The Look & Experience
This classic London landmark, which is located in Piccadilly, has been welcoming London’s elite since it opened its doors in 1906. Nestled between Mayfair and St. James, this luxurious hotel is just a short stroll to London’s iconic sights and attractions, London’s most hip boutiques where you will be able to splurge on the decadent and world-renowned art galleries. The Ritz Hotel provides an ideal location for visitors hoping to enjoy all that London has to offer.
Bed & Bath
Guestrooms at the Ritz Hotel have delightful period touches and have plenty of nods to its original splendour.
About Your Stay
Get your Ritz Hotel experience off to the best possible start by enjoying a meal at the hotel’s flagship gourmet restaurant, The Ritz Restaurant. Sip expertly crafted cocktails in the sophisticated Rivoli Bar and enjoy the relaxed environment with an Art Deco design. But be warned that in certain parts of the hotel a dress code is in place. Guests will be required to wear formal wear in the Palm Court and during dinner in the Ritz Restaurant.
The Ritz Hotel can be found in an enviable location in the beating heart of London and it is a short hop from London’s must-see sights and it is also a prime perch for shopaholics where you will be able to flex the plastic big time. This opulent five-star hotel which is known throughout the world for its unparalleled location, impeccable service and lavish design is one of the best.
At the Hotel
Vintage-luxe hot spot
Enviable location in the centre of London
Classic London Landmark
A true icon
A short hop from London's famous sights
A prime perch for shopaholics
Dress Code required in specific areas of the hotel
The Ritz Salon
The Ritz Club & Casino
Be In the Know
If it is a drink with a fantastic panoramic view of London you are after you should visit the Skylounge (+44 20 77091044). This hidden gem is the works. Twelve floors up, the magnificent vantage point of the Skylounge’s alfresco terrace is where you will be able to gaze across at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London while sipping expertly crafted cocktails or any other beverage for that matter.
If you are staying in the Soho part of London definitely make it part of your trip to have a drink in the Dog and Duck Bar (+44 20 7494 0697). It has been an institution in the Soho area for years and it is very popular with locals and visitors to London. You will discover that most of the bars interiors are authentically vintage including carved mahogany and the George Orwell room upstairs. The famous writer used to drink here.
Come and visit Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese (+44 20 353 6170). This very popular Fleet Street bar dates back to 1667 during the reign of King Charles II. Normally bustling and beers being ordered by the dozen, rarely do you see someone leaving disappointed. If it is a fun night out in a historic landmark, this has to be the bar for you.
The Glasshouse (+44 20 89403833) is a fabulous place to dine at. It has retained its Michelin star since 2002 and if it is a quality dining experience that you seek in relaxing surroundings, the Glasshouse has to be the restaurant for you. Impeccable service and excellent value for money are two key reasons why this restaurant has remained very popular with tourists and locals alike.
Enjoy a truly wonderful dining experience at Fera at Claridge’s (+44 20 7107 8888) in Mayfair. Chef Simon Rogan’s delicious dishes are modern takes on classic British cuisine. Inspired by the constant changing of the seasons, the a la carte and the tasting menus are out of this world.
Why not end the first day of your London holiday with dinner at one of London’s top-notch restaurants - Benares Restaurant & Bar (+44 20 7629 8886), which is located in the heart of Mayfair. It is Atul Kochhar’s Michelin starred Indian restaurant. Taste wonderful dishes from all over India and be advised that all lamb and chicken prepared is halal.
When in London a trip to Harrod’s is paramount. This luxury retail store is one of the most distinguished names in the world. Opened by Charles Henry Harrod in 1849, it has come a long way from its humble beginnings as grocery and tea shop in London’s thriving East End. With seven floors and 330 different departments showcasing the best of luxury merchandise, customers will be treated to the best. After a day of shopping why not choose from 28 top-notch restaurants in-store.
At the west end of Oxford Street you will discover one of the world’s finest department stores – Selfridges. Six floors with every shop you can ever imagine, it is prime perch for shopaholics where hip boutiques can be found.
While out exploring all that London has to offer make your way to one of the best places to shop in London– Regent Street. Experience all that this famous West End Street has to offer including a trip to Hamleys, Liberty and Antrhopologie. Also make a point of visiting the exquisite art galleries and spas that are found in the area.
If it is a gift of fine foods, wine or hampers you wish to buy, then the unique Fortnum Mason store in London’s Mayfair is for you. Founded in 1707, visitors will be able to choose from some delightful products. Dine in style in one of the stores five stylish restaurants or sip a glass or two of wine in the store’s award-winning wine bar and don’t forget to try amazing ice cream from the ice cream parlour. Afterwards, take in the rest of the store where you will find items for both men and women.
Visit & Experience
Spend an afternoon wandering through the world famous British Museum. Explore the incredible exhibits on show including works of man from Pre-historic time’s right up to today. Discover the Parthenon sculptures and the fabulous Ancient Egypt collection. Entry is free for all.
Located majestically on the banks of the River Thames is Britain’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art – the Tate Modern. After viewing some spectacular pieces of art why not enjoy refreshments in the gallery’s restaurant where panoramic views of London city are guaranteed. This museum is also free.
Already offering unrivalled views of London, the bespoke cinematic addition to the London Eye provides another magical and entertaining way to experience our capital city, further enhancing the value and the experience of a trip to the UK’s top paid for visitor attraction.
All included in the ticket price, you will see the first ever 3D aerial footage of London as well as witness the world famous London New Year’s Eve fireworks in a breath-taking journey across the city. Boasting more 4D sensory effects than any other attraction in the UK, you will feel like you are really there; with wind in your hair, snow falling at your feet, the floor shaking and even a sense of smell, your new perspective on London will be truly memorable.
Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen. It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today.
During the summer, visitors can tour the nineteen State Rooms, which form the heart of the Palace. These magnificent rooms are decorated with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto.
Tower of London
Take a tour with one of the Yeoman Warders around the Tower of London, one of the world's most famous buildings. Discover its 900-year history as a royal palace, prison and place of execution, arsenal, jewel house and zoo! Gaze up at the White Tower, tiptoe through a medieval king's bedchamber and marvel at the Crown Jewels.
AA Hotel Guide - Five Star rating - 2009
AA Restaurant Guide - Two Rosette rating - 2009
Luxury Travel Magazine (Australia) Gold List - Best Overseas Hotel - 2009
Condé Nast Traveler - Gold List - No.2, Best for Service - 2009
Travel + Leisure - 500 World's Best Hotels - 2009
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