The Landmark London
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes free WiFi
- Central London location with easy access to sights, shopping and theaters
- Pairing rib eye with champagne at the Winter Garden Restaurant’s popular Sunday Jazz Brunch
- Historic building and large guestrooms
- Creative, well-appointed spa, including a range of ayurvedic treatments
- Walking distance to leafy Regent’s Park
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What To Know
- Located on Marylebone Road, one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares
- Weddings and large events are often held at the hotel
- Restaurants are quite pricey
- Access to the relaxation rooms and the gym at Landmark Spa costs about $25 per day and spa treatments are extra
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The aptly named Landmark Hotel captures both London’s history and a proper British sensibility. It first opened as one of the last great Victorian railway hotels in the late 1800s, and evolved through the eras of Gothic Revival and the Roaring Twenties into, eventually, the elegant property it is today. Designed by architect Robert William Edis, the north entrance has all the glamour of ‘The Golden Age of Steam’, with intricate corniced ceilings, glittering chandeliers and a sweeping staircase. The vast palm tree-filled central courtyard lets in acres of light through its impressive eight-storey glass atrium, while the modern spa boasts a state-of-the-art gym and a 50-foot swimming pool.
Bed and Bath
By London standards, the 300 rooms and suites are spacious, averaging almost 600 square feet, they feature a spot-on blend of history and haute amenities with a mix of modern and Victorian-style furnishings, thick carpets and a soothing pale yellow palette, along with flat screen TVs, gleaming bathrooms and quintessentially British Molton Brown toiletries.
There’s an array of eateries at the Landmark Hotel; try the impressive Winter Garden Restaurant in the central courtyard for its popular Sunday Jazz Brunch or an atmospheric afternoon tea. The cozy wood-clad twotwentytwo restaurant provides a complete contrast to the airy atrium and dishes up modern-European cuisine, while the Mirror Bar is perfect for late-night cocktails. There’s also a very well-appointed spa which offers a creative reworking of traditional treatments, from the Sanarium, a sauna that includes relaxing music and a light show, to the ayurvedic treatments, which range from a four-hand massage to hot stones with spice-enriched oils.
How to Get There
I was immediately impressed by the excellent customer service we received on our arrival in the Winter Garden restaurant. The restaurant hostess Theodora greeted us in a warm and friendly way and took our coats and bags so we could relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings straight away. I particularly appreciated the fact that although this is a five star hotel the staff were not stiff and aloof, but warm and welcoming as well as being very professional. Our waiter Vikram took good care of us throughout the evening during our dinner and was very attentive. He ensured that we understood all of the menu options and accompanying wines when we were ordering and checked we had everything we desired. The supervisor, Sebastian provided excellent recommendations for the wine and desserts and made sure that the customer service we received was faultless. I enjoyed a deliciously tender shoulder of pork starter, followed by a perfectly prepared traditional Christmas turkey roast including a pig in blanket, cranberry sauce and bread sauce. I can never usually find Brussels sprouts cooked to my liking in restaurants, but the Landmark hit exact the right spot, neither too firm nor too soft. The carrots were also cooked to perfection. The meal was finished off with a wonderfully rich Christmas pudding with cream. The great customer service, amazing food, sumptuous surroundings and live piano player made it a truly memorable evening. Theresa, another waitress gave us a very warm farewell and kindly offered to take a group photo in front of their spectacular Christmas tree, finishing off a fantastic night. Highly recommended.
My girlfriend and I spent 5 days at the Landmark London hotel during our first trip to this city and we had the best time. The hotel is stunning and our room is so spacious. Hotel staffs were amazing and very helpful. Special thanks to Gregory Ducat from Guest Relation, who went extra miles to help us with our requests, from recommending places for us to visit, to making reservations at any restaurants we'd like to eat. Thank you for making our trip so memorable and wonderful.
We go every year and it is a real treat for us all and something we all look forward to. Food, ambiance and service are all second to none. For a special occasion this is a must. Would thoroughly recommend it. Staff courteous, professional and efficient 10 out of 10. Keep up the good work
I came a couple of days with my family and it has been a great trip surrounded by excellent people and with a very professional treatment. If your are thinking of going to the landmark london don’t hesitate, you will love it.
Great location, nice big room, fantastic pool. The staff were very welcoming and it was a great place to stay for a week long course at LBS. Excellent service before and after from Muatasem in reservation.