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7-8 Park Place,

London SW1A 1LP LONDON United Kingdom

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St. James’s Hotel and Club has been known for providing the highest standards of hospitality and service since it first opened its doors as a gentlemen’s chamber for the English aristocracy in 1892.

The secret of this intimate and elegant London townhouse hotel lies partly in its unrivalled location, in a quiet cul-de-sac just off St. James’s Street in London, near the prestigious Mayfair. It is close to Green Park underground station; the exclusive shops and restaurants of Jermyn Street, the Burlington Arcade, Bond Street, the theatres and nightlife of the West End.

Diners at St. James’s Hotel and Club will certainly be impressed as they will be able to enjoy the talents Head Chef Philipp Vogel and his team.

The interiors of St. James’s Hotel and Club have undergone a complete renovation by an international team of architects and designers led by award-winning interior designer AMJ Design, from Berlin.

Each of the luxurious 60 guest rooms and suites reflects Althoff Hotels attention to detail, incorporating state-of-the-art technology and exquisite furnishings. Many have their own balcony and views over the rooftops of the historic St James’s district.
Exclusively designed and in harmony with the elegance of the Victorian building, the rooms have an average size of 25 square metres and are perfect for the experienced traveller. All rooms are exclusively finished with handmade silk wallpaper, black lacquered furniture, handcrafted Murano glass chandeliers and polished natural stones in the bathroom. In addition to a comfortable seating area, a working desk with High-speed internet access, laptop safes, minibar, iPod docking station and flat screen TVs complete the room’s standard facilities. All rooms also include built in wardrobes to allow a more spacious feel.
All our guests have Complimentary Access to the nearby Mayfair Hotels Gym

Activities and facilities

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Concierge
  • Conference/Meeting facilities
  • Dry cleaning / laundry service
  • Interconnecting rooms
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Non-smoking property
  • Porter/Bell service
  • Restaurant/s
  • Room service - 24hr
  • Valet parking
  • Wifi access

Business facilities

  • The St. James’s Hotel and Club has five fantastic venues to choose from, for either social gatherings or professional meetings. The exclusive combination of elegant atmosphere, outstanding gastronomy and the highest standard of hospitality and service will create the best possible experience for you and your guests. Whether for conventions, meetings, conferences, company celebrations, civil marriages or wedding festive: our experienced team will advise, plan and arrange your big event.
  • Our four individually designed and air conditioned rooms an our Penthouse Suite can cater for up to 120 people.

Location

7-8 Park Place, London SW1A 1LP LONDON United Kingdom

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St James's Hotel & Club

Rooms and rates

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King size bed, seperate bedroom & living area. 2 people max. Handmade silk wallpaper, murano glass chandeliers, polish natural stones, chrome glass fittings in the bathroom. Hand made Hypnos beds, WIFI Internet, L'Occitaine, safe, mini-bar, ipod docking

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Separate shower & bath
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 king sized double

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Incl. continental breakfast. Handmade silk wallpaper, murano glass chandeliers, polish natural stones, chrome glass fittings in the bathroom. Hand made Hypnos beds, WIFI Internet, L'Occitaine, safe, mini-bar, ipod docking

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Mini bar
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  • Separate shower & bath
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 king sized double

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from 540 per night

Junior Suite

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King size bed, seperate bedroom & living area. 2 people max. Handmade silk wallpaper, murano glass chandeliers, polish natural stones, chrome glass fittings in the bathroom. Hand made Hypnos beds, WIFI Internet, L'Occitaine, safe, mini-bar, ipod docking

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Separate shower & bath
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 king sized double

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King size double bed, sitting area. 2 people max. Handmade silk wallpaper, murano glass chandeliers, polish natural stones, chrome glass fittings in the bathroom. Hand made Hypnos beds, WIFI Internet, L'Occitaine toiletries, safe, mini-bar, ipod docking

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Mini bar
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  • Opening windows
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Separate shower & bath
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 king sized double

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Executive Room

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King size double bed, sitting area. 2 people max. Handmade silk wallpaper, murano glass chandeliers, polish natural stones, chrome glass fittings in the bathroom. Hand made Hypnos beds, WIFI Internet, L'Occitaine toiletries, safe, mini-bar, ipod docking

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  • Bathrobes
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
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  • Opening windows
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Separate shower & bath
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 king sized double

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Executive Weekend Special

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Incl. Continental breakfast. Handmade silk wallpaper, murano glass chandeliers, polish natural stones, chrome glass fittings in the bathroom. Hand made Hypnos beds, WIFI Internet, L'Occitaine toiletries, safe, mini-bar, ipod docking

