The Waterloo Room is an elegant, understated room overlooking St James’s Square and serves light refreshments or a drink from the bar. Newspapers, magazines and a writing desk are additional elements of this attractive room.
It is in this elegant room overlooking St James’s Square that on 21 June 1815, Major Henry Percy presented the Prince Regent with four captured French eagles and Wellington’s victory despatch from the Battle of Waterloo. The news was then announced from the balcony to the crowds that had gathered below. The room has changed little from that day, and it is easy to imagine Major Percy arriving in a chaise and four bearing the historic news.