5 of the Best Penthouse Hotel Suites in London

by Oliver Stallwood  |  Published June 28, 2024

The penthouse suites at London’s top hotels are favourite sanctuaries of global superstars – and you can stay there too.

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If you want to stay in London in style you have to book a penthouse. These ultimate hotel rooms are often larger than your average London home and feature everything from Ibiza-spec swimming pools to artworks by global stars. They are, as you might expect, not what you will find on hotel booking online superstores, rather only advertised through the hotel’s own websites. And as the saying goes, if you have to ask how much, they are probably too expensive. 

The Penthouse at Claridge’s

Claridge’s is one of the best-known names in London hotels, with the perfect blend of beautiful design and old world sophistication. The penthouse suite is quite simply jaw-dropping. Taking the entire rooftop of the Mayfair hotel, you would be forgiven for thinking you have walked out of the lift into a millionaire mansion on a Baleric island. There is a 360 degree view from the central ‘lake’ created by sculptor Andrew Ewing, with London’s most iconic sights spread out in front of you. There are four bedrooms in this 11840 square foot apartment, with lavish materials (ziricote, Lebanese cedar and green onyx), along with a heated nine metre swimming pool and Damien Hirst artwork throughout.

Book at Claridges.co.uk

Dorchester Collection Penthouse Suite

The penthouse suite at the Dorchester is pure 1920s style, with a luxurious Art Deco aesthetic that oozes sophistication. But underneath the elegant design, this 1829 square foot, two-bed suite is cutting edge, packed with intuitive, integrated technology and unique features. The shower, for example, is deliberately placed to look out over Hyde Park – a nice way to wake up in the morning. There is a butler service and champagne on arrival, with your own private dining room. The wrap-around balcony hugs the suite and allows panoramic 360° views of London from a personal terrace.

Book at Dorchestercollection.com

The Royal Penthouse

Looking out over London and the River Thames from the roof terrace of The Royal Terrace, it is easy to feel like a king or queen. The rooftop accommodation of Corinthia London, in the heart of Westminster, is filled with regal elegance, featuring a personal butler, private spa suite, personal driver, and unpacking and packing service. The suite is vast, measuring 5,005ft², and features such highlights as a master bathroom with fireplace and a bathtub with built-in TV and separate rain shower. There is also a personal shopping service on request. 

Book at Corinthia.com

Sterling Suite at The Langham

The 4,844 square foot penthouse apartment at The Langham has six bedrooms and can accommodate up to 12 people. Included in this accommodation is an expansive drawing room with a piano, a dining room, full-size work desk, and butler’s pantry. There is also a private media lounge, marble fireplace, and bespoke furnishings. The Sterling Suite is beautifully furnished, with a mix of high end, traditional luxury and smart contemporary design. You also get a 24-hour personal butler and privileged access to The Langham Club. The Langham is found on Regent Street in Central London. 

Book at Langhamhotels.com

The Mandrake Penthouse

Spanning 1,377 square feet at the top of The Mandrake, a multi-award-winning, luxury lifestyle property in London’s Fitzrovia, is this lavish penthouse. A favourite with A-list actors and global music superstars, the Mandrake penthouse is packed full of exquisite details, from Veronese bookend marble to a huge bed with a custom-made cashmere mattress, to the meticulously crafted Italian linens – this is the perfect refuge from the paparazzi. The bathroom is equipped with a steam room, dual showers, and a six-person Jacuzzi, bringing a spa-like retreat to the package – this is a true retreat from the hustle and bustle of Central London.

Book at Themandrake.com