Calling all Londoners: If you ever find yourself in need of a quick break from the big city, consider a stay at one of these three distinct properties — all of which feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of London. Here, our top three picks for a London staycation.
1️⃣ The SoHo Hotel (@firmdale_hotels): This design-centric, 96-room property is situated on a quiet street in the heart of London’s entertainment district. On-site amenities include a bar, restaurant, library, and several screening rooms. Rooms here are outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows, lots of print-heavy designs and color, plus custom-made bed linens. Don’t miss the property’s signature Afternoon Tea and nosh on fresh produce from the British Isles, a selection of sweet treats, and savory sandwiches.
2️⃣ CharlotteStreetHotel (@firmdale_hotels): For an authentically British experience, Charlotte Street Hotel is the place to stay. Each of the 52 rooms and suites is individually designed and equipped with patterned headboards, colorful accent furnishings, and soaking tubs. The property also boasts a swanky bar with a fireplace, an elegant eatery decorated with bold murals, and an on-site cinema, too. Afternoon Tea is also a must.
3️⃣ Sea Containers London (@seacontainersldn): Architecture enthusiasts and luxury lovers alike will appreciate a stay at this modern, design-forward property, which is located along the banks of the River Thames. The hotel is housed in the famed Sea Containers House, which was constructed back in 1974. Today, Sea Containers features 359 chic, industrial-inspired rooms (each outfitted with bespoke furniture and beautiful marble bathrooms) — along with a restaurant, two bars, a spa, and a screening room. While at the hotel, make sure to grab a drink at renowned mixologist’s Ryan Chetiyawardana’s (@mrlyan) famed bar, Lyaness.