I’m going to let you into a secret… there’s a clandestine world beyond the revolving doors of London’s grandest hotels. A universe inhabited by sheiks and tech billionaires, where money is no object and even the smartest hotels hold something back for the big rollers. You think that junior suite you scrimped and saved to afford for your anniversary was special? Unless you were dropping £25k a night, you ain’t seen nothing. Step aside and feast your senses on London’s sweetest suites.

Hotel Cafe Royal

The Dome Penthouse Suite, Hotel Café Royal

Literally overlooking Piccadilly Circus and the majestic sweep of Regent Street. Hotel Café Royal’s suites offer an impressive view of London’s most iconic street, but the view’s only the start. Of all the hotel’s suites we want to be staying in the three bed Dome Penthouse. Features include a stunning over-sized marble bath, a DJ sound system with LED lighting system for the parties you’ll definitely want to host to show off your terrace, which is arguably the best terrace in town. Make sure you bag the master suite, an impressive circular open space sitting under the copper domed rotunda, although the other two bedrooms are also pretty spectacular with their own Carrara marble bathrooms and just incase you don’t want your guests going in  your ensuite then you’ll find a further bathroom as well as a kitchen and cinema style screen.

From £9,000 per night

Where: 68 Regent Street, Soho, W1B 4DY
Website: www.hotelcaferoyal.com

Corinthia London

The Royal Penthouse, Corinthia Hotel

Fancy your own private spa and panoramic views of London? You got it. The Royal Penthouse at The Corinthia delivers over 5,000 sq ft of sheer luxury. Set just off Trafalgar Square, in spitting distance of Westminster and with 180 degree views across the Thames you can sit on the balcony just admiring it for hours. Not that you’ll want to, the hotel is already super-luxurious (check out the spa and pool downstairs), but its your ten seat dining room, grand staircase, king-size beds and bathrooms of honey onyx and Skyros marble that’ll keep you rooted to your room.

From £18,000 per night

Where: Whitehall Place, Westminster, SW1A 2BD
Nearest station: London Charing Cross (0.1 miles)
Website: Link to the suite

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

Turret Suite, Mandarin Oriental

It’s not even the smartest suite in the hotel, but we love a turret and these circular interiors are both opulent and quirky. Located in the turrets of the magnificent Hyde Park-facing building, each suite is reminiscent of a luxury private apartment with fireplaces, leather-topped writing desks and floor-to-ceiling windows.

From £1,370 a night

Where: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, Knightsbridge, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Knightsbridge (0.1 miles)
Website: www.mandarinoriental.com

Marriott County Hall Hotel

Westminster Suite, Marriott County Hall Hotel

You can forget the alarm clock, you’ve got Big Ben if you take the Westminster Suite at London Marriott County Hall Hotel. You’ve also got separate dining area for ten people, a sitting room and bedroom with a totally massive bed. Although with Gillray’s just downstairs, you might want to leave for steak at some point.

From £1,500 per night


Where: London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth, SE1 7PB
Website: Link to the suite

The Dorchester

Harlequin Suite, The Dorchester

With views reaching across Hyde Park, your own personal butler, this was Elizabeth Taylor’s home-from-home, indeed it was this very auite where she learnt she’d won the role of Cleopatra. But no acting requirement to live like Cleopatra in the Harlequin Suite, as long as you have your own Richard Burton to pick up the tab.

From £4,675 per night

Where: 53 Park Lane, Park Lane, W1K 1QA UK
Website: Link to the suite

Brown's Hotel

The Kipling Suite, Brown's Hotel

This is the very place where Rudyard Kipling penned The Jungle Book, and the giant suite retains the Victorian grandeur that he’d recognise. With floor-to-ceiling  windows and exquisite furnishings are simply incredible.

From £4,900 per night

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

The Langham, London

Sterling Suite, The Langham

The 5,000 sq ft suite comes with its own butler, six bedrooms, a huge drawing room with piano, marble bathrooms and free-flowing Champagne.

From £24,000 per night

Where: 1c Portland Place, Regent Street, London, W1B 1JA, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Oxford Circus (0.3 miles)
Website: Link to the suite

Shangri La Hotel At The Shard

Shangri-La Suite, The Shangri-La London

Find Shangri-La at The Shangri-La Hotel At The Shard. Perched above the city, theFrancesca Muzio and Maria Silvia Orlandini designed suite boasts custom-made furniture, high-grade silk wallpaper and views to die for.

