Rooms are large by London standards, starting at 335 square feet
Plenty of original features and a gorgeous Edwardian façade
Minibars are stocked with British produce and local beers
Within walking distance of historic theaters, the British Museum, Covent Garden and the River Thames
What To Know
Popular with business types and the conference crowd
Spa treatments are on the pricey side, but access to the facilities is free
WiFi is available for an additional charge
Parking on site
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Edwardian gem in London's West End, with an elegant British brasserie, tranquil courtyard, and subterranean spa
Blessed with classic good looks and a stellar location in London’s glittering West End, this heritage hotel has an Edwardian façade and plenty of Old World charm. Dating from 1914, when it functioned as the Pearl Assurance HQ, many neoclassical features remain including the original carriageway entrance and tranquil cobblestone courtyard. Inside, interiors echo the Belle Epoque era with a magnificent seven storey Pavonazzo marble staircase, grand pillars, chandeliers and enough red carpet to roll out to the Kodak Theater. Upstairs, things are decidedly more modern; an extensive refurb kicked off in late 2011, transforming the guestrooms into slick bachelor pad–style digs with mod cons galore.
Bed and Bath
Leading off sleek low-lit wooden corridors with chunky apartment-style doors, the guestrooms are giant by London standards, measuring at least 335 square feet. They're a master class in masculine styling, with stripy monochrome carpets, hefty oak tables, 46-inch LED TVs with Geneva surround sound, posh espresso machines and pale gray armchairs and ottomans. Very much a high-end home away from home. Quirky Shakespeare and Dickens quotes etched onto the tables and minibars (which are stocked with British produce and local beers) lend a sense of place. Bathrooms feature gorgeous hexagonal sinks lined with hand-beaten alpaca silver, steam-free mirrors and toiletries from Czech & Speake.
The Holborn Dining Room has the look of a fancy fine dining restaurant — marble floors, walnut paneling — but it takes a more laid-back approach with the menu. British brasserie dishes are served all day as well as a decadent afternoon tea (alternatively, tuck into sandwiches and scones in the Mirror Room, a convivial salon in the heart of the hotel). The bar echoes a traditional gentlemen's club with velvet sofas, and a crackling fire, where you can sip a glass of wine from the extensive menu; there are more than 50 drops on offer by the glass. The subterranean spa is centered around a candlelit teak and goldleaf relaxation room that leads to dry-heat saunas, an amethyst crystal steam room and experience showers. Treatments are on the pricey side, but access to the facilities is free for guests.
252 High Holborn
London, United Kingdom
How to Get There
The closest major airports to Renaissance London Chancery Court Hotel are:London (LCY-London City) - 11.7 km / 7.3 miLondon (LHR-Heathrow) - 23.6 km / 14.6 miLondon (LGW-Gatwick) - 40.4 km / 25.1 miThe preferred airport for Renaissance London Chancery Court Hotel is London (LHR-Heathrow). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.