The Londoner’s highly anticipated launch took place in September 2021, marking the start of a new era for Leicester Square in London. But it was also the introduction of a whole new genre of hotel accommodation, the super boutique and The Londoner has been delighting the city’s locals and international guests ever since, with 16 floors of impressive facilities, state-of-the-art design, amazing food options and a pleasant level of service that you would find in a boutique hotel. The Luxury Editor recently stayed at The Londoner, so read on to find out more about this impressive new addition to Leicester Square.
London’s hottest new luxury hotel
From one of the UK’s largest family hotel groups, Edwardian Hotels London, The Londoner is impressive. It has 350 rooms, six concept restaurants, a private club-style area for members, meeting and event spaces, a cinema and an incredible spa spanning an entire floor .
Offering the highest levels of luxury for those looking to entertain and impress, it features a 200 sqm Tower Penthouse Duplex Suite, as well as 119 sqm Trafalgar Suites, with living areas, kitchenettes and fireplaces . Its rooms are equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows, meticulous details and the latest technologies that appeal to business and leisure travelers alike.
Yet, while super large-scale, the hotel’s boutique approach and commitment to luxury hospitality ensures guests feel at home.
Reflecting British sensibilities
Designed in collaboration with world-renowned architects Yabu Pushelberg, the hotel perfectly encapsulates the character of its hometown. At every turn there are nods to British humour, something that appeals to Londoners and international guests alike.
The hotel’s guest rooms, suites and public areas display a carefully selected list of artworks, infusing additional character into the hotel. Classical and contemporary works span all genres and medium values, as well as those by emerging artists. Yabu Pushelberg, James Robertson Art Consultants and Krishma Singh Dear of the Edwardian Hotel London worked together to select an inclusive and varied collection that would reflect the multifaceted and diverse character of London as a city.
Rooms and Suites
Londoner suites seamlessly blend residential charm and London class. Each individually designed, each intimate yet subtly spectacular. Think spacious luxury in their Junior and Corner Suites, and beautiful living areas, separate bedrooms, artwork and gorgeous views if you want more. While the bedrooms calm down with a soothing color palette and residential panels to make you feel right at home. From bespoke design and contemporary art on the walls to the expected and unexpected joys of a five-star stay, each room offers a restful intimacy mirrored by a unique view of London.
An exclusive guest experience at The Residence
Guests staying here have 24-hour access to a private club-style space, The Residence. Open 24 hours a day and strictly for guests, it is hidden from the rest of the hotel, but also close to the hotel lobby and offers exclusive spaces to relax, work or indulge.
A secret passageway reveals The Whiskey Room, a 14-seat lounge, where guests can explore the world of whiskey, including the rare, the renowned and the brand new. The residence’s Y bar and drawing room offer an a la carte menu and a curated reserve wine list, complemented by signature cocktails. And there’s a Residence Cart on the move, serving free fresh breakfast items first thing in the morning and Mediterranean antipasti later in the day.
Four experiences for eating and drinking
The hotel offers four different food and beverage experiences created by Amir Jati, Creative Director of Food and Beverage Service Excellence at Edwardian Hotels London. Jati has over ten years’ experience leading Nobu’s international catering and private events team, before taking over as head of food and beverage outlets at The Londoner.
Whitcomb’s is the hotel’s signature restaurant, showcasing contemporary French cuisine, with influences from Mediterranean cuisine. Located on the ground floor, it’s a morning-to-night destination where diners can experience breakfast, prix-fixe lunch, pre-theatre, and an all-day menu with small plates and mains. .
Just off the lobby is The scene, serving an all-day program of food and drink menus centered on the luxury, glamour, elegance and sophistication of its headliner: champagne. The Stage’s offering brings a fusion of classicism through coveted vintages, prestige cuvées and the finest ingredients with a cosmopolitan, modern attitude, befitting The Londoner’s central location and cutting-edge design.
Located on the corner of St Martin’s Street and Orange Street, this is the bar of the hotel district of Joshua Tavern. It offers over 50 regionally sourced gins, specializing in terroir gintonicas, each going through a five-step pairing process. Led by the Londoner’s head mixologist, Pierpaolo Schirru, each match features a unique combination of house garnish, bitters and tonic, to harmonize, elevate and complement the botanicals, guided by the nuance of the spirits’ terroir.
Take the elevator to the top of the Londoner for incredible views of the city. This is the setting for the rooftop izakaya lounge, 8 at the Londoner. Combining world-class modern Japanese cuisine (expect the finest ingredients prepared using traditional techniques), innovative mixology and spectacular design, 8 at The Londoner is both timeless and contemporary.
The home of fitness and outcome-driven therapies, The Retreat serves as the hotel’s wellness ecosystem. Bringing a whole new style of holistic retreat and wellness destination to London’s West End, it integrates health, wellness and the pleasure of indulgence.
Hotel guests and members have access to a curated edition of tools to help them look and feel their best. The Retreat includes a private gym, fitness rooms for innovative weekly programming, a 25m swimming pool, barber, blow-dry bar, nail bar and Refuel, a sanctuary offering a food and beverage program designed to refresh, rejuvenate and rejuvenate.
Guests can refuel with detoxifying smoothies, beauty juices, nourishing body wraps and Ayurvedic morning ritual bowls to take away, at the bar or while relaxing in a secluded cabana.