London is renowned for its time-honored luxury hotels, and the Edwardian masterpiece that houses Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London is no exception. Situated at the heart of the super-elite Knightsbridge district, bordered by Harrods, Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel is one of London's most celebrated and busy hotels and serves as a timeless base from which to discover the British capital. Enjoying a peaceful, yet central location, many of London’s most famous attractions are within walking distance, while the rest are just a short tube or taxi ride away.
Inside the one-time Victorian Gentleman’s Club the decoration takes on a Far Eastern slant in common areas and a richer traditional Edwardian feel in the bedrooms, with sheets and blankets, marble fireplaces and mahogany wardrobes. Home to 198 of the most luxurious rooms and suites in the city each suite has a distinct, individual character, allowing each stay to be an entirely different experience. Many of the rooms and suites offer views of the royal parkland where guests might even catch a glimpse of the queen during her morning exercise routine.
Mandarin Oriental is also a highly-praised London address to two outstanding restaurants and world acclaimed chefs. Try Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, for innovative molecular gastronomy, while Bar Boulud is the fiefdom of New York based chef Daniel Boulud and provides a classy bistro style alternative. There’s also a cool bar in the hotel which fills up at drinks time.
A lavish new fitness and wellbeing center opened in mid-2013, featuring state-of-the-art Technogym equipment and a 17-meter indoor swimming pool. Novelty fitness options also include yoga lessons in the ballroom where The Queen and Princess Margaret learned to dance in the 1930s, or Tai Chi in the adjacent Hyde Park.