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Charing Cross

Things to do near Charing Cross

Find yourself in the heart of London, overlooking The Strand and walking distance from Trafalgar Square. Stately elegance is the backdrop to this 4 star Charing Cross hotel, one of the capital’s grandest railway hotels. 

Care and attention was taken in transforming this Grade II Listed building into a world-class contemporary hotel. All authentic period features were preserved to lend it boutique, timeless grandeur. Relax and enjoy the newly refurbished Brasserie Lounge & Restaurant or new Eleanor's Bar with spectacular views over the Strand and Trafalgar Square. Steeped in history, the Eleanor Cross stands outside, the point from which all UK road distances to London are traditionally measured.

Conveniently located next door to the mainline station (although in such tranquil surroundings you’d never know it) Charing Cross hotel is the gateway to London’s West End and its world-famous shops, theatres and other attractions.

Arts & Culture

  • The National Gallery - 0.2 Miles

    One of London’s most famous attractions - The National Gallery on Trafalgar Square hosts a stunning collection of Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th century and special exhibitions. Masterpieces include work by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner, Renoir, Cezanne and Van Gogh

  • The National Portrait Gallery - 0.4 Miles

    A must see London attraction – Located around the corner from The National Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery was founded in 1856 to collect portraits of famous British men and women. Explore over 175,000 portraits from the 16th Century to the present day.

  • Victoria and Albert Museum - 3.4 Miles

    The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Named after Prince Albert and Queen Victoria it was founded in 1852. Its collection spans 5,000 years of art right up to the present day.

  • Billy Elliot at Victoria Palace Theatre - 1.3 Miles

    Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever. Located just minutes from The Grosvenor Hotel, Victoria.

Local Attractions

  • West End - 1.2 Miles

    The West End is at the heart of Central London, and home to many of the city’s major tourist attractions and theatres. See what’s on in the theatre district around Leicester Square and Covent Garden, or explore iconic shopping destinations: Oxford Street, Regents Street and Bond Street.

  • The London Eye - 0.5 Miles

    One of London’s most famous attractions on the South Bank of the River Thames. The London Eye is the world’s largest observation wheel and offers a spectacular way to take in over 55 of London’s most famous landmarks in just 30 minutes.


  • Hyde Park - 2.8 Miles

    Hyde Park is one of London’s finest landscapes covering 350 acres. Steeped in history it was once the hunting ground of King Henry VIII. Today it’s a tranquil escape from bustling London where tai chi is performed in the early morning, and is host to world famous concerts.

  • St James's Park - 0.5 Miles

    Explore the oldest Royal Park in London surrounded by three palaces, Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace and Westminster Palace (the Houses of Parliament). It was one of the venues for the London 2012 Olympic Games and is the setting for spectacular pageants, including the Trooping of the Colour.


  • Les Deux Salons - 0.1 Miles

    Les Deux Salons is the third venture from Michelin–starred duo Anthony Demetre and Will Smith. The Grand Parisian brasserie situated in Covent Garden, in the heart of the theatre district, reflects the same ethos, quality and great value as its two sister restaurants Arbutus and Wild Honey.

  • Rules - 0.2 Miles

    Rules was established by Thomas Rule in 1798 making it the oldest restaurant in London. It serves traditional British food, specialising in classic game cookery, oysters, pies and puddings. It owns the Lartington Estate in the High Pennines, so sources the highest quality game birds, roe deer and beef.

  • Bocca Di Lupo - 0.7 Miles

    Kenedy and Victor Hugo opened Bocca di Lupo and the restaurant has received various awards and accolades for its stripped-down, honest regional Italian cuisine. Despite the buzzy feel and glamorous surroundings, it’s a family business and a trattoria at heart.


  • Covent Garden - 0.7 Miles

    Covent Garden is associated with the former fruit and vegetable market in the central square, now it’s more famous as a shopping and entertainment destination. Expect lively street performances, shops and restaurants. Explore this Italian-style piazza, surrounded by the Royal Opera House and the London’s theatre district.

Tourist Spot

  • Central London - 0.1 Miles

    It’s the most exciting city in the world. And it’s ours. The nation’s capital has everything you could possibly wish for – including a choice of 16 hotels from which to explore it’s world-renowned sites, culture, entertainment and shopping

  • Buckingham Palace - 1.3 Miles

    Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Steeped in history it has served as the official London residence of Britain’s sovereigns since 1837. Explore the 19 magnificent rooms on the tour, displaying some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection.

  • Houses of Parliament - 0.6 Miles

    The Houses of Parliament hosts many political debates and offers tours. This stunning gothic revival building on the banks of the River Thames is a must see landmark attraction. Otherwise known as the Palace of Westminster, it’s officially a Royal Palace. Another great tourist attraction, Big Ben overlooks Westminster.

  • River Thames - 0.4 Miles

    Running straight through the capital the river Thames is home to some of London’s most famous sights, a trip down stream will take you past The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, Shakespeare’s globe, the Tate Modern, the London eye and the Houses of Parliament.

  • Leicester Square - 0.3 Miles

    Leicester Square is in the very heart of London’s West End. This historical square is overlooked by London’s finest film venues, and features two IMAX cinemas. It screens major European premieres, with celebrities regularly making red carpet entrances. And also features its own walk of fame, with bronze imprints of world famous actor’s hands.

  • Trafalgar Square - 0.2 Miles

    One of London’s most famous attractions - Trafalgar Square is home to Nelson’s Column, the stone lions, Fourth Plinth and pigeons. It hosts cultural events, performances and other special activities in the square by the fountains. At Christmas you’ll find the biggest Christmas tree in London, a gift from Oslo.

  • Horseguards Parade - 0.3 Miles

    The Household Cavalry Museum is a living museum in the heart of Horse Guards, Whitehall, London. Unlike any other military museum it offers a unique ‘behind- the-scenes’ look at the work that goes into the ceremonial and operational role of the Household Cavalry Regiment.

  • Benjamin Franklin House - 0.1 Miles

    In the heart of London is Benjamin Franklin House, the world’s only remaining Franklin home. For nearly sixteen years between 1757 and 1775, Dr Benjamin Franklin, scientist, diplomat, philosopher, inventor and Founding Father of the United States, lived behind its doors. Discover this unique museum and its incredible history.

  • Churchill War Rooms - 0.5 Miles

    The Cabinet War Rooms were the secret underground headquarters of the core of the British government throughout the Second World War. Discover the war rooms fascinating history, as the only major museum in the world dedicated to Sir Winston Churchill.

  • Her Majesty's Theatre - 0.5 Miles

    The first theatre on this site was built in 1705. With one exception (the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) the site of Her Majesty’s Theatre has been a playhouse longer than any other theatre in London. Handel conducted his first concert here, today it’s home to Phantom of the Opera.

  • Westminster Abbey - 0.6 Miles

    Westminster Abbey is steeped in over a thousand years of history. Benedictine monks first came to this site in the middle of the tenth century and The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066. Famous Royal Weddings, most recently included the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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