The City of London is probably better known as the Square Mile, an area filled with luxury hotels.

Primarily, it’s the business district and the location of the Bank of England and the Stock Exchange.

But, with a steady stream of London’s affluent workers frequenting this area, there are also a number of smart restaurants and trendy bars.

It’s also home to some of the city’s best attractions including the 17th century St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Museum of London.

Some of London’s top 5-star hotels are also located here.

So whether you’re staying in the area for business or pleasure, there’s a good choice of luxury accommodation options.

Here, we sum up 10 of the best luxury 5-star hotels in City of London.

1. Pan Pacific London

From the Singaporean hospitality brand, Pan Pacific combines contemporary London design with traditional Singaporean hospitality.

Rooms are spacious and uber-modern with floor-to-ceiling windows commanding views of the city.

They have all the luxury features you would expect, bringing a real “wow” factor when you enter the room.

In the heart of the Square Mile is Pan Pacific’s signature restaurant, Straits Kitchen, which serves authentic Asian dishes.

There’s also a lively onsite cocktail bar called Ginger Lily.

If you have some time for some R&R, the wellbeing floor is worth a visit.

Not your average spa, the whole floor is dedicated to holistic health and tailored to individual needs.

You’ll find a 18.5 metre stunning infinity pool, sauna, treatment rooms, and a high-performance interactive gym.

  • Guest Rating: 9.8
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Bishopsgate suite
  • Address: 80 Houndsditch, City of London, London, EC3A 7AB, United Kingdom

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2. Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square

This famous 5-star residence by renowned brand Four Seasons is located 200 yards from Tower of London.

The Art Deco building is as impressive inside as it is out.

Bedrooms occupy the first three floors, whilst the private residences and the private members club are above.

All rooms have crisp white luxury linens, coffee machines, minibars, Samsung TV’s and an iPad to access hotel services.

If you’re travelling with family or in a group, we recommend the Four-Bedroom Residence that features its own fully-equipped kitchen.

There’s a choice of two restaurants including Michelin-starred French cuisine, and Asian dishes.

The Rotunda Bar has an extensive drinks menu inspired by Ten Trinity’s nautical past.

Guests also have access to a comprehensive spa, fitness center, and swimming pool.

  • Guest Rating: 9.5
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Four-bedroom residence
  • Address: Ten Trinity Square, City of London, London, EC3N 4AJ, United Kingdom

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3. Vintry & Mercer

The Vintry & Mercer is made up of 92 bespoke rooms and suites.

The namesake comes from the historic trading guilds; Vintry being wine merchants and Mercer textiles.

Comfortable and contemporary rooms are chic with pops of color and plenty of mod-cons.

Think custom-designed velvet headboards, Marshall Speakers and coffee machines.

The lower ground floor features a fitness studio kitted out with cardio equipment and an integrated digital screen.

F&B options include Vintry Izakaya, a trendy Asian tapas eatery where dishes are fresh and wine comes straight from large barrels.

There’s also the Mercer Roof Terrace.

You’ll love the skyline views while enjoying the best of British cooking.

For drinks, vintage cocktails are served at DND, the speakeasy bar in the basement of the hotel.

  • Guest Rating: 9.4
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Studio suite
  • Address: 20 Garlick Hill, City of London, London, EC4V 2AU, United Kingdom

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4. Cheval Three Quays at The Tower of London

This all-apartment residence is the perfect option if you are looking for a home-from-home stay.

The apartments are yours to book for any length of time, be it one night, one month or more.

Each apartment is spacious and designed with clever lighting, open-plan kitchens and living rooms.

Some have superb views of Tower Bridge and City Hall.

They also contain flatscreen TVs, kitchen facilities and iPod docks.

If you don’t feel like cooking, you can arrange for a private chef service in your apartment.

Whilst there isn’t much in the way of facilities, there is a 24-hour reception and concierge service.

There is also an onsite gym for guest use.

  • Guest Rating: 9.3
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe four-bedroom apartment
  • Address: 40 Lower Thames Street, City of London, London, EC3R 6AG, United Kingdom

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5. Andaz London Liverpool Street

This place has a colorful history and was once one of London’s original railway hotels.

It straddles two distinct areas in London: the City with its bustling restaurant scene, and the cool, creative haven of Shoreditch.

Each element of the hotel and building is more of a cluster of venues, each with a distinct style.

In total, the hotel has 267 rooms and suites, all modern and spacious.

The lobby has a lively vibe where guests can enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks.

There’s an array of dining options such as a Japanese restaurant, wine lounge and café style bar.

Other facilities include a spa and fitness center and a Gallery that showcases exhibitions and artwork by local artists.

Lastly, keep an eye on The Andaz Studio which regularly hosts yoga and pop-up events.

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: King suite
  • Address: 40 Liverpool Street, City of London, London, EC2M 7QN, United Kingdom 

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6. The Ned

Fairly new to the hotel scene, The Ned only opened in 2017.

Although fresh, it’s located in the former Midlands Bank HQ which was designed in 1924.

It’s comparable to a city resort with everything you need onsite.

Across its 250 bedrooms, which vary in size, there’s a nod to the 1920s.

You can expect vintage-inspired pieces such as drinks cabinets and mahogany beds.

Food and drinks from all around the world is served in the hotel’s six restaurants.

Think American staples, healthy Californian superfood, and Asian dishes.

Classic cocktails are served in the jazz and cabaret bar, The Parlour.

You’ll also have access to Ned’s Club Gym, which has plenty of equipment and a timetable of classes too.

  • Guest Rating: 8.9
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Lutyens suite
  • Address: Poultry 27, City of London, London, EC2R 8AJ, United Kingdom 

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7. Tower Suites by Blue Orchid

Aptly named, impressive views of Tower Bridge and The Tower of London await at Tower Suites.

