The Guardsman

5.0 star property
Luxury London hotel in London City Centre, walk to Buckingham Palace
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Breakfast, lunch and dinner served
Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Overview of The Guardsman



Popular amenities

  • Breakfast available
  • Pet friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
1 Vandon Street, Westminster, London, England, SW1H 0AH

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBuckingham Palace6 min walk
  • Popular LocationBig Ben12 min walk
  • Popular LocationHyde Park18 min walk
  • AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)42 min drive
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Room options

The Horsbrugh Two Bedroom Residence

  • 506 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

The Bondfield Two Bedroom Residence

  • 1066 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Deluxe Double Room

  • 226 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Executive Double Room

  • 269 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

The Guardsman

  • 291 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

The Summerskill Two Bedroom Residence

  • 990 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

The Astor Three Bedroom Residence

  • 1259 sq ft
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Queen Beds and 1 Double Bed

The Wintringham Two Bedroom Residence

  • 818 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

The Copeland One Bedoom Suite

  • 431 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Single Room

  • 140 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Superior Double Room

  • 194 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area


Located in London, The Guardsman is in the city center. Buckingham Palace and Big Ben are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Hyde Park and Russell Square. Check out an event or a game at Royal Albert Hall, and consider making time for London Eye, a top attraction not to be missed. Guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Buckingham Palace - 6 min walk
  • Westminster Abbey - 8 min walk
  • Big Ben - 12 min walk
  • Trafalgar Square - 18 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • St. James's Park Underground Station - 2 min walk
  • London Victoria Station - 8 min walk
  • London City Airport (LCY) - 43 min drive


  • Coya London - 14 min walk
  • Novikov - 15 min walk
  • Chutney Mary - 14 min walk
  • Lime Orange - 8 min walk
  • Il Borro Tuscan Bistro - London - 16 min walk

About this property

The Guardsman

5-star luxury hotel near Buckingham Palace
Near Big Ben and Trafalgar Square, The Guardsman provides a free grocery shopping service, a library, and dry cleaning/laundry services. The onsite restaurant, The Drawing Room, features brunch. In addition to a bar, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), a roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge), and multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers, concierge services, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Smoke-free premises, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say great things the helpful staff, first-rate property condition, and location
Room features
All 59 individually furnished rooms include comforts such as 24-hour room service and laptop-compatible safes, as well as thoughtful touches like laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning. Guests reviews give good marks for the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Children's slippers, children's books, and childcare services
  • Heated floors, designer toiletries, and showers
  • 40-cm Smart TVs with streaming services and premium channels
  • Electric kettles, heating, and daily housekeeping

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
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Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired internet

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle on request for a surcharge

Food and drink

  • Daily cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee: GBP 24.50 for adults and GBP 24.50 for children
  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant
  • Snack bar/deli

Restaurants on site

  • The Bar
  • The Dining Room
  • The Drawing Room

Things to do

  • Library

Family friendly

  • Children's books
  • In-room babysitting (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Guidebooks
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Turndown service


  • In-room massages


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible airport shuttle
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility available in select rooms
  • Roll-in shower available in select rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Communal living room
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided


  • Bathrobes
  • Children's robe
  • Children's slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Heated bathroom floor
  • Shampoo
  • Shower only
  • Slippers
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • Pay movies
  • Smart TV with premium digital channels
  • Streaming services

Food and drink

  • 24-hour room service
  • Electric kettle
  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant dining guides


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Individual decor
  • Individual furnishings
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop workspace
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone
  • Soundproofed rooms

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