Staycation Weekend in the West End

The Best Hotels for a Central London Staycation

Summer holidays are in full swing, making now a great time to book a staycation and spend some time in the heart of Central London. Dining destinations, galleries, fashion brands and more are open and many wonderful hotels are also welcoming your return.

Stay just moments from London’s most iconic sights, with Piccadilly Circus, Green Park, Buckingham Palace, Soho, Bond Street, Jermyn Carnaby Street and Covent Garden all a short walk away. Discover the best places to relax and unwind below:

Treehouse Hotel

Pictured above, Treehouse Hotel is perfectly perched towards the north end of Regent Street, and set across the street from the BBC. Boasting a dazzling rooftop, expect world-class views across London’s landscape and spot the London Eye, The Shard, Canary Wharf and Regent’s Park. Find out more here

The Langham London

A true London icon, The Langham London has been a delightful place to stay since 1865. The hotel’s heritage continues to evolve, with state of the art wellness, excellent dining and more available for you to enjoy. Discover The Langham here


Set in the midst of St James’s, DUKES Hotel is ideal for admirers of elegant interiors. Home to the iconic DUKES Bar – home of the martini loved by James Bond Author Sir Ian Fleming – it offers you the most luxurious London experience. Find out more here

Sofitel London St James Hotel

Whether travelling for business or pleasure, Sofitel London St James offers five-star service. The contemporary French style, combined with British surroundings, makes for a brilliant stay. Discover more here

The Ritz Hotel

The Ritz Hotel is synonymous with London luxury. With an unbeatable location on Piccadilly, and sweeping views over Green Park, it’s easy to see why. While away your time enjoying the art and culture of St James’s, before returning to your hotel for a spot of award-winning Afternoon Tea. Find out more here

St. James’s Hotel & Club

You may be surprised to find this boutique gem, tucked away in a quiet corner. St James’s Hotel & Club is a private members club but also an intimate place to stay. The Michelin-star restaurant – Seven Park Place – run by Chef William Drabble is our top tip for any stay, although the Penthouse Suite comes in a close second. Discover more here

The Stafford London

Set in St James’s Place, The Stafford London is a sanctuary in the midst of the bustling capital city.  The stately style is well perfect for a moment of respite. Find out more here

The Cavendish London

On the corner of Duke Street and Jermyn Street, The Cavendish London offers a stylish stay. Whether travelling solo, with friends or with family, experience the hustle and bustle before retiring to your suite. Discover more here

Le Meridien Piccadilly

Step out of Le Meridien Piccadilly’s doors straight onto one of London’s most well-known streets. Explore nearby delights such as Princes Arcade, Jermyn Street, Regent Street or Mayfair all within a few minutes’ walk. Find out more here 

Whilst booking your stay, we also recommend booking places to drink and dine. With so many amazing restaurants in our neighbourhood, find out those that are open here. Or if the sun is shining, read our Al Fresco Dining guide here. If it’s shopping, or galleries, that are more up your street, we have a special guide to the very best in St James’s here.