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In the heart of London’s West End, Covent Garden Hotel is a sumptuously-attired Grand Dame, with an elegance that hides a laid-back and welcoming atmosphere. The interiors have been crafted by owner-designer Kit Kemp, and while you’ll certainly see Kit’s trademark penchant for colourful, eclectic fabrics, the décor is rather more traditional than sister property Ham Yard Hotel, just around the corner in Soho. Fine 18th- and 19th-century needlepoint pieces are complemented by antique paintings and objects d’art, particularly in the elegant, wood-panelled drawing room.
The hotel’s restaurant is ideal for a pre-theatre dinner, while the cosy library with its wood-burning fire and honesty bar is the place to curl up and enjoy a nightcap with your fellow guests. Situated in the centre of London, a short walk from the boutiques of Covent Garden as well as the city’s best galleries and museums, Covent Garden Hotel is the perfect hideaway for a fashionable weekend in the city.
The hotel’s restaurant, Brasserie Max, serves a contemporary European cuisine from its light and spacious dining room, and the adjacent bar serves a range of bespoke cocktails. If you feel like indulging yourself, Covent Garden Hotel does an excellent Afternoon Tea. Choose between classic and the so-called ‘Gentleman’s Tea’, which consists of savoury treats served with tea, craft ale, or an Old Fashioned cocktail.
Each of the hotel’s rooms are stylishly appointed with Kit Kemp’s contemporary take on traditional hotel décor; keep an eye out for the vintage dressmaker’s dolls used in every room. Beds are generously sized, and bathrooms are elegantly tiled with showers or roll-top tubs.
Enjoy a movie-night with a difference at Covent Garden Hotel, which has a state-of-the-art cinema complete with luxurious leather seats. The cinema can be booked for private functions, but there is a weekly film club showing both classic favourites and new releases. If you need a bit of pampering, unwind with a massage or beauty treatment in the hotel’s treatment room, or keep up-to-date with your fitness regime at the fully-equipped gym.
The hotel is located in the heart of Covent Garden, an area well-known for its theatres and boutique shops. Catch one of the latest shows, or explore the warren of shop-filled streets radiating from the Covent Garden Piazza- keep an eye out for Neale’s Yard, the quaint courtyard that is home to the up-market toiletries maker of the same name, and now a hub for independent shops. For a spot of culture, the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery are just a short stroll away, as is the British Museum; for something a bit quieter but no less extraordinary, head to the Sir John Soane’s museum, which features a fascinatingly eclectic display of curios, artworks and archeological artefacts collected by the famous architect.