The Cavendish London

4 stars
81 Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 6JF
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
200 reviews
Wonderful Hotel in the heart of central London!

When our car service first pulled up to the front of the Cavendish London,we knew this hotel was... See full review

  • Earl G
  • Nov 20, 2014
Long weekend trip

We had an excellent time there. Staff is helpful and location is perfect. See full review

  • Fabulous chick
  • Nov 18, 2014
A haven of tranquility in the heart of London's Theater District

Pampered tranquility in the heart of the city is the essence of the Cavendish London, whose contemporary rooms offer some of London's most enviable views. Rooms are full-featured and include every modern amenity, including a flat-screen LCD television, Wi-Fi and a Villeroy and Boch-furnished bathroom. London's theaters, Leicester Square and Buckingham Palace are all within easy walking distance, and there's an on-site underground parking lot, too.

Attractions
  • Theatreland (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Leicester Square (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Buckingham Palace (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Mayfair (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Piccadilly Circus (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
Highlights
  • House restaurant Petrichor is a recipient of an AA Rosette for dining excellence
  • Within easy walking distance to Theatreland, Leicester Square, and Buckingham Palace
  • Underground car park
Rooms

Contemporary rooms afford some of the best views in London, and elegant furnishings, subdued lighting, and uncluttered designs project a sense of sustained tranquility. Villeroy and Boch furnishings and a walk-in power shower adorn all bathrooms. Other additions include a flat screen TV, high-speed Internet access, in-room safe, mini-bar, free tea and coffee making facilities and natural hypoallergenic toiletries.

Features

Standing in sharp contrast to its bustling Theatreland location, the Cavendish London is a sedate urban refuge, a welcoming retreat of calm and an ideal base from which to discover London's most exclusive shops and restaurants.

Both leisure and business travelers will appreciate the Cavendish's contemporary rooms, and their modern amenities and furnishings, which have earned the hotel a loyal following and a reputation as a consistently stylish property.

Located in the heart of Mayfair, the Cavendish overlooks exclusive London boutiques and galleries, and its Petrichor restaurant is a recipient of an AA Rosette, a distinction for dining excellence. It offers contemporary and imaginative fare, founded on a commitment to sustainable sourcing of ingredients. Additionally, The Lobby Bar and The Lounge are ideal meeting spots for pre-theater drinks.

Transportation
  • Green Park and Piccadilly Circus tube stations within walking distance
  • Heathrow Airport served via connection through Piccadilly Circus station
  • Gatwick Airport served via connection through Green Park station
Business
  • Five Event Rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  •  Audio-Visual Equipment
  • Telephone Ports

The Cavendish London Rooms

Executive Room
Our large Executive guest rooms are beautifully appointed averaging 27-30 square metres and featuring a king or twin beds. Each of the Executive guest rooms is decorated with refined colours to create luxury and elegance and are complemented by iPod docking stations and flat screen LCD TV integrated with 600 channels including Freeview, as well as a separate bath and shower and the fantastic Nespresso coffee machine.
Junior Suite
Each Junior Suite at the Cavendish London offers elegant open plan working and bedroom areas averaging 36-40 square metres and featuring either a king. All Junior Suites are decorated luxury dcor designed to create a relaxing and memorable atmosphere of refined luxury and classic sophistication and are complemented by bathrooms furnished by Villeroy and Boch.
Penthouse Suite
The Penthouse Suites at the Cavendish London are beautifully appointed one bedroom suites with a king bed, averaging 55-63 square metres. Both Penthouse Suites are offer spacious living and decorated with luxury dcor designed to create a tranquil atmosphere of modernism and classic sophistication and are complemented by all the modern day amenities including bathrooms furnished by Villeroy and Boch and bathroom amenities supplied by Taylor of Bond Old Street. Located on the 15th floor, both Penthouse Suites offer you the most spectacular views of the ever changing London skyline
Classic Double Room
Classic rooms at the Cavendish London are very well appointed guest rooms, averaging 16-18 square metres and featuring a standard double bed (NO TWINS AVAILABLE). Classic guest rooms are decorated with contemporary dcor designed to create a tranquil atmosphere of modern luxury and sophistication and are complemented with large windows allowing plenty of natural daylight.
Superior Double Room
Averaging 17-24 square metres and featuring either a queen or two twin beds, our Superior guest rooms are decorated with earth-tone inspired dcor designed to create a tranquil atmosphere of modern luxury and classic sophistication and is complete with a shower over bath.
Superior Twin Room
Averaging 17-24 square metres and featuring either a queen or two twin beds, our Superior guest rooms are decorated with earth-tone inspired dcor designed to create a tranquil atmosphere of modern luxury and classic sophistication and is complete with a shower over bath.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

51.5078 -0.1379
Area served
London, UK
Nearby airports
Heathrow-40 min. by cab
Area description
Situated on prestigious Jermyn Street, St James's in the heart of Piccadilly & Mayfair London, the Cavendish Hotel offers the ultimate in luxury and convenience for visitors to the UK's Capital, whether for business or for pleasure. The Cavendish London is perfectly located for those seeking the thrill of London's theatres, world class shopping such as Fortnum & Mason or Harrods or maybe just to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

