Being between Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace, in the heart of London’s Knightsbridge district, is erected a monument to the British hotel industry: The Lanesborough *****.
This establishment, which has been erected since 1719, and which was renovated in 1825 by William Wilkins – famous for having designed the National Gallery – had remained a luxury private residence until the 1980s, at a time when the whole area became the most exclusive residential and commercial district in the British capital.
To embellish this exceptional location, while respecting the original classic proportions, world-class architects and artisans, in partnership with the best historic preservation organisations, embarked on a three-year restoration and redevelopment project according to the most sophisticated and authentic lines that exist.
The result? One of the most beautiful palaces in the world, and the very best in terms of British-style comfort and hospitality.
One of the most comfortable ways to get to this extraordinary place is certainly by benefiting from a private limousine transfer from the Heathrow Airport, about 20 kilometres away, or from London Victoria Station, which is less than a kilometre away.
Pour rejoindre ce lieu extraordinaire, le plus confortable est certainement de profiter d’un transfert en limousine privée depuis l’aéroport d’Heathrow, distant d’une petite vingtaine de kilomètres, ou depuis la Gare de Londres-Victoria, qui se situe à moins d’un kilomètre.
Entering the Lanesborough is experiencing a moment of marvelling that will certainly remain engraved in your memory as a traveller. Monumental lobby, rosettes, shimmering frescoes, works of art, period furniture, common areas and rooms covered with 23 ¼ carat gold leaf, the attention to detail and the luxury of the locale are astounding.
For example, this hotel is the sole hotel in London to offer a 24-hour butler service for all room categories. Its Michelin-starred Celeste restaurant is particularly popular and has a delicious Library Bar and one of London’s best cigar and cognac lounges. As an icing on the cake, its Spa – which won Lanesborough the title of « Best Hotel Spa 2019 » at the World Spa Awards – is without doubt one of the finest in the country.
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