Positioned in the beating heart of London’s West End, The Corinthia is a superlative luxury base for exploring the city. The striking venue began life in the late 1800s as the Hôtel Métropole, and soon began welcoming illustrious guests including members of the Royal family. Its strategic position close to Westminster subsequently lead to the hotel being requisitioned by the British government to accommodate staff during both World Wars. The Ministry of Defence retained the address as its headquarters at the end of the Second World War and it remained in government hands until the early 21st century.
Today, the hardships of wartime London could not be further from the mind during a stay at the hotel. The Corinthia group breathed fresh life into the building when they reopened the hotel in 2011, having spent four years lavishing it with care and attention. During this extensive renovation process they also added top-notch amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a magnificent spa, spread across four separate floors. Dining is another highlight at The Corinithia. Star of the show, somewhat inevitably, is Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, where Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge oversees a menu that celebrates classic and contemporary British cuisine. The Northall is an attractive alternative venue for leisurely breakfasts, European haute cuisine and memorable Sunday lunches, while afternoon tea in the Crystal Moon Lounge is an institution not to be missed. The Northall Bar lends itself to pre-dinner drinks, with live music performances on weekend evenings, while the newly opened Velvet bar is a sophisticated and seductive venue for champagne and cocktails into the early hours.
Some 280 rooms and suites all offer luxury in the detail with amenities including marble floor bathrooms with underfloor heating and ultra-high-definition televisions with Google chromecast. Some suites feature Juliette balconies, while the highest category also suites offer private butler service. Those seeking the ultimate experience are advised to consider one of The Corinthia’s fabulous themed penthouses; these include the Whitehall Penthouse – observation point for Sir Winston Churchill observing the London crowds celebrating Armistice Day in 1918.
Couples and families
Those seeking to be in the heart of the action
Lovers of theatre and the arts
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Enjoy indulgent afternoon tea in the Crystal Moon Lounge
Leave behind the frenetic pace of city life with a soothing treatment in the spa
Watch the boats of the River Thames float past from a River Suite
Sip a glass of chilled Champagne in the opulently designed Velvet bar
Choose between Andrée Garrett menus at the Northall Restaurant or award-winning British classics at Kerridge’s Bar and Grill
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Take a walking tour of the nearby area to understand its significance in British military history
Hop on a Thames Clipper boat to travel to East London
Enjoy premium seats a theatre production in London’s West End
Walk through nearby St. James’ Park to Buckingham Palace for fabulous photos in front of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.
Borrow one of the hotel’s complimentary Brompton bicycles for a ride through the Whitehall and Victoria Embankment Gardens
Take the short stroll to Horseguard’s Parade to see the mounted cavalry on guard and catch the Changing of the Guard
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