With the King’s Coronation weekend fast approaching, London’s set to welcome thousands of visitors from all over the world, looking for the perfect place to stay for a truly memorable experience. Luckily, London is home to some of the world’s finest hotels, so whether you’re looking for a regal five-star hotel or a boutique gem, expect exceptional service, luxurious amenities, and breathtaking views that’ll make you feel like royalty.
From palatial city stays to special bank holiday packages fit for a King, these are the very best hotels to stay in over Coronation weekend.
The only hotel to hold a Royal Warrant for hospitality services, and the very place Kate, Princess of Wales, stayed in the night before her wedding, you don’t get much more regal than a stay at The Goring. The hotel’s been a Royal Family favourite for decades, making it the perfect London base for the Coronation weekend.
In honour of His Majesty, the hotel has curated a special Coronation afternoon tea, featuring King Charles’ favourite cakes and sandwiches – from his much-loved Cream of Lemon to delicious sandwiches filled with produce from other Royal Warrant suppliers. Enjoy sweet treats adorned with dark chocolate carriages, crowns and the CRIII insignia as you overlook the Goring Garden, home to The Royal Family’s favourite plants and flowers, from the late Queen Elizabeth II’s adored Lily of The Valley to The Duke of Edinburgh Rose.
There’ll also be a special tasting menu available in the Michelin-starred restaurant, focusing on Welsh specialties and foraged ingredients, as a nod to the environmental philosophy that King Charles III celebrates.
Where: 15 Beeston Pl, London SW1W 0JW
Widely referred to as the ‘annexe of Buckingham Palace’, Claridge’s is one of the finest hotels in London, and just a short walk from Buckingham Palace and Green Park, it makes the perfect base for exploring London during the Coronation. Priding itself on exceptional service, while away an afternoon in the brand new spa, enjoy a signature Claridge’s Crest Cake, crown flourished in gold leaf for the Coronation, or sip a cocktail in The Painter’s Room, where there’ll be a special drinks menu celebrating the King’s love of all things floral, botanical and sustainable.
Throughout the month of May, Claridge’s Coronation Archive Windows will be available for all to see, unveiling some of the hotel’s most memorable royal moments and treasures – from Queen Victoria’s diary and Claridge’s menus created for the coronation of King George VI in 1937, to original coronation photographs and programmes.
If there’s anywhere that oozes regal glamour and grandeur, it’s The Ritz. The opulent hotel is renowned for its royal soirees, including the then-Prince of Wales’s 54th birthday in 2002. Keeping in line with these regal standards, rooms are decorated in opulent tones and lavish furnishings, and their iconic afternoon tea is served under crystal chandeliers.
For Coronation weekend, they’ll be hosting a much-anticipated Coronation Ball on 6th May, including a champagne and canapé reception, a five-course dinner and wine-pairing in the Michelin-starred restaurant, an exclusive performance from The BBC Big Band, before dancing the night away to vintage swing and modern-day classics.
Where: 150 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9BR
Home to a newly transformed ground floor, including a renovation of the garden, lobby, The Promenade, Vesper Bar and Artists’ Bar, the iconic Dorchester has never looked better. The hotel’s sumptuous interiors and leafy views over Hyde Park are no strangers to the Royal Family; The King made his first public appearance at The Dorchester in 1970, HRH Prince Philip held his bachelor party at The Dorchester on the eve of his wedding, and HM The Queen visited throughout her reign.
This Coronation weekend, The Dorchester will recreate the decorations used on their famous façade for his mother’s coronation in 1953, marking the start of the celebrations throughout the hotel to honour His Majesty The King, including a celebratory Coronation Afternoon Tea and specialty cocktail menus.
Where: 53 Park Ln, London W1K 1QA
With luxury transfers from Heathrow or King’s Cross St Pancras, complimentary breakfast, and a sumptuous five-course Kings Coronation Celebration dinner, The Lanesborough is the only hotel you’ll want to spend your royal weekend at.
Pairing Regency-era elegance with the vibrancy of the city, and just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace grounds, the prestigious hotel is the perfect spot for soaking up the Coronation weekend atmosphere. The ‘Kings Coronation Celebration’ accommodation package means you’ll feel like royalty yourself with your very own Lanesborough butler to cater to your every whim, and a bottle of champagne waiting for you in your regency-style suite.
