Many readers chose similar (if not identical) words to describe London’s classic properties. For No. 2, the Goring: “steeped in history.” For No. 3, the Connaught: “quintessentially British.” For No. 7, the Savoy: “first class.”
Even with such deep and celebrated history to contend with, London’s hotels continue to innovate. Take, for example, the very modern Aman spa at the Connaught, the contemporary art gallery at No. 6 Claridge’s, and the Gucci-designed suite at the Savoy.
No matter which of the best hotels in London a traveler chooses, the experience promises to be thoroughly English, but there are many reasons T+L readers have voted Shangri-La the Shard, London, No. 1 for the third consecutive year. Find out what they are below.
1. Shangri-La the Shard, London
“Probably the most incredible hotel on earth!” one voter wrote. Passionate words, but this T+L reader favorite, which has topped our list three years in a row, seems to stir deep feelings in the hearts of its guests. Occupying 18 floors of a Renzo Piano skyscraper, the Shangri-La has sumptuous suites, an acclaimed restaurant, and sybaritic spa treatments. But it’s the impressive views over London that keep travelers hooked. “I recommend this hotel to all who like to travel in London,” shared another voter, who specifically praised the views from the pool bar and Ting restaurant.
2. The Goring
3. The Connaught
4. The Lanesborough, Oetker Collection
5. Kimpton Fitzroy London
7. The Savoy
8. Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
9. Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
10. Rosewood London