If you are the kind of person who likes to travel in style, here’s a hotel you would definitely consider staying at in London. Boasting of a prime location near the very famous Regent Street district which is a 5 minutes’ walk away, the Langham Hotel London is a 140 year old establishment that has recently undergone a massive restoration in order to accommodate the younger crowd.
This grand scale Victorian Style hotel was the first Grand Hotel in Europe and has entertained several celebrities, dignitaries and members of the Royal Family since then. The hotel can be easily reached via road and underground subways.
The closest airport to the hotel is London Heathrow although you can also choose to land at either London Gatwick International Airport or Stansted International Airport instead. There are plenty of private cabs and taxis that can take you to the hotel for a nominal charge.
Alternatively, if you prefer to take the underground train, you can board any of the trains that pass through Paddington Station, Euston Station, Victoria Station, King Cross and St. Pancras Station or the Waterloo Station; and get off at the Oxford Circus Underground Station which is a 5 minutes’ walk away from the hotel.
Accommodation: There are a total of 380 guest rooms in the Langham Hotel London which are classified into the standard rooms and the suites. All the rooms are extravagantly decorated and furnished accordingly. Though traditional in their outlook, the rooms are equipped with the latest in communication, entertainment and other necessary facilities.
Dining: The hotel operates three restaurants that have carved a niche for themselves in the industry. Serving everything from traditional English dishes to various international delicacies, the restaurants promise a memorable dining experience for their guests.
The Landau Dining Room was previously the hotel’s ballroom and serves a whole variety of European dishes and traditional British delicacies. The restaurants extensive wine cellar enables guest to select from the choicest of wines from around the world.
The Artesian Lounge doubles as a cocktail bar in the evenings and offers guests a good selection of rums, cocktails and other beverages to choose from. The Palm Court Restaurant which is located at the center of the hotel, serves light meals throughout the day. Deemed as the place where the English tradition of the afternoon tea was born, the Palm Court turns into a champagne lounge by evening.
General Amenities: The hotel’s indoor swimming pool can take you by surprise as it was earlier touted to be a bank vault. Stretching over 16 meters, the pool has its own special timing for children and is located amidst pleasant surroundings.
The on site, state of the art fitness center and club is sure to revitalize your body and soul. Complete with steam and sauna rooms; a well equipped gym and plasma television screens, the fitness club employs seasoned and professional trainers to assist you with your workout sessions.
After undergoing a massive restoration, the hotel’s Grand Ballroom has recently reopened. Fit for a king, the spectacular ballroom has been designed in a 19th century European Style and is adorned with majestic pillars and chandeliers at regular intervals. The room plays the venue for weddings, parties, festive occasions and other celebrations.