The Milestone Hotel and Residences
Raise a glass to His Majesty with the help of The Milestone Hotel and Residences, who’ve curated an authentically royal experience for guests to enjoy during their stay. Accompanied by a personal host and expert royal guide, guests will start their historic journey with a luxurious driving tour throughout the city of London, visiting the most iconic landmarks associated with all three King Charles’s – from Clarence House and St. James Place, to Buckingham Palace and St. Paul’s Cathedral, with the option to ride in the Queen Mother’s Jaguar Daimler.
Sleep like a King in one of The Milestone’s Signature designer suites, complete with a Royal Breakfast delivered to your room, or opt to make London your base with The Milestone’s private residences, ideal for longer stays to soak up the atmosphere and pageantry during the Coronation celebrations. Top it all off by enjoying Royal Coronation Afternoon Tea in the Park Lounge, with views of Kensington Gardens.
Where: 1-3 Kensington Ct, London W8 5PG
Sheraton Grand London Park Lane
Handily located right next to Green Park, Sheraton Grand London Park Lane is the perfect retreat after a day of Coronation festivities. Set in the heart of Mayfair, within walking distance to London’s world-class galleries, shopping destinations and historic landmarks.
They’ve launched a Royal Stay package to celebrate the upcoming Coronation, including a stay in one of their indulgent rooms, daily breakfast at Mercante, and a traditionally British afternoon tea in the art-deco Palm Court.
Where: Piccadilly, London W1J 7BX
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall
Perfectly positioned on London’s bustling South Bank with unrivalled views of Big Ben and The London Eye, London Marriott Hotel County Hall is a landmark in its own right, and a perfect base for the Coronation weekend. The hotel will be launching a historical tour ahead of the Coronation that will be complimentary to all guests looking to delve into the remarkable building’s history.
County Hall was opened in 1922 by King George V and Queen Mary as the headquarters of the local government in London, and during the historical tour, guests can learn about the history of the Grade II listed building and the wood paneled chambers that have witnessed many important moments in London history. To continue the celebrations, Gillray’s Bar will be launching a limited edition Charles cocktail for the Coronation (which will be free of charge to anyone named Charles).
Where: County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7PB
Fancy a ringside seat to one of London’s most iconic landmarks this Coronation weekend? Look no further than Art’otel, the first hotel at Battersea Power Station. Art’otel is all about the art, with imaginative interiors and sculptures designed by Jaime Hayon, whose work will be displayed on rotation throughout the hotel.
The highlights that make this one of London’s hottest new hotel stays is new restaurant Joia, an Iberian restaurant in the top floor, and the rooftop infinity pool with sweeping views of the Power Station. The perfect spot to feel like hotel royalty and gaze out over your London kingdom…
Head to King’s Cross for a staycation this Coronation weekend and celebrate at Great Northern Hotel, London’s oldest railway hotel. Just a stone’s throw from King’s Cross Station, Great Northern Hotel is in the perfect location, well-connected and close enough to join in with the celebrations – without being caught up in the masses.
The King’s Coronation Package includes a two-night stay in one of the hotel’s stylish bedrooms, breakfast, and a choice of dinner or afternoon tea for two at modern British restaurant, Rails. Think warm scones, lashings of clotted cream topped with sweet jam, and flutes of sparkling wine. Or alternatively, enjoy a menu of modern British-French cuisine with freshly grilled dishes accompanied by a cheese trolley and expertly crafted cocktails.
An iconic townhouse in the heart of South Kensington. The Pelham is an elegant luxury boutique hotel combining modern style and classic home comforts. Decorated with bright colourful design, your stay will be filled with eclectic personality while the team’s impeccable service adds to a perfect weekend of luxury living.
Just a stone’s throw away from famous London museums like the Natural History, the Science or the Victoria & Albert Museum, it’s a brilliant choice for travellers looking to soak up everything London has to offer across the Coronation weekend. For an extra-royal stay, book into the King Suite, featuring an opulently furnished drawing room with floor-to-ceiling windows and some of the best views over South Kensington.
Where: 15 Cromwell Pl, South Kensington, London SW7 2LA
For a weekend of well-deserved luxury, look to Corinthia London. Set in the heart of London, the hotel is perfect for all occasions – whether it’s a fun-filled city escape or a rejuvenating spa break.