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  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
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  • Separate shower & bath
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King size double bed. Larger Room 2 people maximum. Handmade silk wallpaper, murano glass chandeliers, polish natural stones, chrome glass fittings in the bathroom. Hand made Hypnos beds, WIFI Internet, L'Occitaine toiletries, safe, mini-bar, ipod docking

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  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
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  • Tea/Coffee Making
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Deluxe Room

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King size double bed. Larger Room 2 people maximum. Handmade silk wallpaper, murano glass chandeliers, polish natural stones, chrome glass fittings in the bathroom. Hand made Hypnos beds, WIFI Internet, L'Occitaine toiletries, safe, mini-bar, ipod docking

  • Air conditioning
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  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Mini bar
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  • Opening windows
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Separate shower & bath
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 king sized double

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Incl. continental breakfast. Handmade silk wallpaper, murano glass chandeliers, polish natural stones, chrome glass fittings in the bathroom. Hand made Hypnos beds, WIFI Internet, L'Occitaine toiletries, safe, mini-bar, ipod dockin

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Mini bar
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  • Opening windows
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Separate shower & bath
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Queen size double bed. 2 people maximum. Handmade silk wallpaper, murano glass chandeliers, polish natural stones, chrome glass fittings in the bathroom. Hand made Hypnos beds, WIFI Internet, L'Occitaine toiletries, safe, mini-bar, ipod docking

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Mini bar
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  • Opening windows
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Separate shower & bath
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 queen sized double

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Superior Room

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Queen size double bed. 2 people maximum. Handmade silk wallpaper, murano glass chandeliers, polish natural stones, chrome glass fittings in the bathroom. Hand made Hypnos beds, WIFI Internet, L'Occitaine toiletries, safe, mini-bar, ipod docking

  • Air conditioning
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  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Mini bar
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  • Opening windows
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  • Separate shower & bath
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 queen sized double

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Incl. continental breakfast. Handmade silk wallpaper, murano glass chandeliers, polish natural stones, chrome glass fittings in the bathroom. Hand made Hypnos beds, WIFI Internet, L'Occitaine toiletries, safe, mini-bar, ipod docking

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Separate shower & bath
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 queen sized double

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Additional information

Check In 1500hrs
Check Out 1200hrs
Getting There How to find us:

St. James's Hotel and Club is just a two minute walk from Green Park tube station with easy connections to Victoria, Waterloo, Canary Wharf and other main London railway stations.

From Heathrow Airport
· 15 minutes by Heathrow Express train to Paddington Station, then 15 minutes with London Underground to Green Park Station
· Approx. 40 minutes by taxi to the hotel

· 50 minutes by London Underground (Piccadilly Line directly from Heathrow to Green Park Station)

From Gatwick Airport

· 30 minutes via Gatwick Express train directly to London Victoria Station then 5 minutes by taxi to the hotel or one stop via London Underground to Green Park Station
· Approx. 90 minutes by taxi to the hotel

From London City Airport

· Just 10 miles from Central London and accessible via the Jubilee line and Docklands Light Railway
· Approx. 45 minutes by taxi to the hotel

By train / underground

· The closest tube station is Green Park (2 minute walk)
· The closest railway station is Victoria (15 minute walk or one stop on Victoria Line
· Waterloo station: two stops on the Jubilee Line
· Kings Cross/St Pancras and Euston stations: three stops on the Victoria Line
By car

The hotel will offer valet parking (£55.00 for 24 hours). Please take note that you will be liable to a congestion charge in Central London Monday to Friady between 7.00am and 6.00pm. For more information visit: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/congestioncharging/

On foot from Green Park tube station

Turn left at the exit barrier of Green Park tube station and go up the left hand set of stairs. Walk along Piccadilly & turn right into Arlington Street after passing The Ritz. Continue to the end of the street where a staircase is discreetly located. Go down the staircase, and you will find the St. James’s Hotel and Club on the opposite side of the street on your right.
Parking Hotel offers valet parking at £55 for 24 hours.
Things To Do Historic Buildings in the St. James Area
St. James’s Palace

The Palace was built with an adjoining park by Henry VIII on the site of a female leper hospital. Today, the only remaining parts from the Chapel Royal are the Gate house and Old Presence Chamber. After the Whitehall Palace was destroyed by a major fire in 1698, St. James’s became the principle royal residence in London.

After Whitehall Palace was destroyed by fire in 1698 St James's became the principle royal residence in London. George IV, who had been born at the palace, employed Nash to restore and redecorate it following the fire. The Chapel Royal, which has been used for a number of royal marriages, was enlarged in 1837 and some rooms have William Morris interiors.

