Brown's Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel

London, United Kingdom

At a Glance

  • Perfectly located in Mayfair, in the very heart of London

  • Enjoy afternoon tea in the English Tea Room as Queen Victoria loved to

  • Stay in the Kipling Suite, named for the author who wrote The Jungle Book while staying here

  • Discover delectable British classics at the HIX Mayfair restaurant, surrounded by exquisite British art

  • Relax and rejuvenate at the spa using the finest Rocco Forte products

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Best time to Visit

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Average time to visit

It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but the Christmas atmosphere in London is not to be missed.

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Insider's View

Treat yourself to the famous Brown's afternoon tea every day from 2:30 – 5:30pm. It will be difficult to choose from the selection of pastries, mini desserts and scones.

Rudyard Kipling stayed here multiple times, including for his honeymoon.

After a busy day in the city, retreat to the Donovan Bar to try one of their signature martinis.

The hotel is full of histroy- Alexander Graham Bell made the first call on the telephone from this hotel.

If you enjoy live music make sure you pay a visit to the Donovan Bar on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening where you can enjoy music from a two piece band.

Another well-known guests was President Roosevelt who celebrated his honeymoon here.

Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Brown's Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel or take a look at our itineraries to London

Description

Brown's Hotel is a luxury property set in the heart of fashionable Mayfair in the center of London. Within walking distance are renowned shopping destinations, as well as famous sights including Big Ben and the London Eye.

Brown's Hotel personifies the refined sophistication of modern British luxury, right in the heart of London. Since 1837 Brown's Hotel has been offering guests an unparalleled level of service, and providing the utmost in comfort. Boasting one of the most prestigious addresses in the city, London's famous theaters, shops, and dining are all on the doorstep of this exquisite hotel. Just a short walk to Buckingham Palace, Brown's Hotel is surrounded by a rich history, as well as beautiful parks nearby. With such a plethora of attractions close at hand you really will be spoiled for choice!

All 117 rooms at Brown's Hotel, including 29 luxurious suites, are designed in a contemporary and comfortable style, while maintaining the refined English charm for which Brown’s is famous. The soft color scheme with natural materials and light fabrics used throughout blends perfectly with the specially selected artwork and antiques.

The exquisite spa offers a welcome tranquil space to unwind after a day exploring the bustling city. Enjoy a range of indulgent treatments on offer. Alternatively, spend an afternoon sampling a quintessential English afternoon tea in The English Tea Room, a favorite spot of Queen Victoria's. Enjoy a sample of scones with clotted cream, cakes and sandwiches while you take in your surroundings - the English Tea Room offers the perfect combination of old and new. In the evening, sit back and wind down in The Donovan Bar with a chilled glass of champagne or choose from an array of exciting cocktails. Afterwards, move on to the sleek and stylish HIX Mayfair restaurant serving outstanding traditional British dishes with a light modern touch, using locally sourced ingredients.

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Accommodation

With 117 bedrooms in total, each designed by hotelier Olga Polizzi, Brown's Hotel offers elegant design crafted with a gorgeous blend of tradition and modernity using British fabrics and art. Marble bathrooms and Heeley toiletries (or Spiezia in most suites) add an extra touch of luxury, while complimentary WiFi and televisions complete with interactive entertainment ensure you are kept up to date with state-of-the-art technology. 29 suites provide ample space to relax in style, from the Junior Suites to the unique Kipling Suite, named for author Rudyard Kipling, who wrote The Jungle Book while staying at Brown's Hotel.

Deluxe Room

The Deluxe rooms offer views of Albemarle Street or Dover Street. These rooms provide a comfortable haven in the center of London, with an open-plan sitting room and bedroom, sleeping 2 adults, which can be interconnected with other rooms.

For guests looking for extra space, why not upgrade to a Junior Suite, at 50 square meters?

Junior Suite

Starting at an ample 50sqm, Brown's elegant Junior Suites can be made up as twin or king size and are offer views of the inner courtyard or Albemarle Street. Walk-in wardrobes, showers and bath tubs come as standard.

Studio Suite

At 62 square meters, the Studio suite offers ample space to relax in a warm and bright atmosphere. The suite offers views over Dover Street, and added luxuries such as a television in the bathroom, along with Spiezia 100% Organic toiletries.

As a suite guest, you will receive complimentary benefits, such as a personalized concierge service, in-suite check in, and the option to take breakfast in your room.

Brown's Suite

Measuring a generous 72sqm, this bright and airy suite offers two bathrooms and a king-size bed surrounded by oak wood flooring and calming treescape wallpaper. The Brown's Suite also affords views of the inner courtyard.

Classic Suite

Overlooking Albemarle Street, the Classic suites offer a substantial living space of between 75 to 105 square meters. The separate sitting room offers privacy, and it is possible to interconnect suites to create a two-bedroom suite with even more space for families.

