London, United Kingdom

Como Metropolitan London

Rates from (inc tax)$285.44

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Zen in the city



With its coveted Park Lane address, the Como Metropolitan London hotel has a well-deserved reputation for cool, urban style and comfort. Light-filled Asian-inspired minimalist rooms all have floor-to-ceiling windows, bright white interiors and views of either Hyde Park or Mayfair. Como Shambala spa specializes in holistic treatments to have you feeling refreshed in both body and mind, Nobu restaurant serves some of the best Japanese food in London and the legendary Met Bar has been revitalized with a hefty dose of trendiness.

Smith Extra

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Full English breakfast, £25 Como Shambhala Urban Escape spa voucher and a Como Shambhala gift box; if you’re booking a Junior Park Suite or higher category, you’ll also get a bottle of Champagne on arrival


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Need to know


144, including 30 suites.


Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.


Double rooms from $285.44 (£234), excluding tax at 20 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (GBP281.20), via, using today’s exchange rate.

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Rates generally exclude breakfast (£28 a person for a Full English).


You won’t have to go without yoga during your stay: you can arrange a session through the spa, and there’s a dedicated yoga channel on the in-room TVs. Shake, rattle and roll: sign up for a sushi making masterclass at Nobu or a cocktail masterclass in the Met Bar. You’ll be a pro in no time.

At the hotel

Spa, steam room, gym with personal training, free WiFi throughout, valet parking. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD player, minibar with free bottled water, and Como Shambala bath salts.

Our favourite rooms

The bright and light-filled Park Suite has us hooked with its double aspect wrap around windows and Hyde Park views. It also has a dainty private balcony from which to survey your new kingdom; start perfecting one’s wave before arrival.


The holistic Como Shambhala Urban Escape spa offers a range of treatments to soothe the body, mind and spirit in its six treatment rooms. Choose from massages, including Shiatsu and Thai massage, Dr Hauschka and Perricone MD facials, detoxifying soaks, reflexology and acupuncture. Order a light spa snack from the healthy-conscious Como Shambhala menu, which is available in-room too.

Packing tips

Bring your stretchy zen-master best for in-house yoga sessions, a book to curl up with in your window seat or sofa, and boots made for walking (and rain) to make the most of London no matter the weather.


All public areas wheelchair accessible, thanks to ramps and lifts. Accessible guestrooms are also available.


Small pets are welcome to tag along for free; make sure to pack their kit. See more pet-friendly hotels in London.


The hotel is aimed at an adult audience, but children are welcome. Extra beds for under-16s are free. Babysitting can be arranged (minimum four hours; £30 an hour; £14.50 booking fee). Children’s menus are available.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Sit at the sushi bar for live action views of the kitchen.

Dress Code

Both Nobu and the Met Bar have see-and-be-seen kind of scenes. Dress accordingly, but don’t let on that you’ve done so on purpose.

Hotel restaurant

On entering Nobu London it’s immediately clear from the buzz that people are enjoying themselves; embrace this as you’re seated by a member of the restaurant’s team after the chef’s welcome shout of Irasshaimase. Ever-hip hangout, Nobu has a reputation that extends well beyond London, deservedly – the world-ranking restaurant is hard to beat either in terms of style or the artistry of its delectable modern Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine. The signature black cod dish is the best in town, and you can’t go wrong with the sashimi or hand-rolled sushi. For mid-week lunches, take advantage of the bento-box special. Guests can enjoy leisurely English breakfasts in the White Room, and there's a variety of health-conscious, superfood-packed light bites, and revitalising drinks on the Como Shambhala spa menu.

Hotel bar

Formerly for members only, the revamped Met Bar still hangs on the some of its exclusive charm; the tables are back-painted glass with golden highlights reflecting the natural light that floods through the glass wall, which is clear by day, but turns opaque as night falls to keep things private and privileged. The resident mixologist shakes up cocktails of both the classic and creative varieties; try the pomegranate, Cointreau and vodka Spring Potion cocktail or the vodka-based Marmaduke Fresh with basil, pear, maple syrup and grapefruit bitters. Order substantial snacking fare that’s perfect for sharing or as a heartier meal, including Angus beef burgers and Thai fish cakes. 

