Thistle Piccadilly

Address: 39 Coventry Street, London, England, W1D 6BZ, United Kingdom | 4 star hotel
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

How has this hotel rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.


This 4 star hotel, located in the St. James's area of London, is near Leicester Square, Comedy Store, Palace Theater, and The Casino at the Empire.
Map this hotel


Photos of Thistle Piccadilly

    View all photos

      Historical Traveler Reviews Thistle Piccadilly London

      Don't stay in the summer


      we stayed at the piccadilly thistle last week during an abnormal heat wave in london and the hotel which supposedly had air conditioning couldn't cope with the heat. the rooms were stifling and the dining room for breakfast so hot people walked out . we opened the windows to get some air and the noise from the square was so loud until 4am we couldn't sleep. the room was nice and the food was good. too bad about the heat.

      Nothing to commend it other than its location.


      Excellent location. Lengthy wait to check in. Room was very small and not especially comfortable, despite having paid for an upgrade.

      Great location but loud at night


      Got very loud at 2-3 am not get a room facing the street but great central location lots of cafes restaurants and nightlife.

      One block to piccadilly tube station. Yummy big breakfast. Staff very nice and helpful. We recommend the london walks tours

      Fantastic Location!!


      Our first time in London and we wanted to stay somewhere central - Soho region. This is the best location, right in the heart of the theatre district, literally looking over Leicester square (where you can buy the last minute theatre tickets at TKTS booth). About 2 min walk from the Piccadilly Circus tube station. Hotel room was spacious and A/C worked well. Bathroom was quite dated and worn down though. Friendly efficient staff and good breakfast with choice of cooked or cold foods. We stayed on the 5th floor and really didn't hear much noise at all from the streets below. We would definitely stay here again.

      Great location. tacky rooms!!


      stayed here a easter weekend. very central location but very noisy, especially at around 4am!!!!rooms really need updating. wallpaper coming off scuffed and tatty paintwork. bathrooms very seventies. and really tatty. very clean though and the staff are lovely and helpful. breakfast was fantastic. better to stay at the thistle about 50yds down the road much more modern and close to trafalgar square. a 2 star hotel at 4 star prices due to the convenient location.

      Fantastic Great Location


      Stayed here Sunday 14th March for three nights, I was down in London on business and chose this hotel because of other reviews.

      The location was great, concierge was fantastic could not be more helpful with tubes, taxi's, shows etc, would certainly recommend this hotel for business or pleasure, upgraded to a Deluxe Room and it was lovely.

      The location is superb you could not be closer to everything, stayed on the 6th floor and really did not hear any noise, although they are doing drilling next door so if you were in during the day you would cetainly hear the noise.

      Great location, no frills, a bit loud


      I've stayed here about ten times over the last several years, mainly for the location. You are right in the middle of the west end - shops, theatres, pubs, etc. Rooms are clean with a mix of new and old decor and are tastefully furnished. For a real treat, ask for a corner room (109, 209, 309, etc) as you'll look right down into Leicester Square.

      If you stay on a weekend it gets rather loud at 3AM when the streets below fill with noisy drunks. Book well in advance, as it is regularly sold out. Overall, I'd recommend it.

      Oi, this hotel is a great choice!


      We stayed here four nights in December 2003. I picked this hotel for its location and must admit that I was not disappointed! It is centrally located to everything - sights, shopping, and nightlife. We had a superior room on the 6th floor, with windows overlooking Leicester Square. I'm a sucker for a good view, and we were thus very pleased. The heater was a little finicky, but the concierge was very helpful and brought us a lovely space heater. The room and bathroom were very large, comfortable, and clean. The service was pleasant and the full breakfast buffet, which was included, was really a great way to start the day. Would return here without hesitation!

      Great location


      well, i must say that the location is definitely what gives this hotel a five star rating in my books. i couldn't imagine being in a better spot in london. the hotel wasn't anything over the top, but was nice and clean. as i said, there is no better location to stay in london.

      you really are right at the centre of everything.

      Great Location


      I stayed at the Thistle Piccadilly-in August 03. The hotel is located in the heart of london. Minutes from Soho, Bond, Oxford, Chinatown. We were in Love with the location. The hotel is nice and clean. Nothing fancy. The breakfeast was very good and the staff is very nice.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Thistle Piccadilly London

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

      Travel Blogs from London

      Last day in London

      A travel blog entry by vicki-kevin on Jun 19, 2014

      1 comment, 14 photos

      Left early and walked across footbridge to London Eye side of river and had breakfast there. I had bought vouchers at home and so could go into the 'fast-track' lane for tickets, but into the ordinary line to actually go on the Eye. Queues are, of course, enormous but it didn't take too long for our turn, probably because it was morning. The views …


      A travel blog entry by vicki-kevin on Jun 17, 2014

      1 comment, 11 photos

      Took an hour to clear immigration & customs and collect luggage. Another hour to get into London as it was rush hour 8.30 am, but you don't mind if you're somewhere new and you're not rushing to work. Our hotel is right opposite Leicester Square and when we arrived just before 10.00, our room was ready :) It's much nicer than others I have …

      A little pre trip story

      A travel blog entry by elaineaflynn on Jan 16, 2015

      9 comments, 5 photos

      Hi everyone!

      We had been planning the trip for the best part of a year and really started to finalise everything when we went off to Cambridge to see Peggy Morgan from Trailfinders, she had been recommended to us by Janice and she got the measure of us quite quickly! She felt we were boutique hotel sort of ladies how true that is!

      Cannot believe it has actually arrived and we are off on the big trip .....only 3 days after we returned from my birthday ...

      Hmnmm seems I have to catch a train

      A travel blog entry by tyamkovy on Sep 05, 2014

      22 photos

      ... very cool I thought and free for motorbikes lol. Off I went, found a spot to start a trek hopped off and commenced to hiking the cliffs. they really are quite spectacular....and give a heck of a view and they are quite high. The paths follow the cliff so I wandered along them and discovered that they seem to have an annoying fly that tends to hover around matter I swatted em away and commenced me tour. At some point...I found a chalk cliff I could ...

      Beds and Marital Chess

      A travel blog entry by londonmummy on Jul 14, 2014

      ... I wanted to sleep alone. He said he liked it on the top floor. I gave in. He's like a godamn limpet. Next day I consult my mother and business partner. Mother: "Well I has the same reaction to your father which is why I bought the king size bed." Me: "Ah a common strategy. Did I tell you Martin was also a Leo?" Mother: "We might hate each other as we both like to be in charge." Me: "I haven't enough space." Mother: "Then I suggest nylon sheets, horrid ...