This stylish, small luxury hotel dates from 1926. Centrally located, the Beaumont is only a seven-minute walk from Bond Street shopping and Hyde Park. The striking white building is known for its Art Deco opulence, featuring Old-World elegance in its rooms and suites, which are decorated with original paintings, books and photographs. Out front is the arresting sculpture by Antony Gormley, entitled Room, which also encompasses a £1725-a-night suite.
The New York–style Colony Grill is swathed in Old World glamour and features a classic menu; the stylish Magritte American Bar serves up classic cocktails in deco ambience, giving the impression its been around since the Jazz Age, though it’s only been open a few years.
Visit: Beaumont, 8 Balderton St, Brown Hart Gardens, W1K 6TF 020-7499 1001; thebeaumont.com