The ST Ermins Hotel, Westminster, London
Our hotel of the month, this month is part of the Marriott Autograph collection, the stunning, St. Ermin’s, a historic hotel nestled at the end of a tree-lined courtyard in Westminster, Central London. It’s beautiful independent, four-star hotel built upon the site of a 15th century chapel dedicated to St. Ermin. The mansion blocks were converted in 1899 which were eventually made into the hotel you see today. St Ermins had a full redesign of the interiors by the famous Victorian theatre designer J.P. Briggs.
With close proximity to The Houses Of Parliament, The hotel is a real pillar of history with ground breaking architects, covert operations and traitorous meetings involving double agents, the hotel has witnessed and been involved in them all.
Its perfect location in the capitals centre, means its walking distance or a short tube ride to London’s top historical attractions, making it perfect for both leisure or business stays. You can choose from a spectacular range of rooms & suites, and they even have pet friendly rooms if you furry companion is joining you.
Drinking, Dining & Afternoon Tea
The hotels mantra is ; “A home to you, but a hotel to us” and they promise a relaxing environment where every guest is treated with a warm and courteous welcome, whether they are there for dining, meeting or staying for a weekend.
You can go on a historic adventure at the hotel itself and discover the hotel's deep rooted history with spies and espionage in the ground floor display gallery, or visit the third floor Bee Terrace where you can view the hotel’s 350,000 Buckfast bees.
Bees & Kitchen Garden
St. Ermin’s’ roofs are literally alive with activity, bees producing honey and a kitchen garden providing fresh produce. The third floor roof is home to over 350k bees, which can be viewed behind glass. The St Ermins kitchens uses the honey from these bees as well as the delicious fruit and vegetables from the rooftop garden.
The Caxton Bar
More than just your typical London hotel bar, Caxton Bar is another historic meeting spot for guests and locals and to some of Westminster’s most influential. The Bar has witnessed many historic meetings with the likes of Winston Churchill being a regular during WWII, when the SOE used the hotel as their headquarters. Post war, the bar continued to be a regular meeting point for spies, including, double agent Guy Burgess who was heavily rumoured to have meet his Russian counterpart here to hand over secret government files.
Caxton Bar provides a homely environment for guests or visitors for a drink or bar meal. The Bar offers a large range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including signature cocktails and ‘flights’ of wine or whisky. For those looking for a quick bite a menu featuring 'classics' such as fish & chips and club sandwiches is served throughout the day. The Caxton bar is open daily from 11am to 11pm.
St. Ermin’s Hotel offers quintessential London Afternoon Tea, in relaxed and historically significant surroundings.
Served in the Tea Lounge overlooking the grand Lobby, St. Ermin’s Afternoon Tea features a selection of sweet and savoury treats inspired by seasonal ingredients from the hotel's very own rooftop kitchen garden. All teas are served with freshly baked scones, clotted cream, homemade jam and award-winning teas from The Tea Makers of London, such as the signature St Ermins Breakfast Blend, Supreme Earl Grey, Tarry Lapsang Souchong, Sencha Goji Berry and many more. An afternoon tea for everyone with gluten free and vegan options available as well as a childrens version too.
You can book Afternoon Tea in The Tea Lounge and library, Daily between 12noon – 5:00pm. Book your afternoon tea below or contact the St Ermins team at email@example.com if you have any questions.