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The most expensive hotel suites in London

15 Dec 2023 | |By Luxury London

Would you sink 20 grand on a room? This is the going rate for London's priciest hotels

Airbnb is all well and good, and we suppose a Travelodge does the job. But where’s the fun in that? When it comes to holidays, there is nothing like splashing out on a five-star hotel. That being said, there’s splashing out, and then there’s splashing out. London, as one of the world’s hospitality capitals, is littered with hotels of unrivalled grandeur, service and amenities – and its expensive hotel suites can also cost you the equivalent of a small house deposit for a one-night stay.

We’ve compiled a list of the most expensive accommodation that money can buy in price order, including nightly rate and suite size, to gauge an accurate impression of quality. Trust us, it is a list that will render the mention of ‘Premier Inn’ abhorrent forever after.

The Sterling Suite at The Langham: £24,000

Welcome to the Sterling Suite, the jewel in The Langham’s crown. Boasting views towards Marylebone and the city’s Oxford Street, the Sterling Suite is the perfect place to escape the capital’s hustle and bustle. Throughout the six-bedroom apartment, which can sleep up to 12 guests, you’ll find bespoke art and marble furnishings in each room which is themed in gold, blue and white. Measuring in at 450sqm, it’s rumoured to be one of the largest penthouses in London, with guests able to take advantage of the expansive drawing room, innovative private media lounge and dining room. There’s no need to fret if you’re in need of help either, as a 24-hour butler will be at your beck and call come day or night.

Full price applies for occupation of all six bedrooms, visit

The Royal Suite at The Lanesborough: £24,000

The Lanesborough’s seven-bedroom Royal Suite is a fine residence fit for kings and queens. Live like royalty in the 450sqm apartment which offers grand views of Buckingham Palace Gardens. Its seven bedrooms and bathrooms, two living rooms and large dining room (with space to entertain up to 12 guests) exude exquisite taste and close attention to period detail. Overlooking Hyde Park Corner, guests are welcomed to the suite by a dedicated butler, who is at guests’ disposal around the clock and serves a quintessentially-British gin and tonic for guests to enjoy while exploring the opulent penthouse. The Royal Suite can be booked in part or in its entirety, and for guests booking all seven bedrooms, one of the hotel’s chauffeur-driven fleet is available as a complimentary service.

Full price applies for occupation of all seven bedrooms, visit

Royal Suite at Claridge’s: £21,600

The Claridge‘s Royal Suite does luxury in an old-school, in-your-face sort of way, and has the price point to match. Regal and historical motifs abound throughout, from design elements reflecting the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, to an original Gilbert and Sullivan grand piano in the lounge, and hand-painted national flowers by the artisans of de Gournay lining the dining room. Add round-the-clock butler service and it comes as no surprise that Claridge’s top 223sqm accommodation clocks in as one of the most expensive in London.

Full price applies for occupation of both bedrooms per night, visit

Crescent Pavilion Penthouse at The Berkeley: £21,600

For a hotel that has been a London institution for over a century, the Crescent Pavilion Penthouse at The Berkeley is breathtakingly modern thanks to a complete refit by interior designer André Fu. Housed within a glass pavilion whose doors slide back for an immersive indoor-outdoor experience, the 220sqm suite features two living rooms, a bar and a dining area for eight in earthy tones of sage and stone with accents of bronze, silver and gold. The terrace is wrap-around, meaning that guests can choose between Belgravia or Hyde Park views.

Full price applies for occupation of both bedrooms for one night, visit

The Apartment at The Connaught: £20,400

Gwyneth Paltrow loved the Apartment at The Connaught so much that she ordered the same lacquered dressing table for her own home. Designed by the late David Collins, the 285sqm suite is a serene space in blue and white. Entering through a set of magnificent carved doors, you will find a long hallway leading to the living room, with its high-pitched ceilings and marble fireplace. The two bedrooms are suffused with natural light and dotted with original artworks, and the wrap-around balcony yields bird’s-eye views over Mayfair’s Carlos Place.

Full price applies for occupation of both bedrooms for one night, visit

The Royal Suite at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park: price on request

The nightly rate of the Mandarin Oriental’s Royal Suite is only disclosed upon request, however, The Telegraph has reported it at £18,000. Working on this assumption, the suite is among the priciest in the capital. The three-bed space, which also boasts a kitchen and a dining room for 10, is filled with luxurious touches such as Maya Romanoff wallpaper, a bespoke rock crystal chandelier, and a restored original fireplace. The master bedroom features a vanity area framed by Lalique crystal lights and lies adjacent to a bathroom with a steam room. The suite also enjoys private butler service.

