Kick-starting your day with a hearty breakfast in the hotel's restaurant
Enjoying the effortlessly central location, just a short walk from some of the city's best sights
The Georgian-townhouse setting of this charming hotel and its extensive history
What To Know
There's a cocktail bar, terrace and restaurant, which serves French-Vietnamese fare
Guestrooms have hangover kits and blackout blinds, just in case you hit too many pubs
Central location means some street noise can be heard
Elegant boutique hotel set in a 19th-century Georgian townhouse, just off Leicester Square
Located just off the square of the same name, Leicester House is wonderfully set in an elegant Georgian townhouse. These storied walls can tell a tale or two, with a history as one of the city's favored seafood restaurants, after a stint as the Hotel du Commerce—which welcomed the likes of Karl Marx and Johann Strauss. Today, the boutique artfully fuses contemporary charm with historic elegance, with just 14 guest rooms and three suites that create a decidedly intimate atmosphere and epitomize grown-up style. The hotel also honors its culinary past, and you don't need to wander far for some top-notch cuisine—Leicester House's restaurant delivers with refined French-Vietnamese dishes, while, at the hotel bar, experienced mixologists whip up cocktails with homemade ingredients. Relax over a leisurely lunch, or settle into a sumptuous dinner, while you watch the chefs at work in the the open kitchen. Or just head out to the 200-odd bars in the Leicester Square area alone—not only do you have a vantage point into history here, but you're right in the center of town.
In the Area
London locations don't get much better than this: Leicester House is set in the midst of it all, located just off Leicester Square. The nearest London Underground stations are Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, leaving Covent Garden, Oxford Circus, Regent Street, Soho, Chinatown and Green Park within easy reach. Some of the world's most renowned theaters, shopping streets and galleries are all just a short walk away.