Hotel Highlights

  • Beautiful art deco surroundings
  • Seamlessly choreographed service
  • Stylish location in London's fashionable heart

Overview

London's most glamorous grande dame wows with art deco decor, a fashionable attitude and an effortless air of refinement. Few hotels hold a candle to Claridge's for a sense of occasion, whether you're taking award-winning tea in the foyer or sipping champagne at Claridge's Bar.

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A chilled bottle of champagne in your room on arrival

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Facilities

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Need To Know

Rooms

203, including 67 suites.

Check–out

12 noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $504.10 (£300), excluding tax at 20 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional service charge of 5% per room per night on check-out.

More details

Rates do not include breakfast; à la carte items start from £8.

Also

In-room spa and beauty treatments available. Interiors aficionados will be seriously impressed: the roster of contributing designers includes CW Stephens, Thierry Despont, David Collins, Diane von Furstenberg, India Mahdavi and Guy Oliver.

At the hotel

Spa treatment rooms, fitness room with TechnoGym equipment, personal training, concierge service, boutiques, DVD library (£12 a day), free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar, bottled water, organic Bamford toiletries, bathrobes, slippers. DVD/CD players, iPod docking stations, laptops and games consoles provided on request. In top suites, you'll also get champagne, fresh flowers, fruit and chocolates on arrival – not to mention butler service.

Our favourite rooms

There's no such thing as a bad room at Claridge's, but cream of the crop are the beautifully appointed one-bedroom Deluxe Mayfair Suites, with deco-style interiors by the royal furniture-maker, pretty period details, mirrored powder rooms and a fantastic layout. Low-key but high luxe, with floor-to-ceiling picture windows and extra-deep baths, Smith-pick Deluxe King rooms are perfect for lovebirds; but fashionistas should opt for the one overhauled by prints-princess Diane von Furstenberg.

Also

Small pets (up to 15lb) stay free. Outside your room, Fido must be on a lead and won't be allowed in any dining areas (an exception is made for guide dogs). All public areas are wheelchair accessible and some rooms are adapted for the differently abled.

Children

Warmly welcomed. Extra beds (£75 a night) and cots (free for under-3s) can be added to larger rooms; highchairs and special children’s dishes are available in the Reading Room, Foyer and by room service. Babysitting can be arranged, from £8 an hour.

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Pet‐friendly

Small pets (up to 15lb) stay free. Outside your room, Fido must be on a lead and won't be allowed in any dining areas (an exception is made for guide dogs).

Food & Drink

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Hotel Restaurant

All-day dining is on offer in the Reading Room and the Foyer, with seasonal à la carte offerings spanning the gamut from club sandwiches to caviar.

Hotel Bar

Reconcieved by David Collins, Claridge's Bar is a polished, old-school affair with sparkling surfaces and red-leather upholstery. Champagne cocktails are de rigueur, but we love the Chivas-, citrus- and mint-muddled Claridge's Regal. There's also a menu of bar snacks, including a daily-changing Bento Box. For a more intimate tipple, cosy up with a cognac by the marble horseshoe bar in the 1930s-themed Fumoir: cocktails are served in Lalique crystal, no less.

Last orders

Claridge's barmen shake and stir until 1am. The Foyer: breakfast, 7am–10.30am (Sundays, 8am–11am); lunch, 12 noon–2pm; tea, 3pm–6pm. The Reading Room: 7am–10.30pm.

Room service

24 hours: a delicious selection of dishes will take you from breakfast (including Continental and Japanese options) to dinner (canapés, steaks, lobster and more) via afternoon tea and canapés.

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Dress code

Channel 'The Great Gatsby': silky palazzo pants for tea in the Foyer; embellished flapper dresses for Claridge's Bar.

Top table

For tea, you can't beat a piano-side spot beneath Dale Chihuly's luminous hand-blown glass centrepiece; for cocktails, snuggle in the Fumoir.

