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Our story

Proudly independent for
four generations.

A creative house hosting London’s emerging artists and city explorers since 1975.

From Iggy Pop to The Gallagher brothers, Amy Winehouse to Stereophonics, we’ve been home to artists on the road for four decades. Known for our relaxed attitude to the kind of after-show antics of our former guests, we’ve even had songs written about us. Today we’re no different to when we started out. We’re a family-run business – no corporate blueprint or outside investors. Which means we can focus on what we do best: fairly-priced rooms alongside relaxed and generous hospitality in the heart of central London.

We’re not a new design hotel with waterfall showers and Roberts radios, we’re the same today as we’ve always been: a simple stay in central London (with a few mod cons like super fast Wi-Fi and hot showers). Sure, we could’ve refurbed and charged £300 a night, but we didn’t want to create another unaffordable luxury hotel on Hyde Park.

The Columbia is a place for everyone, from our open all-day public spaces to our random mix of rooms that you won’t find in other hotels. Stay with us and enjoy a bit of Victorian grandeur, 70s charm, quality food and drink and a curated events programme including listening nights, DJ sets, exhibitions and more.

Host your own party in our private hire rooms day or night. And if you’re more artist, less muse, get in touch to join our ongoing artist residency programme.

From five townhouses for the Victorian elite to the home of musicians on the rise to fame. This building is packed with history.

A park-side residence for opium dealers, merchants and generals, to a war-time Red Cross hospital run by Lady Randolph Churchill, a stint as an Air Force officers’ club in the 60s and the hotel of choice for bands on the rise from the 80s to the early 00s. We’re proud of our spirited past.