London, United Kingdom

Corinthia Hotel London

Rates from (inc tax)$482.87

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21st-century grand dame


Riverside sightseeing paradise


With a four-story spa, the finest of fine dining and its own Harrods boutique, the Corinthia Hotel London is a luxurious location in the heart of the British capital. If you’re here to see the sights in style, you’d be hard pressed to find a finer setting or a more sumptuous stay.

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294, including 43 suites.


Noon; check-in is from 3pm.


Double rooms from $482.87 (£395), 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 (GBP474.00), via, using today’s exchange rate.

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Rates do not include breakfast.


The Corinthia is home to luxury spa brand Espa’s flagship location, where in addition to the usual massages and facials guests can work with trainers, nutritionists and healthcare experts… as well as get their hair taken care of in A-list favourite Daniel Galvin’s salon.

At the hotel

Spa, DVD library, free WiFi, valet parking, concierge. In rooms: Nespresso machine, Espa toiletries, free WiFi.

Our favourite rooms

The warm-hued Deluxe Junior Suites are sophisticated spaces with plenty of room to lounge around. For an extra-special stay, book the curved-walled River Suite, with its soothing blue tones and exceptions views of – you guessed it – the River Thames.


The heated indoor swimming pool on the four-storey spa’s thermal floor is an adults-only sanctuary outside the children’s hours of 10–11.30am and 3–4.30pm.

Packing tips

Almost anything you need can be sourced on-site (the hotel has a Harrods outlet on the ground floor) or nearby… but make sure to bring your camera to capture all the world-famous local sights.


All public spaces are wheelchair accessible, and several guestrooms have been adapted for wheelchair users.


All ages are welcome; under-12s sleep in cots or extra beds in their parents’ rooms for free. Extra beds for over-12s are £75 a night.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Request a window seat in the Northall to watch the world go by while you dine, or tuck yourselves away in Massimo’s where most tables are separated by high-backed banquettes so you’ll feel more secluded.

Dress Code

This is a smart city stay so dress accordingly… but it’s also quite laid-back, so there’s no need to break out the diamonds at breakfast.

Hotel restaurant

In the bright, high-ceilinged Northall restaurant, celebrated chef Garry Hollihead serves a menu of seasonal, British dishes for lunch and dinner (think roast rump of Herdwick lamb with buttered cabbage and smoked aubergine or char-grilled Cumbrian beef burger). In Massimo’s, Italian-inspired seafood dishes and oysters are on offer.

Hotel bar

The hip Bassoon bar is the place to sip cutting-edge cocktails, fine wines and top-shelf spirits by the piano (make sure to admire the glasses: they’re elegant replicas of those used by Queen Victoria). Or, sip champagne at the art deco-inspired bar in Massimo’s. Drinks are also served in the Lobby Lounge, below the spectacular modern chandelier.

Last orders

In the Northall, breakfast is served 6–10.30am during the week and 7–11am at weekends; lunch is 10.30am–noon; dinner is 6–11pm. In the Lobby Lounge, take light meals or afternoon tea from 8am to 11pm.

Room service

Order anything you like, any time you like.


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Corinthia Hotel London
Whitehall Place
United Kingdom


Heathrow Airport is about an hour’s drive away. Gatwick airport is about 90 minutes away by car; both airports have daily flights from around the world.


The closest railway station is London Charing Cross, a five-minute drive from the hotel.


Central London is not a fun place to drive; taxis and public transport are plentiful, and exploring by bike or on foot are often the best ways to see the city. If you do bring a car, valet parking costs £55 for 24 hours.

Worth getting out of bed for

London well deserves its status as a world city, and you’re right in the heart of it here. The famed theatres of the West End are steps away, the cultural attractions of the Southbank Centre are just over the river (stroll across the Hungerford bridge, three minutes’ walk from your doorstep) and St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace are an easy saunter away.

Admire the UK’s most prestigious art collection, with permanent and visiting exhibitions at The National Gallery ( It’s open daily (except New Year’s Day and December 24–26) 10am–6pm, and stays open late on Fridays, until 9pm. The Southbank Centre, London’s preeminent arts centre has a variety of venues to explore, from the Royal Festival Hall to the Hayward Gallery, and has myriad restaurants, bars and shops, too (

Book a private capsule in the London Eye to feel like you’ve got the capital to yourself: opt for the ‘Cupid’s Capsule’ experience if you’d like to be fed champagne and chocolate truffles while in mid-air, or gather a few friends and try wine tasting or afternoon tea (