From £10,000 per night

Where: The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London Bridge, SE1 9QU
Website: Link to the suite

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Royal Suite, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Who wouldn’t want a massive painting of The Queen grinning down at them? But it’s not just that that makes the Royal Suite at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel royal, it’s fit for a monarch too. With room to entertain up to 20 guests at dinner, roll-top baths and four-poster beds this is the pinnacle of one of London’s most exciting hotels. You can even pop to Paris for breakfast, given you’re just above the Eurostar terminal.

From £3,000 per night

Where: Euston Road, London, NW1 2QR, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London St Pancras International (0 miles)
Website: Link to the suite

St. James’s Hotel & Club Mayfair

The Penthouse Suite, St James's Hotel

How about something a bit more bijou? The St James’s Hotel is the perfect discrete hotel and the entire seventh floor is given over to the Penthouse Suite. With two bedrooms, two sitting rooms and a fabulous terrace this is the ideal bolthole for someone who doesn’t want to make a splash but definitely expects to live in style.

Where: 7-8 Park Place, St James's, SW1A 1LS
Website: Link to the suite

The Connaught

The Apartment, The Connaught

With a 24 hour butler on tap, a wraparound balcony and double-height ceilings The Apartment at The Connaught is as plush as it is functional; entertain 8 for dinner, extend out to nine-bedrooms and take the entire top floor, or just chill in the enormous two bed flat at the top of one of London’s best hotels.

Where: Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, W1K 2AL, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Bond Street (0.5 miles)
Website: Link to the suite

The Berkeley

The Opus Suite, The Berkeley

Looking out over Hyde Park, The Opus Suite is the work of interior designer extraordinaire André Fu and puts design first and foremost. And the result is impressive, with a series of rooms you want to look at as much as stay in!

From £10,000 per night

Where: Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RL, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Hyde Park Corner (0.3 miles)
Website: Link to the suite

Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill

The Royal Suite, Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill

Think ‘themed hotel’ and you’ve probably got the Goofy suite at one of the Disney World hotels in mind, but Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill have a much more subtle approach, and to a man even greater than Goofy: Churchill. With nods to the great man throughout the hotel the Royal Suite would certainly have met with approval from the national hero, truly classical and grand.

From £2,900 per night

Where: 30 Portman Square, London, W1H 7BH, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Marble Arch (0.2 miles)
Website: www.londonchurchill.regency.hyatt.com

11 Cadogan Gardens

Sloane Suite, 11 Cadogan Gardens

For a 5-star boutique hotel experience, 11 Cadogan Gardens is the ideal spot. Located just off Sloane Square, nuzzled in the heart of Chelsea, the hotel is home to exquisite suites that’ll no doubt blow you away with their beauty. Our favourite has to be the Sloane suite decorated with antique furniture, glistening chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Cadogan Gardens. Make a trip of it and travel with friends or family as the suite itself interconnects with two of their other signature suites allowing you to create your own little private house.

Prices from £1,000 per night

Where: 11 Cadogan Gardens, Cadogan Gardens, London, UK
Nearest station: Sloane Square (0.2 miles)
Website: www.11cadogangardens.com

The May Fair Hotel

Schiaparelli Suite, May Fair Hotel

Feast your sensations on the Schiaparelli Suite! Plush and brash the suites at the May Fair Hotel certainly draw the attention in a tribute to retro glamour, and named after the designer who first unleashed fuchsia on the fashion world. A combo of pink pony skin and leather, with ornate detail and luxury fabrics throughout, the Schiaparelli’s king-sized double bedroom is strangely crazy and classy all at once.

Prices from £1,750 per night

Where: Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8LT, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Green Park (0.2 miles)
Website: www.themayfairhotel.co.uk

Andaz London Liverpool Street

Andaz Red Suite, Andaz London Liverpool Street

The latest suite at Andaz London Liverpool Street is something completely different and, what’s more, it’s the only suite in this list that aims to ‘gives back’. Andaz have partnered with Bono’s Aids charity RED to create a custom suite and promise that 30% of of the nightly room rate will go straight to the charity to fight Aids. But that’s not the only reason it’s special. The suite is designed by none other than Sir Terrance Conran, who has had a hand in every last detail to ensure that the Andaz RED suite is something unique and a design classic.

Where: 40 Liverpool Street, The City, EC2M 7QN
Website: www.londonliverpoolstreet.andaz.hyatt.com