The Friends of The Regent PalaceDistance: 1.5 miTourist Information Glasshouse Street London, W1F 9
About the Researcher. Leigh Smith Leigh first arrived in London in July 1963 having attended Cardiff College of Food Technology and Commerce for three years He joined Strand Hotels ltd as a Management Trainee and spent time in various departments of J Lyons Corner Houses . He first joined the Regent Palace Hotel 1964 as a Restaurant Supervisor in the Grill and Carvery . His career with Strand Hotels took him to The Cumberland, Strand Palace, and Park Court Hotel before he returned to the Regent Palace Hotel in 1972-4 and again in 1976-79 mainly in Front of House Operations. Trust Houses Forte *** took over all of Strand Hotels in Jan 1977. After two years at the Strand Palace Hotel as Deputy Managerhe was appointed General Manager at the Kensington Close Hotel and thereafter as Administration Director for Trusthouse Forte London and International Division at Slough Head Office He returned to the Regent Palace as General Manager 1990-91 and finally as Managing Director of the hotel in 2003 until the hotel closed in 2006.
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Situated in the heart of the West End, this contemporary yet comfortable central London 4 star hotel will serve as your gateway to the capital’s best. Following a substantial investment, our modern and bright lobby and Club Rooms afford premier accommodation to the experienced business traveller, while our enviable location near world-famous cultural and architectural landmarks will delight our leisure guests. Our great London hotel accommodation gives you everything you need under one roof – affordable guestrooms, excellent restaurants, and flexible conference facilities all come together in one unbeatable location.
The Strand Palace Hotel is a large hotel on the north side of the Strand, London, England, positioned close to Covent Garden, Aldwych, Trafalgar Square and the River Thames.HistoryThe hotel was built after Exeter Hall was demolished in 1907. It opened in 1909 and was refurbished in the Art Deco style during the 1930s, but has now been modernised.Strand Hotel Limited was incorporated on 31 October 1907, with some 4,000 shareholders. Created by the Salmon & Gluckstein families, it was established to fund the building of the Strand Palace Hotel. J Lyons & Co acquired shares in this enterprise in 1922, and also bought the adjoining Haxells family hotel in order to expand and improve the Strand Hotel.After extensive redevelopment, the hotel became an art deco showcase, and re-opened in 1928, boasting 980 bedrooms. The same year, some not-so-prominent changes were being made behind the scenes. Two secondhand coal-fired steam boilers, salvaged from World War I battleships, were installed in the boiler house. The rear of the property was occupied by the Winter Garden Restaurant. The Winter Garden Restaurant had a large domed ceiling and could seat over 500 guests, which were served by over one hundred staff. Due to its large number of bedrooms, the hotel became popular with American forces before they were sent into action in World War II. Indeed, the hotel was, in fact, commissioned as an official U.S. rest and recuperation residence.
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Set in a leafy courtyard in the heart of London's Soho, Ham Yard Village is a collection of designer boutiques catering for fashion, beauty, lifestyle and the home as well as Ham Yard restaurant and bar.
Shops include Soholistic Nail Bar, Dinosaur Designs, Frescobol Carioca, Bloomsbury Flowers, Eyewear Concierge, Once Milano, Caramel, Press, My Cup of Tea, Anabela Chan, Brummells of London, Jac + Jack & Engawa
Offering both mixed dormitories and single, double, twin and family rooms. All rooms are equipped with washbasins, and have shared bathroom facilities. There is also a 1940s bar and restaurant which are great for meeting other travellers.
Located in the heart of downtown close to the city, theater district and Covent Garden: - 157 contemporary rooms, 16 suites. Designed by world-renowned London architecture firm Foster + Partners, the hotels 157 guest rooms including 16 suites provide an urban retreat in the cosmopolitan city of London with a variety of room types and layouts, including rooms with private terraces on the upper two levels, to individual suites with large, separate marble bathrooms.
Floor-to-ceiling windows fill the bedroom space with views of the city’s skyline, taking in world famous sights such as the London Eye, Trafalgar Square, London Bridge, Covent Garden and the River Thames. The rooms are full of unexpected comforts and personal indulgences, from the latest acoustic soundproofing to integrated digital MediaHubs, sumptuous bedding and premium bath amenities.
