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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
How to Get There
Lovely hotel next to Trafalgar Square. This hotel is close to perfect. The staff was great. It is in a terrific location, close to National Gallery and theatre district. Hotel also has an indoor pool along with a nice gym.
Stayed here for seven nights in preparation for the London Marathon after travel from Sydney. There is a beautiful pool area and I also had massages before and after the run. We stayed in a suite which was spacious and comfortable. The service was really excellent all around.
Very comfortable hotel, lovely friendly staff and everything you may need on hand apart from coffee and tea making service in the room. Order the club sandwich and fries after a hard day out walking around London, it is very filling and fresh. Or book a table in the restaurant and you can watch the theatre goes queue for the Phantom. Lovely decor and everywhere you go there are amazing arm chairs or settees to sit on and wait for the family to gather.
If you’re looking for a business hotel with a personality or want a weekend away in the city with your partner or family then look no further . Sharon Pinchbeck leads a team which other 5 star hotels could learn a lot from . Every team member we encountered are at the top of their game . The ethos of the hotel hugely professional, attentive, yet friendly, welcoming and not a hint of stuffiness . The design of the property is simply stunning . The whole building is impeccably clean . Attention to detail is amazing . They made our daughter feel so special , cookies and milk to personalised toiletries and a robe in her size . The restaurant is as good as any in the capital from breakfast through to dinner and the bar is worth a visit for the cocktails which are as good as the food . If you have the time the swimming pool is something else , then the central location perfect for exploring London .
Many thanks to the manager and her team, we will be back . If you want a luxury hotel in the heart of the city look no further .
Wonderful hotel in excellent area of London. Their service is gracious, the style is beautiful, whimsical and charming and the staff is very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Loved staying here and would do it any time I’m in London. Restaurant on premises is lovely. This place makes me happy.