London is jam-packed full of amazing things to do and see as well as thousands of places to eat, drink and have serious amounts of fun. If you’re seeking quality accommodation that doesn’t break the bank then you may well be looking for 4 star places to stay in London – and the Rathbone could be your ideal choice. The Rathbone consistently ranks among the very best 4 star hotels to stay in London and offers an ideal combination of professionalism, quality and value.
The Rathbone – Close to Everything You Could Want!
Tucked away on Rathbone Street in the heart of Fitzrovia, the hotel is literally a few minutes’ walk from the West End and is the perfect base from where you can explore the city. From your 4 star hotel in central London you are surrounded by restaurants, pubs, bars and cafés, the world-famous tourist sites, some of the best museums, theatres and art galleries in the world, department stores, global chains and quirky independent shops as well as great walks and tours around the city. We promise you won’t be stuck for things to do in London!
Hotels to Stay in London: Four Star Quality
London is full of great accommodation options and visitors have a wide choice of where to stay in central London. At the Rathbone, we’re one of the most popular of London 4 star hotels to stay in for very good reason. We effortlessly combine great value and affordability, contemporary style, outstanding customer service and home-from-home comfort.
We’re rated so highly by our loyal guests that we received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor and nothing is more important to us than the satisfaction of our guests. We understand that when you’re looking for 4 star places to stay in London you have certain expectations and we most certainly won’t disappoint. We offer an enticing range of benefits that are sure to deliver, including:
- Beautifully decorated, spacious and welcoming rooms
- Free wi-fi if you book directly through our website with Lowest Rates Guaranteed
- Free continental breakfast for the duration of your stay
- Great money-off discounts at local health spas and restaurants
Our amenities and facilities are what you would expect from the top four star places to stay in London, so if you want an experience to remember, come to the Rathbone!
London – A World-Class City That Doesn’t Sleep!
London is one of the world’s most incredible cities and people come from all over the world to experience what it has to offer. There is something for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re three or 93 and the most popular areas include Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Soho. Don’t forget Theatreland, Oxford Street and Regent Street are all on the doorstep of the Rathbone – one of the most popular hotels to stay in London with 4 star standards.
London is jam-packed full of tourists and there are lots of places to stay – youth hostels and motels through to the new breed of aparthotels and of course, four star hotels to stay in London. The Rathbone not only offers great 4 star accommodation, we’re close to the hustle and bustle of the city yet tucked away in a quiet corner, so after your busy days and nights, you can come back to peace and tranquillity and get ready for your next adventure!
A Brief History of Modern London
London’s history stretches back well over 2,000 years. It is a city that has remained strong despite the plague that killed 100,000 people, or a quarter of London’s population; an horrific 1,700°C fire that gutted the medieval City including 13,200 homes, over 80 churches, St Paul’s Cathedral and most of the buildings within the old Roman wall; and two world wars. London remains the world’s leading financial district and is home to some of the world’s leading scientific, medical, digital and entertainment talent.
In the 19th century, London was the hub of the British Empire which at its strongest held sway over half a billion people and a quarter of the earth’s total land mass and the population grew from a million in 1800 to close to seven million a hundred years later. While wealth was visible, it was also a city blighted by extreme poverty and horrific living conditions for many. Millions lived in slums unworthy for human habitation but there was literally nowhere else to go. Suburbs were a pipe dream and with the influx of first the Irish (fleeing the Great Famine of 1845-49) and then large Chinese, Jewish and South Asian immigrants were all competing for few jobs and less space. Naturally, crime was rife…
In 1829, London changed. Thanks to Prime Minister Robert Peel’s introduction of an organised police force – which became the Metropolitan Police – crime rates fell and within 20 years, the advent of the London Underground opened up huge areas of London for development and the city started to expand in all directions.
A specific London-wide government was introduced to cope with the rapid expansion and took in issues such as sanitation, slum clearance, disease, transport infrastructure and open spaces and through the first decades of the 20th century, London flourished.
Post-war, the fantastically multi-cultural conurbation we know today started to take shape. The 1950s witnessed an influx of immigrants from the West Indies and the Indian subcontinent and the 1960s saw the ‘invention’ of the teenager centred around Carnaby Street, Soho and further west on the King’s Road and Sloane Street. The 70s saw our first female PM as well as political and economic strife and the yuppies of the 80s with their red sports cars and Filofaxes were as omnipresent on the city’s streets as double-yellow lines.
Into the ‘New Labour’ 90s and 2000s, ‘Britpoppers’ showed the world what real music was all about and then followed a recession, the London Eye, Congestion Charge and the 2012 Olympics. Whatever London has been through, it remains a robust, cosmopolitan city that’s always full of people having an amazing time.
Hotels to Stay in London 4 Star – Why Choose The Rathbone?
As we’ve said, there are lots of options for you to choose from when selecting four star hotels to stay in London and the Rathbone is consistently among the most popular. We offer:
- Outstanding customer service
- Excellent amenities and facilities
- 72 air-cooled, beautifully decorated rooms
- Lots of space to work and relax
- An excellent room service menu
- Continental or English breakfast
- 24 reception and concierge staff who will help you with everything you need
So if you’re looking for a four star hotel to stay in London, that’s a hit with guests time and time again, the Rathbone is the place to be!