Nearby points of interest

  • Royal Academy of Arts: 0.1 mi
  • Piccadilly: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Arcade : 0.2 mi
  • Regent Street: 0.2 mi
  • Piccadilly Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Kingly Court : 0.3 mi
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Green Park: 0.4 mi
  • Leicester Square: 0.4 mi
  • St James's Park: 0.4 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.4 mi
  • London Chinatown: 0.4 mi
  • Carnaby Street: 0.4 mi
  • Shaftesbury Avenue: 0.4 mi
  • Trafalgar Square: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Academy of Arts: 0.1 mi
  • Piccadilly: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Arcade : 0.2 mi
  • Regent Street: 0.2 mi
  • Piccadilly Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Kingly Court : 0.3 mi
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Green Park: 0.4 mi
  • Leicester Square: 0.4 mi
  • St James's Park: 0.4 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.4 mi
  • London Chinatown: 0.4 mi
  • Carnaby Street: 0.4 mi
  • Shaftesbury Avenue: 0.4 mi
  • Trafalgar Square: 0.4 mi
  • Admiralty Arch: 0.4 mi
  • National Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Canada House Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Nelson's Column: 0.4 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • London Palladium: 0.5 mi
  • Port of London: 0.5 mi
  • London School of Economics: 0.5 mi
  • St. James's Park: 0.5 mi
  • Handel House Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Queen`s Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Buckingham Palace: 0.5 mi
  • Oxford Circus: 0.5 mi
  • Guards Museum: 0.5 mi
  • British Music Experience: 0.5 mi
  • British Optical Association Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Photographers Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • West End: 0.6 mi
  • Benjamin Franklin House: 0.6 mi
  • Oxford Street: 0.6 mi
  • Charing Cross station: 0.6 mi
  • Soho: 0.6 mi
  • Cutty Sark: 0.6 mi
  • Royal Opera House: 0.6 mi
  • Bond Street London: 0.6 mi
  • Cardinal Place : 0.7 mi
  • University of Westminster: 0.7 mi
  • Adelphi Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Wellington Arch: 0.7 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Meetings and Events at The Cavendish London are far from business as usual. Featuring 5 Event Rooms, varying in size and layout, the central London hotel is the perfect venue for lunches, dinners, conferences, meetings and special events in Central London. All 5 Event Rooms Feature: Natural Daylight Complimentary WIFI Access VRV Energy efficient Air-Conditioning Audio-Visual Equipment Telephone Points Access for Wheelchair Users

Dining

The Lobby Bar
An ideal venue for drinks after work as well as a popular meeting point. Regularly used for pre and post theatre refreshments or equally convenient for a light snack. The Lobby Bar offers a comprehensive range of premium branded drinks, sourced from various corners of the world.
Lounge
A welcoming area on the first floor with sumptuous sofas and stylish armchairs. Take advantage of the selection of daily newspapers or connect to our complimentary high-speed wireless internet. The Lounge offers attentive table service throughout the day. The menu provides a popular selection of hot and cold snacks along with bean-to-cup coffee and a wide range of specialty teas. Alcoholic drinks are also served with many opting to enjoy a pre dinner drink or after work drinks in this cosy environment.
Restaurant
Recipient of an AA Rosette in 2007/2008/2009 The Restaurant serves a truly indulgent British breakfast, as well as informal a la carte lunch and dinner menus. The style of cooking is best described as contemporary British with some modern European influences. Executive Chef, David Britton and his team create monthly changing menus using the best seasonal and regional produce. All recipes and dishes are entirely 'homemade' and are prepared with creative flair and passion.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (200)

Ratings and reviews for The Cavendish London

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
200 out of 200
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.2

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ron and Jon
Business
Studio City, CA
Aug 3, 2010

Near all the action

This hotel is a gem. It is a short walk from Piccadilly Circus, The British Museum, the Royal Academy, the National Gallery, the theater district, and Soho restaurants and clubs. It is located on a quiet, picturesque street across from a small department store, hidden away from London's hustle and bustle. The room was modern and well-appointed, although small by American standards. The soft, fluffy bed is a welcome respite after a busy day of sightseeing. Our bathroom was large, with a large glass-enclosed shower and a tub as well. The concierge was particulary helpful, giving directions and suggesting an excellent spot for a traditional Sunday roast beef dinner.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Atlanta, GA
Jul 31, 2010

Fabulous deal in fancy Mayfair district

This was a fabulous deal in the middle of the fancy Mayfair district. The location is convenient to the subway. We had a beautiful room that actually felt like an American-level 4 star hotel instead of the European-level 4 star hotel (which is usually more like a 3-star hotel). It was also quite large and comfortable. Having the free breakfast in our room was also a nice perk! The only annoyance is that tours like Grayline don't bother to figure out where this hotel is, so they made us walk a long way to catch the bus even though the bus actually stops right by the front door!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the 15 minute walk to Soho. There's all kinds of great ethnic restaurants. Much better than the food in this area. If you're short for time, the food at the hotel is also surprisingly good. It's not like the typical bad English food.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Glendale, CA
Jul 30, 2010

