The Sofitel London Saint James is housed in a former bank (with a listed façade). Those in the know will notice certain details from this period in the lobby. Others will turn their attention to the floral decor (vases in a variety of materials, tall exotic or seasonal flowers, etc.): it has even been awarded for its originality.
A word of warning: as the hotel is much in demand during festival and conference periods, it is often fully booked outside of the school holidays. If this is the case, try to have tea there (in the pleasant, floral print library-lounge), or even lunch or dinner.
If you are coming as a family (2 adults and 1 child), request a deluxe room (20 m²) or above so that there is enough space for an additional bed. Standard rooms are not spacious enough for this (16m²).
The rooms are very comfortably fitted out and it is not necessary to select a room "with a view" (deluxe, executive or suite), except for in the summer so that you can open the window. The view gives on to Piccadilly Circus and the surrounding area edged with old, tree-shaded buildings.