Sofitel St James London is located in the prestigious St James district of London, England, within 300 metres of Piccadilly Circus, Piccadilly Circus underground station, and Trafalgar Square. Hotel Features.
Blending contemporary French modernism and traditional British design, the reception area of Sofitel St James London features high ceilings, thick carpets, and rich colours. Located in the lobby is St James Bar, recreating the atmosphere of a gentleman's club with its mahogany parquet floors, black leather chairs, and fireplace. The smoke free hotel offers a health club with a steam room and fitness equipment available 24 hours a day.
Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Brasserie Roux, a classic French brasserie set beneath tall ceilings and 15 foot high arching windows. The contemporary decor features buttercup yellow walls and red and green upholstered furniture.
There are eight contemporary suites available for board meetings and banquets, and wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel for a surcharge.
Books on French and English culture are available in the hotel's library, housed in the Rose Lounge, which features a feminine decor blending subtle pink and cream hues and featuring a 50s chandelier. Afternoon tea with a French twist is available here, and a harpist or pianist plays every afternoon and evening. Guestrooms.
Sofitel St James London offers 186 guestrooms designed by Pierre Yves Rochon with rich fabrics in shades of chocolate, almond, and olive, lacquered mahogany furniture, and thick carpets. The guestrooms have air conditioning, satellite television, safes, multi line phones, and minibars. Bathrooms offer heated towel racks, heated mirrors, bathrobes, and slippers.
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From London Heathrow Airport (LHR):
Distance to Sofitel St James London is 24 kilometres, approximately 60 minutes' drive.
Getting there. The Heathrow Express train is the quickest way into London. It departs from the airport every 15 minutes, and takes 15 minutes to reach Paddington Station in central London. The journey is non stop and costs 14.50 GBP. Paddington is on the Hammersmith and City, District and Circle, and Bakerloo lines of London's Underground (Tube). The airport is on the Piccadilly line of the Underground, which runs directly to Piccadilly Circus underground station. The journey to central London takes approximately one hour, and trains depart every 10 minutes. A one day travel pass costs 6.30 GBP, including travel to Heathrow (in zone 6). Black taxis cost approximately 60 GBP to Sofitel St James London. The hotel can organise airport transfers for a surcharge. Prices are all subject to change.
Getting around. The London Underground (Tube) and buses are the easiest ways to travel within London. Single tickets are expensive, but an electronic Oyster card offers a cheaper fare. Oyster cards can be purchased from ticket offices for 3 GBP (refundable). Daily or weekly travel passes are the most economical way to travel, and are valid on buses, trams, trains, and DLR, as well as on the Underground. Black taxis are available on the streets, but can be expensive. Driving is not recommended for visitors and a congestion charge zone is operated in central London. Price is subject to change.
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