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The best hotels in London's West End

4- and 5-star luxury stays in the heart of Theatreland

Stay and catch a show

When it comes to the stage, the lights don’t get much brighter than London’s West End. And it’s not just the shows that dazzle here – the area’s hotels are among the best in the world.

Whether you’re seeking a 5-star London landmark or if boutique charm is more your style, here’s our pick of the best hotels close to London’s Theatre District – all rated by the AA’s team of inspectors.

5-star hotels


Discretely tucked away in St James’s, this sophisticated hotel is ideally located for many of the West End’s most famous shows. The guest rooms and suites are relaxing havens, made special with their signature heritage and style.

Hotel Café Royal, W1

With its enviable location on Piccadilly, history, culture and the stage are just steps away from Hotel Café Royal. Inside, choose from some of the most beautiful rooms in London, where contemporary style is balanced with classic design to exceptional effect.

Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, W1

Tucked behind Hyde Park in the heart of London’s West End, the Hyatt regency honours Sir Winston Churchill with subtle bespoke design details. Enjoy a pre-show cocktail in the award-winning Churchill Bar & Terrace, and dinner in the triple-Rosette Locanda Locatelli restaurant.

Kimpton Fitzroy London, WC1

Located on Russell Square within easy walking distance of London’s theatre district, this stunning Grade II Victorian hotel has been gloriously restored and updated. Both the rooms and public spaces are infused with 20s-inspired glamour – soak up the atmosphere from under the disco ball in Fitz’s bar.

The Langham, London, W1

Situated near Regent Street, The Langham is ideally located for Theatreland. The esteemed history of this London icon blends seamlessly with its stylish, contemporary feel. Complete with a glamorous bar and 2-Rosette restaurant (Roux at The Landau), you’re all set for a luxury weekend away.

The Savoy, WC2

The Savoy has been a world-famous name for generations. This London landmark was the city’s first purpose-built deluxe hotel – and with the Savoy Theatre just next door, it’s plain to see why the hotel has established its presence as a pre- and post-show tradition.

Sofitel London St James, SW1

Located just moments away from the buzz of the West End, one of London’s most vibrant hotels lies behind the striking neoclassical façade at Sofitel London St James. The first-class facilities here include an on-site spa, elegant rooms and French-inspired 3-Rosette restaurant, Wild Honey.

4-star hotels

The Cavendish London, SW1

The Cavendish London is nestled in the heart of Mayfair and Piccadilly and boasts 230 deluxe rooms within easy reach of the capital’s most famous West End theatres. A quintessential London experience is on offer here – including unparalleled views of the city skyline.

The Mandeville Hotel, W1

This attractive boutique-style hotel marries classic charm with progressive quirkiness in a way that aligns perfectly with its Marylebone address. The West End and some of London’s most iconic attractions on the doorstep – Shaftesbury Avenue is 25 minutes away on foot.

The Montague on the Gardens, WC1

Just steps from the British Museum in literary Bloomsbury, this Georgian townhouse hotel is home to sumptuous rooms and suites. Experience a city-centre oasis here – the hotel overlooks the private and peaceful Montague Street Gardens, which provide the perfect backdrop for pre-show al-fresco dining.

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