Location & Attractions
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St. Ermin's is located at the very heart of central London, nestled in a quiet courtyard set back from the bustling streets of Westminster. The hotel is conveniently located for guests wishing to visit London’s top tourist attractions as well as as London’s major conference centres, all in close proximity. St James’s Park underground station, is only 100 metres away allowing guests to easily explore the whole of London.
Major Historical Attractions
St. Ermin’s is within walking distance of these major London historical attractions.
Buckingham Palace - The home of the Queen of England, this enormous stately home boasts treasures from centuries of British history and unrivalled grounds, however it is only open to the public between July and October.
The Houses of Parliament - The seat of the United Kingdom parliament and World Heritage site, it is also home to one of the world’s most famous clocks – Big Ben.
Westminster Abbey - Founded in 960, this historical place of worship has been the venue of the coronation of the British Monarchy since William the Conqueror in 1066.
St James’s Park and Green Park - St James’s Park is the oldest of the Royal Parks of London, it is bounded by Buckingham Palace to the west, The Mall and St. James’s Palace to the North, Horse Guards Parade to the east and Birdcage Walk to the south.
Green Park is made up mainly of wooded meadows and is the perfect spot for picnics and relaxing in the open air.
Popular London attractions
The following popular attractions can be easily from the hotel:
Tower Bridge - The iconic 19th century bridge located by the Tower of London near the City of London is decorated with high towers and features a dramatic drawbridge. Direct tube from St James’s underground, located next door to the hotel.
Tower of London - London’s original royal fortress by the Thames which is over 900 years old, it contains the Crown Jewels and is guarded by Beefeaters.
St. Paul’s Cathedral - Built after the 1666 Great Fire of London, it has an impressive interior, but its huge dome is its most unique and memorable feature.
The London Eye - Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel, 135-metre (443 ft) is situated on the banks of the River Thames. A trip on the London Eye will afford visitors with a unique view over London’s horizon. 15-20 minute stroll.
The City of London - This small area within central London, just over one square mile, is home to the capital’s financial district and some of London’s most historically interesting buildings. The City can be reached via St James’s underground, alight after four stops at Blackfriars.
Museums & Galleries
Here are a few of our favourite galleries and museums easily reached from the hotel:
- Natural History Museum
- Victoria and Albert Museum
- Science Museum
- National Art Gallery
- Tate Britain
- Tate Modern
- Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre (walking distance)
- Royal Horticultural Halls (five-minute walk)
- Church House Conference Centre (five-minute walk)
- Earls Court & Olympia Exhibition Halls (4 tube stops on the District Line)
- London ExCel, London’s largest exhibition centre is easily accessible by riverboat from Westminster Pier, which is a 5-minute walk from the hotel.
- Apollo Victoria Theatre - Wicked (8 minute walk)
- Victoria Palace Theatre - Billy Elliott (5 minute walk)
- The National Theatre (15-20 minute walk)
- All West End Theatres are just a short taxi ride