Royal Lancaster – Lancaster Gate, W2

By CTH Editors

1 year ago

This mid-century hotel is a legend for all the right reasons – particularly after its extensive £80 million renovation in 2017, which took the stunning property to another level. A footstep from Hyde Park, its contemporary splendour wows as soon as you walk into the sleek lobby with its chic armchairs, stylish glass coffee tables and bold lighting. The Insta-perfect interiors continue into the 411 sumptuous classically-styled rooms and suites and marble bathrooms, not to mention the breathtaking views of the London skyline. The food leaves you spoilt for choice. Tuck into authentic cuisine in Nipa Thai, conjured up by an all-female, all-Thai kitchen, or a modern international menu at Tony Page at Island Grill. Those with a sweet tooth can enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea in Hyde Café and, for later in the day, the intimate Park Lounge Bar knocks out tempting cocktails. There’s a 24/7 gym but rent a Royal Lancaster bicycle for a pootle around Hyde Park or to explore the city. Bring your four-legged friend along, too – the hotel offers a Paw-Cierge dog-sitting service. 

Doubles from £369

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Glass and gold exterior of Royal Lancaster London.