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Leicester Square accommodation consists of mostly large 4- and 5-star hotels, most of them chains. Prices are high in this area, reflecting the popular location, right in the heart of theatreland.
The only real budget option is the Travelodge Covent Garden, one of the few modern buildings amongst the old, with highly volatile prices but on occasions, you can get good promotional rates at slow periods of the year.
Most of the 4- and 5-star hotels emphasise the traditional nature of their hotels, being a blend of chandeliers, afternoon teas and period architecture with all the latest modern facilities in your room.
All around Leicester Square are theatres, nightclubs and of course restaurants of all kinds and budgets. It is the main area in London that tourists drift to in the evening to have a drink and people watch if they are not taking in a show.
Leicester Square and Covent Garden just north of Trafalgar Square is where you will find most of the West End theatres and much of the nightlife in central London.
There are individual West End theatres well outside this area but most of them are within a 10-min walk of Leicester Square. Leicester Square is also the main venue for film premières in London and is where you will find a cluster of discount theatre ticket outlets. In the block north of London is China Town, often billed as the largest in Europe.
Leicester Square offers many shops, bars, restaurants (many offering pre-theatre menus) and nightclubs as well as being famed for being London's cinema-land. Other attractions include Europe’s biggest sweet shop, M&M's World, and the world's biggest LEGO Store.
Note: Leicester Square is some distance from many popular sightseeing places like the Tower of London, St Paul’s etc.
The area is not served well for airport transfers, only the London Underground to Heathrow Airport provides direct access to any of London's airports.
If you are on a tight budget, look elsewhere. If you like the area but find the prices prohibitive then the Bloomsbury hotel district, just a 10-min walk north of Leicester Sq & Covent Garden is a good alternative with lower hotel prices.
Room rates in the Leicester Square & Covent Garden area are uniformly high throughout the year with a combination of business and leisure customers complementing each other’s peaks.
Availability is tightest and room rates highest in May, June, July, September, October and the first half of December.
Offering a combination of compact and luxurious accommodation in the heart of the West End. Rooms include hand-crafted beds, 40” TV with Sky Sports and Movies and complimentary toiletries. Continental breakfast is included. Rooms are compact but well designed and the hotel is a 1-min walk from Prince Edward Theatre as well as other attractions nearby. They serve complimentary cheese and wine in the evenings too.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Restaurant • 24-hr front desk • Air-con • Accessible rooms
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to Leicester Square
This Travelodge offers good standard yet affordable accommodation right in the centre of London. The Royal Opera House and London’s Transport Museum, London’s trendy Soho, Oxford Street and Leicester Square are all within a short walk. You can upgrade to a ‘Superoom’ option including mood lighting, rain shower and capsule coffee machine. There is a bar and restaurant serving breakfast and evening meals on-site.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi for first 30 mins • Tea/coffee facilities • Kids menus at sensible prices – kids’ breakfast is free • Restaurant and bar • Freeview TV • Family rooms
Nearest tube: 4-min walk to Holborn
Compact and luxurious accommodation in the heart of London’s West End. All rooms are compact but well designed and include handcrafted beds, TV with free Sky Sports and Movies and complimentary toiletries. Continental breakfast is available in the Z-café. The hotel is a 5-min walk from Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Double rooms • Accessible rooms • Air-con • 24-hr front desk
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to Piccadilly Circus
Large and historic London hotel that has been welcoming guests since 1909. Situated in the West End it offers 2 on-site bars, restaurant, fitness centre and café. There are 785 bedrooms that offer satellite TV, tea/coffee and all standard facilities. Ideally located for visiting theatres, shopping and attractions. Covent Garden and The Royal Opera House are a 5-min walk away, Trafalgar Square is 8-min walk away.
Facilities include• Free Wi-Fi • Family rooms • Accessible rooms • Fitness centre
Nearest tube: 4-min walk to Charing Cross
Centrally located in Soho this boutique style hotel offers easy access to the local theatres, bars, restaurants and shopping. Prince Edward Theatre and Oxford Street are just a short 2-min walk away. Rooms feature TV, comfy beds, rainfall showers and soundproofing. The single room is very compact. Leicester Square is 6-min walk away and most of central London attractions are within walking distance.
Facilities include• Free Wi-Fi • Single/Double rooms • Air-con • 24-hr front desk • Bar
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to Piccadilly Circus
This modern hotel is housed within a Grade II listed building right next to Charing Cross station. Rooms are stylish and spacious with TV, free minibars, Nespresso coffee makers and in-room tablet. Deluxe rooms also feature Hypnos beds and rain showers. Attractions such as The Mall, National Gallery and Trafalgar Square are all a short walk away and Theatreland is within a 5-min walk. Great location for walking to attractions in central London or for transport links.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Family rooms • Accessible rooms • Fitness centre
Nearest tube: 1-min walk to Charing Cross
Modern self-catering accommodation in central London. Comfortable apartments and studios offer satellite TV, sound system, compact kitchenettes with microwave, fridge and tea/coffee facilities. The London Eye, Horse guards parade and Trafalgar Square are a 2-min walk away. A home from home style aparthotel in a great central location.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Parking • Family rooms • Air-con • Pets allowed
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Embankment
5-star luxury with impressive city views situated on Leicester Square. This hotel delivers charm, luxury and modern facilities in a central London location. Rooms are opulent and feature smart TVs, Egyptian cotton linen, work desks, mini-bar, safe and tea/coffee facilities. There are a 24-hr fitness room and a terrace to enjoy the views. The hotel is a 5-min walk from Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Family rooms • Restaurant • Fitness centre
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Leicester Square