The Langham, London
My overnight flight landed early in the morning, and I arrived at The Langham, London before 9 a.m. In the lobby, I was directed to club level check-in on the third floor. In the lounge, the friendly reception staff found me a table, where I enjoyed a full breakfast spread before completing the check-in paperwork. My room wasn’t ready, so I set out for the day and picked up my keys at the lounge when I returned that afternoon; my bags had already been sent to my room.
I was traveling with a friend, and our guestroom featured two twin beds, with a nightstand in between. Under the window sat a small sitting area with a round table and chair, opposite a desk and TV/credenza. The room opened into a small entryway with a built-in closet and storage space.
The standout was the large marble bathroom, particularly the towel warmer. When we finally arrived to our room after a night of traveling and a day of sightseeing, we were eager to shower and take a quick nap before the night ahead, and the lush bathroom was a welcome sight, with both a soaking tub and a separate shower.
The Langham, London recently opened The Wigmore, a modern British Tavern on Regent Street. Roux at The Landau brings together father and son chef team Albert and Michel Roux. Artesian has won the World’s Best Bar accolade — even the ice here is specially crafted — and serves all-day dining. Palm Court offers all-day light dining in addition to a famed afternoon tea.
A 24-hour fitness center boasts state-of-the-art equipment and a new wellness sanctuary, Chuan Body + Soul, recently debuted.
Situated off Oxford Street at the end of the West End, The Langham, London is not only near many city highlights, but is also conveniently located to the Oxford Circus Underground, just a five-minute walk, and accessible to many parts of the city.
The hotel’s history dates to 1865, and it is a luxury icon on the London hotel scene. It even includes some haunted lore, but I saw no evidence of ghostly happenings!
The Langham, London
1C Portland Place
Marylebone, London W1B 1JA
tel 44 20 7636 1000