Europe’s first “grand hotel” – The Langham, London – opened in 1865. While back then this luxurious property was well-known for high-tech amenities such as electric lights, hydraulic elevators and air conditioning, today the Langham is best known for its outstanding drinking and dining opportunities and for housing Europe’s first Chuan Spa. The hotel was recently refurbished lavishly: marble floors and soaring ceilings in the foyer along with purple leather banquettes and mirror detailing in the guest rooms combine the tradition of Victorian architecture with the luxurious modern touches we’ve come to expect from top-tier hotels today.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Premium TV channels
- Pay movies
- Video-game console
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Air conditioning
- Free newspaper
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free bottled water
- Daily housekeeping
- Turndown service
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- In-room massage available
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Satellite TV service
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe
- Free WiFi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Room service (24 hours)
- Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
Roux at the Landau
There is no shortage of competition when it comes to top-quality restaurants and bars in London, but The Langham lands at the top of the list, thanks to fine-dining restaurant Roux at The Landau. Father and son Albert and Michel Roux Jr work together for the first time in over 20 years to bring their legendary culinary expertise and creative flair to the Langham. Chef de cuisine, Nicolas Pasquier and the expert front of house team ensures a unforgettable culinary experience at one of the best London restaurants.
The Artesian cocktail
The Artesian cocktail lounge is regarded as one of the best bars in the world. The unique Salvador Dali-inspired drink menu led by the head bartender features works of art turned cocktail such as Spring Drifting Into Summer (vodka, shochu, artichoke, coffee, yuzu, passion and coriander poured into a molten dish) and Suspended In Time (gin, lime, niaouli, yarrow and palmarosa held together in a scented, cocooned net attached to a blue crystal ring).
The Palm Court
If the Artesian has your evening taken care of, then fill your afternoons at the Palm Court, a grand mirror-bedecked hall with a 1920s ambiance and the birthplace of afternoon tea. The Wedgwood tea includes Wedgwood specialty blends served in custom-made Langham Rose Wedgwood crockery. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the Palm Court is transformed into a lively jazz lounge where you can enjoy complimentary champagne and canapés.
On The Map: London is located in the southwest of England. The city’s fantastic transport system, including the Tube (subway), red buses and black taxis, insure you can get around the city quickly and easily.
London is the capital of England, and globally-renowned as one of the world’s great cities. London is very diverse – more than 230 languages are spoken, and you’ll encounter a great variety of cultures and communities throughout the city. London’s history is measured in thousands, not hundreds of years, and the city boasts four World Heritage Sites: The Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich and The Royal Botanic Gardens. Beyond these, there is an unending list of interesting attractions and places to explore. You can visit the Queen’s official residence at Buckingham Palace and tour the Houses of Parliament, historic home of the UK government. Many of the most famous attractions are free to visit, like the Tate Modern Art Gallery, the National Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museums. Famous City Landmarks abound, such as Leicester Square, Covent Garden and Piccadilly Circus. London is often cited as Europe’s best shopping destination. Oxford Street is the central shopping hub, but quirky markets all over the city, such as in Camden Town are well worth a visit. The River Thames runs through the heart of London, and a river cruise is a great, alternate way to see the city.