Thistle Trafalgar Square - The Royal Trafalgar

Whitcomb Street London WC2H 7HG United Kingdom
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Hotel Thistle Trafalgar Square - The Royal Trafalgar


Thistle The Royal Trafalgar is nestled in a quiet street just off London's world famous Leicester Square.

Each refurbished, air-conditioned guestroom at this hotel boasts soft furnishings, an LCD TV and high-speed Wi-Fi access.

Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the hotel, which also houses two conference rooms and a 24-hour business centre. Parking nearby is available at a surcharge.

Squares Restaurant offers contemporary British and European dishes, prepared using the finest fresh produce. Depending on the weather, guests can make the most of an outside terrace. Elsewhere, Rockwell Bar offers stunning city views, while the Gravity Bar serves a variety of drinks and snacks.

Thistle The Royal Trafalgar is perfectly situated to put guests right at the heart of London. The National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery are directly next to the hotel while Covent Garden and the theatre district are a short stroll away. Several underground stations are within walking distance.

Price range

from ‎$199 to ‎$302


Thistle Trafalgar Square - The Royal Trafalgar


Whitcomb Street, WC2H 7HG, London United Kingdom | 0.2 miles from city center | Show on map
Telephone: +44(845)3058336 | Fax:+44(845)3058375 | Official Homepage


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Suitable for

  • Business People
  • Honeymooners
  • Large Groups
  • Families

Top 9 Features

  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • TV
  • A/C
  • Terrace
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hotel bar
  • Safe

Room features

  • Bathroom with bathtub,
  • Bathroom with shower,
  • Ironing board,
  • Windows that open,
  • Hairdryer,
  • Central heating,
  • Electric kettle,
  • Air conditioning,
  • Cosmetic mirror,
  • Soundproof windows,
  • Radio,
  • Desk,
  • Telephone,
  • Room safe,
  • Internet,
  • WiFi in the rooms,
  • Cost of wireless internet in rooms,
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Hotel features

  • Entrance hall/ lobby,
  • Express check-in / out,
  • Elevator,
  • Terrace,
  • Hotel bar,
  • Hotel safe,
  • Non-smoking rooms,
  • PC with internet,
  • Restaurant,
  • 24-hour reception,
  • Laundry service,
  • WiFi in Lobby,
  • Room service,
  • Pants press,
  • Concierge,
  • Number of restaurants,
  • Number of floors,
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Sports Facilities

  • Bike Rental

Review Highlights
Positive Reviews
  • Hotel staff will do all they can to help
    Londoners can be a little frosty sometimes, but not in this hotel The staff are incredibly enthusiastic, courteous and friendly The atmosphere they create is lovely and they'll ...
  • You couldn't get closer to the heart of the city
    Sometimes, location is everything Thistle The Royal Trafalgar is pretty much perfect in that respect With the world-famous Leicester Square on the doorstep, as soon as you leave ...
  • At bedtime, you wouldn't know you're in London
    While you'll be sleeping in the bustling belly of the city, the noise levels at the hotel are surprisingly low Add to this comfortable rooms and you're in for a good night's sleep...
Negative Reviews
  • You might not get the biggest room ever
    As is the case with many major cities, the standard rooms can be a little on the small side Add to this the fact that some of the furniture, such as chairs and lamps, are quite ...
  • Breakfast time sure can get crowded!
    There is no doubting that the breakfast at Thistle The Royal Trafalgar is good, but this means at peak times it can get a bit overrun in the restaurant Not a big deal really, but ...
  • It's hot then it's cold - with little in between
    It can be hard to get a comfortable shower temperature It jumps from very hot to very cold...
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Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is situated in the heart of London. It is one of the tourist attractions in London. The Nelson’s Column is at the centre of Trafalgar Square and it is guarded by four bronze lion statues at the base. The Nelson statue is 5.5 metre in height and it stands on top of the 46 metres tall granite column. It is honoured for the death of Admiral Horatio Nelson in 1805. The name of the square was honoured to the Battle of Trafalgar. There are two fountains, one on the western and one on the eastern side which are memorials to Lord Jellicoe and Lord Beatty. The National Gallery is on the northern side of the square. The square is famous for its pigeons. It was popular activities to feed the pigeons. In 2003, the Mayor of London has terminated the activities due to damages caused by bird droppings to the stonework and buildings and health hazard.

The National Gallery

The National Gallery

Located directly on Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery houses one of the world's most important collections of Western European art. In terms of architecture, the building is a spreading structure with a Neoclassical facade. The Sainsbury Wing (completed in 1991) features collections of early Italian and Northern Renaissance art painted between 1260 and 1610, as well as a dining room, theatre, information centre, and office space for the gallery. The East Wing (completed in 2004) houses portraits and landscapes dating from 1700 to 1920, including works by Hogarth, Gainsborough, and Monet. The North Wing is devoted to works from 1600 to 1700 and includes paintings by the Dutch and Flemish masters. The West Wing contains works from 1510 to 1600, including those by Michelangelo, Titian, and Dürer. Admission to the National Gallery is free, though some special exhibits/events may charge fees. Check the official Web site for public hours and for information about special showings or events.

Leicester Square

Leicester Square

Leicester Square is one of the landmarks of the West End of London. It is a short walk from Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden and has its own tube station served by two lines. The name derives from the Earl of Leicester who bought land and built a house here in the 1630s. By the19th century it was home to numerous entertainments, a precursor of its current position at the heart of the entertainment district. The three cinemas round the Square are the locations for major film premières, and nightclubs, bars and restaurants front the Square. The Square is now pedestrianised and at the centre is a small garden. There are statues of Sir Isaac Newton, William Hogarth and Joshua Reynolds, all of whom lived in the vicinity. The statue of Shakespeare is a copy of the one in Westminster Abbey. The statue of Charlie Chaplin is more recent, as are the bronze hand prints of film stars set in the pavement. Plans have been drawn up for a major refurbishment to upgrade the Square and its surrounding streets and incorporate a venue for open-air entertainment.

Zoo Nightclub & Bar London

Zoo Nightclub & Bar London

The Zoo Bar & Club is located in the middle of Leicester Square. It is an ideal venue for lunches, leaving parties, social functions, private parties, hen nights and other simailar occasions. Zoo Bar is spread across two floors and can hold a total of 770 people. The club is made up of three different rooms which are all linked together. The lower club can be hired privately for parties for between 50 and 550 people. You can book a private party and there is no fee for this. Opening times are: Monday - Thursday -4pm - 3am, Friday: 4pm - 3.30am, Saturday: 12pm - 3.30am, Sunday: 3pm - 2am Prices for entry are as follows: Monday: Bar & Club: Free before 10pm, £5 before 11pm with valid student ID or Guestlist, £10 otherwise Tuesday - Wednesday: Bar & Club: £5 with valid student card or Guestlist, £7 otherwise Thursday: Free before 10pm, £5 before 11pm, £7 after 11pm Friday - Saturday: With a Guestlist booking, free before 10pm, £10 after Sunday: Prices subject to event - please call for details