WELCOME TO LONDON’S WEST END
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W London - Leicester Square is etched so deep in the heart of London that it pulls at her heart strings like the capital's cupid. We know every inch of her inside out; the finesse of her theatres, film and fine-dining, the sizzling shopping streets, the must-see sights and Soho's hotspots to shimmy to. If you're looking for decadent speakeasies in town, just ask us. The best sushi? It's in the bag. And all of this is just a stone's throw from our West End doors.
Survey the spectacle of the city's most fashionable as they flock to world-renowned cinemas for silver screen premieres and to Shaftesbury Avenue theatres for the latest shows. Music comes up when the lights go out with an urban playground unravelling across the West End with traditional English pubs and cosmopolitan clubs, sophisticated cocktails and the cult of membership only, plus plentiful dancing from disco to salsa. Check out travel options and how to get here!
The beating heart of London
Never quiet, never boring. Soho is eclectic and edgy. The neighborhood brims with some of London’s most outstanding restaurants and abounds with countless vintage boutiques, established record stores, hipster coffee roasters and pulsing bars and night clubs run by original characters.
Walkers, thinkers, late-night coffee drinkers, bar flies, and theatre fanatics infuse the neighbourhood with 24-hour energy.
If you’re looking to get away from the crowds then look no further than Soho Square which is home to a park and garden area which dates back to 1681 and hosts free open-air concerts and entertainment during the summer.
Soho is also known for its risqué vibe, the flashing neon of the sex shops, its burlesque shows and gay and lesbian bars.
'Til you drop
No visit to the capital would be complete without a shopping day and W London is an unrivalled starting block for a shopping spree.
For flagship fashion, you’ll find the best shopping along Oxford Street and Regent Street.
Moments away from the hotel, from Carnaby street to Berwick street and in Kingly Court, the best and latest fashion pieces sits alongside design classics at Liberty, edgy cult skate wear brands at Supreme, impeccably designed staples at YMC and a mecca of up-and-comers as well as exclusive collaborations by major design houses at the internationally renowned six-floor Dover Street Market.
What to do? Check the W Insider's suggestions
- Freedom Bar Soho
- Longitude 0°8
- Mr Fogg's Tavern
- Ronnie Scott's
- The Escapologist
- The Vault at Milroy’s of Soho
- Bonbonniere Club
- Leicester Square
- Mason House
- Borough Market
- Brick Lane
- Carnaby Street
- Covent Garden
- Dover Street Market
- Lights of Soho
- Piccadilly Circus
- St James's Park
- The Shard
- Design Museum
- Fashion and Textile Museum
- National Portrait Gallery
- Tate Modern
- The British Museum
- Victoria and Albert Museum
- Balans Soho Society
- Chotto Matte
- Dean Street Townhouse
- Dishoom Carnaby
- Flat Iron
- Hawksmoor Air Street
- Polpo at Ape & Bird
- Social Eating House
- The Duck and Rice
- The Ivy Market Grill
- Viet Food
- & Other Stories
- Cutter & Squidge
- Hackett London
- Hem Store London
- Liberty London
- Paul Smith
- Paul&Joe Flaghip Store
- Phonica Records
- Portobello Market
- Rays Jazz At Foyles
- Reckless Records
How To Get Here
Bound by Oxford Street, Regent Street, Charing Cross Road and Leicester Square, W London is arguably located in the best connected area in London for transport and commuting.
Heathrow Airport (LHR): 27.0 km/16.78 miles
London City Airport (LCY): 12.87 km/8.0 miles
Gatwick Airport (LGW): 40.23 km/25.0 miles
Luton Airport (LTN): 43.45 km/27.0 miles
Stansted Airport (STN): 48.28 km/30.0 miles
Transfer options from and to these airports includes express train shuttles, taxi, private cars and tube: get in touch with our Concierge team to arrange your preferred transfer service.
PRIVATE CAR SERVICE
Sit back and enjoy a smooth ride in our fleet of exclusive series Mercedes Benz and Range Rover vehicles. Arrange transfer in advance via our Concierge.
Waterloo Rail Station: 3.22 km/2.0 miles
King’s Cross - London St. Pancras: 6.44 km/4.0 miles
Paddington Rail Station: 4.0 km/2.5 miles
W London is located steps away and at equal distance from Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus tube stations, both on the Piccadilly line linking the city centre to Heathrow Airport in 50min.
The Bakerloo line is also accessible from Piccadilly Circus station, and the Northern line from Leicester Square station.
Purchase a discount pass - from day, multi-day and weeklong Travelcards to the Oyster Card that locals use - and enjoy pre-paid, nearly half-price fares.
You will always find an iconic Black Cab waiting for you in front of the hotel or just around the corner. Rates start from 2.20 GBP and are calculated by meter (surcharges may apply).