London is one of the world’s most vibrant cities, bustling with entertainment, shopping, culture and nightlife. In a city with so many areas, where does one stay? The options are endless: Kensington, Soho, Chelsea, Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus, Shoreditch, and the list goes on. For a prime, convenient location and an abundance of entertainment, stay in Covent Garden.
Covent Garden is in the district of Westminster in London’s West End, and the Five-Star Aldywch Hotel is located in the heart of it all. The One Aldwych Hotel is a boutique luxury hotel right off of the Piccadilly Line. One Aldwych Hotel was built in 1907 and exemplifies a modern and sleek feel. There are 105 guestrooms and suites, inclusive of private gyms and two restaurants. The rooms at this luxury hotel are spacious, clean and modern with products from PlanTation. The hotel includes complimentary fresh fruit and flowers, WiFi, laundry and dry-cleaning services. Lastly, sophisticated amenities include a lobby bar, a screen room, and a meeting and private dining rooms.
The Eneko and Indigo restaurants in the hotel are of the utmost taste. Indigo serves modern British food and is entirely gluten and dairy free. Jump start your day with a delicious breakfast at Indigo, or wind down at the restaurant with Afternoon Tea. On weekends, try the Film & Fizz, which includes a glass of Champagne, a three-course dinner, and a top film. If you’re looking for more eclectic food, indulge at Eneko. Eneko is a stylish restaurant serving
Basque cuisine with the Michelin-starred chef Eneko Atxa. The restaurant opened in fall 2016.
The Lobby Bar at the hotel offers a plethora of creative cocktails and food. It is known for the world’s first Old Fashioned Cocktail Trolley. This winter, the Lobby Bar will serve Christmas Showtime Cocktails, showcasing a seasonal take on the popular Showtime Cocktail Collection that launched last Spring. The Christmas Cocktail Menu includes many theater and movie-inspired drinks. For example, you can drink a Golden Snitch inspired by Harry Potter, a Royal Santa influenced by Miracle on 34th Street, a Nutcracker, a Carol Fizz triggered by A Christmas Carol, and a Christmas Club, inspired by Home Alone. Each cocktail also comes with Perrier-Jouet Brut Champagne.
The creativity doesn’t just stop at the bar: this hotel offers incredible Afternoon Tea, moved by Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. Goggle down a Cocktail Charlie, followed by golden chocolate eggs, chocolate caramel milk, home-made candy floss, gingerbread & white chocolate pops and cocoa bean financiers. In the evening, curl up in the hotel’s luxurious private screening room while watching a holiday classic such as Elf, Love Actually and It’s a Wonderful Life.
If the hotel cuisines and amenities aren’t enough to entice you, then maybe the prime location will. It is walking distance to the financial district, art galleries (Tate Modern, National Gallery), the south Bank, the London Eye and Shakespeare’s Globe Theater. Additionally, steps away lies a Covent Garden Market, which includes 3 markets: Apple Market selling British crafts, a Colonnade Market showcasing handmade soap, jewelry, clothing, and more, and lastly, the South Piazza (Jubilee Market), which changes daily and ranges from crafts to household goods.
London is never short of amazing fashion. The Covent Garden area has a surplus of high end stores, like Molton Brown, Ted Baker, Tom Ford, Nars, Lululemon, and more. Additionally, the London Transport Museum and the Broadway of London-West End Shows are nearby. Snag a seat at one of London’s most popular shows: Ink, Matilda, Labour of Love, The Book of Mormon, and 42nd Street. If a night on the town is your fancy, then there are plenty of clubs nearby.
Ultimately, The One Aldwych Hotel is the perfect London getaway. If you stay here, you are ensured an exquisite, intriguing and delicious experience in one of the world’s most spirited cities.