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A lavish hotel with a fantastic restaurant and elegant piano bar
The Lanesborough is styled after an early 19th century luxury residence. Common areas such as the Library Bar provide cozy areas for lounging. Rooms are elegant and stately, with much of the original period architecture preserved, including high ceilings and sculpted woodwork. Rich window dressings evoke a past era in English history.
The scene here is focused on excellent service. Rooms all have free butler service and the classic afternoon tea is fantastic. From the piano bar to Apsleys restaurant, the Lanesborough is a refined London experience.
Near transport, neighboring luxurious Belgravia and prestigious Mayfair
The Lanesborough is located a one-minute walk from the Hyde Park Corner Station in Knightsbridge. The hotel neighbors luxurious Belgravia and prestigious Mayfair. Belgravia is best known for being a wealthy residential district south of Knightsbridge with a good number of embassies and Buckingham Palace nearby. Mayfair is a bustling, upscale district as well. A number of London attractions such as Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace are an easy stroll away from the hotel.
Elegant and stately, with luxurious decor and services
The Lanesborough is a luxury property where half the rooms are suites. An emphasis is placed on space, comfort, and free services. Rooms are furnished in light, pleasant palettes and reflect the regency period of the 1820s. All rooms have a 24-hour butler (services includes packing and unpacking) along with free Wi-Fi, laptops, fresh fruit, mineral water, and luxury bathrobes and slippers. In-room business services include stationary and private phone and fax lines. There is also an interactive TV system with movies.
A specialty cigar smoking room, and a modest but luxurious spa
Beyond the elegant rooms and suites, features at the Lanesborough make this hotel particularly luxurious.
Michelin-star Italian cuisine by Heinz Beck, and a bar with a vintage cognacs cabinet
One highlight of the Lanesborough is Apsleys, a Heinz Beck Restaurant, a restaurant with one Michelin-star. Renowned Italian chef Heinz Beck is in charge of the kitchen that became the fastest London restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star.
The Library Bar has traditional oak paneling along with dramatic red and bronze drapery. The highlight here is a collection of vintage cognacs, which can be found in wall display cases and bespoke cocktails.
The Lanesborough is a luxurious property overlooking Hyde Park in Knightsbridge. The 93 rooms have palatial bathrooms, big flat-screen TVs, and free butler service. Stately decor is inspired by the early 19th century, and free Wi-Fi and laptops are available in every room. Some rooms have great views of Hyde Park. Hotel highlights include fine dining at the Michelin-rated restaurant Apsleys, a wood-paneled Library Bar, and traditional afternoon tea. An excellent staff, luxurious touches, and exclusive location on the busiest corner of Hyde Park make the Lanesborough a great luxury pick.