As a suite guest, you will receive complimentary benefits, such as a personalized concierge service, in-suite check in, 2 half-hour spa treatments, and the option to take breakfast in your room.

Deluxe Suite

Measuring from 80 to 200 square meters, the Deluxe suites create a fantastic space for the whole family. Complete with double basins, a double shower and a walk in wardrobe, these suites are built with comfort and luxury in mind.

Deluxe suites can be interconnected with Executive or Classic rooms, creating a four-bedroom suite - providing ample space for families.

As a suite guest, you will receive complimentary benefits, such as a personalized concierge service, in-suite check in, and the option to take breakfast in your room.

Dover Suite

The Dover suite is an elegant and luxurious series of rooms, measuring 75 square meters. With three floor-to-ceiling windows, muted colors and tasteful art on display, this suite offers comfort alongside opulence.

As a Forte Suite guest, you will receive complimentary benefits, such as two half-hour spa treatments, a one-way airport transfer, and a bottle of Ruinart Champagne on your arrival. You will also have the choice of a handful of personalized experiences, such as a Bloody Mary masterclass, or as an alternative, the suite can be enhanced with personal touches of your choice.

Hellenic Suite

The Hellenic suite provides a gorgeous living area with a stylish aesthetic. Measuring between 102 to 170 square meters, the suite can interconnect with two Classic rooms in order to create a 3-bedroom suite which can sleep up to 6 adults. It offers the perfect home away from home for families.

As a Forte Suite guest, you will receive complimentary benefits, such as two half-hour spa treatments, a one-way airport transfer, and a bottle of Ruinart Champagne on your arrival. You will also have the choice of a handful of personalized experiences, such as a Bloody Mary masterclass, or as an alternative, the suite can be enhanced with personal touches of your choice.

Kipling Suite

The Kipling suite is a suite like no other. Simply put, it is an exquisite suite with tasteful decoration providing the utmost in luxury. Named for author Rudyard Kipling, this suite has history behind it - Brown's Hotel is where Kipling penned his most famous novel, The Jungle Book. Measuring 168.4 square meters, this suite is the perfect place to feel at home while surrounded by splendour.

As a Forte Suite guest, you will receive complimentary benefits, such as two half-hour spa treatments, a one-way airport transfer, and a bottle of Ruinart Champagne on your arrival. You will also have the choice of a handful of personalized experiences, such as a Bloody Mary masterclass, or as an alternative, the suite can be enhanced with personal touches of your choice.

Childcare

Brown's Hotel welcomes children of all ages, and can cater to their every need - from milk and cookies with the teddy turndown service to teen spa treatments. Find hooded towels and rubber ducks in the bathroom ready for younger guests, while older children can settle in and make full use of the kids' library, or enjoy the movies and games consoles in each bedroom. There is a 24-hour babysitting service if required, and extra beds or interconnecting rooms available on request.

Services

Services available for children of different ages.

Facilities

Brown's Hotel has something for everyone - from the traditional and sophisticated English Tea Room, to the HIX Mayfair restaurant. This fantastic restaurant produces British classics with a contemporary flair. Unwind in the Donovan bar with snacks and cocktails and a nod to sixties London. The spa at Brown's Hotel offers relaxing treatments in a hidden retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Reviews

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Haile Brant (Staff)

London, a city with endless possibilities to fill your days and nights, requires a hotel to have the perfect location so that packed itineraries are possible! Placed right in the heart of the Mayfair neighborhood, known for its incredible shopping and food on offer, Browns Hotel is situated excellently for all of your adventures in the city. With the Green Park tube station just ten minutes away, you have access to anything in London, as well you are only 15 minutes walking from Buckingham Palace and the National Mall.  During your stay make sure to stop by The Donovan Bar, which has won the best bar award from the Travel Awards. If you have worked up an appetite, make sure you visit the beloved Italian restaurant Beck at a Browns, offering scrumptious Italian fare that draws the locals in as well as hotel guests alike. Or find your zen in their luxurious spa. For a city hotel so centrally located, the amenities offered at Browns are truly exceptional.  

Experiences

  • A day in Oxford

    There is so much to see in wonderful Oxford - this is 'the city of dreaming spires' and your private guide will show you the highlights. Home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford is packed with history and stunning architecture.

  • A day in the Cotswolds

    The Cotswolds are rural England at its best, and a day spent exploring the ancient, honey-colored limestone villages of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, set amongst rolling sheep-dotted hills, stone-walled fields and country inns is simply magical.

  • A Royal tour of London

    Rub shoulders with royalty and discover the world of the British Monarchy. With your private guide, explore London and learn about all things royal, from official residences to coronations and weddings throughout history.

  • Afternoon tea cooking class

    A traditional pastime throughout Britain, afternoon tea is a luxurious treat. In this cooking class, learn how to create an authentic afternoon tea and take your new-found skills home to enjoy this delicious tradition with family and friends.

