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The Landmark London

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This elegant redstone facing Marylebone station takes you back to an era when luxury travel was romantic, leisurely and almost certainly steam-powered. It’s London’s last grand Victorian hotel (it opened in 1899, just two years before Queen Vic passed away). You can see that in its excellent bone structure: especially the soaring atrium in the centre of the building, where visitors and Londoners nibble afternoon tea or breakfast underneath green potted palmtrees and a glass roof eight storeys above.

Cucumber sandwiches at the Winter Garden are really special but The Landmark London’s less famous restaurant, TwoTwentyTwo, is pretty solid too. Service and food are excellent and unfussy, and prices are unexpectedly reasonable for a five-star joint. Grand hotels often understand comfort in a way that directional bars or restaurants don’t, and The Landmark London’s cocktail bar is outstanding: snug and sexy, with twisted classics that could give a lot of hip younger venues a real run for their money.  

As well as nostalgic grandeur, it’s the attention to detail which makes this place worth the sizeable bill. It’s also brilliant for families. Family rooms accommodate four, and there are lots of thoughtful extras: child-sized bathrobes, all those toilet-training and bedtime necessities which you either forget to pack or hate carrying around with you, and – cutest of all – a readymade stripy play tent. The discreet spa and pool are soothing places to escape your nearest and dearest.

The location is also excellent. It’s central for tourists (Lord’s Cricket Ground, Wigmore Hall and Madame Tussauds are all nearby). Plus, Marylebone itself is much more villagey and beguiling than most posh central London neighbourhoods (it helps that people still actually live there). As an area, it should be congratulated on its discernment: there are boutiquey high-end fashion stores, incredible cheese shop La Fromagerie (where you can also eat lunch) and  a branch of literary temple Daunt Books, all clustered round Marylebone High Street.

You won’t find bleeding-edge tech, avant-garde design or anything very surprising at The Landmark London. The decor sits sympathetically in its somewhat traffic-battered building. Beds are wide and comfortable and rooms are quiet and elegant, with marble and 50 shades of beige furnishing. But it’s all so much more relaxing than in-yer-face contemporaneity. The Landmark London acts its age gracefully, and it’s all the better for it.

By: Time Out editors

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Address: 222 Marylebone Rd
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NW1 6JQ
Price: £276.00 to £2,304.00 per night
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Tastemaker

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend an event held in the Grand Ballroom of The Landmark and it was definitely a night to remember. The service was top notch, with staff ensuring all our drinks were constantly topped up, and making sure that we had everything served promptly. Food was excellent and the acoustics in the room was great as well. The hotel was lavish even by London standards and all the staff were extremely professional. After the event, we sat in the lounge to have drinks and it was comfortable and very enjoyable indeed. I would definitely be keen on a staycation over the weekend here!

Tastemaker

Landmark is pure elegance and luxury. Their Winter Garden restaurant with its eight storey glass atrium with palm trees is what strikes you in particular as you enter and walk through this hotel. I went here for an event and this provides the perfect setting for a special occasion. The hotel is very accommodating with exceptional service and will cater for particular dietary requirements too. The afternoon tea we had there was superb. Well located nearby Marylebone station, this is centrally located and a great venue to meet. 

tastemaker

The Winter Gardrn dining room in the Landmark is a great setting for a meal. It has a large 8 storey atrium with palm trees towering over the diners.

We ate from the set menu which was priced fairly for the food we received and the service.

The service was slick and the food was good although nothing to remember. I ordered the salmon for starters with chicken for mains and a mango cheesecake. The latter being mediocre.

The restaurant was fairly empty which was a surprise as the setting was beautiful although the food wasn't the best. As I was there for dinner the atrium was dark - I do want to check it out in the day so I may have to book a cheeky lunch or afternoon tea!

tastemaker

Tucked away on Marylebone Rd, The Landmark is a thing of beauty. Stepping through the entrance you are immediately drawn towards the 1920’s style Winter Garden. Beautiful and bright this is not a place you’d typically expect in London. With sweeping staircases and foliage galore, I could happily spend hours in the calm oasis.


I spent my time in the spa, based on the lower basement level, where the quality of care to customers is equally reflected. The staff are fantastic, never before has my treatment been explained to me in such detail and my massage was utterly relaxing and of exceptional quality.

Staff Writer

As soon as you enter it feels as though you’re stepping into the past and more specifically a supremely luxurious Victorian world. I would recommend entering via the main entrance off Marylebone Road, this way you walk straight into the airy atrium surrounded by towering palm trees, a welcome oasis from the hustle and bustle outside. I have stayed a couple of times and dined in both the Winter Garden and twotwentytwo restaurants; both were exceptional in terms of the quality of food and staff. The rooms are larger than most in London, comfortable and as lavish as you’d expect. If you are staying in, it’s well worth going to the exclusive and very intimate Mirror Bar for a few cocktails. Overall, a fantastic hotel in a fantastic location.

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