In 1927, this tiny hotel opened its doors to the world's celebrities and millionaires. It fell into decline in the 1980s, but in 1995 developer-about-town George Friedmann restored the Arms back to its original neo-Gothic stateliness (though only the stained-glass windows and the stone portico of the entrance are original). The service is discreet, and many rooms have 'private butlers' cupboards' (if you want room service without having to interact with another human being). Some have fireplaces for cosy winter stays. In recent years, the hotel shrugged off its haughtiness, repositioning itself to attract a younger, hipper crowd. They can be found getting pampered in the spa, swimming laps in the indoor pool, or dancing to a band in the swanky bar. For something more sedate, take tea in the lovely Tea Room, or eat breakfast, lunch or dinner in the regal Courtyard Café.