Cavendish Hotel London: History, Style And Location
Located in Bloomsbury, which is said to be the literary capitol of the world, the Cavendish Hotel London caters to both tourists and businessmen alike. Hotel Cavendish is a 4-star central London hotel, also known as “The Cavendish London.” With nearly 200 years of history, Hotel Cavendish has survived poor management, mounting debts, decline, and even a World War II air raid.
Hotel Cavendish is referenced as opening in the early 1800s as “Miller’s Hotel”. However, in 1836 it was renamed “The Cavendish” and was bought in 1902 by Rosa Lewis, a popular socialite of her time. Rosa originally placed her husband, Excelsior Tyrel Chiney Lewis, and Laura, his sister, in charge of managing the hotel. This turned out to be a very bad idea as Mr. Lewis was said to have an addiction to alcohol which led the hotel deep into debt. Not being a woman to put up with such nonsense, Rosa divorced her husband and decided to run the hotel on her own. The hotel’s four buildings were turned into one under her direction.
During both World Wars, Rosa turned hotel into a social first aid centre for the servicemen. Though present in the hotel during an air raid on May 15, 1941, Rosa escaped unharmed. The hotel suffered major damage, but continued to function. Rosa went to live in a nursing home after falling ill in 1944. Edith Jeffrey, a friend of Rosa’s, was left in charge of the hotel. Upon Jeffrey’s death in 1962, the old Hotel Cavendish was no more. In July of 1966 the Cavendish Hotel was reborn in modern style and still thrives today. In fact, recently it was the first hotel to receive a Gold Grading in Green Tourism in London.
Style, Comfort and Convenience
With its 230 newly renovated and refurbished Georgian style rooms designed by popular designer Wendy Purser-Horne, Hotel Cavendish offers its patrons style and comfort. Here one can choose from single, double, twin, and family rooms to meet any traveling need. Rooms come standard with televisions complete with satellite channels, telephones, wireless Internet, hairdryers, a writing desk, tea and coffee makers as well as complimentary toiletries. The Cavendish also offers 15 floors, placing it significantly higher than other buildings in the area and giving visitors a spectacular view of the London skyline.
Hotel Cavendish is the ideal place to stay in London for its prime location. There is plenty to see and do within walking and driving distance of this lavish hotel. Whether one enjoys science, history, or popular culture, there is something near Hotel Cavendish for everyone. It is located a short walk away from the British Library and the British Museum, as well as Oxford Street. Within 15 minutes one can also reach the Covent Garden Market, Regents Park, London Zoo and West End Theatres. Buses and taxis also frequent the hotel to take tourists to other points of interest in London such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Aquarium, the London Dungeon, the London Planetarium, the Tower of London and Madame Tussaud’s. Its location on Jermyn Street also makes this hotel close to the best gentleman’s shopping in town from clothes, to barbers, to boot makers.
Cavendish Hotel London is an excellent choice in place to stay while vacationing or attending to business in the London area. Families and single travelers alike will appreciate its rich history, stunning skyline views and prime location. Anyone considering a London vacation should consider the luxury of the Cavendish for their accommodations.
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