premier inn leicester square
premier inn leicester square

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Premier Inn Leicester Square

Hotel Rating: 3 Star Free WiFi √ Quad Rooms √ Family Rooms √ Air-Conditioning √ Non-smoking √
Achieved a score of 90% from 2789 reviews
Rates from £109 per room
7-9 Leicester Square, London, WC2, England, UK

Hotel in Detail:

The Premier Inn London Leicester Square is a modern contemporary hotel purpose built in 2012. The hotel has 24 hour automated check-in kiosks to speed you through check-in no matter what the time of day.
Each bedroom is air-conditioned and features a flat screen television a good size working desk and its own private bathroom (hairdryer, toilet, shower). You also get facilities for making tea and coffee, a telephone and a carpeted floor.
The onsite restaurant is called 'The Kitchen' (well why not!) and serves both traditional and contemporary dishes from its menu. Breakfast is served onsite as well as main meals.
There is also a bar serving a range of drinks.
To minimise the noise guests might have experienced from the busy local area (this is the heart of the vibrant west end) the bedrooms float on top of thick engineered neoprene pads. These have been coined 'floating bedrooms'. Even more than this each bedroom is constructed within an independent box, so they do not direct connect with hallways or other bedrooms.
The hotel has a dedicated front desk which is staffed 24/7. Smoking is strictly prohibited throughout and luggage storage facilities are available. Wireless internet access can be picked up in all parts of the hotel (free).
Its worth noting that this hotel DOES have a lift, not something all central London hotels can claim.

Hotel Vicinity:

Nearest: Tube Station: Leicester Square 140 yards (128 metres), Railway Station: London Charing Cross 0.3 miles (0.5 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.4 miles (3.9 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6 miles (9.7 km). 6 tube (underground) stations within a half mile circle (0.8 km) , makes this a great choice for transport links.
Its hard to imagine how a hotel could be better placed for the major night life areas of central London. The Premier Inn Leicester Square sits on Leicester Square itself surrounded by the vibrant and bustling square below and adjacent to the Empire cinema. This is the very centre of tourist London and places everything you could want within walking distance. Within Leicester Square are bars, clubs, cinemas (the Empire cinema is adjacent to the hotel) and restaurants and a small green area for visitors to sit and relax in is in the middle of the square. The Premier Inn Leicester Square hotel itself incorporates businesses such as a cafe, casino and a nightclub. This is also a pedestrianised zone so there's no traffic to worry about. Within 75 yards to the north you have the Chinese shops and restaurants of China Town (along Gerrard Street) and just 75 yards beyond that is Soho, known for its restaurants, theatres and adult clubs. Within 200 yards to the east is Covent Garden, know for its buskers, the Opera House and the central Covent Garden pizza. 200 yards south is Trafalgar Square best know for its pigeons and Nelsons Column. So in short, the hotel is in the midst of the best known attractions, amenities, nightlife and districts of central London.
Parking: Not available onsite but there are many public pay car parks in the surrounding areas.
Bedroom Numbers: 84
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: noon
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.5 out of 5 by 2789 past guests
>>> (average customer rating 4.2 out of 5 from 126 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 306 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 2663 reviews)


No parking available.


WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.


Pets are not allowed.
More hotels from this chain
If you would like to stick with the Premier Inn chain take a look at your closest options:
Hub by Premier Inn Covent Garden: is 234 yards (213 metres) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 90% and rates start from about £63.
Premier Inn Waterloo: is 0.8 miles (1.4 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 88% and base rates begin at about £144.
Premier Inn Holborn: 0.9 miles (1.4 km), rated at 90% and with rates from around £109.
Premier Inn County Hall: 0.9 miles (1.4 km), rated at 90% and with rates from around £132.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 90% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 3 star hotels is 66%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Premier Inn Hotels across the chain average 85% so this hotel is one of the better rated Premier Inn hotels.
A massive 24% above the average for 3 star hotels, 11% for Greater London and 5% above the average for the Premier Inn chain makes this a top pick and highly recommended hotel.
Milesfaster ranking: 120th from 865 London hotels, 2nd of 65 Premier Inn Hotels, and 19th of 321 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 3 star Z Hotel Piccadilly, with base rates beginning from £105 and which has an 87% guest satisfaction rating.
For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Grange Clarendon Hotel. 0.7 miles from here (1.1 km), has been rated at 74% by past guests and whose lowest rates start at about £68.
Fancy something highly rated by its guests? We think the 4 Star Amba Charing Cross could be a good choice. The Amba Charing Cross is only 0.3 miles (0.5 km) away. The Amba Charing Cross has an extremely high guest rating of 97%, one of the best rated London hotels.

Local hotels analysed:

The 50 hotels nearest to this location (1 Leicester Place, Leicester Square, WC2 postcode) that we list cover a 0.5 miles (0.9 km) radius. They include 23 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 20 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 6 three star hotels (average rating 83%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 83%). Top 3 star hotels are Premier Inn Leicester Square (this hotel) and the Hub by Premier Inn Covent Garden (both 90%). Of these local hotels the highest rated are Haymarket Hotel (5 star), the Soho Hotel (5 star), the Covent Garden Hotel (5 star) and the Corinthia Hotel London (5 star) (all 4 are joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: See a breakdown of the average starting (base) rates for the area. Base rates are a rough guide to starting rates as they do not include special offers and deals. The average starting rates for the surrounding area are around £198 per night. They range from a low of £18 at SoHostel (2 Star, 83%) to a high of £475 at Rocco Forte Brown's Hotel (5 Star, 90%). The breakdown by star rating shows the following averages: Five Star average: £283, Four Star average: £147, Three Star average: £68 and Two Star average: £18.
In terms of value for money for the local area we rank SoHostel top.


The Premier Inn Leicester Square opened in May 2012 after a £6 million pound renovation project. The deal to turn the Queens House on the corner of Leicester Square and Leicester Place into a brand new hotel was completed with Soho Estates in October 2010. Soho Estates had paid £12 million pounds for the building in 1995. The building dates right back to 1897 and is made of Portland stone (now painted) with an elaborately ornamented French Renaissance exterior and was designed by Messrs. Saville and Martin. The building was originally a hotel, the 100 bedroom Queens Hotel that opened in 1899. At the time of the purchase by Premier Inn it was being used as offices covering 24,000 square feet and the upper floors of the building and had been offices since 1936 (when the Queens hotel was converted to offices). During its time as the Queens Hotel the building had a buffet and grand dining-hall on the ground floor. There was a downstairs grill room and on the first floor were drawing, reading and coffee-rooms, decorated in the Louis XV, Empire and Louis XVI styles respectively. The bedrooms were on the upper floors.

Premier Inn Leicester Square Locality Information

Districts Close by:

Leicester Square, Regent Street, Piccadilly, Soho

Nearest Major Airports:

London City Airport (7.8 miles, 12.6 km), Heathrow (14.2 miles, 22.8 km), Gatwick (24.3 miles, 39.2 km), Luton (27.5 miles, 44.3 km), Stansted (31.1 miles, 50.1 km)

Nearest Tube Stops:

Leicester Square (0.1 miles, 0.2 km), Piccadilly Circus (0.2 miles, 0.3 km), Covent Garden (0.3 miles, 0.5 km), Tottenham Court Road (0.4 miles, 0.6 km)

The Premier Inn Leicester Square is the best placed budget hotel in London

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