The Stafford London by Kempinski

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Genteel gem hidden beside London's Green Park

Set beside a cobbled mews in historic St James's, The Stafford London is a luxury townhouse just minutes from the bright lights and buzz of the West End.

Know It All

Hit the Spot
In the heart of St James's, just off Piccadilly.

Come here for...
A haven of calm that's minutes from the West End action. Great British cooking and afternoon teas. Concierge Frank Laino – reputedly the world's best. Top-notch service.

Amenities
There's a luxurious lounge, an American Bar perfect for cocktails, a workout studio and complimentary access to one of London's smartest health clubs.

Good to know
Traditionalists who value high-end, personalised service will adore The Stafford.

Bedtime...

Bedrooms
105 Rooms, 38 Suites

Special features
Expect oodles of comfort and quintessentially English decor. Rooms in the main house (once the residence of Lord and Lady Lyttelton) retain their 19th century grandeur, while Carriage House rooms have a cosier, home-from-home feel. Deluxe King rooms have a sitting area while Master suites are even more spacious. All come with a Bose CD player/radio, a flatscreen TV, international power sockets, bespoke toiletries, robes and slippers, bottled water and wi-fi. The split-level Guv'nors Suite has it all – including two bathrooms and a minstrel's gallery.

Pillow talk
We loved the Carriage House mews suites – once used to house the nobility's thoroughbreds, and still featuring split stable doors and original 17th century beams. They open onto a cobbled courtyard – flower filled in summer – and have a real English country house feel. For traditional grandeur, try a Junior or Master suites in the main house.

Eat & Drink

Dining In
Expect the best of British at The Stafford's Lyttelton restaurant. Signature dishes include west coast Scottish scallops, baked hake with sprout tops, bacon and chestnuts, and grilled Welsh black sirloin. Flavoursome starters include crab cakes with avocado, chilli and coriander or crispy courgette flowers with goat cheese curd, while more-ish desserts include sherry trifle and English summer berry tart.

Lined with celebrity photos and memorabilia, The Stafford's famous American Bar is the perfect place to start your West End nights with cocktails or fizz. The hotel is also a great place for afternoon tea – expect cucumber sandwiches, dainty pastries and scones with clotted cream and jam.

Breakfast
Breakfast is served until 10.30am. Order a traditional full English or try one of the house specialities such as Eggs Benedict or waffles with maple syrup.

Room service
Available 24 hours.

Activities

See & Do
You're perfectly placed here to check out some of London's prime sights: changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, blockbuster art shows at the Royal Academy of Arts and National Gallery or Big Ben at the Houses of Parliament.

London's finest parks are also on your doorstep – hire a deckchair in adjacent Green Park, feed the ducks in St James's Park or take a rowing boat on the Serpentine in Hyde Park. Some of the top West End theatres are just a short walk away, while Mayfair's smart galleries and designer stores are reached in minutes.

Spa
Stay fit at the hotel's workout studio, fitted with the latest Cybex multi-gym equipment, or head off to The Third Space (ten minutes away), where guests have complimentary access to an indoor swimming pool, workout classes and treatment rooms.

Diary Dates
New Year's Eve
Watch spectacular fireworks fill the sky from the River Thames to chime in the new year.

April
Watch 35,000 runners (and lots more spectators) take to the streets for the London Marathon.

June - August
See the famous Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy and National Gallery.

July - September
A feast of classical music awaits at the summer's BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall.

ESSENTIAL INFO

Rates Guide

GBP 325 - 765

Check In

15:00

Check Out

12:00

Minimum Night Stay

2 nights if taking The Stafford's special Weekend offer, otherwise no.

Open/Closed

Open all year.

Air Conditioning

Yes

Children

Very welcome

Pets

No

Wedding License?

Yes. Ceremonies can be held for up to 44 guests.

GETTING THERE

Location

St James's Place. London, SW1A 1NJ

Parking

You won't need a car around here but The Stafford offers a valet parking service. There is secure parking five minutes away at GBP 60 per day.

Trains

Mainline: London Victoria – 1 mile. Underground: Green Park Station – 2 minutes walk (Piccadilly and Victoria lines).

Taxis

GBP 50 from London Heathrow.

Airport

London Heathrow – 45 minutes; London Gatwick – 75 minutes; London City Airport 45 minutes.

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Call us on 01225 428888

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