London resorts are probably not the first things that come to mind when you think of staying in this large and densely packed metropolis that has no beaches and few natural wonders, but you will find a number of fine resorts in London England that are of world-class caliber. Many of these are among the finest luxury hotels in the city.
At the northernmost point of North London is The Grove (pictured), one of the London vacation resorts that offers plenty of countryside, including its own golf course where Tiger Woods has won championships. The first building at The Grove was built during the reign of Elizabeth I in the 1500s. The main manor house was built in the early 1700s, and the family of the Earl of Clarendon lived here until the 1920s. By the 1990s, it was a picturesque ruin, and has since been lovingly restored to its former glory. The five-star property offers a full-service spa, swimming pool, fitness center, and several gourmet dining spots (including a restaurant in the old stables). Deluxe rooms and suites offer elegant furnishings and luxurious comfort. This North London resort and spa is one of the finest in the greater London area.
Few other resorts in London England are located out in the countryside. Most places you find in the more rural areas of the metropolitan area are bed and breakfasts. In the East End of the city is the Four Seasons at Canary Wharf. This luxurious property is in London’s East End, on the border of East London, and boasts magnificent views of the Thames River as it twists its way westward. There are 142 spacious rooms and suites, several restaurants, and private access to one of the finest full-service spas in the country—the internationally recognized Dove Spa.
If you want to be near all the iconic attractions of Central London, such as Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, and Westminster Abbey, you will find London resorts that are part of the city’s history located in the posh Mayfair area of Westminster. Brown’s Luxury Hotel was the first hotel ever built in the city, and opened in 1837. It has been a fixture ever since, and has even been featured in Agatha Christie's mysteries where it is the favorite of the London vacation resorts for amateur sleuth Miss Jane Marple. It is made up of 11 elegant Georgian townhouses with 117 rooms and luxurious suites. It offers fine dining, a full-service spa, and a complete fitness center. A bit north of Hyde Park is the Landmark, another of the resorts in London England that is centrally located and boasts a rich history.
The Wyndham Grand at Chelsea Harbor in West London is one of the more modern London resorts and boasts its own marina for guests who arrive by boat. This is an all-suite five-star property set in a large modern building overlooking the harbor, with excellent access to Thames River cruises. If you’re enjoying a family vacation, this property has organized and supervised children’s activities. Another modern property with a Central London address is the Ramada Jarvis on the northeast corner of Hyde Park. London vacation resorts are readily available for those who have the cost of luxury properties in their budget for what is one of the most expensive cities in the world.