The London Hotels Open Now

With many of London’s hotels now reopen and staycations all the rage, a weekend break in the capital – for visitors and Londoners alike – might be just what you need to shake off the lockdown boredom. Plus, many hotels are celebrating their reopening with special deals and #staycay packages… 

Note: This article will be updated as more hotels open

Lead image: A Deluxe Room at The Marylebone 

CENTRAL LONDON

The Ritz
Location: Piccadilly

Covid safeguards: AA Covid Confident & Visit England’s Good to Go
Special deals? Stay for Longer packages offer a free night
The Ritz, one of London’s most famous hotels, remained open throughout the two World Wars, but was forced to close for the first time in its 114-year history due to the coronavirus pandemic. The landmark started reopening its restaurants in July, before the guestrooms and suites reopened on 1 September. Afternoon Tea at The Palm Court has been available since 18 July, while The Michelin-starred Ritz Restaurant & Terrace, as well as The Secret Garden, reopened on 27 July 2020.
150 Piccadilly, St. James’s W1J 9BR; theritzlondon.com

Conrad London St James
Location: St James’s
Covid safeguards: Hilton CleanStay
Special deals: 25% off an overnight stay if you book ‘The Perfect Address’
Situated minutes from St James’s and Victoria underground stations, Conrad London St. James is ideally located to navigate around the city – and it’s on the doorstep of St James’s Park. Plus, the hotel is currently offering a WFH package – that’s work from hotel – where you can boast ‘The Perfect Address’ with a luxurious, clean, quiet, socially distanced office with a high tech spec including high-speed internet access, Chromecast with 42-inch satellite HDTV, air-conditioning, a Nespresso Machine, free bicycle storage and use of the hotel’s private gym. Book from one hour up to one month. Rates for ‘The Perfect Address’ office start from £75 per hour or £150 per day, plus you can get 25% off an overnight stay.
22-28 Broadway, Westminster SW1H 0BH; conradhotels.com

Sofitel London St James
Location: St James’s
Covid safeguards: Accor ALLSAFE
Special deals: 500 ALL points and flexible bookings for ALL members
The Sofitel London St James originally opened in 2002 and underwent a £16.5m refurbishment project in 2019 to reaffirm the hotel as the home of luxury French elegance in London. The Accor hotel is home to Wild Honey St James to and the new St James Bar – now both reopen – as well as The Rose Lounge, although the afternoon tea menu is not currently available. The hotel is currently has a special offer for ALL members, with flexible early check in and late check out depending on your needs, 15% off food and drinks in the hotel, 50% off the Luxury Picnic Hampers to enjoy in nearby St James Park, a half day hire of the hotel bicycles and a reward of 500 ALL points. Available on stays until the end of September 2020.
6 Waterloo Place, St James SW1Y 4AN; sofitelstjames.com

DUKES London
Location: St James’s
Covid safeguards: DUKES has introduced a Stay with Confidence policy
Special deals: Stay three nights for the price of two or four nights for the price of three

DUKES LONDON reopened on 3 September with a complimentary night offer. The Edwardian country house in St James’s is minutes’ from Buckingham Palace, The Royal Academy, Fortnum & Mason and Green Park. DUKES also enjoys preferential access to exhibitions at the Royal Academy – just a five minute walk from the hotel – including The Summer Exhibition and the current hero show, Gauguin & The Impressionists (until 18 October). DUKES is offering a reduced restaurant service, with GBR (Great British Restaurant) remaining closed. However, breakfasts, afternoon tea and light dinners are available both in-room and in the drawing room. Traditional cream tea and savoury afternoon tea will also be available as usual, and picnics at Green Park or St James’s Park can also be arranged throughout autumn. DUKES Bar is open five days a week, Tuesday to Saturday, 3pm-11pm, with a reduced capacity and walk-in basis only. Nightly rates start from £183 including breakfast. The three nights for the price of two and four nights for the price of three offers are subject to availability and DUKES has also introduced a more flexible cancellations policy.
35 St James’s Place, St James’s SW1A 1NY; dukeshotel.com

The Trafalgar St. James
Location: St James’s
Covid safeguards: Hilton CleanStay
Special deals: Sign up for Hilton Honors for special rates
The Trafalgar St. James, a luxury five-star hotel located on the edge of London’s iconic Trafalgar Square, reopened on 7 September. Ideally situated moments from Soho, Westminster, the West End and Mayfair, the hotel is the perfect location for a city break, romantic getaway or as a base from which to explore London. Guests have access to the panoramic drinking and dining experience, The Rooftop, with alfresco and canopy-covered seating, a retractable roof and outdoor heaters. The hotel isn’t offering any special deals, but if you sign up for Hilton Honors you can get special rates including free early check in and/or late check out, where available, a waived early departure fee and free changes or cancellations until the day before arrival for individual bookings made up to 30 September.
2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square SW1A 2TS; trafalgarstjames.com

