What We Love
- Central location close to London’s theater district and royal parks
- Glamorous period-style design by Kit Kemp
- The consistently thoughtful and attentive staff
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- The hotel regularly hosts private parties and weddings
- Steer clear of the first floor to avoid the party noise from the downstairs pool area
- Forget about the tiny gym; wandering around London will give you enough exercise
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The Haymarket may be one of London’s top luxury boutique hotels, but its cozy, detailed design — courtesy of the Firmdale Group’s co-founder and design guru, Kit Kemp — makes it feel like a welcoming home away from home. The 50-room hotel is just a couple of blocks from Piccadilly Circus in the buzzing heart of the capital, but the ultra-spacious, sun-drenched guest rooms feel a world away, done up in the vibrant springtime palette of pinks, greens and yellows that (the property’s signature). For the theater crowd, colorful Brumus Restaurant offers pre- and post-performance set dinners, while the light-filled conservatory is a quiet spot for afternoon tea away from the busy city. Before checking out, be sure to check out the 60-foot basement pool, illuminated by a mesmerizing kinetic light sculpture.
In the Area
With a prime spot in trendy Soho, the Haymarket is a perfect base for exploring central London. The hotel is just five minutes from Trafalgar Square and the National Portrait Gallery, with its 16,000 portraits. Don’t miss the permanent exhibition “Twentieth-Century Americans” on the third floor. For a dose of retail therapy, head to Regent Street, where high-street favorites include Jaeger, T.M. Lewin, and Duchess of Cambridge–approved Reiss. You’ll want to make reservations in advance if you’re hoping to experience The Wolseley, a perennial hot spot famous for its celeb-spotting and fine dining. And, for a dose of fresh air, take your pick of nearby royal parks including Green Park, St. James Park, and the largest of all, Hyde Park.
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Absolutely hands down my favorite hotel in London. Ambiance, service, amenities, decor. Classic London feel on the exterior, fabulous location and super comfortable rooms. Didn't want to leave. Came to this hotel after having a less than desirable experience at a hotel around the corner. Haymarket Hotel desk staff were so accommodating and even let us look at the room beforehand. Can't recommend enough. Wonderful!
Fantastic stay at the Haymarket Hotel. From when we arrived until we left, the staff couldn’t do enough to help.
We were celebrating our anniversary and we were treated to a complimentary upgrade to a spectacular room with roll top bath (see pics).
We took full advantage of the facilities during our stay, swimming in the luxurious underground pool, enjoying a leisurely breakfast (open until 11) and a couple of glasses of champagne in the bar.
Location is spot on for shopping or catching a show. We’ll be back again soon!
Our stay in this hotel was a wonderful experience. The staff were warm and welcoming and we enjoyed excellent service throughout.
The pool facility was an added bonus and it was fantastic.
The Haymarket is in a great location and offers such a truly wonderful experience that I am already planning my next visit. Highly recommend.
We decided to stay again at The Haymarket in October,We were highly delighted at the welcome we received and the acknowledgement that we were returning and valued customers.We were given an upgrade to a suite, very quiet and beautifully decorated.
The staff were extremely pleasant especially Donatella.The hotel is situated on busy Haymarket handy for the National Gallery (2 mins) and in the heart of theatre land but is amazingly quiet.Will be my first choice in future.
If I won the lottery I would live in this hotel for most of the year. It’s as simple as that. The service is amazing, the hotel is beautiful and the cocktail bar and restaurant are amongst the best I’ve ever been to. It’s pricey but worth every penny.