You can't beat the location
The clue’s in the title, you really can’t beat the location of St Martins Lane hotel. Just off Trafalgar square, it’s just the ticket if you’re on a culture break that involves a trip to the National Gallery (which has an excellent black and white paintings exhibition on at the moment) and the National Portrait Gallery.
If art isn’t your bag, no biggie. All the major theatres are further up the street towards Leicester Square, so you can easily catch a showing of Les Misérables, Book of Mormon or Sienna Miller’s latest play, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.
Given that it’s in sucha buzzy area, the hotel is a surprising oasis of calm. A palette of white is made intriguing by carefully curated art and furniture, from gold tooth stools and antique side tables to arty photography.
At the end of a busy day spent viewing exhibitions and shows, you simply want to put your feet up in a cosy and serene room, and that’s exactly what St Martins Lane provides. Think crisp white sheets, potted plants and the odd pop of colour. The bathroom is all sleek marble and posh toiletries, which is always a bonus.
If you’re not too tired, you must grab a drink and nibbles in The Den, a classically British, oak-panelled snug on the ground floor of the hotel. Curl up with a book, play a game of backgammon or catch up with friends over a Gin & Tonic, while enjoying the quirky oil paintings on the wall.
Should you prefer a night in, the room service has plenty on offer, from pizza and sandwiches to classic salads.
Book now: Prices start at £219 per night, including taxes and fees. Book here.
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