You might think the most stylish place to be during London Fashion Week is in the FROW, but with so many achingly cool hotels in the city, there’s far more fashionable places to be.
We’ve handpicked 6 of London’s most hip hotels that are worth a visit, fashion week or not:
Ham Yard Hotel, Soho
Situated slap bang in the middle of Soho, the Ham Yard Hotel is laidback London at its finest. A small passageway leads you through to the hotel’s tree-lined courtyard, which has a distinctly village feel about it. Inside, you’ll find interiors designed by Kit Kemp – you’ll be Instagramming them before you’ve even checked in.
Style notes: Along with a gym, theatre and spa, the hotel boasts its own 1950s style bowling alley. It’s about as chic as tenpin bowling gets.
The Zetter Townhouse, Clerkenwell
Small but perfectly formed, this 13-bedroom Georgian townhouse is quirky and quintessentially British; think bold and brazen colours, fun prints and Pinterest-worthy bathrooms.
Style notes: Be sure to taste at least one cocktail in the cocktail lounge, which has an air of being in a grand old auntie’s home in the middle of the countryside.
Rosewood London, Holborn
From the outside, it’s a pretty impressive looking building but once you step into the realms of the Rosewood, it’s even better. The interior is as beautiful as the exterior, and that’s added to even more by the jewel in the Rosewood’s crown – the giltingly gorgeous Mirror Room.
Style notes: Rosewood’s spa, Sense, is home to the iconic FACE PLACE; the LA and New York clinics are frequently visited by Hollywood’s finest who trust the skincare experts with giving them glowing, rejuvenated skin. Book in for one of their signature facials while you’re there.
Blakes Hotel, Kensington
A stay here could see you rub shoulders with A-listers, rock stars and of course designers who flock to the ‘couture’ hotel. Each room is individually designed by Anouska Hempel and ranges from the white and crisp Corfu Suite to the decadent and dark Cardinal Suite.
Style notes: Have your breakfast in Blakes Courtyard, a tranquil oasis full of Bay trees and Buxos.
Mondrian London at Sea Containers, Southbank
This stunning hotel has been credited with helping to add a lungful of fresh air into the tourist trap of the Southbank, thanks to its artfully designed interior by Tom Dixon.
Style notes: The hotel is also home to its own cinema – we’re not saying you should go and watch a film in your bathrobe, but we would…
The Berkeley, Knightsbridge
Luxurious, contemporary yet cosy, The Berkeley is a stone’s throw away from some of the capital’s top shopping spots including Harrods and Knightsbridge. Don’t forget to take a trip up to the 7th floor, where you’ll find a picture perfect rooftop pool
Style notes: This is where fashion meets foods, with the hotel’s chic Pret-a-Portea, an afternoon tea designed for fashionistas which changes with every catwalk season.