Hotel in Detail:The Lalit Hotel London occupies a grade II listed building dating back to the 1800s and in past years was home to St. Olave's Grammar School. Originally designed by Edward Mountford.
The hotel stays true to its heritage with many areas named after parts of the school, such as the Headmasters Room and the Teachers Room, both rooms are now bars.
Today The Lalit Hotel is a luxuriously grand boutique hotel serving Southwark and the City of London. The hotel captures the feel of Indian culture and old school British Victorian charm and character. All the bedrooms are furnished with bespoke Indian art.
The Lalit has a variety of individually designed rooms and suites.
All bedrooms come with a tea/coffee maker, coffee machine, air conditioning, safety deposit box, desk, ironing facilities, heating, soundproofing, hardwood/parquet floors, honesty bar, wardrobe/closet, clothes rack, flat screen TV with PPV channels and free WiFi.
Bathrooms come with black marble, temperature controlled flooring, shower, hairdryer, bathrobe, free toiletries and slippers.
Luxurious touches such as hand–embroidered headboards, fine silk embroidered tapestry and evening turndown.
Iron and ironing board can be requested. 24 hour room service. Daily maid service.
Baluchi Restaurant: The area was once the St. Olave's Grammar Schools Assembly Hall. Features majestic blue crystal chandeliers. Serving Indian cuisine this is a fine dining restaurant located on the ground floor. A contemporary take Indian dishes. The menu takes inspiration from the major food regions of India to carefully craft elegant cuisine, made from the finest organic ingredients.
The Naanery: The lalits bakery. Classic recipes create variations on a perfect naan, which are paired with exquisite wines.
The Gallery: Tea Lounge on the mezzanine level. Traditional afternoon tea served with the option of a novel Indian Afternoon tea menu.
The Terrace: Outside terrace area with covered tables where you can select from both the Baluchi and Gallery menus.
Teachers Room: Contemporary Cocktails and Mocktails bar creates a classy setting, perfect for relaxed evening drinks and cocktails.
Headmasters Room: Champagne bar. A room of spectacular opulence and sophistication with wooden furnishings, the Headmasters Room embraces an intricate mother of pearl ceiling, offering cognacs and champagnes promising a fine evening.
All guests have access to the 24 hour state of the art gymnasium, Entry is via the bedroom keycard. The LaLit hotel London also features its own spa offering a holistic experience combining Eastern and Western therapies using herbal infusions.
24 hour concierge team and front reception desk. Hotel is fully air conditioned, has lifts and is fully non–smoking.
Other services include luggage storage, ticket service, tour desk, currency exchange, shoeshine, ironing service, dry cleaning, laundry, fax/photocopying.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: London Bridge 0.3 miles (0.5 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 0.6 miles (0.9 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 8 miles (12.9 km).
The LaLit London sits just on the south side of the River Thames alongside Tower Bridge and 0.4 miles (0.6 km) from London Bridge, so access to the north side is well provided for. This area of London is called Southwark. Located alongside Potters Fields Park which hosts several festivals through the year and is thought to be the site of an ancient burial ground. Just 0.3 miles (0.5 km) from one of the tallest buildings in Europe, the 87 floors high London Shard. Although on the south side of the river the LaLit Hotel is still with 0.5 miles (0.8 km) of the City of London (square mile) and the financial heartland for London. Within 300 yards (274 metres) of the Moor London Development. This includes The Scoop Ampitheatre, City hall (home to the Major of London, shops, restaurants and areas to walk with sculptures and water features. There are many places of interest close by including the floating museum HMS Belfast (0.2 miles, 0.3 km), a world war ii light cruiser that saw action during the war. Just on the north side of the River Thames is the Tower of London, a surviving castle with a long and bloody history, open to the public. A few minutes walk from two famous local markets, Borough Market and Bermondsey Market, both within 0.5 miles (0.8 km). London Bridge station is just 0.35 miles (0.6 km) from here and serves both the mainline and underground system. Other places of note close to the LaLit Hotel include The Design Museum 492 yards (449 metres), St Katherine Docks 0.3 miles (0.5 km), London Dungeon 0.3 miles (0.5 km), Royal Armouries and Fusiliers Museum 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Southwark Cathedral 0.5 miles (0.8 km), Clink Prison Museum 0.6 miles (1.0 km) and Shakespeares Globe Theatre 0.8 miles (1.3 km).
Bedroom Numbers: 70
Check-in: 12.00 noon
Check-out: 14.00 (2 pm)
History: Joined the Small Luxury Hotels of the World Group in July 2017. First opened February 2017.
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.55 out of 5 by 1801 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.6 out of 5 from 950 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 82 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 851 reviews)
Parking:Public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible) and costs £50 per day.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 91% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Small Luxury Hotels across the chain average 89% so this hotel is just above the average rating for Small Luxury hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 87th from 865 London hotels, 2nd of 9 Small Luxury Hotels, and 46th of 133 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.8 miles, 1.3 km) would be the 5 star Threadneedles, Autograph Collection, where rates start from £199 and which has a 90% guest satisfaction rating. The Threadneedles, Autograph Collection also offers: free WiFi.
Prefer a tried and tested hotel close by judged by its guests ratings? We think the 5 Star Cheval Three Quays Tower of London stands out in that regard. The Cheval Three Quays Tower of London is only 0.4 miles (0.6 km) away. The Cheval Three Quays Tower of London has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotels around this area (181 Tooley Street, SE1 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 1.1 miles (1.8 km) radius. The numbers by star rating are 11 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 21 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 16 three star hotels (average rating 83%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 76%). Coming out as the top rated hotel is Cheval Three Quays Tower of London (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: We compare area starting room rates by using base rates. Bear in mind we use the published base rates which do not reflect short term offers and deals. They do however give a decent relative comparison. Looking at all hotels in the area the average base rate is £127 per night. They range from a low of £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 70%) up to £450 at Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square (5 Star, 98%). Rates break down to the following for each star rating: Five Star average: £203, Four Star average: £122, Three Star average: £90 and Two Star average: £65.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank The LaLit London 3rd (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 3rd (joint) for the 11 five star hotels in the area. In terms of lowest starting rates this hotel is 43rd of 50 (5th of 11 five star hotels.). Analysing both the base rates and overall rating for the hotel we rank it 6th of 34 for sheer value for money (Qbic Hotel London City was top).
More hotels from this chainMaybe your first and only choice is the Small Luxury chain your next best options are:
Dukes London: is 2.6 miles (4.2 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 89% and rates start from about £366.
St James Hotel And Club Mayfair: is 2.7 miles (4.3 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 89% and base rates begin at about £328.
Flemings Hotel Mayfair And Apartments: 2.9 miles (4.6 km), rated at 90% and with rates from around £200.
11 Cadogan Gardens: 3.5 miles (5.7 km), rated at 90% and with rates from around £294.