Classical yet contemporary, the golden age of hotel glamour is alive at The Arch London. Set in a quiet enclave, but a stone’s throw from London’s most popular sights, it’s the ultimate urban bolthole. The original seven townhouses that make up this boutique retreat date back to the 18th century. But inside, designer touches and prints by rising stars of the art world bring it right up to date.
Start in the Martini Library, where snug armchairs, fireplaces and bookshelves lend the hotel a sense of timeless luxury. You could order Afternoon Tea, or opt for a pre-dinner martini. When it’s time for a second, simply press the ‘top-up button’. Or swap cocktails for fine fizz in the vintage surrounds of Le Salon de Champagne. Upstairs, the rooms and suites promise a blissful place to end the day. Expect hand-printed wallpaper and plush furnishings, alongside rainfall showers and cutting-edge technology. Plus a pillow menu for the perfect night’s sleep.
After breakfast, you couldn’t be better placed to explore the capital’s top attractions. Marble Arch and Hyde Park are a whisper away from The Arch. While the ever-popular Oxford Street and Bond Street shopping districts are practically on the hotel doorstep.