Colonnade Hotel

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The Colonnade Hotel
The Colonnade Hotel, Paddington (geograph 4378288).jpg
General information
Location 2 Warrington Crescent, Little Venice,
London, England
W9 1ER
Opening 1935
Owner Eton Collection
Other information
Number of rooms 43
Number of suites 3
Colonnade Hotel

The Colonnade Hotel (previously known as The Esplanade hotel) is a 4-star London hotel with 43 rooms, of which 3 are suites. The hotel is located opposite Warwick Avenue tube station and Little Venice.


Alan Turing's blue plaque

The hotel started life as two private Victorian residences in 1865 before being turned into a boarding school in 1880. In 1886 it became the Warrington Lodge Medical and Surgery Home for Ladies.[1] The mathematician Alan Turing was born there in 1912.[2] In 1935 the hospital was converted into The Esplanade Hotel. Sigmund Freud stayed at the hotel during the summer of 1938 when he was renovating his house in Hampstead.

To honour his stay the hotel renamed the best suite the "Sigmund Freud suite". In 1944 the hotel was bought by the Richards family and its name was changed to the Colonnade Hotel. The hotel changed hands again in 1998 when it was purchased and renovated by current owners The Eton Collection.

Frequent and famous guests include Christian Slater, Snow Patrol, Liam Gallagher, Ian Botham, Manic Street Preachers, Dayle Haddon, John Adams (composer) and Woody Harrelson.

The hotel's lift is reputed to be one of the oldest operating lifts in the UK.


The hotel's postcode is W9 1ER. The nearest tube station is Warwick Avenue on the Bakerloo line.


Conde Nast Johanssens Award for Excellence 2002 – Most Excellent London Hotel

Best Loved Hotels of the World – designated a Best Loved Hotel 2004

Coordinates: 51°31′27″N 0°11′05″W / 51.5243°N 0.1846°W / 51.5243; -0.1846


  1. ^ History, The Colonnade, London at official website
  2. ^ "The Alan Turing Internet Scrapbook". Retrieved 23 May 2013. 

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