The wonderfully named Lost Property is the latest addition to London’s buzzy Square Mile. Just 100 metres from St Paul’s Cathedral, this one-of-a-kind hotel, part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, is spot-on for both business and pleasure, with many of London’s landmarks a short stroll away. The interiors celebrate lost craftsmanship and innovative design, echoing the architectural forms found in the cathedral and neighbouring streets. It’s a visual spectacle – topped off with whimsical artworks, eclectic sculptures and eccentric touches such as ‘lost’ bowler hats decorating the space. The 145 sleek rooms feature marble bathrooms and industrial accents, with colour pops of red and blue reflecting the city’s heritage. Ask for a room with a cathedral view. The restaurant Found is equally impressive, using freshly foraged food from local markets to create hearty British dishes and French classics (don’t miss the coq au vin). But it’s the bespoke marble-topped bar, crafted from bright blue resin with stunning Murano glass pendants above, which will seriously stop you in your tracks – with colourful and theatrical cocktails to match. All in all, it’s fabulous.

Doubles from £199

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Lost Property Hotel