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A First Look At The Peninsula London


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By Olivia Bennett on 12th September 2023

From Hong Kong to New York, Paris to Bangkok, the world’s most glamorous cities boast outposts from the esteemed The Peninsula hotel brand. Now, there is a shiny, new opening to add to the portfolio, right in the heart of London.

Today The Peninsula London swings open its doors and warmly welcomes its first guests. As The Peninsula’s first hotel in the UK; the arrival in the capital has been the talk of travel editors and luxury hotel enthusiasts alike since the news of its opening was announced in 2013. Occupying a prime spot in Belgravia — between Hyde Park Corner and Wellington Arch – this stellar property is sure to draw in a well-heeled crowd.

The Lowdown

The Peninsula hotel group is synonymous with refined luxury and sophistication, and this new London outpost is no exception. Meticulously designed by leading contemporary architectural firm Hopkins Architect, the sleek and capacious hotel seamlessly echoes the heritage buildings within its vicinity. Cleverly designed to give an uncanny sense of peace within the city, the hotel is situated in an off-street enclave. Guests can arrive in discreet style to the hotel’s cobbled courtyard, blooming with climbing jasmines, wisteria and majestic Japanese maple trees.

The Peninsula London Courtyard
The Peninsula London Courtyard

The interplay between nature and historic British architecture permeates the hotel interiors, executed under the exacting eye of Peter Marino. Boasting 190 guest rooms, these soothing spaces exude understated luxury — think elegant neutral hues, floor-to-ceiling windows, mahogany-panelled dressing rooms and honey onyx-clad bathrooms. Celebrating the ‘Best of British’, The Peninsula London sets itself apart from its international counterparts, collaborating with hand-picked British artisans on design elements – from fashion designer Jenny Packham to perfumer Timothy Han. 


Wine And Dine

As much a culinary adventure as an aesthete's playground, the hotel’s six restaurants, bars and lounges will delight international travellers and London residents alike. Guests can hop from a quintessential afternoon tea in The Lobby, to Chinese cuisine (but not as you know it) at Canton Blue, and expertly mixed cocktails at Brooklands Bar, taking in panoramic views over the city.

Canton Blue
Canton Blue

The Best Is Yet To Come

Seasoned spa-goers will be delighted to learn The Peninsula Spa and Wellness centre will open in November, with an extensive menu of holistic therapies, a high-tech fitness studio, and sprawling 25-metre pool. Guests need not step outside to indulge in some retail therapy either, as the hotel’s ground floor arcade will be kitted out with luxury boutiques from Asprey London to Moussaieff. Perfect for getting ahead on Christmas shopping….

Ready To Check In?

If you're eager to get a closer look before anyone else, the hotel is offering an introductory offer of £1,300 per night, including daily breakfast, use of a house car and flexible check-out before 30 November.

Learn more about the new opening here.

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