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With holidays aboard still off the cards and London locked into Tier 2, we’re looking a little closer to home when it comes to staycations this winter. We’ve rounded up 13 of the best luxury hotels offering the best getaway deals right now, all perfect for celebrating a birthday with your partner or falling back in love with the city once more.

Corinthia London

With views stretching over the River Thames and many of London’s iconic landmarks just moments away, Corinthia London lies in the beating heart of the capital. 

From its famous Kerridge’s Bar & Grill serving up the finest traditional British dishes and the Crystal Moon Lounge where you’ll find afternoon tea served with true British charm to the award-winning spa, ESPA Life, the hotel beholds some much needed luxuries to enjoy while staycating in the city. 

Right now, you can extend your weekend staycation from one to two nights and they’ll offer you 25% off their daily rate. For more information and bookings, please contact [email protected]

Whitehall Place, Westminster SW1A 2BD
www.corinthia.com

The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences 

For a last minute staycation with all of the pizazz, book into Mayfair’s traditional red-brick townhouse, The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences. They’ve got plenty of tempting offers helping you save those extra pennies, without forgoing any of the glitz and glamour.

If you’re a little skeptical about heading onto public transport, cut the middleman and book in for The Athenaeum’s Door to Door in a Black Cab offer. You’ll receive a stay in either a suite or residence, complimentary tea, coffee and water, high-speed wifi, pickup from your front door to The Athenaeum in a black cab and transport home at the end of your stay too. Or, book for three nights or more and receive an exclusive 20% discount, bonus. 

Door to Door in a Black Cab, available until 20th December 2020

116 Piccadilly, Mayfair W1J 7BJ
www.athenaeumhotel.com

Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard London

Go above the clouds and embark on the ultimate staycation with stunning skyline views of the city, award-winning dining and private shopping experiences at Harvey Nichols. 

You can find your Shangri-La with the hotel’s awesome Autumn offer, which includes everything from buffet breakfast to an exclusive bath amenity, courtesy of Neal’s Yard Remedies, a private shopping experience at Harvey Nichols’ Knightsbridge store with a dedicated Private Shopping Consultant to access to the highest hotel infinity pool and highest hotel bar in Western Europe. Now that’s what we call a staycation.

31 St Thomas Street SE1 9QU
www.shangri-la.com

51 Buckingham Gate, Westminster SW1E 6AF
www.taj51buckinghamgate.co.uk

Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites & Residences 

Sleep like a royal when you enjoy a night at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites & Residences. 

Once the home of Lords and Ladies of the Royal Court, the hotel now welcomes guests to wine and recline in their luxury rooms and suites. Right now they’ve got an extremely tempting offer for families looking for a quick retreat from the hustle and bustle. Quote ‘family reunion’ when booking Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences to enjoy a complimentary one family afternoon tea per stay. Lovely. 

Offer ends 30th April 2021

Four Seasons London at Ten Trinity Square

Leave all of the hard work to the experts when you stay the night at Four Seasons London at Ten Trinity Square. Right now, they’re offering Londoners the opportunity to fall back in love with the city once more, with a trip to their hotel. The offer includes daily breakfast for two, a seasonal welcome drink, late check-out until 4pm and a personalised itinerary for your trip across the city. 

London may have lost its spark over the last few months, but the personalised itinerary will help you fall back in love with all that makes the city such a fun, diverse and cultural space.

10 Trinity Square, Tower EC3N 4AJ
www.fourseasons.com

11 Cadogan Gardens

Plans have to be a little last minute right now, what with rules and restrictions changing almost on the daily, but at 11 Cadogan Gardens you won’t be scrutinised for this. When you book directly, you’ll receive 15% off your stay, plus a special food and drinks credit to enjoy while you’re there, and you’ll be able to cancel or change your booking free of charge up until 2pm on the day of arrival.

Embark on a truly quintessentially British journey when you stay here.

11 Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea SW3 2RJ
www.11cadogangardens.com

Sea Containers London

Just as you’d be cosying up with extra layers this Winter, Sea Containers London is letting you bundle up your favourite treats with their new staycation offer. 

Running until 11th April 2021, you’ll be able to nab 15% off flexible rate, Grab and Go breakfast, and choose what you want to ‘bundle up’ with, from the Lyaness Spirited Tea for Two to grabbing a bite to eat in their cosy restaurant. Perfect.

