As if the swish W Hotel in Leicester Square couldn’t get any cooler, they’ve now installed a library inspired by some of the world’s greatest authors, open to both guests and the public. Curated by journo Damian Barr, The W(riters) Library consists of 100 books chosen by celebrity wordsmiths including by Bret Easton Ellis, David Nicholls, Hephzibah Anderson, Geoff Dyer, Ned Beauman, Alex Preston, Naomi Alderman, Sloane Crosley, Jake Arnott and Craig Taylor. There’s classics, graphic novels – even some Dr Suess! – among the book selections, and to make it all the more special, each author has included a handwritten witty introduction in their chosen books, explaining why they love it. Could this be the sweet taste of literary heaven? Uhhhh, yea? (Words: Matilda Egere-Cooper)
W London – Leicester Square is located at 10 Wardour Street, London, W1D 6Q. A stay at W London – Leicester Square starts from £335 per double room per night, including taxes and charges. To book call 0800 325 25252 or visit www.wlondon.co.uk.