You may remember the phenomenon that was Britpop. And the stars of Britpop used to hang and fall out of the doors of Mayfair’s Met Bar at the COMO Metropolitan Hotel. Now Britpop is making a resurgence with the likes of Sam Smith flying the flag, so is the hotel, albeit having had a facelift and with that, renewed confidence.
Opening in the nineties as the contemporary player in Park Lane’s stiffer, white-gloved cluster of luxury hotels, it quickly gained a reputation as the hipster of Hyde Park Corner. Now complete with a live-fire grill restaurant Gridiron, Nobu and Shambhala urban escape city-spa, it is firmly one of London’s most stylish sleeps – but who comes to London to sleep?