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
We stayed at the Laslett over a long weekend in London and it was one of our favorite hotels, not just in London. First, the location - the hotel is located a few steps away from a metro station and just about a 10 minute walk to Portobello Road. It's in such a walkable beautiful area with shops and restaurants. The hotel is also modern and beautiful and spacious. We usually like to stay in different parts of a city we've visited before but would very likely stay at The Laslett our next time in London!
I won the Notting Hill Carnival t-shirt competition and won an overnight stay at The Laslett.
I took my mum with me and we were completely speechless, there are beautiful rooms, delicious food and trendy study areas where you can relax/read/draw!
The staff are lovely especially Vito and Fido at the reception desk who made this experience all so amazing.
We will definitely be visiting again, a beautiful hotel and a hidden Gem in the heart of Notting Hill!
We stayed at The Laslett for 3 nights and our stay was fantastic!!
The service was fantastic the team is very helpful and the touch they did with the cot was very much appreciated!
The room was very nice as well spacious and very clean.
Overall an absolutely delightful stay!