As co-hosts of the Royally Obsessed podcast, our choice to stay at the Londoner Hotel during the weekend of King Charles III’s coronation was a no-brainer. Located right in the heart of Leicester Square, the five-star property is walkable to a range of royal stops: Buckingham Palace (18 minutes), Westminster Abbey (also, just 18 minutes away)—heck, the entrance to the Pall Mall is just a seven-minute stroll from the hotel’s front door. For a visit that’s royally-tied, you can’t go wrong.
But there’s more to the Londoner than that: A true oasis in the heart of a busy city, it’s the kind of property where, once inside, the hustle and bustle all but disappears. The hospitality during our stay was also best-in-class, whether we needed a 5 a.m. taxicab or expedited room service—like when, post-coronation, we were soaked from the rain and in desperate need of fresh clothes, but also French fries. (More below, but they serve some of the best.) Still, it was the 360-experience that made the Londoner such a stand-out. Here’s our honest review.
Name of Accommodation: The Londoner Hotel
Location: London, England (in Leicester Square to be exact)
Price: Prices start at approximately $549 a night, but vary based on the season
Accommodation Options: Rooms and suites—there are 350 total to choose from