Book a hotel near Piccadilly Circus and you’re staying right in the thick of the central London action. The quirky shops and independent eateries of Covent Garden are a short stroll down the road, as are the theatres, cinemas, films and musicals of the West End. Don’t forget Soho, Trafalgar Square and, of course, the regal royalty of St James’ Park and Buckingham Palace. To inspire your next break in the capital, here are the best hotels near Piccadilly Circus, London – bookable with Culture Trip.
Art lover? The centrepiece of this luxury boutique hotel is a lavish bronze sculpture in the midst of a lush, green garden. Renowned British sculptor Tony Cragg created this, while the interior of the Ham Yard Hotel was styled by Kit Kemp in her contemporary English style. Each of the hotel’s rooms, suites and apartments have been individually designed. You’ll appreciate the extensive library, on-site theatre, spa facilities and bowling alley.
Start your evening with a complimentary glass of vino when you check into the Page8, a four-star boutique hotel in St Martin’s Place, before heading out to classic theatre venues. The London Coliseum, Wyndham’s Theatre and the Garrick Theatre are within walking distance. After an evening of entertainment, just sink back into the plush comforts of the hotel’s luxurious surroundings. There are marbled bathrooms, bronzed furnishings, Marshall speakers and an extravagant 49-inch television in every room.
The cosy rooms of the Zedwell Piccadilly offer weary travellers an escape from the crowded streets of Piccadilly. The calm begins in the spacious lobby, where you can use the self-check-in portals to check into the Zedwell Piccadilly at your leisure. Move through the ambient corridors of the Zedwell Piccadilly and you’ll soon be sinking into the Egyptian cotton-lined, oak finished beds in the hotel’s minimalist rooms. The hotel is serious about their guests’ well-being: you can power up with smoothies in the Lounge, recharge at the Yoga Studio, work out in the gym or simply relax in the Sky Bar.
Hotel Café Royal is a London landmark, having entertained guests with five-star service for over 150 years. Follow in the footsteps of famous faces who’ve graced the corridors, including Oscar Wilde and David Bowie. The luxury rooms are classic yet contemporary, while the award-winning Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre features an indoor swimming pool and a Turkish-inspired Hammam. Take afternoon tea in the Oscar Wilde Lounge, enjoy the elegant pastries of three-star Michelin chef Albert Adria at Cakes & Bubbles and choose from an impressive array of cocktails at the Green Bar.
The Resident Soho, hidden away on a quiet sidestreet, is designed as an encompassing escape from central London. Solo travellers can check into the compact but amenity-laden single rooms, which feature an in-room mini kitchen and work desk. Families will love the spacious Carlisle Suite, where parents sleep in the four-poster bed and kids take the pull-out sofa. The concierge team is happy to stock your mini-fridge with supermarket goodies before or during your stay, or you can order drinks directly to your rooms using the in-room dining service.
If you’re a big film fan, the victory House London Hotel is the choice for you. The 86 boutique rooms at this luxury hotel are all inspired by the classic cinema vibes of 1950s Hollywood, featuring portraits and photographs of famous film stars alongside movie memorabilia. The Victory House London Hotel is just a short walk from the cinemas of Leicester Square, while the theatres of the West End are all around you.
The Londoner, designed to be boutique in style but very much built on a grand scale, spans 16 floors in a central Leicester Square location. Staggering yet sustainable, the Londoner features an underground swimming and spa area, alongside a collection of three guest-only resident spaces. The best bit? There’s a cocktail party every evening. The Whisky Room serves up an impressive selection of tipples, while the Y Bar and Drawing Room are designed for work during the day and socialising in the evening.
Mimi’s Hotel Soho is one of the newest additions to the Piccadilly accommodation scene, but this luxury hotel’s style and design are very much rooted in history. Walk through the elegant entranceway and you’ll be greeted by an elegant mix of vintage and chic. Luxury-seeking solo travellers can check into the “tiny rooms” while those looking for more space can book the “lux rooms”. At Henson’s Bar, you’ll enjoy a morning coffee or an evening drink in front of a roaring fireplace.
The Piccadilly London West End is one for the theatre-going-foodies; this boutique hotel serves up authentic Indian street food at Hankies restaurant. Enjoy spicy rotis for breakfast, then return for a pre-theatre curry before heading out to the West End for an evening of entertainment. The 67 plush rooms at the Piccadilly London West End are all wonderfully comfortable and perfect for that much needed post-theatre sleep.
Fancy staying on Piccadilly Street? Look no further than a weekend break at The Dilly, where the heart and soul of Piccadilly have been captured in boutique-hotel form. Featuring vibrantly decorated accommodation, you can upgrade from a Dilly Classic Room to a Dilly Splendid Room for a truly spacious stay. The bright, glass dome of the Terrace at the Dilly harks back to Piccadilly’s Victorian days, while Madhu’s at the Dilly provides a much welcome element of fine Indian dining to central London.