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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


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


4.5 Very Good 1455 Reviews
My new favourite hotel
Pete H

I booked this hotel on the recommendation of an American we met on a cruise.
What a fabulous place to stay.
Staff, service, ambiance, food, drink and room all score top marks and the location is perfect.
This is how it should be done and some of the Capital’s landmark hotels would do well to send staff here to learn what exemplary 5 star service is really like.
I can thoroughly recommend The Stafford and intend to return!

Exceptional hotel

A truly Exceptional stay. A hidden gem in London. From the moment we arrived the staff were incredibly accommodating and greeted us with a very warm welcome. They were attentive to our every request. Lovely appointed rooms with modern amenities. We loved the location. A visit to American Bar is a must! Reception and Concierge services were excellent! Will definitely be back to visit!!

Wonderful Stay!

We booked a pre cruise stay for 5 days at the Stafford at the suggestion of our Travel agent. It was a great choice. The reception was very personable as was the rest of the staff throughout our stay. Before our arrival the concierges were great with dining suggestions and reservations as well as booking London tours for us.
We began with lunch after arriving from our international flight and were blown away by the quality of the food, the presentation and the service. This was true everyday we were there for breakfast in the restaurant or in our room.
Our room was terrific, clean efficient with all the modern conveniences we needed.

The couple we were traveling with agrees that we would all return to the Stafford on our next trip.
Cheers to all of the crew at the Stafford.