Over the Coronation weekend, book in for their ‘London Calling’ package, and enjoy a complimentary upgrade, £100 hotel credit (£200 when booking a suite), a bottle of champagne, and breakfast at The Northall – complete with access to ESPA Life at Corinthia, one of London’s loveliest spas.
Where: Northumberland Avenue London WC2N 5AE
Great Fosters is an endlessly charming Tudor estate steeped in royal history, located just a few miles from the pageantry at Windsor. Set in 50 acres of stunning gardens & parkland, which include a listed topiary garden and a Saxon moat with Japanese bridge, Great Fosters is the perfect place to be for the Coronation weekend.
Your ‘Crowning Glory’ stay will include a cream tea on arrival (jam, then cream, according to HRH), and a glass of Ridgeview English sparkling wine to toast the occasion – supporting British producers is close to His Majesty’s heart. Enjoy £40 towards supper in The Estate Grill or the fantastic Tudor Pass (recently awarded a Michelin star), before retreating to your luxury room with complimentary breakfast the following morning.
There’s plenty to celebrate here, but if you’d like to get closer to the royal celebrations, nearby Windsor is only a 15 minute drive away.
Where: Stroude Rd, Egham TW20 9UR
11 Cadogan Gardens
From a chauffeured ride to Chelsea from any London airport and champagne on arrival, to surprise gifts and traditional afternoon tea for two, 11 Cadogan Gardens holds the key to being treated like royalty over Coronation weekend.
Book their ‘Live Like A King’ package for a long weekend at the hotel, filled with quirky twists and boutique vibes, and immerse yourself in the relaxed village atmosphere of Chelsea as the area comes to life with celebrations.
Where: 11 Cadogan Gardens, London SW3 2RJ
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With Buckingham Palace just a stone’s throw away and visible from the tenth floor Lounge, The Athenaeum is the perfect spot to soak up the atmosphere this Coronation weekend.
To commemorate the occasion, the Mayfair hotel has introduced a Royal Parks Picnic, complete with wicker basket, tartan blanket, sandwiches and cakes to enjoy in the neighbouring Royal Parks.
Celebrate in style and book in with 20% off room rates and access to The View, the hotel’s executive club, with panoramic views of London.
Where: 116 Piccadilly, London W1J 7BJ
The Carlton Tower Jumeirah
Located in the heart of fashionable Knightsbridge, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah stands proudly over Sloane Street and Cadogan Gardens, offering guests a luxury hotel experience like no other this Coronation weekend.
Home to a health club that spans three floors and London’s largest naturally lit indoor swimming pool, that’s lined with poolside cabanas, this is the ultimate spot for relaxation after Coronation celebrations. For the ultimate British experience, pop into The Chinoiserie Tea Room on the ground floor – a warm and inviting space to enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea.
Where: 1 Cadogan Pl, London SW1X 9PY
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For a weekend of relaxation and wellness, look to Pan Pacific London. Set in the heart of the city, the hotel fuses together architecture, contemporary design, boundary-pushing wellbeing and a leading destination for restaurants and bars, close to Liverpool Street Station.
Over the weekend, relax with a long treatment and swim in their infinity pool or grab a drink at their speakeasy bar, Silverleaf. Over Coronation weekend, take advantage of their May bank holiday offers, with 15% off per night, cocktails on the outdoor terrace and breakfast included.
Where: 80 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AB
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Shangri-La The Shard, London
Soak up the best of the capital this Coronation weekend and book in for a luxurious staycation at the Shangri-La The Shard, London. Nuzzled high in the clouds, the hotel boasts breathtaking views over the Thames and beyond.
To celebrate the Coronation, the hotel is going all out, designing an unparalleled royal experience that offers guests the chance to toast His Majesty The King with unrivalled views over London.
Expect royal transformations across the hotel, from Coronation-themed decorations and staff adapting royal etiquette and costume, to complimentary crowns, and union jack welcome pastries in the rooms.
GŎNG Bar on level 52 will offer guests a sky-high Coronation afterparty, where attendees can party like royals surrounded by the best of British hits, and the signature miniature Shard Building served during Skyline Afternoon Tea at TĪNG will be coloured with the British red, white, and blue colours.
Where: 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9QU
Enjoy a luxury stay fit for royalty at Sanderson London over the Royal Coronation weekend this month. With gorgeous terrace rooms that overlook the city, to Tipsy Tea to toast to the King, it’s the perfect spot to be close to the action during this momentous occasion.
