Visit Leicester Square

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About Leicester Square

Strand Palace is situated just a few minutes’ walk from the hustle and bustle of Leicester Square – London’s centre of showbiz. With a broad range of cosy rooms, it’s the ideal place to stay with entertainment on your doorstep.

Leicester Square is in the City of Westminster borough, and part of the capital’s famous Soho area. Only a few minutes from these transport links, The Strand Palace Hotel gives you access to all sorts of entertainment, including the great theatres of the West End, and the bars and restaurants of Covent Garden.

Named after Leicester House, the city seat of Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester, the square is light-years from the languid sprawl of fields it once was. Leicester Square is festooned on every side with cinemas, neon signs, hotels and other attractions.

Leicester Square Highlights

Leicester Square includes everything you expect from modern-day entertainment – cinemas galore line the square, interspersing the numerous pavement cafés. The Empire, the Odeon, and for more esoteric treats, the Prince Charles Cinema are part of the glamour, not least when the red carpets are rolled out for premieres – this is where films are launched in London, one every week of the year.

There’s a brilliant selection of arts and live performances, which features acts from hit television panel shows and stand-up comedians. And once more, it’s within a very short commute of Strand Palace.

If it’s the theatre you’ve come to see, then Leicester Square is one of the places to be in Central London.


  • If you’re prepared to embrace the English tradition of queuing, you will bag reduced-price theatre tickets at the Society of London Theatre kiosk, on the south side of the gardens.
  • Book online now and have a chance to win back the full cost of your stay. Once you’ve booked a room, we’ll put you in a hat and the lucky winner will not need to pay anything towards their next stay.

Getting there


372 Strand, London WC2R 0JJ

By Tube

Leicester Square has two tube lines connected to the tube station; the Piccadilly and the Charing Cross Branch of the Northern Line. It’s also only a few stops from the Victoria, Bakerloo and Central.

By Bus

There are multiple bus routes going through Leicester Square including three-night buses; the 14, 24 and 176.

By Train

Just a short walk to Charing Cross’ railway station, Leicester Square is in an ideal location when staying in London.

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