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The Twenty Two Hotel in London

Where to Stay: Best London Hotels 2023

Erica Silverman

13 October 2023

Best Hotels for London Art Week 2023

While exploring the exhibitions of London Art Week and Frieze London, visitors should keep in mind these top hotels throughout the capital, like The Dorchester, The Peninsula, and One Hundred Shoreditch.

The Twenty Two Hotel in London

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The Twenty Two

Featuring 31 picturesque bedrooms and suites, as well as an inspired neighborhood restaurant and innovative members’ club, The Twenty Two is an eclectic lifestyle hotel situated within glamorous Mayfair. The Edwardian manor at 22 Grosvenor Square spans 42,500 square feet, offering hotel guests exclusive access to The Club, a cutting-edge venue boasting private previews from renowned galleries, coveted wellness workshops, as well as indoor and outdoor spaces for work, dining, and dancing. Executive Chef Alan Christie fuses British and Mediterranean flavors for a ravishing, modern menu at The Restaurant, while interior designer Natalia Miyar’s contemporary take on classic 18th century French design codes provides a lush and dramatic atmosphere. 

Whitewaller recommends: Taking in New York-based Cuban artist José Parlá’s majestic sculpture—titled Lincoln Road and Hurricane Andrew—exhibited at the hotel during Frieze. 

The Mandarin Oriental Mayfair

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Mandarin Oriental Mayfair

The new Mandarin Oriental Mayfair is a luxurious and contemporary haven in the center of London. Located ideally on the historic and lively Hanover Square, the much-anticipated hotel grants visitors with a symphony of unforgettable experiences. Peaceful rooms and suites are embellished with hand painted de Gournay wallpaper and bespoke furnishings, culminating in serene moments of rest and rejuvenation. Michelin-starred Chef Akira Back prepares creative and decadent dishes offered at the sumptuous bar, restaurants, and rooftop getaway. Located within the state-of-the-art spa, an ethereal, heated indoor swimming pool, vitality pools, and steam room make way for a bevy of utopian wellness treatments. 

Whitewaller recommends: Visiting ABar Lounge on the weekend for Korean-inspired bite-size dishes, singular cocktails, and the hypnotic beats of world-class DJs. 

The Dorchester lobby in London

Photo by Mark Read, courtesy of The Dorchester.

The Dorchester

On the heels of a transformational renovation by premier interior design firm Pierre-Yves Rochon, The Dorchester hotel of Mayfair offers a parade of posh guest rooms and suites, superior dining options, and a private spa. 250 suites, many of which overlook the ceremonious Hyde Park, blend 1930s charisma with modern comfort for the ultimate city stay. Michelin-starred Chef Alain Ducasse serves delectable, contemporary French haute cuisine at the hotel’s namesake restaurant, while authentic Cantonese dishes delight at China Tang. An award-winning classic afternoon tea unfolds in the enchanting Promenade, making way for a glittering cocktail hour at Artists’ Bar. Pampering takes on new meaning at the elegant spa, a shining, rose-colored space of warmth and renewal. 

Whitewaller recommends: Booking the spa’s unparalleled ishga Personalized Wellbeing Massage. 

The Peninsula London

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The Peninsula London

On the golden wings of fall, The Peninsula London was unveiled in the heart of grand Belgravia. The epitome of outstanding British artistry, the stately hotel designed by Hopkins Architects welcomes guests through a unique, private forecourt. A vibrant off-street courtyard, created by landscape designer Enzo Enea, intoxicates with winding jasmine and wisteria vines. 190 expansive guest rooms are sure to please with mahogany-paneled dressings rooms, bathrooms adorned in honey onyx stoneware, and sweeping windows overlooking the historic streets. Six refined bars, lounges, and restaurants offer refreshment and relaxation from morning until night; Little Blue immerses guests in romantic decor by Henry Leung of CAP Atelier, serving inventive Chinese cuisine and cocktails, while the rooftop sanctuary, Brooklands, debuts the culinary masterpieces of Michelin-starred Chef Director Claude Bosi. The Peninsula’s luxury automotive fleet offers guests the rare opportunity to whisk through the city in treasures including hybrid Bentley Bentaygas, Rolls-Royce Phantom IIs, an electric 1960 vintage Austin taxi, and a miraculously restored 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom Sedanca de Ville.

Whitewaller recommends: Relishing in panoramic views of the London skyline with a nightcap at Brooklands Bar on the hotel’s eighth floor. 

One Hundred Room at One Hundred Shoreditch

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One Hundred Shoreditch

Located within the vibrant and artistic center of Shoreditch, One Hundred Shoreditch embraces guests with a liberated spirit and supreme hospitality. Guest rooms and suites stand out from the crowd with soft, harmonious color palettes, garnished with cozy, modern working, dining, and relaxation spaces. Contemporary design aesthetics, and bespoke artworks by artist Jacu Strauss, create an atmosphere of meditative city living. A bevy of electric bars and restaurants draw a roster of both local and international guests. The basement’s enveloping Seed Library infuses heritage ingredients into luscious cocktails, while the stunning lobby bar sparks joy and connection with live DJ sets on Thursday and Friday evenings. Five meeting and event spaces, including the spectacular One Hundred Room with birds-eye views of London, are made to fit your every need. 

Whitewaller recommends: Visiting the Seed Library’s collaborative experience with iconic East London restaurant My Neighbours the Dumplings, offering a splendid limited-edition menu through December.



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