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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
A beautiful hotel in the heart of London the dinning room is something to be seen, exquisite and luxurious, afternoon tea was a treat, the staff were so polite and the service first class, I look forward to returning soon ....
I LOVE THIS HOTEL. The staff make it so special. Wonderful service, refreshingly unstuffy . It’s incredibly comfortable, almost cosy. A place where relaxation becomes second nature. The service is excellent .
The spa is wonderfully relaxing. The restaurant is beautiful, very ornate and luxurious. The breakfast was such a treat, we enjoyed every minute. The bar is one of my favourite hotel bars. Lovely atmosphere, great pianist. I find other guests really friendly, perhaps because they feel so at home here. Perfect for a relaxing break.
This was our second stay at the Lanesborough in the space of a few months, having encountered a few issues on our first stay, I have to say that this second visit was the perfect hotel stay. The staff are like family and friends, nothing is too much trouble, it is old fashioned English service at its finest in a beautiful period building. From the time we pulled up on the drive to the time we left, perfection. Dominic and the other doormen are as welcoming and friendly as can be, the reception girls also just lovely. We didn't go down to bars or restaurants as I was not well with tonsillitis, but we had room service breakfast and dinner on both days, which was cooked to perfection and presented perfectly. Housekeeping and butler service was excellent, everything we needed was there in an instant. Our junior suite was awesome and very comfortable, with lovely in-room flowers and fruit bowl, complimentary nibbles, Roja body products etc. We wallowed and hung around the Spa during the days which was so relaxing and just exquisite. Hotel Manager Stefan met us personally and was very pleasant and charming, he gave me a great tip on a beautiful spa hotel in Germany that I have in my sights.. All in all, the legendary Lanesborough is like staying in a beautiful English home, very warm and welcoming, like visiting the rich relatives at their country house, although it is in the heart of the City. Check out was like saying goodbye to old friends. There are some great hotels in London and it is very hard to pick sometimes, I love the Mandarin Oriental and Four Seasons Park Lane, but the Lanesborough hotel has something very special that is hard to put into words and I shall definitely return to this gorgeous institution of English hospitality. Mark Drinkwater.
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.