One Aldwych occupies one of the most important Edwardian buildings in London.
Designed and built by Charles Mewes and Arthur Davis, the Anglo-French partnership responsible for the Ritz hotels in London and Paris, it was originally commissioned as the home of the Morning Post newspaper. Completed in 1907, the building is set on a triangular site at the junction of the Aldwych and the Strand and is often described as Mewes and Davis' finest work.
The building expertly combines Edwardian grandeur with splendid Parisian elegance. Itsdistinctive features include curved corners, a coppered cupola dome and a mansard roof of Westmoreland slate, whilst decorative features such as female head keystones, cornices and low balustrade balconies add to the charming Parisian feel.
In 1937, the Morning Post moved out and the building became the headquarters of Illustrated Newspapers Limited, a subsidiary of The Inveresk Paper Company Limited and became known as Inveresk House.
In more recent years it was occupied by various companies including the Prudential Assurance Company and Lloyds Bank before being purchased by private owners and transformed into London's fabulous boutique hotel, One Aldwych.