London, considered one of the world's most vibrant and multicultural cities, also happens to carry a reputation for being rainy and a public-transit rider's nightmare.
But like most of the greats, this city's best qualities lie in its history, culture and activities -- and it's certainly not a destination you want to miss!
So we've found just the spot to stay for almost every kind of traveler. Whether you're planning a romantic getaway or want to take the kids along, Oyster has a hotel in London for you. Check them out below!
-- Jane Reynolds, Oyster.com
With gorgeous, classically decorated rooms, an in-house book butler, a spacious fitness center, and a premier location for West End shopping, this is a good place to be. The beautiful Chuan Spa, 16-meter pool, and salt sauna just adds to it’s romantic vibe. <a href="http://www.oyster.com/london/hotels/langham-hotel-london/" target="_hplink"><strong>See more great pics of the Langham</strong></a>
The 93 rooms at this hotel have palatial bathrooms, big flat-screen TVs, and free butler service, but despite its elegant and refined vibe, its nonetheless a good choice for families. Kid-friendly highlights include welcome gifts and daily treats, free use of children’s movies, books and games, babysitting services, and a family fun package. <a href="http://www.oyster.com/london/hotels/the-lanesborough-a-st-regis-hotel/" target="_hplink"><strong>See more great pics of the Lanesborough</strong></a>
The central, exclusive Metropolitan Hotel is located at the nexus of Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, and Mayfair. Known for the excellent Michelin-rated restaurant Nobu and nightlife hot spot Met Bar, this hotel is a chic, upscale option. <a href="http://www.oyster.com/london/hotels/the-metropolitan/" target="_hplink"><strong>See more great pics of The Metropolitan</strong></a>
The Milestone is perhaps the most famous boutique hotel in London, and certainly lives up to its expectations, with exquisitely designed rooms and exceptional service. The service is where the hotel really shines, as each member of staff is superbly trained, which helps ensure guests get the first-rate luxury experience for which The Milestone is known. <a href="http://www.oyster.com/london/hotels/the-milestone-hotel/" target="_hplink"><strong>See more great pics of The Milestone</strong></a>
For those traveling on a budget, the 63-room Base2stay is an ultra-affordable option in a decent area of Kensington — and a luxury hotel, no less. A non-pretentious attitude toward saving money, proactive eco policies, and smartly designed rooms are some definite perks. <a href="http://www.oyster.com/london/hotels/base2stay-kensington/" target="_hplink"><strong>See more great pics of Base2stay</strong></a>
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