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