Having only opened its doors to the public in autumn 2016, the Montcalm Royal London House hotel situated just off the UK capital’s Finsbury Square is the newest addition the the Montcalm Group’s London establishments.
The hotel is one of six sister hotels located across the city and can easily be reached by either Tube or overground train from the nearby Liverpool Street station, meaning it is extremely well-connected to the rest of this fascinating city.
The Montcalm Royal London House hotel has 253 bedrooms and suites in total, all of which offer a five-star guest experience to travellers, whether they’re away from home for business or leisure purposes.
Each room comes with a range of the latest high-tech gadgets, including a smart TV, iPod docking station and a smartphone for guests to use while staying at the hotel, complete with unlimited 3G data.
There’s also an onsite spa, which only opened late last year, furnished with wall tiles designed by Versace, while there’s also a Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and a swimming pool.
Finsbury Square, where the Montcalm Royal London House sits, is just a few moments’ walk from Liverpool Street station, while Moorgate Underground station is also only a few minutes away in the opposite direction.
The hotel can be easily reached by cab or Tube from London Heathrow Airport for guests travelling to the capital from overseas, and it is well served by local bus routes, which run regularly from Finsbury Square and allow guests to ride on the classic scarlet double decker vehicles seen on postcards all over the world. Traditional London black cabs are also available from the square.
However, there are also a whole host of excellent London attractions within walking distance of the Montcalm Royal London House, with both St Paul’s Cathedral and the Monument to the Great Fire of London both just 20 minutes away on foot, albeit in slightly different directions.
The iconic dome of St Paul’s Cathedral is known around the world. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1673, the current building retains many original features, including its elaborately-painted ceiling. The cathedral was the wedding venue of Prince Charles to Diana, Princess of Wales, and is also known by several generations as the setting for the ‘Feed the Birds’ scene from the much-loved Walt Disney film Mary Poppins. Meanwhile, the final resting places of historical figures including Sir Christopher Wren himself and Alexander Fleming, the scientist who discovered penicillin, can be found here.
Just slightly further along the river, the Monument to the Great Fire of London is situated. The 350th anniversary of the fire was marked in 2016 with events across the city, but the Monument has stood 202 feet above the streets of London for the past few centuries on the spot where the blaze is believed to have started in the kitchen of a bakery.
Continuing across the River Thames from the Monument will bring tourists to Southwark Cathedral, another stunning architectural example, while Shakespeare’s Globe is also close by. The famous playwright had a theatre just a few hundred yards from the current venue’s site back in the 16th century, with the ‘New Globe’ staging both traditional and modern productions of his well-loved plays each year.