Four London hotels have made the very first World’s 50 Best Hotels List.

The inaugural ranking of the world’s most luxurious sleeps by the World's 50 Best team pulled together five-star hotels from 35 destinations across six continents.

While Italy’s Passalacqua in Lake Como came in at the top spot, London did well with four inclusions, which is no surprise, because London has some of the most lavish and delightful hotels around.

The Resident: Claridge's is an art deco delight that has been charming A-listers and royals for centuriesClaridge's is an art deco delight that has been charming A-listers and royals for centuries (Image: Claridge's)

Claridge’s was London’s top entry at number 16. The Mayfair hotel, which comes with royal heritage, will welcome a new flagship restaurant this month, which looks set to be as sumptuous as the hotel is.

The Connaught was the next London hotel at number 22. Also in Mayfair, the hotel’s bar is also well accoladed, making numerous best of lists each year. Also, try The Connaught Patisserie – the chocolate hound is decadent and legendary.

The Resident: The Connaught ranked 22The Connaught ranked 22 (Image: The Connaught)

Covent Garden’s NoMad London was 46th on the list, while The Savoy was next in line at number 47.

Housed in the impressive former 19th century Bow Street Magistrates’ Court, this design led hotel comes with a modernist touch that is as stylish as it is welcoming.

The Resident: Find NoMad in Covent GardenFind NoMad in Covent Garden (Image: NoMad)

The Savoy, on The Strand is a top spot for afternoon tea and has two Gordon Ramsay restaurants – the Savoy Grill and Restaurant 1890. It’s also a stone’s throw from Theatre Land, so a great pick if you’re planning to catch a show.

Two other UK hotels were also on the list, Gleneagles in Scotland was the 32nd hotel listed by The Newt in Bruton Somerset was number 37.

The Resident: The Savoy is popular with afternoon tea goersThe Savoy is popular with afternoon tea goers (Image: The Savoy)

The World’s 50 Best Hotels list is the 50 Best’s first foray into travel and its first new global list since the launch of The World’s 50 Best Bars in 2009.

In addition to Passalacqua, Rosewood Hog Kong, Four Season Bangkok at Chao Phraya River, The Upper House in Hong Kong and Aman Tokyo were also in the top five best hotels.

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