Hotel Features. This hotel, constructed above a 2,000-year-old Roman basilica, features an Edwardian-style lobby with high ceilings, leather chairs, and marble-clad walls hung with commemorative artwork. Complimentary newspapers and a selection of books are available in the lobby. The Gaucho Grill prepares Argentine fare with limited hours on weekends. Crosse Keyes Public House adjoins the hotel and serves draft beers, spirits, wines and light dishes into the late-evening hours. A limited-hour business centre offers fax, print and photocopy services, and is equipped with complimentary high-speed Internet access. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Function space accommodates up to 20 people. A complimentary, limited-hour fitness room houses cardiovascular machines, free weights, a water fountain and private changing rooms.
Guestrooms. The seven-story Club Quarters, Gracechurch offers 203 guestrooms furnished with brushed-brass wall lamps, teak headboards, teak-veneer desks, and ergonomically designed desk chairs. Most bathrooms contain showers only. Easy-access power sockets accommodate laptop users. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.
Expert Tip. Leadenhall Market is a popular cobblestone-paved, glass-covered retail center located across from the hotel. At one time, the market served as a slaughterhouse. A goose named Old Tom distinguished himself as a dedicated escapee who eventually merited celebrity status. Following the gander's death in 1835 at the age of 38, he lay in state and was ultimately buried at the market.
Standard double room: One queen bed or one double bed, with cotton bed linens, and either a soft, fitted bed cover or a duvet. Bathrooms have a long, curved, granite-effect vanity, with cream-colored floor tiles, chrome accents, and either a shower/tub combination or a shower only.
Studio/Superior queen bed & sofa bed : One queen bed. Kitchenette with refrigerator, sink, microwave, dishes, cutlery, and coffee and tea maker. Private bathroom with hair dryer and shaving/makeup mirror.
Suite with queen bed: One queen bed in bedroom. Partitioned living area including kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator, sink, dishes, cutlery, and tea/coffee maker. Living area with sofa, work desk/table and television. Bedroom area also with television and clock radio or CD player. Bathroom with either shower or bath tub, hairdryer, shaving/makeup mirror. Rate based on double occupancy only.
Single Room: One double bed with pillow top mattress, duvet, and comforter. Contemporary furnishings. Desk and ergonomic chair. Complimentary high-speed Internet access. Two phones; speakerphones and cordless. Coffee/tea kettle. Walk-in shower and makeup mirror.
From London Heathrow Airport:
Approximate distance to the hotel is 29 km (18 miles).
Getting there. The Club Quarters, Gracechurch is located in the City district. Express trains travel from both airports into the center of London, for transfers to taxis or the Underground. The Underground station nearest the hotel is Monument.
Getting around. Taxis are readily available and can be hailed from the sidewalk. Although parking facilities are nearby, there are heavy fines for drivers who forget to pay congestion zone tolls into central London.
London charges congestion zone fees within clearly designated areas of the city. Those who operate vehicles within these zones are assessed daily fees that apply Mondays through Fridays. The money-saving Oyster Card is a smartcard that stores up to 90 pounds of pay-as-you-go credit. It can be used on the Tubes, buses, DLR, trams and select national rail services throughout London. Oyster Cards are less expensive than single fares, and daily price capping automatically calculates the least expensive fare for single-day journeys. Oyster Cards can be purchased at the Oyster website, most Tube station ticket offices, at Oyster Ticket Stops, at select National Rail ticket offices, at select London Travel Information Centres, and by telephone at 0845 330 9876.
- Luggage Storage Express Check-in
- Fitness Equipment Restaurant(s)
- Elevator/Lift Coffee in lobby
- Safe-deposit box Express check-out
- Meeting room (small groups) Room service (limited hours)
- Dry cleaning service Comp newspapers in lobby
- Concierge services Internet public area - comp
- Television in lobby Air-conditioned public areas
- Internet public area - wireless Breakfast services - Fees Apply
- Business center - Complimentary Parking nearby - Fees Apply
Room Amenities: , , • Internet access - complimentar • Makeup mirror • Electronic/magnetic keys • Climate control • Iron/ironing board (on request • Window opens • Pay movies • Housekeeping (daily) • Complimentary toiletries • Multi-line phone • Cable/satellite TV
Monument Underground Station: 1 block | Bank of England: 1 block | River Thames: 2 blocks | St Paul's Cathedral: 2 blocks | Tower of London: 3 blocks | Tower Bridge: 4 blocks | Barbican Arts Center: 5 blocks | Brick Lane (Asian Restaurants): 5 blocks | West End Theatre District: 1.5 km (1.0 mile) | The London Eye: 1.5 km (1.0 mile) | Covent Garden: 1.5 km (1.0 mile) | Oxford Street: 3.0 km (2.0 miles)
London Hotels - Club Quarters, Gracechurch