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 icon_tagThere are many accommodation options in London during October.
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The search shows hotels which are within easy reach of the Royal Society, are in all budget ranges.

Our venue, The Royal Society, is in the St James’s area of London and its address is 9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG. It is in an area of London where Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace are all about the same distance away – 0.5km in different directions.

There are plenty of (quite expensive) hotels in the immediate area.

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Charing Cross Underground Station is a short walk from the venue. London has the second largest selection of hotels in the world and you may wish to consider staying further out from the city centre and travelling in by either the Bakerloo or Northern lines. Even the ends of either of these two tube lines are less than 45 minutes from Charing Cross – areas of London lying on these lines with a direct connection with Charing Cross include Barnet, Clapham, Camden Town, Edgware, Finchley, Hampstead, Highgate, Morden, Paddington and Tooting. Paddington is particular is reasonably central and slightly lower priced.

The nearest exit from Charing Cross underground station for the Royal Society is Trafalgar Square. Just a small distance further to walk is Piccadilly Circus on the Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines. From Green Park (Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines), you can take a relaxing autumnal walk through Green Park and onto the Mall to reach our venue.

Nearby Trafalgar Square is a hub for many of the London buses.

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Note: October is a busy time in London. Featured hotels may sell out quickly.

Premium Hotels

Le Meridian Piccadilly

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With a superb central location between Piccadilly and Regent Street, in walking distance from our venue, this luxury 5-star hotel boasts a stunning indoor swimming pool. Its spacious, elegant rooms offer 32-inch TVs and bathrobes. Stylishly furnished, the luxurious rooms at Le Meridien feature in-room movies and private bathrooms with cosy slippers. Guests can enjoy free newspapers, as well as a refrigerator, CD player, and 24-hour room service. The Piccadilly Health Club has a relaxing spa bath and steam room. Guests can exercise in the state-of-the-art gym, squash court, and the magnificent indoor pool. The Terrace Grill & Bar offers an enticing menu featuring locally sourced meat and fish. Guests can also enjoy the inspiring surroundings overlooking Piccadilly whilst tasting the bar’s signature cocktail Gin & Tonic Afternoon Tea. This accommodation can be booked direct through

Sofitel London St James

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The nearest hotel to the Royal Society and within a two minute walk, this 5-star luxury hotel is set in a beautifully preserved Victorian building. It boasts a luxurious on-site spa, spacious rooms, and an award-winning brasserie restaurant. Each elegant room boasts an iPod dock and LCD interactive TV. Bathrooms feature walk-in showers, bathrobes and slippers, and luxury toiletries. Some rooms include fantastic London views. Sofitel’s So FIT gym is fully equipped and provides bottled water, fresh fruit, and toiletries. Guests can also make use of the gym’s own personal trainers. The Sofitel So SPA provides luxurious and innovative spa treatments over three floors with original historic features. With its own entrance on Pall Mall, The Balcon brasserie serves French-British cuisine. The elegant Rose Lounge serves traditional afternoon teas, and the St James Bar offers cocktails and champagnes. This accommodation can be booked direct through

Trafalgar Hilton

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Extremely close to the venue, this deluxe hotel is just behind London’s famous Trafalgar Square. The stylish rooms each have a widescreen TV and DVD player, a laptop safe, stereo system and triple-glazed windows. The large bathrooms have power showers and aromatherapy toiletries. Guests can experience the ambience of the Upper Rockwell bar. The unique Vista bar allows guests to sip cocktails whilst looking across London’s skyline. This accommodation can be booked direct through

Luxury Hotels

The Sanctuary House Hotel

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The Sanctuary House is a fine hotel in one of London’s oldest and most fashionable areas and is a 10 minutes walk across St James’s Park – or a short tube ride – from the Royal Society. The Fuller’s pub on the ground floor is traditional, smart and modern. The food is home-cooked and Fuller’s full range of fine wines and award-winning ales are on offer. The bedrooms are finished with cosy, comfortable amenities and a truly Victorian style. This accommodation can be booked direct through

Thistle Piccadilly

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This Victorian hotel is excellently located. Guests have comfortable rooms each with a flat-screen TV. Each air-conditioned bedroom at The Thistle Piccadilly hotel also has a radio, tea/coffee facilities and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Some rooms have views of Leicester Square. Full English breakfast is served in the Lounge every day. This accommodation can be booked direct through

Standard Hotels

The Z Hotel

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The Z Hotel Piccadilly offers free WiFi access. Piccadilly Circus is just 200 metres away and Trafalgar Square is also just a 5-minute walk away. Each room boasts a bespoke hand-crafted bed and an en-suite wet room, along with a 48-inch flat-screen TV with free Sky movies and sports channels. Guests can enjoy freshly cooked breakfast in the onsite Z Cafe at The Z Hotel Piccadilly. This also offers a selection of ciabattas, fruit salad, and cereals. Seasonal soups, baguettes, and platters are served throughout the day. This accommodation can be booked direct through

Serviced apartments

City Marque

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These reasonably-priced service apartments are situated at different locations around London.

Cheaper Hotels

4 Star Hostel

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Situated just off Piccadilly,4 Star Hostel Piccadilly London offers dormitory rooms with free Wi-Fi, luggage storage, and an on-site restaurant. There are 3 female only dormitory rooms and 1 large, mixed dormitory room. All rooms come with shared bathroom facilities, free toiletries, and bed linen. Hair dryers, towels, travel adapters, and ironing facilities are also available at a surcharge. Guests can use lockers with their own padlock; alternatively padlocks are on sale at the property if needed. A complimentary welcome drink is offered upon arrival. An on-site restaurant is open daily and guests get a 25% discount. There are a wide range of restaurants, shops, cafés, and bars within seconds’ walk from the property. This accommodation can be booked direct through