The Lanesborough

London, England

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Why we choose The Lanesborough

The Lanesborough is very British, very intimate and has a very individual look

  • London’s only 24-hour butler service for every guest is the gold standard in the hotel industry
  • Céleste earned its first Michelin Star for Executive Chef Florian Favario and fifth for Chef Patron Eric Frechon
  • Luxurious new Lanesborough Club & Spa is now open to hotel guests

The Lanesborough has the highest guest-to-staff ratio of any hotel in the United Kingdom. Some members of the staff have worked at The Lanesborough for 25 years and can be expected to welcome new guests and old friends with a warm smile time and time again. In fact, Head Concierge Simon Thomas was recently appointed President of Les Clefs D’Or, the first British Head Concierge to be elected as International President in over 25 years.

What the hotel offers in service, they match with privacy: Discretion comes courtesy of the hotel’s comprehensive non-disclosure policy! You just know some of the most famous faces in the world have stayed at this treasured landmark…but the staff’s lips are sealed.

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We suggest

The suites are very residential in feeling, making a longer stay very inviting.

What you need to know about the hotel

Regency era meets modern era at this London showstopper

  • The Garden Room’s extensive Cuban and pre-Castro cigar collection is housed in a walk-in humidor—the largest in London
  • The newly unveiled Lanesborough Club & Spa brings together the best brands in fitness, wellbeing and beauty–including Bodyism, La Prairie and ila
  • The beautiful, decorative restaurant is home to Michelin-starred dining, exceptional wines and an award-winning afternoon tea service

The Lanesborough has spectacular butler service and the best cigar bar in the city, but what we love about it is the private club feeling—maybe even private home feeling—you get here. The 93 guest rooms (nearly half of which are suites) have a grandeur associated with centuries past, though they’re equipped with carefully hidden technology.

The hotel was originally a hospital, so the rooms aren’t cookie-cutter in size or feel. They’re not especially large, however, so splurge on a suite if you’d like more space.

Where is it and what's nearby

The Lanesborough is ensconced in lofty Knightsbridge, overlooking Hyde Park and close to outrageous shopping

  • Built in 1720, the Grenadier is one of the oldest English pubs and just a few minutes from the hotel
  • Sloane Street, world-famous for its luxe shopping options, is temptingly close to the Lanesborough
  • Hyde Park is the largest park in London and a green, recreation-filled escape in the middle of the bustling city

If you’ve come to London for the sights, the Lanesborough Hotel is a great choice. It’s close to everything—shopping, galleries, dining and internationally acclaimed attractions. Some rooms and suites even offer gorgeous views of Hyde Park.

Royal residences are a huge draw; Buckingham Palace—with its art and changing of the guard ceremony—is less than a mile away, as is the Tower of London. The many, many museums are also immensely popular. The British Museum’s collections include the Rosetta Stone, the Tate Modern is the most-visited modern art gallery in the world, and the Victoria & Albert Museum has 4.5 million objects spanning 5,000 years. No doubt about it: London is a cultural powerhouse.

How to enjoy London

From the fine art galleries of Mayfair and St James  (bring your wallet, this art is for sale) to the elegant terraces surrounding Regent’s Park, sophisticated London abounds. For an edgier side to the city, head to Soho, for the excellent restaurants

  • Explore Shepherd Market, a tiny backstreet square where London’s glitterati of Royals and A-listers go to club and dine
  • To see London from the highest vantage point, take the express lift (no elevators in these parts) to the newly opened observation platform on The Shard
  • Upmarket shopping can be found on Bond Street, South Molton Street and Savile Row. For one-offs and independents, explore the boutiques of King’s Road. Borough Market is perfect to explore stalls featuring local produce, and don’t forget the antique shops on Portobello Road.

Nowhere best captures the understated glamour, impeccable manners and intriguing idiosyncrasies of the British upper classes than the streets around Mayfair. To get up close and personal, however, you have to join in the traditions. Tea at The Ritz or Claridges is a must. (It’s even listed as a proper meal alongside breakfast, lunch and dinner on their menus). Don’t forget an appointment with your man in Jermyn Street (for exquisitely tailored shirts and suits).

For more quintessentially English experiences venture away from the central hub of Mayfair. South of the river there’s Wimbledon. Outside of the tournament, visit the tennis club. It has a museum and drips wealth. The boutiques and cafes of Wimbledon Village are worth an afternoon too. Finally, don’t forget the Queen. It would be rude not to stop by if you are in town. Buckingham Palace does tours. A tourist honeypot, but you can book exclusive tours of the State Rooms.

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    When to visit London

    April: For a ticket-free sporting experience, join the throng along the banks of the Thames at Putney or Chiswick and watch the annual battle between Oxford and Cambridge Universities: The Boat Race (Pimm’s obligatory).
    May: Chelsea Flower Show
    June/July: To see the world’s greatest tennis players in action, get tickets for Wimbledon during the last week of June and first of July.
    July: Henley Royal Regatta
    August : Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
    September: London Fashion Week

  • You need to know

    The Garden Room cigar bar is home to Cognacs dating back to 1770.

  • Awards and accolades

    The Lanesborough’s Céleste restaurant holds a Michelin Star

  • A word from the hotel

    Our recognisable, dedicated staff and attentive butlers make a stay in London extra special - whether your first time or hundredth.

    Geoffrey A. Gelardi, Managing Director

  • We say

    Hands down the best butler service in London.

  • Awards and accolades

    The Lanesborough features in Condé Nast Traveler’s Platinum Circle. This honor is awarded to hotels which have been on the Gold List for five years running.

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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with The Lanesborough, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade upon arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily continental breakfast for up to 2 in room guests
  • 50% discount on room charges for preregistration up to and including Junior Suites (excluding June and July)
  • US $100 Spa services credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability

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