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What We Love

  • The central Covent Garden address means easy access to London’s shopping and theater districts
  • Private, Italian-designed Champagne screening room with 30 graduated seats
  • Impeccable eco credentials: bathroom amenities from PlanTation, an in-house Green Team and a chlorine-free swimming pool
  • Dedicated personal trainers in the state-of-the-art fitness center

What To Know

  • The property opened in 1998, and soft renovations occur annually; recently the former Cinnamon Bar was transformed into a new executive lounge, scheduled to open spring 2012
  • Nearby streets are occasionally noisy on weekends with post-theater crowds
  • Claim your space: The popular Lobby Bar fills fast with locals meeting for business and pleasure
  • Skip the car rental, as the hotel has easy walking access to the Covent Garden tube station


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Eco-Friendly
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Stylish sleep near the Theatre District favored for its oversize guest rooms, basement pool, and screening room

The Lowdown

A contemporary city pad in one of London’s toniest neighborhoods, One Aldwych is Cool Britannia at its very best. The boutique property has been thoughtfully decorated with original photography, art and sculpture, and it delivers impeccable service, high-tech, amenities and outstanding dining options. Bespoke furnishings and a profusion of fresh flowers underline the attention to detail and comfort the Brits do so well. Upstairs, 105 guest rooms are fitted with original artwork, Frette linens, and oversize bathrooms. The vibe here is more business and romantic than family-friendly—the lobby is sleek and swank, with elaborate flower arrangements, and guests make good use of the heath center and spa, where restorative treatments use Barcelona’s Natura Bissé skincare line. Our favorite feature: the plush 30-seat screening room, which shows classic films and new releases.

In the Area

One Aldwych is right in the heart of London, close to the Royal Opera House and Waterloo Bridge. The Theatre District is at your doorstep. Take in a world class show, concert, ballet or opera, but reserve your tickets in advance. (One Aldwych’s concierge can take care of this for you.) There’s also an abundance of outstanding art venues nearby including Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the National Gallery, and the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace. Consider investing in a London Pass for discounted entrance to numerous sights.

How to Get There

One Aldwych
1 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4BZ United Kingdom


4.5 Very Good 2476 Reviews
Oh no where are the lovely chairs
Reviewed 1 day ago

Couldn't wait to come back and try the new bar, same beautiful flowers , all lovely sparkling clean surroundings, but mostly now given over to dining, the lovely big armchairs replaced by sharing sofas, same as everywhere else . The drinks experience very disappointing, I had two glasses of champagne, not difficult surely , both not what I asked for , I'm sure the second was sparkling wine, and as dear as the Savoy who never ever gets it wrong, plus nuts were a bit stale and £80 for four drinks should have been spot on. Used to be our go to place, not now though. What a shame .

Impressive One Aldwych Lobby Bar
Reviewed 4 days ago

Brilliantly chilled ambiance as you walk in with no complications to get sat down. The service was an experience! i mean this in the greatest possible way. The Lady serving us, Paola, welcomed us with a great smile and wasted no time in getting us into our seats. She had a great knowledge of the drinks menu, being able to suggest drinks that were fit for our emotional requirements. Organised and efficient, the staff chat was on point and not awkward at any part of the evening. A classy place i would happily suggest to friends/ colleagues and also for myself to come to again, 1. for the fantastic service and 2. some brilliantly created cocktails. One Aldwych - 5 star

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were absolutely blown away by our experience. The afternoon tea was absolutely amazing. The staff were super friendly and attentive, the champagne was delicious, and the food wowed us. We loved the whimsical themes and delectable treats. If you are looking for an afternoon tea that is a bit more out of the box and fun I would highly recommend this one.

Amazing meal !
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for a family meal, was very impressed - by both the service and the food! A little pricey but that's the area you're in. Would recommend to those looking for a really good meal, somewhere different. The live music was a great touch to the evening too!

Afternoon Tea spectacular
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and my parents visited last weekend for the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea and I have to say it was out of this world.

The savouries were fantastic and the sweets were outstanding! A lot of different types of tea and cocktails to choose from but most of all the staff were faultless. They would ask if we needed more and were very friendly with us and our baby daughter.

I would highly recommend this for anyone visiting London and we will definitely come back again!