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 had an amazing time at The Laslett. This hotel is fantastic.It is located in a residantial street.Staying there made us feel like living in Notting Hill! It is modern,perfectly clean and so quiet.The staff is very kind and caring. We had the feeling that they really wanted us to enjoy our stay.Breakfast is great: fresh and a lot of choices.
I stayed at the Laslett twice on my last trip abroad. My first room was really large with a massive bathroom. The second room was much smaller with much lower ceilings but was still really nice. Much cozier but on the top floor so their was really good light. The staff was really nice, you order a pot of coffee or tea to be brought to your room at no charge. They were up with it in less than 10 minutes! A perk like that is worth the stay for me. Nothing better than coffee in bed , especially a really big bed with the most amazing linens!
I will definitely stay again. When you find a good hotel there is no need to change.
The best nights sleep I've had in a hotel in a long time! To go with everything that this hotel has to offer - it's tops for me. The breakfast is substantial and tasty. The location is perfect for moving around London or if you need to travel out like I did for work - easy access to Paddington or Victoria and easy to Heathrow.
The attention to detail in the entire place is magnificent!
And the staff (they seem so much more than that word) bend over backwards to help you!