Stylish, elegant and modern, The Cumberland boasts an unrivalled location at the meeting point of central London’s Oxford Street and Park Lane. From the moment you set foot in the beautiful lobby, spectacularly designed and lit, it’s clear you’ve arrived somewhere special. The attention to detail and commitment to original design continues in the hotel’s over 1,000 contemporary rooms and suites, with each room containing a unique, specially-commissioned work from one of Britain’s leading artists. Many of the accommodations also feature stunning views over the iconic Hyde Park, and the Apartments and suites are all luxuriously appointed and completely individual in style. Nowhere is this more the case than the Jimi Hendrix Suite, where the legendary guitarist gave his last ever interview in 1970: tribute is paid to its famous one-time visitor with vintage fabrics, wild murals, and even a rare guitar adorning the walls.
The Cumberland is also home to some fantastic restaurants and bars: the Brasserie offers exquisite European cuisine in an elegant yet relaxed environment, while the beautiful private dining room, with its glittering chandeliers and bold art deco design, is perfect for a more intimate occasion. The Beer Garden is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink and some sport in the London summer sun – Afternoon Tea is also on offer at The Cumberland for a more refined afternoon. Momentus Bar, meanwhile, is stylish and contemporary and gets lively once the sun goes down.Momentus is also the place to go for live music, with fantastic jazz provided courtesy of the Eleonora Damizia trio, one of London’s most exciting contemporary jazz groups. For the morning after the night before, meanwhile –or simply to start the day off right – The Market serves up delicious and beautifully prepared breakfasts.
The prime location of this exquisite hotel in Cumberland Place, in the heart of London, makes it ideally situated for exploring the best the capital has to offer, in terms of shopping as well as cultural attractions. Oxford Street is London’s shopping hub, with Selfridges the iconic department store which put it on the map. Mayfair’s handsome, expansive streets and architecture, meanwhile, are just a short stroll away, as is the beautiful Hyde Park. The latter, with its rich foliage, wide open spaces and serene expanses of water, is fantastic for escaping the hustle and bustle of the city and has a rich history, having been home to the original Crystal Palace in 1851 and having hosted countless significant speakers and debates at the famous Speakers’ Corner.