I asked my colleague and London travel expert Laura Porter, guide to our very own London Travel site, about some of the great hotels in London. Below are a few of her personal favorites.
I was treated to Sunday lunch and a movie in their private cinema which was a lot of fun. It's a really cool luxury boutique hotel and I have a nice photographic profile as I felt the pics were really useful to give you a feel of the place. It's also a fab location as it's the building on the north side of Waterloo Bridge. Lots of people think the views from Waterloo Bridge are the best in London and people who live south of the river say they've really got to London when they see this hotel building (although I'd doubt all know what's in there). It's a bit like the flat iron building in New York so architecturally interesting too. The view from the first floor bar looks straight down Waterloo Bridge so it's just stunning.
2. Gore HotelTen of the 50 rooms are feature rooms and include The Venus Room which would make a perfect setting for a romantic break or a honeymoon, and The Tudor Room which will whisk you back through the centuries. There's even Judy Garland's bed in one of the rooms which is a feature in itself! I loved the throne toilets which certainly make you feel regal. Great location close to the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington so also close to the big 3 museums in South Kensington and Hyde Park, with Kensington Palace (where Princess Diana lived).
The Big 3 Museums:Kensington Palace