Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Piccadilly Circus 228 yards (208 metres), Railway Station: London Charing Cross 0.4 miles (0.6 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.5 miles (4 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6 miles (9.7 km). There are 7 tube (underground) stations within half a mile (0.8 km). Just on the northern side of Leicester Square puts the One Leicester Street Hotel London in a privileged location within central London. This is the main tourist area and part of London's west end which means never ending night life, amenities and dozens of surrounding theatres. Famous districts are all around with well known names such as Trafalgar Square (200 yards south), Soho (150 yards north), Piccadilly Circus (280 yards west) and Covent Garden (300 yards east). One of the nearest attractions is the National Gallery at 300 yards which is home to one of the best collections of Western European art in the world. Leicester Street itself is a small side street just off of Shaftesbury Avenue.
Hotel in Detail:note: this hotel shut in 2018. Listing for historical purposes only
The One Leicester Street Hotel London (abbreviated to be called The OLS) occupies the building that for nearly 60 years was home to the famous Manzi's seafood restaurant, one of the last of the 'theatre restaurants'. Trevor Gulliver and Fergus Henderson have totally renovated the building to create a hotel in a prime location. The renovation took in designing new rooms, a new staircase and the bar.
All rooms are decorated with white wood panelling and an old world meets contemporary style. They all enjoy complimentary wireless internet access and flat screen TV's. In addition they come with air-conditioning, safe, telephone, iPod dock, minibar and alarm clock. They are all en-suite (some are open plan) which is a bathroom with shower, bathrobes, slippers and top brand toiletries.
These rooms have been designed to offer all the traveller needs and nothing that they do not. Practical while adding a touch of glamour.
These are smaller bedrooms designed for the London visitor looking for a no frills bedroom, a place to conveniently stop over overnight after say dining in the hotels restaurant and not wanting to worry about the taxi ride home.
Located on the top floor with the option of extending the suite into 3 bedrooms occupying the whole floor.
24 hour room service offers dishes from the hotel kitchen.
Dining Options:The Tenu restaurant is the centre piece of the hotel and is open to residents and non-residents with a capacity of 70 seats. A conceptual restaurant based on ancient Finnish mythology and folklore. Set against a backdrop story of mythical landscapes with strange creatures drawn by Haapaniemi, the food takes its inspiration from the Eastern part of Finland with local ingredients such as reindeer, berries and mushrooms.
Breakfast is served from 07.00 till 10.30 and features the Tenus own breakfast bun creation. Residents and non-residents are welcomed and the menu has as much care put into it as any other sitting.
Lunch is served from Noon till 14.30.
Dinner is served from 17.30 right up until 02.00 am. Daily menus move through the evening and reflect the rhythms of the surrounding Theatreland.
The One Leicester Street bar on the first floor is at the very heart of the building and follows the rhythms of the hotel, calm in the morning through to the enjoyment of the evening.
Enjoy Elevenses in the hotel bar at not surprisingly, 11.00!.
The Little Bun Moment is served in the bar from 16.00. The buns have a bitter chocolate, prune or anchovy centre. Try them with with champagne or tea.
The bar has an extensive wine and champagne list.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 81% by past guests. The London average is 78% and the average for 3 star hotels is 75%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 342nd from 798 London hotels, and 95th of 313 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 3 star Best Western Mornington Hotel, with rates that start from about £68 and which has an 80% guest satisfaction rating. The Best Western Mornington Hotel also offers: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Holiday Villa Hotel. 0.4 miles from here (0.6 km), achieving a rating of 70% by its past clients where rates start from approximately £47.
Prefer something with a higher guest rating? Then the 4 Star Royal Park Hotel may be one too look at. The Royal Park Hotel is only 0.1 miles (0.2 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (1 Leicester Street, WC2 postcode) which we list extend for a 0.5 miles (0.8 km) radius. They are made up of 25 five star hotels (average rating 88%), 17 four star hotels (average rating 88%), 7 three star hotels (average rating 83%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 82%). Top 3 star hotel is Hub by Premier Inn Covent Garden at 90%. Top rated of the local hotels is Amba Charing Cross (4 star) at 100%.
Base Rates: Base rates can indicate the lowest available rates for a particular hotel. This is a good general guide but as base rates do not account for special offers and one off deals they can only be a rough guide. The average base rate for all the areas hotels is £212 per night. From a low of £18 at SoHostel (2 Star, 82%) and the highest rates top out at £505 at Ritz Hotel London (5 Star, 90%). The following are the averages for each star level: Five Star average: £297, Four Star average: £149, Three Star average: £88 and Two Star average: £18.
In terms of value for money for the local area we rank SoHostel top.
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Bedrooms: 15 (2 suites) / 5 floors
Check-in: 15.00 till midnight
Check-out: 12.00 noon
History:Changed name to Leicester House in around 2017.
Bought by American themed restaurant group Honk Tonk Group on 2nd July 2014.
Charged name to One Leicester Street in 2013.
Bought by Loh Lik Peng (Singapore businessman) in January 2013.
The St John London Hotel was originally due to be opened December 2010 but eventually was opened on the 2nd April 2011 . Run by Trevor Gulliver and Fergus Henderson with the freeholders being 'Shaftesbury'.