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Visiting London On Business? These Are The 8 Hotels You Should Stay At…

As recommended by people who have visited them.

If you’re planning to head to London on business, and have done a bit of research, you’ll soon discover that there is a huge variety of options. Government research puts the number at 1494 hotels in greater London alone. We reached out to people who had traveled to London on business to get their recommendations on where to stay.

Just a little comment from Alan Newton, one of the contributors to this list, that we thought was very worthwhile mentioning now:

Hotel choices & preferences can often reflect our personal tastes and provide an insight into our character, our personality, or – even – how we wish to see and present ourselves. I have a number of hotel preferences in London that suit these different aspects of my personality and, sometimes,
my mood.

In my mind, business and pleasure can and should be conflated, if there is adequate time available.

– Alan Newton

If you’ve been to London and want to suggest a hotel we didn’t cover, feel free to add more items to this list using the form at the bottom outlining your experience.

#1 The Connaught London Hotel

The Connaught is a 5-star luxury hotel located in London’s fashionable Mayfair, which conflates traditional and contemporary styles throughout the hotel. I’ve had the pleasure of staying here on numerous occasions through the years, choosing a classic room on some occasions, and more contemporary on others, to suit my mood. 

The hotel is the perfect retreat for business travellers, who want to unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The ‘Aman Spa’ located deep within the hotel is an idyllic oasis for releasing stresses, and the Michelin-starred restaurant will allow you to fully engage your food porn addiction. 

As a bookworm, my favourite retreat is the Library Suite, a split-level contemporary suite lined with art, photography, iconography, and floor to ceiling wooden book cases filled with a range of different books from classics to engross yourself in, to large coffee table books that you can casually leaf through as you unwind with a chilled glass of your favourite tipple by the fire.

Considering staying here? Click here to see availability and deals.

Contributor: Alan Newton | Twitter

Company: eventopedia.com | Twitter

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#2 The Andaz London Liverpool Street

A hotel steeped in history and located in the heart of the city of London, where there is no shortage of entertainment options during the week. I love this hotel because of its history, interesting quirks, and diversity, providing guests with an eclectic range of food & beverage options from the typical English pub serving craft beers to an authentic Japanese restaurant, Miyako, which was voted one of London’s best Japanese restaurants in 2017. 

The hotel is a Victorian building that is built on the site of the Bethelem Royal Hospital, which was England’s first hospital for the mentally ill, and was often pronounced as ‘bedlam’; a term now meaning uproar and confusion. The hotel bedrooms are very large for London and are very light and airy compared with some other London hotels. A final interesting quirk of the hotel is that it houses one of London’s best kept secrets… an authentic Grade-I listed Masonic Temple, perfect for business events and dinners, if the business traveller should wish to organise a dinner with potential clients. The masonic temple can be seen in this video tour.

Considering staying here? Click here to see availability and deals.

Contributor: Alan Newton | Twitter

Company: eventopedia.com | Twitter

Disclaimer: Andaz London Liverpool Street is a client of Eventopedia and they produced the video site inspection, which includes The Temple.

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#3 Flemings Mayfair

Flemings Mayfair is the ideal hotel in which to stay when traveling on business to London. Having just completed a $20 million renovation, the design is beautiful, the rooms spacious and the amenities top notch. The hotel also added Ormer Mayfair from Michelin-Star Chef Shaun Rankin providing guests a quintessential, yet modern, British dining experience. And best of all, the location – in the heart of Mayfair just steps away from Green Park and Piccadilly.

Considering staying here? Want to stay here? Click here to see availability and deals.

Contributor: Lanny Grossman

Company: em50.com

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#4 Hotel Victory House London Leicester Square MGallery by Sofitel

One of London’s newest and most centrally located hotels, Victory House, is a modern ‘movie themed hotel’ in the heart of London’s West End – Leicester Square. The central location provides business travellers with ease of access to the city, London’s financial centre and the attractions of the west-end.

