the Ritz theme .We danced the night away.
Strangely you might think of the Ritz as a large hotel,obviously it is but it’s not;it very personal. The staff soon know you and nothing is too much trouble They make you feel so special in every way
The hotel is also so central to so many special areas especially if you like shopping with The Wolsey and Fortum and Mason close by;both worth a visit.
We loved it
Recently had two nights at the Ritz.
This included the Friday dinner/dance.
Yes it’s not cheap but ... well it’s the Ritz!
Staff are superb and nothing is too much trouble. We really enjoyed the regular
Friday night dinner and dance with a great singer and band and some surprise fantastic dancing too. Be warned that the wine menu is as well as being the biggest I have ever seen (over 80 pages!) was eye-wateringly expensive. So drink slowly!
The Ritz is so well located and we really enjoyed our two night mini-break.
It is a beautiful hotel, everything there is of course top quality and I think everyone should stay there at least once.
What an experience! The best afternoon tea I have had. Despite the husband forgetting a tie and having to go on a quick shopping trip. Men need to be suited and booted with a tie otherwise you won’t be allowed to have tea.
The food is endless and had to end up taking the cakes home as couldn’t eat them all. Be warned that the waiters come round with a cake trolley with a selection to choose from and this is after all the sandwiches and scones!
There was a misunderstanding as I had booked the afternoon tea with a celebration cake and wasn’t brought out. The waiter was lovely and ended up packing it up for me to take home along with some chocolates for the misunderstanding. Would definitely go again!