Home & Accomodation | 11th May 2017
With a lengthy history as one of London’s grandest hotels and long-standing connections to royalty, Claridge’s is surely the last word in luxury. Settled in the heart of Mayfair since the opulent days of the Prince Regent, the aristocratic location boasts a range of elegant boutiques, designer stores and luxury brands like Fortnum and Mason, not to mention all the spectacular wining and dining hotspots only a short walk away. The imposing surroundings then open out into London’s magnificent parks, with the intimate walks and shady spots of Green Park and St James’ Park.
This sumptuous retreat has had a stamp left on it by some of the world’s greatest designers, so that Art Deco elegance in shot through with striking features and contemporary twists. Magnificent engraved glass screens adorn the restaurant and the entrance foyer exudes glamour with a majestic black and white floor and grand Dale Chihuly chandelier. Meanwhile, the bold reds and purples at the Fumoir bar and Claridge’s bar give the old world finery a modern boost.
If that pop of colour piqued your interest, Diane von Fustenberg’s first interior design project saw her breathe new life into a series of rooms and suites at the hotel, maintaining their original features and enjoying a fantastical take on the tradition and formality Claridge’s is known for. That old English charm runs end to end at the hotel, from the Gatsby-esque glamour of the Linley Suite, to the Victorian features of the Davies penthouse. The calming interiors of the rooms create the perfect relaxation space for those short stays and business trips, while the marble bathrooms throughout ensure you never miss a moment of luxury.
That style and distinction awaits you in hotels many restaurants and bars, and the Afternoon Tea is a multi-award winning take on one of the finest English traditions. A choice of 40 teas, an array of finger sandwiches and pastries, and mouth-watering raisin and apple scones, is the perfect way to end a day’s shopping in the City. Gordon Ramsey’s at Claridge’s serve enticing modern European dishes, including sumptuous takes on British classics like Beef Wellington and rice pudding. The chef’s table give’s guests an opportunity to gain an intimate insight in the workings of the kitchen, from chatting to the head chef, and getting a bespoke menu, to touring the wine cellar and even donning your own apron!
Claridge’s is an iconic London landmark and an imposing presence, but the luxury and tradition it is renowned for is also matched by the comfort and modernising of its interiors and services, meaning each and every guest will experience something unforgettable.