For us, The London Edition is like a magnet, we seem to keep visiting over and over again. Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that the hotel is so in vogue at the moment – it has certainly become the setting of many a cocktail party in the Punch Room, casual meetings in the Lobby Bar, and sublime dinners in the exquisite Berners Tavern. The London hotel scene can be fashionably fickle, but the testament to the success of this property is that it isn’t brand new – a few years in from a much celebrated opening, The London Edition is still going strong. Like all Editions worldwide, it’s a social hub, so don’t expect an oasis of tranquillity when you pass through its doors from a day out in London. Ian Schraeger has designed the cavernous lobby to be the place to be seen. To join the A-list, enquire about what party is on at the ‘secret’ basement bar and nightclub space, so they know that you’re in the know. The rooms are sumptuous ly minimal ist (a contradiction, we know – but see for yourself and you’ll understand) – wood panels, faux-fur, masculine, understated, yet fully decked. The front of house team were surprisingly on-point and unpretentious, despite the scenester vibe.