Located in the heart of London close to where the old Thames flows. This hotel is in a Victorian building dating from 1885 and is walking distance from the best bits of London including Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and the City. A recent renovation has brought everything up to date. It remains stylish with velvet chairs, a 1,001-bulb chandelier and gorgeous flower arrangements. Your room has a view of the London’s grand exclamation points. Restaurant, The Northall, serves fresh food by a Michelin-starred chef; dining there is an elegant experience, in a room with high ceilings and carpets to absorb the noise. For something different, try the Italian Massimo Restaurant and Oyster Bar. The bar is in an Art Deco-style space to recall the decadent 1920s. The spa is a flagship by boutique spa company, ESPA Life – it expands across four floors, has a 29-foot stainless steel pool and its own Daniel Galvin hair salon.