The Grosvenor Hotel
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- The hotel is within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, St. James’s Park, the Houses of Parliament & Big Ben
- This Grade-II listed property is next door to London Victoria & it has its own private entrance to the station
- The French Renaissance inspired décor is impressive -- look out for the pink-marble staircase & the gold-leaf pillars
The Grosvenor Hotel is a spectacular Victorian property within walking distance of many London attractions, including Buckingham Palace and St James’s Park which are 10 minutes away. This former railway hotel, which has impressive French Renaissance inspired décor, is next door to London Victoria and has its own private entrance to the station.
This property is around the corner from the Victoria Palace Theatre, and Chelsea, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are 20 minutes' walk away. If you want to venture further, you can jump on the underground -- Victoria is on the District, Circle and Victoria lines.
The Grosvenor Hotel is a Grade-II listed building which was built by railway pioneers in 1862. The Daily Telegraph describes the property as "theatrical," noting the "imperial staircase made from heavily-veined marble, thickly gilded walls, and duck-green pilasters topped with moulds of roaring lions." The hotel's drawing room, which is where afternoon tea is served, features tall ceilings, arched windows and is decorated with oil paintings of 19th-century aristocracy.
The hotel's Grand Imperial London restaurant serves Cantonese food, but you can also eat and drink at the Grosvenor Arms, which is less formal. The rooms all have iPod docks and air conditioning. Wi-Fi is free throughout and there's a gym, and 24-hour room service is available.