Venue Review: The Langham Hotel, London

Written by Paul Dec 08 2015

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The Langham Hotel, London - W1B 1JA

The Langham Hotel has sat proudly on the edge of Regent Street & Langham Place for an impressive 150 years. Originally it played host to Victorian high society, loved by royalty, artists and musicians. It was here that Oscar Wilde met with Arthur Conan Doyle and Joseph Stoddart, who commissioned him to write The Picture of Dorian Gray, and where Louis Napoleon III spent much of his time in exile during the 1870’s. Having been used by the army in WWII and then by the BBC (Broadcasting House is across the road), the building was finally bought by Hilton and in 1991 The Langham was back in business.

From it’s creation The Langham was renowned for boasting luxuries such as electric lights, hydraulic lifts and even air conditioning, in fact the hotel is considered the birthplace of the afternoon tea. These days the luxuries include a 6 bedroom penthouse suite and Artesian, which is officially the world’s best bar. Guests also have access to the unique Club Lounge (think first class airport lounge) and the onsite restaurant Roux at The Landau run by father and son team Albert & Michel Roux Jr, which holds two AA Rosettes.

For meetings & events the hotel has numerous spaces available to hire. The Grand Ballroom, a lavish space with renaissance pillars and glorious chandeliers, can accommodate conferences of 275 delegates and banquets for 250 guests. The ballroom opens up to the stunning & south facing Courtyard Garden, an ideal spot for summer drinks receptions. There are an additional 11 event spaces suitable for smaller conferences of up to 75 delegates, boardrooms for between 10-30, or breakout rooms to support events in the Grand Ballroom. For those looking to host private dining The Roux at the Landau offers the Postillion, a sumptuous room for up to 18 guests to dine in style.

Photo of the Palm Court at The Langham Hotel, London

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