The Handbook
The Handbook

London is bursting with hotel after hotel, all with their own selling point. Some suites boast balconies overlooking London’s iconic skyline, whilst others come equipped with their very own hot tub. But, the real question is, is there a uniquely themed suite? Whether it’s a royal retreat you’re after, or a tropical oasis, here’s five of London’s best themed suites…

Andaz London Liverpool Street

London is brimming with luxury hotels with flamboyant suites that all have their own personal wow-factor, so choosing where to lay your head at night can be excruciatingly difficult. One that’s a little different from the rest is the (RED) suite at The Andaz, launching back in May 2018, as part of their collaboration with (RED). This modern suite was designed by Sir Terence Conran and 30 percent of the nightly room rate goes towards (RED)’s fight to help end AIDS.

Where: 40 Liverpool Street, The City, EC2M 7QN

Hotel Café Royal

One hotel that sets itself from the rest is Hotel Café Royal and its immense history. For over 150 years, the hotel has been a meeting place for some of London’s most distinguished and respected figures, including Oscar Wilde, Winston Churchill, and even David Bowie. Their grandeur Tudor suite celebrates its history and origins from the Elizabethan era. Your eyes will be drawn to the original Tudor fireplace taken from an old English Manor House situated in the centre of the living room. The walls are adorned with mock Tudor panels and Jacobean symbols, while a green marbled dining table fills the master reception room floor making it perfect for entertaining.

Where: 68 Regent Street, Piccadilly, W1B 4DY
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus (0.1 miles)

Brown's Hotel

Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities…

Excuse us why we relive our childhood in the Kipling suite at Brown’s Hotel. Yup, this suite is named after the legendary author Rudyard Kipling, who penned The Jungle Book, right here within these very walls! Throughout the suite, you’ll find playful nods to Kipling, from the little monkey statue sat outside the door to a framed handwritten letter from Mr Kipling himself. Hand-painted Lewis & Wood green and gold wallpaper adorns the walls, while the immense windows overlook historic Albemarle Street’s design boutiques. And don’t even get me started on the bathroom! It’s decorated with beautiful Italian Arabescato marble and delicate detailing.

Where: Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4BP, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Green Park (0.2 miles)

nhow London

And breathe… Dashing around the city can be exhausting and it’s hard to find a little peaceful haven that’s just yours, but we might have just found the spot to save you from the smoggy London air. nhow London’s royal garden suite is a little pocket of pretty filled with blooming flowers, elegant artwork, and calming tones. Ready to greet you in the bathroom is a slightly peculiar wall sized image of Henry VIII but don’t let him scare you off from using the bathroom facilities…

Where: 2 Macclesfield Road, London, EC1V 8DG
Nearest station: Old Street (0.5 miles)

The Rubens at the Palace

When a hotel overlooks the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace it’s only natural to have royally themed suites, and boy, does The Rubens at the Palace do them right! The themed king rooms are all regally decorated in honour of past British monarchs. Some royally themed suites host crystal chandeliers whilst others have grand canopies hanging over the beds. And you’re guaranteed to fall into a sleeping ritual fit for royalty.

Where: 39 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 0PS
Nearest station: London Victoria (0.2 miles)

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