Brown's Hotel, a Rocco Forte hotel

London, England

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    Bold British luxury in marvellous Mayfair

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    Bold British luxury in marvellous Mayfair

Why we choose Brown's Hotel, a Rocco Forte hotel

Quintessential British luxury with a contemporary twist

  • It became London’s first hotel when it opened in 1837
  • Suite guests get in-room check-in, packing and unpacking service and in-house movies
  • Extremely close proximity to the top boutiques on Bond street, art galleries and the reputed Mayfair nightlife

Since it debuted in 1837, Brown’s Hotel has stood as an icon for discerning, cultured travelers who demand the same qualities in their hotel. Over the years, the legendary fixture has hosted people like Queen Victoria, Winston Churchill (who had a secret bunker at Brown’s during the war), Agatha Christie (who based her novel At Bertram’s Hotel on Brown’s) and Rudyard Kipling (who wrote the Jungle Book during his stay). What has continued to draw so many notables is the service—always top notch and always personalized.

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We suggest

Our favorites are the Deluxe King rooms overlooking the courtyard.

What you need to know about the hotel

Brown’s Hotel is a chic home away from home with elegant rooms, stylish dining and elite amenities

  • The sumptuous Hellenic Suite is decked out in regal style and can become a three-bedroom suite with its own entrance area
  • HIX Mayfair has a daily lunch trolley with traditional offerings ranging from Hay baked leg of lamb to rib of beef
  • The spa’s new range of British Beer & Barley treatments includes barley body wraps, pale ale pedicures and honey-barley facials

Brown’s Hotel consists of 88 rooms and 29 suites spread out over 11 Georgian townhouses. Classic style abounds in the uniquely decorated rooms, awash in carefully selected artwork and antiques. On top of the standard décor, you can look forward to little surprises, like a selection of books that might include Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book, which he wrote while staying here. The four signature suites are worth a splurge, boasting high ceilings, wood floors and sitting areas with phenomenal views over Dover or Albemarle Street. Suite guests also receive a whole line-up of perks from airport transfers, specific spa treatments to a full complementary bar set up.

Among the onsite facilities are a spa with traditional and innovative options (spray tanning, anyone?) and a fitness facility with personal training. The restaurants and lounges include HIX Mayfair, featuring a fresh take on British food; The English Tea Room, an award-winning destination that serves one of the most famous afternoon teas in London; and the Donovan Bar, which offers “HIX British snax” to accompany an extensive cocktail list.

Where is it and what's nearby

An incomparable location in the heart of London’s fashionable Mayfair, surrounded by art galleries

  • Shopping on trendy Dover Street is a must for Brown’s Hotel guests, who can browse boutiques and famed antiques emporium Mallets at Ely House
  • Minutes walk from Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and able to secure special access to Spencer house and numerous renowned private art galleries and exhibitions
  • The National Gallery, a treasure trove of European masterpieces, contains works from Leonardo da Vinci to Rembrandt to Monet

Mayfair is a very lofty, cosmopolitan area of London, making it the perfect location for Brown’s Hotel. Right outside the door are chic shopping avenues like Bond Street, synonymous with luxury shopping, and Regent Street. Brown’s is also a culture vulture’s best bet, as it’s surrounded by art galleries—including The Royal Academy of Arts—and is near the electric theatre district of the West End. Brown’s is also within walking distance of the beautiful Green Park and well-known attractions such as Buckingham Palace.

How to enjoy London

From the fine art galleries of Mayfair and St James  (bring your wallet, this art is for sale) to the elegant terraces surrounding Regent’s Park, sophisticated London abounds. For an edgier side to the city, head to Soho, for the excellent restaurants

  • Explore Shepherd Market, a tiny backstreet square where London’s glitterati of Royals and A-listers go to club and dine
  • To see London from the highest vantage point, take the express lift (no elevators in these parts) to the newly opened observation platform on The Shard
  • Upmarket shopping can be found on Bond Street, South Molton Street and Savile Row. For one-offs and independents, explore the boutiques of King’s Road. Borough Market is perfect to explore stalls featuring local produce, and don’t forget the antique shops on Portobello Road.

Nowhere best captures the understated glamour, impeccable manners and intriguing idiosyncrasies of the British upper classes than the streets around Mayfair. To get up close and personal, however, you have to join in the traditions. Tea at The Ritz or Claridges is a must. (It’s even listed as a proper meal alongside breakfast, lunch and dinner on their menus). Don’t forget an appointment with your man in Jermyn Street (for exquisitely tailored shirts and suits).

For more quintessentially English experiences venture away from the central hub of Mayfair. South of the river there’s Wimbledon. Outside of the tournament, visit the tennis club. It has a museum and drips wealth. The boutiques and cafes of Wimbledon Village are worth an afternoon too. Finally, don’t forget the Queen. It would be rude not to stop by if you are in town. Buckingham Palace does tours. A tourist honeypot, but you can book exclusive tours of the State Rooms.

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    When to visit London

    April: For a ticket-free sporting experience, join the throng along the banks of the Thames at Putney or Chiswick and watch the annual battle between Oxford and Cambridge Universities: The Boat Race (Pimm’s obligatory).
    May: Chelsea Flower Show
    June/July: To see the world’s greatest tennis players in action, get tickets for Wimbledon during the last week of June and first of July.
    July: Henley Royal Regatta
    August : Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
    September: London Fashion Week

  • A word from the hotel

    All guests should make use of the concierge service—even if you’re just staying for one night. We can book the best table in exclusive restaurants, tickets to the latest shows, arrange personal shopping excursions and give you the opportunity to experience a secret London that not all have access to.
    Simon Thomas, Head Concierge

  • A word from the hotel

    The shopping area to the west of Bond Street, fast becoming known as WOBO, is buzzing – Brown’s Hotel has an entrance on Dover Street so be sure to visit the trendy stores such as Dover Street Market, Acne, McQ, Wolf & Badger and Christian Louboutin.
    Stuart Johnson, General Manager

  • A word from the hotel

    I regularly go foraging for interesting produce and rely on our fantastic suppliers such as Brixham fisheries to ensure we get the very best for the restaurant.
    Lee Streeton, Executive Chef

  • Did you know

    The Agatha Christie novel At Bertram’s Hotel is said to have been based on Rocco Forte Brown’s Hotel.

  • We say

    A really classy classic.

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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Brown's Hotel, a Rocco Forte hotel, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
  • GBP £75 resort or hotel credit to be utilized during stay
  • VIP welcome from General Manager
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi for duration of stay

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