At the very heart of London’s theatreland, this imposing five star hotel is something of a Leicester Square landmark. With the accent on contemporary elegance, luxe fabrics and muted shades make the individually designed rooms calming and comfortable, and the hotel’s warmth and geniality belies the red-carpet glamour of its location.
The Hampshire Bar & Restaurant buzzes and is perfect for al fresco dining on the square.
|From GBP £229.00 per night|
Leicester Square is one of London's most exciting and dynamic areas. In London's equivalent of Times Square, you're within walking distance of theatreland, China Town and a myriad of hip bars and restaurants.
On a more mellow note, there are dozens of pavement cafes in the square itself where you can muse with a cappuccino and soak up the atmosphere. You may also be lucky enough to catch A-List Celebs gliding down the red carpet, as Leicester Square is home to some of the hottest film premieres in London.
Attractions and Local Landmarks
Leicester Square, West End theatres, Chinatown, Soho clubs, bars and music venues, Royal Opera House, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, Covent Garden, Parliament, London Aquarium, British Airways London Eye, Cabinet War Rooms, St. James' Palace, Pall Mall clubs, Piccadilly Circus and Eros.
Morning: Avoid the tourists and slip into the National Gallery via the Sainsbury wing - go up the stairs and turn left. Pause at the Leonardo cartoon before strolling through to the Pollaiuolo brothers' spectacular Martyrdom of St. Sebastian. Around you are four or five of the best rooms that any gallery in the world has to offer.
Noon: Enter Chinatown and make for the New World on Gerrard Place for immaculate dim sum drawn around the room on trolleys. When you've drunk all the tea, invert the lid of the pot and more tea will arrive.
Night: Bar Italia on Frith Street remains the hippest street bar in London without even trying. Grab a table outside and enjoy London's best coffee while the nightlife unfolds before you.
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