Good find

Excellent hotel - great location and good value for the money. Rooms were a bit small, but clean, comfortable and typical for Europe.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
shamu-architect
Business
fort lauderdale, FL
Jun 30, 2010

Lady Cavendish would be mortified

We chose this hotel from reviews and when we arrived the location was perfect. We needed to exchange some dollars or Euros for pounds to pay the cab driver but the reception clerk said she could not do so until the concierge showed her how to accomplish this small task. It was charged to our room. Room reserved was a superior King which was fine except for the fact that there was only about 15" of space on the right side of the bed. Not too easy to maneuver. The bath was small and had minimal space for toiletries and was barely adequate to turn around in. The supplied robes( after requesting same) turned out to be extremely worn and in one example had a pocket ripped off. Fabric was as soft as sandpaper. Included breakfast was OK but certainly not worth the $35 per person charge if not included. Closet was small and shallow clothes on hangers had to all be at angles to enable door to close. half of closet space devoted to ironing board and iron. No dresser for clothes had to use three small built in shelves in closet. Toiletries included one small square of soap which was only changed after complaints.The manager said " they were trying to be ecologically friendly". I said it sounds more like you are trying to save a few bucks. To be fair the location is superb, the rest of the staff is wonderful and friendly. It is a great base for sightseeing but I would leave early and stay out late.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Chinatown is only a ten minute walk from hotel and is full of delightful restaurants with reasonably priced menus. The other choices are the pubs close by the hotel that serve delicious pub fare at normal prices( fish and chips $12) If you need to buy bottled water go to the supermarket at the end of Jermyn St and you can buy 2X 1.5 liter bottles for the same cost as a 12Oz coke $3.00.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
wimfan
Business
Derry Northern Ireland
Jun 27, 2010

Very central,staff very friendly,

Visited London for the second time. Main reason to attend Wimbledon and take in a show.. A two day stop over.Hotel facilities were excellent and staff very friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

None that I can think of!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
black barbie
Business
Suffolk, UK
Jun 20, 2010

Anniversary getaway

Great location near Soho and quick access to the tube. Great memories!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, New York
Jun 20, 2010

fantastic vacation

we were able to visit so much of london in a short time. the hotel was so centrally located and within a very short walk to the underground statons of Green Park and Picadilly Circus. area was elegant and quiet in the evenings but close enough to excitement if you wanted. [...]

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If you are lke us and wish to have a fast inexpensive lunch so you can spend more time sight seeing Pret a Manger was a great place. All organic and freshly made daily and never saved from one day to the next. Variety of sandwiches and salads as well a desserts, fruit and variety of coffees, hot chocolate and tea. you can take out or eat in and it is self serve. many locations throughout London.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, NY
Jun 3, 2010

Great Boutique Hotel

Perfect location in Picadilly. Just outside of the circus, but walking distance to all of London. Staff was top notch. VERY friendly and attentive. They are available within a moments notice 24/7. From a knowledge standpoint, international guests generally rely on the concierge for transport, currency exchange, directions and food recommendations. Not to be negative, because we thoroughly enjoyed the staff, but the concierge's knowledge base was poor beyond all description. The currency exchange recommended took a 25% commission on top of a 10% overcharge for exchange. When asked for a local jaunt for a restaurant, we were sent to an American Chain restaurant. None of these ruined the trip, because after the exchange problem - we skipped the advice on the TGIF chain and asked a bartender. The hotel offers a breakfast that is BY FAR the best hotel breakfast in all of England, if not Europe. Internet is pay by the minute, so save up if you want to check your email. Overall, the hotel is spectacular. Very eco-friendly. Rooms are pristine and state of the art in all possible considerations. No gym though, but they referred to an LA Fitness 4 minutes walk away - which has a great facility.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Waxy O'Connors Pub. It is the most amazing pub in all of the London. If you are looking for the local feel of an England pub in central London - it is the place to go. Top notch GastoPub food at good prices, but with a very friendly traditional English pub feel. Even better if you are looking to grab a beer without all of the footballers (go to the Red Lion during football season and you will know EXACTLY what I am talking about). 10 minute walk from the Cavendish, but worth every single step.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
new york, ny
Jun 3, 2010

Great location, service and staff

convenient to the theatre district and the underground. very helpful staff. would be good if the lobby bar menu was fully available until the lobby bar closes-not just sandwiches after 11 PM

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
traveling deetz
Business
San Francisco, CA
Jun 2, 2010

well located hotel with helpful staff

Stayed in London for 2 days during a multi-city trip. The staff at the concierge desk were very helpful in pointing out ways for us to take advantage of all the sights and attractions and get around the city. Had the breakfast included in our package and it was a good hot breakfast buffet and a decent value for money to start off the day. Was very close to both the Green Park and Picadilly Circus stations so easy to get the tube, and the bell desk would quickly grab a taxi for us when needed

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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