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The Royal Foundation of St Katherine Perhaps the most peaceful short stay accommodation in London

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Written by James Langton

St. Katharine’s is a place where many have found its sense of calm transforms the way they feel. Whether on a short stay in London, a business trip, a holiday from abroad or a personal retreat, we offer a unique London accommodation alternative to London hotels

Our beautiful garden is home to undisturbed wildlife also finding sanctuary at St Katharine’s. You can often see blackbirds, wood pigeons, squirrels in the sheltered space of our garden.

You may also be interested to go across into the rose garden, where you can find the rose bush planted by our patron Queen Elizabeth II during her last visit

Peaceful London Retreats at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine

Situated in central London it is hard to imagine a more peaceful urban setting for group or individual London retreats. St. Katharine’s is an oasis in which to take time out from daily life for reflection, contemplation, or just to be. Our beautiful, historic Chapel is also available to use with interesting features representative of St Katharine’s past such as its misericords.

St Katharine’s has a rich history of hospitality and we look forward to welcoming you whether you wish to come for a day or to stay overnight. We have the rare privilege of being a few minutes walk from the river Thames in the East of London but still just moments from Limehouse DLR station. A wonderful chance to step out of the city but not to leave it.


Continental Breakfast Buffet is served from 7am – 10am Monday to Friday, and served 8am – 10am Saturday and Sunday. We offer a selection of freshly baked pastries, smoked salmon, cured meats, emmental cheese, free range boiled eggs, selection of cereals, yoghurt, fruit platter, toast, fairtrade tea & coffee.

Check-in time: 4pm
Check-out time: 11am

Early Check-in / Late check-out available at 1pm for £10. Please pre-book with the reservations team.

Bar and Lounge Service

Our bar and lounge service offers an excellent selection of drinks and snacks that can be enjoyed in our lounge, garden or in the comfort of your bedroom. We also have St Katharine’s memorabilia and travel essentials available for purchase.

Group Bookings

To make an enquiry for group bedroom bookings of six people or more rooms, please click here. For other information, please contact our reservations team at [email protected] or 0300 111 1147.