W London - Leicester Square

  • Leicester Square,
  • 10 Wardour Street
  • London,
  • England
  • W1D 6QF
  • United Kingdom
  • Map

W London - Leicester Square
Transportation Options

Survey London’s sights with ease, whether walking along the cobblestones, touring on a double-decker bus or minding the gap while getting on and off the Tube.

We recommend that guests fly into Heathrow International Airport (LHR), just 15 minutes from the hotel by train from Paddington Station. Additionally, Gatwick International Airport (LGW) is 35 minutes by train from Victoria Station. The city is also serviced by Stansted Airport (STN) and Biggin Hill Airport (BQH). Of course, you can always contact us prior to arrival to coordinate pick-up by one of our luxury cars.

Once at W London - Leicester Square, a short stroll in any direction will place you in the centre of the city’s entertainment and business districts, with time in between to take in the scenes and streetscapes. Branch out to greater London on the Underground. Or hop on an iconic double-decker bus for a journey with a view. Cabs are plentiful but fares climb quickly, and while cycling lanes are abundant, so is traffic.

If you are traveling by car, please see driving directions, from the airport or any other location.

Parking Information

Note: Estimated charges, fees and schedules are not guaranteed by hotel. Driving distance may be affected by local conditions and traffic.

Getting Here

  • Airport

    • London City Airport (LCY)

      Travel Distance: Approximately 12.87 km/8.0 miles

      Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

      • Private Car Service
        • From airport: Sedan 110 GBP, Mercedes-Benz S Class or MPV 165 GBP. To airport: Sedan 105 GBP, Mercedes-Benz S Class or MPV 160 GBP
        • 24 hours
        • 45 minutes
      • The Tube
        • 50 minutes
        • Take the DLR to Canning Town where you will change to the Jubilee Line that will take you to Waterloo Station. At the Waterloo Station you change to the Northern Line which will take you to Leicester Square. Tickets & travel cards can be purchased from the travel desk.

      • Taxi
        • 45 GBP
        • 24 hours
        • 45 minutes
    • Heathrow Airport (LHR)

      Travel Distance: Approximately 27.0 km/16.78 miles

      Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

      • Heathrow Express
        • From 16.50 GBP. Varies according to place of purchase and seat class; multi-use passes available.
        • Hours of operation
            • 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
            • 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
            • 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
            • 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
            • 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
            • 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
            • 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
        • 15 minutes
        • Zip from any Heathrow terminal to Paddington Station, London's speediest travel route and the best way to get into the city from the airport by public transportation. Tickets can be purchased online, at the station or on the train for a minimal additional fee.

          From Paddington Station, take the Bakerloo Line to Piccadilly Circus, then transfer onto the Piccadilly Line for Leicester Square. Alternatively, grab a cab, which will cost approximately 18 GBP. Cabs are readily available outside Paddington Station.

      • The Tube/Subway
        • The Piccadilly Line runs from Heathrow Airport directly to Leicester Square Station. Leicester Square Station is also situated on the Northern Line. Tickets and travel cards can be purchased from the travel desk.

      • Taxi
        • From 2.20 GBP. Rates by meter; surcharges may apply.
        • 24 hours
        • 30-60 minutes
        • London cabs are readily available outside every terminal of the airport at a taxi station. Please note that the journey can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour depending on traffic.

      • Private Car Service
        • From airport: Sedan 110 GBP, Mercedes-Benz S Class or MPV 165 GBP. To airport: Sedan 105 GBP, Mercedes-Benz S Class or MPV 160 GBP
        • 24 hours
        • 45 minutes
    • Biggin Hill Airport (BQH)

      Travel Distance: Approximately 28.0 km/17.4 miles

      Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

      • Taxi
        • 24 hours
        • 60 minutes
        • Taxis are available upon request, and coaches and minibuses of all sizes can be hired with advance reservations.

      • Rental Car
        • 24 hours
        • 60 minutes
        • Rental cars from local and international suppliers such as Avis and Europcar can be arranged; please make your reservations in advance to guarantee availability. Avis and Europcar have locations throughout London and service all city airports.

      • Limousine Service
        • Please contact Lloyds for pricing information.
        • 24 hours
        • 60 minutes
        • (44) 1959 540 328; Reservation Required
        • Lloyds of Bromley, one of London's first licensed chauffeur companies, provides VIP limousine service from the city to Biggin Hill Airport.

    • Gatwick Airport (LGW)

      Travel Distance: Approximately 40.23 km/25.0 miles

      Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

      • Private Car Service
        • From airport: Sedan 165 GBP, Mercedes-Benz S Class or MPV 210 GBP. To airport: Sedan 160 GBP, Mercedes-Benz S Class or MPV 205 GBP
        • 24 hours
        • 90 minutes
      • Taxi
        • 100 GBP
        • 24 hours
        • 90 minutes
      • Gatwick Express
        • From 16.90 GBP. Varies according to place of purchase and seat class; multi-use passes available.
        • 30 minutes
        • The fastest non-stop service between Victoria Station and Gatwick International Airport, the Gatwick Express runs every 15 minutes, with a travel time of 30 minutes (35 minutes on Sunday). Tickets can be purchased online, at the station or on the train for a minimal additional fee.

          From Victoria Station, taxis are readily available outside the station. Taxi fares to the hotel range from 12 to 15 GBP.

