Best Business Hotels in London

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One of the world's most multicultural cities, London is a hub of activity. An easily accessible city, many companies are based or have offices in London; this means you may be drawn to London for business at some point. After visiting over 300 hotels across England's capital, we evaluated each to see how they stacked up against the competition -- from the guest rooms, to the restaurants, to the amenities. So if you're planning a work trip and need a place to start, you've come to the right place. Take a look at our picks for the best business hotels in London, and start planning your trip!

  1. Luxurious, stately, and composed, this 380-room hotel projects an air of exclusivity. For a certain quintessentially English air of prestige without the usual pretention, and a premier location for West End shopping, this is a good place to be. The hotel offers a business center, 15 meeting rooms, a custom program to help with the planning of meetings and events, a fitness center and pool, and free champagne cocktails.

  2. The Royal Garden Hotel is a busy and vibrant 396-room option located in the heart of Kensington. Sophisticated, contemporary rooms are spacious with big flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, minibars, electric kettles, and (mostly) king-size beds. Hotel features include a fitness center with kickboxing and Latin dance classes, numerous meeting rooms, a spa with a range of treatments, and two restaurants -- the ground-floor Park Terrace restaurant and the 10th-floor gourmet Chinese restaurant, Min Jiang. Plus, the hotel is just a five minute walk from the nearest tube station.

  3. Before St. James's was a luxurious boutique hotel, it had a distinguished past as an exclusive Gentlemen's Club. Previously owned by Sirs Michael Caine and Sean Connery -- and frequented by Winston Churchill and Gregory Peck -- this striking building on a quiet cul-de-sac in prestigious Mayfair now houses lavish accommodations. A recent multi-million renovation brought in bespoke furnishings, and rooms offer high-tech perks such as free Wi-Fi and iPod docks. An outstanding feature here is the Michelin-star restaurant directed by executive chef William Drabble. Business travelers will also enjoy the four high-style meeting rooms with free Wi-Fi and fruit.

  4. With its corporate identity and placement in London's financial district, the upscale London Crowne Plaza is a good fit for business travelers. Its chic modern rooms, meeting rooms, restaurant helmed by a Michelin-starred chef, and unique perks -- such as a special "sleep packet" curated by a New York doctor to aid in a good-night's sleep -- make for a good value.

  5. The Montcalm at the Brewery is a stunning five-pearl hotel located at the northern edge of London's Square Mile, just across the street from the famous Barbican Centre for performing arts. The hotel is housed in a historically protected building that was once a brewery. The 236 modern rooms have purple and green decor, and the extensive features include a fine dining restaurant, a casual, quirky gastropub, and a wellness area. Its financial district location is a bit far from most tourist sights, making it better suited for business travelers.

  6. The 300-room Landmark is a beautiful and luxurious hotel located in the heart of aristocratic Marylebone. Key defining highlights are its spacious rooms, the fantastic central atrium with palm trees stretching up to a glass roof, and the sexy-and-sophisticated on-site restaurant. But the hotel's penny pinching puts a damper on the luxury feel -- basic amenities such as use of the indoor poolfitness center, and Wi-Fi will result in additional lines to your bill.

  7. This business-oriented luxury hotel is located right on Portman Square in London's posh West End. The 434 rooms are contemporary, but some might find them a tad plain given the hotel's advertised five-star status. The Churchill Bar and Terrace is stylish and trendy, and dining options include Italian cuisine at the Michelin-star Locanda Locatelli and local British fare at The Montague.

  8. This sophisticated four-and-a-half pearl property offers 235 apartments in the heart of London's Square Mile. The luxury accommodation is easy to access as there are many underground and train stations within a five- to 10-minute walk, including Barbican, Old Street, Farringdon, and Moorgate. There are plenty of places to eat and drink nearby, and the apartments have their own kitchenettes too. The rooms are large and stylish, with 40-inch flat-screen TVs and luxurious bathrooms. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property and guests can access the fitness center and restaurants across the street in the property's sister hotel.

  9. Despite being a chain hotel, Melia White House stands out from the norm with an impressive Art Deco building and polished, stylish interiors. Situated next to central London's Regent Park, the hotel is relatively peaceful, yet within walking distance of many of the capital's attractions. Dining options are particularly impressive, with award-winning fine dining and an emphasis on healthy eating. Rooms are smart and perfectly well-equipped, though some are a little cramped. 

  10. The 416-room Lancaster is a behemoth compared to most London hotels. Its soaring height means some upper-level rooms have beautiful views of adjacent Hyde Park, but the property's massive size and staid decor make for a somewhat corporate vibe. Highlights include an acclaimed Thai restaurant and rooftop beehives that produce fresh honey for afternoon tea. However, this upscale property is lacking amenities such as a fitness center, pool, and spa.

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