An Australian eye view of London's lush and delightful hotels

One of the best things about living in London is the traditional hotels in London. Not only do you admire large buildings from the outside, and sipping English breakfasts and eating scones while admiring the manicured lawns and English rose garden, you also get to stay and sleep inside the glorious buildings. There is nothing better than seeing and touching the interior of one of London's best hotels, decorated in rich heavy fabric with beautiful four-poster bed and detailed woodwork.

Rubens at the Palace is just opposite Buckingham Palace and this London hotel gives you a craving for royalty. Royal Wing Rooms are each theme of a former royal family member with rich English fabrics on the bed and curtains and beautiful royal decorative details, such as royal emblems. The four poster beds and sleeves are suitable for a king or queen. From the Palace Lounge in this four-star London hotel you can see the side pressures of The Royal Mews, the stables carrying the Royal Family. The horses are exploited in black and gold, and the wagons could be from an English adventure.

Hazlitt's 1718 has traditionally decorated Georgian-style rooms with charming and sometimes splendid furnishings, drawn from auctions across England. There are 2000 original prints hanging on the walls around the hotel and each room has its own individual name and decor. It is possible that William Hazlitt will still recognize much of the interior of this boutique hotel, although it now has many modern luxuries to suit rival London hotels.

Goring, where the Middleton family stayed before the recent royal wedding, is tucked away between Victoria and Buckingham Palace and you couldn't find a more amazing place. The rooms are very English with just a hint of eccentricity and the hotel has beautiful gardens and a beach area. Burgundy decor, shield on the wall … what more could a tourist want from as a five star hotel in London? The English breakfast in the dining room is delicious and will provide you with enough fuel for an hour of sightseeing. You could find cheap hotels in London to stay in, but you wouldn't get this great English experience if you did. If your budget doesn't stretch far enough to afford a room, High Tea has the afternoon and wander around this beautiful hotel and its surrounding gardens.