While Brexit is on the horizon, now may be the time to go back to London to admire some of the most beautiful buildings from the Victorian era. One last time? Updated by interior designer Joyce Wang, this hotel (which has seen Churchill and the many years of the Queen’s reign) offers an elegant experience unlike any other. From the hall’s marble to the silk in the rooms or century-old wooden floors, the Mandarin feels like it’s been frozen in time. Under your window, hose guards will make their round in the morning, while butlers in top hats will open the doors for you. Perfectly located just a few steps away from Harrods and Harvey Nichols, in front of Hyde Park, the hotel provides some fresh air all the while staying close to the city’s beating heart. Extra points for the luxury spa you sure won’t miss after a day walking around the city, and for its 17-meter-long pool.