Leicester Square Odeon cinema to be demolished for new hotel

The Edwardian Group London will replace the Odeon Cinema West End in Leicester Square with a new 360-room hotel following its demolition.

Odeon Cinema West End to make way for new hotel
Odeon Cinema West End to make way for new hotel

Plans were approved yesterday (21 January) to demolish Leicester Square’s oldest cinema, which has been in operation since 1930.

The Edwardian Group will begin work on a new 10-storey luxury hotel, which will feature a spa and a two-screen cinema to be used for premieres and events.

Jasminder Singh, chairman and CEO of Edwardian Group London, said: "We are delighted with Westminster City Council’s decision.

"It will provide London with a modern destination hotel, fulfilling the demands of the future visitor to the capital, as well as those living in the city."

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