The Landmark London
Location: Marylebone
Covid safeguards: AA Covid Confident & the London Healthy Workplace Award

Special deals: A number of staycation packages available till 4 Oct from £326
The Landmark London, named the AA Hotel of The Year London 2019-2020, reopened on 15 August. The Winter Garden Restaurant is open Mon-Sun for all-day dining, High Palms High Tea is open Thurs-Sun, and the spa is open Thurs-Sun. Great Central Bar & Restaurant, Garden Terrace, The Mirror Bar and Sunday Champagne Brunch are closed until further notice. The Landmark London is also offering a number of staycation packages, including the Self-Care Retreat with an overnight stay with a bathroom stocked full of grooming products including a Germaine de Cappuccini bubble bath kit, and a minibar stocked with beauty-boosting food and drink (from £326, available til 4 October), and the Landmark Tropicana with an overnight stay, an exotic welcome cocktail, an ice cream sundae, a lavish breakfast featuring an array of tropical fruits and international dishes, served either in your room or the Winter Garden Restaurant (priced from £354, available till 4 Oct). There’s also a Family Escape Break, available indefinitely from £434.
222 Marylebone Road NW1 6JQ; landmarklondon.co.uk

Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill
Location: Marylebone
Covid safeguards: Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment with GBAC STAR
Special deals: The Discover Marylebone staycation package
The Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill reopened on 7 September and has partnered with top Marylebone-based brands for Londoners and travellers alike to discover the chic urban village in style. The Discover Marylebone package makes for the perfect London staycation, with a range of complimentary upgrades and curated experiences, from food and drink to art, fitness and lifestyle, all in Marylebone. You’ll get a free pick up from Paddington or Marylebone stations (or free parking for those driving), a complimentary upgrade to a suite, room service breakfast in bed, a private cooking masterclass with Head Chef Roger Olsson or a champagne picnic in the private gardens of Portman Square with a private waiter, a private visit to Thompson’s Gallery and a complimentary alfresco Mary-Le-Bone Gin & Tonic on the newly redesigned The Churchill Bar & Terrace. You can also enjoy a range of benefits and discounts at local shops and boutiques, such as a fragrant masterclass with the world’s oldest candle maker, Cire Trudon; a complimentary Love Your Highlights Shampoo and Conditioner for anyone booking colouring or cut and blow dry at Daniel Galvin’s flagship Marylebone hair salon, or a complimentary Daniel Galvin Heat & Protect Spray for anyone booking a blow dry; a limited-edition day rate pass for members-only boxing gym BXR; and 20% off any tailored treatment at The House of ELEMIS and 20% off any products. Available until 31 January 2021 priced from £315. Most reservations can be cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours before scheduled arrival up to 31 July 2021.
30 Portman Square, Marylebone W1H 7BH hyatt.com

The Marylebone
Location: Marylebone
Covid safeguards: The Doyle Collection has launched a Rest Assured Programme
Special deals: New staycation packages and Long Stay Suites programme 

The Marylebone reopened on 14 September with new additions, including beautifully refurbished suites and rooms, a Long Stay Suites programme and new Loft Apartment complete with kitchenette and cityscape views. The hotel also has an in-house Third Space Gym and Pool, flexible work spaces, private dining at The Marylebone Rooms and a new food menu at 108 Brasserie & Bar, which has an alfresco dining terrace on Marylebone Lane. The Long Stay Suites programme allows guests to make the hotel their official London home for stays of over 10 nights, complete with all the modern comforts of home with the luxury of a glamorous hotel, preferential rates and added benefits. The new Loft Suite is a one-bedroom apartment with private access, a kitchenette, marble bathroom and great views. There’s also The Marylebone Rooms – design-led work, event and conference spaces for flexible working. For peace of mind, The Doyle Collection offers guests a wellbeing amenity pack on arrival and has launched the Rest Assured Programme, outlining the thorough health and safety protocols implemented in each hotel. Rates at The Marylebone start from £290 per night in September and £330 from October onwards.
108 Marylebone Lane W1U 2QE; doylecollection.com

Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
Location: Park Lane, Mayfair
Covid safeguards: Lead With Care
Special deals: A number of staycation packages are currently available
Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane reopened on 17 August 2020 with newly renovated suites and rooms, designed by Tara Bernerd & Partners. The restaurants are also open, with all-day dining on the alfresco terrace, Italian-inspired cuisine in Amaranto restaurant, a cocktail bar and an afternoon tea lounge. The spa is open too. Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane is offering a number of special deals, including Make Time to Connect, where you can get 20% off, and booking flexibility, if you book at least a week in advance (book by 30 November, minimum two-night stay); Rediscover London, with daily breakfast, welcome drinks, parking and a late check-out till 4pm (available till 31 March); Stay Longer – Fourth Night Free, where you get a complimentary fourth night with every three consecutive paid nights (available till 31 December); and City Escape, where you can get 15% off the room rate when you stay for a minimum of two nights (available till 31 December). Four Seasons’ new Lead With Care initiative combines public health expertise with leading technologies, including a new app to communicate with staff, for enhanced cleanliness, guest comfort and safety.
Hamilton Place, Park Lane W1J 7DR; fourseasons.com

The Prince Akatoki
Location: Marble Arch
Covid safeguards: AA Covid-19 Confident and certified by Bureau Veritas under the StayWell programme
Specials offers: Up to 40% off your next stay when you book online
The Prince Akatoki London The Prince Akatoki, a 5-star luxury hotel celebrating the art of Japanese hospitality, reopened in early August. The hotel, home to Japanese fusion restaurant TOKii and The Malt and Lounge Bar, has a minimalist aesthetic, with natural elements, luxury fabrics and colours that have you feeling calm, tranquil and enriched. The 82 rooms and suites feature plush beds, premium amenities, bathrooms with luxurious rain showers and complimentary hi-speed internet. The Prince Akatoki London is also offering up to 40% off your next stay when you book online. You can also reserve now and pay later, with a 48-hour cancellation policy for bookings until 30 April 2021.
50 Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch W1H 7FD; theprinceakatokilondon.com

Great Scotland Yard Hotel
Location: Westminster
Covid safeguards: Enhanced cleaning and a special housekeeping team

Special deals: 500 Reasons to Stay Here
Great Scotland Yard, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, reopened on 7 September, when it also launched a new seasonal snack menu at The 40 Elephants bar. The Yard by Robin Gill is currently only open for breakfast, while The Parlour, The Sibin Bar and the gym are unavailable until further notice. Plus, two new schemes have been introduced to enhance guest wellbeing: a new collaboration with mediation app Headspace offering mindfulness exercises, guided meditations and sleep content via the World of Hyatt app; plus greater flexibility for dining and drinks experiences to be enjoyed in your room. Hyatt’s 500 Reasons to Stay Here offer means Hyatt members can earn 500 Bonus Points for qualifying nights at Great Scotland Yard Hotel between 1 September and 31 December 2020.
3-5 Great Scotland Yard, Westminster SW1A 2HN; hyatt.com

45 Park Lane
Location: Mayfair
Covid safeguards: Strict health & safety protocols including enhanced housekeeping
Special deals: The Ultimate Staycation offer
Dorchester Collection’s 45 Park Lane in Mayfair reopened in July. Bar 45 & CUT restaurant at 45 Park Lane – Wolfgang Puck’s first venture in Europe – are also open, and the hotel has also launched CUT Out, a new alfresco terrace. The restaurant is also offering Eat Out to Help Out in September, with 50% off food and non-alcoholic drinks (up to £10 per diner) Monday to Wednesday. Plus, you can currently take advantage of the hotel’s Ultimate Staycation offer, which includes breakfast for two, complimentary early check-in and late check-out, complimentary car parking and valet service, and maximum speed internet access for streaming. Room rates from £745. Available till 30 December 2021.
45 Park Lane, Mayfair W1K 1PN; dorchestercollection.com

The Dorchester
Location: Mayfair
Covid safeguards: Strict health & safety protocols including enhanced housekeeping
Special deals: A number of offers including Your Ultimate Staycation & Working Away

