These 6 Rooftop Penthouse Suites are to die for
We’re quickly heading into peak tourist season for London, with the best months to visit being between March and May. The beauty of a spring trip means that you’ll get to experience the city’s blossoming parks and gardens while at the same time avoiding its muggy summers and dreary winters. As you begin planning for your next British escape, we found the best ways for you to really enjoy the weather and crisp air this spring: rooftop penthouses. Across the city, these six hotels offer stunning suites on the top floor of their respective properties and all include private terraces sitting high above London.
Hotel Café Royal — Dome Suite
The Dome Suite at the Hotel Café Royal is one of the most stunning rooftop penthouses in London. The residence sits under a copper-domed rotunda, spanning 290 sqm of space. Inside, will find a master suite, two additional bedrooms, a curved living room with cinema-style projector, dining area, kitchen, Carrara marble bathrooms and whisper-quiet soundproofing. Outdoors are two furnished terraces offering views of the statue of Eros and Regent Street, the London Eye, the Shard and the tower of Big Ben. Guests of the suite are also treated to complimentary airport transfers, private butler service, a personalized butler’s pantry, Bang & Olufsen entertainment systems throughout and access to The Club at Café Royal.
ME London — Suite Me
Possibly offering one of the coolest rooftop settings in the city, Suite ME at ME London includes a glass dome living room offering 360-degree views of the metropolis including the London Eye, Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square. The 1.065 retreat is located on both the ninth and 10th floors of the property and also boasts its own private terrace. Other amenities include an in-room bar experience, a BOSE Dome Home system, atmospheric lighting with custom controls, organic Apivita bathroom products, a Bali shower, Sony PlayStation, and direct access to the Radio Rooftop Bar.
Berkeley London — Wellington Conservatory Suite
Taking over the top floor of a historic 19th-century building, Berkeley London’s Wellington Suite is a Great Gatsby-inspired pied-à-terre soaring high above Hyde Park. The penthouse includes an expansive terrace with conservatory housing that boasts an outdoor dining space. With a traditional and elegant design aesthetic, the suite is classically chic and comes with its own fireplace, marble bathroom with personal sauna, a spacious living room and a welcome bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne. Because it’s London, a complimentary Burberry trench coat is available for use during your stay to keep you dry.
The London Edition — Penthouse
The 194 sqm London Edition Penthouse was designed by the famed Ian Schrager and includes not one, but three private terraces to enjoy. Inside, guests will find walnut wood paneling, custom furniture, oak floors and a state-of-the-art sound system. The bedroom features a king bed, bathroom with enclosed rainforest shower, deep-soaking tub, double vanity and custom-made Le Labo bathroom amenities with signature scents.
45 Park Lane — Penthouse
It’s hard not to love a suite with glass walls and a wrap-around balcony. The penthouse at 45 Park Lane sits on the top floor of the five-star property and is accessed by a key-controlled elevator. Fusing together an Art Deco and contemporary style, the retreat boasts bespoke furniture, dark woods and leather accents, creating a refined atmosphere throughout. The two-bedroom suite also includes marble en-suite bathrooms, a lounge area, dining room, living room, complimentary Wi-Fi, 46” Bang & Olufsen TV, iPad-controlled services, fresh flowers daily, a yoga mat with health & fitness videos and a bottle of Krug Champagne upon arrival.
Corinthia Hotel London — The Royal Penthouse
We may have saved the best for last with this suite. Located within the Corinthia Hotel, the Royal Penthouse is the crème de la crème of accommodations. The aptly-named residence boasts 464 sqm of space along with beautifully-designed spaces and luxurious amenities. From the imposing entrance hall to the grand staircase, private spa suite, the butler’s kitchen, walk-in wine cellar and outdoor terrace, everything within the suite has a palatial feel. Spread over two floors connected by a private internal evaluator, the penthouse includes two bedrooms with king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms designed with honey onyx and Skyros marble. Marble countertops, mirror-paneled walls and oak flooring juxtapose with hand-made furniture to create a sophisticated backdrop for your British vacation.