One Aldwych contemporary grand hotel

1 Aldwych, WC2 020 7300 1000 The neo-grand design of this hotel became an instant hit with the style-conscious when it opened in the late 1990s. Occupying a former newspaper HQ on one corner of the Aldwych, it gives monumental elegance a modern edge. Staff wear lavender shirts designed by cool Savile Row tailor Richard James, and the walls are adorned with 350 original works of art. The rooms are surprisingly quiet, given the hotel’s central position. Their styling is contemporary yet colourful, with silk drapes and plush upholstery. The suites at the front of the building, under a coppered cupola, are circular. Every detail has been considered: flowers are changed daily, and the terrazzo-stone bathrooms have heated floors and mini TVs. The health club surpasses most hotel gyms, with personal trainers on call and a pool with underwater music. The Lobby Bar see pi36, with its high ceiling, arched windows and dramatic sculptures, is always lively. There are two well-regarded restaurants, Axis and the less formal Indigo both modern European cuisine, and a chic coffee bar. Expensive ONE ALDWYCH HOTEL LONDON 5* (United Kingdom) – from US$ 444 BOOKED One Aldwych (London) – Reviews, Photos & Rates – ONE ALDWYCH HOTEL LONDON 5* (United Kingdom) – from US$ 444 BOOKED

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