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PARK PLAZA SHERLOCK HOLMES, Baker St., Marylebone

At-a-Glance Guide

4*, de luxe
119 bedrooms inc 2 suites
bar, AA Rosette restaurant, private dining
lounge with open fires
gym, sauna, steam room, beauty treatments
weddings/events/meetings
*MURDER MYSTERY EVENTS*
Check in / out: 2pm / 12am


PARK PLAZA SHERLOCK HOLMES, Baker St., Marylebone

THE PAST:

The old Georgian building now occupied by the Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes Hotel is also known as Bedford House - after the Bedford College for Women, which moved to this address, from 47 Bedford Square, in 1874. It was originally four separate houses - numbered 8, 9, 10 and 11 - in a row of Georgian houses built around the 1790s on what was then called York Place. They were owned or rented by upper-middle-class residents.
Number 8 York Place was once the home of Cardinal Wiseman who, in 1850, became the first Archbishop of Westminster. He died in that house and, as his memorial, the Catholic community in London built Westminster Cathedral. Following his death, the second Archbishop of Westminster - Cardinal Manning – lived at number 8 until 1873.

The Bedford College for Women occupied Bedford House, with Number 8 as its main entrance, from 1874 until 1913. In the late 1920s, it became the headquarters of the YWCA. At around this time, York Place lost its name, to become a further extension of Baker Street, and the building gained its current address: 108 Baker Street. At various times during the 20th Century, the ground floor served as a jeweller’s, a post office, a restaurant and a phone retailer.

In World War Two, the building was temporarily used as a hospital. In 1953, the YWCA returned, and made it their Headquarters; 13 years later, ever-increasing running and maintenance costs forced them to move out. Bedford House was then left empty until the establishment of the Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes Hotel, which opened in 2001.

THE PRESENT:

This intimate, de luxe hotel seamlessly marries traditional elegance with contemporary style. It offers a very calm, very comfortable and very convenient central London base, and is equally well-located for for business or leisure travellers. A wide range of services is available, including concierge and luggage porters , multi-lingual staff, foreign currency exchange, 24-hour room service, wake-up calls, express check-in and check-out, baggage storage. Complimentary Wi-fi is available in public areas and bedrooms. Guests have access to the hotel gym; and a sauna, steam room and selection of beauty treatments and massages is offered at the Aurora mini-spa.

THE PLACE FOR YOU?

Yes, if you are looking for full-service luxury in an intimate ambience at a central London address, conveniently located for business, shopping and sightseeing. Oxford Street, Madame Tussaud’s and Regent’s Park are all within easy walking distance – and Wembley Stadium is a short journey from nearby Baker Street station, making this hotel an excellent choice for a stay linked to a concert or sports event. The Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes holds regular murder-mystery events. (Scroll down for details.) It’s also a good choice for families: children under 12 stay free when sharing a room with two adults; for those aged 12 and over, a supplement of £30, plus VAT, per night is charged. Cots and high chairs are available, as is an overnight guest laundry service.

THE PROPERTY IN DETAIL:

RELAXING
Cosy Sherlock’s Lounge, set at the rear of the building, has two open fires.

EATING & DRINKING
Trendy, casual Sherlock's Bar & Grill is light, bright and front-facing, and offers a wide selection of beverages and quality light meals, as well as coffee and tea. There is al fresco seating for fine days, and when it’s colder, the full bar menu can be served by the fire in Sherlock’s Lounge.

The more intimate and pleasingly relaxed AA Rosette Sherlock’s Grill (closed on Sunday evenings) serves modern European cuisine, and features Mediterranean-influenced signature dishes using fresh, organic ingredients. The main method of cooking is the charcoal grill and mesquite wood-burning oven - a prime feature of the restaurant’s open-plan dining concept.

For those who prefer to dine in the comfort and privacy of their room, 24-hour room service is available, and offers the full a la carte menu throughout the day, plus a tempting 24-hour menu featuring a wide selection of freshly prepared, light, hot and cold meals.

SLEEPING
Following a recent, design-led refurbishment, all 119 beautifully decorated bedrooms feature state-of-the-art technology, including Wireless Internet throughout (at a charge), modem data ports, international power sockets for UK, EU, and US appliances, telephone with two lines, a work desk and laptop safe, as well as cable TV and movies-on-demand, mini-bar, coffee- and tea-making facilities, a quality hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Baby cots are available on request, as are fold-away beds, for which charges apply. Stylish bathrooms come with frosted glass sliding doors to maximise the space within. All rooms are non-smoking.

Superior Rooms feature one double bed or two single beds.
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Executive Rooms offer double or twin beds. These rooms also include one hour of complimentary broadband access, and a complimentary newspaper. Extra sofa-beds are available by prior arrangement and subject to availability.
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Executive Studios have comfortable lounge areas, upgraded bathroom amenities and cordless telephones. Some rooms have four-poster beds. These rooms also include one hour of complimentary broadband access and a complimentary newspaper.
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With over 50 square metres of space, the hotel’s two Loft Suites are stunning, double-height galleried suites featuring separate bedroom and living areas, floor-to-ceiling windows, stylish wooden floors and luxurious bathrooms on both levels – one on the ground floor for guests; and one upstairs with a deep, roll-top bathtub and double walk-in shower. There is a king –size bed and also a CD player.
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Children under the age of 12 years are accommodated free of charge when sharing a room with two adults. Those aged 12 and older will be charged a supplement of £30, plus VAT, per night.

