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
  • A bold addition from Langham, London’s latest renovation is The Langham Club, an exclusive haven inspired by private lounges of the Victorian era accessible to Executive Room and Suite guests only.
  • In the Regent wing of the London hotel you’ll find the Chuan Body + Soul spa, which offers beautifully designed treatment rooms where you can choose from Chinese-inspired massages, facials from renowned Swiss beauty brand Jacqueline Piotaz, the state-of-the-art gym or the impressive 52-foot-long swimming pool. 
  • 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 Palm Court, where afternoon tea takes center stage; 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 must-visit cocktail lounge, Artesian Entitled Duality, showcases this theme through 14 cocktails, paired to represent seven dual elements. Each pair of drinks draws from a common element, like an ingredient, a cocktail style, a technique, etc.
Things to Know
  • The spacious 4,844-square-foot 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 Langham boasts its own cooking school, Sauce, designed for novices and accomplished cooks alike.The hotel’s talented chefs have tailored a range of courses in which they share their trade secrets, and you will learn to make mouth-watering food and then enjoy eating it.

The Rooms
  • Many of the nine-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 one o London’s largest accommodations, 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, dressing areas and an expansive terrace.
  • The Infinity Suite comes with a spacious, spectacular semi-circular living room and a Hästens 2000T bed, a nearly 450-pound oasis made of 37 layers, in the bedroom.

The Restaurants
  • All restaurants and banqueting facilities are overseen by world-renowned chef Michel Roux Jr. and run by executive chef Chris King.

  • Artesian recently launched anew menu in partnership with Humble Chicken chef Angelo Sato. The menu is inspired by traditional Japanese dishes and ingredients. Sato has worked incredible depth of flavor into the dishes, pushing the boundaries of conventional bar snacks while also retaining the easy-to-eat style that’s well-suited to the Artesian experience and drinks list.
  • Go to Palm Court to savor breakfast, lunch and sample the quintessentially English afternoon tea. Its offering evolves with the seasons to ensure ingredients are always showcased at their peak.
  • Enjoy a modern take on the classic British pub at The Wigmore, where you'll find Martin Brudnizki Studio-designed interiors, a vast selection of beers on tap and a menu of elevated pub fare from Michel Roux Jr., like masala-spiced Scotch eggs, the XXL Cheese & mustard toastie 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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