The Dorchester reopened its doors on 4 September with a number of new experiences. There’s The Dorchester Terrace & Garden, a new alfresco hotspot (a winter terrace is planned for November), floral masterclasses with in-house florist Philip Hammond (available daily at 6pm priced £125pp), and Eat Out to Help Out at The Grill at The Dorchester, with 50% off food and non-alcoholic drink on Wednesdays throughout September (as well as ‘Thermidor Thursday’ when you can enjoy head chef Tom Booto’s signature Lobster Thermidor Tart for £35). The Dorchester’s famed Afternoon Tea is also back, and the spa is also open with a new in-room treatment menu. Rooms available from £585 per night. The Ultimate Staycation offer, which includes breakfast for two, complimentary early check-in and late check-out, complimentary car parking and valet service, and maximum speed internet access for streaming, starts from £575 and is available till 30 December 2021). The Working Away package includes a private suite from 7am to 7pm, £100 spa and dining credit, and ‘On call’ IT concierge and working area with stationery and unlimited tea and coffee (available on bookings made before 30 November, from £1,275).
53 Park Lane, Mayfair W1K 1QA; dorchestercollection.com

Claridge’s
Location: Mayfair
Covid Safeguards: A Safe Stay at Claridge’s ensures the highest standards of health and safety
Special offers: A range of stay-and-dine packages are available
Claridge’s reopened for stays on 7 September, having spent most of lockdown hosting many of London’s critical care NHS teams. The food and drink offerings reopened in mid-August, so you can once again enjoy Claridge’s Fried Chicken at Davies and Brook, afternoon tea at The Foyer & Reading Room or a Claridge’s Julep at The Fumoir. Packages include: Bed and Breakfast, with a stay in a room or suite, welcome drink on arrival, daily English breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi and local telephone calls throughout the hotel (from £551.25 per night); Timeless Escape with welcome cocktails, a keepsake copy of Cecil Beaton’s Cocktail Book, a personal shopping experience at Selfridges and Matches, and £100 dining credit to spend at the restaurants and bars in The Berkeley, The Connaught or Claridge’s with all guest room and Junior Suite bookings, or £300 dining credit with all other suite bookings (from £656.25 per night); and Suite Heaven, with a two-night stay in your choice of Mayfair Suite, Deluxe Mayfair Suite, Claridge’s Suite or Corner Suite, 10% off the best available rate, a welcome bottle of champagne; English breakfast served in your suite, guaranteed 12pm check-in and 3pm check-out and complimentary Wi-Fi and local phone calls (from £1,512 per night). All offers are valid for stays until 30 April 2022.
Brook Street, Mayfair W1K 4HR; claridges.co.uk

The Savoy
Location: The Strand

Covid safeguards: Accor’s ALLSAFE and free teleconsultations with medical professionals
Special offers: New packages include Savoy Staycation, Stay for Longer and Family Moments
The Savoy reopened on 24 September, although overnight stays won’t be available until 1 October. The Savoy Grill reopened on 21 September for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and The Thames Foyer is now open for afternoon tea from Wednesday through Sunday, while the Beaufort Bar, celebrated for its innovative drinks, is open from Thursday through Saturday evenings. The pool and gym facilities will reopen on 1 October, when overnight stays will also be available. The Savoy’s award-winning American Bar and restaurants Kaspar’s at The Savoy and Simpsons in the Strand are yet to reopen, but will do so as consumer confidence grows. Flexible new packages include: Book with Confidence, which offers a 20% discount and free cancellation up to 72 hours prior to arrival, and the Savoy Staycation, which offers overnight accommodation in a Deluxe King Room or above, breakfast, complimentary early check-in and late check-out, free parking and £100-£250 credit per stay to be spent at the hotel (from £760 per night and available until 12 January 2021). You can also Stay for Longer with four nights for the price of three (bookable until 30 December 2020 for stays until 12 January 2021), or enjoy some Family Moments with 50% off a second room, complimentary breakfast, complimentary meals for children under 5 (50% off the children’s menu for kids aged 12 and under), and a family pass to the London Aquarium (from £882 per night, available for stays until 12 January 2021).
The Strand WC2R 0EZ; thesavoylondon.com 

The Wellesley Knightsbridge
Location: Knightsbridge
Covid safeguards: Stay Well with Marriott’s Commitment to Cleanliness
Special offers: The Wellesley staycation package priced from £435
The Wellesley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, reopened in September. Located on Hyde Park Corner, the boutique hotel neighbours one of London’s largest and most iconic Royal Parks. Complimentary movies on demand are perfect for an indulgent day or night in, and a tablet allows you to browse freely and plan you London stay from the comfort of your room. All guests can also experience a complimentary chauffeur service within a 1.5 mile radius of the hotel and a 24-hour butler service throughout the stay. If you really want to splash out, The Wellesley Penthouse is one of the most opulent suites in London, with four bedrooms, a lounge, private humidor with a decanter bar, and a spiral staircase leading to a private roof terrace with views over Hyde Park and Belgravia. Alternatively, The Wellesley is celebrating its re-opening with a brand-new staycation package priced from £435, with an early check-in and late check-out, room upgrade, bottle of champagne upon arrival, in-room breakfast each morning, and free car parking (valid until 26 August 2021). Do check out The Wellesley’s Cigar Terraces and Lounge, too, an alfresco space covered by a close-fitting canopy and feature two open fireplaces, creating a unique atmosphere.
11 Knightsbridge SW1X 7LY; thewellesley.co.uk