MURDER MYSTERY PARTY PACKAGE - from £63pp plus VAT
The Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes London has teamed up with West End Events to offer regular evenings of interactive mystery and comedy entertainment, with dinner included. Ideal for corporate evenings, for a special birthday or just for fun, you can organise a private dinner for a date and time to suit you, or choose to attend a shared event; these run bi-monthly from May to November, and on key dates during December.
As guests gather for a glass of chilled prosecco, the actors introduce the characters and set the scene for The Curse of the B'stadvilles. With no direct heir, Lord B'stadville invites his feuding family, plus friends and neighbours to gather for a dinner at which he will name someone as successor to his estate. But amongst them and the servants, there’s a murderer who has other plans... Who will inherit? Who will die? Who will survive the evening with their honour intact? Only master detective Sherlock Holmes can solve the case.
After the murder has taken place, guests go through to the dining room to enjoy a three-course gala dinner. Prizes are awarded to the Super Sleuths at around 9.30pm, then the resident DJ takes over for dancing until late.
The package includes a Welcome glass of prosecco, three-course dinner with coffee , interactive murder mystery performed by professional actors, clue packs, prizes and disco until 12pm. Accommodation is booked separately; rates start from £160 per double.
For more information, and to book online for the shared Murder Mysteries at the Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes Hotel, visit the West End Events website.


No SPA BUT…
...the recently refurbished Aurora beauty treatment room offers facials, massages, manicures, pedicures and other treatments.

There is also a modern and stylish Health Club on the lower ground floor, in which guests can work out or relax. Facilities include cardiovascular equipment, free weights with a weight bench and exercise mat, changing room with shower, sauna and steam room.

OUTDOORS
Recreation opportunities available nearby include jogging in Regent's Park or Hyde Park (both are 400 m away; tennis in Regent's Park (400 m away) and swimming at LA Fitness Centre (200 m away).

WEDDINGS, CELEBRATIONS & EVENTS
The hotel has all the space needed for a beautiful wedding ceremony – same-sex marriages included - for up to 40 guests. Larger ceremonies may be held at the nearby Old Marylebone Town Hall Register Office, with a reception for up to 100 guests back at the Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes. The hotel's executive chef can create a bespoke menu from the finest seasonal ingredients, whether a buffet or a more formal, seated lunch or dinner in Sherlock's Grill is required.

Experienced events organisers will plan your big day down to the last detail. For the perfect end to a wonderful day, the wedding couple can retreat to the tranquillity a split-level loft suite, where a relaxing rose-petal bath and a chilled bottle of champagne await them.

The hotel can also baby showers, christenings, graduations, and children's birthday parties. A compassionate approach is taken in arranging funeral wakes. The elegant Lounge is suitable for receptions, and for private dinners for up to 70 people. For more intimate occasions, there are six beautiful rooms, perfectly sized for up to 20 people dining. The hotel provides a wide variety of menu options - from canapes and buffets to a la carte menus created by the Executive Head Chef. The dedicated banqueting team will tailor-makes menus, schedules and pricing plans to match your event.
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BUSINESS
The hotel is conveniently located for meetings and conferences, being two minutes’ walk from Baker Street underground station, which serves the Circle, Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee and Metropolitan lines, five minutes’ walk from Marylebone Station and also close to Paddington Station, for the Heathrow Express fast rail link to Heathrow Airport, and St Pancras International for Eurostar services.

The dedicated Meetings & Events team will ensure that your event runs flawlessly. There are seven function rooms, four of which offer natural daylight. The Doyle suites on the lower ground floor can host larger conferences. Occupancy is dictated by the room layout required.

Boardroom 1 = 40.5 sq. metres, maximum occupancy 65 people.

Boardroom 2 = 20.3 sq. metres, maximum occupancy 24 people.

Boardroom 3 = 23.1 sq. metres, maximum occupancy 24 people.

The Study = 26.5 sq. metres, maximum occupancy 32 people.

Doyle 1 = 30.7 sq. metres, maximum occupancy 39 people.

Doyle 2 = 20.3 sq. metres, maximum occupancy 16 people.

Doyle 3 = 46.2 sq. metres, maximum occupancy 80 people.

All function rooms are equipped with the most modern technology, including state-of-the-art facilities, such as audiovisual and technical equipment, multiple telephone lines and high-speed Internet Access (Wireless and Ethernet).

The Lounge is ideal for meetings or meeting break-outs, as well as receptions and corporate events, and private dining for up to 70 guests.
The hotel provides a wide variety of menu options - from canapes and buffets to a la carte menus created by the Executive Head Chef. The dedicated banqueting team will tailor-makes menus, schedules and pricing plans to match your event.
Please use the BOOK NOW button or the MAKE AN ENQUIRY button below to contact the hotel’s dedicated Meetings & Events Team

GETTING THERE
The Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes is a short walk from Baker Street underground station.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 24km from the hotel. Drive-time is 30-45 minutes and by taxi costs around £55. The Heathrow Express runs from Paddington Station, which is 5 minutes from the hotel by taxi. The train journey costs £15.50.

London Gatwick Aiport (LGW) is 60km from the hotel. Drive-time is 65 minutes and by taxi costs around £90. The Gatwick Express runs from Victoria Station, which is 15 minutes from the hotel by taxi. The train journey costs £14.90.

London City Airport LCY) is 16km from the hotel. Drive-time is 35 minutes and by taxi costs around £55. A shuttle bus runs from the airport to Canary Wharf on the Jubilee underground line, which you can then take, travelling west, to Baker Street.

NB All fares and journey times are approximate and are based on a one-way journey.

The hotel’s Concierge desk can arrange airport transfers to and from the airport; prices start from £40 to London Heathrow.

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