Oxford Circus forms the junction between two of central London’s premiere shopping streets, Oxford Street and Regent Street. This highly desirable central location means that hotel prices are high. Oxford Circus Station is a busy hub for the London Underground system with three different lines converging there. Just to the southeast of Oxford Circus is Soho with its eclectic selection of bars, restaurants, cafes and clubs. A 10-minute walk south down Regent Street brings you to Piccadilly Circus with its iconic statue of Eros.
Courthouse Doubletree by Hilton London-Regent Street
Set in a three-story Georgian building that was once a courthouse, the ultra-modern public areas of the Courthouse Doubletree by Hilton London-Regent Street make a striking contrast with the 19th-century exterior. The hotel is a three-minute walk from Oxford Circus, and guest amenities include a spa and indoor swimming pool. The hotel has two restaurants: the Carnaby, which serves a French and Mediterranean brasserie menu, and the Silk, which is housed in a former courtroom and offers Asian fusion cuisine. (Ref 2)
Opened in 1865 and housed in a magnificent Victorian building including a nine-story turret, the Langham Hotel is just off Regent Street, a few minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus. Guests savor European cuisine cooked with British ingredients in the Landau, enjoy a cocktail in the Artesian or take English afternoon tea, including champagne, in the Palm Court. If you want to try the delights of a traditional English pub, both the George and the Cock Tavern are a few steps from the hotel.
Holiday Inn London-Oxford Circus
A 10-minute walk from Oxford Circus, the Holiday Inn London-Oxford Circus occupies a Victorian property built in neoclassical style. The on-site restaurant, Oliver’s, serves a full English breakfast with a menu featuring European dishes available later in the day. Alternative dining options nearby include 2 Veneti, which serves Italian specialties, Maroush 5, which offers Lebanese-style Mediterranean dishes and Rasa, which offers authentic Indian food. The hotel is around the corner from the Wigmore Hall, one of London’s most important classical music venues.
The Sanderson Hotel is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the Oxford Circus London Underground Station. The hotel’s 1950s building has chic interiors by French style guru Philippe Starck, combining a minimalist design with strong colors and quirky furnishings. The Agua Spa offers beauty treatments, aromatherapy and massages. The Hotel’s Suka restaurant offers Malaysian dishes prepared in French style. For an altogether more traditionally British experience, pop around the corner to the Blue Posts pub, which serves traditionally brewed Samuel Smith’s ales.
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