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London is home to many hotels, but The Langham, London is different because of its grand and illustrious history and regal sensibility. When the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel was built back in 1865, it was the largest and most modern hotel in the city, offering an unprecedented 600 rooms, 300 water closets, and the first air conditioning and hydraulic lifts in England. Throughout its history, it’s hosted countless dignitaries, royals, celebrities, and leisure and business travelers alike. The hotel is quintessentially British — cheerful doormen in top hats greet you upon entering and exiting the hotel and the restaurant Roux at the Landau offers one of the city’s best full English breakfasts. Rooms are decorated in a classic, muted style with dark wood trim and high ceilings, with Asian-inspired accents, furniture and artwork throughout the hotel. The Langham, London is also home to Artesian bar, which offers some of the city’s best cocktails, and a selection of rummy punches, artisanal gin and tonics, and crystal clear martinis. The luxury hotel was also hosts high tea, and was the first hotel in London to introduce the concept of afternoon tea at its Palm Court nearly 150 years ago.