Home to more of the capital’s landmarks than any other borough, Westminster encompasses Trafalgar Square, Horse Guards Parade, the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey. Buckingham Palace is only just beyond the boundary, ensuring this pocket of London has been the backdrop to many state occasions and royal weddings. It’s been featured in countless blockbuster movies and is the driving seat of British politics. As such Westminster sees floods of international tourists, keen to see some of the most iconic spots on the planet; of whom a lucky few stay in some of these top hotels.
Conrad London St James
Less than a mile from the iconic attractions of Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace, the Conrad London St James is set within two 19th-century townhouses which were once Queen Anne’s Chambers and government offices. This property has been the Conrad London St. James since September 2014 and part of the Hilton Worldwide group, it became the brand’s 24th hotel, taking on the US chain’s upscale approach to international hospitality. There are plenty of nods to its past connections, not least in its fascinating and thoughtfully curated art collection as well as plenty of dining experiences from its themed afternoon teas, an art deco-inspired dining concept The Pen, The Hedgerow bar and a traditional London pub. This property oozes luxury and is one of our favourites in London.