Housed within a five storey Georgian town house, One Leicester Street is a warm and friendly hotel and restaurant that boasts 15 guest rooms, a much talked about dining area – headed up by Chef Patron Tom Harris – and an inviting bar.
The hotel is located within the heart of London and with Chinatown and Soho on its door step it is the perfect place to unwind when taking a break in the city.
As part of the Unlisted Collection, One Leicester Street joins a number of boutique hotels and restaurants situated across Singapore, Shanghai and London. One Leicester Street opened its doors on 1st May 2013 to fantastic acclaim and thanks to a terrific transformation scheme the hotel is now ready for business.
Design work began on the project in January 2013, with work reaching completion in April. Universal Design Studio was the interior designer on One Leicester Street, whilst design agency A Practice for Everyday Life was responsible for branding and graphics on the project.
Discussing One Leicester Street, Hannah Carter-Owers of Universal Design Studio, said:
“The brief was to create a very different space than what was here before, which was quite minimal in its design. The building is wonderful but much of the interior character was removed by the previous owners. Our aim was to restore the sense of it being a Georgian townhouse, a comfortable oasis in the heart of the West End.
“The location was also interesting and influential as One Leicester Street is situated between the theatre district, China Town and Leicester Square, which means it is in an incredibly vibrant place, amongst a tourist area of the city.”
One Leicester Street houses 15 gorgeous guest rooms, all featuring custom furnishings, high quality fixtures and a range of features, from flat screen TVs and DVD players, to complimentary Wi-Fi and toiletries. Rooms are grouped into three categories – Post-Supper Room, Superior Room and The Suite – and have been designed to provide the perfect stay for guests.
Located below the guest rooms is One Leicester Street Bar, a quiet little haven which provides the perfect getaway for those who have had a hectic day. One Leicester Street Bar is open to both guests and non-guests at the hotel, and is quickly becoming a destination bar thanks to its soft and inviting seating.
One Leicester Street Bar serves up a selection of extremely popular cocktails, whilst the bar’s all day and night menu includes dishes which will keep guests coming back time and time again. However, for guests who require something a little more substantial, One Leicester Street’s restaurant offers up a more intimate eating experience.
The menu on offer at the restaurant includes a range of mouth watering meals, catering for breakfast right through to dinner. Dishes include braised lamb shoulder and borlotti beans; lamb sweetbreads, artichokes and celery; and even the good old fashioned English breakfast.
For those with a sweet tooth, desserts include burnt blood orange and yoghurt; warm chocolate, puffed barley and malt; and brown butter and honey tart. To complete the meal, the restaurant’s menu is backed by an extensive wine list, which includes a range of sparkling wines and champagnes, alongside the traditional white, red and rosé selection.
“In a very short timeframe we completely reworked the interior space of One Leicester Street. The reception area was redesigned and reconfigured, with new finishes, whilst the exterior was repainted, with shutters and an awning installed to make the outside appear more welcoming.
“We created an open lobby, moved the waiter’s station and worked hard to ensure that the overall space of the restaurant felt grown up and sophisticated.”
“As a company we work on a variety of projects, with many having long lead times, but as this scheme worked at a much quicker pace it felt very invigorating to be involved with something which required a fast turnaround. I am good friends with Chef Tom Harris, so this has also been a particularly personal project for me, which has made for a very rewarding experience.”
For more information about One Leicester Street please visit: www.oneleicesterstreet.com.