45 Park Lane – Mayfair, W1

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Part of Dorchester Collection (and just across the way from The Dorchester itself) sits its cool little sister; the eminently chic and sophisticated 45 Park Lane. The Art Deco, 45-room hotel (plus a penthouse suite) exudes a contemporary air: think chrome spoked lamps, a black lacquer staircase and black-clad staff floating unobtrusively around, not betraying the military operation that goes into running a first-class hotel. Rooms are stylish, with rich dark materials contrasting with light colours and sensual fabrics. All have glorious views of Hyde Park, skipping ropes and yoga mats and envy-inducing bathrooms. What also sets the hotel apart – apart from Wolfgang Puck’s (of Spago fame) first European restaurant, CUT at 45 Park Lane, which serves the best steak in town – is its investment in art and culture. The hotel curates a series of exhibitions each year which draw in arty crowds who then head to the buzzy bar for cocktail hour. Brand new this year is an American take on English afternoon tea.

Doubles from £750
+44 (0)20 7493 4545; dorchestercollection.com



After visiting our own rolling sequence of art exhibitions, visit the many art galleries of Mayfair and St James.


“CUTcakes & Tea” is our American take on a British tradition – all served in CUT at 45 Park Lane – our Wolfgang Puck restaurant.


Unique sightseeing experiences can be arranged by our Host team – from jet boats on the Thames to informative walking tours with a Blue Badge Guide.


The building used to be the famous London Playboy Club which at its peak was the most successful casino in the world.

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