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
Kostadin Shopov (what’s a fantastic name) smiles from the reception desk and made our arrival fantastic! He recommended fine restaurant for dinner then we went to see Tina. You will discover the history of Covent Garden if you talk to him and the best plays and musicals. With genuine smile he made us feel like we are staying in the best hotel in the center. The hotel is stylish boutique with modern design. We get the best recommendations from the staff. The bar is comfy Location great great great. I will definitely be back.
My husband and I had a wonderful first visit to London, and we attribute part of this to our stay at this hotel! Such an amazing location, reasonably priced, and with a very friendly and accommodating staff! This hotel is close to so many restaurants, bars, Tube stops and attractions, and the bed was extremely comfortable! We loved the amenities in the room and we even got a surprise room upgrade, which was extremely special upon arriving! We would come back in a heartbeat and recommend any friends and family to stay here as well!
Best hotel, gorgeous reception and the best type of staff. Very happy with the staff and the breakfast. All round great experience and makes up for the awful experience and the sea containers hotel the night before.
5*s throughout. Very happy
Loved our stay from the moment we walked in and were offered a glass of Prosecco, right through to a very friendly farewell at the end of the stay. The staff were wonderful and could not do enough to help. We had breakfast on one day , the restaurant was very busy but the selection was kept well replenished and again the staff were very friendly.
We were lucky enough to have an upgraded room on the 6th floor which was huge and had every amenity you could need.
The hotel location is the best you could have for the West End, which so much in walking distance, but in a more peaceful area of Covent Garden with nice bars and restaurants in the surrounding streets
Many thanks for a very memorable stay
Perfect location for our stay in London.....easy walking to lots of main attractions, lots of bars and restaurants nearby. Lovely welcoming staff, comfortable quiet rooms delicious breakfast. Will definitely stay here again when next in London.