Hotel review: The May Fair, London
When it comes to famous addresses in England, few are as well-known as The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel. It’s no wonder celebrities like Spice Girl Mel B, who is based in Los Angeles, call it home when they're in London.
It’s not just popular now – the hotel has a long and rich history. From the moment the grand doors swung open back in 1927, The May Fair was London society’s playground, even earning King George V and Queen Mary’s seal of approval. Impressive!
Fast forward to 2004, and a new era for The May Fair began. Having been bought by the prestigious Edwardian Hotels London, every single room in the hotel was transformed. New wings and floors were added, amid a stylish, modern effusion of glass and leather, marble and gold leaf. Just 30 months and £75 million later, it’s luxurious The May Fair we know and love today.
And we can see why celebrities love the hotel so much. The rooms all feature incredibly comfy king-sized luxury beds with Vi-Spring mattresses, Sicilian marble bathrooms, and selected rooms also feature outdoor terraces (which is rare in London).
You’re also guaranteed to spot a celeb or two at the hotels three dining destinations, simply called May Fair Kitchen, May Fair Bar and May Fair Terrace. As the flagship Kitchen, May Fair Kitchen showcases the best of Spanish and Italian small plates, while also embracing signature contemporary Peruvian, Mexican and Japanese dishes. May Fair Terrace is an intimate enclave, recreating the outdoors in, and is the perfect setting for drinks and quiet conversation, while the bar serves up authentic dishes re-imagined and unique mixed drinks.
Located in one of London’s most affluent and desirable neighbourhoods, the hotel offers plenty to do, see, and explore. Popular attractions like the Royal Academy of Arts, Spencer House, and Wellington Arch are mere moments away, as is Hyde Park, when escaping the bustle of the city can’t come quickly enough. Plus it’s walking distance to Buckingham Palace, so you’ll practically be the Queen’s neighbour, if you run out of milk or sugar (disclaimer: do not show up at Buckingham Palace asking for milk and sugar).
INFO: The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel, Stratton St, Mayfair, themayfairhotel.co.uk