Last orders

The Met Bar is open from 9am to 2am daily; food is served until 11pm. Lunch at Nobu London from noon until 3pm and sup from 6pm to 11pm. Breakfast is served in the White Room from 6.30am to 11am, and the spa menu is available round the clock.

Room service

Order from the room-service menu, which includes Nobu specialties, burgers, sandwiches and drinks, any time of the day or night. A children’s menu is available during the day too, and dishes from the Como Shambhala spa menu can be summoned.


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The nearest airports are Heathrow International and Gatwick International. Heathrow is 45 away by car and Gatwick 75 minutes away.


The Gatwick Express operates from nearby Victoria station. The nearest Tube stations are Green Park (on the Jubilee line) and Hyde Park Corner (on the Piccadilly line), both a five-minute walk from the hotel.


Driving in London is not for the faint-hearted, but if your courage levels are up to it, on-site parking is available for your noble steed for £45 a day.

Worth getting out of bed for

Row, row, row your boat in Hyde Park’s Serpentine, or canter down Rotten Row, on hired steed. Cross your fingers and try to catch a show at diminutive Donmar Warehouse theatre (41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, London WC2H 9LX); under the artistic leadership of Josie Rourke and executive producer Kate Pakenham, it stages six shows a year. There’s no shortage of shopping in Mayfair; head towards Bond Street or nearby Burlington Arcade.

Local restaurants

Clubby Dean Street Townhouse (69–71 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 3SE) serves simple food done extremely well and old-school cocktails. It also offers breakfast, brunch, high tea and nightcaps for the post-show crowds. Stained-glass windowed fixture The Ivy (1-5 West St, London WC2H 9NQ) is an old-school London classic; there’s a glamorous restaurant and private room upstairs, and an impressive central bar downstairs. A recent revamp has the Ivy serving breakfast for the first time in its hundred year history; expect English classics, house-made pastries and classic brunch fare. Cecconi’s (5A Burlington Gardens) in Mayfair, serves mod-Italian classics, including hand-made pasta and seafood; it’s open for pastry-laden breakfasts too. For staunchly British high-end comfort food head to Berner’s Tavern and order the likes of quail on toast with foie-gras parfait, lobster, fish and chips, and classic Sunday roasts.


Local cafés

Pimlico gasto-pub The Orange has a seasonally changing menu, but the wood-fired pizzas are always a good bet. Helmed by former Dean Street Townhouse chef Radek Nitkowskir, Cambridge Street Kitchen has an open kitchen, copper-topped bar and on-trend reclaimed wood seating. At lunch, order on piled-high open sandwiches and charcuterie platters from Blackhand in Dalston; at breakfast go for cold-press juices and vanilla-cream-smothered banana pancakes.

Local bars

Libation mastermind Tony Conigliaro dreamed up the bespoke cocktail menu at Seymour's Parlour in nearby Marylebone. The fir-tinged Vallais Fizz is as refreshing as Alpine snow, and Le Sphinx is a crowd favourite, too. Go for the signature rum-laced cocktail at The Henderson Bar and nibble on high-end bar snacks, including roasted almonds, olives and cheese straws to stay ahead of its mighty punch. You’ll find Bar Boulud in Mandarin Oriental’s low-ceilinged basement; New Yorker Boulud hosts informal, themed wine masterclasses on Friday evenings to share his grape-based secrets.


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Anonymous review

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 luxury hotel by Hyde Park and unpacked their Nobu-inspired sushi-rolling mats and new yoga gear, a full account of their boutique city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside the Como Metropolitan London…

Como Shambala’s signature scent – a blend of eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender and geranium – wafts throughout the hotel, infusing the atmosphere with an uplifting sense of calm. Como Metropolitan London’s newly revamped interior design by Linzi Coppick favours natural hues, textures and materials, a nod to neighbouring Hyde Park. In the lobby, a slot window holds a glowing linear fire in the colder months and a bubbling water feature in the summer. It’s all very zen-like.

Light floods in through the floor-to-ceiling windows of the suite we’re led to; there’s a private balcony with views of the park and pops of lemon-yellow scattered throughout the bright white room. Bookings of the holistic spa treatment and sushi-eating variety beckon, otherwise the temptation to cosy up in this serene suite could easily win. Those who succumb to stay-in impulses will still have plenty to do… by that we mean on-demand yoga sessions and 24 hour room service courtesy of Nobu, of course. 

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