The Lanesborough has re-opened its much-loved doors this summer following an extensive 18-month refurbishment - and it's looking good.

One of the city's most iconic hotels, located just moments away from Knightsbridge and Buckingham Palace, the new look is full to the brim with unashamed luxury and sheer elegance. Think 'Pemberley Comes To London!' (the original Regency style is breath-taking) with all the subtle mod cons you would expect from a modern, five-star property.

A crack team of artisans were employed to create the stunning design including crystal specialists, bronzers, gilders and embroiderers while hidden tech is included as standard; you control practically everything from the service to your curtains on your Sony tablet.

You get the (luxe) picture, in fact it now joins the elite Oetker collection, a small group of luxury hotels around the world, including its sister property Le Bristol, in Paris - a firm Brides favourite.

And the hotel in numbers? 93 rooms and suites including a Royal Suite (which extends to 7 bedrooms - yes, really), 23 private butlers on call day and night, 7 brand new private dining rooms (the palatial setting of The Belgravia is the bees knees), a fleet of 14 luxury cars to whizz you around the capital (including a Rolls Royce Phantom), and - rumour has it - around £80million spent on its renovation. Phew. Yes, it is eye-wateringly expensive (rooms start at £720 a night) but if you're looking for a first night in the city with maximum indulgence and frills-a-plenty, this is the blow-the-budget bolthole for you.;