The Langham, London
What We Love
- In the heart of the West End, just off Oxford Street
- Chuan Spa, the only hotel spa in London to focus on traditional Chinese medicine
- Cocktail time in the sexy Artesian bar
- Langham Club Rooms include Langham Club privileges of breakfast, afternoon tea and drinks and canapés in the Langham Club Lounge, as well as late checkout and broadband access
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What To Know
- A 2013 Jetsetter Award winner
- Basic WiFi connection is free. Premium access is available for an additional cost of $38 (£24) per 24 hours
- Afternoon tea is costly, starting at $64 (£40), and you need book well ahead
- The hotel is extremely large — you can get lost wandering the halls trying to find the fitness center
- Some rooms are on the small side
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The Langham London is anything but ostentatious. Even after unveiling a five-year, $130 million renovation in 2011, the hotel still exudes a simple and understated elegance — as you’d expect from a classic English hotel with such a prestigious heritage. It traces its pedigree to 1865, when the Prince of Wales presided over the opening ceremony. The lobby has some impressive additions, including enormous marble pillars, hand-blown Murano glass chandeliers and Asian artwork.
Bed and Bath
The 380 guestrooms are simple but sophisticated. They utilize the finest fabrics, in jewel tones and slate grays (out with the floral carpets and drapes, in with minimalist-chic), and they have all the modern amenities you’d expect. Be warned: The signature Langham “Blissful Bed” may tempt you to sleep in, so request a wakeup call before lying down.
The beating heart of the hotel is the Palm Court, a mirrored room with elegant velvet-covered sofas and red leather club chairs where tea lovers nibble on scones and finger sandwiches (like poached Scottish salmon with crème fraîche). Like the afternoon tea, meals at the hotel’s restaurant, Roux at the Landau, should be lingered over. Chef Chris King, who trained at Thomas Keller’s Per Se in New York, produces dishes that are not exactly traditional English — chorizo-filled rabbit legs with Scottish langoustines, for example — but are impressive nonetheless. The decadent Artesian cocktail bar is part Victoriana, part Oriental, with purple leather seats, chessboard tabletops, wooden chandeliers and pagoda-style cabinets that stock more than 50 types of rum.
How to Get There
We celebrated both our 80th birthdays by staying 10 nights in the Club Lounge at this wonderful hotel. Check in on a separate floor in the most brilliant room. Total elegance with furnishings, food and drinks of the highest quality. Our room was as expected of a 5 star hotel with nothing lacking. Views in the distance to the Eye, Shard and Parliament. Complimentary breakfast available in the lounge as was afternoon tea and drinks from 5 till 7. The staff here we totally professional especially Christina, Cyndy, Pietro and Denied for our room service. Dinner in the Palm Court but found the service very ordinary and the lighting near impossible to read the menu. A word of warning if using a travel card . It is better to have the card actually charged, rather than having a "block" put on it. All in all it was a most wonderful stay.
Exceptional overall experience. Everything you would expect and more. Hotel staff were very accommodating and defiantly went the extra mile to make are stay special. Very well decorated with true Christmas feel. Truly great hotel.
Our 3rd stay in Executive Room at beautiful Langham Hotel. Arrived early, booked in by Cyndy and Christina then enjoyed gorgeous Champagne breakfast. Looked after so well by the team including Hoi, Frankie, Larissa, Annie and others. Food and drinks plentiful and chef made me a plate of my favourite turkey sandwiches. We enjoyed every minute. Room beautiful and very spacious. Every bit of our stay was pure luxury. The staff are always highly professional and genuinely want to ensure you have the best stay ever. The Langham remains our top ever hotel. Will be returning for two nights in April as one is just not enough..
We stayed at The Langham for 3 nights in mid November and thoroughly enjoyed the experience . Not only did they have a great doorman (dressed to the nine's) all staff were excellent. The room was large and very spacious. The location, just up Regent Street from Oxford Circus, is very central to all London attractions . Overall impression of the hotel was excellent.
Beautiful hotel in great location near regent/Oxford Street
Expensive, but for 5 star hotel in central London, it's what you'd expect.
The rooms are adequately sized, but with everything you need ( other that a shoe buffer!). There is a real nice quality feel to all the rooms.
It is a bit of a maze getting to your room depending on what number you are in, lots of corridors to get lost in!
Very comfy bed.
£9 for half a litre of water is ridiculous though.
Really nice quality breakfast.