Best hotels near Oxford Street
Fancy a real London experience? How about checking yourself into a Georgian town house, just moments away from Oxford Street? The Astor Court is a sweet little place, comfortable and known for serving up a very decent breakfast buffet.
Claridge's is sheer class and pure atmosphere, with its signature art deco redesign still simply dazzling. A mere 0.2 miles from Oxford Street, Claridge's bars and restaurant are actively fashionable – Gordon Ramsay is the in-house restaurateur, and the A-listers gather for champers and sashimi in the bar.
The clue is in the name: yes indeed, the Courthouse Doubletree by Hilton was once a court house. A hop and a skip from London's Oxford Street, this grade II listed hotel is ideally positioned for shopping and entertainment, though there's almost no need to leave the building – a Thai spa and a fully operational, state-of-the-art cinema number amongst its glam features.
The Cumberland (by Guoman) can be found 100 metres from Marble Arch Station, making it an ideal base for your Oxford Street shopping raids and other entertainment needs. It also houses the Michelin-starred Rhodes W1 Brasserie, should you find yourself peckish.
The Langham Grange Court is approximately 500 metres from Oxford Circus, making it a top spot for the shopping community. Notable, too, are the luxury marble bathrooms and the recommendable Langham's Brasserie, serving up dependable French grub in the heart of Fitzrovia.
The Holiday Inn Oxford Circus is little more than 200 metres from London's shopping heaven. Housed in an elegant Edwardian building on Welbeck Street, the hotel features the usual utilitarian Holiday Inn comfort, and is known for its decent breakfasts and tasty carvery.
With top service, fine views and two restaurants, the Lancaster London sits opposite Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Shopping at Oxford Street and Knightsbridge is within walking distance. Nipa Restaurant serves good Thai cuisine, and chic Island Restaurant overlooks Hyde Park.
A little further down on the price list is the Mermaid Suite Hotel, a comfy little pad just five minutes' walk from Oxford Circus Station. The hotel is fairly basic, but it has its own restaurant at which staying guests get a discount.
Just metres from Oxford Street, this is the perfect hotel for visiting film directors looking to be accommodated in a chic apartment at a reasonable long-term rate. Here they can shut the discreet brown front door, climb the stairs and flop into a home-from-home with all mod-cons.
The Radisson Edwardian Berkshire Hotel is a pleasant little boutique affair, located conveniently close to Selfridges. It doesn't get more central to shopping heaven than this, as the lobby spills you out within spitting distance of Oxford Street.
Find Oxford Street's best shops
Like it or not, Oxford Street is the main artery of London shopping. It’s not the place to head for independent shopping, as only massive brands can afford the rents attached to Oxford Street premises, but it is unrivalled in its offering of cheap high street shopping and jumbo department stores. Here are Oxford Street’s greatest hits.
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