Square Mile visit: where should you stay in The City?


Don’t be fooled, the City of London (or The City, as locals like to refer to it) attracts every kind of visitor. As the financial hub of not just the UK capital but the entire UK itself, it’s always been a major business destination ever since the first traders, lenders and bankers were established here centuries ago.

Nowadays, though, thanks to the thriving commercial nature of the so-called ‘Square Mile’, it’s also established itself as an important cultural district – or, at least, a part of the city bordered by different districts renowned for their arts, nightlife and retail credentials, such as Shoreditch, Hackney, Brick Lane and Stratford. In short, The City – while it’s a bustling, fascinatingly lively part of town in itself – serves as the perfect gateway to the diverse treasures of East London.

London Stay

But should you find yourself drawn to visiting The City either for work or merely for leisure (perhaps you want to take a short-break in London and fancy the idea of staying in the area), where should you choose? Just like anywhere in the capital, there’s an almost overwhelming amount of hotels to wade through here in order to make your choice; in order to find the one that’s right for you. Well, have you considered London City Suites by Montcalm?

Blending the traditional with the contemporary, our hotel in the City of London – which, once upon a time, served as grand London townhouses – is a fine reflection of the city’s old-fashioned, charismatic elegance, but at the same time urban luxury’s complemented by our suites that are fitted out with state-of-the-art amenities, such as Broadband and Wi-Fi Internet access, LCD flat-screen TVs with international satellite channels and en-suite bathrooms with rain showers. Moreover, our sister property The Montcalm at The Brewery London City – which is located just across the road – is the place to head for a haven of utter relaxation, boasting a sauna and steam rooms, as well as a fully-furnished fitness centre that’s available to our guests 24-hours a day.

However, there’s more to why London City Suites Chiswell Street are perfect for both business and leisure travellers – our guest packages. Located, as we are, on the cusp of East London (within walking distance of Liverpool Street mainline train station and the Clerkenwell and Barbican areas), who could turn down our ‘Luxury Shopping Experience’, the centrepiece of which sates the desires of the shopaholic in all of us; a shopping voucher worth £50 at the breath-taking Westfield Shopping mall in Stratford.

Meanwhile, our ‘Executive Stay Package’ is specially designed for those visiting and staying in London for work, enabling them to make the most of our comfortable environs after a busy day of meetings thanks to a complimentary breakfast and a complimentary bottle of wine. Sounds good? If so, you know where to head – Chiswell Street on the edge of The City for London City Suites by The Montcalm, the perfect place for your stay in the capital, whatever the nature of your visit.