Where to Stay: Metropolitan COMO

Once known as London’s hedonistic go-to hangout for the Brit-pop scene, the Metropolitan hotel has long been an establishment in the spotlight. Now part of the COMO Group, Metropolitan by COMO boasts commitment to wellbeing and innovative integrated technology, not to mention a lavish redesign completed this summer.

Nestled on Old Park Lane, with views of sprawling Hyde Park, the hotel provided the perfect base this London Fashion Week – an urban haven amidst a busy show schedule.


Linzi Coppick of Forme Partnership completed a top-to-toe redesign, completing in September. Influenced by the surroundings of Hyde Park, natural hues and textures including Italian Radica stone, American walnut and sycamore span communal areas and the 144 rooms. Organic forms inspire design-led panelling whilst sun-soaked white and vivid yellow add a bright freshness to spaces.

Within rooms, the clean, calming aesthetic continues; luxurious King size beds float atop timber bases and chaise-like seating is set in every window overlooking the lush greenery beyond.  In-room functionality and entertainment is simply at the touch of a button too, with a single console to operate everything from the curtains to temperature and atmospheric lighting.


From entering the hotel, you’re greeted by soothing influences, from the fragrance that lingers in reception, to the ‘no hassle’ approach of the team, even stemming to open spaces designed for guests to meet or relax. Breakfast is a real treat, nutritious, and beautifully presented, plus set in one of these very spaces; light, airy and perfectly setting you up for the morning ahead.


Naturally, a little pampering during fashion month doesn’t go amiss and the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape is a spa experience that takes a personalised approach to fitness and wellbeing. Their services increasingly include collaborations with wellness experts from around the globe, from counsellors to Reiki healers. And if you prefer a different kind of wind-down after a busy day, the infamous Met Bar provides cocktails from expert mixologists – you can even take a masterclass if you’re interested in learning new, entirely valuable, skills. The hotel’s Japanese-Peruvian eatery Nobu is a must of course, serving their renowned, faultless cuisine to hotel guests and London’s glitterati alike.

About the Author

Based just outside London, Sarah-Leigh Bunting is a seasoned editor and marketer, having worked with some of the world's biggest fashion and interior brands and retailers. In 2012 Sarah-Leigh co-founded What Peggy Did Next (http://www.whatpeggydidnext.co.uk/), an event and communications agency based in the UK. You can follow Sarah on... Instagram - @sarah_leigh_b Twitter - sarah_leigh_b Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SarahLeighsStyleFiles/