InterContinental London Park Lane

A smart stay near Buckingham Palace
Sitting on the edge of Hyde Park, InterContinental London Park Lane was once a royal residence itself. Now, guests of the luxurious hotel soak up views of Buckingham Palace. From restaurants and shops to famous sites and must-see attractions, there’s plenty to do around this Mayfair hotel.

InterContinental London Park Lane features a top-notch Italian restaurant, Theo Randall, as well as Najma, which offers authentic Lebanese cuisine. Afternoon tea can be had at the Wellington Lounge alongside a view of the iconic Wellington Arch.

The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel dons a welcoming classic design with contemporary accents — from the black-and-white marble lobby to the cream, tan and beige hues in the elegant guest rooms.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Steps from Hyde Park and the Serpentine that divides it and Kensington Gardens, the London hotel is in a perfect spot for shopping, dining or sightseeing.
  • The hotel used to be a private royal residence for Queen Elizabeth as a child. She lived in a suite of rooms, consisting of nurseries and a bathroom linked by a landing, with wide windows looking down on the park.
  • With Arch Bar, Najma and Theo Randall’s at InterContinental, the luxury hotel is full of excellent choices for dining and drinking.
  • Don’t let your complimentary slippers sit in the closet; these are some of the more comfortable and cozy ones we’ve used.
  • Upgrade to get access to the Club InterContinental Lounge. It provides perks like private check-in; breakfast, afternoon tea and nighttime drinks and canapés; and shower facilities (which come in handy if you arrive early from a long-haul flight and your room isn't ready yet).
Things to Know
  • While sipping on a cocktail at the Arch Bar, request a seat by the window so you can people-watch and enjoy the life of the city passing you by.
  • A seven-minute walk from the London hotel is this little square full of restaurants that span various cuisines like Italian, Turkish, Lebanese and English (think fish and chips). It’s perfect for a quick lunch or a more lengthy dinner.
  • This gym has a kickboxing stand and a variety of machines, like ellipticals and treadmills, to work up a sweat.
  • Theo Randall just off the lobby is one of London’s top spots for Italian food. 

The Rooms
  • The guest rooms at InterContinental London Park Lane are fairly sizable considering their prime location in the heart of London’s Mayfair district, right near Hyde Park. With large glass windows, the rooms are filled with light that makes reading by the plush armchairs even more enjoyable.
  • The rooms are decorated in a color palette of creams, tans and beiges, giving it a sophisticated feel. Modern in-room technology like flat-screen TVs, and opt-in Wi-Fi makes this an excellent room for both leisure and business travelers.
  • The best accommodations are the 71 suites, all of which have a contemporary design. The spacious suites overlook the palace, the Royal Parks and London monuments. The signature suites have one-of-a-kind interiors.
The Look
  • For a building that used to be a royal residence, InterContinental London Park Lane manages to blend a sense of classic English style with contemporary and modern tones. White lilies adorn the black-and-white marble lobby and female staff members where modern silver jewelry, like a knotted ball necklace, that perfectly combines elegance and up-to-date style.
  • Throughout the London hotel, you’ll find comfortable seating areas in the lobby and oversized, rounded armchairs in the Arch Bar, just off of the lobby by the elevator banks. The London hotel makes sure to allow for excellent views of the park across the street, which is lit up at night and easy to see through the large glass windows that line one wall of the property.
Getting There
One Hamilton Place, London, W1J 7QY
LCY (30-45 min)   LHR   LGW  
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