A historic building housing one of the city's first hip hotels.
Catering to young up-and-comers, One Aldwych is located on the edge of Covent Garden where the West End meets the City. It offers equal appeal to the theater-going tourist and the corporate traveler. The Edwardian building was originally the home of "The Morning Post" newspaper and was designed by Mewès & Davis, the Anglo-French partnership responsible for the Ritz hotels in Paris, London and Madrid. All the period details of the exterior have been retained, but the interior design offers contemporary simplicity. Even the most basic of rooms has a bed fitted with crisp white Frette linens and feather and down duvets. As well, iPod docking stations, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, fiber optic reading lights and Bang & Olufsen televisions are standard fixtures. Guests are offered complimentary shoeshine and daily newspapers, and fresh fruit and flowers are delivered every day. There's also a private screening room, and the property is home to three restaurants. Axis features modern European cuisine and has become fashionable in its own right, while Indigo is great for light lunches in an informal atmosphere. In addition, the Cinnamon Bar offers sandwiches, coffee, cookies and cake.