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
- 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
A fabulous location, especially if you want to see some shows whilst in London! It was also close to so many sites including Covent Garden, Oxford Street and Trafalgar Square. The Hotel was clean, comfortable and even had sweets in the lobby for guests to munch on! The staff were all incredibly helpful and kind, from the front desk, the concierges and the great team in the restaurant. The young man who served us at breakfast always remembered if we wanted tea or coffee, and its the little things that so often make the difference. It could not have been better! I have to mention both Paul and Kostadin, who were very kind. Without a doubt I will be back to stay here!
We had a lovely stay at the Radisson room was clean restaurant was lovely we really enjoyed the tapas and we had great service from Ed and Kostadin at the front desk. Hotel is in a fantastic location close to Covent garden.We hope to stay again soon
You will love beautiful Seven Dials! The hotel is situated close to roundabout, and you can pick any street to experience a lot of fun! The rooms are good, and nice staff. Breakfast arrangement could be better...
Location is the best, service is impeccable, and the family type atmosphere of this boutique hotel is very comforting when away from home. The hotel is walking distance from almost everything, museums, restaurants, bars, and a very robust shopping district.
We stayed at this hotel for a 7th birthday treat for our grandson. We had two rooms 614 and 615. The rooms were very small and only had a small double bed in each. it was very claustrophobic I would have changed rooms only we arrived at 9pm after a very tiring day.