Thistle Trafalgar Square

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Big Ben

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Thistle Trafalgar Square

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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Breakfast served
Bar (on property)

Overview of Thistle Trafalgar Square

8.2 out of 10 Very good
8.2/10 Very good

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
Whitcomb Street, Trafalger Square, London, England, WC2H 7HG
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Concierge services
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Standard Double Room

  • 13 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

  • 17 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed

  • 24 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

  • 24 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Standard Twin Room

  • 15 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Junior Suite, 1 Double Bed

  • 32 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In London City Centre
  • Leicester Square - 1 min walk
  • Trafalgar Square - 4 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus - 5 min walk
  • Covent Garden Market - 9 min walk
  • Big Ben - 14 min walk
  • London Eye - 15 min walk
  • Westminster Abbey - 16 min walk
  • The British Museum - 17 min walk
  • Buckingham Palace - 17 min walk
  • Oxford Street - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • London (LCY-London City) - 41 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 44 min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 68 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 70 min drive
  • London (SEN-Southend) - 80 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 89 min drive
  • London Charing Cross Station - 6 min walk
  • Tottenham Court Road Station - 12 min walk
  • London (QQW-Waterloo Train Station) - 19 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus Underground Station - 4 min walk
  • Leicester Square Underground Station - 5 min walk
  • Charing Cross Underground Station - 5 min walk


  • Leicester Square - 2 min walk
  • Japan Centre - 1 min walk
  • Panton Yokocho - 1 min walk
  • McDonald's - 2 min walk
  • Pret a Manger - 2 min walk

About this property

Thistle Trafalgar Square

You'll be in a fantastic location at Thistle Trafalgar Square, only a five-minute walk from Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus. The bar is a great place to grab a drink, and guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Squares Restaurant, which serves breakfast. This upmarket hotel is also within a short 10-minute walk of Leicester Square and Covent Garden Market. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Piccadilly Circus Underground Station is 4 minutes and Leicester Square Underground Station is 5 minutes.


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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 108 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) 7:00 AM–10:30 AM on weekdays and 7:30 AM–11:00 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace


  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Squares Restaurant – This restaurant serves breakfast and light fare.
Lounge – This bar only serves light fare. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 15 per person


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Royal Trafalgar Hotel
Royal Trafalgar Hotel London
Royal Trafalgar London
Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel London
Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel
Thistle Trafalgar Square London
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar London, England
Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square Hotel London
Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square Hotel
Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square London
Hotel Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square London
London Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square Hotel
Hotel Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square
The Royal Trafalgar
Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel
Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel
Thistle Trafalgar Square London
Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square
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Frequently asked questions

Does Thistle Trafalgar Square offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Thistle Trafalgar Square does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Thistle Trafalgar Square?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Thistle Trafalgar Square?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Thistle Trafalgar Square.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Thistle Trafalgar Square?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Thistle Trafalgar Square and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Big Ben (14-min walk) and London Eye (0.8 mi), along with Buckingham Palace (0.9 mi) and The British Museum (0.9 mi).
Are there restaurants at or near Thistle Trafalgar Square?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Squares Restaurant.
What's the area around Thistle Trafalgar Square like?
Thistle Trafalgar Square is in London City Centre, a short 4-minute walk from Piccadilly Circus Underground Station and 4 minutes' walk from Trafalgar Square.



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2/10 Poor

Daniel, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great location! Make sure room has working A/C
Got a room with no A/C and when we told the front desk they said it was fixed when we came back after a day of sightseeing but it was not fixed. They did promptly change our room to one with A/C. They should never give guests this room (623 was the room number). Location is fantastic though; close to Trafalgar, Piccadilly, Chinatown and theatre district. The breakfast was worth the price and had a good selection of food.
3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Melanie, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

my biggest criticism is the commode in our bathroom was poorly placed. sitting on it, one faced a wall. at 5'-7', and with size 12 shoes, i had to sit sideways on the commode in order to use it. also, there was only one drawer in the room and it was located under the coffee machine---in other words, not intended to be used for clothing---a big inconvenience during an 11 night stay. otherwise, the breakfast buffet was rather good. the reception desk was on and off again friendly. maid service was good. hotel has an excellent location, which is why we booked it (we use canes). leicester square is one block from the hotel. narrow, one-way street in front of hotel made it difficult for taxis and ubers to pick-up/drop off passengers. only two elevators for guests and hotel staff. good shower. poor reading light. room was cleaned well. poor phone service. no fridge. six hangers in the closet. would stay again.
William, 11-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay, great location.
Lisa, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Judith, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Kirsty, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

A, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Gail, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

The property is acceptable but expensive for what you get. The hotel uses surge pricing so we paid a different rate for each of our first three nights, averaging about $500 Cdn per night. Our Standard Twin Room's bathroom was very small and the toilet did not work properly. The only way to get a full flush was to pour a bottle of water into the toilet at the same time as flushing while pressing in the button the whole time. We needed to extend our stay by two nights due to airline changes but had to change rooms to a Deluxe Double Room as our existing room was only available for one more night. We packed up, checked out and the front desk kindly stored our luggage for the day while we went on a bus tour. Arriving back late in the evening, we checked in again and went up to our new room. It was a much superior room with a significantly larger bathroom but upon entering it we found it to be stifling hot. The A/C was offline and we had to call the manager from the nearby Thistle Piccadilly but he could not fix it. As it was impossible to stay in that room, he allowed us to move back into our original vacant Standard Twin Room. He arranged for us to keep that room for our 2 extra nights which we appreciated. On the last day, the front desk wouldn't print off a statement and told me to contact my booking agent for one. At home, I found that I was still charged for the Deluxe Double Room. The hotel claimed the rate was the same on both rooms and wouldn't change it. Very fishy.
Daniel, 3-night romance trip
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