20 Upper Ground, South BankSE1 9PD
www.seacontainerslondon.com

The Prince Akatoki 

Taking centre stage in Marylebone comes The Prince Akatoki, the first five-star Akatoki hotel worldwide. 

Known best for bringing a slice of Japan to London, the townhouse hotel takes you away from the busy streets of Marble Arch and transports you to a serene space, filled with soft, neutral tones.

Right now, they’ve got loads of special offers to get involved in, including the Staycation Offer, where you’ll be able to enjoy up to 35% off the best available rate. Plus, they’ve got a Christmas treat offer too, meaning when you book you’ll be treated to a three-course Christmas menu at TOKii, with a glass of Prosecco, and signature mulled wine or hot chocolate on arrival.

50 Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, Marylebone W1H 7FD
www.theprinceakatokilondon.com

Flemings Mayfair

Enjoy a night of Mayfair magic when you settle for a night at Flemings Mayfair, one of the last few remaining family-owned hotels in the city and also one of the oldest, having opened in 1851.

Right now, the hotel is offering The Handbook readers an exclusive offer that you’re going to want to snap up pronto as it’s only available until Saturday 14th November.

They’re offering The Handbook readers an overnight stay in a Deluxe Double room, a six-course tasting menu by Great British Menu Finalist Kerth Gumbs and a continental breakfast served at Ormer Mayfair. All you need to do is follow the link here and you’ll also receive a complimentary glass of Champagne on arrival. 

Rates start from £349+vat. Package only available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 

Available until Saturday 14th November

7-12 Half Moon Street, Mayfair W1J 7BH
www.flemings-mayfair.co.uk

54 Buckingham Gate, Westminster SW1E 6AF
www.stjamescourthotel.co.uk

St James’ Court

Neighbours to Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites & Residences, St James’ Court are also offering three tempting offers to welcome guests back through its doors. 

First up, they want to say a big thank you to the heroes who came into their own during lockdown, by offering all frontline workers special room rates from £130, from now until 20th December. They’re also hosting a Solidarity in Unity offer, meaning you can sweep up 30% off on all of the best available room rates, available until 30th December. 

Or, go all out and quote ‘Suite Treat’ when booking St James Court, a Taj Hotel and benefit from your third night free (ends 30th April 2021).

The Westbury Mayfair

Staycate in style with a trip to The Westbury Mayfair. You’ll be able to save your pennies here, as they’ve got four great offers for all to enjoy. 

The ‘Your Welcome Awaits’ offer, offers guests complimentary room upgrade, £50 daily credit and more to be enjoyed, while the ‘Family Escape’ is perfect for spoiling the kiddies, with 15% off London’s attractions, plus kids stay free!

Treat your loved one to a Mayfair dinner and staycation, with their Mayfair Stay & Dine for Two, which offers you local welcome amenity, authentic Italian three-course lunch or dinner at the local Novikov Italian or Bocconcino in Mayfair, breakfast and more. Or, if you’re coming from further afield, try the ‘Safe Haven Cityscape with Private Chauffeur Airport Transfer’, with  two-way airport transfer with a high standard of cleaning, welcome amenity and late checkout.

37 Conduit Street, Mayfair W1S 2YF
www.thewestburymayfair.com

Great Fosters 

Escape the city and venture out to Great Fosters and explore the estate and the wonders of Windsor with 25% off stays in their Luxury Super King Rooms. 

Great Fosters is set within 50 acres of splendid gardens & parkland and with the Queen’s favourite residence Windsor Castle nearby, there is plenty to experience.  And after a day out exploring return to a tasting menu in the Michelin starred Tudor Room or an informal supper in The Estate Grill or just hunker down in your room and indulge in a delicious room service supper.

Available until 30th November 

Stroude Road, Egham TW20 9UR
www.alexanderhotels.co.uk

South Place Hotel

Our favourite boutique hotel, South Place is offering a deal that you’ll want to snap up quickly. Right now, guests can book in for just £120 per night, meaning you can enjoy all of the luxuries from long, warming soaks in the bath to access to their glorious Secret Garden.

For the foodies out there, enjoy a stay and a bite to eat at Michelin starred restaurant Angler or at the Chop House. Dine at either restaurant (minimum of two courses from the a la carte menu) in October or November and they’ll treat you to a bedroom for just £100. Not bad at all.

3 South Place, Finsbury EC2M 2AF
www.southplacehotel.com


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