Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel
What We Love
- Top Covent Garden location, on the edge of the theater-packed West End
- Impressive collection of modern artworks throughout the hotel
- The basement gym is open 24 hours
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What To Know
- For Deluxe rooms and above rate includes a $23 daily credit for food and drink (excluding breakfast & room service breakfast)
- Free WiFi
- There's no spa, but in-room treatments are available
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In the hip Covent Garden enclave Seven Dials, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street is a classy crash pad that combines contemporary artwork, British gastro-dining and plush guestrooms. The funky lobby showcases Japanese graphic prints, a giant baby’s head fashioned out of papier-mâché, and Kama Sutra–esque etchings on the wall. Oversize gold armchairs sit atop floor tiles designed to echo the cobblestones that line the streets outside.
Bed and Bath
A major revamp in 2011 upped the glam factor in the guestrooms. With padded leather–look feature walls, a palette of hot pinks and emerald greens, and tactile throws and cushions, the 137 guestrooms have a feminine feel. Homey extras such as tea- and coffeemaking facilities, cookies and free water come standard. Studios are equipped with Smeg mini-fridges emblazoned with the Union Jack, and Luxury Suites offer triple-aspect windows overlooking Covent Garden, as well as separate dressing rooms. Bathrooms are griege-tiled affairs stocked with products by Essential Elements by Gilchrist & Soames.
Scoff & Banter is an all-day dining spot that serves everything from breakfast through to late night brews. Swing by in the afternoon and tuck into a Roald Dahl–inspired afternoon tea piled high with fancifully named pastries, or dine on British comfort food in the evening (beer-battered fish with chunky fries, shepherd’s pie with cabbage and crispy bacon). The basement gym is open 24 hours, but central London’s strollable streets are on the doorstep.
In the Area
Start the day with a cup of London’s best coffee on Monmouth Street and browse your way through the boutiques that line Seven Dials‘s cobblestone streets (they all converge at a towering 17th-century sundial opposite the hotel). Highlights include Magma, for quirky housewares and gifts; Orla Kiely, for graphic print womenswear; and Miller Harris, for British fragrances. For a foodie fix try the steamed hirata buns heaped with Japanese toppings at Flesh & Buns; pick from the pungent cheese trolley at Mon Plaisir, London’s oldest French restaurant, or tuck into a reasonably priced lunch and cocktails at the underground (and under-the-radar) Freud Bar.
How to Get There
We stayed here on the weekend of 9th November 2019. The hotel is decorated and furnished to a high standard and the location is perfectly situated near Covent Garden. The room we were allocated was very small, even by London standards, but in fairness we did not spend a lot of time there. The breakfast at the hotel was brilliant and the staff were super attentive and friendly. The bar and Monmouth restaurant were bustling and had a great atmosphere and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The bar prices were very reasonable for London and the snacks recommended were beautiful. This is a great new find for us and we will visit again, albeit with a different selection of room choice in future.
Book a stay, lovely hotel in the heart of London! The staff were friendly and the room was wonderful. A home away from home in central London. Lots of shopping and restaurants in the surrounding area.
What a super find - such a pretty, central location. All the staff were very attentive and welcoming and the glass of fizz on arrival set the tone for our weekend. The rooms were bright, clean and stylish and have everything we needed with great views from the 7th floor. Special touches such as balloons and chocolate strawberries and a card for our daughter made her feel really special.We didn't have breakfast but enjoyed drinks in the bar in the evening where the staff were very attentive and again made our daughter feel very special with a custom cocktail and decorated cake from the restaurant.