Known for delivering extraordinary experiences, The Clermont, Charing Cross, opened its doors in May 1865 and is housed in a Grade II listed Victorian building. Conveniently connected to Charing Cross railway station, the hotel encapsulates a century and a half’s worth of history within its grand doors and has been referenced in no less than four Sherlock Holmes adventures. Guests can step into the bustling city life with Trafalgar Square and London West End close by.
Following an £18 million investment across both The Clermont properties in 2019, the Charing Cross hotel underwent an exquisite transformation. Upon entering the hotel lobby, guests are welcomed by the aroma of The Clermont’s signature fragrance and the sight of ornate furnishing as a nod to the building’s history.
3 things to try when you’re there
Enjoy an elegant dining experience – The menu at The Clermont Charing Cross is inspired by flavours from all across the globe, and includes such classics as freshly- battered Fish &Chips and decadent, tender poached Chicken Biryani. Created from fresh, locally-sourced produce wherever possible, there’s something for everyone in the elegant restaurant.
Celebrate the Carolean era at The Clermont – Afternoon tea is hosted at the conservatory area of the restaurant with views of Trafalgar Square, offers an elegant afternoon tea experience, with additional cocktail, champagne and sparkling wine options. To celebrate the new King, guests can enjoy the Coronation Afternoon Tea from May – September. Enjoy traditional all-butter scones, as well as the Coronation chicken finger sandwiches and Pimm’s Victoria sponge, added to the menu especially for the celebration of the new Monarch.
Try the fantastic cocktails – The hotel bar, situated in a dedicated space to the side of the restaurant, celebrates classic cocktails and signature serves; new world, old world and out of this world wines; ales, crafts and ciders; and a range of virgin cocktails fit for all occasions. Guests also must try the hotel’s own signature cocktail, ‘The Clermont’, a bittersweet classic with a beautifully unexpected twist.
You might not know but..
Charing Cross railway station opened in 1864, taking its name from the Charing Cross road junction – the original heart of London. The junction marked the centre of the city, from which distances in London are still measured.