Bvlgari Hotel London
Location: Knightsbridge
Covid safeguards: New cleaning and safety standards created with the Cleanliness Experts Council
Special deals: A number of new Bvlgari Staycations packages are available
Bvlgari Hotel London reopened on 10 September. To celebrate, the Knightsbridge hotel has launched Bvlgari Staycations, a contemporary collection of thoughtfully designed experiences for a relaxing break close to home. Each tailored Bvlgari Staycations programme focuses on a different aspect of life that may have been missed, offering a degree of privacy and social distancing as well as impeccable and informal service. You can also make use of Bvlgari Hotel London’s beautiful facilities, including the spa, 25m pool and Workshop gym, New York Italian restaurant Sette and the Screening Room. Staycation itineraries include: B.PRIVATE with exclusive in-suite experiences such as a personal shopping experience with Harvey Nichols, in-room hair appointments, private use of the hotel Screening Room, private parking, and a ‘bubble’ dinner party featuring the finest Italian cuisine from Sette (from £3,900 per night for two people in a Deluxe Suite); B.FAMILY with entertainment for kids, a private family film night with a movie, popcorn and sliders in Bvlgari Hotel London’s exclusive Screening Room, a complimentary four-week membership to Vesta by Dazzle & Fizz (an online platform featuring activities, arts and crafts, story time, mindfulness and more) priced from £1,170 per night for two adults and two children in a Deluxe Room; B.ACTIVE with personalised programming across fitness, spa and nutrition (priced from £1,700 per night for two people in a Deluxe Room); and B.BEAUTIFUL, celebrating the reopening of the award-winning spa with restorative treatments like a a full body massage, manicure, pedicure and shampoo, cut and blow dry (from £1,430 for one night for single occupancy).
171 Knightsbridge SW7 1DW; bulgarihotels.com

Page8 Hotel
Location: Charing Cross
Covid safeguards: Non specified
Special deals: Staycation packages from £178 per night

Page8 Hotel, situated at the south end of St. Martin’s Place, meters from Trafalgar Square and The National Gallery, has reopened with staycation deals from £178 per night. The hotel’s artisanal coffeehouse is also open, and a rooftop restaurant is due to launch soon. Staycation packages include the Hero Package, where NHS workers can get 20% off all room categories until the end of 2020, a welcome drink on arrival, a free mini bar and early and late check-in/out (prices from £188); the Be a Queen Package, with an overnight stay in a deluxe double room, a bouquet of flowers in the room, two sets of sanitising kits, late check-out and breakfast served in the room (from £198); the Cityscape Package, with two nights for 20% of any room category bookings, a free mini bar and pastry and coffee to-go from Page Common (from £188). Each package is valid until 31 December 2020. There’s also a Smooth Sailing Student Package, where students arriving in London from overseas to study can settle into Page8 to get to know the city with free breakfasts and luggage shipment, plus a discounted long stay (25% off for seven days, 30% off for 14 days and 35% off for 30 days, plus a complimentary Welcome Kit with bedding, bathrobes, towels and kitchenware – booking until 31 October 2020 for stays up until 31 December 2020).
8 St Martin’s Place, Charing Cross WC2N 4JH; pagehotels.com

100 Queen’s Gate Hotel
Location:
South Kensington
Covid safeguards: Hilton CleanStay
Special deals: A Little Explorers package for family breaks
For parents looking for an exciting autumn half-term break, 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, has launched a Little Explorers package for families looking to discover nearby museums and attractions like the Science Museum, V&A, Natural History Museum and the Princess Diana Memorial Playground. Kids will get a Little Explorers adventure back-pack with toys from the Natural History Museum’s official collection, a drinking bottle, a pocket microscope and T-Rex construction kit. You’ll stay in a two-bedroom interconnecting Family Room and the kids will find a teddy bear, bathrobes, slippers and children’s toiletries in their room. Plus, kids under 5 eat free with paying adults and you’ll get a £50 voucher for food and drink at the hotel during your stay, and two vouchers per child that can be redeemed against treats like ice cream, popcorn, hot chocolate and marshmallows. From £365 per night for two adults and up to two children, including breakfast. Book by 31 October for stays before 30 April for a complimentary second night.
100 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington SW7 5AG; 100queensgate.com

