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The Levin 4.0

Knightsbridge, London, England

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Pros

  • Intimate boutique experience with emphasis on service
  • Comfortable and quiet rooms with big flat-screen TVs
  • Luxurious bathrooms have heated floors
  • All rooms have champagne-stocked minibars
  • Delicious continental breakfast served daily
  • Excellent location for upscale Knightsbridge shopping
  • Penguin book mini-library in all rooms
  • Elegant Le Metro Brasserie on-site

Cons

  • Expensive parking
  • Cancellation charge

Bottom Line

The Levin is a tiny, 12-room boutique hotel with an emphasis on personalized service. Comfortable and quiet rooms are reached by a charming 1940s cage elevator. All rooms have big flat-screen TVs, champagne-stocked minibars, and bathrooms with heated floors. A delicious continental breakfast is included in the nightly rate and is served each morning in the on-site restaurant. This chic hotel with sophisticated decor is centrally located for London shopping. The art deco vibe and delicious fare at Le Metro Brasserie help make this family-run hotel a good pick in London.

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Scene

Intimate and stylish with an art deco vibe

The Bar at Le Metro Restaurant

The Levin was founded by experienced hotelier David Levin. This 12-room hotel is an intimate, family-run affair that offers warm personalized service. For example, there is no big front desk, but instead a beautiful reception room. There are some great special features at the hotel, including a Ralph Lauren honesty bar and a minibar stocked with a variety of champagne in every room. Art deco colors and shapes dominate the decor. In Le Metro Brasserie and beyond, the scene is laid-back and elegant.

Location

In Knightsbridge, near excellent shopping

Map of The Levin

The Levin is located a three-minute stroll from the Knightsbridge tube station. The location is ideal for shopping, as Harrods, Harvey Nichols, and Sloane Street are all nearby. Knightsbridge is a primarily affluent shopping and residential area, populated by well-heeled locals. This neighborhood is home to some of London's wealthiest residents, including Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich. In addition to shopping, other London attractions are within easy walking distance, including Hyde Park and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

  • 3-minute walk to Knightsbridge shopping district including designer shops and Harrods
  • 6-minute walk to Beauchamp Place for local dining and shopping
  • 6-minute walk to Hyde Park
  • 12-minute walk to the Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 13-minute walk to the Natural History Museum
  • 13-minute walk to Sloane Square shopping district and Saatchi Art Gallery
  • 15-minute walk to the Science Museum
  • 14-minute tube ride to Piccadilly circus and the theater district
  • 17-minute tube ride to Covent Garden
  • 20-minute bus ride to Notting Hill Gate and Portobello Market
  • 20-minute tube ride to Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, and scenic walks along the Thames
  • 22-minute tube ride to Trafalgar Square, National Portrait Gallery, London ICA, Tate Modern, and the Southbank

Rooms

Tailored for comfort and style, with art deco flair

Champagne minibar

The 12 rooms at the Levin are spacious, comfortable, and stocked with luxury amenities. The rooms were designed with the 1930s in mind, and feature fabrics by British designer William Yeoward and lighting by Porta Romana.

Features

Champagne minibars and an honesty bar

Reception Room

The small, boutique Levin hotel has a few features to offer. In the room, Champagne minibars are a unique touch. The hotel also has an honesty bar.

Food

On-site brasserie, and options at the sister hotel next door

Le Metro Restaurant

Le Metro Brasserie & Bar serves delicious classics in a casual, contemporary setting. Guests looking for a more formal dining affair can go next door to the Levin's sister hotel, the Capital.

  • Le Metro Brasserie is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Address

28 Basil Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 1AS, United Kingdom

Room Types

  • Calssic Exectuive Double Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Junior Suite

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