HOTEL: Edwardian Secrets at 41
In an Edwardian building filled with original wood-panelling, opposite the side entrance to Buckingham Palace, this luxe hotel is a 5-minute walk from St James's Park. The glamorous, old-world rooms and suites have marble bathrooms. There are also 1- and 2-bedroom apartments with terraces and kitchens. Other perks include champagne on arrival. Kids receive mini-bathrobes and have their own check-in, while pets have their own concierge. There's also an atmospheric champagne bar and a South African restaurant.