A hotel entrance can really set the tone of a trip away. If it’s dated, scruffy or just outright messy, it can really make or rather break a romantic weekend away. But there are a selection of London hotels that just get it right from marbled pillars lining the entrance, glistening chandeliers hanging overhead or even ceilings adorned with disco balls.
We’ve handpicked our favourites that’ll leave you in awe from the minute you sweep through the door to the moment you leave. Here are London’s most luscious lobbies…
Surrounded by the creativity and eccentric nature of Shoreditch, Andaz London Liverpool Street blends both business and pleasure. Guests are invited to step inside and take in the graffiti-style artwork adorning the walls, cosy up in the cushioned corners and enjoy a sip or two at the lobby bar.
It’s the perfect spot for guests who have just got in at Liverpool Street Station and want to be immediately wowed by the vibrancy that the capital beholds. It’s also surrounded by a myriad of designer stores, markets and graffiti art.
Where: 40 Liverpool Street, The City, EC2M 7QN
Entry halls don’t come more glamorous than Bloomsbury’s Kimpton Fitzroy London. Every ounce of the lobby is filled with beautiful marble, which goes on as far as the eye can see, while beneath your feet find original Zodiac mosaic tiles.
Guests can cosy up in the seating areas that are hidden away, taking in the grand surroundings and people watching as fellow guests check into their homes for the night.
Where: 1-8 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, WC1B 5BE
For those who love loud, patriotic interiors, you’ll adore nhow London’s lobby area. The entrance hall, centred around the concept of ‘London Reloaded’, is bursting with a series of vivid storytelling and theatrical installations.
Bright and bold, expect to find a Big Ben rocket sculpture awaiting you upon entering, alongside punk suit lights, digital screens, graffiti covered columns designed by local artists and a fluorescent yellow bar in the middle. Coworking tables are scattered throughout, as well as lounge areas perfect for people watching the morning away.
Brown’s Hotel has moulded itself into Mayfair’s rich history. And with an entrance as floral filled as this, it’s easy to see why it’s such a hit with tourists, business types and locals wanting to bask in the city for a staycation.
Blue wisteria-style flowers clad the walls, velvet armchairs fill the floors and a royal chandelier hangs overhead. Undeniably British, we just love it.
Where: Albemarle Street, Mayfair, W1S 4BP
The phrase ‘go big or go home’ couldn’t have been more perfect to describe the Hotel Cafe Royal’s glamorous entrance. And go big, they certainly did!
Designed by the world famous architect and interior designer Piero Lissoni, the lobby area created a total investment of almost £5m. Guests can expect to find a giant sparkling chandelier at the centre of it all, made from bespoke Murano glass.
Where: 68 Regent Street, Piccadilly, W1B 4DY
There’s no better place to head for a night of pure bliss in the capital than the Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London.
Having reopened, the hotel above the clouds is welcoming guests back with elegant decor and exciting experiences inspired by the British springtime. Guests will pass through trailing wisteria before being whisked off to enjoy their own corner of the countryside. Expect scented florals and delicate butterflies to be showcased through. To eek out the experience further, head to TĪNG for an afternoon tea inspired by the British picnic.
As soon as you waltz up the steps of 116 Pall Mall, guests are immediately greeted with mosaic tiles before entering the lobby filled with floor to ceiling marble pillars, original tiled floors and a statue of the Duke of Wellington, who just so happened to be a regular back in the 1800s.
Book in here and wow your fellow guests with the grandeur space, ahead of the special event you’ve organised in one of the equally beautiful event rooms or dinner on the courtyard.
Where: 116 Pall Mall, Westminster, SW1Y 5ED
Who doesn’t love some white marble? It’s all the rage. Located in the heart of the West End, The Langham London has become iconic, and much to our delight, their lobby is filled with head to toe marbled pillars! It’s all very stylistically monochrome, with bursts of floral for a pop of colour, and we’re all for it.
Where: 1c Portland Place, Regent Street, W1B 1JA
Nestled amongst the cultural hub of the city, with theatres, exclusive boutiques and tourist hotspots neighbouring around, ME London’s luxurious lobby is a sight to behold.
The hotel was designed by world famous architects Foster + Partners. Its vibe is futuristic, edgy, and certainly original. With its contemporary curves and bright interiors, it feels like you’ve almost stepped inside a spaceship.
We love South Place Hotel. It’s home to one of London’s best Michelin-star seafood restaurants, cosy contemporary rooms and a secret floral garden. Upon arrival guests are greeted by a delicate airplane chandelier designed by British-born product designer, George Singer, when they arrive at South Place Hotel. The lobby itself is decorated stylishly with a dark marble check-in desk, and autumnal hues.
Where: 3 South Place, EC2M 2AF
Propped in the heart of Leicester Square, surrounded by the glitzy theatreland, W London certainly replicates its glamorous surroundings with mirrored reception desks, and, of course, the glistening disco balls hung above you as you walk in. It almost feels like an elaborate theatre stage itself.
Where: 10 Wardour Street, W1D 6QF
First impressions are everything and Flemings Mayfair’s lobby certainly pulls out all the stops. Back in 2016, this Mayfair hideout was fully refurbished and along came a brand spanking new lobby adorned with gold wallpaper with an intricate contrasting tree, designed by luxury wallpaper designers de Gournay.
Tucked away in the corner of the lobby, you’ll find a private check-in area, and guests will find beautiful floral displays by florist and Royal Warrant holder Moyses Stevens helping to add a pop of colour to the luscious lobby.
Where: Half Moon Street, Mayfair, W1J 7BH