There are plenty of reasons for choosing a centrally-located hotel in London. In the midst of such a sprawling city, you’re closer to transport links, activities and sights, and will get a better sense of what this city is really all about. The luxurious St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster occupies a very privileged position in the leafy part of town near the Royal Parks and is surrounded by some of London’s most stunning historic architecture.

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While staying somewhere central can be daunting, St Ermin’s matches its enviable position in picture-postcard London with a pocket of calm. The tree-lined courtyard sets the scene for a calm, peaceful interior that will make you feel rested and relaxed as soon as you check in – the ideal ambience for a ‘home away from home’.

The city’s most famous shopping streets – including Regent Street, Bond Street, Oxford Circus and Carnaby Street – are just a short walk away. If you want a night out on the town, it’s just a brief ride in a taxi or a hop on the tube to the best of the West End’s theatres, the mixed delights of Soho and the stylish drinking dens of Covent Garden. From the front doors of the hotel, it’s only 100 metres to the St James’s Park tube station.

Sightseeing in a family group can be fraught, but it’s always easier if you can stroll to your destination, and some of London’s best attractions are walkable from St Ermin’s. Check out the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Cathedral and the Thames in one straightforward morning and wrap it all up with afternoon tea in The Library while the kids nap.

If you’re keen to head further afield from here on a day trip or as part of an extended trip, it’s easy to catch a coach of train from nearby Victoria Station to some of England’s top landmarks. There are also easy links through to Paddington Railway Station and other major stations and City, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

Business guests will also feel pampered in this top hotel. Not only close to the typical gamut of tourist attractions, St Ermin’s is within a short stroll of Parliament, New Scotland Yard, the business quarter of St James’s Park and major exhibition centres such as Earl’s Court and London ExCeL. The Division Bell ensures that guests visiting Parliament will receive a six minute warning of their deadline to vote for or against a resolution.

St Ermin’s staff are warm and welcoming, and you’ll find everything you might need as this ever-popular hotel. You’ll feel right at home, if in a little more luxury than you’re used to!