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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Quintessential British sleep with seamless butler service, crackling fires and views of the Buckingham Palace Gardens

The Look

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.

Beyond

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

The Lanesborough
Hyde Park Corner
London, SW1X 7TA United Kingdom

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 371 Reviews
The Excellence exists!!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the best London location you can find an historical value building that has the best hotel Quality! It's a real 5 star plus hotel.
Luxury, quietness, kindness, service, customer care, everything is available 24 hours a day!
An amazing domotic system allows the Client to control all the features inside the rooms through one iPad per person.
It has 4 room categories plus suite options with a beautiful decoration

Afternoon Tea - best in Town?
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well taken care of. Marvelous afternoon Tea. On the upper end of the scale. Great Staff. Good value. The interior and Atmosphere is unique. Does also have gluten-free option available. The Lanesbourogh Tea (specially made for the Hotel), was real good, Recommended.

Lanesborough One of (my)Three Best in the World
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just arrived home from an amazing European trip that concluded with a wonderful four night stay at The Lanesborough. I am extremely choosy, and this hotel has become of my top hotels in the world... For me, it now sits alongside the Halekulani in HI, the Montage in Laguna Beach, and The Peninsula in Hong Kong (pre 1997, that is)...
The service was simply impeccable ... the room was lovely, the food divine... The restaurant for breakfast (and tea) is an elegant breath of fresh air- decor AND food... The spa for a city hotel was tranquil and had a stellar hydrotherapy pool- My massage was world class...It was not an inexpensive stay BUT the services made it a value beyond anything in its class... One way private car transfer was even included...I was there with my 16 year old daughter, and we felt safe, pampered, watched over (without being crowded) - and to a PERSON, everyone at the hotel seemed politely delighted that we were there... each room has a dedicated butler and our butler remembered what sort of tea we liked in the morning- and they knew to bring me an icepack for my ankle when we returned from exploring London... and exploring was extremely easy as the location could not have been more perfect and central...
Our thanks to the lovely staff members who were so very kind to us at our amazing stay at this hotel. Thank you.

(My only slight negative was that I was in an air cast, and our room had two steps- as apparently all rooms do on floor two on that side of the hotel - it made it hard to access the restroom from the bed chamber, so if you have mobility issues, one should be aware of that- Please know that I take full responsibilty and could have been proactive and requested a different room, but did not discover the step issue till the middle of the first night, and at that point we had unpacked and did not want to move--- simply mentioning this as a tip in case someone needs to avoid steps)

Fantastic dinner in the Wine Cellar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We held a private dinner in the Wine Cellar at the Lanesborough Hotel. The food and service were excellent and I would happily recommend this venue to anyone hosting a small private dinner.
The unusual bare brick walls and soft lighting make this a stand out space for private dining.

Delightful hotel, fabulous service & great location.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our friends booked for afternoon tea as they have been before and very much enjoyed it. The hotel is located by Hyde Park and is just a short walk from Knightsbridge. Perfect location for retail therapy.
We received a lovely warm greeting from the doorman. A really lovely guy. First impressions count and he gave us such a lovely welcome.
As we had arrived early and decided on taking drinks and light refreshments in the library. Such a nice relaxing atmosphere. Excellent service, professional but relaxed and fabulous cocktails.
We took afternoon tea in the Michelin-started Céleste restaurant. The dining room was perfect, delightfully decorated with beautiful chandeliers and lots of natural light coming through the glass roof. Again the service was impeccable but very relaxed. All the staff smile warmly and take time to say hello.
Great selection of teas. Sandwiches, cake and scones were really delicious too.