The pie-shaped, onetime headquarters of the Morning Post, built in 1907, contains a consistently high-quality boutique with two restaurants; a double-tall, sculpture-filled lobby lounge; and a theatrically lit, chlorine-free underground swimming pool where the printing presses used to be. Rooms are contemporary and designed with environmentalism in mind, have beds to sink into, and some even sneak a view of the Thames. The staff is truly five-star in that it tries to meet needs without being asked, and its location feels impossibly considerate, too: steps from Covent Garden and Trafalgar, a walk down Strand to St Paul’s, and a quick and gorgeous stroll over the Waterloo Bridge to the glories of Southbank. Deals on Lastminute.com save up to £100, and booking more than 90 days ahead can knock 20% off the rate.
1 Aldwych, WC2
Our Rating Neighborhood Covent Garden & the Strand Transportation Tube: Covent Garden or Temple Phone 020/7300-1000 Prices Doubles from £264–£312 Amenities 2 restaurants, cocktail bar, pool, gym, free Wi-Fi Units 105 units Web site One AldwychBook a Room Now
Map1 Aldwych, WC2 London
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