The Langham, London

Historic luxury in London
Europe’s first “grand hotel,” Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star The Langham, London opened in 1865. While back in the day this luxurious property was famous for high-tech amenities such as electric lights, hydraulic elevators and air conditioning, as well as a raft of celebrity and royal connections, today the Langham is best known for its outstanding drinking and dining opportunities.

Having recently undergone a major refurbishment, the hotel has never been in finer form: Marble floors and soaring ceilings in the foyer, purple leather banquettes and mirror detailing in the hip Artesian bar and guest rooms that combine the tradition of a Victorian building with all the comfortable modern touches we’ve come to expect from luxury hotels today. The Langham continues its grand tradition.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Another bold addition from Langham, London’s 2015 renovation is The Langham Club, an exclusive haven inspired by private lounges of the Victorian era.
  • In the back of the London hotel you’ll find the Chuan Body + Soul spa, which offers beautifully designed treatment rooms where can choose from Chinese-inspired massages, facials from renowned Swiss beauty brand Jacqueline Piotaz and pampering touches like spray tan and waxing services. 
  • There’s plenty of competition when it comes to great food and drink in London, but the Langham more than holds its own thanks to fine-dining restaurant Roux at The Landau, modern British pub The Wigmore and innovative cocktail lounge Artesian.
  • If the Artesian has evenings taken care of at the Langham, then afternoons are all about the Palm Court, a grand mirror-bedecked hall with a decidedly 1920s vibe and the birthplace of afternoon tea.
  • The latest menu from The Langham, London's ever-evolving cocktail lounge, Artesian Moments is a curated collection of sips designed to evoke powerful memories. Savor a trip down memory lane with tipples like You Took Your First Steps (rum, milk, banana, strawberry medicine) or You Fell In Love (whiskey, rose, chili, pomegranate). 
Things to Know
  • The spacious Sterling Suite allows for an expansion of up to six bedrooms that can occupy 12 guests, making it an optimal choice for families and large groups. 
  • Book an Executive Room, Junior Suite or One Bedroom Suite to enjoy complimentary access to The Langham Club.
  • Those enjoying Langham Club Lounge access can enjoy complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea, unlimited champagne drinks and more in an exclusive environment.
The Rooms
  • Many of the 10-story hotel’s guest rooms offer breathtaking views of the London skyline, while a minority look onto inner courtyard, perfect for travelers who prefer a quieter outlook.
  • All guests benefit from complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, plus handy touches such as U.S. and European power sockets and a discreet “do not disturb” system using buttons and lights.
  • The hotel is home to London’s largest accommodation, the spacious 4,844-square-foot Sterling Suite. Inspired by the sterling heritage of English pageantry, the luxe unit includes private elevator access, three main bedrooms, en suite bathrooms, standalone bathtubs and dressing areas.
  • The sophisticated space also consists of custom-made furniture with gold- and silver-leaf hand-painted finishes, gorgeous marble and antique mirror work.
The Restaurants
  • Overseen by Albert and Michel Roux Jr., and run by head chef Chris King, Roux at the Landau serves excellent cuisine prepared with French technique and English flavors.
  • The multi-course tasting menu features dishes such as squab supreme with buttermilk dressing and spit-roasted lamb saddle with homemade merguez (both also available a la carte). Desserts, too, are top-notch.
  • The English breakfast at Roux at the Landau is not to be missed. Start with an outstanding basket of freshly baked croissants and apple turnovers before diving into eggs, artisanal bacon, sausage and blood pudding, plus a Portobello mushroom and grilled tomato.
  • On Friday and Saturday evenings, the Palm Court is transformed into a decadent jazz lounge where you can enjoy complimentary champagne and canapés.
  • Enjoy a modern take on the classic British pub at The Wigmore, where you'll find Martin Brudnizki Studio-designed interiors, cocktails from the Artesian team and a menu of elevated pub fare from Michel Roux Jr., like masala-spiced Scotch eggs; toasted quinoa, date and pumpkin tagine; and a cheeseburger topped with grilled ox tongue.
24-hour room service
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Pet friendly
Getting There
1C Portland Place, Regent Street, London, GB W1B 1JA
LHR (35-50 min)   LGW (1 h-1 h 25 min)   LCY (26-45 min)  
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