Conrad London St. James was originally built as a hospital but given its location, was soon acquired by the government and became the home to the Treasury Solicitor. The hotel sits alongside New Scotland Yard in Broadway, the home of the Metropolitan Police and famous for its many references in crime fiction and detective stories. Within minutes you can walk to Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament and through St. James Park to Buckingham Palace. Take a walk across Westminster Bridge or a panoramic view of the city from the London Eye before heading back to Trafalgar Square and Whitehall. This is London's political heritage at its finest.