The Laslett Hotel
What We Love
- Shopping at the iconic Portobello Road Market nearby
- Sipping a gin cocktail on the terrace outside the lobby’s Henderson Bar
- Minibars—dubbed the Big Bar—with full-sized bottles, delicious snacks, and London guides
- Stacks of Penguin classics (including Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales and HG Wells’ War of the Worlds) in each room
What To Know
- Notting Hill Gate tube station is just steps away
- Rooms on higher floors or facing the back of the hotel are quieter
- Free WiFi
- Day Passes to a nearby gym and in-room spa treatments available upon request
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
Named after activist Rhaune Laslett, organizer of the 1960s Notting Hill Festival (now the Notting Hill Carnival), this chic 51-room hotel delves into the neighborhood’s bohemian heritage while staying firmly rooted in modern British style. Award-winning architect Tom Bartlett filled the historic property, housed in a row of gorgeously preserved Victorian townhouses, with playful works by contemporary local artists like Toby Mott and Barry Kamen, along with bespoke modern furnishings and antiques from Portobello Market and Les Couilles du Chien, a famed emporium of curiosities and vintage pieces. Rooms and suites, in a calming gray palette offset by pops of color, all feature impressively stocked minibars (including hangover remedies), tomes of classic literature, and luxurious Neal’s Yard toiletries. Public spaces on the ground floor also offer plenty of pastimes: there’s a library stocked with design books and nonfiction, a boutique showcasing collaborations with designers and artists, and the Henderson Bar, which serves simple seasonal dishes and Notting Hill-themed signature drinks like the Pembridge Secret Garden, a mix of Sipsmith London Dry Gin, elderflower, cucumber syrup, and fresh citrus shaken with egg white.
In the Area
Notting Hill was surprisingly short on stylish lodgings before The Laslett, so take advantage of the hotel’s location to explore this formerly edgy, now fashionable area. Head north to Ledbury Road for boutiques like Wolf & Badger, known for carrying top independent brands. Just moments away is the iconic Portobello Road Market, one of the largest antiques and bric-a-brac destinations in the world. Stop for lunch at one of many buzzed-about culinary spots; we like Farm Girl Café and Egg Break. Next, a stroll to nearby Kensington Palace and Kensington Gardens is in order. If you’re caught in the pesky British rain, consider a visit to the Serpentine Galleries, a space for pioneering contemporary art. Of course, a visit to London would not be complete without spending some time at a pub. The Cow, an Anglo-Irish gastropub on Westbourne Park Road, specializes in oysters and Guinness.
How to Get There
Me and my sister were visiting Notting Hill area when we passed by The Laslett Hotel.
We popped in for a quick coffee break and we were impressed by the attention of details of this lovely Hotel.
Breakfast buffet was stunning and we decide to stop for breakfast.
We sat outside on the terrace and we had some fresh fruit with yogurt and poached eggs with avocado toast. Quality of the food was great, staff looked after us in a really friendly and professional way especially Alessio who shared with us a bit more information about the Hotel and Notting hill area.
We definitely recommend this place and we'll be back soon.
I have been in many hotels in my life and all over the world. But this one is definately one of my favorites. Everthing was perfect to me: hospitality, service, food, drinks, interior, the room, the bed, the staff and the location. 100% sure that I will come back. Highly recommended.
We stayed here for one night as I had business early Monday morning. The hotel is very stylish and relaxing. Our room was great had everything we needed. There is no kettle but they bring tea and coffee to you in the morning if you ring them. We had a few cocktails on the Sunday evening and some nibbles which were really good. The staff were so friendly and helpful would stay here again.
Fabulous hotel, location and staff.
Would definitely recommend and book again! Short walk to Portabello Road and Kensington gardens easy walk too!
2 minutes from Notting Hill Gate tube.
The extras offered for purchase are pricey so don’t be tempted unless you have deep pockets.
The room had everything I would expect from a hotel of its class and did not disappoint.
The hotel even provided a complimentary bottle of bubbles for our 25th celebration!
I travel several times a year to London with my wife; since a few months the main reason for traveling has centered in Notting Hill and in this way we discovered the Laslett. It was a great discovery: it offers all what a demanding traveller can ask, EXTREMELY helpfull and nice staff, really spacious room and bathroom ( we book a Master Bedroom Double room) where you can find all what you can need at the right place , very pleasant public spaces where a very good breakfast is served.
A real home away from home!