More like mini homes than hotel rooms, all of the modern suites are large in size for London.

They also come fitted with independent living facilities such as living spaces, ensuite bathrooms and kitchenettes.

If you don’t feel like cooking though, there’s an onsite Italian restaurant and bar.

Round the clock facilities include 24-hour room service, concierge and front desk services.

Wellbeing facilities include a gym, spa, and even a grooming atelier.

Getting out to explore is easy as the property is just a short walk from the City’s Financial District and other attractions.

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Signature suite
  • Address: 100 Minories, London, City of London, London, EC3N 1JY, United Kingdom

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8. Threadneedles, Autograph Collection

Elegant and boutique in style, this building was once a Victorian bank.

Some twenty years ago it became Threadneedles, a luxurious hotel with 74 bedrooms.

Rooms have striking views of the city as well as amenities such as plasma TVs and iPod docking stations.

The Oyster Bar & Grill Room is the onsite restaurant by Marco Pierre White.

Perfect for fish lovers, the menu lends itself to seafood but there are plenty of meat options too.

There’s also the heartbeat of the hotel, the Dome Lounge where casual drinks, business lunches and afternoon tea are served.

Rare for London, there’s an Honesty Bar in the lobby that adds to the hotels charm.

  • Guest Rating: 8.7
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: One-bedroom suites
  • Address: 5 Threadneedle Street , City of London, London, EC2R 8AY, United Kingdom

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9. The Montcalm At Brewery London City

This hotel has been through an award-winning transformation to get to the 5-star hotel status it holds today.

Despite its restoration, it still retains the heritage and character of its former glory, a historic brewery.

Bedrooms are cleverly designed with plush beds and sleek bathrooms stocked with Elemis toiletries.

Signature touches include a bespoke pillow menu and an in-room aroma box.

Onsite, there’s a renowned modern restaurant, Chiswell Street Dining Rooms that showcases the best of British cooking.

And for a fun night of drinks, check out The Jugged Hare.

It’s a beautifully restored public house that was once the barreling room of the old Whitbread brewery.

  • Guest Rating: 8.4
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe suite
  • Address: 52 Chiswell Street, City of London, London, EC1Y 4SB, United Kingdom 

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10. The Westin London City 

Fresh onto the London hotel scene, the recent opening of The Westin London City marks the debut for the brand in the UK.

Offering 222 keys and an array of facilities, this luxury offering is a welcome addition to City of London.

There’s a range of room and suite categories on offer.

All have the signature Westin Heavenly Bed, as well as stylish bathrooms and complimentary WiFi.

Enjoy all-day dining is available at onsite restaurant Mosaic.

In the evening, check out the onsite wine bar Hithe + Seek where there’s excellent panoramic views of London.

Those wanting a space to workout can take advantage of the fitness studio.

Or, for R&R time, the Heavenly Spa by Westin has six therapy rooms with innovative treatments and a tranquil pool area.

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  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: St Paul’s Duplex Suite
  • Address: 60 Upper Thames Street, City of London, London, EC4V 3AD, United Kingdom

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FAQs

What’s the best 5-star hotel in City of London with afternoon tea?


At Threadneedles, Autograph Collection, afternoon tea is served in the iconic Dome Lounge.

It’s definitely the best afternoon tea in the area.

Under the impressive stained-glass dome which dates back to 1856, you can indulge in traditional finger sandwiches and sweet treats.

The menu is created by Marco Pierre White.

For more options, we covered other places in London with afternoon tea.

What’s the best 5-star hotel in City of London with parking?


Onsite parking is hard to come by in London.

Unfortunately, none of the hotels on this list have specific hotel parking, but many of them do have parking nearby.

The Westin London City is located a five-minute walk from the nearest NCP car park.

While there is street parking available at the Four Seasons Hotel London.

What’s the best 5-star hotel in City of London with luxury bathtubs in their rooms?


Executive Rooms and Suites at the Four Seasons Hotel London have the best full marble bathrooms.

Here, you can soak after a busy day before stepping out onto the heated marble floors.

Or, selected rooms at The Ned also offer private bathtubs.

Large and Heritage rooms have mosaic bathrooms, many with tubs.

If you’re planning a romantic stay, you might want to check our other recommendations on London hotels with private bathtubs.

What’s the best 5-star spa hotel in City of London?


The spa at The Ned is pretty impressive with stylish monochrome vibes and cozy dark spaces.

There’s a long lap pool, sauna, steam room, and pink marble hammam.

The treatment menu is extensive; we recommend the massages from Cowshed.

There is even a hair salon and barbers.

What’s the best 5-star hotel in City of London for families?


Pan Pacific London is a lively hotel that families will love.

Check out their ‘Family First’ package which includes family-friendly accommodation and plenty of extras.

Children will enjoy milk and cookies on turndown, and a selection of children’s books.

The package also includes a guide to London’s landmarks and a family gaming experience.

For more 5-star hotels in other areas of London, you can check Shoreditch, Covent Garden, Mayfair, Bloomsbury, Soho, Marylebone, Hyde Park, and Kensington.

Summary

City of London HotelsBest Rooms
Pan Pacific LondonBishopsgate suite
Four Seasons Hotel LondonFour-bedroom residence
Vintry & MercerStudio suite
Cheval Three Quays at The Tower of LondonDeluxe four-bedroom apartment
Andaz London Liverpool StreetKing suite
The NedLutyens suite
Tower Suites by Blue OrchidSignature suite
Threadneedles, Autograph CollectionOne-bedroom suites
The Montcalm At Brewery London CityDeluxe suite
The Westin London CitySt Paul’s Duplex Suite
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