Hotel in Detail:The Langham Hotel London is One of the leading hotels of the world with a long and rich history. This impressive building has an elegant and graceful character while blending a sense of the past with a contemporary feel.
Bedroom amenities include Air-conditioning, 24 hour room service, Broadband Internet connection, In-house pay movies, Sony Playstation, Private Bar, Coffee & Tea facilities, Satellite TV, Radio, In-room safe, Direct Dial Telephone, fax, mini-bar, cable/satellite 32" flatscreen Television & Radio, Working Desk and Voicemail. Bathrooms come with luxury toiletries.
Classic Rooms: Traditional style. Room Size: From 301 ft² / 28 m².
The Classic Grand rooms are roomy with high ceilings lend to the feel of space and natural daylight. Room Size: From 301 ft² / 28 m². Modern classic style and elegance. Feature a cosy armchair, state of the art technology and a lavish marble bathroom.
The Classic Executive rooms have the distinction of being designed by a name synonymous with high end luxury, Harrods of Knightsbridge, and are classily British by design. Room Size: From 409 ft² / 38 m². 32" or 42" flatscreen Television and Two direct dial telephones.
Classic Family Rooms: Views of All Souls Church. Includes a seating area with a foldout sofa-bed with a modern English style. Large bathroom and extra space for suitcases and shopping. Room Size: From 409 ft² / 38 m². Generously sized business desk. Marble bathroom with separate handheld shower.
The Langham Club Rooms (45 rooms in total and located in a section that can be thought of as a hotel within a hotel) offer opulent style, furnished in a sophisticated, neutral-tone décor with a contemporary flair and come with access to the club lounge. Extras in these rooms include a complimentary bar and late check-out. In the bathroom, which includes a separate shower and bath, you will find luxurious amenities from Penhaligon's of London. Room Size: From 344 ft² / 32 m² and have a Bose CD player.
Dining Options:Club lounge: Serves complimentary all day light meals and refreshments, including continental breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails, guests can also enjoy an extended check-out time until 3:00 p.m.
Roux at The Landau: Father and son Albert and Michel Roux Jr work in collbration at the Langham, the first time since 1991. The restaurant was designed by David Collins Studio and has 100 seats. Extravagant and luxurious surroundings and yet with a relaxed feel. This restaurant has been designed to look as it did when it first opened in bygone era. Features a glass canopy with state-of-the-art lighting. Modern Oriental feel. Also features a private dining room called 'Postilion' along with a theatrical vaulted wine corridor with in excess of 1,500 wines which connects the lobby entrance to the restaurant. Specially selected wine and champagne list which is divided into regions.
Menus reflect the Roux trademark style of classically-constructed French dishes, blended with todays tastes for lighter choices. A modern approach to combining ingredients, and a contemporary style of presentation. Some classic British dishes, which are customer favourites also feature on the menu.
Breakfast 07.00 till 10.30 (Weekends till 11.00), Lunch noon till 14.30 (Monday till Friday), Afternoon Tea 15.00 till 17.00, Dinner 17.30 till 22.30 (Monday till Saturday)
Artesian Cocktail Bar: (awarded best bar in the world by drinks international). Opened in 2007. The work of specialist restaurant designers, David Collins Studio, the bar is now a glamorous venue for hotel guests with a blend of Orientalism, new nostalgia and the contemporary. Serves an extensive list of cocktails including special in-house rum/cocktail creations.
The bar takes its name from the artesian well that is located beneath the hotel, measuring 360 feet in depth. Hi-tech ice machines makes for purer and colder ice with increased density. This means the ice takes far longer to melt ensuring well chilled cocktails. Open till 2 am (midnight Sunday)
Palm Court: This is the centre piece of the hotel and where 140 years of history continues today with its daily traditional afternoon tea. Alongside the tea you will find all day light dining and an extensive Champagne list (over 40 with many rare labels) in a setting of timeless elegance.
