We recently visited The Langham Hotel in London to refresh our memories as we hadn’t seen the Hotel for a while and there has been some changes so it was a great opportunity to see the Hotel once again.
The Langham London celebrated its 150th anniversary last year which is an amazing achievement and is still one of the most elegant and glamorous Hotels in London.
The hotel was nearly full so we only managed to see a couple of the 357 bedrooms and unfortunately all 23 Suites had all been sold – we really wanted to see the Sterling Suite which has 6 bedrooms !
We had a peek at the Langham Club Lounge which has recently been moved to a larger area and it was stunning. There was also a small meeting room which Club Lounge guests can use complimentary.
Next onto the conference rooms. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 275 theatre style or 250 for a dinner and this room has an adjoining Courtyard Garden – a unique outdoor reception space. We also saw the one of the 7 Carriage Rooms aptly named after horse drawn carriages used by affluent Victorians.
There are also 4 Meeting rooms in Langham House – we particularly liked the Mayfair which would be ideal for Director level Meetings with its high ceilings, large windows and fireplace. We really liked Langham House as you could have the rooms exclusively for your event but also have just the one room and feel like you had an exclusive area.
Next onto the Palm Court – famed as the birthplace of the afternoon tea and also well-known now for Cherish Finden, their Executive Pastry Chef who has been on our TV’s recently on the Bake Off: Crème de la Crème whose speciality is the Afternoon Teas.
We popped into Artesian the very popular Bar there which has been voted the ‘World’s Best Bar’ for 4 consecutive years. It was very busy and we tried to do a bit of celeb spotting but didn’t see anyone!
Next stop – Dinner !! We were treated to a wonderful meal at Roux at the Landau (which also has a lovely private room called the Postillion – ideal for a private dinner for 18) The theme of the Restaurant is classically-constructed French dishes, blended with a modern approach – it certainly was and the service was impeccable.
We had a lovely evening at the Langham and it was great to see the Hotel again. We left holding a bar of Cherish’s chocolate to enjoy at home ! Thank you Penny for inviting us and showing us around.