Hazlitt's Hotel's unbeatable location, history and style have made it one of our favourite London hotels for over a decade...
Hazlitt's occupies three historic houses, dating back to 1718, in Frith Street, Soho Square and was the former home of William Hazlitt (1778-1830), a painter and writer whose clergyman father founded the Unitarian church in Boston, Mass, USA. Hazlitt's size, age and position lends it a unique, intimate charm that makes it a popular choice for the visitor tired of large, chain hotels.
Frith Street is in the heart of Soho, one of London's most fascinating districts. Back when Hazlitt's was built, Soho was the most fashionable address in town. Things went downhill in the 19th century and by the 1960s Soho was famous as the vice centre of London. The last twenty years has seen a remarkable upturn in the area's fortunes and it now boasts the UK's busiest cafe society and is host to countless media, fashion and advertising companies. A few minutes walk away are the shops of Oxford Street and the most of London's top theatres.
All 23 rooms at Hazlitt's are named after 18th and early 19th century residents or visitors to the house. The rooms are traditionally furnished in mahogany, oak and pine. All the rooms are now air conditioned, have broadband laptop connectivity and flat screen TV with Wi-Fi Internet access.
Light refreshments can be provided in a residents' sitting room. Hundreds of eateries, catering for every taste and price point, lie within a few minutes walk.
Our nearby recommendations (both on the same street as Hazlitt's) include the excellent Barrafina, Spanish tapas restaurant, at number 54 Frith Street and the world famous jazz club and restaurant Ronnie Scott's at number 47 Frith Street.
The staff at Hazlitt's have been brilliant in communicating. They upgraded a room for my parents Golden Wedding treat. Superb service!
Enid Bibby (Shropshire, United Kingdom)
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David Foster (Stockholm, Sweden)