Haymarket Hotel London travel

After a busy day of sightseeing, order a glass of wine on a gold leather sofa by the 66-foot-long pool at the Haymarket Hotel and you’ll think you’re in a James Bond movie. Take in the hypnotic lighting (one moment red, then blue, then yellow), the well-stocked, floor-to ceiling library, and the expansive pewter bar. The bedrooms are surprisingly large, designed by Kit Kemp with an eye for an eclectic mix of charming country-style furnishings and modern pieces. Bright pink — on a sofa, chair, or even a simple pillow or wall coloring — is Kit’s favorite color and one of her brand signatures. The bathrooms are spacious and sleekly decked out with granite, oak, glass, double basins and flat-screen TVs. Confidential Tip: If you want to swim outside the pool’s standard operating hours (7 a.m. to 10 p.m.), just ask. All guests are treated like VIPs.

1 Suffolk Place, London
+44 (0)20 7470 4000
www.firmdale.com