The Best Hotels to Book Near the London Stock Exchange

Mix business with pleasure at Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Paul’s
Mix business with pleasure at Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Paul’s | Courtesy of Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Paul’s / Booking.com
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3 September 2021
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The London Stock Exchange is the financial heart of the City of London, a centuries old institution that can trace its curious origins back to the coffee-house financiers of the Elizabethan age. The London Stock Exchange is the capital at its most exciting, a place where millions are won and lost everyday. And with so much money floating around, the luxury accommodation options in the City leave little to chance. Here are the best hotels near the London Stock Exchange –bookable with Culture Trip.

Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Paul’s

Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Paul’s
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Conduct business in style when you stay at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Paul’s. Start the day perusing the financial news in the paper left outside your door, before opening the windows of your spacious executive room for views over St Paul’s – one of London’s most famous landmarks. The hotel features two dedicated business floors, where you can conduct meetings or work in comfort; at the end of the day, you can work out in the gym or hit the pool for a swim.

Apex Temple Court Hotel

Apex Temple Court Hotel
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The Apex Temple Court Hotel is one for the wine connoisseur: the hotel’s sleek wine bar has one of Fleet Street’s most extensive collections of vino. At Lazy Ballerinas you can select a three wine ‘flight’ of samplers from hand-picked vintages imported from Argentina, Italy, France, Austria, New Zealand and many more destinations. Next, move onto Chambers Restaurant, where fish and chips with crushed mint peas or a sourdough club sandwich await. Finally, retire to your spacious City Room, complete with comfy sofas and comfier beds, or upgrade to the two bedroom Temple Suite to enjoy the luxuries of a modern London apartment.

The Montcalm at the Brewery London City

The Montcalm at the Brewery London City
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The Montcalm at the Brewery London City is perfect for history loving travellers, because this five-star hotel is where heritage meets luxury. Rooms at this superb offering from Montcalm, located within an 18th-century former brewery, are resplendent with marble bathrooms and Georgian windows, but very much up to date with the latest spa products from Elemis and high speed broadband for business travellers. The Montcalm’s elegant pub harks back to the hotel’s brewing past, with an ever changing selection of local ales available at The Jugged Hare.

The Rookery

The Rookery
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Immerse yourself in London’s elegant 18th-century history with a stay at the Rookery, a boutique hotel that’s located in a restored Georgian-era home in Clerkenwell. The rooms at the Rookery are vintage, with the Club Room featuring a hand-carved oak bed that dates to the 1700s. The Rook’s Nest, the best suite in the house, features a four-poster bed, an antique lawyer’s writing desk and an authentic Victorian bathing machine.

Malmaison London

Malmaison London
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From the Cosy Room for solo travellers to the spacious Signature Suite with oversized bed, every room at the Malmaison is flush with style and packed with home comforts. Bathrooms feature monsoon showers, while even the smaller single rooms feature plush double beds lined with velvety cushions. If you can drag yourself away from the comfort of the hotel room, the Chez Mal Lounge serves up an international menu, with French pastries or grilled kippers for breakfast, and Italian-style lasagna or Brick Lane-inspired tikka masala for dinner.

Vintry and Mercer

Vintry and Mercer
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Vintry and Mercer is a boutique hotel that’s inspired by the merchants, guilds and livery halls that turned the City of London into the financial powerhouse it is today. Rooms feature velvet headboards and plush furnishings that draw from London’s historic Mercers, the textilers of old, while at the Mercer Roof Terrace or DND basement bar you can enjoy wines and cocktails inspired by the Vintries – London’s historic wine merchants. Heritage is everywhere at Vintry and Mercer, but the hotel’s amenities are very much designed for contemporary travellers.

Threadneedles, Autograph Collection, London

Threadneedles, Autograph Collection, London
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If you’re visiting the London Stock Exchange on business, why not inspire your next business deal by staying in a former Victorian bank? Threadneedles is a five-star boutique hotel located within the City’s oldest (former) joint-stock bank, an elegantly refurbished building dating to 1856. The spacious executive rooms were the former offices of Victorian bankers, while the luxury suites come complete with fireplaces, antique wooden furnishings and enough space to host a small business meeting.

The Zetter Hotel

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The Zetter Hotel
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The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell is one for the eco-conscious traveller. This boutique hotel was designed with the environment in mind, and they claim to have been London’s first true ‘eco hotel’. Independently-owned and operated, the Zetter Hotel is located within a stylishly repurposed Victorian warehouse, with rooms offering vintage designs, upcycled materials and raindance showers. The best rooms at the Zetter are the rooftop studios, one of which features a freestanding bathtub on the outdoor terrace.

CitizenM London Bankside

CitizenM London Bankside
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Tech-loving business travellers should check into the CitizenM London Bankside, where the hi-tech features of the 192 ‘smart rooms’ can be remotely operated using a dedicated mobile app. The rooms at CitizenM London Bankside offer app-controlled window blinds, mood lighting and air conditioning, while in the communal ‘living room’ space you can make the most of the high speed wifi and workstations. End the day with a cool drink at the hotel’s 24/7 canteenM bar.

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