London Hilton on Park Lane – hotel review

This is no ordinary hotel, and this no ordinary location – so make sure you’re prepared for the “wow “ factor when you walk out of that lift and open the door to your suite

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Ever wondered what it would be like to have a lounge overlooking the whole of central London? Well with a beautiful room or suite on one of the higher floors at the Park Lane Hilton, that becomes a reality. 

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It is hard to describe the majesty of London from the 23rd floor of this hotel without experiencing it.  Sit back in modern luxury, pour yourself a drink and soak up the ability to see all of Hyde Park as one – it’s not often you’ll see any world city like this; not least London. 

This hotel is an oasis of calm in the very heart of the capital. Within walking distance of many of London’s most famous attractions including Buckingham Palace (you can see over the garden wall from here!), Westminster Abbey, the Royal Parks and Oxford Street, there are few better locations from which to base an exploration of the city. 

Based around a central tower, every part of the hotel has been crafted with luxury and comfort at its heart. 

You will be greeted by attentive and extremely polite and knowledgeable staff who will be happy to help you with anything you might need, from finding your room to booking tickets for a West End show. 

Each and every room in this large but surprisingly intimate feeling hotel has been crafted beautifully and every room (because of the tower nature of the building) has great views. 

The suites (of which there are more than 50) offer an extra slice of something special with large airy sitting rooms filled with modern conveniences and designer furniture, dressing room, large bathroom and bedroom as standard.

This is no ordinary hotel, and this no ordinary location – so make sure you’re prepared for the “wow “ factor when you walk out of that lift and open the door to your suite.   

Eating and drinking

There are three great restaurants to choose from at the Hilton Park Lane, but for those looking for something extra special, there can be no better choice than the Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows restaurant and bar on the 28th floor of the tower.  Exquisite French cuisine meets 360-degree views of London in an experience like no other to be found in the capital.

For dining with a Polynesian twist, try Trader Vic’s restaurant and bar, where you’ll have your tastebuds brought alive by the food – and the great cocktail list.

And those who want to experience a slice of quintessential British cuisine in luxurious surrounding (as well as perhaps a spot of afternoon tea), the fantastic Podium restaurant and bar is the place to visit. 

Of course, first-class 24-hour room service is available in all rooms and suites for those who would prefer to dine in private and take advantage of their beautiful accommodation further. 

Hotel address: 22 Park Lane, London W1K 1BE

Official website

Radio Times Travel rating: 9/10

This is no ordinary hotel, and this no ordinary location – so make sure you’re prepared for the “wow “ factor when you walk out of that lift and open the door to your suite.    


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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