Despite the prime location, the boutique hotel style provides guests with discretion, privacy, and a personal service ensuring your stay is relaxed and hassle free. The hotel offers guests a unique experience if they opt for the Movie Maker Package. An example of which can be seen by clicking here.

Considering staying here? Click here to see availability and deals.

Contributor: Alan Newton | Twitter

Company: eventopedia.com | Twitter

Disclaimer: Victory House is a client of Eventopedia and they produce the Movie Maker Package Films.

They also produced a memorable, entertaining film telling the story of Angeleno Harper – a silent movie star returning to the hotel after 90 years away. Watch and enjoy the results starring the excellent Paul Giddings and the ensemble cast of staff at Victory House.

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#5 Ham Yard Hotel

I’m a big fan of design hotels and I admire the witty and stylish design flair of the townhouse styled Firmdale Hotels, blending classic tradition and modern decor. Owned by husband and wife team, Tim and Kit Kempt, their hotels are uniquely designed by Kit, an award-winning interior designer. They have eight boutique hotels in London and two in New York, each with ‘in vogue’ destination bars and restaurants, and their own unique twists. 

The Ham Yard Hotel is centrally located, in a discreet corner of Soho, a stone’s throw from Piccadilly Circus. In keeping with the theme of blending business and pleasure, it boasts ‘The Crow Bowling Alley’, a spectacular solid maple 1950’s bowling venue that is a private events space, complete with stylish bar, lounge and dance floor. Those business travellers keen to see and be seen won’t be found wanting in the always buzzy hotel bar and restaurant. 

Considering staying here? Click here to see availability and deals.

Contributor: Alan Newton | Twitter

Company: eventopedia.com | Twitter

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#6 St. James Court, A Taj Hotel

I would recommend St. James Court, A Taj Hotel as a fantastic hotel for both leisure and business. I have stayed here myself and it is both classy and an excellent value given its location and upscale feel and surprisingly spacious rooms. 

St James Court is located less than 5 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace and a quick walk to other must-see activities such as Westminster Abbey and Parliament Square. It houses 5 restaurants including a Michelin Star restaurant featuring Indian cuisine. The bar and lounge downstairs is perfect for hosting a business client over afternoon tea or evening cocktails over live piano. 

Many business meetings were observed throughout my stay both in this area as well as the breakfast and lunch Bistro. 

Considering staying here? Click here to see availability and deals.

Contributor: Jenna Lee

Company: travelsofjenna.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

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#7 45 Park Lane, Dorchester Collection

This contemporary landmark is set right in the center of London, across the street from its larger sister hotel, The Dorchester. Everything about this property is reminiscent of its adventurous past lives (think private clubs and fashionable hangouts for the rich and famous). There are only 45 rooms, ranging from handsome king rooms to cool, London apartment-style suites.

Each has a view of Hyde Park and access to a private host, who doubles as a butler, concierge, or personal assistant. Wendy Burk, founder and CEO of Cadence Travel, the premier travel management resource, recommends a perfect night stroll through the latest in-house art exhibition on your way to dinner reservations at CUT at 45 Park Lane (the hotel’s signature restaurant), and grab a cocktail at Bar 45 before hitting the town. The night is yours.

Considering staying here? Click here to see availability and deals.

Contributor: Wendy Burk, Founder + CEO of Cadence Travel | LinkedIn

Company: cadencetravel.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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#8 Coworth Park, Dorchester Collection

Quiet day trips out of the city are common for Londoners, and this luxurious countryside property has historically been a perfect getaway. You’ll feel like you’ve entered a secret woodland sanctuary where your most demanding daily itinerary includes a tranquil stroll or horse ride before afternoon tea. If going in the winter months, Cadence Travel recommends escaping the elements to enjoy dinner in the Drawing Room, which is appropriately designed for the winter months: crackling fireplaces, hot toddies, and other classic indulgences. The rooms are spacious, light, airy, and fresh to reflect the natural beauty beyond the windowpanes.

Considering staying here? Click here to see availability and deals.

Contributor: Wendy Burk, Founder + CEO of Cadence Travel | LinkedIn

Company: cadencetravel.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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