Local restaurants

For one of the best views you’ll ever see of the city, head to the Royal Festival Hall’s Skylon bar, grill and restaurant, where the floor-to-ceiling windows are as compelling as the ever changing menus and the cocktails on offer ( Created by world-renowned chef Virgilio Martinez, Lima uses Peruvian flavors and ingredients – sourced mainly from the UK or small growers in the Andes and Amazon – to create inventive dishes, presented in a clean, contemporary and downright dazzling style ( If you’re in the mood to splurge, multi-venue Sketch offers flashy French-fusion fantasies, brasserie fare, cocktails, or delicate patisseries in its tearoom (

Local bars

Hop on the Tube, or take a leisurely stroll along Southbank, for Arabica Bar & Kitchen (+44 (0)203 011 5151) at 3 Rochester Walk. Expect moreish morsels of a Levantine bent, served in a sleekly styled space beneath a Victorian railway arch. If you're visiting on a Saturday, walk up an appetite by exploring nearby Borough Market; on Sundays in summer, the bar hosts melodic live music sessions. Arabica's user-friendly menu is divided up into sensible sections: dips, fried, raw, clay oven, charcoal and more; cocktails are dangerously delicious. Don't miss the delicately flavoured smoked aubergine moutabel, crispy sesame-crumbed squid, anything with lamb in it and the zingy heritage tomato and za'atar salad. Service is cheery and charming. Delicious food; potent drinks; live music and friendly humans – we can't think of a tastier formula.


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Anonymous review

As we whirled onto Whitehall’s surprisingly tranquil backstreets, this Mrs and Ms Smith realised this trip to London had treated us to some very important discoveries. Namely:
1. When attending a splashy festive-season party in the West End, it’s particularly wonderful to be based in impressive accommodations so central you’re located just off Trafalgar Square.
2. If you’re going to be helped out of a black cab and whisked into a high-end hotel by a gloved gentleman in tails and a top hat in the wee hours of the following morning, the best person to be traveling with is definitely your work spouse.

But we’ve gotten ahead of ourselves. Let us explain that we are not your traditional romantic reviewing pair: we are New York City’s wordsmiths and we were in town to visit the Mr & Mrs Smith mothership.

It all started with a taxi ride – no, not that tipsy one, but also another one of those handsome Hackney carriages that Londoners take for granted and we Americans find ridiculously charming. Dusk was creeping in over the River Thames, the lights lining its banks trailing along beside us, and, before we knew it, Big Ben popped up, then the Ferris-wheel-like London Eye, forcing us to twist our necks like first-time tourists.

It was perfectly heart-stirring, the ideal way to kick off a stay at the Corinthia, one of world’s most decadently luxurious newer city hotels. If there were an ‘eight star’ classification going, we’d award it here. Too bad we’d left our respective Mr Smiths at home. Well, only sort of too bad.

Arriving at the grand 1885-built behemoth, a skip from where Her Majesty’s Government’s main players live and work, we set out to be all business from the moment the first top-hatted doorman welcomed us. We even managed to keep our faces blasé as the sharp, suit-clad bellhop expertly demonstrated how every button, pulley and switch worked in our sprawling room, an Executive Double.

As soon as our escort closed the door behind him, we couldn’t help but belly-flop onto the cloud-like beds. Dashing around as if just handed the keys to a castle, we peeked in the polished-wood cabinets and perused the expertly stocked minibar. We threw open the French doors onto our balcony that overlooked the serene inner-courtyard where a few guests braving the December chill huddled around the glowing outdoor fireplace below.

Ms Smith swore that the Carrara marble bathroom alone – soaking tub, walk-in rainfall shower, toilet and bidet room and heated floors included – was bigger than her bedroom at home in Brooklyn.

Giggles quieted down to a titter (albeit, an ecstatic one), we freshened up for supper. No quick switch to jeans either; this luxury SW1 hotel compels one to make a fine showing – extra spritz of scent, hair just so, and, naturally, high heels.

Clicking our way through across the glossy marble in the soaring atrium, we took in a Baccarat chandelier, twinkling above us like a dazzling crystal satellite, and the kick-line of silver and snow-white Christmas trees festively trimming the hallway. A quick spin through the green-and-gold Harrods boutique, and we settled in at the grand marble bar in the elegant Northall restaurant.

Chatting up Northall’s attentive bartenders, we embarked on a best-of-Britain culinary tour. First up: plump Cornish oysters on the half-shell paired with a classic Bond-inspired vodka, gin, vermouth Vesper martini for Ms Smith and a glass of crisp white Burgundy for the Mrs.