Full price applies for occupation of all three bedrooms, visit

Bulgari Suite I at the Bulgari Hotel: £16,000

The Bulgari Suites all offer king-size beds, combined steam and shower rooms, and museum-quality furnishings. The most expensive is the 264sqm Bulgari Suite I, which features an oversized living area with an open fireplace, an adjoining dining room hosting eight, and a custom-made Bulgari Bar. In the Marquina marble bathroom you will find a free-standing bathtub and an onyx marble rain shower. Meanwhile, views across Knightsbridge and Hyde Park from the terrace are unparalleled.

Full price applies for occupation of both bedrooms, visit

Royal Suite by Gucci at The Savoy: £15,875

Did you know that Guccio Gucci started his career as a luggage porter at The Savoy, an experience that inspired him to start his eponymous luxury leather goods company? To celebrate Gucci’s 100 year anniversary, the fashion house partnered with the hotel to kit out its 265sqm Royal Suite – an Edwardian fantasy adorned with marble, wood panelling, crown moulding, and chandeliers. The result is stunning and costly in equal measure. For nearly £16,000-a-night guests are privy to pieces by the Gucci Décor Collection, art and antiquities curated by Christie’s, unparalleled views of the Thames, a stately four-poster bed, a marble-clad bathroom and an opulent dressing room with cedar-lined wardrobes.

Full price applies for occupation of both bedrooms, visit

The Penthouse at 45 Park Lane: £15,000

When measured per square metre, the price of 45 Park Lane’s premier suite actually trumps that of its sister hotel The Dorchester, whose Harlequin Penthouse missed out on this list by one place. The ten-grand-a-night penthouse offers its guests the entire top floor of the hotel, accessed by private lift, where they are greeted by panoramic 360-degree views of Hyde Park and the surrounding areas. A personal terrace wraps around 170sqm of Art Deco design, which incorporates soft fabrics, sensual curves and mirrored surfaces.

Full price applies for occupation of both bedrooms, visit

Manor House Suite at Rosewood London: £10,000

Taking the accolade of London’s most expensive one-bedroom hotel room is Rosewood London on High Holborn. The restored Edwardian, 208sqm mansion is bursting with architectural detail, and the Manor House Suite is a veritable treasure trove of curiosities including trinkets, books and sculptures. The bathroom is a standout, featuring a freestanding marble tub as a focal point of the lacquered space. If you need more bedrooms, the Manor House Suite can be connected with six additional rooms to become the Manor House Wing – a space with its very own postcode!

Full price applies for occupation of all bedrooms per night, visit

The Royal Suite at The Goring: £9,500

The Goring is the only hotel in the world to hold a Royal Warrant granted by the late Queen Elizabeth II. Kate Middleton stayed here on the eve of her wedding to Prince William, and the five-star establishment was a favourite of the Queen Mother. These regal connotations are embodied in the 111sqm Royal Suite, which features a sitting room, dining room, two bedrooms, and a bathroom. The devil is in the details with touches such as Georgian glassware, royal artefacts from handwritten letters to military regalia, and a green silk wall covering identical to that used in the Titanic’s dining room.

Full price applies for occupation of the one-bedroom suite, visit

The Kipling Suite at Brown's Hotel: £7,000

Brown’s Hotel, established in 1837, is considered one of London’s oldest, but is anything but stuffy. Its punchy design is the work of Olga Polizzi, who also brought in a covetable collection of contemporary art to complement the original architecture. The 90sqm Kipling Suite, named after Rudyard Kipling, includes various nods to The Jungle Book author from a monkey statue to floral hand-painted Lewis & Wood wallpaper. The grand entrance hall gives way to the sitting room, off which you will find the beautifully-appointed bedroom, and the Italian Arabescato marble bathroom is also rather special.

Full price applies for occupation of the one-bedroom suite, which can be connected to create two bedrooms for an additional supplement, visit

The Royal Garden Suite at Four Seasons at Ten Trinity Square: £3,600

Boasting the two Michelin-starred La Dame de Pic, a luxurious spa and a private members' club, Four Seasons at Ten Trinity Square is the perfect choice for those willing to splash some cash. The jewel in its crown? The third floor Royal Garden Suite, which opens up to a private outdoor terrace complete with a manicured garden. One of Ten Trinity’s speciality suites, the two-bedroom apartment can be connected to a Premier Room for those who are planning to host more than three guests. Offering open-plan living and dining areas, fully-equipped kitchens with Gaggenau appliances, a refrigerated private bar, 24-hour in-room dining and valet parking, this is the perfect home from home.

Full price applies for occupation of the two-bedroom suite, which can be connected to another room for an additional supplement, visit

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