London Syon Park opened quietly last month and looks like it could be a real asset to London’s luxury hotel collective. Set in 200 acres of lush parkland by the historic seat of the Dukes of Northumberland, Syon House, it’s not far from the centre of London but is more of a country bolthole than a city stop. The vast garden houses the oldest Bonsai tree in England (180 years old), a herb and veg patch, croquet lawn and still-water trout pond (the chef will cook what you catch). Indoor highlights include a butterfly house, Brownie’s sundae bar and Kallima, an excellent spa with indoor pool and the requisitry lounge, steam and sauna. Though the place feels a little corporate overall, it ticks all the right boxes for a mini-break.
London Syon Park, Middlesex, TW8 8JF (020 7870 7777).