A luxury hotel for the 21st century, with the river and central London at its door. It doesn’t matter which entrance you use – Northumberland Avenue or Whitehall Place – you’ll be struck by the wow-factor elegance of the Corinthia’s Crystal Moon Lounge, lit by a dramatic Baccarat chandelier and a must for afternoon tea. Built in the 1880s as the Metropole Hotel and later home to government departments, it opened in its present incarnation in 2011 after a super-lavish refit. Now there’s plenty to impress: modern British cuisine at The Northall; Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge’s first London venture, Kerridge’s Bar & Grill; al-fresco drinking and dining in The Garden; and new cocktail and champagne bar, Velvet. Corinthia London also boasts some of the city’s most spacious hotel bedrooms and a multi award-winning spa covering. It includes a state-of-the-art fitness centre, sleep pods, an amphitheatre sauna, a vitality pool and a Lab Room, where regenerative therapies and diagnostics take place as part of a new partnership with the London Regenerative Institute.
Doubles from £1,000
+44 (0)20 7930 8181; corinthia.com