The chosen hangout of Oscar Wilde and HG Wells in the 19th century, Café Royal reopened in 2012 as a super-luxe hotel, and they now have their long-awaited wedding licence - hurrah! With a host of wedding planners and more than a few event spaces to choose from (think glam bars and opulent ballrooms), you'll be spoilt for choice.

BEST WEDDING VENUES IN THE CAPITAL

Our favourite? The Pompadour Ballroom, with its mirrored panels and stunning gilded ceiling (left). Throw open the doors onto the terrace and watch your guests gawp at the sweeping views of Regent Street and Piccadilly Circus.

Ceremony capacity: 120; Package cost per head: £120; www.hotelcaferoyal.com