In a palatial building dating from 1908, this upscale hotel in the Theatre District is a 7-minute walk from Covent Garden tube station and a 12-minute walk from the British Museum. Refined rooms have Wi-Fi (fee), flat-screens, and tea and coffeemaking facilities; some add marble bathrooms with Edwardian wash stands. Upgraded rooms provide access to a lounge with free breakfast and appetisers. Suites offer living rooms. Amenities include a grand Louis XVI-style restaurant, 2 elegant bars with regular live music, and afternoon tea accompanied by a resident pianist. There’s an indoor pool and a fitness centre, along with 7 meeting rooms.