Leicester Square is renowned for oozing Britishness, a place cemented in our culture as rather a hot-spot for the odd bit of celeb-spotting, coupled with the occasional fan-screaming premiere. In fact, as a Londoner I still feel entirely out of my depth after a leisurely Leicester square loiter, what with its booming crowds and grandiose nature.
Suffice to say, Hotel Indigo at 1 Leicester Square is quite the staple and most certainly a place-to-go, even more so now it’s got a whopping new rooftop terrace. As the only rooftop terrace in Leicester Square, it most provide the best film premiere celeb-spotting from up-high, or provide some respite from bumping into people with shopping bag, in desperate search of a cocktail. The view will see guests enjoying a sweeping panorama of London, enjoy a range of sundowners and late-night drinking, and a menu of modern dishes with a seasonal focus.
Hotel Indigo itself is very Gatsby-esque, mirroring the 1920s glamour of its theatrical surroundings. So, for those who like to shake a tail-feather or two, get yourself a seat at Leicester Square’s first ever rooftop terrace.
Hotel Indigo’s new rooftop terrace has opened at 1 Leicester Square, WC2H 7NA, www.ihg.com