London serviced apartments don’t get more centrally located than in Leicester Square – the capital’s bright and buzzing homage to film and theatre.
Clarendon’s serviced apartments in Leicester Square
If living in the centre of London’s thriving metropolis is what you’re looking for, it doesn’t get much closer than Leicester Square, the bustling neon-lit piazza right in the middle of the West End. With roads leading off it to Covent Garden, Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross, it’s a nucleus of media and tourist activity, with buskers and street performers jostling for position amongst the restaurants and bars spilling out onto the streets. Most famous for its towering cinemas, which regularly host film premieres and red carpet events, Leicester Square is a favourite of visitors to the city, welcoming in 250,000 of them each day. Corporate serviced apartments in Leicester Square put you on the doorstep of all this activity whilst still offering a haven to return to come nightfall.
Clarendon’s top tips for living in Leicester Square
Despite first impressions, Leicester Square isn’t all bright lights and crowds. A closer look unearths hidden gems such as the Swiss Glockenspiel – a gift from Switzerland and Lichtenstein that chimes each afternoon – and right in the centre you’ll also find a statue of William Shakespeare keeping an eye on things. To witness a quieter side to Leicester Square, head down early in the morning before the tourists descend and grab breakfast at one of neighbouring Soho’s multiple cafes and coffee shops. Residents of long stay serviced apartments in Leicester Square will particularly appreciate the fact that it’s pedestrianised, making it easy to walk around.
Clarendon’s guide to living in Leicester Square
Entertainment is what Leicester Square is most famous for, so visitors won’t be short of things to do in their free time. Lovers of cinema are spoilt for choice: from sprawling multiplexes to back alley art houses, everything from mainstream blockbusters to indie foreign films are shown here. Quiet contemplation can be enjoyed at the National Gallery, which is just down the road and offers respite from screen time. For those staying at serviced apartments in Leicester Square, fresh air can be found in nearby St James’ Park, which is alive with walkers, runners and sunbathers whenever the weather takes a sunnier turn.
Follow the red lanterns and find yourself in London’s very own Chinatown, home to the city’s largest Chinese population. Alive with Chinese culture, food and art, it offers residents of corporate accommodation in Leicester Square some of the best food in the country. Look out for the street signs as well, which are written in both English and Chinese characters.
A champion of LGBT culture, Soho makes a wonderful neighbourhood for weekend sojourns, with several record shops, independent boutiques and street food restaurants waiting to be explored.
Clarendon’s verdict on living in Leicester Square
Each of Clarendon’s properties in Leicester Square has been specifically chosen for its prime location, proximity to local transport links and comfortable and stylish amenities, making them ideal for long term stays and relocations. Our apartments enjoy the buzz of central London life whilst also offering a peaceful haven from the noise and excitement that brings.