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The Guardsman

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Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served
Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner

Overview of The Guardsman

VIP Access

The Guardsman

5.0 star property
9.6 out of 10 Exceptional
9.6/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pet-friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
1 Vandon Street, Westminster, London, England, SW1H 0AH

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBuckingham Palace6 min walk
  • Popular LocationBig Ben12 min walk
  • Popular LocationHyde Park18 min walk
  • AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)40 min drive

Perks for members at select top-rated stays

Our Silver and Gold members get perks at select VIP Access properties, on top of exceptional service.
Silver tier member
A perk like food and drink extras, free breakfast, or parking credits
Gold tier member
Room upgrades when available, plus Silver perks

Room options

About this area


Located in London, The Guardsman is in the city centre. The British Museum and Natural History Museum are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Oxford Street and Westfield London Shopping Centre. Check out an event or a game at O2 Arena, and consider making time for London Eye, a top attraction not to be missed.

What's nearby

  • Buckingham Palace - 6 min walk
  • Westminster Abbey - 8 min walk
  • Big Ben - 12 min walk
  • Trafalgar Square - 18 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • St. James's Park Underground Station - 2 min walk
  • London Victoria Rail Station - 8 min walk
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 40 min drive


  • The Albert - 3 min walk
  • Joe & the Juice - 4 min walk
  • The Ivy Victoria - 3 min walk
  • Caffè Nero - 4 min walk
  • Chez Antoinette Victoria - 2 min walk

About this property

The Guardsman

5-star luxury hotel near Buckingham Palace
Near Big Ben and Trafalgar Square, The Guardsman provides a return airport shuttle, a free food/drink shopping service and a library. The on-site restaurant, The Drawing Room, features brunch. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar.
Other perks include:
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), concierge services and tour/ticket information
  • A front desk safe, a 24-hour front desk and smoke-free property
  • Multilingual staff, a porter/bellboy and free newspapers
Room features
All 59 individually furnished rooms offer comforts, such as 24-hour room service and laptop-compatible safes, as well as thoughtful touches, such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Children's slippers, children's books and childcare services
  • Heated floors, designer toiletries and showers
  • 40-cm Smart TVs with streaming services and premium channels
  • Electric kettles, heating and daily housekeeping

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:00 AM: GBP 24.50 for adults and GBP 24.50 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • The Drawing Room
  • The Dining Room
  • The Bar

Family friendly

  • Children's books
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Free food shopping service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Accessible airport shuttle
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible (may have limits)


  • Communal living room
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating (climate-controlled)


  • Dressing gowns
  • Children's dressing gowns
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated floor (bathroom)
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 40-cm smart TV
  • Digital channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Premium channels
  • Streaming services

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar


  • Children's slippers
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay for free
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: from approximately GBP 24.50 for adults and from GBP 24.50 for children
  • Airport shuttle fee: GBP 126 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
A car is not required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

The Guardsman Hotel
The Guardsman London
The Guardsman Hotel London

Frequently asked questions

Is The Guardsman pet-friendly?

Yes, dogs are allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at The Guardsman?

As of 31 May 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Guardsman on 4 Jun 2023 start from HK$3,402.54, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at The Guardsman?

This property doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at The Guardsman?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 4:00 AM. A fee applies for early check-in (subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Guardsman?

Checkout is at noon. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Does The Guardsman provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of GBP 126 per vehicle applies.

Where is The Guardsman located?

Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus are also within 1 mile (2 km). St. James's Park Underground Station is only a 2-minute walk and Victoria Underground Station is 9 minutes.




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10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Wonderful hotel, very friendly staff and walkable to most all the big attractions! We enjoyed it so much, we extended twice and we’re going back again!
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
This is a great location to walk to Buckingham Palace and to go see the Big Ben clock. We only had two hours of daylight during our overnight layover and were able to walk a good loop. I don’t know if it was due to the holiday but the area near the hotel was quiet and not a lot of night life. The pubs closed early. This feels more like a business hotel. The front desk wasn’t super helpful on places to eat.. otherwise fancy nice hotel. Good breakfast and I like the face and eye creams they give you before bed.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

Michaela Rose

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 4 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This hotel was amazing! Clean, near all the sites and the staff was great!
Stayed 5 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I stayed for a whole week and loved it. The hotel is in a great location, walking distance from Buckingham Palace, and Big Ben. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.
Stayed 6 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The Guardsman is a gem! Comfortable rooms with really cool features. Plush linens, amazing showers, and incredible staff. The location is great too! Under 10 min to buckingham palace or Westminster Abby. Great dining options and easy tune access.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Guardsman is an excellent property in a pperfect location. Toyour left Buckingham Palace and to right, Westminster Abbey Transport at your door with underfround, bus and even Westminster Pier, all easy 3 to 10minute walk. The hotel is excellent. The room has everything you need and probably the most comfortable bed ive slept in. Staff friendly and keen to help and assist you. Each night the girl would turn my bed and leave a bottle of water Fruit basket on arrival was great touch. Will be back
Stayed 4 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Fabulous hotel. Highly recommend a stay there. Staff is superb. Decor is excellent.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Our week long stay at The Guardsman was fabulous. The staff was very accommodating and helpful, with restaurant recommendations and assisting in booking a tour. The rooms are comfortable and well-equipped. Our experience with their service of the afternoon Coronation tea was delightful and well worth it. Special shout out to Mohammed, Giuseppe, and Bart. And the bartender makes a delicious martini! m Thank you for making our vacation so memorable.
Stayed 7 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

Cheryl, Rehoboth Beach

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The Guardsman provided an upscale experience in a modern setting, within walking distance to Buckingham Palace. A quiet neighborhood but still close to pubs and restaurants. Lots of high tech gadgets. Loved the mirrored TV! Would have preferred the night light in the bathroom instead of underneath the armoire. Overall, great experience!
Stayed 5 nights in May 2023