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Stylish bar called 'The 40 Elephants' inside the Great Scotland Yard Hotel

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Grand red brick exterior of the Great Scotland Yard hotel
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Great Scotland Yard

Situated immediately adjacent to Whitehall, in the heart of Westminster, stands the newly renovated Great Scotland Yard Hotel. This grand Edwardian building, previously serving as the Central Detective Unit for the Metropolitan Police, is now outfitted with two bars, a tearoom, a restaurant and 152 lavishly decorated rooms and suites. With an overarching cops ’n’ robbers design theme, it’s obvious that no corners were cut in paying homage to the building’s investigative past. There are also more than 150 unique works of art on display throughout, as well as bespoke design details right down to the ‘moustache’ coat hooks. With the Thames and St James’ Park on your doorstep, as well as almost every major London landmark, Great Scotland Yard Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the capital.

Despite its central location, Great Scotland Yard manages to create a pocket of tranquillity in the heart of the city. This, plus the premium king-size beds, ensures a truly blissful night’s sleep. 

Ask a member of staff to show you to Sibin, the hotel’s secret whisky bar. This private spot, among a sea of crystal and glass, is the perfect environment to enjoy an after-dinner cocktail.

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