4.3 out of 5

"Great experience! The hotel is in a great location and in walking distance to all Bus/Tube routes and Charging station. Lester sq. and China Town is 2 ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 31 Oct 2017

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they enjoy the comfortable rooms at Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Her Majesty's Theatre. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant and a bar. This 4-star hotel has 108 rooms. Free WiFi and LCD TVs are available in all rooms.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with 24-hour room service, LCD TVs and coffee/tea makers
  • Free WiFi
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and luggage storage
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the cleanliness and overall comfort
  • Steps from Her Majesty's Theatre and National Gallery

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£129 per night

Junior Suite, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square ratings based on 254 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square

Everyone (20) Couples (103) Business (3) Family (71) Friends (42) Other (10)
2 out of 5

Nice hotel in a great location!!!

Hotel was situated beside a building site. This was something that was not mentioned in the initial booking. Even though the facilities are great in the room the windows are not sound proof. I lay in bed listening to hydraulic drills, loud banging and heavy vehicles reverse sounds all day and night. At some stage ie between 0700 and 0800 the cleaner were hoovering outside my room. Great day in London but not while I was in the vicinity of the Thistle!!!

Posted by , from Margate on 16 Feb 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Feb 2018 by Layla

Dear Glen, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Please accept my most sincerest apologies for not meeting your expectations on this occasion. I am sorry to hear that the nuisance from the construction work could be heard in your bedroom, all our windows are double glazed to prevent any nuisance from outside the hotel. I can assure you that I will speak to the team to ensure that we do not allocate any bedrooms on the left side of the hotel. Please accept my apologies for the hoovering in the early hours, I will speak to the team personally to ensure that this does not happen again. Kind regards, Layla

4 out of 5
Pros: Location, the comfort and cleanliness of the hotel also the staff were ever so friendly.
Great experience! The hotel is in a great location and in walking distance to all Bus/Tube routes and Charging station. Lester sq. and China Town is 2 minuets around the corner. for location the Thistle was perfect.

Posted by , from Dublin on 31 Oct 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Nov 2017 by Layla

Dear Jay, Thank you for providing your feedback further your stay at the Thistle Trafalgar hotel. I am glad to hear that you had a great stay with us and that you enjoyed the benefits of our superb location and the breakfast. The team was very happy to receive your compliments and we all look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Layla

5 out of 5

Soccer trip with boy

Very good hotel middle of everything! Breakfast is good.

Posted by on 13 Apr 2016

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5 out of 5

very good stay in perfect location

perfect position behind national gallery, very kind staff, good room even if little small. Strongly Recommended

Posted by on 26 Jun 2015

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5 out of 5

very high level

High Level of service.Spacious and clean room.Excellent shower.perfect breakfast.perfect location.

Posted by on 12 Apr 2015

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5 out of 5


great this is the second time i have stayed there ideal location for most of the theatres

Posted by on 3 Mar 2015

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5 out of 5

Fantastic couples theatre break

Wonderful hotel, perfect location for the theatre and being central for shops, pubs and restaurants. Our room was a great size and clean, the staff were very friendly and helpful, even leaving a small gift on us leaving. Would recommend. We will be back !

Posted by on 15 Jan 2015

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4 out of 5

brilliant location

Smooth check in and check out, pleasant staff. Very good location, walking distance from Charing Cross station, 3 minutes from Trafalgar Square, close to many theatres. Nice clean room, ample facilities for short stay. Nice bar/lounge.

Posted by on 9 Dec 2014

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4 out of 5

Birthday treat

Lovely hotel, second time I've stayed here. Excellent location for the theatres and centre of London. Superb breakfasts! Staff couldn't have been nicer. Lovely air-conditioned rooms, yes even in October! Great location for our visit to Houses of Parliament, Savoy afternoon tea, and two theatres.

Posted by on 19 Oct 2014

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4 out of 5

perfect location

Two Thistle hotels on one small street near the main Leicester square hub ! After correctly arriving at ours, tucked away at the Trafalgar square end, we were made to feel immediately welcome at the check in desk. There were four of us staying and we both received upgraded executive rooms - a real wow in terms of space and well appointed. We had drinks outside and the waiter was lovely. We were in London for a special occasion and the staff and accommodation made it all the more memorable. Would definately book Thistle again.

Posted by on 25 Aug 2014

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About the Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square

Location Whitcomb Street, London, England WC2H 7HG

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square also features a terrace, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry services. This 4-star London hotel is smoke free.

  • 108 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Train station: London Charing Cross Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Metro station: Leicester Square Underground Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square offers 108 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. LCD televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This London hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square has a restaurant serving dinner and light fare.

Lounge – This bar only serves light fare. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 30.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No on-site parking is available.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 12 for adults and GBP 5 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 30.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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