Where: 50 Berners St, London W1T 3NG
Located in the heart of Marylebone and just minutes away from Hyde Park, Home House, London’s most iconic private members club, provides the ideal setting to escape to opulent surroundings. Set across three stunning Georgian townhouses, this extraordinary London palace is home to 23 bedrooms and suites named after the house’s intriguing former guests, and each with their own fascinating history – the deep red marble in Lady Islington’s bathroom comes from the same stone used in the floor of the dome in St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the bath found in the Duke of Atholl’s suite was made for His Highness Say Aji Rao III, Maharajah Gaekwad of Baroda.
During your stay, you’ll have access to the club’s exceptional range of facilities including restaurants, bars, an exclusive nightclub, garden Lounge, cigar lounge, gym, and a thriving calendar of exclusive members’ events.
Where: 20 Portman Square, London W1H 6LW
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For a sophisticated, elegant escape in the heart of Knightsbridge, look to The Franklin.
Set in an elegant Victorian building in the heart of London and surrounded by the beauty of Egerton Gardens, the hotel neighbours Harrods and the Victoria & Albert Museum, making it the perfect spot for seeing the sights during your stay.
Where: 24 Egerton Gardens, London SW3 2DB
A sophisticated, elegant escape in the heart of Knightsbridge.
The Westin London City
Raise a glass the King with a little help from The Westin London City. The hotel invites you to celebrate in style with their “Fit for a King” package, including breakfast, a bottle of Champagne, and a royal hamper filled with goodies and treats to enjoy.
Perfect for those looking to experience the ultimate in luxury and relaxation over the coronation weekend, make sure to stop by their sensational pool for a dip.
Where: 60 Upper Thames St., London EC4V 3AD
A quintessentially English hotel since 1892, The Gore is an authentic English boutique hotel combining the familiar intimacy of a London club with the impeccable service of a grand hotel.
Historic, unique, magical – and ideally located in the heart of Kensington, just a stone’s throw away from The Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park – it’s the place to go for understated elegance and luxury.
Where: 190 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5EX
A quintessentially English hotel in the heart of Kensington.
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Just a short walk from Buckingham Palace and Green Park, Flemings Mayfair makes for the perfect base for exploring London during the Queen’s Jubilee.
It’s one of London’s oldest family-owned hotels in London, priding itself on exceptional service. Choose from an array of elegant suites fit for royalty, and be sure to enjoy the hotel’s exceptional restaurant Ormer Mayfair by Sofian, and its plush basement bar Manetta’s.
Where: 7-12 Half Moon St, London W1J 7BH
St Martin’s Lane London
Handly located just 20 minutes from the royal celebrations at Buckingham Palace, St Martins Lane London is the perfect place to retreat to after a day packed out with festivities.
Located in the lively hub of Covent Garden, the luxury hotel is home to floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the city, perfect for soaking up with a cup of coffee in the morning or watching as the skyline twinkles at night.
To make the Coronation weekend a family celebration, there’s a host of family-friendly experiences closeby, including the London Transport Museum, The Moomin Shop and Covent Garden’s famous street performers.
Where: 45 St Martin’s Ln, London WC2N 4HX
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Located in the historic neighbourhood of St. James’s, Mayfair, and just a short walk from His Majesty The King’s home of Buckingham Palace, The Stafford London is the perfect place to spend a royal weekend.
Explore their “Stay 4, Pay 3” offer, where you can enjoy an additional night complimentary when booking for three nights in a Deluxe King Room or above. They’ll be hosting their own Coronation Street Party in The American Bar’s courtyard on Saturday 6th May, so there’s no better place to celebrate.
Where: 16-18 St James’s Pl, St. James’s, London SW1A 1NJ
What could be better fit for a King (or Queen) than 5-star luxury in the heart of the city? Andaz London Liverpool Street invites guests to immerse themselves in the capital at its finest as we welcome a new monarch.
Conveniently located just a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street Station, its the ideal location for travelling around the city. After all the festivities, head back to Andaz London and settle into one of their luxuriously comfortable and modern guest rooms, head to the Lady Abercorn’s Pub & Kitchen for a bite to eat, or refuel with refreshments at Rake’s Cafe Bar.
Want £50 credit to use at one of Andaz London’s restaurants across the weekend? Book your weekend stay using the code HYVALUE.
Where: 40 Liverpool St, London EC2M 7QN