17 amazing hotels in London to stay in over the summer

17 amazing hotels in London to stay in over the summer



From sprawling suites to panoramic penthouses, here’s where to eat, sleep and play.

London in the summer is special. The capital comes alive with alfresco restaurants, bars and cafés, and world-class events, from music festivals to sports. If you’re looking for a luxury hotel in London, FACT has got you covered. Whether you’re after celebrity chefs, cool cafés or connecting rooms, here are the best hotels in London to stay in this summer.

1 Hotel Mayfair

Sustainability is at the heart of 1 Hotel Mayfair. The brand can already be found in San Francisco and Toronto. Located near Green Park, the London hotel is home to 181 rooms. The food and drink options include Neighbours with cakes and coffee, Dover Yard’s bar and lounge, and Dovetale, from Michelin-lauded chef Tom Sellers, is a day-to-night dining destination. The Bamford Wellness Spa offers facials, massages and more.

GO: Visit www.1hotels.com for reservations and more information.

1 Hotel Mayfair


Checking into Claridge’s is like checking into another world. Located in Mayfair, the glamorous hotel has been open since the 1850s. The hotel is home to 203 rooms and suites. The Residence is a two-tier glasshouse with two bedrooms, and views overlooking London. The Penthouse at Claridge’s spans the rooftop, and includes four bedrooms. Claridge’s Restaurant serves British flavours across breakfast, lunch and dinner, and The Fumoir is a sleek 1930s-inspired bar.

GO: Visit www.claridges.co.uk for more information.

Claridge's London

Corinthia London

If you were to set a film in London, it would probably star Hugh Grant, Emily Blunt and the five-star hotel, Corinthia London. The hotel boasts an old-world British charm, from the doormen in top hats to the Trafalgar Square location – and it even featured in the James Bond films No Time To Die and Skyfall. The hotel is home 283 rooms, suites and penthouses, and a standout spa. The food and beverage offering boasts the best of British: Chef Andre Garrett is behind The Northall’s European menu, and celebrity chef Tom Kerridge opened his first restaurant in London at this luxurious location with Kerridge’s Bar & Grill.

GO: Visit www.corinthia.com for more information.

Corinthia London

The Dorchester

The Dorchester offers a quintessential London experience. Located on Park Lane, there are men in top hats at the door, a traditional afternoon tea and a rich heritage. Dating back to 1931, it was frequented by Cecil Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Taylor and Queen Elizabeth II. The hotel is home to a range of rooms and suites, many of which overlook Hyde Park. The signature suites and penthouses are the epitome of luxury. While the restaurants and bars range from Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester to China Tang at The Dorchester. Plus, it’s a terrific time to visit, as the brand recently made its debut in the UAE with The Lana, Dubai.

GO:  Visit www.dorchestercollection.com for more information.  

The Dorchester London

Hilton London Metropole

Welcome to London’s best doorstep. With 1,100 bedrooms and a central location, Hilton London Metropole is the ideal destination for your next trip. The hotel is home to 22 elegant suites, from the Two Bedroom Family Suite to the Penthouse Suite with stunning views of the capital. All of the suites come with access to the elegant Executive Lounge, which serves refreshments throughout the day. The hotel boasts four restaurants and bars, 24-hour room service and a fully equipped gym. Located a short stroll from the glorious greenery in Hyde Park and shopping stores of Oxford Street, it is also near four London Underground lines and 15 minutes away from Heathrow Airport via the Heathrow Express.

GO: Visit www.hilton.com for more information.

Hilton London summer

London Hilton on Park Lane

Located in the heart of Mayfair, London Hilton on Park Lane was the first Hilton to open within the United Kingdom and is close to all that London has to offer, including theatres, Royal Parks and world-famous landmarks. The hotel is beside Hyde Park and just half a mile from Green Park and Buckingham Palace, and one tube stop away from Big Ben and the London Eye. Soaring high above Park Lane, the hotel is famed for its unparalleled five-star luxury. The accommodation includes 453 spacious guest rooms, 56 exquisite suites, and a Presidential Suite. No matter your preference, there's something here to make your stay unforgettable.

GO: Visit www.hilton.com for more information.

London Hilton On Park Lane

Mandarin Oriental Mayfair

Mandarin Oriental Mayfair opened in June 2024 in spectacular style. Designed by the British architectural firm, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the hotel is home to 50 rooms as well as suites and 77 residences. If size matters, book the Mayfair Suite; it’s the largest suite at 1,517 square feet. The features include a fully-equipped kitchen, six-seater dining table, spa-inspired bathroom and walk-in-wardrobe. The restaurants and bars are run by the award-winning chef Akira Back, who is a FACT Dining Award winner in the Middle East. He is making his debut in the capital with DOSA, ABar Lounge, ABar Rooftop, and his signature restaurant, Akira Back.

GO: Visit www.mandarinoriental.com for more information.

Akira Back Mandarin Oriental Mayfair

Raffles London at The OWO

It's not often you can be neighbours with the British Prime Minister, but at Raffles London at The OWO you're following in the footsteps of political icons. Located in Whitehall, the new five-star hotel was previously the Old War Office – not only did it welcome Prime Minister Winston Churchill, but it is also inspired Ian Fleming's James Bond. The hotel is home to 120 rooms and suites, and there is a story behind every corner. Take your pick from nine restaurants and three bars, from Mauro Colagreco at Raffles London at The OWO to The Spy Bar, which is for hotel guests only.

