The London EDITION

Take a break from the bustle of the UK capital in these opulent Ian Schrager-designed digs


As the holiday season draws near, shopping and socializing become an increased part of the Western world’s normal routine. For stylish Londoners, the EDITION Hotel—Marriott’s new opulent digs conceived by Ian Schrager—is an ideal place to grab a drink and take a break from searching for the perfect gift or to gather around with good friends over a delicious meal. Located just steps from bustling Oxford Street, the London EDITION opened last year and has become an entertaining playground for the affluent traveler. But with its stunning Berners Tavern restaurant and spacious communal lobby area—complete with a broad selection of newspapers, lush velvet couches and a regulation-size pool table—it’s also a welcome source of respite for locals alike.

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We had the pleasure of staying at the EDITION during the recent London Design Festival (and coinciding London Fashion Week, for which the hotel is very much the hub). After checking in, we admittedly spent a fair amount of time staring at Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn’s color-changing mirrored portal before taking the discreetly located elevators up to our room. We stayed in the hotel’s smallest size room, the guest room, which at 237 square feet still has ample space to set up an ironing board. The white-tiled bathroom eschews a tub in favor of two Grohe shower heads and the plush king-size bed undoubtedly provides a luxurious night of rest (and the opportunity to do a few running belly-flops). Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel though, ensuring sure you can easily finish up your emails and get back to a well-deserved interlude.

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Whether you plan to stay for several days or you’re stopping by for a meal created under the direction of Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton, or for an afternoon tea or a delightful tipple like the Dill or No Dill, the London EDITION is a decidedly indulgent option.

Rooms start at £335 a night and can be booked online, where you can also reserve a table at Berners Tavern (which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week).

Images by Karen Day