All the world's a stage, but at this London hotel, you'll actually feel comfortable on it.
In the bustling heart of London's West End, the city's theater and entertainment hub, the Hotel Indigo London - 1 Leicester Square acts as a gilded time capsule inspired by the neighborhood's glamorous history. With, of course, all the modern comforts we've come to expect from a Hotel Indigo boutique property.
Designed by the acclaimed architects of Michaelis Boyd (The Williamsburg Hotel, Soho House Los Angeles), the space is an ode to the drama of the 1920s, from theatrical revues to the advent of cinema. If Gatsby ever moonlighted as a set designer, this hidden gem is the real-life version.
During a recent trip to the U.K., I found myself walking through the golden, art deco doors to check in. Located on a little pedestrian street just off of the main square, it certainly provides some respite from all the excitement happening outside, just feet away; the good thing, though, is that it's all just waiting for you when you want it. For a New Yorker used to 24-hour amusements, that couldn't be more perfect. Turn one way during a night out and you're standing in front of the grandiose Chinatown gate. Turn the other, and you're just a short walk away from A-list movie premieres, countless bars and clubs, and trendy Covent Garden. Not that you actually have to leave the premises for a good cocktail and delicious meal - the hotel's buzzy rooftop lounge and restaurant is a hot spot in its own right.
Click through for everything you need to know before booking your next trip, and don't forget to bring the drama.
[Photos via Hotel Indigo London]