Marlborough House

The House was built in 1711 for the Duchess of Marlborough using only red bricks from Holland. In 1817 it came to the Crown and after being tenanted by various members of the royal family, it was, in 1852, provided by Queen Victoria to house a school of design.

When the school was removed to South Kensington, Marlborough House became the residence of the Prince of Wales (afterwards King Edward VII), who lived here from 1861 until his accession. It was in the garden of Marlborough House that he received the detachment of the Honourable Artillery Company of Boston that visited England in 1896. After the death of King Edward, Marlborough House was occupied by Queen Alexandra. It is now the residence of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Burlington House

The construction of the Burlington House started in 1660s but was completed later by the first Earl of Burlington. It has been re-modelled twice, first for the 3rd Earl in Palladian style and then again for the 1815 for Lord Cavendish. In 1854 the Government bought the House for the Royal Academy. (A programme of changing exhibitions are held and free tours of the Fine Rooms are available at 1pm Tue-Fri. Tel 0207 300 8000).

Spencer House

The house was designed for the 1st Earl Spencer by John Vardy in 1756. It was later modified by Henry Holland and Philip Hardwick. After 1927 the Spencer family no longer used the house and it was rented to a number of tenants, but was leased in 1985 to the Rothschild Company which restored the house for £18 million. (Guided tours of the eight state rooms are available on Sundays (except Jan & Aug) Tel: 020 7499 8620).

St James's Church

The Church was built in 1674-86 by Christopher Wren for his friend Henry Jermyn. At the Restoration Jermyn had obtained permission from the King to develop the area known as St James's Fields. This new parish church was a rare instance in London when Wren worked on a new site. It has a lime wood reredos and a marble font both carved by Grin ling Gibbons. The spire was added in 1686 but rebuilt in 1699-1700 and replaced with a fibreglass replica in 1968. The church had to be restored after bomb damage at which time the churchyard became a garden of remembrance. It now provides a location for a market Wed - Sat 10-6 (antiques & collectables on Tuesday 8-6).

Members ClubsThe Athenaeum

The Club was first founded in 1824 by John Wilson Croker and began at the Royal Society in Somerset House. In 1830 it moved to Pall Mall where it adopted its present name, from that of a university in Rome.

Boodle's

The society was established by Edward Boodle in 1762 as a social and non-political club. It began in Pall Mall and moved to its present location in 1783. The house, with a beautiful fan window, was designed by John Crunden.

Brook's

It was originated in 1974 by William Almack as a social and non-political club. It began in Pall Mall and moved to its present premises, designed by Henry Holland in 1778. It gained a reputation for heavy gambling and later became the Whigs' Club.

The Carlton Club

The Carton House was founded in 1832 when the Tories lost seats in the general election over the Reform Bill. It began in Carlton House Terrace and later moved to Pall Mall. These premises were demolished in 1854 when the club moved to St James's Street to a building designed by Sydney Smirke & George Basevi modelled on Sansovino's Library in Venice.

Pratt's

It is named after William Pratt a steward to the Duke of Beaufort. The Duke called into Pratt's house with some friends one evening and they enjoyed themselves so much they came back again and again. Only 14 of the 600 male members can dine at the single table in the basement and all the servants are addressed as George!

The Royal Overseas League

The Royal Overseas League was founded in 1910 for people of the Commonwealth and women were admitted from the beginning. It occupies Vernon House and Rutland House and has gardens overlooking Green Park. It supports the Arts and sometimes hosts exhibitions which are open to the public. Tel 020 7408 0214 or see notices outside.

The Travellers Club

The Club was founded in 1819 to reunite gentlemen who had travelled abroad (at least 500 miles from London). It begun in Waterloo Place but in 1828 acquired part of the grounds of Carlton House for new premises. The competition to design these was won by Charles Barry whose Italian Renaissance building was completed in 1832. It was restored in the 1950s after wartime bomb damage. On the ground floor are two morning rooms for ladies and a

ArcadesThe Burlington Arcade

Was designed in 1819 by Samuel Ware for Lord Cavendish, supposedly to stop passers-by throwing rubbish over the garden wall of Burlington House! It originally had 72 shops and was then London’s longest arcade. Another storey was added in 1911 and the Piccadilly entrance was redesigned in 1931. The north end was damaged in the Blitz but restored in the 1950s. Top-hatted beadles enforce its regulations against hurrying, singing and carrying large parcels. Beadles are ex-servicemen and were originally recruited from the 10th Hussars.

The Royal Arcade

Opened in 1880 and known as 'The Arcade' until 1882. The elaborate frontage still retains this original name together with a profile portrait of Queen Victoria. It suffered bomb damage in WWII but was repaired and painted in its striking colours.

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