THE CITY & EAST LONDON

Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square
Location: Tower Hill
Covid safeguards: Four Seasons Lead With Care
Special deals: A number of staycation packages are currently available

Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square reopened on 1 September. La Dame de Pic, Anne-Sophie Pic’s two Michelin-starred French restaurant, reopened on 10 September, and the Rotunda Lounge and The Rotunda Bar are currently open, but Mei Ume, the hotel’s Chinese restaurant, has not yet reopened. The spa is currently closed (anticipated reopening 1 October). Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square is offering a number of special deals, including Make Time to Connect, where you can get 20% if you book at least a week in advance (book by 30 November, minimum two-night stay); London Getaway, where you can get 20% off the room rate when you stay three or more nights (available until 31 May); and London by the Tower, where you get a welcome drink, personalised itinerary, daily breakfast and a late check-out until 4pm (available until 31 March, maximum stay 10 nights). Four Seasons’ new Lead With Care initiative combines public health expertise with leading technologies, including a new app to communicate with staff, for enhanced cleanliness, guest comfort and safety.
10 Trinity Square, Tower EC3N 4AJ; fourseasons.com

South Place Hotel
Location: Moorgate
Covid safeguards: Upgraded housekeeping & an app for restaurant bookings
Special deals: A number of deals including £100 rooms in September & October

South Place Hotel in Morrogate, part of the D&D London group, reopened on 3 September. The hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Angler (complete with alfresco terrace), reopened on 10 September, and you can also dine at South Place Chop House, which does brunch at the weekend, and drink at Le Chiffre speakeasy-style cocktail bar and 3 Bar. The gym is open but you’ll need to book an allocated time slot. South Place Hotel is currently running a Flash Sale offering £100 a night rooms for stays in September and October (available till 31 October 2020). You can also book a Michelin stay, with an overnight stay on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, a half bottle of champagne in your room, access to the gym and spa, a five-course Michelin-starred tasting menu and £50 shared breakfast allowance in the South Place Chop House (From £395). Stay for a minimum of 14 nights and get 20% plus 25% off the room rate plus all-day dining in Chophouse or room service food. Plus, for family visits, you can book one room and get 50% off the children’s twin room (prices from £340, bookable until 31 November 2020).
3 South Place, Finsbury EC2M 2AF; southplacehotel.com

Mama London
Location: Bethnal Green
Covid safeguards: Mama London has the All Safe label from Bureau Veritas
Special deals: The Mama Loves package offering two nights from £198

The Mama Shelter group reopened the Mama London hotel and restaurant back in August. To celebrate the reopening, Mama London is offering a Mama Loves ‘Sex-cation’ package offering two nights from £198, with in-room bubbles for two on arrival, a Sexy Mama box, complimentary adult movies, and £30 credit to use in Mama London’s Garden Bar, the bar or for in-room dining (should you be too ‘busy’ to leave the room). Breakfast for two and a late 2pm check out are also included. You really should head for the lovely Garden Bar, though, a cute alfresco courtyard spot at the centre of the hotel with an open roof and terrace-style seating. The new food menu includes a selection of kebabs like chicken za’atar with harissa yoghurt, pickled cucumber and pistachio. The Mama Loves package is available till 29 November 2020.
437 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green E2 8PP; mamashelter.com

nhow Shoreditch
Location: Shoreditch
Covid safeguards: Feel Safe at NH initiative in collaboration with SGS
Special deals: New staycation package, Frills Without Bills
nhow London, one of the capital’s hottest new hotels, was also one of the first hotels to reopen in Shoreditch. The hotel, part of the NH Hotel Group, has a bold, fresh design and a ‘London reloaded’ theme (think punk meets high tech). The new Frills Without Bills package starts from £99 for room, including a complimentary ‘space available’ upgrade, breakfast, late check out, free cancellation up to 48 hours before check-in, and 25% off accommodation. The offer is valid for stays until 10 October 2020. The hotel also has a workspace, and while the Bell & Whistle Restaurant is currently closed, the nhow Bar, open daily till 10.30pm, has an all-day dining menu. The NH Hotel Group has made more than 700 adaptations to operating standards under the NEW Feel Safe at NH initiative, in collaboration with SGS, a world leader in certification, inspection and analysis.
2 Macclesfield Road, Shoreditch EC1V 8DG; nhow-hotels.com

