Hotel Features. Constructed of Aberdeen granite and Portland stone, The Waldorf Hilton has anchored the west crescent of the Aldwych since 1908. The Waldorf Hilton's splendid lobby leads to the Homage Grand Salon Restaurant. This distinguished restaurant features Louis XVI style and a walk-in wine cabinet. Menu highlights include traditional and contemporary favorites, a grill selection and daily regional European specials. A unique, pressed-metal entryway opens onto the Homage Patisserie, the site of morning coffee service and afternoon tea. This room features original Waring and Gillow paneling, rich fabrics and period furniture. The champagne list includes the Pommery Collection. Homage Cocktail Bar serves a gin-based and a classic cocktail collection. The ornate, glass-roofed Palm Court is one among 7 function rooms that accommodate up to 410 people. A business center offers fax, photocopy, print and courier services. LA Fitness manages the hotel's health club, which features an indoor pool surrounded by stately columns, a sauna, an exercise studio and a gym equipped with free weights, and cardiovascular and resistance machines.
Guestrooms. The Waldorf Hilton offers 299 air-conditioned guestrooms. Plasma-screen televisions are equipped with satellite connections, and all rooms offer high-speed Internet access. Accommodations feature contemporary style and are furnished with ergonomic chairs, expansive desks and beds draped beneath mohair throws. Elegant décor features ivory and earth-tone color schemes, subdued lighting, and modern furnishings. Practical amenities include coffeemakers and minibars. In-room safes are provided. Tiled bathrooms include bathrobes and designer toiletries.
Expert Tip. More than 40 theatres are located near this hotel, including the prestigious Theatre Royal Drury Lane, positioned one block away.
Queen Hilton Deluxe: One queen bed. More spacious room. Air conditioning, wall-mounted plasma screen television with satellite channels and pay movies, Internet connection, tea and coffee making facilities, safe. Bathroom with shower, telephone and hair dryer.
Twin Hilton Deluxe: Two twin beds. More spacious room. Air conditioning, wall-mounted plasma screen television with satellite channels and pay movies, Internet connection, tea and coffee making facilities, safe. Bathroom with shower, telephone and hair dryer.
Queen Hilton Guestroom: One queen bed. Air conditioning, wall-mounted plasma screen television with satellite channels and pay movies, Internet connection, tea and coffee making facilities, safe. Bathroom with shower, telephone and hair dryer.
Twin Hilton Guestroom: Two twin beds. Air conditioning, wall-mounted plasma screen television with satellite channels and pay movies, Internet connection, tea and coffee making facilities, safe. Bathroom with shower, telephone and hair dryer.
King Hilton Executive: One king bed. Satellite flat-screen TV with pay movies. High-speed Internet connection. Coffee/tea maker. In-room safe. Bathroom with shower and hair dryer.
From London Heathrow Airport:
Approximate distance to the hotel is 27 km (17 miles).
From London Gatwick Airport:
Approximate distance to the hotel is 45 km (28 miles).
Getting there. The Waldorf is located on the Aldwych, between Covent Garden and the River Thames. Express trains serve both airports into the center of London, for transfers to taxis or the Underground. The closest Underground stations are Temple and Covent Garden. Taxis are best hailed with the assistance of the porter.
Getting around. Although parking facilities can be found nearby, there are heavy fines for drivers who forget to pay new tolls for driving into central London. Navigating traffic is difficult even for the seasoned driver.
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.
- High Speed Internet Restaurant(s)
- Security guard Sauna
- Dry cleaning service Swimming pool - indoor
- Business center Currency exchange
- Wedding services Meeting room (small groups)
- Cell phone/mobile rental Banquet facilities
- Air-conditioned public areas Breakfast services
- Safe-deposit box Coffee shop or cafe
- Business services Fitness equipment
- Room service (24 hours) Express check-out
- Beauty services Suitable for children
- Steam room Concierge desk
- Health club Elevator/lift
- Bar/lounge Laundry facilities
- Conference room(s) Audiovisual equipment
- Parking nearby - Fees Apply Internet public area - high-speed - Fees Apply
Room Amenities: , , • Designer toiletries • Non-smoking rooms • Cribs (infant beds) available • Premium bedding • Trouser press • Internet access - high speed • Internet access - dial-up • Multi-line phone • Hypo-allergenic bedding availa • Cable/satellite TV • Smoking rooms
West End Theatres: 0-12 blocks | Somerset House: 1 block | The River Thames: 2 blocks | Covent Garden Shops: 2.6 blocks | Covent Garden Underground: 3 blocks | Temple Underground: 3 blocks | The South Bank: 1.0 km (0.5 miles) | Oxford Street Shops: 1.5 km (1.0 mile) | The London Eye: 1.5 km (1.0 mile) | Westminster: 1.5 km (1.0 mile) | St. Paul's Cathedral: 1.5 km (1.0 mile) | Tower Bridge: 2.5 km (1.5 miles)
London Hotels - The Waldorf Hilton