Europe for Visitors - Home
Home  Main Index Tour Europe by Ship About Us

Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill

photo LEFT: Breakfast, drinks, and snacks are served in the Regency Club lounge on The Churchill's 8th floor.

A 5-star hotel on Portman Square

by Durant and Cheryl Imboden

Hyatt Regency London · The Churchill is a luxury hotel on Portman Square in London's West End, two blocks from Selfridge's on Oxford Street and an equal distance from the Marble Arch underground stop at Hyde Park. (See location map.)

Although The Churchill has a modern exterior and was built in 1970, its interior decor is in a traditional British style not unlike that of a London townhouse. Since the mid-1990s, the hotel's management has invested more than £17 million in new guest facilities, air conditioning, and other renovations. (Its name was InterContinental - The Churchill at the time this review was written in 2003.)

Regency Club

The Club InterContinental on the eighth and ninth floors is a worthwhile upgrade from The Churchill's business and deluxe rooms. Its attractively decorated double rooms and suites are augmented by a comfortable reception and check-in lobby, a small private meeting room, and a spacious lounge that's open from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The lounge provides an English and American breakfast buffet, afternoon tea, canapés during the cocktail hour, drinks or snacks from an all-day bar, newspapers, and a CD and video library at no extra charge.

There's also a free Internet terminal in the Club InterContinental reception area, and club guests can borrow cellular phones while staying at the hotel.

Next page: Restaurants, Web link

In this article:
Hotel, Regency Club Restaurants, Web link Location map

Also see:
Other London travel articles at Europe for Visitors

"Best of the Web"
- Forbes and The Washington Post


Our most popular topics:

  • Europe (Index)
  • Paris
  • Venice
  • Rome
  • Germany
  • Cruises in Europe

Partner ad:

Auto Europe Car Rental

Need a car for a longer trip?

Short-term Car Leasing
If you live outside the EU, a tax-free Renault or Peugeot tourist car lease can be cheaper than renting for visits of 21+ days. Minimum driver age is 18, there' s no upper age limit, and rates include insurance.


More travel advice: