Where to Stay in St. James’s and Piccadilly

Make your trip to the St. James’s and Piccadilly area extra special by staying with London Connection. With over 35 years of offering serviced accommodations ranging from economical to luxury, London Connection offers all the benefits of a quality hotel along with the added comforts of home. Contact London Connection to book one of their serviced vacation rental apartments in several different St. James’s and Piccadilly locations:

Where is St. James’s?

St. James’s and the Piccadilly neighborhoods make up a central district in the City of Westminster, to form London’s West End. Located in the same district as the Buckingham Palace, home to the Queen of England, this exclusive residential area is rich in both history and fashion.

Surrounded by upbeat, trendy districts like Strand, Mayfair, Westminster, and Knightsbridge, St. James’s and Piccadilly offer the perfect location for visitors eager to see all that London has to offer.  The district is also home to two tube stations, St. James’s and Green Park, and is within close walking distance of other important stations like Piccadilly Circus, Victoria, and Charing Cross.

The History of St. James’s and Piccadilly

Located in the heart of downtown London, the history of St. James’s and Piccadilly Road are rich and far reaching. In the 12th Century, the area was dedicated as a leper hospital to Saint James the Less, a site that is now occupied by St. James’s Palace. After the 1530’s, when Henry VIII built St. James’s Palace, the area quickly became London’s Centre of Fashion. For more than 300 years, the palace was used as one of London’s principal residences for royalty and continues, to this day, to be used as a working Palace as the Court’s official headquarters. It wasn’t until the late 1660’s when Charles III started transforming the surrounding land into aristocratic residential neighborhood by adding the Clarence House and three more royal palaces.

Today St. James’s and the Piccadilly district are home to large, commercial headquarters like BP Oil and the Rio Tinto group. However, the old, unchanged streets and historic architecture flood the area with character and original beauty.

Things to do in St. James’s and Piccadilly

Known for its royal residencies, a must-do while visiting the St. James’s and Piccadilly area is to take a walking tour of the three close-by palaces. First, stop by the Westminster Palace, commonly known as the House of Parliament where you can take trip 900-years back in history. Secondly, tour around St. James’s Palace, where some of the most important events in Royal History have taken place.

End your palace tour with a stop at Buckingham Palace, the place that London’s sovereigns have called home since 1837 and served as the administrative headquarters of the Monarch.

Wouldn’t it be fun to walk through the streets of Piccadilly and other nearby areas even before you arrive? You can do just that with Thomas Moore, the founder of London Connection, in this 11 minute video. You will better understand the charming streets and shop owners. Enjoy!

Be “In-The-Know” While Visiting St. James’s and Piccadilly

Because of the area’s exclusive location, prices around the St. James’s and Piccadilly area can be relatively high compared to surrounding locations. Many attractions are open to the public and, for a price, can be toured at your leisure. While the inside of these buildings are definitely remarkable, the beauty of the architecture is just as remarkable on the outside. Walking around this district is easy, and with various tube stations also in close proximity, you can easily access other wonderful parts of London.

When it comes to St. James’s and Piccadilly Vacation Rentals, no one does it better than London Connection. Browse our various locations and call or click to book your stay, today.

2-167 Pall Mall | St. James

Beds: 3

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

Tubestop: Piccadilly Circus

From: $277
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This flat is in the heart of St. James’s, directly across the street from every major private club in London, with St. James’s Park just through the block. Marlborough House, Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Trafalgar Square, Waterloo Place, and Carlton Terrace are within 2-3 minutes from this accommodation. Piccadilly Circus is just up the street. This is an ideal location. The property itself is in an 1837 stone building, completed in the year Queen Victoria came to the throne. It is in wonderful condition and is smart and filled with atmosphere everywhere.

The flat is on the 4th floor with a small PRIVATE LIFT to the property. There is a mirrored entrance hall with polished wood floors. The LIVING ROOM is large with a beautiful window, comfortable seating, decorative fireplace, and a DINING room table. The KITCHEN is built in to the north end of the room. The kitchen has a washer/dryer, convection oven/microwave, electric hob, and refrigerator. The kitchen area is absolutely new and has just been redone to a good standard. The MASTER BEDROOM has a UK Super King size bed and is very quiet because the room has double glazing. It is a lovely, large bed. The SECOND BEDROOM has two single beds. The BATHROOM has a shower over the tub, wash hand basin, and loo. This property is ideal for clients wanting to be in the heart of it all. It is so convenient. You can walk to the National Gallery in five minutes. The standard of the property is excellent, but the location is simply amazing. High speed wireless internet is included along with Cable/satellite TV.  Property is designated non-smoking.

3-33 Haymarket | Piccadilly

Beds: 3

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Tubestop: Piccadilly Circus

From: $448
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This is exciting, believe me! To stay in a 3-bedroom accommodation in the heart of Haymarket for a visit to London has to be fabulous. Her Majesty’s Theater is just down the street. Theatre Royal is just a few doors down from this flat. One evening, you can see PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and the next evening you must see Ralph Fiennes in the TEMPEST–all just out your door. Wander to your corner and turned left, and you will be right in the heart of Piccadilly Circus; turn right and you are in Leicester Square. For theater people, you are right in the midst of it all–and I mean all. THIS IS THE REAL LONDON where you can walk everywhere, avoiding taxi costs and long tube rides. Exciting stuff.

The accommodation itself is on the first floor, one flight of stairs, over a very historic shop. There are three bedrooms, built in cupboards, and lots of light. The MASTER BEDROOM is to the back of the building and has a UK Super King size bed and an EN SUITE BATHROOM–perfect! The SECOND AND THIRD BEDROOMS are UK King size beds and share the SECOND BATHROOM which has shower, tub, wash hand basin, and loo. The KITCHEN is fantastic with all machines including washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster–everything. There is a great deal of work space. The LOUNGE has been redone; it is a large space, lots of light, comfortable furniture, and interesting wall photos of London. It is colorful and very comfortable and the sofa has a foldaway bed. Even though you are in the heart of London, you will not realize this when inside the property because all the windows have double glazing. Wow! This is a fabulous opportunity. Open the door, and there is London, ready for a visit. When considering the budget, size, and incredible location, this is an outstanding option. I love it. Really exciting. High speed wireless internet is included. Property is designated non-smoking.