World Traveller May 2019

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Belmond Cadogan Hotel

THE LONDON SCENE

OR REVISIT A

CLASSIC…

Having completed the

most extensive restoration

in its 117-year history, the

Mandarin Oriental Hyde

Park, London reopened in

its entirety last month. The

fresh look includes two

newly created penthouse

suites.

Four Seasons Residences at Ten Trinity Square

WHITE CITY HOUSE

7 Where: White City

White City House, the BBC’s

former Television Centre, is one

of London’s greatest cultural

icons – so all eyes were on its

transformation into a members’

club and hotel last year. It didn’t

disappoint. With just 45 rooms,

a fabulous rooftop pool, and

exquisite dining in the Canteen

(one of many nods to the building’s

history), it’s an interesting and

intimate retreat.

KIMPTON FITZROY LONDON

8 HOTEL

Where: Bloomsbury

Behind the soaring archways of

its ornate 19th-century facade lies

the most extravagant newcomer

in London. After an £85 million

revamp, the Kimpton is pristine

and palatial: all multi-coloured

marble and rich dark woods, with

chandeliers the size of small cars.

Opt for a corner suite, and you can

gaze over Bloomsbury from your

gold-trimmed tub.

9 L'OSCAR

Where: Holborn

Inspired by the area’s theatrical

heritage (the West End is just

a stone’s throw away) L’oscar’s

interiors feel deliciously vaudeville:

think glittering chandeliers and

velvety claret tones. Jaques Garcia

– creator of New York’s The NoMad

Hotel – is the design mastermind,

while Michelin-starred chef Tony

Fleming brings the culinary clout.

GREAT SCOTLAND YARD

10 HOTEL

Where: Westminster

Another of London’s great

landmarks to be reborn as a

five-star hotel, Great Scotland

Yard (the former HQ of London’s

Metropolitan Police) promises

decadent suites and destination

dining – though at time of press,

the opening date hasn’t yet been

confirmed. But if you’re in town

after this £110 million hotel has

launched, it would be criminal

(sorry) to not take a look.

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