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Metropolitan, London

24 March 2016

Words: Mark Evans / Images: Metropolitan

While most central London addresses sit firmly in a box marked ‘exclusive’ these days, there nevertheless still remains a certain cachet for those in the W1 postcode: Mayfair.

Monopoly’s most expensive property is home to the Metropolitan, a hotel of suitably exclusive stature, sitting opposite Hyde Park, on Park Lane. Surprisingly modern and minimalist for such traditional surroundings, the Metropolitan is clear product of its parent COMO brand; contemporary, slick, sophisticated. There’s a branch of Nobu, the Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant, whilst its Met Bar remains a haven for the West London after-work crowd.

Rooms are clutter free and minimal in style; clean whites and unfussy woods are broken only by hints of pastel colours, and a recent refurbishment adds another layer of slick modernity. Finally, should you require a little more candy for the eye, the views across the beautiful greens of Hyde Park and out towards Harrods and Brompton Oratory are glorious.