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Last updated: 31 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Sarah Barrell

Convenience is the key to Mimi’s success: a central Soho hotel that’s both affordable, chic and right in the thick of things.

Set on the corner of Frith and Bateman Streets, the entrance on the former leads to the hotel’s lively bar, Henson’s, popular with locals and visitors alike (and where guests take their modest breakfast), while the Bateman Street entrance leads to reception.

Rooms are on the small side, but all have good bathrooms, and cosy velvety boudoir-style furnishings.

With underfloor heating and high-tech soundproofing, the hustle and bustle of Soho is left outside the door, making this the perfect base if you want to make the most of London’s nightlife, while still getting some sleep.

Surrounding area

Right on the corner of Frith and Bateman streets, Mimi’s is in the heart of Soho – a lattice of streets lined with Victorian buildings that house restaurants, bars and apartments above.

Soho is always busy, often till the early hours of the morning, and has a surprisingly village-y feel, in spite of its location at the heart of the West End.

The shops of Oxford Street and Bond Street are within dashing distance, while the West End theatres are pretty much on the doorstep.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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London, United Kingdom (UK)[0.6 miles]

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National Gallery

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Best for ages: 18+ | Free

British Museum

London, United Kingdom (UK)[0.7 miles]

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Best for ages: 6+ | Free

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Royal Academy of Arts

London, United Kingdom (UK)[0.7 miles]

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Best for ages: 18+ | Free

Exterior view of the grand building surrounding a large square

Somerset House

London, United Kingdom (UK)[1.1 miles]

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Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Exterior view of front facade with people walking in front

SEA LIFE London Aquarium

London, United Kingdom (UK)[1.6 miles]

London’s impressive aquarium, set on the South Bank, home to hundreds of species of fish and a selection of sharks.

Best for ages: Any | £27

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