Crowne Plaza London – The City is the flagship hotel for the EMEA region of Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts brand as part of the InterContinental Hotels Group global portfolio. Built on the foundations of King Henry VIII’s Bridewell Palace, the 204-bedroom hotel featuring British designer inspired suites is centrally located in the City of London and a stone’s throw from the city’s top tourist attractions and River Thames. Guests are easily connected to all parts of the vibrant metropolis; positioned adjacent to Blackfriars underground and railway station with direct links to Gatwick International Airport and St Pancras Eurostar terminal. Enjoy complimentary high speed internet access throughout the hotel, and a free handy smartphone to use around London during your stay. Crowne Plaza London – The City boasts a conference floor with 5 meeting rooms and a business centre, 2 AA Rosette awarded Italian and Chinese restaurants, an all-day lounge, cocktail bar with historic vaults and a fitness centre.
St. Ermin's Hotel, London, UKDistance: 1.3 miTourist Information 2 Caxton Street London, SW1H 0QW
The Waldorf Hilton, an iconic hotel, is located in London’s West End in the Theatreland district. Take a 5-minute drive to the exclusive boutiques of Covent Garden and find plenty to explore. Situated 2 miles from London’s financial center, this central London hotel is ideal for a corporate visit – host a meeting in one of the seven WiFi-enabled function rooms, or keep in touch via the 24-hour business center.
Get some rest in a stylish, contemporary guest room. Each spacious room features a plasma TV, WiFi and Edwardian marble washstand. Upgrade to a Suite for separate living and dining areas. After a day of exploring, surf the net with high-speed internet access or curl up in front of a movie on the flat-screen TV. Stay active by swimming some laps of the indoor pool. Make the most of this West End hotel’s commitment to culinary excellence; enjoy a delicious meal in the Homage Grand Salon restaurant or take traditional afternoon tea in the Homage Private Lounge. Head to the popular Good Godfrey's Bar for lunch and afternoon tea during the day, or a sophisticated cocktail as evening approaches.With a 24-hour Concierge desk to help you plan your stay, you can really make the most out of your time in London.
Apex Temple Court Hotel, part of www.apexhotels.co.uk, is a four star luxury hotel offering the ultimate in comfort and elegance. In the first week of March, this landmark building opened its doors, combining contemporary design and innovative technology with luxurious rooms and public areas, all created with the business and leisure traveller in mind.
A short walk from Temple and Blackfriars stations, this prestigious building is situated in London’s Inns of Court, just off Fleet Street. The hotel is making history for being the first hotel to be built in one of London’s Inns of Court, the Inner Temple which is placed in the heart of London’s legal district. Enriched in history, the hotel’s location is set in arguably one of the most historic and beautiful locations of London.
The stunning hotel has 184 luxury rooms and suites, offering complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and complimentary local calls for guests. Each room boasts a 40” LCD TV with Sky Sports & a DVD player, luxury Elemis toiletries, complimentary water and tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, Wi-Fi Internet access and 24-hour room service, all making your stay in central London chic and comfortable.
The Chambers Restaurant offers mouth-watering European style dishes which the Chambers Bar is the ideal place to meet or relax after work.
The Academy is one of London's most charming hotels. Located right in the heart of London's West End, it is just a stone’s throw away from the city's finest shops and restaurants and well located for visiting The British Museum.
This four-star boutique hotel, in London's Bloomsbury, is made up of five restored Georgian townhouses and is a comfortable base from which to explore the sights of our capital. This small, quirky hotel comes complete with a cosy library, beautiful conservatory and homely sitting room.
Regency House Hotel is a Georgian town house, situated in the heart of central London in Bloomsbury, 10-15 minutes walk from all, Covent Garden, King’s Cross/St. Pancras International service, and Oxford Street.
The St Athans Hotel is a simple and clean budget hotel in Bloomsbury, central London. We offer great value for money, a friendly service and provide a comfortable home from home in a convenient location.
We are a 5 minute walk away from the British Museum, the University of London and the British Library; and also only short bus rides (or 20-30 min walks) from the shops, theatres and night spots of London's West End, as well as Camden Town.
The Geyer family has been running the St Athans Hotel for almost 50 years. We recognise that there is a demand for clean, basic and inexpensive accommodation and we fulfil these criteria while adding friendliness and a bit of character into the mix.
Generator Hostels Distance: 0.3 miTourist Information 37 Tavistock Pl London, United Kingdom WC1H 9SE
The contemporary design-led chill-out areas and bars make Generator the place to socialise with friends, old and new. With a range of rooms at competitive prices, great food, excellent security, free WiFi and friendly, knowledgeable staff on hand 24/7; Generator is leading the hostel revolution.
Ambassadors Bloomsbury is a leading independent hotel, providing comfortable accommodation, conference and exhibition facilities, meeting room space and the popular Number Twelve restaurant and bar.
We are a first class wedding venue providing a personal arrangement service, and we are also offer excellent Christmas party experiences.
