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The Waldorf Hilton Hotel, conveniently located in London's Aldwych, completed an extensive refurbishment programme in 2004, and continues to provide not only a marvelous base from which to explore London, but also a luxurious, rich home away from home environment to all its guests. Enjoying one of London's enviable and exclusive areas between the West End and financial districts, the Waldorf Hilton Hotel is the perfect place to explore London's dramatic nightlife and theatres near to Covent Garden and Leicester Square.
The well-appointed guest rooms are available in Guest to Suite rooms dependent on your budget. Each room is distinct and beautifully styled to create a feeling of space or a classic setting and offering a unique combination of contemporary design with facilities reflecting the rich heritage of the hotel. All bedrooms feature a great selection of in-room amenities, chosen with the modern traveller in mind. These include, wall mounted plasma-screen televisions, hi-tech showers, air conditioning, a hair dryer, a safe, tea and coffee making facilities, a data port, a trouser press and high-speed Internet access (for a small charge). Upgrade to a deluxe room and you'll benefit from all of the standard facilities and comforts of Hilton guest rooms, but in more spacious surroundings.
The Hilton Waldorf has a selection of eateries to whet guests' appetites and suit all tastes. The Homage Patisserie offers a stunning backdrop of restored panelling and a perfect retreat from city life. Here you can enjoy coffee or afternoon tea, sample fine pastries from the jewel box counter by day, or champagne cocktails and canapés by night. If you require something a little more satisfying to steel you for a night on the town, the Homage Grand Salon Restaurant, originally the 1908 Grill Room, now stands in the same Grade 2 listed building, and features authentic Louis XVI style furnishings. This grand and spacious salon seats 95 and has a bar and a walk-in wine cabinet. The exquisite menu offers a taste of modern European dishes sure to ensnare the senses.
If it's a pre-theatre tipple you're seeking, look no further than the Homage Bar. A venue with many previous incarnations as the Handsom Cab & grill, the Opera Bar & the Gaslight Bar, the Homage Bar is just that; an homage to these original spaces. The bar is an intimate choice for small groups wishing either to dine or drink, with walls covered in contemporary fabric and detailed metallic panelling contrasting alongside period fixtures. Homage Bar features a gin based and classic cocktail collection.
When you explore outside the hotel you will be thrilled to find that it is in a superb location from which to explore London. With the Strand and Covent Garden just a few minutes walk away you are in the heart of London's Theatreland district, with over 20 well-reputed theatres to choose from, showing everything from mega-musicals to dramas to comedy, starring some of the UK's finest actors. Covent Garden, traditionally London's largest fruit and vegetables market, retains its position as a centre of consumerism, with a wide range of boutiques to splash some cash in. If this doesn't satiate your appetite, you can head to Oxford Street just a few minutes' walk away, where you can indulge in one and a half miles' worth of shops. Trafalgar Square with it's famous lion statues and Nelson's column is just a few minutes' from the hotel, where you can visit London’s finest art collections in the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery, whether you prefer the Renaissance or the Impressionists, you will be enchanted. You are also within walking distance of Leicester Square, Soho, Chinatown, Piccadilly Circus, South Bank venues and the River Thames where you can take a high-speed motorboat ride, or slow things down a bit with a leisurely dinner cruise.
The hotel is well located for transport in and out of London, just a few minutes' walk away from Covent Garden tube station, which services the Piccadilly line. From here you have a very convenient, direct route to Heathrow Airport and King's Cross St Pancras Station, where the Eurostar terminus is located, as well as many other central London locations. If you are driving to the hotel, it is situated just off the main A4 road, which can be accessed via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone.
With friendly staff, from the doormen who will happily recommend London activities, to the reception desk who will take the time to help you with any queries you have, the Hilton is every bit as welcoming and professional as you would expect from the trusted brand. Add to that a very central location near London's most famous landmarks and very comfortable bedrooms, which make the Hilton a good accommodation option for those who want to stay centrally without sending their budget skyrocketing. To ensure you have the most luxurious stay possible, it is worth splurging on an Executive room, which offers a wider range of amenities and larger quieter rooms. For a good view of London, ask for a room overlooking Aldwych, which offers great people watching opportunities.