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
Well located, particularly for Covent Garden and the theatres on Shaftesbury Avenue. Considering the hotel is so central it is remarkably quiet. It is also very easy to get to on foot from Covent Garden tube station. The breakfast was expensive but high quality and varied. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay there again. Complimentary papers and apples were a welcome touch
Stayed at the Radisson for one night & couldn't fault it. Great location & a short walk from Leicester Square & Covent Gardens.
We were upgraded to a studio suite free of charge, which was very generous & much appreciated.
The suite was on the 7th floor & it was very tastefully decorated, with the most comfortable bed - shame we weren't staying for longer.
Great staff too!
Will definitely be back.
Three of us stayed for a hen party for one night. We were greeted with prosecco and had a warm welcome from the concierge Ed. Our room was spacious and light with a great view and had been decorated with balloons and banners which was a lovely surprise. All of the staff were friendly and helpful and we even received a treat of macaroons. Breakfast had a wide selection and catered to my fussy needs with excellent service. We would highly recommend the radisson blu Edwardian and will hopefully be coming back soon!
Thank you for a truly wonderful weekend. The hotel team made us feel very welcome and looked after. We would especially like to thank Hannah, Bea, Beth, Nicolas and Michael for making our stay so special. We got engaged this weekend and couldn’t have picked a more perfect place to stay. Hannah went above and beyond to arrange the room to look incredible as a surprise for us. Thank you all. Thomas and Lucy x
Best hotel to stay in the West End, all theatres are in walking distance. Great location, very quiet since only taxis enter the area. Staff very friendly and helpful, especially Paul Fraser, Reception Manager, all the Concierges and Piotr from Monmouth Kitchen.