The Wardonia Hotel is a cosy 2 star hotel based in King's Cross. Located a 2 minute walk from King's Cross and St. Pancras stations, Wardonia Hotel offers the ideal base when visiting London whether business or leisure.
All our rooms are ensuite. Our bathrooms are compact and our showers are great!
Our reception is open 24 hours with someone always available to answer your queries. Late night arrivals or early morning departures are not a problem at the Wardonia, for guests looking for hotels near St Pancras.
We offer Single, Double, Twin and Triple rooms with rooms from just £60 per night.
A beautiful one-bedroom apartment for up to two people, in the heart of the Kings Cross area in London.
Located in an elegant period terrace, this accommodating flat is ideal for a stylish city break. Finished in a light and modern décor, the property is perfect for a couple or business traveller. The flat has a light open-plan living area with large windows that allow for plenty of light. The living room contains a comfortable sofa, a flatscreen television and a coffee table. The fully-equipped, modern kitchen, has everything to create a delicious meal, including a hob/oven, toaster and microwave. There is also a table and four chairs. Amenities provided include Wifi, a washing machine, iron and board, a hairdryer, and a small roof terrace for that morning cup of coffee. The stylish bedroom is decorated in a neutral, calming style and has a double bed. There is also ample storage space with a large wardrobe. The bathroom is modern and accommodating with a bath/shower combination. Comfortable and ideally located, this apartment is the perfect place for a city break.
Over ten years ago, Anne and Shelly, two sisters from Dublin, went backpacking and loved it so much they decided to start their own hostel. Ashlee House at 261 Grays Inn Road, London was born. With a team of loyal staff, hard work and dedication, Ashlee House soon became an well-known and popular backpacker hostel.
With a sound knowledge of the industry and always up for a challenge, when the old Clerkenwell Magistrates Court on 78 King's Cross Road became available it was an opportunity too good to be missed. It was refurbished as a hostel with a quirky, stylish, bold décor to compliment its striking exterior, and the new-born hostel was called ‘Clink’. Why ‘Clink’? Clink is an English slang word for a prison, and with its old prison cells and courtrooms the name seemed apt!
Though Ashlee House and Clink were very different hostels in size and style, they shared the same character, the careful management, the development of staff and the sense of understanding of our guests, so it was decided to bring them together as Clink Hostels, renaming them Clink261 and Clink78.
We're glad to say that Clink has gone from strength to strength by giving guests a friendly, fun, relaxed and comfortable hostel experience in stylish surroundings that are a bit more daring than the norm.
It's impossible to generalise, but... to generalise... our guests are generally aged between 18 – 40, open minded, chilled out and respectful travellers who want to be involved in and experience the city they stay in. It is our aim to ensure each guest has a truly memorable trip.
Clink staff are integral to the business. We look for smart, savvy, creative, interesting, witty, happy and different people. And luckily we find lots of them, and they find us!
There are plenty of opportunities for career development at Clink. We believe in building from within and offer training and development to all our staff, so they can progress through the company. We employ many different nationalities (at least 20 at the moment) and value the insights this gives us. We also have social events throughout the year, which probably contributes to the great team atmosphere. At Clink we're proud of who we are and what we do. We're keen to ensure that each hostel retains its own character and unique colourful style whilst still being part of the Clink family, and we're very aware that our staff and guests are the greatest ambassadors for Clink Hostels, so we know that looking after them is central to our success.
The Princess Hotel is now under new management. Offering many types of rooms from singles to family rooms that sleep upto 4 people. If you are looking for a budget room please select our basic rooms which have shared bathroom. If you prefer yo have your own private facilities choose from our many standard rooms which have the extra comfort.
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Central hotel is a family run bed and breakfast conveniently located in the heart of central London offering superb value for money accommodation. The hotel is situated barely a minutes walk from Kings Cross Tube Station and St Pancras international (euro star) and offers easy access to all of London's tourist sights, shopping districts and theatres including British Library, British Museum, London Univeritsy College, London Eye, Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St James Park, Madame Tussauds, London Zoo, Regent's Park, Oxford Street (for all those who love shopping), Piccadily Circus, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square and 25 minutes by tube to Westfield Shopping Centre in Statford.
The hotel has been run by the family for over forty years and during this period we have established a wonderful reputation with our customers. We always strive to achieve a warm friendly and well informed atmosphere, making your stay as homely and comfortable as possible.
The hotel has 30 rooms which vary from comfortable budget rooms to well presented ensuite rooms and the price includes a hearty full English breakfast to help get you off to a good start each day!