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Room type

Luxury Room, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children)

Luxury Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children)

Junior Suite

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children)

Suite, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children)

Get an overview of this hotelLuxury central London hotel near Piccadilly Circus

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Near Piccadilly Circus

Set in the heart of London, this heritage hotel is surrounded by famous attractions such as Her Majesty's Theatre, Admiralty Arch, and Trafalgar Square. Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, and Big Ben are nearby.

Fitness center and spa

Sofitel London St. James features the award-winning Balcon restaurant. The Sofitel concept gym and spa, So FIT by Sofitel and So SPA by Sofitel, provide plenty of workout space and a 3-floor retreat respectively.

MP3 docking stations

Guestrooms incorporate French and British style with lacquered mahogany furniture and thick carpets. LCD interactive televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi connections, and iPod docking stations are provided.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Located in the St. James district in central London, this former bank-turned-hotel features a blend of modern French and traditional British design. The heritage grade II listed property includes the luxurious So SPA by Sofitel and expansive So FIT by Sofitel gym. The spa is located on 3 floors and provides rejuvenating treatments while the gym includes a variety of modern fitness equipment. Function and meeting facilities include 10 suites able to accommodate up to 300 guests.

Guests enjoy complimentary wireless Internet access in public areas. Sofitel London St James is a smoke-free property (fines may apply for violations).

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Health club 
  • Library 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 6 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 10 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Steam room 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Total number of rooms - 186 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Babysitting or childcare  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Bathrobes 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • LCD TV 
  • Minibar 
  • Pay movies 
  • Phone 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Slippers 
  • Turndown service 

Where to Eat

The Balcon - A classic French brasserie with tall ceilings and 15-foot-high arched windows, featuring a contemporary decor with upholstered furniture. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Rose Lounge - Feminine-style lounge, situated beneath a '50s-style chandelier. Afternoon tea is served with French flair every day and a library with books on French and English culture are housed here.

St James Bar - Featuring black leather chairs, a large fireplace, mahogany parquet floors, and dark-blue carpeting, this bar recreates the atmosphere of a gentleman's club, serving vintage Champagnes and a variety of cocktails.

Private dining - Private dining offered in dining room on the lobby floor. This pleasant space offers event catering and intimate dining.

Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Spa Services

Located on three floors, the So SPA by Sofitel offers rejuvenating massages, facial treatments, and manicures.

  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children under 11 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 60 per night.


Pets allowed, Only dogs are allowed, Pet maximum weight in kg is 10, Pet maximum weight in lb is 22

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 19 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 50 per day
  • Pet fee: GBP 50 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 60 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Up to 2 children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

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