Brewing up a storm: The Montcalm at The Brewery London City – perfect for business or pleasure


If you’re planning a visit to the UK capital – for either business or pleasure, or maybe both – and looking for a place to stay, then you might consider the luxury and convenience, elegance and comfort of The Montcalm at The Brewery London City.

The Montcalm London City Hotel
Located in the heart of The City of London, this Grade-II listed building dates back to the 18th Century, having been formerly the site of Whitbread & Co., the UK’s original purpose-built mass-production brewery. As such, its heritage is steeped in the esteemed urban working culture of London. The last beer was produced on-site in 1976, leading to it becoming the company’s head office and then, keeping the name ‘The Brewery’, transforming into one of London’s leading conference and banqueting venues. And today, having been refurbished and restored, it’s the luxury five-star hotel that presently stands on the site.

All of which ensures that The Montcalm London City at The Brewery Hotel is the ideal location for visitors to the city to stay in or conduct business (or both). Not least because it features six meeting and event rooms, which are blessed with state-of-the-art facilities for corporate functions. Situated not just in the business hub of one of the world’s money capitals, but also on the doorstep of Central London’s tourist-friendly attractions, it’s just a short walk from both Barbican and Moorgate Tube stations and very accessible from the major mainline Liverpool Street station (which also contains a London Underground connection).

The Montcalm Brewery London City HotelMoreover, this outstanding City of London hotel is complimented by the fact that, just across the road, can be found the London City Suites by Montcalm, a townhouse that’s an intimate, boutique place to stay, especially for families. Plus, serving both sites are the fine dining options that are Chiswell Street Dining Rooms and the Jugged Hare, the former boasting acclaimed English cuisine and the latter traditional British fayre in a gourmet gastropub environment. Both of them offer breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea, ensuring guests at either hotel are free to choose from the best possible eating options.

But don’t just take this blogger’s word for it; take a look at of what those who’ve stayed at The Montcalm at The Brewery and have shared their thoughts have to say about the experience. Steve S from Shoreham-by-Sea in the UK reviewed the hotel on, following a stay at the venue in March this year. He writes that, as he was “attending a function at the Brewery[he] decided to stay at the adjoining hotel”. He goes on to say:“What a great decision. The bed was so comfortable I actually had a lay-in. As for the staff – well, brilliant. Always nice to be greeted with a smile whatever the time of day. Will definitely stay again.” He also gave the hotel’s rooms, its cleanliness and its service a maximum ‘five stars’ each in his review.

The Montcalm Brewery London City HotelAnother reviewer named Martin S shares that he and his wife stayed at The Montcalm London City for a night during a sightseeing weekend in October 2015, which involved catching a West End show and going on a Thames river cruise. He says the hotel is easy to find and offers “a wow factor in reception as you enter” and that “the staff were all friendly and attentive and didn’t come across snobby as some luxury hotel staff can”.

Finally, Nick S from Glasgow records that he stays at the venue almost every week as he works in London part time. He states that’s he stayed in a number of hotels in the capital but he didn’t settle on one until he found the one he wanted to ‘live in’ – The Montcalm London City. The reason he cites is the friendliness, care and all round quality of the staff. He writes: “When I was ill one week they called my room to see how I was feeling and sent me tea, hot water, lemon and honey. There are countless other examples. Put simply, these guys make the difference and make it the place I want to return to”.