Hart Shoreditch Hotel London
Location: Shoreditch
Covid safeguards: Hilton CleanStay
Special deals: Opening rates from £105 per night and 20% off for Hilton Honors members
Hart Shoreditch Hotel London is a brand-new 126-room lifestyle hotel from Curio Collection by Hilton. The hotel, which opened on 21 August, takes its name from one of the building’s previous occupants, The Harts, who were cabinetmakers in the 1800s. Once a centre for craftsmanship, East London’s rich industrial and artisan history is referenced throughout the distinctive space, created by Fabled Studios. The hotel is home to BARBOUN, an Eastern Mediterranean restaurant offering 50% off food and non-alcoholic drinks (up to £10pp) on the a la Carte and weekend brunch menus from Weds-Sun as part of Eat Out to Help Out from 2-30 September. Hart Shoreditch also offers three meeting spaces designed to feel like an 18th Century Huguenot townhouse, a 42.5 sq m gym and fitness centre, and a private dining area for up to 12. Opening rates at Hart Shoreditch will start from £105 per night (including breakfast) for a Queen Guestroom, plus, Hilton’s guest-loyalty program, Hilton Honors, grants members up to 20% off with the current Dream Away offer.
61-67 Great Eastern Street Shoreditch EC2A 3HU; hartshoreditch.com

NORTH LONDON

St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London
Location: King’s Cross
Covid safeguards: Stay Well with Marriott’s Commitment to Cleanliness
Special deals: Ready When You Are gives you 25% and free breakfast
The grand old dame of gothic-style hotels, St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London, has now reopened. Most of the hotels food and beverage outlets are now open, although food delivery is available to the guestrooms from the restaurants if preferred. The Booking Office Bar & Restaurant will return later in the year, and the Chambers Club returns in 2021, but The Hansom NW1 is open for breakfast, all-day dining and drinks (afternoon tea will be available from October), MI+ME is open for lunch and dinner, Roof Garden St Pancras is open from 4pm for take-away services (weather dependent), the Gilbert Scott Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Tues-Sat and Sunday Brunch. The fitness centre, swimming pool and spa are all open with reduced capacity and advanced booking required. Participating Marriott International hotels including the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London are offering a Ready When You Are deal, offering 25% off the guest room Standard Rate and a free breakfast. To take advantage of the offer, you need to be a Marriott Bonvoy member, but non-members can get a 15% discount on the guest room Standard Rate. The offer is available until 31 October 2020.
Euston Road, King’s Cross NW1 2AR; marriott.com

Pullman London St Pancras
Location: St Pancras
Covid safeguards: Accor ALLSAFE
Special Deals: Pullman Art Run

Pullman London St Pancras reopened on 28 August to all of our guests with a newly designed GA KingsX Bar & Kitchen featuring a new a la carte breakfast menu and all-day dining options, a new Outdoor Lounge Terrace and Coffee Shop. Private zoom zones and hybrid meeting spaces are available for those looking to WFH (work from hotel), and guests can also sign up for the new Pullman Art Run in collaboration with London’s most popular all-night art event, Art Night, which offers an invigorating 5km run route designed around a selection of the neighbourhood’s finest works, from street-art and iconic statues to augmented reality and contemporary sculpture. There’s a bespoke music playlist and audio podcast recording from two influential figures to go with it, too.
100-110 Euston Road, St Pancras NW1 2AJ; pullmanlondonstpancras.com

The Gyle
Location: King’s Cross
Covid safeguards: The Keep Fresh, Keep Clean, Keep Safe programme
Special deals: Summer Staycation Package
The Gyle hotel in King’s Cross, which only opened at the start of this year, wasted no time in reopening on 4 July. Tucked away on the historic Argyle Square, The Gyle is housed in three original 19th century townhouses and has a great little spot called the Toast Lounge that offers all-day ‘Booze & Breakfast’, complimentary coffee and tea all day long and a selection of charcuterie and snack platters. At the moment, the hotel is offering a Summer Staycation package where you can get 20% off the best available rate for minimum of two nights’ stay, a welcome drink, breakfast and flexible conditions meaning you can cancel 24 hours prior to the arrival date. Rooms from £159 per night.
16-18 Argyle Square, King’s Cross WC1H 8AS; thegyle.co.uk

 

