Bubbly colored textures, mismatched but impeccably selected furniture—this Firmdale property is like staying at the country house of a fabulous friend who has made a fortune in coffee-table books. This elegant (but never stuffy) choice takes its cues from nearby St James’s, regally situated in a cluster of rehabbed buildings beside the Theatre Royal Haymarket, and it backs up its bright Modern English visuals with five-star features such as a sharp staff, indulgent showers, and an indoor swimming pool. There are no high-end choices closer to the West End action yet serenely removed from its tumult—it’s the one property in the Firmdale group not to be routinely mobbed with cocktail-swilling fashion chasers, which makes it a delicious place to land and recharge after a tiring day.
1 Suffolk Pl., SW1, GB
Our Rating Neighborhood West End Transportation Tube: Piccadilly Circus Phone 020/7470-4000 Prices Rooms from £400 URL http://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/haymarket.html?aid=382845&label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Units 50 units Amenities Bar/restaurant; fitness center; basement pool; free Wi-Fi Web site Haymarket Hotel
Map1 Suffolk Pl., SW1 GB London
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