Local Guide

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Eat, drink, see, do: local favourites and more…

Local restaurants

Hakkasan Mayfair (+44 (0)20 7907 1888; www.hakkasan.com/mayfair) lives up to its big sister's 'date night' reputation, with dark moody banquettes, seductive low lighting and delicate Asian dishes to die for. Sample some of the city’s most seductive seafood (and more) at Scott’s on Mount Street (+44 (0)207 495 7309; www.scotts-restaurant.com).

 

Here in Mayfair you're also just round the corner from the unmissable eaterie Sketch on Conduit Street (+44 (0)20 7659 4500; www.sketch.uk.com). Known for its curious interiors, pop-up art shows and fashionable clientele, it is a fantastical dining spot with patisserie to die for. Come for dinner, cocktails, or high tea: the Parlour’s all-day menu has both set afternoon teas and a creative à la carte collection of sandwiches, cakes and infusions.

Local bars

Pop over to Madonna's favourite cocktail bar – The Blue Bar at the Berkeley hotel (+44 (0)20 7235 6000) – so-called for designer David Collins' now-iconic Lutyens Blue colour scheme. Take a spot at the original white onyx bar and order yourself a martini or one of 50 whiskies.

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Middle of Mayfair

Claridge's

Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR, United Kingdom

On quietly smart Brook Street, behind London's famous shopping avenues Bond Street and Oxford Street, Claridge's hotel in Mayfair has an excellent central location for exploring London.

Planes

London Heathrow (www.heathrowairport.com) is the most convenient international airport, a 16-mile drive (about 45 minutes) away from the hotel; a black cab will cost from about £55.

Trains

London Paddington rail station is only a mile away (under 10 minutes by car). From here, the Heathrow Express can whisk you to the airport in 15 minutes (www.heathrowexpress.com); overground rail networks criss-cross the country (ring 0845 748 4950 for National Rail Enquiries); and there's a Tube station hosting the Bakerloo (brown), Hammersmith & City (pink), District (green) and Circle (yellow) lines. The Eurostar International terminal at King's Cross St Pancras is also within easy reach (www.eurostar.com).

Automobiles

Having a car in central London won't do you any favours, but if you've come from afar, parking is available nearby and costs £50 for 24 hours. There's also a valet parking service.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

By Mr & Mrs Smith.

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this stylish hotel in Mayfair, a full account of their luxury city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Claridge's hotel in London…

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Claridge's

By Mr & Mrs Smith.

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this stylish hotel in Mayfair, a full account of their luxury city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Claridge's hotel in London…

Talk about making an entrance: top-hatted doormen; that instant impression of cosseting luxury; and dramatic monochrome flooring and polished glass drawing your gaze towards a music- and chatter-filled foyer. This Mayfair lady is none other than Claridge's, the art deco grande dame beloved of fashion editors, film stars and fine-living lovers the world over.

A central London legend with interior-design alumni as impressive as its roster of royal guests is bound to wow you visually, but to satisfy the other senses there's tastebud-tantalising cuisine, spa pampering (care of Sisley), super-natural artistry (from florists McQueens) and high-spec suites (with grand pianos).

Take tea beneath Dale Chihuly's ethereal cascade of hand-blown glass in the mint-and-sage medley that is the foyer; sip cocktails from Lalique crystal; browse in-house boutiques; or simply retire to your quarters, admire the 1920s decor and dream up a crazy whim – then marvel at its execution by near-psychic staff. Wonderful, wonder-full Claridge's: you will want to stay forever.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel with us, we'll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Claridge's's Guestbook below.

 

GoldSmith

Stayed on 7 Feb 2014

We loved

I enjoyed the warm welcome and impeccable service throughout. You can't fault perfection!

 

Rating: 10/10 stars

GoldSmith

Stayed on 3 Oct 2013

We loved

The most amazing hotel we have ever stayed in. From arrival to departure, the service was impeccable . Staff members were polite, helpful and engaging. Our room was luxurious, spacious and so comfortable.

Rating: 10/10 stars

BlackSmith

Stayed on 2 May 2013

We loved

Service was excellent. All staff very attentive. Beautiful surroundings; great atmosphere.

Don’t expect

Price: it's very expensive. However, I do feel it is worth it, given how old and historic the hotel is. It's well worth it for a very special occasion.

Rating: 9/10 stars