The Langham – Marylebone, London
Europe’s original ‘grand hotel’ opened in 1865 and has never looked more ravishing, with stunning public areas and wonderfully comfortable, recently renovated bedrooms. From Superior Rooms through to The Sterling Suite, they evoke the comfort of a private residence. Descend to the glittering, spacious, marble-pillared ground floor, where afternoon tea in the Palm Court is a real treat. Take a spell in the sparkling, coolly beautiful Chuan Body + Soul, a sanctuary of physical and spiritual healing. Go on to cocktails at the super chic bar, Artesian, or a drink in the recently opened modern British tavern, The Wigmore, then dinner at Roux at The Landau, overseen by Michel Roux Jr, reopened with stunning good looks earlier this year. In the morning, you might choose the Palm Court once more for breakfast: even the pot of coffee is a thing of beauty. If you really want to indulge, upgrade for entrance to The Langham Club Lounge.
Doubles from £400
+44 (0)20 7636 1000; langhamhotels.com
Being right in the heart of the West End means access to London’s greatest attractions is really easy from The Langham, London. Why not visit see the art of The Wallace Collection or take in a film at Regent Street Cinema, the birthplace of cinema in Britain, that has been showing some of the world’s most interesting films since 1896?
You are spoilt for choice at The Langham, London! Roux at The Landau offers ingredient-led dining, in an elegant, but informal setting, The Wigmore has a great menu of reinvented pub classics and Palm Court, the home of the tradition of afternoon tea, features the lightest scones and the finest patisserie, as well as brasserie classics in the evening. But if you want to get out and about our concierge can advise on which of the many independent restaurants nearby and find you a great table.
The world class department stores of Selfridges and Liberty are just an easy stroll from us, and there’s a plethora of independent boutiques on Marylebone High Street, as well as Daunt Books, the most charming Edwardian bookshop.
CLAIM TO FAME
The Langham has featured on screen numerous times. It became the Grand Hotel St Petersburg for Golden Eye and was the setting for dastardly events in BBC’s McMafia.
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