    • Luton Airport (LTN)

      Travel Distance: Approximately 43.45 km/27.0 miles

      Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

      • Private Car Service
        • From airport: Sedan 165 GBP, Mercedes-Benz S Class or MPV 210 GBP. To airport: Sedan 160 GBP, Mercedes-Benz S Class or MPV 205 GBP
        • 24 hours
        • 90 minutes
      • Train
        • 50 minutes
        • The train departs from Luton Airport and arrives at Kings Cross Station (Thames Link). The station is a taxi ride away from the hotel. Single and return tickets can be purchased from the travel desk.

      • Taxi
        • 120 GBP
        • 24 hours
        • 90 minutes
    • Stansted Airport (STN)

      Travel Distance: Approximately 48.28 km/30.0 miles

      Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

      • Private Car Service
        • From airport: Sedan 165 GBP, Mercedes-Benz S Class or MPV 210 GBP. To airport: Sedan 160 GBP, Mercedes-Benz S Class or MPV 205 GBP
        • 90 minutes
      • Stansted Express Train
        • From 20 GBP. Varies according to place of purchase and seat class; multi-use passes available.
        • 3:40 AM (4:10 AM on weekends) - 11:25 PM
        • 45 minutes
        • The Stansted Express runs every 15 minutes from Stansted Airport to Liverpool Street, with a travel time of approximately 45 minutes. Tickets can be purchased online, at the station or on the train for a minimal additional fee. London Underground connections are available at Liverpool Street. Take the tube westbound on the Central Line and change at Holborn for the Piccadilly Line, also westbound. Get off at Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square. The hotel is a two-minute walk from either station.

          From Liverpool Street, taxis are readily available outside the station. Fares to the hotel are approximately 25 GBP.

      • Taxi
        • 120 GBP
        • 24 hours
        • 90 minutes
    • Farnborough Airport (FAB)

      Travel Distance: Approximately 49.89 km/31.0 miles

      Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

      • Taxi
        • 24 hours
    • Southampton Eastleigh Airport (SOU)

      Travel Distance: Approximately 106.22 km/66.01 miles

      Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

      • Private Car Service
        • 325 GBP
        • 24 hours
        • 180 minutes
      • Train
        • 120 minutes
        • The train departs Southampton and arrives at London Waterloo Station; the station is a short taxi ride away from the hotel.

      • Taxi
        • 280 GBP
        • 24 hours
        • 180 minutes
  • Railway

    • Waterloo Rail Station

      Travel Distance: Approximately 3.22 km/2.0 miles

      Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

      • Private Car Service
        • 75 GBP; Starting rate for a one way trip in an E-Class Mercedes
        • 24 hours
    • London St. Pancras

      Travel Distance: Approximately 6.44 km/4.0 miles

      Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

      • Private Car Service
        • 55 GBP
        • 24 hours
        • 20 minutes
      • Taxi
        • 15 GBP
        • 24 hours
        • 20 minutes
      • The Tube - Piccadilly Line
        • 15 minutes
        • The Piccadilly Line runs from London St. Pancras directly to Leicester Square Station. Tickets & travel cards can be purchased from the travel desk.

    • Paddington Rail Station

      Travel Distance: Approximately 0.0 km/0.0 miles

      Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

      • London Underground (Tube)
        • From 6 GBP. Varies according to travel zones; discount passes available.
        • Hours of operation
            • 6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
            • 6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
            • 6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
            • 6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
            • 6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
            • 6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
            • 6:30 AM - 12:00 AM

Getting Around

  • By Bus

      • Bus
        • From 2 GBP. Varies according to travel zones.
        • 24 hours
        • Take in London from its iconic double-decker buses. While slower than the tube, they provide memorable views of the city. Fares are comparable to the Tube.

          Pick up a free bus map at any of the city's Travel Information Centres or by visiting www.tfl.gov.uk. Bus tickets must be purchased before boarding, as drivers do not collect fares. Ticket machines can be found at most bus stops—exact change is required.

  • By Train

      • London Underground (Tube)
        • From 6 GBP. Varies according to travel zones; discount passes available.
        • Hours of operation
            • 6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
            • 6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
            • 6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
            • 6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
            • 6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
            • 6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
            • 6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
        • The Leicester Square Underground station is just moments from the hotel and connects to London's comprehensive and efficient Tube network. Purchase a discount pass—from day, multi-day and weeklong Travelcards to the Oyster Card that locals use—and enjoy pre-paid, nearly half-price fares. Also, Tube stations are relatively close to one another so if you have the time, it's often worth walking the distance of one or two stops. Think of it as the scenic route.

  • By Taxi

      • Taxi
        • From 2.20 GBP with an additional 2 GBP per mile. Varies according to time and distance.
        • 24 hours
        • Hail one of London’s ubiquitous cabs. Among the world’s best-designed and most comfortable taxis, they are readily available outside the hotel and almost anywhere in the city.

          An additional surcharge will apply after 8pm and on weekends or public holidays. With London's traffic, cab fares can climb quickly and may result in a longer travel time than the Tube.

  • By Foot

      • On Foot
        • Complimentary
        • 24 hours
        • Leicester Square is a pedestrian area located in the centre of London and is the heart of the city's entertainment district. Other landmark attractions like Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Knightsbridge, Soho, Chinatown and the West End are all within walking distance of the hotel.

  • By Private Car Service

      • Private Car Service
        • From 95 GPB, one way. Varies according to vehicle class.
        • 24 hours
        • Sit back and enjoy a smooth ride in our fleet of exclusive series Mercedes Benz and Range Rover vehicles. Arrange transfer in advance via our Concierge.

Additional Information

If you require transportation assistance, or if you have any additional requests, please feel free to contact us at (44)(20) 7758 1000.