Eccentric out-of-the-way boutique hotel in the Bloomsbury district
Lavishly set out in an almost minimalist way, the Charlotte Street Hotel London is just far enough off of the beaten track to provide you with quiet whilst being close enough to the best central London has to offer. A small but immaculately designed hotel, this is the perfect stop for those that enjoy a brush with elegance.
Situated just off of Tottenham Court Road, Londons electronic shopping hub, its surprising how few tourists find their way to Charlotte Street. It truly is a hidden gem. Visitors can expect comfort in one of the hotels 52 rooms which feature attractive dcor and all the amenities you could ask for (TV, iPod dock, DVD player, Radio, Minibar).
The hotel itself has some intriguing features also. As well as valet parking, laundry, and wireless internet connectivity, youll also discover a gym, library, and even a private cinema screening room. These latter two are pure touches of eccentricity. In terms of fine dining, the Charlotte Street Hotel London boasts an elegant bar and bistro style restaurant. A continental breakfast is added, at a surcharge, to those wishing to dine during the morning.
Whilst the peace and quiet will be appreciated its likely youll want to get out there in the hustle and bustle at some point. One of the benefits of Charlotte Streets location is that you are not only within walking distance of some of Londons most popular attractions, but youre also seconds away from Goodge Street underground station where the Northern Line will take you to the northern and southern most points of the city.
Those looking for a gentle stroll can visit the picturesque Bloomsbury neighbourhood, checking out the likes of the British Museum, St Pancras train station, the University of London, and Russell Square, all of which are delightfully beautiful on a sunny day. The more daring might want to wrestle with the crowds on Oxford Street, only a short walk from the hotel. Here youll be able to visit some of the UKs finest stores. After youve battled your way through the tills, take a break in Hyde Park, at Oxford Streets western end.
If walkings not your thing, the tube will get you to all of these places and more. Theartreland is only a few stops down the line. London Bridge is a major station on the Northern Line and is a good starting point for a visit to the River Thames and landmarks such as the Tower of London, the London Eye, and Tower Bridge.
Head north and you can visit the colourful Camden Town area. Full of markets, alternative stores, punks, and a multicultural environment, this part of London is truly different to anything youre likely to see elsewhere. While youre at it, why not have a drink by the canal? Surprisingly such a simple chore feels thoroughly relaxed despite the hustle and bustle going on around you.
Perfect for checking out all of the main sights and sounds of the city, yet hidden away enough for harmony, the Charlotte Street Hotel London does a good job of ticking all of the boxes.