Whether you’re looking to shop or spa the day away, few hotels offer a cooler city experience than K West Hotel & Spa
Bowie. Bob Marley. The Kinks. What do they all have in common? Other than being some of the world’s most iconic musicians, they’ve also all played in the same building that now houses the luxurious K West Hotel & Spa.
The former BBC recording studio is now a glossy city stay found within strolling (or spending) distance of Westfield shopping centre. Inside awaits 219 contemporary rooms, as well as a restaurant, bar and award-winning spa.
A hotel fusing its musical past with contemporary interiors, hungry fans can even currently try a Bowie-inspired afternoon tea within its gleaming glass walls – should a Starman-esque scone take your fancy.
Undeniably cool, this personality-packed hotel is just as friendly as it fashionable. Amiable staff will leave you feeling at home when checking in, without an ounce of snootiness in sight.
It’s slick, it’s suave, but importantly, it’s sociable. Two nights a week, the sophisticated Studio Bar transforms to offer exciting nightlife of its own.
Dance the night away at in-house DJ sessions, where enormous chandeliers sparkle above mixologists as they craft delectable cocktails.
For something a little quieter, pay a visit to the in-house music library. A stylish ground floor room space, peruse a scattering of musical memoirs, alongside an impressive record collection.
When peckish, pull up a pew in Studio Kitchen for simple light bites in a space filled with melodic-esque artwork. Breakfast is also served here each morning, with a menu that includes everything from gluten-free avocado toast to the hearty Full English.
Upstairs, the busy energy of the lobby fades to a mellower atmosphere, where voguish rooms await. Guests can choose from six tiers of room categories, ranging from Junior Doubles to the covetable K Suite.
It’s little surprise that K West is a firm favourite with the A-list crowd – rooms are unexpectedly spacious considering the central location, plus stylish to the core.
Filled with modern furnishings, vast beds, working desks and Philippe Starck fixtures, the Executive Rooms are particularly perfect for those seeking a room to both work and unwind within.
Kitted out with luxurious extras, plan your London adventure with in-room Handy smartphones or open the bathroom door to find fluffy robes, The White Company Black Noir toiletries and stacks of cloud-like towels.
A destination in its own right, K West’s spa is a pampering playground. Treats come in the form of six treatment rooms, a relaxation room, chill area, hydrotherapy pool, experience showers and must-try Snow Paradise.
There’s also the usual steam room and sauna for those looking to let off steam, plus a large and well-equipped fitness centre.
The Wordrobe Verdict
Whether you’re looking to lap up the London life or simply lounge around in style, K West Hotel & Spa makes the perfect modern getaway.
Both fashionable and friendly, book a room here to enjoy a stay that deserves an encore of its own.
Make it happen
Where: Richmond Way, Hammersmith, London W14 0AX
Bookings: Rooms start from £109 per night. Click here to make a reservation.