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The best hotels for a staycation in the West End

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London is home to some of the world’s most amazing hotels and we believe the best of these are right in the very centre. There’s nowhere better way to soak up the culture of the city than by waking up in the heart of it in the Regent Street and St James’s neighbourhood. With restaurants, bars, galleries, museums, theatres, shops, boutiques and parks on your doorstep, read on to find out where to book from 17th May.

DUKES Hotel

DUKES London is the hotel where James Bond author Sir Ian Fleming was said to have coined the phrase ‘Shaken, not stirred’. Remaining iconic today, the hotel’s sophisticated setting in the heart of historic St James’s means it remains a favourite for all who stay. We recommend a martini in the legendary DUKES Bar. Book here

The Ritz Hotel

The Ritz promises an unforgettable stay. Synonymous with luxury, The Ritz is an obvious choice if you are looking for a post-lockdown staycation to remember. Treat yourself this summer, and book their celebrated Afternoon Tea, served in the Palm Court, before going for a drink in the glamorous Rivoli Bar and settling down to a night in your signature suite. Book here

The Langham London

Set at the Marylebone end of Regent Street, The Langham is a 5-star hotel that promises a truly luxurious stay. Their claim to fame is Artesian – awarded the world’s best bar – so trying their mixologist’s incredible cocktail creations is a must for any guest. Book here

Treehouse Hotel

Situated directly across the road from the BBC’s Television Centre, perhaps your stay at Treehouse Hotel will afford you a glimpse of television royalty? What is guaranteed is unbeatable views over the West End. We bet you will be drawn to The Nest’s 360-degree views of the London skyline, or Madera’s spicy Mexican dishes. Book here

Sofitel London St James Hotel

The magnificent architecture, the buzz of the West End, and British service all come together harmoniously at the Sofitel St James’s. Set in Waterloo Place, after a day of shopping, sightseeing or business meetings in London, you can relax and unwind in the award-winning wellness spa. Book here

St. James’s Hotel & Club

Described as the ‘best kept secret’ in Mayfair, St. James’s Hotel & Club, is tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac. Its prestigious location affords guests a direct entrance to Green Park for an afternoon stroll, as well as Michelin-star dining at Seven Park Place, run by Executive Head Chef William Drabble. It is our top tip for any stay, although the Penthouse Suite comes in a close second. Book here

The Stafford London

The Stafford is a historic haven in the middle of St James’s. A cluster of buildings, it compromises the Victorian Main House, Mews Suites, Carriage House and The Gatehouse Suite (which is the epitome of a chic stay, with three private floors to oneself). The American Bar is a secluded courtyard for drinking and dining, which feels a million miles away from its central London location. Book here

The Cavendish London

Whether you are staying for business or for pleasure, The Cavendish London, on the corner of Duke Street and Jermyn Street is an excellent hotel from which to explore. It sits within easy reach of the capital’s iconic landmarks – such as Buckingham Palace and Big Ben, as well as Fortnum & Mason and the Royal Academy of Arts even closer. There is the added benefit of being able to park your car if you plan to drive to the city, with a 50% parking discount for green technology vehicles with C02 emission below 80g/km. Book here

Le Meridien Piccadilly

Step out of Le Meridien Piccadilly’s doors straight onto one of London’s most well-known streets. Explore nearby delights such as Princes Arcade, Jermyn Street, Regent Street or Mayfair all within a few minutes’ walk. Find out more here

Whilst booking your stay, we also recommend booking places to drink and dine. With so many amazing restaurants in our neighbourhood, find out those that are open here. Or if the sun is shining, read our Al Fresco Dining guide here. If it’s shopping, or galleries, that are more up your street, we have a special guide to the very best in St James’s here.