Knightsbridge is one of the most luxurious, opulent and stylish locations in all of London. Property here is way beyond the grasp of the average Joe; shopping is so chic there is pretty much a dress code to walk the streets and restaurants are overflowing with Michelin stars. This is not exactly the cheapest corner of London to holiday in, but if you are looking for pure luxury and class then you’re looking in the right place.
There are dozens of Knightsbridge hotels to choose between, from the spectacular grandeur of The Berkley and the Mandarin Oriental to the beautiful boutique Searcys Roof Garden Rooms and the Halkin. Prices vary greatly from around £50 per room if you book mid-week accommodation in advance at a small three-star property, right through to several hundred pounds if you go for all out glamour and one of the most well known properties during a weekend and book at the last minute. Bargains are still to be had however, even at the upper end of the scale.
A great example of a plush, opulent hotel with an affordable price tag is the Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge. Knightsbridge hotels don’t come more chic and trendy than this one from Millennium Hotels. This is a four-star deluxe hotel with 222 guest rooms ranging from standard rooms through to luxury suites in the hope of catering to every budget. To get the best rates at this hotel you should book in advance – you’ll receive a 20% discount – and stay for three nights or more – you’ll get 25% off your entire stay.
Another way to save money of Knightsbridge hotels is to book mid-week. Most of these hotels cater to weekend tourists and thus during the week they are relatively quiet. If you book stays for anytime between Mondays and Thursdays you are more likely to get the advertised lead in rate or secure the latest offer.
Travelling in low season is a great way to maximise your hotel budget. October and November and February and March are known as ‘need periods’ in the London hotel industry. During these times rates are heavily discounted because people just don’t want to visit London when it’s cold and rainy. But if all you want to do is admire the art in museums and galleries like the V&A and Tate Britain, sip cocktails and eat delicious meals in swanky bars and restaurants and generally soak up all the luxury these hotels have to offer, this is a great time to book as you can save a packet.