Want to be close to the action? Book yourself a hotel room in Soho. Luxury boutique hotels are the norm here, but shop around and cheap deals can be had on stays in budget properties. Read on for Time Out's pick of the best hotels in Soho.
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Best hotels in Soho
In a former MI5 research building, Sanctum is Soho club cool with its dark colours, bling room handles and deco lamps, sexed up with a handful of rotating beds and a no-questions-asked policy. The rooms follow one of four colour schemes, broadly deco or powder-puff boudoir in style, with plenty of mirrors and an unspeakable number of TV channels. The residents-only, 24hr-means-24hr bar is small but funky, opening on to a two-level terrace outside, which is topped off with a multi-person jacuzzi.
With unique and stunning design, this innovative boutique hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Oxford Street. Its spacious, designer rooms boast fantastic London views, HD TVs, and Egyptian cotton sheets.Designed by Philippe Starck, The Sanderson's rooms feature layers of soft curtains around each area. Calming landscape scenes are hung on the ceilings, while private bathrooms feature luxury toiletries.Over 9,000 square metres, the luxurious Agua Spa offers a huge array of relaxing treatments behind its soft white curtains.
Within easy reach of Bond Street, Soho and Piccadilly, No.5 Maddox Street has a quiet location in stylish Mayfair. The luxury suites have a private kitchen and sumptuous décor.The boutique Maddox Street suites are uniquely designed. Set in an unmarked townhouse just off Regent Street, the suites are 150 metres from Oxford Circus Underground Station. A 24-hour concierge service is also available.Each suite has separate bedrooms and a comfortable lounge with designer furnishings and a flat-screen TV.
With an excellent location, only a 2-minute walk from the Oxford Street, the Nadler Soho offers accommodation in elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. Guests can benefit from a LED TV and free international digital newspapers.Each room at the Nadler includes a modern bathroom with bath or shower, as well as a hairdryer. There is a desk, a small kitchenette to cook in, as well as a laptop safe. Some rooms offer speakers in the bathroom, linked to the TV system.
Located in the vibrant London city centre, Dean Street offers self-catering accommodation just a 6-minute walk from Piccadilly Circus. With free WiFi access, the property is 7 minutes' walk from Tottenham Court Road Underground Station, with a Central Line service.With a terrace, the apartments include seating area with a sofa and a TV with a DVD player. There is a fully-equipped kitchen with a microwave and an oven. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a bath.
The Z Hotel Soho is situated in the heart of London’s West End and provides compact and luxurious accommodation with a contemporary design. Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden are all within a 5-minute walk of the hotel.All rooms include hand crafted beds, a 40-inch Samsung HD TV with free Sky Sports and Movie channels, free WiFi and an en-suite shower room with complimentary toiletries.
You wouldn't normally expect to find sexy and chic on Leicester Square, but this new hotel delivers just that. The ideal place to spend a luxurious night with a partner, there's a shiny lounge bar, spa facilities - and the mini-bar contains a Tenga egg sex toy and mini-vibrator.
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Soho is a hard place to pin down. The district – and its southern subsection Chinatown – teems with tourists going to West End shows, media professionals marching to work, hungry patrons sampling some of London's best restaurants and people looking to have a long night out at one (or several) of the area's clubs, bars and pubs.
If you need easy access to the ExCel Centre, City Airport or lively east London, Marlin's serviced apartment hotel in Limehouse is the perfect spot. The neat, stylish rooms provide a home away from home, with comforts including a kitchenette, lounge area, super-fast broadband and L'Occitane toiletries.
Venue says: “Character and flair in a special part of the city. Enjoy east London evenings and all the thrills they hold.”