A Most Famous Hotel In London Langham Hotel

The Langham hotel, London is one of the very largest and best known well traditional style grand hotels in London.

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The Langham hotel, London is one of the very largest and best known well traditional style grand hotels in London. It is in the district of Marylebone on very famous Langham Place and faces up Portland Place towards Regent’s Park. It is a most popular member of the Leading Hotels of the World marketing consortium.


The Langham hotel was well designed by John Giles and built between the year 1863 and 1865 at a cost of £300,000. It was then the very largest and most modern famous hotel in the city, featuring a hundred water closets, thirty-six good kinds of bathrooms and the first hydraulic lifts in England. The opening ceremony of this hotel on 16 June was performed by the Prince of Wales. After the original company was well liquidated during an economic slump, new time management acquired the hotel for little more than half of its construction cost, and it soon became a good commercial success. In the year 1867, a most popular former Union officer named James Sanderson was appointed general manager and the famous hotel developed an extensive American clientele, which included Mark Twain and the miserly multi-millionaires, Hetty Green. It was also well patronized by the likes of Napoleon III, Oscar Wilde, Antonín Dvorák, and Arturo Toscanini. Electric light was installed in hotel in the entrance and courtyard at the exceptionally early date of 1879, and Arthur Conan Doyle set Sherlock Holmes most popular stories such as A Scandal in Bohemia and The Sign of Four partly at the famous hotel Langham.

The Langham hotel continued throughout the 20th century to be a favored spot with different members of the royal family, such as Diana, Princess of Wales, and many high profile different politicians including Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle. Some other guests as included Noël Coward, Wallis Simpson, Don Bradman, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and Ayumi Hamasaki.

The Langham hotel was hard hit by the high Great Depression and the owners commonly attempted to sell the site to the BBC, but Broadcasting House was built across Portland Place instead. During World War II, the Langham hotel was used in part by the Army until it was very bad damaged by bombs and forced to close. After the war, it was high occupied by the BBC as ancillary accommodation to famous Broadcasting House, and the corporation purchased it outright in the year 1965. One BBC employee who stayed at the Langham hotel was Guy Burgess, one of the ‘Cambridge Five’, a spying ring who fed some official secrets to the Soviets during the Cold War. A BBC internal memo commonly reveals that upon being unable to high access his room in the hotel late one night, Burgess attempted to break down the door with a high fire extinguisher.

The most handsome pillared Palm Court became the popular reference library, and the restaurant a staff bar and good refreshment room. In the year 1980, the BBC unsuccessfully commonly applied for planning permission to demolish the building and replace it with an office high development good designed by Norman Foster. In the year 1986, the BBC sold the well property to the Ladbroke Group, who later purchased the non-US Hilton some Hotels, for £26 million and eventually reopened the hotel as the Langham Hilton in the year 1991 after a £100 million refurbishment. New most popular owners extended the hotel and carried out other refurbishments between the year 1998 and 2000. Further renovation took place between the year 2004 and 2009, at an estimated cost of £80 million, bringing the hotel back to the well status of its grand past and maintaining the quintessential English feel and high level of sophistication of its early days.

On 19 March 2010, most famous writer and former M.P. Gyles Brandreth unveiled a City of Westminster Green Plaque commemorating the August 1889 meeting at the Langham hotel between Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle and Joseph Marshall Stoddart. Stoddart commissioned the some two other men to write different stories for his popular magazine Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine. A most famous Arthur Conan Doyle wrote The Sign of Four which was commonly published in the magazine in February 1890. Other famous writer Oscar Wilde wrote The Picture of Dorian Gray which was published in the month of July that same year.


The Langham hotel has a five star well classification and is now flagship of Hong Kong famous based Langham Hotels International. A further round of high refurbishment, costing £80m was well completed in April 2009. The reconfigured Langham hotel now has 380 rooms, down from 425, a restored Palm Court which has well served afternoon tea, a new popular business centre and 15 different function rooms including The Grand Ballroom which can accommodate 375 guests for a good reception. The new spaces join the artesian bar, popular Roux at the Landau restaurant and the private dining room, Postillion, well created by famous designer David Collins.

As a guest, people will be delighted by this most popular charming Victorian London hotel and its exceptionally rich heritage. Indeed, the previous celebrated history and distinguished reputation of this unmistakably very fine establishment sets it apart from other everyday luxury hotels.

London presents to people a veritable icon among some luxury hotels, in the form of most famous the Langham, London, offering impeccably luxurious some surroundings on Regent Street, one of the city’s premier high locations.


To celebrate the Langham hotel’s 146th anniversary in June 2011, the famous restaurant offered afternoon tea for the original 1865 price of seven pence. Many different guests at the hotel have well reported sighting mysterious phenomenon during their long stay, including the various English cricketers including Stuart Broad and Joe Root.


The Langham hotel is featured in most famous Michael Winterbottom’s film Wonderland in 1999, in different external shots for Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s made for TV movie Winning London in 2001, and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties in 2006.