Elegant and lavish luxury hotel in the true heart of London
Positioned on The Strand, seconds away from one of the busiest train stations in London, its impossible to find a hotel that is more central than the Charing Cross Hotel London. The Eleanor Cross, the marker used to define how far London is from anywhere in the UK, even sits just outside the building. If you want to be in the thick of it, this is the place for you.
An adapted Victorian era building, the property encompasses fine architecture from the height of the railway boom, whilst providing a modern take on dcor. The Grade I listed building, completed in 1865, is truly a sight to behold, as are the restaurants and dining areas with their high ceilings and large windows.
Each room at the Charing Cross Hotel London is equipped with your basic hotel amenities as well as a list of luxury features. Air conditioning can be found throughout, a merciful advantage on Londons close and sticky summer afternoons. Roomy bathrooms, all ensuite, include mist-proof mirrors and walk-in showers. Chambers come complete with bed(s) and a seating area to relax in, complimentary toiletries and amenities, as well as Egyptian linen sheets.
Amongst the decadent hallways youll find a cosmopolitan flavoured Brasserie, a stylish lounge (where afternoon tea is served daily), and an elegant cocktail bar. The hotel houses a gym and a Club lounge (for those staying in a suite). If its a little bit of pampering youre after, the hotel offers room beauty services such as pedicures, manicures, reflexology, and massages, perfect after a long day beating the London trek. Weddings and business events are regular occurrences in the Betjeman suite, so expect to see an assortment of guests.
In a location this central its not a case of finding something to do, rather trying to fit as much as possible. Many of the hotels room face out towards Trafalgar Square, so this is a good place to start. The historic area includes Nelsons Column, a monument to Horatio Nelson, an admiral who died during the Napoleonic wars. Youll also find statues, plinths, and fountains scattered around, as well as galleries and museums. Be warned though, if youre not too fond of birds you might want to avoid the thousands of pigeons that dwell here.
Short walks will take you to Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Westminster, and the River Thames. Here youll find some of the citys most famous landmarks (the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, and Pall Mall, to name but a few) as well as a cavalcade of theatres and performance rooms. This is Theatreland after all. Fine eateries and drinking holes are found throughout, but if youre looking for something a little different, take the short walk into Londons Chinatown district (just off Leicester Square). Here youre sure to find a treat.
With so many attractions and so much to do within such a short walk of the Charing Cross Hotel London, its almost too easy to forget that a quick journey on the underground will take you to any of Londons other boroughs and districts, where youre bound to see something a little different.