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The Langham London: Where afternoon tea tradition was born

Posted on February 21, 2011 | HotelsNo Comment

Rediscover the modified grandeur of the 19th century on the Regent Street! I am talking about The Langham London where you are always welcome for a re-entry into this £80m restored tower that still preserves its 140 years of history. Opened as the first Grand Hotel of Europe in 1865, this luxury extravaganza has enticed celebrities, dignitaries, and VIPs. And above all, it was the Palm Court of The Langham London where the tradition of having the afternoon tea was introduced for the first time.

Today, this chic hotel still continues to captivate the astute visitors via its celebrated dignity service. All the guests here are always delighted during their stay in this Victorian hotel soaked in its exclusively historic heritage even after contemporary renovation. Undeniably, it is this legendary history as well as the eminent status that makes this flawless establishment extremely unique among the other London hotels.

The centrally-located, nine-storey hotel is very close to the Oxford Street, BBC Broadcasting House, as well as the Regent’s Park.


At The Langham London, there are 380 guestrooms including suites that are named after the previous celebrity guests. The rooms are so luxurious as well as elegantly appointed that they invoke a warm homely experience. No matter which room you choose, all of them are equipped with the basic as well as luxury amenities: High-speed Internet access, video-game console, pay movies, hypo-allergenic bedding, complimentary newspaper, air conditioning, curtains, television Internet access, Internet access (surcharge), voice mail, direct-dial phone, minibar, coffee/tea maker, wake-up calls, housekeeping, extra towels/bedding, turndown service, private bathroom, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, mirror, in-room massage, slippers, bathroom scale, in-room childcare (surcharge), electronic/magnetic keys, satellite television service, in-room safe, opening window, desk, cribs, and rollaway beds.

You can pick from the traditional, but chic Classic Rooms; over spacious One Bedroom Suites featuring different sitting rooms, and spacious Classic Junior Suites with sitting areas.


• Airport transportation (surcharge)  • Limo or Town Car service  • Valet parking GBP30/24Hr SUV GBP40  • Parking (surcharge) GBP30/24Hr SUV GBP40  • 24-hour front desk  • Audio-visual equipment  • Ballroom soaked in rich heritage – shimmering crystal chandeliers and elaborate minute details

• Banquet facilities for up to 375 guests  • 15 function rooms  • Business center  • Business services  • Internet access in public areas – high speed  • Internet access in public areas – surcharge  • Internet access – wireless  • Computer rental  • Multiple conference/meeting rooms

• Multiple small meeting rooms for 8 to 80  • Multilingual staff  • Secretarial services  • Translation services  • Event catering  • Currency exchange  • Coffee shop or café  • Cell phone/mobile rental  •  Complimentary newspapers in lobby  • Air-conditioned public areas  • Concierge desk  • Porter/bellhop  • Safe-deposit box – front desk  • Doorman/doorwoman  • Security guard  • Laundry facilities  • Dry cleaning/laundry service  • Elevator/lift  • Express check-in and check-out  • Medical aid  • Restaurant(s) in hotel  • Lounge  • 24-hour room service  • Shoe shine  • Tour assistance  • Umbrella


• Sauna  • Spa tub  • Steam room  • Swimming pool – indoor

• Massage – spa treatment room(s)  • Full-service health spa  • Bicycle rentals  • Health club  • Fitness facilities  • Golf  • Boating  • Tennis  • Running track/path  • Rowing  • Horse riding/rental  •  Hiking/biking trails  • Playground

From golf, all takes place nearby.


There is only main restaurant here: Roux at the Landau wherein the fusion of the dramatic patterns and gilded interior will captivate your mind before the food. Expect contemporary European cuisine that includes seasonal ingredients with some interesting changes.

How can you leave without sipping the legendary afternoon tea at the Palm Court? Regarded as the centre piece, this is where you can also savor light dining throughout the day.


From $289 per night.

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