Surrounded by 21 theaters, the Covent Garden Hotel is directly in the center of London’s entertainment district, only a short walk to Soho and the Royal Opera House. In the midst of so much drama, the design hotel certainly holds its own, providing delights to match any West End show.
At reception, guests are greeted by grand curtains, adorned with English roses, before entering the stage of aged woods, head-turning interiors and dignified architecture. Up stone stairs, the first-floor drawing room overwhelms with its size and lively, bright upholstery. Canadian maplewood panelling brings a refined natural element into the open room, which is contrasted by the intimate Tiffany’s Library adjoining.
The real heart of the Covent Garden Hotel lies below, however, in the ever-bustling Brasserie Max. A favorite meeting place for Londoners and visitors alike, the pewter bar, cozy banquettes and tucked-away corners are perfect for post-theater conversation.