The best hotels for a staycation in the West End | St James's London


The best hotels for a staycation in the West End

Inspiration for your next central London city break

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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 neighbourhoods. With restaurants, bars, galleries, museums, theatres, shops, boutiques and parks on your doorstep, book your stay and enjoy the best the city has to offer.


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 your stay for a trip straight out of your fantasies.

The Ritz Hotel

The Ritz promises an unforgettable stay. Synonymous with heritage and first class service, The Ritz is an obvious choice if you are looking for a sophisticated stay in London. Treat yourself this summer with its 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. What are you waiting for? Book now

The Langham London

Set at the Marylebone end of Regent Street, The Langham is a five star hotel that promises a truly relaxing stay. One of its many claims to fame is Artesian – awarded the World’s Best Bar – so trying its mixologist’s incredible cocktail creations is a must for any guest. Make your reservation.

Treehouse Hotel

With 360-degree views of the London skyline from its hotel bar, regular DJ sessions, a book exchange, and delicious Mexican and Italian cuisine on offer at its Madera and Pizzeria Mozza restaurants, Treehouse Hotel has everything you need and more for an elevated staycation in the city. Book now for a trip that can be as fast or slow paced as you want it.

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. Plan ahead and book now.

St. James’s Hotel & Club

Described as the ‘best kept secret’ in Mayfair, St. James’s Hotel & Club, is tucked away in a quiet corner of the neighbourhood. 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. Book a date for your diary.

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. See for yourself this summer.

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. Plan your summer getaway today.

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 and book now.

Whilst booking your stay, we also recommend booking places to drink and dine. If it’s shopping or galleries that are more up your street, plan a personalised day out with our guides to the neighbourhood.