Sharael Kolberg
6 min readMar 3, 2024


The Londoner artwork

The Londoner, is a five-star hotel in the heart of London’s vibrant Leicester Square, that stands as a testament to luxury and refinement. This magnificent establishment offers an unparalleled experience, blending modern amenities with traditional British elegance. From lavish guest rooms to exquisite dining options and rejuvenating spa treatments, The Londoner promises an unforgettable stay for discerning travelers. The 350-room hotel features three chic guest-only areas just off the lobby, an indoor pool, and five eateries. Upon entering, guests are met with a swanky vibe, dim lighting, whimsical, yet sophisticated art and excellent service. The upscale ambiance carries over into the dining establishments and the guest rooms. It is an oasis amiss the hustle and bustle of the dynamic city.

The Residence at The Londoner

The Londoner
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The Londoner bar
The Residence
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Whether you’re waiting for your room, catching up with fellow travelers, grabbing a bite or just taking some time to pause, The Residence is a private area for guests to enjoy some time out of their room, with amenities and luxuries in beautifully designed spaces. It includes The Y Bar where guests can pull up a chair to catch up on work or grab a cocktail with friends, The Whiskey Room — a speakeasy where rare whiskeys are served, and The Drawing Room that has more of a living room vibe, rather than a lobby, and guests can enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks throughout the day, or choose from a menu. A concierge is also available to help guests with things like booking tickets to a show or planning a day of sightseeing.

Luxurious Guest Rooms and Suites

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The Londoner’s spacious suites and pleasant guest rooms provide a sense of opulence and comfort. Each room is meticulously designed to provide a serene retreat, with a subdued color palette and contemporary art. Guests can choose from a variety of accommodations, ranging from cozy suites to expansive penthouses, all adorned with contemporary furnishings, plush bedding and a Toto toilet. State-of-the-art amenities such as high-speed internet, flat-screen TVs, luxurious toiletries, and a fully-stocked mini-bar ensure a seamless and indulgent experience for every guest. The hotel’s commitment to excellence extends beyond mere comfort, with attention to detail evident in every corner of the guest rooms. Stunning views of Leicester Square, The London Eye, and the surrounding skyline create a captivating backdrop, enhancing the overall ambiance of relaxation and sophistication.

Fine Dining at The Londoner

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The Londoner dining
The Londoner rooftop
The Londoner restaurant
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For epicurean enthusiasts, The Londoner offers a culinary journey like no other. Indulge in a symphony of flavors at the hotel’s signature restaurants, where world-class chefs curate exquisite menus inspired by both local and international cuisines. From sumptuous breakfast spreads to gourmet dinners, every meal is a celebration of culinary mastery and creativity.

Guests can savor tantalizing dishes crafted from the freshest ingredients sourced from artisanal producers, ensuring a truly memorable dining experience. Whether enjoying a casual brunch or a romantic dinner overlooking the city lights, The Londoner’s dining venues cater to every palate and occasion with sophistication and flair.

Grab a complimentary snack and beverage at The Residence, enjoy fine champagne and afternoon tea with live music at The Stage, head to the rooftop for Japanese food and spirits in a bamboo garden setting at 8 at The Londoner, head downstairs to the speakeasy gin bar, Joshua’s Tavern, or enjoy fine Mediterranean cuisine at Whitcomb’s.

The Retreat at The Londoner Hotel

The Londoner pool
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The Londoner gym

After a day of exploring the city’s vivid streets, guests can retreat to The Londoner’s tranquil spa oasis for a rejuvenating escape in a subterranean wellness area. Designed to pamper the mind, body, and soul, The Retreat offers an array of indulgent treatments, from blissful massages to invigorating facials and bespoke skincare rituals. Each treatment is tailored to provide a transformative experience, leaving guests feeling refreshed and revitalized. The spa’s serene ambiance and expert therapists ensure that every moment is dedicated to relaxation and renewal, allowing guests to unwind and recharge in luxurious surroundings that include a pool, hydropool, sauna and steam room. There is also a state-of-the-art fitness facility and a hair and nail salon. For the ultimate nutrition, stop by Refuel for a healthy snack, such as fresh squeezed juices, smoothies, bowls, wraps and salads, made with superfoods.

What to Do in the Area

Situated in the heart of London’s bustling West End, The Londoner provides easy access to a wealth of attractions and activities. Theater enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the world-renowned productions of Leicester Square’s iconic theaters, while art aficionados can explore the nearby galleries and museums showcasing works from across the centuries. The National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery are just steps away. Within walking distance, you’ll find Trafalgar Square, Admiralty Arch (currently under construction), Piccadilly Circus, the Thames River, and many parks and gardens.

For those seeking retail therapy, the vibrant shopping districts of Oxford Street and Covent Garden are just a stone’s throw away, offering a plethora of designer boutiques, charming markets, and artisanal shops to explore. And with the city’s diverse dining scene at your doorstep, culinary adventures await around every corner, from trendy eateries to Michelin-starred restaurants. Stop at nearby Fortnum & Mason for afternoon tea or to pick up gourmet snacks for a picnic in a nearby park.

Contact Information
The Londoner
38 Leicester Square
London, WC2H 7DX, United Kingdom
Phone: +44–20–7451–0101

Disclosure: Accommodation was provided by the hotel in order to do my review, but all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. Images courtesy of The Londoner, unless otherwise noted.

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