The Berkeley – Knightsbridge, SW1
One of London’s stand-out five-star hotels, The Berkeley has an excellent Knightsbridge address and is all the rage with A-listers. Together with Claridge’s and The Connaught (see page 00), it’s part of the Maybourne Hotel Group, and is both welcoming and luxurious. It started life in the 1700s as a Piccadilly coffee house, became a hotel in 1897 and moved to its present location in 1972. The interior is all understated elegance: from the enveloping rooms and suites, with bathrooms of the finest Italian marble, to the famous Blue Bar and a brand new Richard Rogers-designed façade, allowing guests to make quite an entrance. A mouthwatering breakfast is served in The Collins Room. Nor should you miss Marcus Wareing’s modern European cooking in the chic, two Michelin-starred Marcus. There’s even an exquisite colonnaded rooftop pool and a Ferrari Atelier, where clients can commission the tailor-made car of their dreams.
Film classics such as Miracle on 34th Street and The Nutcracker at The Berkeley’s Winter Cinema, London’s only rooftop private cinema.
At Marcus, The Berkeley’s Michelin starred restaurant by Marcus Wareing.
Pret-a-Portea, High Fashion Bakes and Biscuits, the book showcasing a collection of over twenty recipes celebrating the hotel’s fashion themed afternoon tea.