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The real reason to pick the Shangri-La over any other luxury hotel in London is, of course, the breathtaking views.Esquire, advertisement - Continue Reading Below, advertisement - Continue Reading Below, the Fenwicks food hall.M, the beautiful one: 11 Cadogan Gardens.The room to book: Room 16, aka the one with the round bed.But Thompson have an ability to pull off 'cool' without trying too hard.The restaurant, freshly renovated as of last summer, aims to conjure up the interior of 'a beautiful old fashioned steamer sailing up the Bosphorus'.The perfect hotel from which to do so also happens to one of London's oldest: the 120 years young Bailey's opposite Gloucester Road Underground Station.Within 10 minutes of arriving we put the enormous and flamboyant feather-topped four-poster bed to good use.The ethos here is similar packed downstairs lobby and bar, nicely decked out spaces with vintage details and furniture and small rooms which start as low as 70 a night, making it a brilliant base for a night bang in the centre of town.
All said, this is no relaxing bolthole, but as a fun urban hotel with attitude it's hard to beat.
Cotswold House Hotel, Chipping Campden The hotel: Gorgeously romantic, this country hotel combines English cottage style with sexy rooms and sophisticated-yet-sultry silk throws on the beds.
Grand and groovy, cosmopolitan and quirky, it is definitely more S M than.M The one with the best prices: Hoxton Hotel, Holborn Don't let the name confuse you this is the recently opened Holborn offering from the people who brought you the buzzy, modern and good-value Hoxton Hotel that opened back in 2006.Advertisement - Continue Reading Below, in a city not exactly short on impressive dining spaces, the restaurant at The Landmark London still manages to be breathtaking.Try the Rose Garden with rose petals or the Bubbly Bath which is topped up with champagne (bath butler service costs from 5).Check out the latest seductively modern escapes that are putting the "hot" into hotels.Not for nothing is the Ritz where the royal family prefer to stay: within seconds you feel like royalty, too.All in all: one of the very best options for a treat in the capital.Advertisement - Continue Reading Below, the one with an unbeatable location: ME London (main picture).He was especially impressed by how the stereo system pumped music straight into the shower - the male measure of a sexy hotel always lies in its technological capabilities.
The X factor: The wild and kitsch Betty's Boudoir, which is dedicated to the 1950s pin-up Betty Page, comes complete with leopard-print, kingsize bed - with matching handcuffs attached.
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below, advertisement - Continue Reading Below, from the entrance onwards, it is clear that a visit to 11 Cadogan is a visit to one of London's most maturity date vs expiration date aesthetically pleasing boutique hotels.