  • Best of Borough Market cooking class

    London's Borough Market dates back 1,000 years and in this unique experience you'll have the chance to learn about this fascinating site before rolling up your sleeves and trying your hand at cooking a selection of dishes, fresh from the market.

  • Blenheim Palace

    A masterpiece of eighteenth century Baroque architecture, Blenheim Palace is home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

  • Borough Market tasting tour

    Discover the delights of Borough Market, the oldest food market in London with a rich history dating back 1,000 years. With your private guide, meet the artisans that make this market and learn about the wide variety of produce on offer.

  • Christmas Markets in London

    London is a great place to spend Christmas and there's an ever-growing number of Christmas markets, large and small, that take place in the city. Get into the Christmas spirit with mulled wine, seasonal fayre and hand-crafted presents.

  • Explore Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon

    On the banks of the River Avon and just to the north of the Cotswolds, lies the home of the world's most famous playwright, William Shakespeare. Discover where the Bard was born and raised, and admire the beautiful Tudor architecture of the town.

  • Hampton Court Palace

    Henry VIII's lavish royal residence, Hampton Court Palace dates back hundreds of years and is an emblem of the Tudor reign. Your private guide will lead the way, teaching you about the infamous Henry VIII as you explore his majestic palace.

  • Harry Potter's Oxford & Studio Tour

    Leave the land of Muggles behind and discover the real-life sets of Hogwarts, hidden throughout beautiful Oxford. After exploring the city, enter the magic of the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio for a chance to see the props and sets from the films.

  • Highclere Castle - The real Downton Abbey

    Made famous worldwide by the television phenomenon, Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle is home to The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon.

  • Inside Savile Row

    James Bond, Winston Churchill, The British Royal family — this is where the rich and famous throughout history have bought their clothes.

  • London like a Local

    Experience the great city of London like a local with one of our top hand-picked Blue Badge Guides, as you explore the capital by bus, underground train, boat and on foot. You’ll beat the traffic and have a great insight into what makes London tick.

  • London with a private art expert

    One of the finest cities in the world for art, London has an impressive collection of galleries and exhibitions just waiting to be explored. An art historian will join you for an insightful tour of your favorite style at one of these fantastic museums.

  • Private photography experience

    Create lasting memories of your vacation with an exclusive private photography experience. With the help of a professional photographer, capture the perfect moment while you enjoy your romantic break, family vacation or honeymoon.

  • Stonehenge and Bath day trip

    For a chance to see two of Britain's oldest sites, take a day to visit Bath and Stonehenge. Your private guide will lead you around both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, explaining the history of each and showing you beautiful countryside along the way.

  • The Golden Age of Travel on board the British Pullman

    Enjoy a fabulous journey on board the Belmond British Pullman, traveling through Kent, the garden of England as you tuck in to a delicious five-course lunch. Take in the scenic views, enjoy a glass of champagne and relax on this luxurious vintage train.

  • The real Sunday roast cooking class

    A staple of British cuisine, learn how to perfect the art of the Sunday roast in this unique cooking class. Join an expert chef and, using local produce, discover the techniques required to create the most delicious roast dinner.

  • The Seasons of Borough family cooking class

    Explore the wonders of Borough Market, home to a fantastic selection of local British produce. The ideal family experience, here adults and children alike will learn about using seasonal ingredients and create healthy, delicious dishes together.

  • Tower of London & St Paul's Cathedral on foot

    Discover two of London's most interesting landmarks with your private guide, who will teach you about the fascinating history of each. See the Crown Jewels at the Tower before hopping on an iconic red London bus to the breath-taking St Paul's Cathedral.

  • Visit Cambridge

    The city of Cambridge lies on the River Cam and is home to the world famous University of Cambridge and the exquisite architecture of its buildings.

  • Warwick Castle

    Warwick Castle is a medieval castle dating back to 1068 and originally built by William the Conqueror then developed over time, Warwick Castle now houses a collection of armoury to rival that on display at the Tower of London.

  • Windsor Castle

    The oldest continually occupied castle in the world, Windsor Castle is used as the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's main home to this day. As you explore the majestic castle your private guide will tell you all about its 900-year royal history.

  • Your free time in London - Scott Dunn suggests

    London is a sprawling metropolis, and one of the world's busiest and most vibrant cities, but after spending a few days exploring, you can really get under its skin. With a new adventure around every corner, a stay in London will be truly action-packed.

Vacation Ideas

  • Classic England

    London, Bath & Cotswolds

    from $5200 pp 8 nights

    • Explore the highlights of England with your own exclusive driver-guide
    • Get into the heart of rural England - showcasing its picturesque villages and rolling hills
    • See the major highlights including Stonehenge, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford

Location & directions

London, United Kingdom

Brown's Hotel is located in Mayfair, one of London's most popular and exclusive areas, right in the heart of the city. The hotel is easily accessible from London airports, and is close to Piccadilly Circus and Green Park for public transport links.

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