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
I've spent a night in this hotel thanks to my boss and I have to say this hotel is just brilliant. The staff were helpful and kind the breakfast was amazing. It id a very posh and expensive hotel tough but it would worth to try.
The Langham, London!
I keep coming back here ... because of your location, beautiful spaces, rooms and ambience in general. WiFi is perfect everywhere in the hotel👊.
Your staff are simply out of this world, with their genuine and yet so natural hospitality and warmth, especially Rodrigo at check in 🙌.
You just blew my mind though, with this incident, amongst several other impeccable customer service. I saw this book☝️that I liked and wanted a personal copy. But it had a note inside that read “Please enjoy this book whilst you are in residence at the hotel. Should you wish to purchase your own copy, this can be purchased from the Reception Desk.”😏.
So I went downstairs to buy one, and asked them to charge my account for it, and send the book to my room, as I was stepping out of the hotel.
Only to get back to my room to see this lovely note (swipe to read) from Marius Bocys, the ASSISTANT Housekeeping Manager.
Now, note that Marius is ASSISTANT ... not even The Housekeeping Manager). That is proof of a Culture of giving the customer an Unforgettable EXPERIENCE 👌
My husband and I wanted to take our baby on his first trip to London. Arthur was 7 months old and I was still feeding so we wanted a really nice family hotel.
Upon arrival we were greeted by a lovely chap who took us to The Langham Club, my husband had upgraded us when booking, although he didn’t know what this provided! It provides a VIP concierge service, it’s a big lounge with free food and drink throughout the day. The room is stunning and as it was Christmas it was full of Christmas trees! The vibe is really chilled and has lots of natural light which is lovely. When we arrived I needed to give my baby some food, he was new to food at the time and I bought some pouches. The kind staff warmed the pouch and provided relevant cutlery etc! It was quite messy but they were so so helpful.
My husband had to leave for an hour so I stayed and then we met him for lunch at Claridges. The langham were so helpful in getting us safely back downstairs and into a taxi.
After lunch we came back to the hotel and got into our room. The room was vast! They had left a gorgeous John Lewis changing mat and all brand new Johnson’s baby products and a gorgeous new Hamley’s Christmas bear for Arthur to take home as a lovely memory. It was all a lovely touch.
We met our in-laws in the Langham Club and had a few drinks before we said goodbye to them and headed back to the room. We decided to order room service and a film and it was really relaxing. The food was fantastic and housekeeping were so sweet with Arthur.
The cot they provided was quite small but our boy is very long!
The beds were comfy and the pillows were top notch!
The next morning we went to the Palm Court for breakfast. The staff were fantastic in finding us a corner table so I could feed and relax with Arthur. We enjoyed a long leisurely breakfast together. I love breakfast and the omelettes and coffee were spot on.
Just before we left I needed to feed Arthur and I did so in reception, the concierge came over and offered me some water. I thought this was so kind. Thank you!
All of the staff at the hotel and in the Langham club were lovely and we cannot wait to return next Christmas for our next family London stay :)
Thank you Langham for making it so memorable xx
we went there for Valentines
room's where amazing
staff really nice
we were lucky enough to stay in a room that came with the club lounge included - this was well worth it - great setting and we got truly spoilt
We had a wonderful room and terrific experience. Hotel was extremely accommodating and beautiful. The food in the Palm Court was delicious for breakfast. Everyone was extremely friendly. We would go back any time. Thank you!