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Cafe Royal Hotel

68 Regent Street, London, W1B 5EL

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  • Review score: 6.9 / 10

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Cafe Royal Hotel
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Cafe Royal Hotel

68 Regent Street, Regent Street, W1B 5EL

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The Cafe Royal Hotel, steeped in History, recently underwent extensive renovation. A beloved institution from a bygone era, now a 5* Hotel, located on London's Regent Street For over 100 years The... Read More »

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Review score: 6.9

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  • Area: Regent Street
  • Near: Piccadilly Circus
  • Station: Leicester Square (0.5km)
  • Style: 5 star city chic deluxe hotel
  • Rooms: 159
  • Guest score: 6.9 / 10
  • Distance away: 0.1km

Total price £307.80

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Le Meridien Piccadilly

21 Piccadilly, Piccadilly, W1J 0BH

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Le Meridien Hotel Piccadilly is located in one of the exceedingly grand Victorian buildings, which line the vibrant Piccadilly area, a location that built its fortunes on fashion and exquisite food and home... Read More »

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Review score: 8.0

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  • Area: Piccadilly
  • Near: Piccadilly Circus
  • Station: Green Park (0.5km)
  • Style: 5 star city chic deluxe hotel
  • Rooms: 280
  • Guest score: 8.0 / 10
  • Distance away: 0.1km

Total price £259.00

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  • Group: Starwood

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W Hotel
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W London Hotel

10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, W1D 6QF

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"A funky design driven hotel in the very heart of London's West End" In the heart of London’s West End, W London Leicester Square is a deluxe hotel that mixes luxury with innovative design. It has 192... Read More »

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Review score: 6.0

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  • Area: Leicester Square
  • Near: Prince of Wales Theatre
  • Station: Leicester Square (0.2km)
  • Style: 5 star urban cool deluxe hotel
  • Rooms: 192
  • Guest score: 6.0 / 10
  • Distance away: 0.2km

Total price £270.00

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Thistle Piccadilly Hotel
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Thistle Piccadilly Hotel

10, Coventry Street, Leicester Square, W1D 6BZ

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If it's night life you're looking for, then the Thistle Piccadilly, London puts you right at the heart of the city's after-hours culture. From theatres, cinemas and entertainment to late-night drinking dens,... Read More »

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Review score: 6.7

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  • Area: Leicester Square
  • Near: Prince of Wales Theatre
  • Station: Leicester Square (0.2km)
  • Style: 3 star classic hotel
  • Rooms: 92
  • Guest score: 6.7 / 10
  • Distance away: 0.2km

Total price £111.18

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  • Group: Thistle

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Hampshire Hotel

31-36 Leicester Square, Leicester Square, WC2H 7LH

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The Radisson Edwardian Hampshire Hotel is located in one of Leicester Square's rare quiet spots, at the heart of London's theatre district. Its elegant facade contrasts with the vibrant nightlife, theatres,... Read More »

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Review score: 8.3

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  • Area: Leicester Square
  • Near: Prince of Wales Theatre
  • Station: Leicester Square (0.2km)
  • Style: 5 star classic deluxe hotel
  • Rooms: 124
  • Guest score: 8.3 / 10
  • Distance away: 0.2km

Total price £170.40

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One Leicester Street
(was the St John Hotel)
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One Leicester Street

1 Leicester Street, Leicester Square, WC2H 7BL

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"Chic hotel in Central London offering fresh bread, fine wines and quality dining" One Leicester Street, formerley the St John Hotel, is run by The Unlisted Collection" group of hotels. It is a superb... Read More »

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Review score: 5.9

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  • Area: Leicester Square
  • Near: Prince of Wales Theatre
  • Station: Leicester Square (0.2km)
  • Style: 4 star urban cool hotel
  • Rooms: 15
  • Guest score: 5.9 / 10
  • Distance away: 0.2km

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Shaftesbury Piccadilly Hotel

65 - 73 Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly, W1D 6EX

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The Shaftesbury Piccadilly Hotel may have a low-key entrance, but once inside you are welcomed by smart, boutique chic, with sleek surfaces in bright colours at this extremely well located Best Western Premier... Read More »

