If you’re looking to get away from it all but want to make sure you’re in the middle of the action, then a hotel close to Hyde Park is your best bet.  The neighbourhood of Belgravia, a neighbour to historic Hyde Park really does give you the best of both worlds.  Close enough to green open spaces and yet right in the middle of one of the prettiest neighbourhoods in London, packed full of great restaurants, bars, health and beauty retreats and creative brands. Whether you’re looking for grand and opulent or small and on the DL – there’s an option for you.  Once visited, never forgotten.

Lime Tree Hotel

Laid back style

Classic on the outside, cosy on the inside, Lime Tree Hotel is a boutique townhouse in the heard of Belgravia, one of London’s most elegant neighbourhoods.   It’s a wonderful haven from a busy schedule and combines the elegance and warmth of a Georgina family home with up to the minute styling and second to none service.  Take a wander in the walled garden – and you won’t even feel like you’re in London or if you feel like stepping out, you can do so, safe in the knowledge that you’re in walking distance of a variety of shopping, dining and other attractions.  Head to The Butter – an irresistible lounge and café – the perfect place indulge in a lazy rustic-chi breakfast or meet up with friends. 135-137 Ebury Street, London, SW1W 8QU www.limetreehotel.co.uk/

 

The Berkeley

A chic adventure

The Berkeley is undoubtedly one of the leading 5 star hotels in London – breathtakingly stylish, they have some of the most spacious rooms – many with private garden terraces and hideaway balconies. Known for being fashionably first when it comes to new experiences, fashionistas sashay to Prêt-à-Portea, the catwalk inspired afternoon tea – where ready to wear becomes ready to eat with a range of designer inspired treats – including Prada’s stiletto-and-socks combination – recreated as intricate piped chocolate biscuits. Marcus Wareing offers two Michelin-starred dining at his eponymous restaurant, Marcus and it would be rude not to indulge in a cocktail or two at the beautiful Blue Bar. Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RL www.the-berkeley.co.uk/

 

The Goring

A Family affair

London’s last family-owned luxury hotel, The Goring is Belgravia at its best.  This award winning hotel has a passionate and dedicated team who, over 100 years have perfected their style of hospitality.  Overlooking its own private gardens, it’s a quintessentially English hotel where the rooms and suites have been individually designed to radiate refined English design with a modern contemporary feel.  The moment you arrive, the first stop has got to be the Cocktail Bar after dropping your bags off.  From there, you can either wander into the Michelin starred Dining Room, where you’ll be presented with mouth-watering British favourites with a twist.   If you’re looking for the very best of everything in life – this is the place to choose. 15 Beeston Place, London SW1W QJW www.thegoring.com

 

The Hari

Glamourous intent

If you’re looking for something that is glamourous yet intimate and a home in the heart of London, then you’ve chosen the right place.  The Hari is a luxury five-star hotel where service is anything but intrusive and you really feel at home the moment you arrive.  With a wealth of sightseeing musts practically on your doorstop, you’re also close to some of the best shopping, bars and restaurants in London and the luxury rooms and suites have been designed with comfort and understated elegance in mind.  Prefer to unwind ‘close to home’?  Then why not try Hari bar – for light lunches or that inevitable and glorious end of day cocktail.  The Garden Terrace is great for longer spring and summer evenings – an elegant suntrap on warm days and a cosy retreat all year round.   Don’t miss Il Pampero – where you can sit down to exceptional Italian cuisine and experience a little bit of La Dolce Vita.  20 Chesham Place, London SW1X 8HQ www.thehari.com/london/

 

The Lanesborough

Luxury personified

Practically a British institution, The Lanesborough is the last word in luxury.  Round-the-clock dedicated butler service in each room and suite  and celebrated as much for its drink and dining options as it is for being a hotel, it is also home to the Michelin-starred Céleste restaurant, an award winning afternoon tea service, seductive Library bar and one of London’s best cigar and Cognac lounges.  If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience, why not choose the Regency experience – which for any Bridgerton fans – will certainly breathe life into that exquisite style of living.  Spend the night in an exquisite Regency style room or suite and indulge yourself with a superb breakfast in bed.  You won’t have to lift a finger thanks to the dedicated butler service and you’ll be whisked off by a chauffeur who will take you to all Bridgerton’s real life filming locations around the city.   Also, you simply can’t miss a visit to the Lanesborough Club and Spa where you can relax and rejuvenate before returning to real life. Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA www.oetkercollection.com/hotels/the-lanesborough