Ahh, the Sanderson (must say in English accent: Sanduhson).
We come to London every year (anywhere from 1-3x/year) and the ONLY hotel I’ve ever stayed in is the Sanderson. The rooms are spacious and peaceful, the service impeccable and the location is super central—just off Oxford Street.
Another Ian Schrager/Philippe Starck combo—it’s since been sold—but it keeps its dreamy, eclectic aesthetic true to its former counterparts.
Walk into the lobby…
And you’ll find yourself in a large airy chair museum. Chairs of all shapes, sizes + textures are scattered around including a bubble egg chair hanging from the ceiling, a pair of red lips you can sit on (don’t forget a selfie) and a luxurious powder-blue sofa that stretches all the way down the wall fit for a King/Queen.
The hotel is a bit like dropping into the world of Alice in Wonderland—you can’t forget to visit the Japanese-inspired Courtyard Garden for their famous Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea. You’ll get a tall platter of savory dishes (smoked salmon quails egg with caviar, bite-sized finger sandwiches + more) and desserts shaped like lady bugs, worms in cups, “Drink Me” potions and even little black paper crowns. So adorable.
The Penthouse at the Sanderson takes up the entire 7th/8th floor (with its own private elevator) and features two bedrooms, a kitchenette and a fabulous view of London. It’s a spacious 2400 square feet and it’s truly breathtaking when you walk in with its sensual and dramatic details—the handwoven rug for instance was inspired by a painting by 15th century painter Filippino Lippi. True to the Sanderson design, most of the walls are draped with sheer white silk drapes making it sooo dreamy.
The rest of the rooms in the hotel are just as striking—dove grey and lemon color palette with custom art and a large silver sleigh-bed situated in the room off-center. The bathroom is contained in a transculent glass box illuminated by a relaxing shade of aqua. Some rooms come with an outdoor terrace which is so nice if your pup (and you!) want to lie out for some sun.
[ Keep reading below to watch my video tour of the Penthouse ]
MiaCara ‘Como’ soft suede collar
All photography by: Jasmina Haskovic