The Langham LondonPerfectly located close to Oxford Circus, The Langham, London was Europe's original 'grand hotel'
Located at the top of Regent Street, The Langham, London opened as Europe's first 'grand hotel' in 1865. This venue exudes a graceful and timeless elegance, blending a sense of the past with the style of today.
Palm Court, one of the most beloved of the Langham London event spaces. This glamorous space is ideal for drinks receptions, product launches and corporate events of every kind. Palm Court is where the tradition of afternoon tea began, 145 years ago. The award-winning tea menu includes delicate finger sandwiches, Valrhona chocolate eclairs and homemade scones with clotted cream.
Opened in 1865 as Europe's first 'Grand Hotel', The Langham London, is a prestigious Victorian landmark that has been hosting royalty, foreign dignitaries and celebrities since it's opening.
The hotel has 380 bedrooms, a business centre, a club lounge and a popular fine dining restaurant 'Roux at The Landau'. The restaurant's private dining space 'Postillion', features glamorous contemporary interiors by David Collins Studio and is perfect for dinners of up to 18. The crowning glory of the Langham London event spaces is The Grand Ballroom. The ballroom is adorned with spectacular chandeliers and can hold up to 375 guests for a reception or 250 for a gala dinner.
The Lounge, which has undergone an £80m refurbishment in recent years, was praised by judges who singled out its 'light and airy' setting, 'beautiful furnishings', as well as its 'exceptional service.' The Tea Guild's Top London Afternoon Tea Award, which is now in its 25th year, is decided by undercover inspectors, who award points for the variety and quality of the teas offered, together with the quality of food, service, decor, ambience, and presentation.
The Langham, London opened in 1865 as Europe's first purpose built 'grand hotel'. The hotel had over 300 bedrooms, making it the largest hotel in London, it had its own water supply from an artesian well (hence the name of the hotel's bar), it had the very novel 'rising rooms', hydraulically operated lifts which people flocked to see and each room had hot and cold running water.
After the second world war the hotel was occupied by the BBC and was bought outright in 1965. In 1986 it was sold to the Ladbroke Group for £26m and eventually reopened as the Langham Hilton in 1991 after a £100m refurbishment. The hotel is now part of Langham Hotels International (based in Hong Kong) and is the flagship hotel of the group.