Just a hop, skip and a jump from the lush St James’s Park in London is the aptly named and equally lush 5-star Conrad London St James.
The 256-room luxury hotel is a fab option for those looking for a beautiful, quintessentially British stay within close proximity to some of London’s most iconic features, including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and more, all just a short stroll away.
Stroll a little further (easy to do in this fantastic city) and you can also hit Soho, Covent Garden, or make your way across Westminster Bridge to attractions like the London Eye, London Dungeon and Sea Life London Aquarium. The property is also conveniently right across the road from St James’s Park tube station, on the District and Circle lines, for faster access to other parts of London.
While location is one thing about Conrad London St James, it’s the hotel experience itself that makes this a standout stay in London. Certainly, you can expect to find stunning interiors and a quality synonymous with luxury hotels of London. There’s the gorgeous lobby and a generous main lounge where you can enjoy an afternoon sipping on bubbles, hold a classy business meeting, or check your emails over a tasty lunch. You can bask in the elegance of Emmeline’s Lounge over an afternoon tea filled with delights. Watch the world go from the bar of the Blue Boar before progressing to the restaurant for highly impressive contemporary British fare and sommelier-recommended wines.
There’s the very helpful concierge in the lobby (or you can use the app for a whole host of services), a fully-equipped 24-hour fitness centre, and the exclusive Executive Lounge, accessible to those staying in an executive room or suite, and diamond tier Hilton Honors members. In your room, you’ll find marbled bathrooms (each with a full length bath), teasingly well-stocked mini-bars, plush robes, WiFi and Nespresso machines to really get you moving in the morning.
When luxury hotels of the world should each offer a standard that affords them the star rating to match, it’s the people at Conrad London St James that makes a difference. There’s a culture here of warmth and friendliness that makes you feel welcome and cared for. From check-in, to dining, to drinking, to housekeeping, each member of staff that I came across seemed genuinely happy to be there, and to have you there. And that, in my opinion, is the jam in the Jaffa Cake for a lovely luxury hotel stay.
Conrad London St James
22-28 Broadway, London
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