Claridge’s began its journey to becoming a luxury hotel in 1812. As early as 1860, its reputation as a second home for royalty began when Empress Eugenie of France (wife of Emperor Napoleon III) entertained Queen Victoria here. The well-appointed Empress Eugenie suite at Claridge’s pays homage to this heritage.
Claridge’s is renowned for its art deco style following a tasteful redesign in the 1920s. Original examples of this transformation remain today, a beautiful example being the glass screens in the foyer and reading room. And every year their Christmas tree becomes the subject of countless photos. Airport transfer, concierge and butler services are available to free you to enjoy London.
If work calls, you can take advantage of the beautiful office facilities of The Map Room. When you can escape work, you could entertain family or friends in the Foyer Private Dining Room designed to recall the 1920s Claridge’s Foyer. Or if you want to go out, Claridge’s is perfectly situated in London’s Mayfair, halfway between Hyde Park and Regent Street. This makes Claridge’s an elegant place from which to begin exploring London’s incredible culture. The Royal Opera House, the Theatre Royal, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey are all close at hand.