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Brown’s was opened in 1837 by James Brown, butler to Romantic poet, hedonist and freedom-fighter Lord Byron. The first British telephone call was made from here in 1876, five years after Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie took refuge in one of the considerable suites after fleeing the Third Republic. Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie and Rudyard Kipling were also guests.

The 115 traditional rooms and suites – sympathetically designed by Olga Polizzi – each pays tribute to the hotel’s heritage. Such as the lush Kipling Suite, where the man himself stayed and wrote 'The Jungle Book'. The suite's floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors and William Morris-esque wallpaper make it a jewel in Brown’s crown.

Non-residents can also get a taste of the luxury at Brown's classy cocktail bar, The Donovan, and enjoy afternoon tea in the The English Tea Room.


Venue name: Brown's
Address: Albemarle Street
Transport: Tube: Bond St/Green Park
Price: Rates £393-£705 double
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I went to Browns hotel on a sunday for the afternoon tea. It's the perfect place to have a tea time. The room is cozy with a fireplace. Tea, sandwiches, scones and pastries are really good! The service is perfect and at the end, they offers a sample of tea. It's a nice souvenir of this exceptional afternoon tea.

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