In the historical heart of Whitehall, Westminster, this townhouse hotel is loyal to its past while embracing the future.
Moments away from quintessentially London landmarks such as Big Ben, Horse Guards Parade and Trafalgar Square, it does not get more London than the Great Scotland Yard Hotel. The former London Metropolitan Police’s headquarters and London residence for Scottish royalty has now been a corner of luxurious calm in the bustling city since 2019.
As a source of inspiration for Charles Dickens who wrote about the yard in The Morning Chronicle, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in Sherlock Holmes, the stories are endless. The sense of history and people who have walked through the is evident, as soon as guests walk through the lobby. Telling the building’s history of law and order through contemporary British artists such as Nicola Green and Cornelia Parker, the gallery shows prominent judges, lawyers, police alongside literary figures and royalty. The cabinet of curiosities add to the intriguing story of the hotel’s past.
Rooms with a story
Designed by HBA, the 152 rooms include a two bedroom townhouse that will feel like a home away from home. An Edwardian colour palette adorns the walls and textile patterns, with contemporary and eclectic touches.
With ample choice for dining, explore any of the hotel’s four establishments. At Eskedt at the Yard, Scandinavian cuisine awaits, using the finest British ingredients. Founded by the award winning Michelin starred chef Niklas Eskedt, the menu uses Scandinavian cooking methods. Choose from a delectable menu featuring charcoal cooked John Dory and Scandi classic dessert fika. For a traditional afternoon tea, head to The Parlour that has collaborate with royal warrant perfumer Floris. If in the mood for signature cocktails, or a warm drink, The 40 Elephants and Síbín are the best place.
Room rates start from £538 per night, visit Great Scotland Yard Hotel to book