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The 5 Best Reasons to Check into The Langham, London

The historic property is ideal for business travelers

by Business Traveler

June 18, 2024

The Langham, London / Photo: Courtesy of The Langham, London

The Langham, London, has epitomized luxury hospitality for more than 150 years. Here are five reasons why you should visit on your next business trip to the U.K.’s capital.

Location

Situated in the heart of London’s West End, The Langham is surrounded by some of the sites most synonymous with the UK’s capital. Oxford Street, Bond Street, and Carnaby Street are all a short walk to the south. Regent’s Park and Hyde Park can be found to the north and south-west respectively. Mayfair, Soho, and Covent Garden are all within walking distance or a short taxi journey, giving visitors plenty to explore.

The Portland Suite

The Portland Suite terrace / Photo: Courtesy of The Langham, London

There is a wide range of room types for guests to choose from, but special mention goes to the newly refurbished Portland Suite. The suite offers a view of Portland Place, improved by a new terrace added as part of the renovations–start your day with breakfast outdoors, or come back to a well-earned drink overlooking the cityscape after a long day. While good weather may not be guaranteed–this is Britain, after all–the suite itself offers more than enough to compensate. Inside there are two bedrooms, two sofas, and a coffee table; elegant interiors feature high ceilings, wooden flooring, and custom-made finishes. Other new additions include expertly designed upholstery, case goods, and lighting. The focal point of the dining room is the minibar with glassware and accessories, allowing you to craft your own favorite cocktails.

Food and Drink

Despite an abundance of outstanding restaurants on the doorstep of The Langham, you need not venture out at all. The crown jewel of the hotel’s dining options is Chez Roux, which takes inspiration from famed two-star Michelin chef Michel Roux Jr’s childhood in rural Kent. The menu showcases historical British classics and traditional French cooking methods.

Palm Court is where you go for Afternoon Tea, and has a claim as the place where this English tradition began. Then there is The Wigmore, offering “the quintessential British tavern experience” in a former banking hall. Here you can sample cask ales, wines, and some of the best pub food around. Switching gears again, Artesian is a cocktail lounge pairing drinks with a food menu created by chef Angelo Sato of Humble Chicken in Soho. Rounding things out is Mimosa, which aims to transport guests to the French Riviera with its cuisine from the South of France and interior to match.

Wellness

Chuan Body+Soul Spa / Photo: Courtesy of The Langham, London

The wellness treatments are comprehensive, with the Chuan Spa offering a range of signature treatments for maximum relaxation. The wellness center includes a gym with state-of-the-art fitness equipment and a 50-foot-long swimming pool for those seeking a more active stay.

The Langham Club

For even more exclusivity, The Langham Club has a variety of privileges ideally suited to those away on business. There are private check-ins for fuss-free arrival and getaway, you can host your own meetings in a designated space, and there are refreshments created in collaboration with Michel Roux Jr. The cherry on top is the butler service for everything from booking theater tickets to serving your preferred cocktail.