Langham London, a Royal opening for ‘the first Grand Hotel in Europe’ | Rooms from £305, higher categories with free Club Lounge and Boardroom

In the year 1865, the future King George V was born, the American Civil War was won, and the Langham Hotel was built as the first ‘Grand Hotel’ in Europe. The opening ceremony was performed by the then Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII, who entertained actresses Lillie Langtry and Sarah Bernhardt among […]

Five-star St Pancras Renaissance London: Sir John Betjeman’s swansong: The best place to stay for Eurostar rail journeys to the Continent at special Club rates

When the poet Sir John Betjeman managed to save St Pancras Station from demolition, he also saved the old Midland Grand Hotel, calling this masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture ‘too beautiful and too romantic to survive’ in a world of tower blocks and concrete. The rest is history: the station was saved, and the hotel […]

The Chesterfield Mayfair, historic and elegant: Named in London’s Top Ten hotels | Rooms from £205 for two including free English breakfast and free room upgrade

We are pleased to welcome the charming, traditional Chesterfield Mayfair to our London hotels portfolio—an hotel with as rich and illustrious a heritage as any in the world, and current awards naming it in the Top Ten London Hotels. It stands in prime position in Mayfair’s Charles Street, south of Berkeley Square and Shepherd’s Market, […]