On the doorstep of London’s big attractions: Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, South Bank and Leicester Square
The cocktails, amiable bartenders and grand piano bar in the David Collins-designed Bassoon bar
The pre-theater menus: two courses at the Northall or pasta and wine at Massimo Restaurant and Oyster Bar
What To Know
The location is central and good for sightseeing, but it lacks that classic London charm — wander up St. Martin’s Lane and into Seven Dials for more of a neighborhood feel
The restaurants are high-ceilinged and light-flooded — ideal for breakfast, lunch and all-day dining, but not as good for intimate dinners
Pets are not permitted
Smoking is allowed in some guestrooms
Parking on site
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Restored Belle-Epoque gem with an art-focused aesthetic, steps from Trafalgar Square
Fresh from a major restoration and refurbishment, this Belle Epoque property—in an imposing building near London's Thames Embankment that was once home to the Ministry of Defence—houses 294 rooms, some on two levels in rooftop turrets featuring bespoke artwork and fresh flowers, and a David Collins-designed bar and restaurant where Michelin-star chef Gary Holliheed champions classic British dishes. But the showstopper is Espa Life, a four-story "next-generation" spa with an amphitheater sauna made of champagne-hued lacquer and black marble.
In the Area
The Corinthia is just a five-minute walk from many central London landmarks. Visit the National Portrait Gallery during evening hours on Thursdays or Fridays, then head up to the rooftop Portrait Restaurant for drinks and supper. Or visit the collection of architect Sir John Soane at his museum, near Holborn tube, home to Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress and candlelit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m on the first Tuesday of the month. Walk across Embankment Bridge to the beautifully revamped Southbank Centre to catch a concert at the Royal Festival Hall or a play at the National Theatre — or just take a romantic riverside walk.