Celebrating her first night back in the UK in months, Mrs Smith opted for posh fish and chips and mushy peas. It was the biggest piece of battered, lightly fried haddock either of us had ever seen. And Ms Smith, true to her Californian style, chose the open-faced sandwich of dressed crab with avocado. And no, she did not in the least regret having ordered avocado in December in England – compliments to the chef.

Watching revellers from a roaring Twenties-themed Christmas party flap their sparkly way past us in and out of Corinthia’s Gilded-Age bar, we were struck by how completely at home they looked here in their long pearls and feathers. Mr Gatsby himself would have very much approved of the sleek bar with marble columns and sky-blue leather high-back chairs. Not to mention the champagne flutes we saw being poured with great frequency.

It was on our second evening that the Corinthia really earned its stripes as the place for sophisticated sybarites when it treated us to a proper pampering. After dancing our feet off at one of Mayfair’s hottest clubs, we two erstwhile party girls (don’t tell our Mr Smiths!) and hard-boiled New Yorkers claimed the only cab to be found anywhere near Piccadilly; five minutes later and we’d landed in the waiting arms of a stiff-upper-lip doorman. To his credit, he didn’t bat an eye. So much for our plan to be all buttoned-up…

Like teenagers at a slumber party (possibly for the daughter of an oligarch), we wrapped ourselves in fluffy bathrobes, broke out the complimentary chocolates and contemplated ordering off-hours room service, just to see. In fact – and here we had a stroke of genius – we could order tomorrow morning’s room service now.
The 10am knock on the door felt painfully early for breakfast, but, once we were ensconced in our chairs and looking out over our balcony from floor-to-ceiling windows, pastries and strong coffee in hand, we toasted our foresight.

A veritable bush of lavender-hued roses arrived from Mrs Smith’s Mr – just when we thought our stay couldn’t be made any more charming – and we decided to make the most of the hotel’s generous check-out time, Mrs Smith with a nap, and Ms with a bath in that decadent soaking tub with Espa bath salts.

Of course, attempt at recovery would be futile without a trip down to the hotel’s Espa Life spa, a four-storey marvel and London’s largest. Whether supine under the gallery-worthy crystal light installations, or on the heated designer loungers by an elegant gas fire, we couldn’t help but think this had been the most restorative two hours of our lives.

After a dip in the pool, a soak amid hydrotherapy jets, and a few moments in the steam room, you’d hardly have known we’d been out the night before. In fact, following an antioxidant- and superfoods-packed Defender smoothie in the pearlescent lounge, we looked like we’d had a properly relaxing holiday rather than a work-inspired trip during party season. Curative Corinthia had us back in ready-for-business shape again. Well, that is, until our next out-in-London-Town adventure.

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 Corinthia Hotel London’s Guestbook below.

We loved

They staff were SUPERB, friendly and relaxed especially as our twin toddlers were tearing around. Could not do more to help. Food was very good also and rooms were beautiful. Lovely treats for the girls in their cots too! Thumbs up for a child friendly hotel. They were very well equipped and prepared. They had special packs for breakfast time and the staff were very accommodating.

Don’t expect

The only thing they could add to improve is to supply a nappy bin in the room, that would be great!


Stayed on 21 Apr 2016

We loved

The room was spectacular, and the bathroom had impressive heated tiles and a tv at the end of bathtub that was loved by my daughter watching Peppa Pig! Loved the Burt's Bees toiletries for the children - they were really well taken care of by the hotel. We liked the daily fruit basket in the room, the shirt pressing service, the shoe shining service coming up in a beautifully packaged leather bound box (so different to other hotels), and the generous tea choices in the room. The shower was heaven (even better than Four Seasons Langkawi which was my gold standard) and the fixtures and fittings in the room were superlative even for London. In room magazines like Wallpaper and Monocle were superb, and the ESPA spa was also impressive. London Eye is so so close - don't miss it!

Don’t expect

Free parking. Valet parking is £55 per day but cheaper than local Q-carparks if going in and out in a day.  Access to the gym is a bit difficult after certain hours.


Stayed on 25 Feb 2016

We loved

The spa, the amazing (but pricey!) room service, and the gorgeous room.

Don’t expect

Anything to be cheap.


Stayed on 15 Feb 2016

We loved

The room - big with a great bathroom and a very comfortable bed. The Spa was wonderful and the pool area was a very nice treat, Everything was within walking distance.


Stayed on 20 Aug 2015

We loved

The hotel is large but still offers an intimate and romantic location. Massimo's offers fine dining within a sumptuous dining room. It can feel a little impersonal but the spectacular bar at one end is worth a visit.

Don’t expect

Speedy service at breakfast. It seemed slow to me at the weekend so it may be a problem if you're in a rush!


Stayed on 31 Jul 2015

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