One Aldwych is an enchanting seven-sfloor boutique hotel in the heart of London’s theater district with the sites along the Thames River in walking distance.
Notable for its Edwardian architecture, the One Aldwych was built in white stone by the same architects who designed the Ritz hotels in London and Paris. The first sight that greets guests as they enter the lobby is a vast bronze sculpture. known as the Boatman with Oars, which is just one of 400 modern artworks scattered throughout the hotel and 105 guest rooms.
However, that’s not all. Below the hotel proper is a screening room which shows movies on most weekends and a one-of-a-kind swimming pool that is one of the few aquatic facilities to be situated in downtown London. The 18-meter pool pipes music underwater so guests can hear music while swimming. As part of an eco-friendly initiative to reduce the hotel’s chemical footprint, the pool is also chlorine-free. To top it off, the hotel has a spa with a sauna, steam room, decent-sized fitness center and three massage rooms.
In terms of being green, One Aldwych pushes the envelope of eco-friendly tourism despite being hampered by the strict planning and zoning laws of central London. The hotel has implemented a few significant capital projects such as LED lighting, a vacuum drainage system which has led to massive reduction in water use, and a buying policy on electrical goods that takes the environment into account. Few hotels in London are greener.