If you want to experience the life of an aristocrat, St James's has been your first port of call since the days of Henry VII. If you’re not in the market for beautifully crafted (translation: incredibly expensive) design, start with a wander around St James's Park then find yourself with a choice: Churchill or Church? That would be Winston’s War Rooms or the national place of worship Westminster Abbey. From your hotel near St James's, you will be well placed for any of these — as well as the popular Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
Book hotels near St James's Park
Book a hotel near St James's, and the nearby Churchill War Rooms are a must-see. Left exactly the way they were, Churchill’s underground wartime headquarters include a tour of the room from which he addressed the nation. Whatever you do, don’t miss the 50-foot-long digital timeline that allows you to discover what the great man was doing and saying throughout his entire life. For a double dose of history, visit Westminster Abbey, the place for every English coronation since William the Conqueror (1066 if you’re curious). The Abbey’s also home to the graves of Geoffrey Chaucer and Robert Browning in Poet’s Corner. Both historical attractions are 1.2 miles from our London Covent Garden Hotel.
Things to do near St James's Park
If you’re in St James's in the summer, go for a tour of Clarence House, the home of Charles and Camilla. It’s been a royal residence for more than 170 years, and their collection of twentieth-century art and entertaining rooms are worth a visit. Plus, it’s 20 minutes on the Tube from our London Central Waterloo Hotel. If you walk back, take a quick detour and enjoy a 40-kilometre panoramic view from the London Eye, the world’s tallest observation wheel. Take your pick of hotels as your riverside ramble will put you less than a mile’s walk from our London Central Southwark Hotel as well.