The hotel is situated right next to Charing Cross Station on the Strand. This is one of the most scenic areas of London, with beautiful Georgian architecture and a range of historic attractions. This includes Nelson’s Column, which is located in Trafalgar Square, a few minutes walk from the hotel.
Also nearby are other lively West End tourist areas such as Leicester Square, the Embankment, the South Bank, Piccadilly, Soho, and Covent Garden. These offer a plethora of trendy shopping locations, top gourmet restaurants, fashionable pubs, bars and clubs, and prominent London theatres showing hit productions such as Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and Blood Brothers. Cultural attractions near to the hotel include the British Museum, the National Gallery, the London Eye, the Tate Modern and the Royal Opera House.
For travelling to less central areas of London, there are several convenient tube stations nearby, including Leicester Square station, which is serviced by the Northern and Piccadilly lines, the latter going to Heathrow. There is also Charing Cross Station next door for train travel right across the UK.
Guests may use the hotel’s gym for free, with a range of equipment provided. There are a number of business meeting and conference rooms available, including the 350 seater Betjeman Suite, and all rooms feature air conditioning, LCD projectors and wireless internet.
A local car park is nearby for the use of guests at an additional fee, known as the Springs Gardens car park.
The rooms are stylishly designed with relaxing Mediterranean colours, soft fabrics and sleek contemporary furniture, providing a highly welcoming atmosphere. Executive suites are available for greater luxury. All rooms have a range of amenities provided, including air conditioning, flatscreen television with satellite reception, wireless internet, iPod docking system, coffee and tea maker, Egyptian linen, and ensuite bathrooms with showers, complimentary toiletries and heated mirrors. Room service is provided 24 hours a day.
The main dining area at the hotel is The Brasserie at Charing Cross, which produces an array of eclectic and imaginative modern dishes influenced by British classics and various other international cuisines. Aside from this, the hotel is also home to Eleanor’s Cocktail Bar, which produces drinks, bar food and an assortment of unusual cocktails. You can also enjoy smaller meals, afternoon teas and more cocktails in the Lounge.
Cribs, highchairs and babysitting services are all available from the hotel.
There are several wheelchair access rooms, with their own wheel-in showers, and the hotel welcomes patrons with guide dogs.