Welcome to Early Twentieth-Century England
Charlotte Street Hotel London
Kit Kemp, the designer and co-owner of the hotel, possesses a knack for crafting welcoming spaces. We adored the fresh and sophisticated English-Bohemian style that envelops you from the moment you step into the hotel.
The Most Special Thing About the Hotel!
At 1:00 a.m., we finally arrived at a classic white edifice known as the "Charlotte Street Hotel." The front door graciously opened before we reached it, and our bags were warmly received with a smile.
Despite the weariness from our long journey, we lingered in the lobby to admire its captivating aesthetics. The interior design, courtesy of Kit Kemp, exudes a fresh and modern English style, interspersed with depictions of "contemporary London life." This isn't a stuffy, museum-esque hotel laden with antiques, but rather an elegant meld of traditional and modern English charm.
Following a swift check-in, we were escorted to our room; not just any room, but the hotel's crown jewel—the Penthouse Suite. High ceilings adorned with beautiful statues and a chandelier, a wall of books, delicate candles, a lavish bed, and an awe-inspiring rooftop view of London from our windows... Suddenly, we felt as though we had stepped into a scene from a Sherlock Holmes movie.
The first action I undertook was to retrieve my iPhone and connect it via Bluetooth to the wireless Bose music station. As my favorite tunes filled the room, I dimmed the suite's lights and approached the window to take in the truly staggering views of London. It's as if they've seamlessly brought the best of modern London back in time, blending it with the 20th-century interior decor.
The Most Special Thing About the Hotel
What we cherished most about the hotel was its state-of-the-art screening room, or in other words, an in-house cinema. This facility houses 75 vibrant seats, including some extra soft and comfortable sofa chairs. Every Sunday, the hotel orchestrates movie nights as part of a package deal with Oscar restaurant, known for its contemporary European fare.
The hotel library swiftly became our preferred refuge in the evenings. Situated on the first floor, it comprises two separate rooms housing an extensive collection of books, some of which are over 500 years old. Find a comfy sofa under the stylish lighting and pick out a book that resonates with your mood at the moment. I must confess, even a brief ten-minute sojourn in the library proves to be an incredibly relaxing experience.
The hotel's location is an additional advantage. Situated in the heart of London, just north of Soho, in the city's media district, the Charlotte Street Hotel is at the nexus of urban activity. Come evening, the hotel bar becomes a hub for advertising professionals and journalists working nearby.
As you stroll through the bustling environs of the hotel, teeming with vibrant shops, bars, restaurants, and cafés, you can put to test whether you're weary of life or not. Reflecting on the words of Samuel Johnson, the esteemed English writer, poet, and essayist, 'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life,' we can assertively declare our enduring fondness for London. We are certainly looking forward to our return to the delightful Charlotte Street Hotel.
How to get there?
The hotel is quite easy to locate and access. It's a mere 5-minute walk from the Tottenham Court Road Tube station. Alternatively, you can utilize other public transport options or simply hail a taxi.