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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 minimalist and chic establishment with 15 guest rooms in the heart of London. The types of accommodation available have been carefully thought out to cater for the various needs of those who wish to stay in the Theatreland area.
"Rooms have everything the traveller needs and nothing they do not"
The Mini Grand and Urban Hut rooms at One Leicester Street Hotel are designed to have everything the traveller needs and nothing that they do not. There is no "hotel-confusion" , the owners say. The lights switch on and off, the taps go from hot to cold and there’s more than a touch of glamour. The Post-Supper Rooms are intended for those who simply want a room to stay in after a night on the town. These smaller guest rooms remove the need for a taxi home after supper. The hotel owners describe them as, "Not so much a room 'with a view' as a room with a window."
The Long Room is a delightful attic suite designed to be a private retreat. It is at the building’s rooftops and can be extended to take in the whole floor with three bedrooms and a large living space.
The hotel restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and supper. Breakfast at the St John Hotel is served from 8am to 10.30am and is no after-thought. It is treated as a service in its own right – as important as other meals – if not actually the most important meal of the day. Residents and non-residents are welcome.
Items on the breakfast menu include grapefruit, orange or apple juice, prunes, granola, fruit and yoghurt, breakfast buns or toast and preserves, Madeleines and hot chocolate, bacon sandwich, buttermilk pancakes with poached rhubarb and honey, berkswell and chard omelette, grilled kippers, mushrooms on toast, boiled eggs and anchovy toast, blood sausage and beans, devilled kidneys on toast and ham, eggs and fried bread.
The bar is open from 3pm every day until midnight. It is at the heart of the building and follows the rhythms of the hotel, calm in the morning through to the buzz of the evening. It is open to non-residents and non-diners and is a place where you can sip a martini below the ghostly form of a blue whale’s belly and also enjoy some delightful snacks that are not available in the restaurant. The bar menu is available from 3pm and the hotel’s “little bun moment” is between 3pm and 5.30pm.
"Close to Soho, Theatreland, Chinatown and transport connections"
One Leicester Street is right on the edge of Leicester Square, the centre of London's cinema land. One of the signs marking the Square bears the legend "Theatreland". Major cinemas in Leicester Square include the huge Odeon Leicester Square, the Odeon Mezzanine , the Empire, the Odeon West End and the Vue. Soho is just to the north of the hotel and is famous for its fine restaurants and nightclubs. London’s Chinatown lies within Soho and the area hosts a huge festival to celebrate Chinese New Year annually.
The nearest London Underground stations are Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square, Covent Garden and Charing Cross. The nearest mainline railway station is Charing Cross. The area is in London Travelcard Zone 1 and is inside the London Congestion Charge Zone for cars.