One Aldwych

The Strand, London

At a Glance

  • Located in the heart of London's theater and museum district

  • Just a stone's throw from the river Thames

  • Award winning hotel with two fantastic restaurants

  • Fabulous spa with an array of treatments and massages

  • Enjoy a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired afternoon tea

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It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.

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Every weekend, One Aldwych hosts Film and Fizz. Enjoy a screening in the 30-seat screening room of the hotel with a chilled glass of champagne, followed by three-course dinner at Indigo.

The award winning afternoon tea is not to be missed at One Aldwych. The boutiful selection of sandwichs, sweets and cocktails are insired by Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to One Aldwych or take a look at our itineraries to London


One Aldwych is a sophisticated yet enchanting hotel, perfectly positioned on The Strand, in favoured Covent Garden/Theatreland. Beyond its exquisite Edwardian facade, One Aldwych's contemporary luxury makes for an exceptional choice in central London.

One Aldwych is a stylish and luxurious hotel set in an Edwardian building constructed in 1907, yet the hotel's state-of-the art facilities make for a truly contemporary experience. Staff here operate an attentive service, integral to the bespoke treatment the guests receive.

Offering 105 unique rooms, suites and luxury family accommodation, One Aldwych is not short of choice when it comes to choosing your ideal room from which to explore this entertaining area of the capital. Bedrooms are categorised by size, facilities and decor but all meet the hotel's modest philosophy of "understated comfort". All rooms are furnished with the finest linen and silks, bespoke furniture, iPod docking stations, high speed complimentary WiFi and wired internet access. Fibre optic reading lights, a well stocked minibar with "London goodies" and televisions in the bathroom also come as standard to ensure your stay is in absolute comfort.

Room service is of course 24 hours and One Aldwych's consideration for its guests goes above and beyond, your room will be replenished with fresh flowers and fruit daily and at turndown a weather card placed on your pillow. But whether the weather be good or bad there is always something exciting to keep everyone entertained.

Located in the lively Covent Garden district, One Aldwych is the perfect base from which to immerse yourself in the magic of the West End to explore theaterland and beyond. Whatever your therapy; retail, great food, markets, ballet and dance, opera, theater and art, it will be on your doorstep! There are no less than 15 theaters within walking distance. The One Aldwych concierge also take great pleasure in liaising with guests and organising restaurant and theater bookings on their behalf.

After a thrilling day out and about or if you desire time to unwind, One Aldwych provides tranquillity and down to earth service within the hustle and bustle of the West End. There are several social areas within the hotel, the Lounge at One offers time to put ones feet up with a magazine, drink and the all-day-dining menu, meanwhile the acclaimed Lobby Bar offers "serious cocktails" created by expert mixologists for a truly unique tipple.

Guests can choose between two in-house restaurants and their delectable menus. The Indigo Restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere from which to observe the Lobby Bar and a European menu including Pre and Post Theatre options. Although if you fancy a fine dining experience removed from the Covent Garden commotion, look no further than Eneko. Serving fresh contemporary Basque dishes by renowned Chef Eneko Atxa, the imaginative menu uses seasonal ingredients deeply rooted in traditional Basque cooking.

There is no fear of boredom in this simply opulent hotel. Why not indulge in a pre-dinner movie screening in One Aldwych's fabulous screening room and a glass of Champagne in your hand as you recline in one of their leather armchairs, an unbeatable viewing experience.

If you fancy a more hands-on approach during your stay, there is no better way to reward yourself than a luxurious spa treatment at the health club. The club boasts fitness facilities that will exceed any gym fanatics expectations. A 150 square meter pool, a plethora of state-of-the art equipment, personal trainer, sauna and steam rooms, complimentary toiletries and even underwater music await you!

Old Aldwych's wit and playful charm is perfectly illustrated by its wondrous afternoon tea. Theatrically inspired (of course), the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea is a magical reflection of British children's author Roald Dahl's classic and well-loved story. It features an imaginative variety of sweet and savory treats with exciting twists suitable for all ages with a champagne option available for the more mature but young at heart!

