Any visitors to London looking for a stylish and luxurious place to stay in the centre of the city needn’t look any further than the Piccadilly London West End hotel.
This hip, five-star-rated hideaway is made up of contemporary but inviting and beautifully designed bedrooms, ranging from deluxe to club rooms and suites.
Located just around the corner from Piccadilly Circus, it is ideally placed so that many of London’s biggest attractions are a short walk away, so where exactly can guests at the Piccadilly London West End hotel visit on foot?
As the hotel’s name suggests, you’re not too far from the iconic Piccadilly Circus with its huge, globally recognised neon lights. The start of 2017 saw the lights fall dark as renovation work began on installing a permanent single screen, capable of live video streaming and updates, by the autumn.
Aside from the massive advertising hoardings, Piccadilly Circus is home to the Shaftesbury Memorial – a popular tourist spot in its own right – and the underground Criterion Theatre, as well as some major shops.
When it comes to catching a quality West End musical, guests at the Piccadilly London West End hotel are spoilt for choice. That’s because they’re sat right in the middle of London’s theatre district, with the bulk of the capital’s theatres within walking distance.
Some of the playhouses worth checking out include the Queens Theatre – which has been staging Les Miserables since 1985, making it the the world’s longest-running musical – as well as Her Majesty’s Theatre (home to The Phantom of the Opera since 1986), the Novello Theatre (showing Mamma Mia), the Lyceum Theatre (The Lion King), the Dominion Theatre (We Will Rock You), the Victoria Palace Theatre (Billy Elliot), the Prince of Wales Theatre (The Book of Mormon) and the Apollo Victoria (Wicked).
There’s also a range of theatres that operate a rotating schedule of productions such as the Apollo Theatre, the Vaudeville Theatre and the Harold Pinter Theatre.
Silver screen selections
The area has more than its fair share of cinemas too, with Odeon’s Leicester Square cinema – which is frequently the setting for high-profile Hollywood premieres – just five minutes away.
Also nearby is the Vue cinema in Piccadilly Circus, as well as the Odeon in Covent Garden and the Cineworld in Haymarket.
Prince Charles Cinema at 7 Leicester Place is considered to be a haven for film buffs, with cult movies, singalongs and all-night film marathons mixed in amongst the new releases. The Curzon Soho (99 Shaftesbury Avenue) is a refreshingly modest alternative to the mammoth multiplexes too.
London is blessed with many amazing restaurants and, during your stay at the Piccadilly London West End, we recommend you check out Hankies a few doors down from the hotel at 67 Shaftesbury Avenue.
Specialising in Delhi street food, Hankies has attracted high praise with a clean sweep of five-star reviews on its Facebook page.
Hankies has quickly stamped its mark in the area’s restaurant scene with its friendly atmosphere, intriguing list of cocktails and amazing reasonably-priced Indian food.
They don’t takes reservations, operating on first-come first-served basis, but it’s rare you’ll be waiting too long for a table.
This famous Soho club is considered to be one of the most important in the UK jazz scene.
Since opening at 47 Frith Street in 1965, it has seen performances from many a jazz legend including Nina Simone, Curtis Mayfield, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Madeleine Peyroux and George Benson, as well as more modern acts like Prince, Katie Melua and Jamie Cullum.
It also played host to Jimi Hendrix’s final public performance 48 hours before his death in September 1970.
On top of this impressive history, it is well worth visiting today with its effortlessly cool atmosphere still very much a key feature.
This district on the eastern fringes of London’s West End is a hugely popular tourist and shopping spot.
It is like nothing else in the city, with a unique blend of accomplished independent shops, established high-profile stores and top-quality street entertainers. A must-visit destination for any first-time visitor to London.
Rich in history and heritage, Trafalgar Square is one of the most vibrant public spaces in London and less than 10 minutes’ walk away from the Piccadilly London West End hotel.
It is a great spot for a people-watching picnic, but there’s also the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery on the North side of the square. Within the square itself are many statues and monuments including the famous four plinths, the last of which is left vacant for temporary exhibits from modern artists.