Claridges

London, England

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    Timeless glamour in desirable Mayfair

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    Timeless glamour in desirable Mayfair

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    Timeless glamour in desirable Mayfair

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    Timeless glamour in desirable Mayfair

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    Timeless glamour in desirable Mayfair

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    Timeless glamour in desirable Mayfair

Why we choose Claridges

The legendary name sells itself

  • Grand Piano Suite is just one room designed by Diane von Furstenberg
  • The Foyer & Reading Room serves award-winning afternoon tea
  • Feature suites include personal butler service

The two words that Claridge’s brings to mind: timeless glamour. This stalwart of traditional English style has welcomed royalty, socialites and heads of state for more than a century. It’s certainly outfitted for royalty, starting with the Dale Chihuly chandelier in the foyer.

What you need to know about the hotel

A beautiful hotel where tradition, comfort and service triumph

  • The Claridge’s team hosts master classes that share secrets and expertise in areas from chocolate to flowers to afternoon tea
  • The sixth floor Health Club & Spa soars above the bustling streets of London, offering treatments with Sisley products for complete pampering
  • Rosewood and brass doors lead to the stunning Brook Penthouse, complete with fireplace, barrel-vaulted ceiling and French windows opening onto a terrace

Built in 1812, Claridge’s is a London institution. Its 203 rooms and suites boast Art Deco interiors and furnishings that vary from room to room and from suite to suite. Everything is individual, including feature suites like the Prince Alexander Suite, Royal Suite and Grand Piano Suite that are designed to satisfy any craving.

Claridge’s contains up-market facilities like an in-house florist, dedicated theatre desk and a spa and fitness center. It also offers a range of dining and drink destinations: Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s, serving English and European fare; Foyer & Reading Room; Claridge’s Bar, a glam destination for Champagne and cocktails; and the Fumoir, a 1930s-era bar with cocktails served in Lalique glasses.

Where is it and what's nearby

Claridge’s is the pride and joy of Mayfair, close to Bond Street and Hyde Park

  • The Victoria & Albert Museum displays 3,000 years’ worth of art and design artifacts like ceramics, furniture, fashion and photographs
  • You might catch a celebrity headlining one of the many West End theatre productions, covering everything from musicals to drama
  • Whether you want to buy or just visit, Sotheby’s is an always-interesting spot for public sales of (mostly) fabulous items

If you’re looking for a central London hotel that wows with its location as much as its décor, Claridge’s is the answer. Right near the haute shops of Bond and Regent Streets and just a stroll walk from both Hyde Park and Green Park, you get a highly exclusive district and ultimate accessibility all rolled into one hotel. From here, you can check out chic boutiques, endless museums, artsy galleries, cultural attractions like opera and theatre, the London Zoo and exquisite restaurants.

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

  • We say

    Exceptionally warm and welcoming. Forget the myth of British snobbery.

  • A word from the hotel

    Our Afternoon Tea in the stunning foyer is a must. It’s one of the finest and most quintessential British traditions.
    Martyn Nail, Executive Chef

  • A word from the hotel

    I love the lobby. It embraces everything Claridge’s is about; the glamour and beauty of the building. When you walk through the revolving doors you can feel that you’re entering a very special place.
    Thomas Kochs, General Manager

  • A word from the hotel

    At the end of a long day of meetings, there’s no better way to unwind than by enjoying a cocktail or glass of champagne in the glamorous Claridge’s Bar.
    Michael Bonsor, Hotel Operations Manager

  • A word from the hotel

    Claridge’s is sometimes referred to as the annexe of Buckingham Palace because of its history of royal guests. One story that always makes me smile is when someone called the hotel and asked to speak to the King, to which the telephone operator replied, “Yes of course sir, which one?”
    Martin Ballard, Head Concierge

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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Claridges, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast for up to two in-room guests
  • GBP £60 credit to be used towards food & beverage (available at all outlets including fine dining restaurant Fera) or the spa. Valid once per stay
  • Welcome amenity

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