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
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
I had the pleasure of staying with the Laslett for a night in February.
I've been fortunate enough to stay in many luxury hotels over years and I must say, the Laslett does not dissappoint.
From the very offset, I was greated warmly by reception. It's little things like this that set a business apart.
The room was fantastic, down to every detail. I don't think I've stayed in a hotel room that has such an attention to detail when it comes to design.
As well as this, the mods and cons worked very well and were a delight to use.
Finally, the dinning.
Although the menu is small, the food was great. Accompanied by great service by the staff, who new how to pair wines with dishes. You can't ask for much more.
Thank you Axel!
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone!
Very clean , we stayed in the master suit , spacious and great taste.
The staff is friendly , the atmosphere in this hotel is vert pleasant and cool.
The location is absolutely beautiful and central. Literally 3 mins walk from Notting Hill Gate tube station. Also, great food available with healthy choices.
I totally recommend this hip, comfy, warm and neat hotel in London.
A really lovely hotel just a short walk from Notting Hill Gate tube station. The standard double room was just perfect with a beautiful bathroom. We didn’t try the breakfast but it looked delicious...We would certainly stay here again!
The Laslett is 5 townhouses connected, with two lifts (elevators) located just 8 doors from Notting hill Gate in West London. While just a few doors away from a busy street and intersection, it is an oasis of quiet and tranquility.. with a caring and helpful staff From check-in to check out 6 days later, the service was excellent. We were upgraded and therefore had to change rooms. (Effortless). The desk staff (Emily, et al) were very helpful . We had tea sent to our room each afternoon. The quality of the room was first rate, Great bed and linens, excellent bathroom with soft warm towels and robes. Our rate included what was called continental breakfast....in fact it was the most complete breakfast, sans eggs, one could wish served in a sunny dining area. Fresh baked breads and French rolls,fresh fruits, juices, hams, cheeses, yogurts and cereals as well as coffee and tea. Great service with smiling staff. We felt pampered.
We loved our stay at the Laslett. As former residents of Notting Hill, the hotel brought us back to our London life. We recommend a room facing the interior for a quieter experience. We also recommend curling up with a book and cup of tea in the library. The staff are warm and welcoming.