What We Love
- The magnificent Library Bar has a London gentlemen’s club atmosphere
- A 24-hour butler delivers a daily newspaper and your buffed and polished shoes along with your morning coffee
- The authentic feel of a British house, with creaky floorboards, oil paintings hung on wood paneling and fresh flowers everywhere
What To Know
- Fitness fanatics would be better off going for a run in neighboring Hyde Park than using the hotel's small, basic gym
- Such a central location makes the Lanesborough a popular meeting place for breakfast, so book your table ahead to ensure you won’t have to wait in the morning
- If you've come for the Knightsbridge shops, be prepared for a 10-minute walk
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Originally designed as a country retreat for the 2nd Viscount Lanesborough and later remodeled by renowned architect William Wilkins (who also designed the National Gallery), the Lanesborough has long been a landmark of Regency London. Its grand classical façade gives way to warm interiors with open fireplaces, muted colors, gleaming oil paintings, deep leather armchairs, inviting sofas and a real home-away-from-home atmosphere.
Bed and Bath
Each of the 43 suites and 50 guestrooms has its own style and character, adding to the private house ambience. Regency period furnishings are found throughout the rooms, with silk wall fabrics, parquet flooring and handmade rugs. Handsome antique desks come complete with discreetly placed laptops and personalized stationery. Bathrooms, while sometimes small, are lined with Carrara marble and filled with bespoke Lady Primrose amenities of dusting silk powder and honey bath gel.
Apsleys, a Heinz Beck restaurant, delivers superb modern Italian food in resplendent Venetian style, with Art Deco surroundings courtesy of designer Adam Tihany. More than worthy of its one Michelin star, it serves such dishes as Beck’s signature fagottelli carbonara, from his three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Rome, La Pergola, along with favorites such as pigeon with crispy polenta and salt-crusted sea bass with artichokes. Breakfast offers English staples — kippers, black pudding — as well as healthy fruit and yogurt options. A traditional English afternoon tea of scones and clotted cream is served at Apsleys, and smokers can indulge in London’s finest cigar bar, the Garden Room, which boasts the capital’s largest humidor, Cuban and pre-Castro cigars, and a selection of the finest cognacs.
In the Area
London lies at your feet, with the best shops and museums a mere stroll away. Summer visitors should dip into Hyde Park, catch the changing of the guard or take a tour around the state rooms in neighboring Buckingham Palace. To catch up on the capital’s culinary hot spots, start with Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, just down the road, where dishes such as the acclaimed mandarin meat fruit, are inspired by Britain’s gastronomic past. For shoppers, the hallowed halls of Harrods and Harvey Nichols beckon, and just beyond that are the children’s wonder worlds of the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum.
How to Get There
Great location by busy Hyde Park Corner. But once in the hotel an oasis of calm. Lovely staff and a dog friendly place. The barman made a Martini (from ice and water) for my Miniature Dachshunds - was expertly done and caused great amusement. Well designed room with beautiful bathroom and a really great spa that is well worth a visit. Lovely General Manager who takes great pride in the hotel and especially the guests. Will return
We had a wonderful dinner at the Lanesborough Hotel, the staff were wonderful and helped make it a special event.
The food was as you would expect and all in all a great dinner.
Happy to recomend this venue and I shall be going back soon I hope.
Having visited The Lanesborough previously for drinks and cigars, this time we decided to make it our first stay there to celebrate. I am glad we did!
Check in was really enjoyable - we were warmly welcomed at the entrance by all team. Our bags were taken straight away and delivered to our room whilst we were completing our “paperwork” during the check in process. A tour of the hotel was given and they upgraded us to an executive junior suite.Great start!
Our butler Leonardo was waiting outside our room as we were approaching. Great touch! He showed us to a fantastic room (327) loved the lounge area and I must admit that, every time we turned around, there was everything we needed to make us comfortable. And if needed more the butler was just a button away. Very prompt and professional service. Champagne/gin/whisky/vodka and soft drinks all provided in the well stocked mini bar. Ice was replaced on request. All great.
They also have CRAVE should you require in room dining and any other services the hotel provides. Choices are limitless and they make everything happen smoothly and with a smile.
SPA was great, changing rooms are provided with products and everything you need to refresh and groom after Sauna/Steam room and hydropool session. Ditto for the ladies changing rooms. My wife enjoyed 2 treatments whilst in residence and the best facial she has ever had performed by Agata who also recommended some lovely products for her skin.
We had lunch in the withdrawing room and although it took a while to receive our water (it really did), the food was lovely. Prior to dinner we requested Champagne and canapés in our room, all great HOWEVER the ONLY niggle I have regarding the room is regarding the lounge lighting. They are either too bright or too dim, whereas in the bedroom you could set the mood and adjust the lighting. Something to consider perhaps as it would have been lovely to have dimmed lights whilst enjoying Champagne as an aperitif.
We dined out but had breakfast in Celeste after a good night sleep. Really great breakfast all lovely and fresh and even a freshly squeezed apple juice!
Again, very small thought for the future is we were not explained which items we could select from the menu or how it worked in regards to the room package/allocations towards breakfast.
Prompt check out and we could not leave without booking our next stay! And so we did book and we cannot wait for it. Is it cheap? Not at all but is worth every penny. Thank you all guys and girls- Tommaso.
The 3 nights’ stay here was my husband’s birthday gift to me and it was made absolutely perfect by the extremely attentive, friendly and authentic hotel staff.
I was congratulated and and fêted wherever I went in the hotel and made to feel very special at every turn.
My day was made even better by all the touching attention paid to me and I had an amazing time.
Aside from the special treatment I received the whole place is an incredibly cosy, elegant and perfectly run refuge in the heart of London and absolutely all the staff we encountered was extremely friendly and helpful at all times.
We will DEFINITELY be back as soon and as often as possible.
Thanks to all the great people at this amazing hotel!
Beautiful old building in a very good location, extremely nice personnel, and of course with a very civilised cigar lounge: The Garden Room. The restaurant: Celeste is simply outstanding. They have a Spa that it is supposed to be the best in London, and indeed is something different and one of the best that I have ever been. Tip: Before you go, be sure that the elevator for the spa is working. It didn't when I went. The spa is in a different building, connected with the main one underground, and up again in the spa elevator. As it was not working I was directed by my butler (I had a butler, every suite has one) to a door out in the street, then we cross the street and we were inside the spa. Quite an experience, never happened to me be in the street dressed in a bathroom robe, and in winter. Nothing to claim, we were laughing a lot with their exceptional personnel, and indeed another experience for my list of amazing things while travelling.
Not cheap, but trust: It worth every cent you spend.