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Prefect tube strike hideaways in London

With today’s tube strike, many are facing quite a ‘detour’ as they make their way around the capital. But there’s no need to see it as a bad thing…If you find yourself getting lost in the crowds, get yourself to one of these hotels and bask in the idyllic urban bliss whilst the rest of the city mops their stressed brow.

Sip cocktails in style at a rooftop bar, hang out in a secret garden sanctuary, dine alfresco in the hippest terrace restaurants, or soak up the sun in an outdoor hot tub.  And did we mention sultry skyline views over the city at sun set?

Here are LateRooms.com’s pick of the very coolest hotels for avoiding the underground madness.

Four Seasons Canary Wharf

Set in a vibrant city centre district with views over the River Thames and London, The Four Seasons boasts both elegance and luxury. Escape from the clamour of the city below and check yourself in to the infinity edge pool where you can cool down and enjoy the view.

Doubletree Hilton – Tower of London

Everything about this hotel oozes chic city centre living. The roof top bar is the perfect spot for a cocktail in the sun. With an impressive balcony and barbeque area that boast spectacular views of the Tower of London and the River Thames, you’ll feel like you’ve got the best seat in the house.

Sanctum Soho

This stunning hotel is the epitome of indulgence. Sanctum Soho not only has a rooftop garden with an alfresco hot tub but it also boasts an underground cinema, so when the sun goes in you have the perfect evening’s entertainment lined up while you wait for the home time rush to calm down.

South Place Hotel

With eateries in the Rooftop Terrace and Secret Garden, this hotel in Londons’ financial district, not far from the West End, is perfect for those who like to indulge in more than just the hotel room.  If you’re a self-confessed foodie then South Place is definitely worth a visit in the sunshine. Angler restaurant and roof terrace provide indisputably elegant cuisine, with a knack for exquisite seafood from Britain’s shores. And when you check in for the night you’ll automatically receive exclusive access to Our Garden, a secret escape reserved for SPIES society members and guests only.

La Suite West

With the stunning refined restaurant set in a luxury private garden, it’s not just the rooms that scream class at La Suite West. Tucked away on a quiet street neighbouring London’s iconic Hyde Park, the surrounding trees and greenery create a haven that feels a world away from the surrounding city hustle.  Pop in for lunch in the sun or relax in the evening warmth instead of battling your way to the replacement bus.

ME London

This impressive nine-story hotel is perfectly placed for those looking for an escape with a view. Take time to chill out with some exquisite food at the ME’s spectacular dining facilities including Cucina Asselina and STK London.  Complete your ME experience with a visit to Radio bar, oozing with class and elegance, and with the simply jaw dropping views over London you’ll forget all your travelling troubles.