Hotels in London Near Piccadilly

by Patrick M. Lind
A view of London from the Thames River.

A view of London from the Thames River.

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A hotel close to Piccadilly Circus puts guests in the perfect location to enjoy the lively neighborhood around Piccadilly with its numerous bars, boutique shops and gourmet restaurants and close to other major landmarks like Buckingham Palace, the National Gallery and Hyde Park. Most of the hotels emphasize a traditional London design, allowing guests to immerse deeply into the city’s rich historic and cultural heritage.

Le Meridien Piccadilly

Le Meridien Piccadilly is situated at Piccadilly, right at Piccadilly Circus. The historic building welcomes with its British Regency-style high ceilings, stucco walls, marble floors and designer furniture. Guests sleep in spacious rooms and suites that feature a combination of contemporary design and antique furniture. Mornings at the hotel start with a large breakfast buffet with continental and classic English breakfast specialities before guests can explore the city center or relax at the on-site wellness area with indoor swimming pool, fitness room and sauna. At night, guests can eat international and Mediterranean cuisine at the terrace restaurant and bar lounge.

Haymarket Hotel

A stylish yet homey atmosphere with hardwood floors, plush furniture, large modern art paintings and carefully placed collectibles awaits guests at the Haymarket Hotel. The 50 rooms and suites are characterized by a traditional English country home decor with pattern armchairs, exclusive colorful textiles and antique dressers. Paintings, decorative lamps and fresh flowers add to their friendly appearance. The hotel offers a spa area with indoor pool and gym and a classic English afternoon tea with pastries and tea specialities served in the cozy library or conservatory room. An a-la carte restaurant serves international gourmet cuisine and a breakfast buffet.

The Ritz London

The Ritz London is one of the most luxurious addresses at Piccadilly Circus. Its opulent historic facade opens to an elegant interior, giving it an old-world classiness. Trompe l’oeil wall paintings, marble floors and a magnificent staircase await guests in the lobby area and lead to the rooms and suites. They feature a sumptuous design with chandeliers, antique furniture, brocade textiles, stucco walls and French cascade windows. The Palm Court is a highlight of the hotel where a traditional English afternoon tea is served in a genuine historic palace setting. A restaurant and bar serve gourmet cuisine and a drink. Guests should remember to pack a jacket and tie as a formal dress is required in all public rooms of the hotel.

Sofitel London St. James

Sofitel London St. James resides in a historic landmark building, 0.2 miles from Piccadilly Circus. Its classic facade opens to a sophisticated interior reminiscent of an old English Gentlemen’s club with marble floors, antique armchairs, mahogany furniture and naturalistic portraits. Fresh flower bouquets and precious collectibles add an elegant friendliness to the design. Rooms and suites carry on this feeling of grandeur enhanced by modern French design elements, exquisite fabrics and natural hues like chocolate, olive and almond. A French spa and gym allow for escape from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding city center. Culinary facilities include a French brasserie, a rose lounge serving tea specialities and a bar.

About the Author

Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for ChicagoSporting.com. He received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East.

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