Despite all justified dubiousness surrounding TripAdvisor, the travel site’s number one hotel in London isn’t far from bona fide status. There’s definitely a no-holds-barred approach to service here, from the pre-stay details (exercise bike in your room? Humidifier? Yoga mat?) to the open pantry and four-champagne reception. Fantastic if you think you’re in line for a gratuitous pampering, but if you’re of the perpetual ‘do not disturb’ persuasion, perhaps this isn’t the place for you.
As well as an integral transport hub, Victoria is home to some of London’s most regal attractions, which means expecting backpackers and affluent rubbernecks in equal measure, and accommodation to suit; our list of the best hotels in Victoria should help you make your choice.
Make sure your pockets are deep – neighbourhoods like Mayfair, with its collection of Michelin starred restaurants, and Pimlico, with its small art galleries and upmarket furniture shops, can rack up a bill if you’re not simply window shopping. That said, keep an eye out for the world-famous Cronuts at Dominique Ansel’s bakery, and some local providence at Pimlico Road Farmer’s Market while in the area.
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