Younger guests are welcomed warmly at One Aldwych by staff and Spencer the dog (sculpture) in reception. Children are provided with suitably sized bathrobes and slippers, interconnecting rooms, sitter service, games consoles available at request and appropriate chairs, cutlery and meals. The One Aldwych teddy might even visit! Everything is in place to ensure a stress-free and fabulous time is had by all.

One Aldwych is perfectly located for an exciting break in central London and provides its guests with understated luxury, state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding service.

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One Aldwych has 105 individually styled rooms to cater for every occasion. Ranging from twin rooms to Deluxe suites, interconnecting rooms are available on request. All rooms feature Frette linen, a fully stocked mini-bar with treats from London, individual artwork and fresh fruit and flowers delivered daily.


Beds and cots are available on request and little ones staying at the hotel receive their own bathrobes and slippers. Babysitting service is available so you can eat in peace while your children are being looked after well.

Children are welcome in the spa as long as they are supervised by an adult and to keep them entertained private cinema viewings with popcorn can be enjoyed too.


The state of the art Health Club at One Aldwych is not to be missed. With a modern gym, an 18 meter swimming pool with underwater music and a spa offering amazing massages and treatments, this truly is the perfect place to relax after a day exploring London.


One Aldwych offers two fantastic restaurants Indigo and Eneko at One Aldwych. They serve an array of gastronomic delights, featuring modern European and Basque cuisine.

The award winning mixologists in the Lobby Bar are not to be missed and will whip up a cocktail to suit any mood. You can also enjoy a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired afternoon tea in the Lobby Bar which includes flavored candyfloss, blueberry brioche and golden eggs.


One Aldwych has its own private cinema so you can enjoy a good film with a glass of bubbly. If you prefer to stretch your legs why not go out and explore the delights of London. The hotel is located in the heart of the city just a stone's throw from Covent Garden, which is famous for its shopping, street entertainment and Opera House.




One Aldwych, in London's Covent Garden, is a luxury hotel close to London's theater district offering stylish interiors, large bedrooms and thoughtful service.

Who goes?

Many business regulars during the week, plus tourists and theatergoers.


Five minutes from busy Covent Garden or Bloomsbury, perfect for London first-timers and pre-theater drinks.


Stylishly updated Edwardian - plain exterior, mightily scaled interior in an unconventional shape on a corner of the Aldwych. There are 300 contemporary artworks on the walls and the Lobby Bar always bubbles with conversation and bonhomie. Dont miss the dark blue, rectangular basement pool, excellent spa/health club and screening room.


Five-star and almost scarily alert: when in doubt ring reception and all will be well. Thoughtful touches warnings about transport strikes or airline packing regulations a specialty.


Large for London. Mary Fox Lintons original design throws in curves to relieve the eye. Calm is the overriding impression, thanks to clam-tight triple glazing and pared-down dcor. Ingenious exterior boxes for newspapers, clean shoes etc keep the corridors clear. All rooms have Hypnos mattresses, free Wi-Fi, Wii consoles and Nespresso machines.

Food and drink

Try Axis, with warm murals and its own entrance and bar, for formal Modern British, or Indigo located at the lobby mezzanine for people-watching and casual eating (international with an Asian twist: try the soft shell crab tempura). Pre- and post-theater menus cost from 18.75 in both and bite-sized modern English tea is served daily in the cheerful Lobby Bar.

Value for money

Yup, thats why its still busy after all these years.


Special childrens amenities and bedtime books are available, but it all feels pretty sophisticated.


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Location & directions

The Strand, London

Located between the Strand and Covent Garden in London. One Aldwych is surrounded by theaters and museums, making it the perfect hotel to explore London.

How to get there

Situated within an hour's drive from London Heathrow, with easy transportation links around the city.

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