Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes London – hotel review

This is a fantastic place to stay, not least because the staff are so friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating – but also because the rooms are sanctuaries of luxury within a world city

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At the heart of London’s bustling Baker Street and within walking distance of many of the capital’s most iconic shopping streets and attractions, this hotel offers a luxurious and calming place to rest and relax. 

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Named after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective, the hotel is filled with subtle clues as to its location, but resists the temptation to become a theme hotel.  Sherlock Holmes-related artworks and curios compliment the tasteful décor throughout the building, but at no point do you feel overwhelmed by the nods towards 221b.

This is a fantastic place to stay, not least because the staff are so friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating – but also because the rooms are sanctuaries of luxury within a world city. 

Those looking to really spoil themselves should check into a loft suite that offers a large comfortable lounge on the ground floor, with an equally large and luxurious bedroom overlooking it from a mezzanine above. 

Furnished to the very highest standards, the suite has all the modern conveniences you could hope for including entertainment systems on both floors –a beautifully appointed bathroom on the upper floor, and a separate lavatory off the main lounge. 

Should a soak in the roll top bath in your private bathroom not satisfy your desire for pampering, the hotel is also home to the Aurora Spa that offers a range of treatments, massages and sauna experiences that will rejuvenate even the most weary of travellers.

Eating and drinking

Sherlock’s Grill is worthy of its AA rosette award, offering an excellent selection of modern British cuisine in a relaxed and intimate environment. 

Friendly staff offer the service and knowledge one would expect from a fine dining establishment, but the restaurant lacks pretension or formality. 

Whether you’re looking for excellent meat, seafood or vegetarian options, the diverse menu has something to offer most tastes – and is accompanied by a wine list with great options by the glass or by the bottle. 

At breakfast the Grill serves a buffet breakfast or you are able to order a la carte from a menu including classics like eggs benedict with a twist. 

The hotel also has a quiet and well-appointed bar at the front of the establishment, as well as offering a range of room service options 24 hours a day. 

Hotel address: 108 Baker Street, London W1U 6LJ

Official website

Radio Times Travel rating: 8/10

“This is a fantastic place to stay, not least because the staff are so friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating – but also because the rooms are sanctuaries of luxury within a world city”


Radio Times Travel stayed as a guest of the hotel in 2014. For more details about this hotel and to find the latest room prices, please visit the official website.

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