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"Aristocratically grand central London excellence" -- Condé Nast Johansens

St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel

  • There are 4 restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Quilon
  • Buckingham Palace & Westminster Abbey are within a 10-minute walk
  • It first opened its doors as a hotel in 1902 & was a meeting place for politicians including Winston Churchill
  • Hotel guests get free use of the sauna, steam room & gym 

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54 Buckingham Gate
London, SW1E 6AF
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At just a 6-minute walk from Buckingham Palace, St. James' Court can practically count the Queen as a neighbour. After a stay at St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, one could say one has dined at a Michelin-starred restaurant and tried edible gold.

This 4-star hotel is on Buckingham Palace Road; a short walk from Westminster Cathedral, the Palace of Westminster and Big Ben. The nearest Tube stops are Victoria and St James's Park, on the Victoria, District and Circle lines.

There are four restaurants, including the Michelin-Starred Quilon, which serves South West Indian coastal cuisine. Bank restaurant is in the conservatory, with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook St. James's Courtyard, and offers British seasonal dishes. Bistro and Kona serve a mixture of European food. There are three bars, Zander Bar in the Bank restaurant, The Hamptons Bar for cocktails and The Cellar Room, which stocks seven types of Laurent-Perrier champagne.

Splash out and try the 24-Karat Gold Champagne Afternoon Tea, served every day at Kona from 12-5:30pm, which includes half a bottle of Luxor Gold Leaf Champagne and treats made with edible gold (reservations must be made 24 hours in advance).

In the summer you can eat outside on St. James' Courtyard, which was named by Harper's Bazaar as one of London's Best Alfresco Bars, calling it "the perfect place for a mid-afternoon cocktail away from the hustle and bustle". Look out for scenes from Shakespeare's plays carved into the red-brick walls.

Spa treatments are available in the Wellness Centre (charges apply) and guests can use the sauna, steam room and gym free of charge.

Bedrooms range from 22 square metres for single rooms to 72 square metres for the grand Classic Master Suite.

Children are well looked after -- on arrival each child gets a Kids @ Taj amenity bag, with a Taj passport, a sketch book and hotel postcards. Families are given a themed London activity book, highlighting family-friendly attractions.

From the press:

  • "St. James' Court in central London is the epitome of English sophistication" -- Condé Nast Johansens

  • "This Elizabethan masterpiece is dripping with class and quality" -- Manchester Evening News

  • "You'd be hard pressed to find a more tranquil outdoor drinking spot than St. James' Court at the Taj Hotel" -- Harper's Bazaar

  • "Sense of occasion doesn't tip over into stiffness at Taj Hotels' SW1 outpost, St. James' Court -- Square Meal

by Katie Jones
Deal Expert


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Public car park (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests

  • Cot/crib available on request, free of charge for children aged 3 and under, in Classic King Rooms and above. Extra bed available on request, in the Classic King Rooms and above, for older children and adults: £35 per night.


  • No pets allowed. 


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

The hotel is an 8-minute walk from Victoria Tube and 5-minutes from St.James's Park Tube. The nearest car park is QPark Horseferry Road on Arneway Street (£34 for up to 24 hours) or QPark Westminster on Great College Street (£38 for up to 24 hours). The congestion charge applies from 7am-6pm Monday-Friday and costs £11.50 per day.


  • 54 Buckingham Gate
  • London, SW1E 6AF
  • United Kingdom

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