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Travel Guide: London

A view of London and the River Thames
A view of London and the River Thames

Welcome to "The Best of London," a GAYOT travel guide featuring top restaurants, luxe hotels and spas, hot attractions and other important information for sophisticated travelers and diners. Whether you are a local resident or tourist, our destination guide will steer you to the hippest highlights in London and surrounding areas.


TRADITIONAL BRITISH LUXURY
Draycott Hotel
Occupying a restored, red brick Edwardian building in London, the elegant Draycott Hotel is situated just around the corner from Chelsea's Sloane Square.
A guest room at the Draycott Hotel in London

Bar Boulud, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Wine Bars in London
BEST PLACES TO "WINE" DOWN
Top 10 Wine Bars in London

At these top ten wine bars in London, you'll find a good selection of fine wines as well as knowledgeable staff and, where available, some well-paired food.

TOP 10 SPA HOTELS WORLDWIDE
The Spa at the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel
The subterranean spa of this historic hotel offers a welcome respite to weary train travelers. Perks include a Victorian tiled relaxation pool and a personal fragrance consultant.

The Spa at the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel

A room at Belgraves in London, one of our Top 10 Hot European Hotels
TOP 10 HOT EUROPEAN HOTELS
Belgraves

To belong to the Thompson Hotels group is to be ensured a ranking on hot lists around the world. But we love this property despite that! Check out GAYOT's list for more hip spots.

FRESH EATS
Top 10 Sushi Restaurants

London may be better known for its fish and chips, but the city also boasts its fair share of sushi restaurants. We've handpicked the ten best for your dining pleasure.
Eat up at one of our Top 10 Sushi Restaurants in London

A guest room at Dean Street Townhouse, one of our Top 10 Boutique Hotels in London
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Best Hotels in London

Looking for the best places to stay in London? Check out our exclusive top 10 lists for the best hotels in London in a variety of categories.

WORK & PLAY
London Business Travel Guide

One of the world's key financial centers and home to many top global companies, London is a bustling business city. Learn how to navigate this town with our business guide.
The London Eye and Big Ben

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