Lanesborough London- All the Bells and Whistles

Lanesborough London- Glamorous Grande Dame
If you want to feel like a movie star, stay at the Lanesborough.
All rooms and suite guests have their own personal Butler, and the ultimate service.
I found the hotel elegant-decor beautifully and lovingly restored, with a warm residential feel.
For all that glamour, the hotel did not feel stuffy
Staff, from the GM on down were sincerely welcoming. That seems to be a theme with Oetker Collection hotels. They genuinely care about your well being
The most pleasant surprise is the humor of the British. We had a really delightful demonstration on the selection of teas at the Lanesborough, and importance of their butlers.

Engaging demonstration of the butler’s function at the Lanesborough.

Royal Suite sitting area

Room 322

British Countryside Sights


So many wonderful destination choices in the British countryside. Oxford, the Cotswolds,
Chiltern valley, Windsor Castle, Blenheim Palace, Bath, Stonehenge, Highclere Castle, the list goes on and on. We chose to stay in the country at Cliveden House and we based our exploration there. Spring is just about to bloom and the countryside is glorius!!

Chiltern Firehouse Marylebone – hard reservation to get

Children Firehouse

Children Firehouse restaurant

Restaurant at the highly regarded Andre Balazs hotel in Marylebone. Worth the wait, but the sound level was over the top.

Connaught Hotel – amazing place for Tea

Tea at the Connaught – highly recommended as one of the best, I have to agree. The other top options are Claridges., Milestone, Dorchester and the venerable Ritz. The Connaught
has a beautiful curved room entirely banked with windows and full blown blue hydrangeas lining the window boxes. Tea starts with finger sandwiches and then a tiered tea tray, stacked with pastries and sweets is served. Take away boxes are usual. Connaught also has a fabulous bar.