THE SOUTH BANK & SOUTH EAST LONDON

Bermonds Locke
Location: Bermondsey
Covid safeguards: None specified
Special deals: 20% off stays during London Fashion Week
Bermonds Locke is a new aparthotel from the Locke group, which also has properties in the City (Leman Locke), on the South Bank (Locke at Broken Wharf), and will soon open its fourth London hotel in Dalston (Kingsland Locke, opening December). Bermonds Locke launched on 10 September, Locke to give people another way to stay. The small chain of aparthotels combine the best of a serviced apartment and a boutique hotel, where you have a little more space to eat, sleep, unwind, and even hold a meeting with your boss if your trip is more business than pleasure. The aparthotels also have communal areas – co-working spaces, gyms, bars, coffee shops and restaurants. At Bermonds Locke, you can dine at The Dairy Bermondsey – the new home for chef Robin Gill’s formerly Clapham-located restaurant – or keep it casual in the Shaman cafe. Plus, you can save 20% on stays during London Fashion Week (17-22 September).
157 Tower Bridge Road, Bermondsey SE1 3LW; lockeliving.com

Sea Containers London
Location:
South Bank
Covid safeguards: A new We Care policy
Special deals: Plan B staycation package
South Bank hotel Sea Containers London is back in business and offering you the chance to swap the Côte d’Azur for the Thames Riviera with a complimentary upgrade to the best room available to make the most of your staycation. The Plan B package offers a Grab & Go breakfast, £50 dinner credit (for Sea Containers restaurant or room service) per room per stay, as well as the complimentary upgrade to the best available room at check-in time (subject to availability). The offer is available until 30 December 2020. The hotel’s cocktail bar, Lyaness, and Sea Containers Restaurant with riverside terrace, are now open. The agua spa is also open, with a new agua Essence treatment menu and a reduced capacity (bookings required).
20 Upper Ground, South Bank SE1 9PD; seacontainerslondon.com

London's best alfresco spaces: The Champagne Laurent-Perrier Midsummer Terrace at Sea Containers

The Champagne Laurent-Perrier Terrace at Sea Containers London

WEST LONDON

K West Hotel & Spa
Location: Shepherd’s Bush
Covid safeguards: Strict new health and safety measures are in place
Special deals: A number of packages including 50% off stays for NHS Staff
K West Hotel & Spa in Shepherd’s Bush is on the doorstep of Westfield shopping centre, with the fashionable areas of Notting Hill, Portobello Road and Kensington are a short walk away. The hotel is celebrating its reopening by offering 50% off future stays for all NHS workers to thank them for their amazing work during the pandemic. NHS staff can enjoy a well-deserved break and truly unwind in a spacious room with complimentary Wi-Fi, coffee-making facilities and a Smart TV. NHS staff will simply be required to present their NHS ID upon arrival. Other deals include London Calling, a staycation package, available for up to four nights from Thursday to Sunday with an overnight stay, Full English Breakfast, free parking (subject to availability) and special discounts on room upgrades for Executive Rooms and Suites (prices start from £119 per night). Friends of K West can also get 20% off all stays and complimentary room upgrades until the end of June 2021 (Continental breakfast included). K SPA is also open, though steam rooms, saunas and sanariums remain closed until further notice. Plus, for peace of mind, all guests can cancel their hotel booking up until 2pm on the day of arrival.
K West Hotel & Spa, Richmond Way W14 0AX; k-west.co.uk

The Royal Lancaster
Location: Bayswater
Covid safeguards: Strict new health and safety measures are in place
Special deals: A number of packages including 50% off stays for NHS Staff

The iconic Royal Lancaster London, which completed an £85 million renovation just over a year or so ago, has reopened with a number of ‘welcome back’ offers. Whether you’re a local looking for a change of scenery, staycationer looking for the perfect city break, or visiting from abroad, Royal Lancaster London offers the ideal base. The restaurants, however, are currently closed. Special deals include the Get Ready to Get Out package, where you can stay in a Deluxe room on the higher floors of the hotel with views across the city, breakfast is included, and you can get a 50% discount on an upgrade to an Executive Room or suite (from £199), and The Weekender, where you can spend up from one to three nights and enjoy a complimentary breakfast, free glass of Champagne or cocktail, a late departure of 1pm and 10% off at Bicester Village at participating boutiques (from £279). There’s also the Love London for Longer package, with 25% off when booking seven nights or more (from £250 per night). The Royal Lancaster is also offering 50% off rooms for all NHS staff and free cancellation until 2pm on the day of arrival.
Lancaster Terrace, Bayswater W2 2TY; royallancaster.com



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