Open: 10.00 till 22:00
Afternoon tea: 15:00 till 17:00
Champagne hour: 19.05 (the hotel calls this 18.65, the year the hotel opened) till 20.09
The Wigmore: Modern British Tavern serves a carefully created drinks list including great wines, cask ales and craft beers including the in-house "Saison". The food menu defines quintessential British pub fare. Classic pub snacks have been elevated to a new level such as: Masala spiced scotch egg, dahl relish and the Stovetop cheese toastie presented to the table with a cast iron bacon press to ensure cheese remains molten until it reaches the guest. This was once a banking hall but has been transformed to capture and enhance the original features of the space. Two separate, semi-private areas have been incorporated into the space and are available for private bookings, ideal for groups and special occasions. Wine on tap, Cask ales and craft beers along with hearty British dishes.
Open 11.00 till midnight.
Plymouth Gin Garden Bar: Part of the Wigmore bar. Courtyard setting featuring climbing plants and pots on the tables where you can pick your own garnish. Has its own bar serving e summer cocktails including a signature mix of Plymouth Fruit Cup and the Shrub-a-glug-Glug combining Plymouth Fruit Cup with strawberries and a strawberry shrub. Features the Glug Jug fish, a serving vessel shaped like an open-mouthed fish which was used by the navy and Plymouth Gin since the latter half of the 19th century. When liquid is poured, it produces a gurgling sound. Serves a gin influenced bar menu.
As the home of the birth place of the traditional afternoon tea (see background below) you would expect this tradition to be something special at the Langham Hotel, and indeed it is.
Choose from a variety of Tea specials including:
High Tea served with a glass of Laurent-Perrier NV
Wonderland Afternoon Tea served with a glass of Laurent-Perrier NV
Bijoux Afternoon Tea
Bijoux Afternoon Tea served with a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV or Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve NV uber bijoux afternoon tea for two served with a half bottle of Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve NV
Covering 2 floors is the Chuan Spa (the first to be opened in Europe) (charges apply). With a 16 metre swimming pool (located in the bank vault), gymnasium, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. There are 6 treatment rooms which include a couples spa suite. There is also a salt sauna (to cleanse and purify the organs). Many of the treatments are based in Chinese medicine (moxibustion and cupping for example).
The lower ground floor is where you will find the gym equipped high tech machines, free weights and large screen TV's.
The hotel offers a full range of concierge services which extend beyond simply assisting with luggage to help with bookings and tickets for local events and amenities such as theatre or restaurant as well as assisting with business services.
The Langham hotel reception is always open to assist you too, its staffed 24 hours day 7 days a week. Additional services include currency exchange and a Laundry / Valet service. WIFI internet connection is available throughout the hotels public areas.
Onsite is a dedicated Business Centre with secretarial services available. There are also 14 function/meeting rooms.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Oxford Circus 0.2 miles (0.4 km), Railway Station: London Euston 0.8 miles (1.3 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.1 miles (4.9 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.2 miles (8.4 km). The Langham hotel boasts 5 tube stations with a half mile radius (0.8 km). The Langham Hotel is located towards the top (North) end of Regent Street, close to Oxford Circus.This is a prime location in the heart of London. Regent Street itself is one of the most popular, upmarket and fashionable shopping areas in the capital. Come Christmas time the street becomes the setting for a series of themed street lighting for which it has become internationally known for. The surrounding areas include the exclusive Mayfair, theatreland, Soho, Piccadilly Circus (at the south end of Regent Street) and to the North of the hotel and just 700 yards (640 metres) walk is the wonderful Regents Park. Regents Park is home to London Zoo. A few nearby attractions include Wigmore Hall (0.2 miles, 0.3 km), London Palladium (0.3 miles, 0.5 km), Pollocks Toy Museum (0.4 miles, 0.6 km), Wallace Collection (0.4 miles, 0.6 km), Madame Tussauds (0.6 miles, 1.0 km), Nelsons Column (0.9 miles, 1.4 km) and Buckingham Palace (1.1 miles, 1.8 km).
Bedroom Numbers: 380
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:Public parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and costs £55 per day.
Internet:WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
More hotels from this chainAssuming your only interested in the Leading chain your choices nearby include:
Rocco Forte Brown's Hotel: is 0.6 miles (1.0 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 90% and rates start from about £415.
Ritz Hotel London: is 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 90% and base rates begin at about £445.
Landmark London Hotel: 0.9 miles (1.4 km), rated at 90% and with rates from around £265.
Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane: 1.0 miles (1.6 km), rated at 99% and with rates from around £590.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 95% by past guests. The London average is 80% 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. Leading Hotels across the chain average 94% so this hotel is just above the average rating for Leading hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 23rd from 866 London hotels, 4th of 11 Leading Hotels, and 17th of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the Langham Hotel London and not too far away (0 miles, 0.0 km) would be the 5 star Royal Lancaster London, where prices begin from around £269 and which has an 89% guest satisfaction rating.For somewhere with lower starting rates try the The Marble Arch London Hotel. 0.7 miles from here (1.1 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 80% from its past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £162.
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 5 Star The Arch Hotel seems like a possible option, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The Arch Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty one closest hotels from here (Portland Place, W1 postcode) that we have data for cover a 0.6 miles (1.0 km) radius. The 51 consist of 17 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 24 four star hotels (average rating 82%), 7 three star hotels (average rating 76%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 68%). Of these hotels the highest rated are The Beaumont London (5 star), the Soho Hotel (5 star) and also the Connaught Hotel (5 star) (all joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: See how the area stacks up for low rates using base rates. We use published base rates but note these do not reflect special offers or short term discounts so remain a rough guide.
Of the nearest fifty hotels we have base rates for 49 of them. We have calculated the average base rate for all the 51 nearby hotels at £181 per night. The low end of the scale shows rates from £18 at SoHostel (2 Star, 82%) to a high of £475 at Rocco Forte Brown's Hotel (5 Star, 90%). Rate averages for each star rating: Five Star average: £293, Four Star average: £139, Three Star average: £71 and Two Star average: £36.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank Langham Hotel London 6th of 51 nearby hotels and 4th for the 17 five star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 43rd of 49 (11th of 17 five star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 8th of 47 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (SoHostel was top).
Comment: £80 million pound refurbishment 2008/2009
Background:The Langham Hotel London is an historic hotel dating back to 1865 when it was the first hotel in Europe to be classed as a Deluxe Grand Hotel and the first in London to feature air-conditioning. The original grand opening was by the Prince of Wales, later to become King Edward VII and it followed two years of construction from 1863. At the time of opening it was the largest hotel in London. Notably electric lights in the entrance and courtyard were installed in 1879 (first London hotel to have electricity). The hotel closed during World 11 after being hit during a German bombing raid. The BBC had, and still have, headquarters on the opposite side of the road. After the war they used the building for accommodation as well as filming. In 1986 the building was sold to the Ladbrokes Group for twenty Six Million pounds and Ladbrokes went on to buy the non-USA arm of the Hilton group. On March 4th 1991 the hotel reopened in its former Victorian opulent glory after a total rebuild during a one hundred million pound rebuild under the Hilton brand. Now owned by Langham Hotels International.
Memories Restaurant, Tsar's restaurant and bar and Chukka Bar closed in 2006.
First hotel to offer traditional afternoon tea shortly after its opening in 1865. Way back then the price was 1/6d (equivalent of 7 1/2 pence).
Reported to be among the most haunted hotels in the world with no less than seven ghosts claimed to have been seen at one point or another. Said to have been first sighted by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) journalists after the second world war.
In room 333 guests have reported seeing a man dress in Victorian clothing. Said to be the spirit of a doctor who murdered his wife and then hung himself in the hotel.
Reporters claim to have seen the ghost of Emperor Napoleon III and a German prince who died by jumping out of a fourth-floor window. Emperor Napoleon III lived at the hotel during his last days in exile and has been said to occupy the basement.
The England cricket team have complained of strange things happening at the hotel with Stuart Broad claiming lights and taps turned themselves on and off in 2014 forcing him to change rooms
The Langham was used in the James Bond film “GoldenEye” where it was presented as the St. Petersburg's Grand Hotel Europe. The hotel also featured in the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's film "Winning London".
Past Names: Was called the Langham Hilton Hotel until 2004.
One of the top ten hotels in London: Telegraph newspaper 2015
Tales of the Cocktail festival New Orleans
Best bar in world 2013, 2014, 2015
Named best bar in the world 2012 by Drinks International.
named as one of the worlds top ten bars by 'Hotels .com' September 2010.
Polignac World's Best Bar: 2012/13/14
Overall winner 2010 (Palm Court)
award for excellence 2011-2013
Green Tourism for London: Gold Status
Travel and Leisure magazine: Europe top 100: 2009
2010: Gold for Large Hotel/ of the Year
Conde Nast Gold List
2012: Gold Status