I’ve just returned from a fabulous stay at the London EDITION – checking in for a weekend in the city with a girlfriend.
We arrived via Addison Lee and we skipped out of the car to be met by the friendliest doorman – that greeted us like an old friend. As you walk into lobby area you are immediately struck by the beautiful high ceilings, open spaces and the most wonderful fragrance.
The lobby has a really great energy – filled with people either chatting over coffees in the morning or over cocktails in the evening.
We arrived early and although the room was not ready – we were offered tea, coffee or a bit to eat – I sat a while waiting for my friend to arrive and before long the room was then ready for us and we headed up to to the 3rd floor (room 324) where we were met by a light, airy and spacious superior double.
Two (super comfy) double beds, dressing area, complimentary Nespresso, huge bathroom! with fabulous Le Labo toiletries and fluffy white towels and gorgeous white linens balanced with oak floors, wood-paneled walls, custom furnishings and evocative photography from Hendrik Kerstens create a cabin-like feel in each of the 173 guest rooms and suites.
We returned to our room late in the day – where we discovered we’d had a turn down – much appreciated. We decided to stay in the hotel and enjoy the hospitality – as the weather was awful. We dined in the Punch room (make sure you try the gruyere and truffle croquettes!) – and drank lots of lovely cocktails before moving to the bar – which was a real buzz!
The next morning we missed breakfast but were told we have credit towards brunch which was great- and we ate in the Berners Tavern – which was excellent (we had crab – so decadent!) under the culinary genius of Michelin-starred UK chef Jason Atherton, dining at The London EDITION offers seasonal, contemporary British cuisine at Berners Tavern.
The hotel is extremely well located – a short walk to the stores along Oxford and Regent streets, the underground and many of the London attractions.
The London Editions, Berners St, London, W1T 3NP; London EDITION