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You can travel the world far and wide but, in our humble opinion, there’s nothing quite like a five-star London hotel. The pomp of the doormen, the ritual of afternoon tea, the quiet sanctuary of a subterranean spa – and we haven’t even got to the plush suites and Michelin-star restaurants yet. And, whether you’re a born and bred Londoner looking to spoil yourself with a decadent weekend in your home city or an out-of-towner wishing to experience the best the capital has to offer, those seeking a luxury London hotel stay are spoiled for choice.

So why not let the hotels do the hard work for you? After all, they are the experts. From curated experiences designed to help you discover London’s chicest neighbourhoods to culinary journeys and family-friendly sleepovers, practically every luxury hotel in the capital offers a range of unique packages and special offers promising an unforgettable stay. Here’s our guide to the best to book now.

Celebration Getaway at Rosewood London, Holborn

Birthday? Anniversary? Tuesday night? Whatever you’re celebrating, Holborn’s Rosewood Hotel has put together a stay to help you mark the occasion in style. As well as an overnight stay in one of the hotel’s high-end rooms or suites, you’ll receive a bottle of champagne on arrival, access to the sauna and steam room at the spa and a relaxed breakfast every morning of your stay. You’ll also receive £75 per day to spend in the hotel’s bars, restaurants and spa so you can treat yourself to the Rosewood Art Afternoon Tea, cocktails in the Scarfe Bar and fine dining in the Holborn Dining Room.

From £608 per night,

Baby Bloom at Pan Pacific London, City of London

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If you’re anticipating the imminent arrival of a new addition to your family then it’s time to treat yourself to one last serene escape before the sleepless nights start. Sure, you could jet across the world for a Caribbean getaway or tropical escape – but why bother with the hassle of airports and long-haul flights when the City of London’s Pan Pacific hotel has put together the ultimate treat for expectant mothers?

Upon check-in, you’ll find a bottle of chilled French Bloom (alcohol-free sparkling rosé) waiting in your room, alongside luxurious Diptyque amenities and an enormous bed to sink into. And to ensure the perfect night’s sleep? Unwind with full access to the Wellbeing Floor, including a gym, infinity pool, sauna, steam room, relaxation pods and mindful studio, as well as a 60-minute pre-natal full-body massage. In the morning, rise late and linger over breakfast in Straits Kitchen before leaving ready to welcome your new bundle of joy.

From £545 per night,

Barbados Surf and Belgravia Turf at The Goring and Coral Reef Club, Belgravia and St. James

Okay, we know we said there’s nothing like a London hotel – but we also can’t blame anyone for wanting a little winter sun. Look, then to Belgravia’s Goring Hotel and the Coral Reef Club in Barbados. The two luxury hotels have teamed up to create an unforgettable twin-destination stay which truly offers the best of both worlds.

Your trip will begin with a night for two at the Royal Warrant-holding Goring Hotel where you’ll be treated to a special O’Hara rum punch to get you in the Caribbean spirit, as well as access to the hotel’s fitness room. Fill up on English breakfast in the morning before a leisurely journey to Heathrow and a short hop across the pond to Barbados. Here you’ll enjoy a minimum of three nights at the gorgeous Coral Reef Club with breakfast, Jubilee cocktails in the lounge and full access to the hotel’s high-end amenities. We’ll see you on the sun beds.

From £790 per night at The Goring and $775 at Coral Reef Club,;

The Curiosity Room by TED at London Marriott Hotel County Hall, Westminster

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Westminster’s Marriott County Hall Hotel has teamed up with famed ideas incubator TED to create a family-friendly holiday that will challenge children while treating them. Available for a minimum stay of two nights for two adults and two children, the Curiosity Room is filled with custom art, puzzles and hidden surprises designed to intrigue and encourage inquisitiveness. You’ll also receive dinner for four at Gillray’s restaurant each night, including a special sharing dessert.

From £800 per night,

A Night at the Opera at NoMad London, Covent Garden

Roll up, roll up culture vultures: Covent Garden’s NoMad hotel has partnered with the Royal Opera House to offer ballet fans an unforgettable theatrical experience. This tailored package includes two nights in a NoMad suite with themed welcome amenities. You’ll also get two tickets to your chosen performance at the Royal Opera House, a Royal Opera House picture book, breakfast for two, and pre- or post-performance cocktails in the Library bar.

From £1,300 for a two-night stay,

Culinary Journey at The Savoy, The Strand

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Far from bland corporate dining rooms, many of London’s five-star hotels are celebrated for their exquisite restaurants – and The Savoy is no exception. Its Culinary Journey package has been put together to help you explore the best of its foodie offering and includes a stay in a Superior Room or above, a lavish breakfast and the ‘Taste of the Savoy Grill’ menu at Gordon Ramsay’s acclaimed restaurant. Really want to treat yourself? Book a one-bedroom suite or higher and you’ll benefit from The Savoy’s butler service, as well as airport or train station transfers, use of the house car, a bottle of champagne, valet pressing and personalised amenities.

From £1,300 per night,

Nyxclusive at Nyx London, Holborn

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One for those who pride themselves on securing a good deal year-round, this great value package promises to take care of all the details so you can concentrate on making the most of the hotel’s central location. You’ll get an overnight stay in your choice of room, a welcome gift, a bottle of prosecco and breakfast, as well as £50 food credit to spend at the Middle Eastern-inspired Midtown restaurant or on the hotel’s unique Afternoon TeaQuila.

From £279 per night,

Hamley’s Teddy Bear Experience at London Marriott Hotel Park Lane, Mayfair

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There are few quintessentially festive activities like choosing your first teddy bear at Hamley’s. Make the experience that bit more special for your little ones with the help of the Marriott Park Lane, which now offers a bespoke in-room Teddy Bear menu from which to select one of 11 themed bears. Simply make your choice and the hotel’s Teddy Bear Butler will escort your bear directly to your suite.

As part of the package, you’ll also enjoy a teddy bear picnic featuring delicate sandwiches, savoury snacks, juice and teddy bear cupcakes, while your day will end with a special teddy bear turndown service. Expect warm milk, cookies and a teddy bear storybook.

From £1,799 per night,

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