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W London Leicester Square

5.0 out of 5.0

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In London for business and I was not targeting a noisy hotel with a club yet thats what it was! During the weekend, it is really loud and the hotel seems to be “the place to be” for party people. During week days it is quieter. The location is magnificent if you are a tourist. China town is next door, the tour bus ( yellow line ) stops right infront of the hotel and Picadilly Sq is a walking distance. National Gallery is a walking distance as well. Very centralized to many sights! The room was clean and tidy. Its a rather modern room and if thats your preference, you’ll enjoy the room! I did not try the hotel restaurant for breakfast or dinner as I enjoyed many places around the hotel to eat ( bakeries, pubs, chinese, etc..).

W Hotels are known for their distinct nightclub-like vibes, and this W property is a quintessential W. Location wise, it is perfect. It is right in the middle of West End near between the entrances of Leicester Square and Chinatown. The room layout is, for lack of a better word, weird. The sleeping area is fine, but the rest is not. It is certainly style over function. Instead of a dedicated area housing the bathroom / toilet / wash basin, the bathroom and toilet are in separate "closets", while the wash basin is integrated to an island which also serves as the desk. If you are claustrophobic, going to the toilet or taking a shower can be challenging / frightening. And as the basin is extremely shallow, water can easily be spilled onto the island, so for the few that actually stay here on business instead of leisure, make sure you stow away your computer before using the basin.

Having stayed at the W a couple of times, I can now give my verdict. I agree with previous reviewers, that this is not a hotel to call home (unless you live in a nightclub), but everything works very well and rooms are well equipped. Liked the speakers that can be connected via Bluetooth and the opportunity to connect to TV through varies cable and connections. Coffee machine as well. Gym is very good and with a fantastic view of the city. Atmosphere is like coming to a friendly party, which includes the check-in among the disco-like mirror balls and the chatty staff at the reception desk. However, what is a huge disappointment and makes the W miss it’s 5-star rating is the breakfast. Uninspiring choices, but more importantly: not fresh. Dry bread and sweaty cheese makes it a bad choice. At the sandwich bar just around the corner, I can get a fantastic treat at more reasonable cost that what the W offers.

Stayed here for a couple of nights. Reached early but the rooms were not ready till much later. Was offered the accessible rooms which, in hind sight, might not have been a better room than the original one we booked. Nonetheless, it’s really convenient.. 2-3 min walk from Leceister Square station. Literally at the door step of Chinatown. Good food and lively night life. Free wifi was also a plus. TV channels were not that impressive though. Worth a stay for its great location within central London and the amenities nearby

After our visit at W Taipei, we decided to stay at W London when we travel in London. The location of the hotel is excellent and it is located right next to the China Town. Also, Burger and Lobster is located inside the hotel which is Fantastic! W insider prepared a nice cocktail amenity placed on top of a white DJ Disc which is similar with the one we had at W Hong Kong. This welcome amenity in room is a great gesture to welcome a W fan like me who love with music and party!

The location of the hotel is perfect for anyone that wants to stay central London. located right in the heart of Picaddily/ Leicester square It's about a 10-minute walk to Oxford Street for anyone that wants to hit the shops and do some shopping. The Hotel Rooms are small for a W Hotel Chain. However, you've got good amenities around you with lots of restaurant options. The Hotel has a gym and a Spa located on the top floor with great views of the city from the gym. The hotel is easily accessible by London Underground Tube station with 2 tube stations within 4-8 minutes walk from the hotel. Except you are getting the suite there is not that much of a difference between the different category of rooms at the W. The Hotel has a bar and a club, the club could get very busy at the weekend, However hotel guests get access to the nightclub. The nightclub is opened during the weekend Friday/ Saturday night.

No.1 Location. The Center of London. Fantastic food, amenity and staff. There are no argue. If you visit to London, The answer is W London-Leicester Square. To me. London=W London Leicester Square Perfect Choice. What else?

I stayed for a weekend with a friend during a citytrip to London. The location is just perfect, right in front of the entrance to chinatown and located directly to leicester square. When arriving they asked me for a membership of SPG. I am platinum member in another program and therefore they upgraded me to another room (I didn't noticed any difference to the booked room to be honest) Yes it's true, you don't have a bathroom. Personally it didn't bother me as the shower is spacious enough to hang your bathrobe up. Very comfortable bed & nice design in your room. Quite spacious for London. I didn't liked the atmosphere and attitude of the "fancy" hotel & staff at all. Whenever returning to your hotel they will ask you if you're a hotel resident, in the evening they have the attitude of a fancy nightclub and you have to show them your room key to get into the building. This isn't the atmosphere I'm looking for when returning "home". Also it was too loud as you can hear the music from your room (even in the 6th floor). I think I won't return.

The hotel is at a great location right at the heart of Leicester Square, so almost everything you would want to do in London as a tourist is within walking distance. The tube station is only 5 min walk. I enjoyed staying here for the convenience of things. The hotel also serves breakfast till 10/11am. But because of the location, if you room is facing the main street/square, you could be affected by noise. I stayed in a room that faces the back alley of the hotel and was relatively quiet at night. The hotel has a really contemporary decor theme and this agrees to other W hotels I have stayed at before. The service here is awesome. The front desk staff members are super super helpful and patient and I got many tips from them about my exploration of the city. The room layout is the most bizarre I have seen. There is an island table in the middle of the room which also has the sink and mirrors there and another side used as a work station. Then the toilet and shower are in two separate closets. Both closet has motion sensor triggered lights but they usually cut off before you finish your business. Then the closet for shower also has a bad draining design that if you use the hand-held shower head you ended up introducing water into your "living room" area with the island table. The bedroom design is the usual, a big bed facing the TV, thank goodness they didn't try to add some other twist to sleeping area.

We stayed in a spectacular room and in all honesty for the price the room alone would not cut it! The design of maximising space puts the sink and working desk in middle of the room making one cupboard a toilet and the other a shower. Luckily me and my wife weren’t on our first date or it may have got awkward! Staff and concierge were great. The gent who checked us in remembered us when we checked out and referenced something about our conversation - top service you don’t always get. Location is ridiculous for this hotel, towering over Leicester Square and China town sitting on M&M world. We didn’t need a tube once, you can walk to Piccadilly Circus in 5mins. You are in theatre land. Covent Garden is 5mins away. Trafalgar Square 10mins and the queens house is 15/20mins. Leicester Square tube station is a 1min walk! We didn’t sample the bar but at 3.30pm on a Sunday when we checked out the bar area was lively with a DJ playing!!! This isn’t one of the best W hotels in the chain but it is one of the best located.

10 Wardour Street London England

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Chinatown and Leicester Square
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Spa

Located in City of Westminster, W London Leicester Square is next to popular attractions like Chinatown and Leicester Square. This 192-room, 5-star hotel has a bar/lounge along with conveniences like a full-service spa and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in London, the hotel is also a short walk from Piccadilly Circus and Her Majesty's Theatre.


Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All of W London Leicester Square's 192 air-conditioned rooms provide iPod docks, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with DVD players and pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and bathrobes, and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include free newspapers, laptop-compatible safes, and phones.

Property features

Guests staying at W London Leicester Square enjoy access to a full-service spa, a health club, and free WiFi in public areas. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include 2 meeting rooms, coffee/tea in a common area, and express check-in.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2099 reviews