3 star urban cool hotel
17 Moor Street, Soho, W1D 5APShow on map
"out of town cost - on the doorstep location - and its FUNKY!" Z Hotel's funky moniker and description as 'The Urbanite stay' denotes the kind of hip young crowd it attracts. The uber-modern hotel offers very... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
6 Frith Street , Soho, W1D 3JAShow on map
The Hazlitts is a superior standard hotel offering modern stylish accommodations in historic Georgian buildings, located in the heart of Soho. Combining vintage style with modern conveniences, Hazlitt's is a... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
65 - 73 Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly, W1D 6EXShow on map
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 »
4 star contemporary hotel
20 Mercer Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9HDShow on map
The quintessential Covent Garden rendezvous, the newly transformed Radisson Edwardian Mercer Street effortlessly blends with the boutique appeal of its neighbourhood. A landmark in Seven Dials village, this is... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
1 Leicester Place, Leicester Square, WC2H 7BPShow on map
Ibis Leicester Square Hotel London All children under 15 years stay free of charge when using existing beds This is no ordinary Premier Inn, all the bedrooms "float" on neoprene pads to significantly... Read More »
4 star urban cool hotel
1 Leicester Street, Leicester Square, WC2H 7BLShow on map
"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 »
5 star city chic deluxe hotel
10 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9HBShow on map
"Chic hotel with opulent rooms in the heart of London's entertainment district" Covent Garden Hotel is a 5-Star deluxe hotel in London’s theatre district. This is the place to stay if you want luxurious... Read More »
Bed and Breakfast
7 Monmouth St, Covent Garden, WC2H 9DAShow on map
Covent Garden has a noted place in London's history as the longest running market in the city and as a more salubrious footnote as the home of London's theatre district, which was once synonymous with... Read More »
5 star urban cool deluxe hotel
10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, W1D 6QFShow on map
"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 »
3 star classic hotel
10, Coventry Street, Leicester Square, W1D 6BZShow on map
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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Italian palazzo-fronted and with an interior of Art Deco splendour, this was one of the classiest additions to Old Compton Street on its 1930 debut.
Like much of surrounding Soho the Prince Edward has a wild and extravagant past; designed to offer the height of luxury to patrons with major musicals in mind, the Prince Edward struggled for a niche and ran into trouble with the authorities when temporary statues of four scantily-clad ladies outside were ordered to be removed - despite there being plenty more titillating sights around the sinful streets of Soho in the mid-1930s.
It became a cabaret restaurant with a revolving dancefloor in 1936 offering up entertainments like 'Ladies And Their Dogs' - where chic models would parade around the stage with matching hounds - and made a fortune, until the outbreak of WWII put paid to such frivolities.
The Queensbury All-Services Club made morale-boosting recordings here during the war with stars like Vera Lynn, Glenn Miller and Bing Crosby all doing their bit for the Blitz Spirit. And in the 50s Cinerama moved in, the Prince Edward's 64-foot screen ideal for the visual extravaganzas of this Hollywood period - in particular, Stanley Kubrick's hallucinogenic masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey ran for over a year.
It took until 1978 for the Prince Edward to find a musical glamorous enough for its surroundings: Andrew Lloyd-Webber's Evita was that show, setting up shop for eight years and making a star out of Elaine Paige.
The Prince Edward never looked back, and the likes of Martin Guerre, Mamma Mia, Mary Poppins and Crazy For You all succeeded in style here: the current phenomenon is Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons that West End audiences just adore.
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