Top things to do in The Piccadilly London West End

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Situated in the middle ground between Soho and Covent Garden, the Piccadilly London West End Hotel is ideally placed to visit some of the capital’s globally renowned landmarks and attractions.

Not far from its front steps is the bustling Chinatown neighbourhood with its authentic restaurants and shops. Equally close is Regent Street, widely regarded as the world’s first shopping street with a retail offering that rivals the Champs-Elysées and Fifth Avenue, while the eclectic Covent Garden is only a ten-minute stroll away.

However, The Piccadilly London West End Hotel has so much going on inside that your stay could easily be whiled away without ever setting foot outside.

Fitness, wellness and beauty

London may have a population in excess of eight million people frantically buzzing around, but the Piccadilly London West End Hotel offers a welcome respite to the chaos with its new wellness centre.

With three treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and a cutting-edge fitness centre, this haven of tranquility gives weary travellers the opportunity to press ‘reset’ on their life’s stresses.

A series of half-hour capsule rituals are offered at attractive prices and includes facials, hand and foot spas and body scrubs.

There’s also a variety of massages available, designed to completely relax the entire body. These include a Lomi-Lomi neck, back and shoulder massage, Hawaiian head massage, Swedish massage and deep tissue massage. These can last for 30 minutes, an hour or 90 minutes, depending on how much you want to spend.

An extensive list of nail treatment, body waxing and hair styling is also on offer.

The services are open to the public but guests at the Piccadilly London West End Hotel can receive money off for any treatment above a specified minimum spend. The hotel’s expert technicians and stylists are even willing to carry out treatments from the comfort of your hotel room too.

Internet

Free Wi-Fi is practically a given when staying at any good hotel these days and it’s no different here. From the bedside to the boardroom to the bar, the fast and free wireless network is accessible anywhere in this AA-rated five-star hotel. Basic but important.

Get romantic

Want to make your London getaway particularly memorable? The Piccadilly West End Hotel offers an upgrade package that will provide an especially romantic twist to your check-in, with Swarovski crystals and scattered rose petals waiting in your bedroom, as well as Prosecco, a box of chocolates and a bottle of nourishing massage oil.

Elsewhere

Of course, a trip to London wouldn’t be complete without taking in at least some of the sights and sampling the local restaurants.

Sat on the edge of Chinatown, the Piccadilly West End Hotel is a stone’s throw from some great oriental restaurants.

At 8 Little Newport Street, there’s Bai Wei. Its name means ‘a hundred flavours’ in Chinese, which should give you an idea of what to expect. Also worth checking out is the affordable and delicious Baozi Inn on Newport Court, the extensive Cafe TPT at 21 Wardour Street, and the super friendly and reliable Canton at 11 Newport Place.

If oriental fare isn’t your thing, there are plenty more eateries to satisfy. A few doors down from the hotel is a Bella Italia, and the well-respected Babaji Pide turkish restaurant.

Heading into Soho down Wardour Street, there’s a Byron for ‘posh burgers’, the Princi Milanese pizzeria and Hummus Bros, which dishes up the chickpea-based dip with various toppings and sides for eat-in or takeaway.

There are several cinemas within a reasonable walking distance of the Piccadilly West End Hotel too, showing a range of blockbuster and independent arthouse features.

    • Curzon Soho (1 minute walk, 315ft away from the hotel)
    • Odeon Covent Garden (5 mins, 0.2 miles)
    • Prince Charles Cinema (3 mins, 0.2 miles)
    • Odeon Leicester Square (5 mins, 0.3 miles)
    • Picturehouse Central (3 mins, 0.1 miles)

Similarly, there’s also plenty of top theatres in the surrounding area.

    • St Martin’s Theatre (5 mins, 0.2 miles)
    • Cambridge Theatre (5 mins, 0.3 miles)
    • Palace Theatre (3 mins, 0.1 miles)
    • Prince Edward Theatre (3 mins, 0.1 miles)
    • Leicester Square Theatre (4 mins, 0.2 miles)
    • Piccadilly Theatre (5 mins, 0.2 miles)
    • Wyndham’s Theatre (5 mins, 0.2 miles)

For a dose of retail therapy, Covent Garden is less than half a mile away and a must if it’s your first time in London.

Although there will be big names you’ll be very familiar with (Apple, Waterstones, Marks & Spencer, Carluccio’s), its unique blend of street theatre and charming independent traders is like nothing you’ll have witnessed before.

Similarly, there’s also:

    • Burlington Arcade (10 mins, 0.5 mins)
    • Seven Dials (5 mins, 0.2 miles)
    • Carnaby Street (9 mins, 0.4 miles)
    • St Martin’s Courtyard (6 mins, 0.3 miles)
    • Liberty London department store (11 mins, 0.5 miles)

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