Explore the heritage of the City of London and enjoy a view money can’t buy at this elegant new hotel…
Rating: ★★★★ (4/5)
From £200 per night
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On Finsbury Square. where London's financial and creative quarters meet, you’ll find Montcalm Royal London House, a new luxury hotel perfectly positioned for a weekend in the capital.
To the south lies St Paul's Cathedral, alongside the soaring towers of the city – The Shard and the Gherkin are both within sight. To the north, galleries, bars and boutiques. The hotel is a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street tube station, ideal for a trip to the West End for the theatre or a spot of people-watching at a pavement café.
From the welcoming lounge with its trendy Burdock cafe and juice bar, to the opulent roof-top restaurant and bar with panoramic views of the city, you’d never know that this listed building was originally the home of Royal Mail!
On our visit, we found copper pipe lighting and exposed brick walls, parquet flooring and silk-lined corridors, an art-deco staircase and beautiful interior design touches throughout the hotel.
We loved our Club room (below), with its Nespresso machine, extra-large shower and a smartphone service – a phone with 4G comes free with every room in the hotel, including standard. It can be used to access the internet across the city – handy for booking a last-minute dinner reservation!
Reviews on Trip Advisor are excellent on the whole, any issues were related to the newness of the hotel. On our arrival the builders were at work in the lobby, but this did cease when the receptionist spoke to them. We were expecting a good guest experience and we weren’t disappointed – it’s clear the Montcalm puts its customers first.
The main highlight of the stay for us was the view from The Aviary restaurant and bar which took my breath away. You don’t need to have a restaurant reservation to go up there (the prices were a little out of our range); we just relaxed with a cocktail on the terrace and admired the night sky and view of the city – perfect on a romantic weekend in the capital. The prices are high – but what you get is a five-star experience in a luxury London hotel – and an unforgettable weekend away.
Rooms from £200, but special offers are available. Visit www.montcalmroyallondoncity.co.uk