St. John Hotel: charming boutique hotel near Leicester Square in London

The delightful St. John Hotel, an intimate 15-room boutique hotel located off Leicester Square, opened only this month in London. It is the latest project of famous chef Fergus Henderson and his business partner, Trevor Gulliver.  The hotel has a 70-seat restaurant at the street level and a bar one flight up.

The rooms are designed to provide “everything the traveler needs and nothing that they do not”. Charming open white tiled bathrooms and wood panelled walls create a warm and cozy ambiance.  The top floor suite is its own retreat; it can be expanded to take in the whole floor with three bedrooms and a large living space.

Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Residents and non-residents are welcome to sample the menu which has been carefully crafted. Be sure to try the ‘Breakfast Bun’ that can only be found there and has been in creation for quite some time.  The lunch, afternoon snack, and supper menus are taken equally as seriously and are sure to whet your appetite.  Room service makes it a point to announce that they don’t serve club sandwiches and promotes that ‘a real chef offering a real service is in the kitchen’.

If you find yourself a little too tired to go home after a big dinner and a bit too much to drink, the hotel offers a Post-Supper room. These rooms are smaller guest rooms that remove the need to call for a taxi to take you home. The bar and restaurant are open till 2 a.m.

Room rates start from £200.

St. John Hotel
1 Leicester Street
London WC2H 7BL
United Kingdom
+44 203 301 8069

About Megha Patel

Megha Patel is a travel writer based in Los Angeles, California. She writes hotel reviews and travel guides.