The Ritz London – London, W1J
One of the most iconic hotels in the world, with an enviable location on London’s Piccadilly overlooking the Royal Green Park. Opened in 1906 by hotelier César Ritz, The Ritz quickly became a favourite home-from-home for Hollywood stars and royalty alike. It was also the first hotel to be awarded a Royal Warrant in 2002. Ideal for families and couples alike, guests today can choose between lavishly decorated Louis XVI-style rooms and suites, including The Royal Suite, in the adjoining 18th-century William Kent House. In the exquisite Michelin-starred Ritz Restaurant, with its sparkling chandeliers and marble columns, Executive Chef John Williams MBE uses the finest seasonal ingredients throughout the menus. His famed signature dishes include dishes such as Cornish turbot, beef wellington and langoustine à la Nage. Guests may also enjoy the legendary afternoon tea in the Palm Court complete with a resident pianist (The Ritz even has a certified tea master), dine al fresco in the gorgeous Italian Garden or spend the evening sipping cocktails in the intimate Art Deco Rivoli Bar.
Doubles from £505
+44 (0)20 7493 8181; theritzlondon.com