The Hari – Belgravia, SW1
Walking through the leafy streets of Belgravia, one of London’s smartest neighbourhoods, there’s one spot that can’t help but catch the eye. The Hari’s striking façade, navy and glass, is adorned with cascading foliage and lush topiary, and is a taste of the peaceful sanctuary visitors will experience when they enter its doors. Laidback luxury permeates this stylish boutique retreat, with 85 designer bedrooms, 14 suites, all decidedly chic with plush velvet upholstery, sleek marble bathrooms and impressive contemporary art from the likes of Tracey Emin and Mario Testino. Enveloped in crawling ivy, the Garden Terrace is a hidden gem – perfect for a delicious lazy lunch al fresco or afternoon aperitif, and with its retractable roof and cosy heaters, it’s the ideal spot come rain or shine, ready for any English weather. Il Pampero restaurant’s Italian inspired menu serves up delectable homemade pasta dishes. Try the Cacio e Pepe for a slice of authentic Italian simplicity. All this just a stone’s throw from Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, and the Royal Albert Hall, as well as the city’s most prestigious shopping districts. A real sanctuary in bustling central London.
Doubles from £320
+44 (0)20 7858 0100; thehari.com