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Travel Guide: London

A view of London and the River Thames

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



Ellenborough Park in the Cotswolds

THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE
Ellenborough Park, Cotswolds

Dating back to the 1500s, Ellenborough Park was once owned by King Henry VII. Since then, the structure has served many purposes and is now a luxury hotel. Stay in one of 62 elegant guest rooms to enjoy exclusive amenities and explore the historic estate.

Get more details in GAYOT's review of Ellenborough Park



The dining room of Fera at Claridge's, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Modern British Restaurants

CULINARY EXPERIMENTATION
Top 10 Modern British Restaurants in London

Modern British cuisine takes traditional cooking as its base but adds international ingredients, flavors and cooking methods. Take a look at GAYOT's selection of London restaurants that capture the essence of England's culinary renaissance.

Taste the new flavor of British fare



The pool at St. Pancras Spa in London, England

ON THE ROAD TO BLISS
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 your choice of one of four euphoric spa "journeys."

Make a stop to revitalize



A guest room at Belgraves Hotel in London, England

LONDON CHIC
Belgraves

To belong to the Thompson Hotels group is to be ensured a spot on "best of" lists around the world, but we love this property for more reasons than that. With a swanky atmosphere and high-profile setting, Belgraves Hotel is an absolute hot spot.

Step inside the doors of London's exclusive hotel



A guest room at Draycott Hotel, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Value Hotels in London

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Best Hotels in London

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

Shop GAYOT's picks for the best places to stay in London


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