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Review score: 7.7

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  • Area: Piccadilly
  • Near: French House
  • Station: Leicester Square (0.2km)
  • Style: 3 star classic hotel
  • Rooms: 67
  • Guest score: 7.7 / 10
  • Distance away: 0.3km

Total price £133.00

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  • Group: Best Western

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Sofitel St James Hotel
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Sofitel St James Hotel

6 Waterloo Place, St James's Park, SW1Y 4AN

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The Sofitel St. James Hotel is a 186 room, luxury 5 star hotel based in Westminster, South West London. This lies in Zone 1 of the Underground system.  The closest tube station to the Sofitel St. James is... Read More »

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Review score: 9.5

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  • Area: St James's Park
  • Near: Her Majestys Theatre
  • Station: Great Portland Street (0.4km)
  • Style: 5 star deluxe modern hotel
  • Rooms: 186
  • Guest score: 9.5 / 10
  • Distance away: 0.3km

Total price £220.80

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3 star classic hotel

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Royal Trafalgar Hotel

Whitcomb Street, Leicester Square, WC2H 7HG

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The Royal Trafalgar Hotel enjoys an exclusive and extremely rare advantage over many of the hotels placed in the heart of London. The hotel is right next door to one of London's busiest areas, Trafalgar... Read More »

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Review score: 7.2

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  • Area: Leicester Square
  • Near: Haymarket Theatre Royal
  • Station: Leicester Square (0.3km)
  • Style: 3 star classic hotel
  • Rooms: 108
  • Guest score: 7.2 / 10
  • Distance away: 0.3km

Total price £141.78

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  • Group: Thistle

5 star city chic deluxe hotel

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Sanctum Soho Hotel

20 Warwick Street, Soho, W1B 5NF

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The Sanctum Soho Hotel is a stunning haven of chic, contemporary style in London's West End, close to the Marylebone district of London, home to The Wallace Collection, Madame Tussaud's waxwork museum and the... Read More »

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Review score: 5.7

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  • Area: Soho
  • Near: Carnaby Street
  • Station: Oxford Circus (0.5km)
  • Style: 5 star city chic deluxe hotel
  • Rooms: 30
  • Guest score: 5.7 / 10
  • Distance away: 0.3km

Total price £165.00

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Within easy shooting distance of one of Eros' arrows and surrounded by a panorama of Piccadilly's world-famous neon lights, this has got to be the grandest address of any theatre in London. 

 

The Circus wasn't always like this, however, and this building's history dates back long before Piccadilly was even built - back in the 1600s, a coaching inn called the White Bear stood on the site, providing sleep and sustenance for aristocrats travelling the leafy highways of the then-nascent city. 

 

As London prospered and landmarks like Regent Street popped up alongside - as well as the clearance of some of the city's worst slums to create modern-day Shaftesbury Avenue - the White Bear became a lavishly decorated dining rooms and concert hall complex called the Criterion in 1873. 

 

Enter, from stage right, Charles Wyndham, one of London's great theatre managers, who made the theatre a leading light opera house until 1899 - even though the underground location of the theatre meant that fresh air had to be pumped into the auditorium to stop the audience being asphixiated by the gas lighting used by most venues at the time. 

 

Terence Rattigan - rarely performed today but the pioneer of stiff-upper-lip 1930s English romantic drama - was patronised by the Criterion in the inter-war years, launching his career, and the theatre was requisitioned by the BBC during WWII as its underground location made it safe from Blitz attack; most BBC broadcasts of variety entertainment during the war were recorded here. 

 

The theatre mercifully survived a redevelopment scare in the 70s and thrives today; the irreverent fun of the Reduced Shakespeare Company held court here for nine years, and a cheekily brilliant adaptation of John Buchan's thriller The 39 Steps has settled in, with four actors playing 150 characters and winning numerous awards in the process. 

 

Tickets are much more affordable than some of London's theatres, and you can use some of this saving for a pre-theatre meal at Marco Pierre-White's opulent but not bank-breaking Criterion Restaurant next door.

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