GO: Visit www.raffles.com for more information. 

Raffles London

Rosewood London

Rosewood London boasts an old-world British charm. Located in Holborn, it’s a short walk from the shopping areas of Covent Garden and Oxford Street. The hotel is home to 263 rooms, 45 suites, and The Grand Manor House with six bedrooms and its own postcode. The Holborn Dining Room is a grand British brasserie with dishes ranging from fish and chips to pies. Don’t miss Scarfe’s Bar, which pays homage to the political cartoonist, Gerald Scarfe.

GO: Visit www.rosewoodhotels.com for more information.

Rosewood London

The Beaumont Hotel

The Beaumont Hotel combines American and British sensibilities together. Located in Mayfair, it’s a short walk from the shopping areas of Oxford Street and Regent Street. Drawing inspiration from the Roaring Twenties, it includes black and white photographs and Art Deco touches. The hotel includes 101 rooms and suites, and the ROOM by Antony Gormley – with a giant sculpture – is a must for art enthusiasts.

GO: Visit www.thebeaumont.com for more information.

The Beaumont Hotel

The Berkeley, London

The Berkeley, London is a breath of fresh fabulous air. The hotel is home to 190 rooms and 55 suites, but it excels with its sprawling suites and penthouse apartments. The Crescent Pavilion Penthouse and Knightsbridge Pavilion Penthouse have been designed by Andre Fu, and are two-bedroom beauties with views across the capital. The spa is well worth visiting in its own right, and the rooftop pool is a peaceful place on a summer’s day.

GO: Visit www.the-berkeley.co.uk for more information.

hotels in London The Berkeley London

The Carlton Tower Jumeirah

Jumeirah is a Dubai-born brand, which is famous for its five-, and in the case of Burj Al Arab, seven-star service. Founded in 1997, it's the new hotel brand on the block by UK standards. Nevertheless, the marvellous Middle Eastern hospitality translates brilliant from Dubai to London, thanks to The Carlton Tower Jumeirah. Located in Knightsbridge, the hotel is home 186 rooms and suites, which span one-, two- and three- bedrooms. The Peak Fitness Club and Spa is a spectacular space with a 20-metre-long swimming pool, and treadmills with panoramic views of London. Plus, the Italian restaurant Al Mare is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

GO: Visit www.jumeirah.com for more information. 

hotels in London The Carlton Tower Jumeirah

The Emory

There’s no need to ask for an upgrade at the new hotel, The Emory – it’s an all-suite hotel, after all. Located in Knightsbridge, the entrance may be discreetly on Old Barrack Yard, but the hotel offers Insta-worthy views of Hyde Park. Each floor showcases a different interior designer, and the names include André Fu, Pierre Yves Rochon, Alexandra Champalimaud, Rémi Tessier and Patricia Urquiola. The suites boast 360-degree views of the capital, and the rooftop is open to hotel guests only. Guests also have access to Surrenne, a private members’ club-meets-spa across four floors.

GO: Visit www.the-emory.co.uk for more information. 

The Emory

The Langham, London

The Langham is synonymous with luxury. It has a history that dates back to 1865, and celebrity fans ranging from Diana, Princess of Wales to Winston Churchill. Now, it’s bringing a touch of that luxury to Saudi Arabia with The Langham, Diriyah. If you want to see where it started, head to The Langham, London between Portland Place and Regent Street. The hotel is home 380 sophisticated rooms and suites, and the diverse dining options are overseen by MICHELIN lauded chef, Michel Roux Jr.

GO: Visit www.langhamhotels.com for more information.

The Langham

The London EDITION

The EDITION brand can be found in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Jeddah. If you’re a fan, head to The London EDITION, which brings together old-school charm and a boutique vibe. Located in Fitzrovia, the hotel includes 173 rooms and suites. The features include oak floors, wood panelled walls and art installations. The room categories include the Premier Terrace with a view of the city, and Loft Room spanning 40 square metres. Foodie fans will delight at British chef Jason Atherton’s Bernes Tavern; he also has restaurants in Dubai and Riyadh.

GO: Visit www.editionhotels.com for more information.

The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel, Mayfair London

The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel, Mayfair London adds some razzle dazzle to the capital. Don’t be surprised if you bump into a celebrity, as it’s the official hotel for the British Film Institute and London Fashion Week. The hotel is home to more than 400 rooms and suites, and the private wings are separated by one secure door, making it ideal for larger families. Located near Oxford Street and Regent Street, it also offers transfer services to Marylebone Station, which takes you to Bicester Village. Plus, access to Bicester Village’s VIP retreat, The Apartment; hands-free shopping; and VIP Pass with 10 percent off.

GO: Visit www.themayfairhotel.co.uk for more information.  

The Ned

London is home to luxurious hotels and resorts, but few are packed with personality. Strut forward, The Ned. The hotel can be found in Doha and New York, and has become a byword for cool. The hipster hangout has welcomed celebrity guests, from Alexa Chung to Kristen Stewart. The hotel is home to 250 rooms and suites, which draw inspiration from the 1920s. The Stairwell Studios are up to 60 metres square, and can accommodate up to two adults and two children. Plus, there are seven restaurants and three bars.

GO: Visit www.thened.com for more information.

hotels in London The Ned