Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth and Anna Wintour are all fans. Claridge’s in London has such a storied connection with celebrity and royalty that some call it an “annex to Buckingham Palace.”
The hotel recently underwent a renovation with restyled rooms from fashion powerhouse Diane von Furstenburg, but the hotel continues to evoke a graceful opulence, with black and white marble floors, grand staircases and old-world accoutrements.
From Art Deco-inspired quarters, to more traditional English country house apartments, to the suites designed by Diane von Furstenburg, the hotel offers a range of rooms to suit anyone stylish enough to book a room here.
Tea service in the mirrored Reading Room is a tradition (look around and you’re bound to see mothers celebrating birthdays with their daughters), with silver teapots, gold-rimmed china and some of the tastiest scones in the city.
The winter holidays also bring crowds to Claridge’s to see their tree, which is traditionally decorated by one of the fashion industry elite (in 2013, the tree was designed by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana).
Rooms start at £360.00 per night and can be booked online.
photo credit: Claridge’s