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What We Love

  • Location on a quiet mews street in Mayfair
  • The Daniel Thwaites Bitter on tap in the historic American Bar
  • There is a working 380-year-old wine cellar
  • International electrical sockets in all rooms
  • A large cobbled terrace area, great for alfresco drinks in the evening
  • Free WiFi

What To Know

  • There’s only a small fitness room in the Mews building
  • The Lyttelton restaurant serves as a walk-through room from the lobby to the bar, so lacks an intimate atmosphere
  • Some of the original buildings’ charm has been lost as a result of numerous modernizations and refurbishments over the years
  • Pets are not permitted
  • The Lyttelton Restaurant is closed on Sunday evenings

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Circa 1912 Edwardian hotel in central Mayfair with English period furnishings and a storied bar

The Lowdown

The Stafford London is one of London’s well-hidden addresses. Like the Old English Gentleman’s Club it once was, you have to be in the know to find it. Down one of Mayfair’s quietest mews streets, it even has a secret passage that leads directly to Green Park—great for an early morning run. It is also home to one of London’s most historic bars (filled with over 3,000 pieces of quirky memorabilia) and a restaurant that serves excellent seafood. But where the Stafford really excels is its 67 individually designed—and supremely quiet—guest rooms, with heavy patterns, textured headboards, and framed black-and-white photographs. Don’t miss a candlelit tour of the hotel’s expansive wine cellars with master sommelier Gino.

In the Area

The Stafford is centrally located, just steps from Spencer House and St. James Palace. The hotel’s concierge leads the “Secret’s of St. James’s Tour” which gives a glimpse of the area’s history through its local barbers, hat-makers, and tailors. The iconic Fortnum & Mason food hall is just a few blocks away—stop by the ice cream parlor for sweet-tooth delicacies like macaroon ice cream sandwiches or a strawberry-and-vanilla sundae. Another neighborhood must: the Imperial War Museum, where you’ll learn everything you never knew about British war history.

How to Get There

The Stafford London
16-18 St James's Place
London, SW1A 1NJ United Kingdom

Reviews

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MaxwellBrierleyHill

Well we have stayed at the Stafford several times and that because it works well for us my wife and i went with our close friends so we were four.
The rooms were traditional style but very well done they were extremely well presented and kept immaculate clean they had a coffee making machine a fridge the bathroom was all clad in marble . We were there for the weekend arriving friday leaving monday. The sevice was excellent in all areas, we breakfasted in the hotel which had everything one could wish for. We actually dinned out so no news on the Lunch / Dinner the bar area had abeen refurbished and looked good the coctails were father expensive even by London standards but the wine were good and reasonably priced for a hotel of this standing. we would return indeed we will possibly do that early next year.

Beautiful Hotel, Fabulous Staff and Wonderful Location
AuntDeb123

From our arrival to our departure 3 days later, we could not have wished for a better experience. The room was lovely, the American Bar became our home for cocktails and light fare and the staff throughout the hotel was more than accommodating. They made our visit a delight. Highly recommend a booking.

Best place in London
F4461ZYcarols

We stayed at The Stafford London for the seventh time.
It is a lovely, warm place to stay They make you feel
Like you are at home. Each visit is better than the one before. It is waking distance to-many wonderful places.
You will enjoy your stay here