The Hazlitt’s is the ideal base in the heart of London’s cosmopolitan Theatreland, with an intimate charm no large hotel can match.
The Hazlitt’s occupies a group of historic houses in Frith Street, Soho Square. In 1718 there were no modern conveniences, but the hotel has updated the plumbing, installed bathrooms and replaced most of the candles with electricity.
“At Hazlitt’s our philosophy is simple. We have set out to create the kind of accommodation we ourselves would love to find in the heart of one of the world’s great cities. Civilised surroundings; old-fashioned hospitality; friendly, efficient service; a location away from the roar of traffic, but within a very short walk of the most important attractions”.
Whether it’s tickets to a top London show, a table at the most fashionable restaurant or admission to an exclusive London club we are only too happy to pull a few strings and try to get you what you want. The Library has a working fireplace, comfortable furnishings and plenty to read. There is an honesty bar where you can relax or entertain friends.
The Hazlitts offers 24 hour room service, same day dry cleaning and laundry service. They can arrange transport to pick you up from the airport.
All 30 rooms at Hazlitt’s today are named after 18th and early 19th century residents or visitors to the house. The bedrooms have Wi-Fi, telephones and satellite television unobtrusively installed.
The rooms are traditional, with original panelled walls and mellow, unpretentious old furniture, pictures and rugs. The croissants are baked fresh every morning. A comfortable room in elegant surroundings, a location second to none: no wonder Hazlitt’s is such a favourite with stage, film and media people from all over the world.
Henry, 13th Baron Willoughby of Farnham, lived at No 6 Frith Street from 1768 to 1775. His is a luxurious ground floor suite, with a bedroom and private sitting room, separated by French doors. The sitting room has its original 18th Century fireplace, sofa, armchairs and bureau bookcase. The bedroom has a carved oak bed at the foot of which stands a large mahogany compactum. Behind the heavy silk curtains are the original folding shutters. In the bathroom stands a late Victorian bathing machine. The room is air-conditioned and has complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen television, Blu-ray player, stereo, mini bar, safe and REN toiletries.
Teresa Cornelys was a famous 18th Century Soho courtesan, well bred, good looking and always beautifully dressed according to those who enjoyed her favours. Her room is just as she would have wished, with her portrait gazing down on you, a huge bed decorated with rich fabrics and hand carved gilded cherubs. A dressing table guaranteed to bring joy to any female heart is concealed behind panelling next to the fireplace. The adjoining private sitting room is perfect for a discreet liaison. The bathroom, approached by its own staircase, has an elegant Louis XV vanity unit and a period bathing machine which, as well as a generous bath and shower, incorporates a facility cunningly arranged to squirt water on demand onto unexpected portions of your anatomy. The room is air-conditioned, has complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen television, Blu-ray player, stereo, mini bar, safe, antique desk and REN toiletries.
Duke of Monmouth
The renegade Duke, Soho Square’s most notorious resident, was beheaded in 1685 for leading a rebellion against the King, his uncle. He would have felt very much at home in this spectacular two storey suite incorporating a grand and spacious bedroom, an intimate sitting room with a working fireplace and a garden with a sliding glass roof which allows you to enjoy it even on a typical London summer’s day! The sitting room and garden are accessible without passing through the bedroom – ideal for entertaining friends or business associates during your stay. You’ll find it hard to resist sharing the vast marble bath, filled with water from the beak of a life sized eagle. The room is air-conditioned and has complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen television, Blu-ray player, stereo, mini bar, safe, ornate antique desk and REN toiletries.
About the name
William Hazlitt (born 1778) started life as a painter, but soon turned into essay writing for the popular ritical magazines and quarterlies of the day.
He was the son of a clergyman who had founded the Unitarian church in Boston, Massachusetts. Apart from him essays, Hazlitt published a four-volume life of his hero, Napoleon. He died on the 18th September 1830 at No. 6 Firth Street, Soho Square, now world famous as Hazlitt’s.
About the location
Soho Square was the most fashionable address in London in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Among the early occupants of Nos. 6 and 7 Frith Street were Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, the 13th Baron Willoughby and the Prussian Resident, who was a sort of honorary consul. The Duke of Monmouth lived next door until he lost his head in 1665.
6 Frith Street,
London W1D 3JA