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The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton

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The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James  London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James  London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James  London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James  London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James  London  United Kingdom
 London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James  London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James  London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James  London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James  London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James  London  United Kingdom
 London  United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
Relaunched in a historic building as a new boutique hotel in summer 2017, the Trafalgar St. James is (as the Brits say) bang in the middle of London, perched on Trafalgar Square. The central location overlooking Nelson’s Column and the National Gallery makes it a draw for sightseeing visitors, while the buzzy rooftop bar and underground lounge are popular meeting spots for locals. Sleep with Mick Jagger (in photo form, framed over the bed) in elegant modern guest rooms with buttery leather headboards that echo the swank booths downstairs in the Trafalgar Dining Rooms. The restaurant serves all day, from cold-pressed morning juices to a post-theatre pulled lamb burger. Make reservations for drinks and nibbles on the Rooftop, and enjoy the views of central London even during cooler months with blankets and outdoor heaters. The hotel taps into local tastemakers and influencers to curate tips and itineraries for guests.

The Trafalgar St. James
London used to be my home town years ago, when I was a student. Since then I have come back for short trips frequently, and on my last visit, The Trafalgar St. James became my home away from home for 4 pampered days.

The property is a recent addition to Hilton's growing Curio Collection, whose goal is to bring together unique properties from all corners of the world. I've always been a fan of preserving the historical spirit of places, without shoehorning them into a 'brand' at all cost. The Trafalgar St. James is a perfect success story in that regard. It feels contemporary, edgy, yet uniquely British, and the building's history (it was once used by the Cunard Steamship Company) still magically lingers.

With regards to location, I'm not sure there's a more central one to be had. My room faced Trafalgar Square, and many of London's landmarks and highlights (the National Portrait Gallery, Piccadilly Square, Covent Garden, the theaters, etc.) are little more than a stone's throw away. Being in the midst of everything was perfect for me, especially during those initial, jet-lagged days, when it's nice to be able to get back to the hotel for a quick break.

The Trafalgar St. James' vibe is easy going and sophisticated at the same time. The rooms and suites are spacious, well designed and the iconic artwork, featuring local music idols, is perfect. My room had the most sultry portrait of Mick Jagger–which was a treat to wake up to, each morning! Other smart in-room details include small libraries of British fashion, music and design books, and an assortment of Tregothnan teas, grown in Cornwall. One of the ultimate surprises for me was to discover the hotel's top floor–a bar and event space called 'The Rooftop'. Even if you're not staying overnight at The Trafalgar St. James, make sure to check it out. The views are incredible! Have a cocktail or two up there under the sky, grab some delicious small plates to go along, or make your way back downstairs to the dining room. The food at the Trafalgar St James is seriously good.

>>>A huge thank you to The Trafalgar St. James and Curio Collection for a great time in London. @CurioCollection @TrafalgarSW1 #DiscoverWhatsInside #CurioCollection #BeCurious

The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
In a plum location on the southwest corner of London’s Trafalgar Square, The Trafalgar St. James London puts you smack in the center of the British capital. After a yearlong revamp, the 131-room hotel reopens its doors with a sleek new style in warm grays, whites and reds, plus a grand brasserie named the Trafalgar Dining Rooms, and an enlarged rooftop bar known simply as The Rooftop. Fitness fiends can get their fix at the renovated in-house gym, but the best workout in London is exploring the city on foot—and the Trafalgar St. James London puts you within strolling distance of the best of it. Plan a day of art excursions to the ICA, the National Portrait Gallery, the Tate Modern and beyond, then wander the pedestrian-only Golden Jubilee Bridge over the Thames, and eat and drink your way through neighboring Soho. Time it right, and you’ll be back for sunset with cocktails and a knockout view on The Rooftop.

2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, St. James's, London SW1A 2TS, UK
+44 20 7870 2900