The Langham London’s Sterling Suite Review
- The Langham London Hotel recently celebrated its 150-year anniversary
- All of the hotel’s 380 guest rooms and suites have been refurbished
- The Sterling Suite is London’s largest and most expensive hotel room
- At its largest, it can sleep 12 guests and boasts its very own grand piano and private butler service
The Langham London is the city’s oldest hotel (150-years and counting). Fortunately, it’s been given a coat of paint or two over the years, and now stands as one of London’s best places to stay.
But before we begin, it’s necessary to do a roll call of all the famous names who have stayed at The Langham London over the years. From the top: Mark Twain, George Orwell, Oscar Wilde, Napoleon the Third, Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaul and Diana Princess of Wales. That’s not a bad rogue’s gallery to have.
Sat right in the heart of Central London, the Langham London is just off Oxford Circus, and just five minutes away from the high-end stores of Regent Street. Boutiques from some of the biggest names in fashion are only a quick jaunt away, and beyond that lies Soho – a favourite for the capital’s foodies.
The hotel recently celebrated that milestone 150th birthday by refurbishing many of its 380 guest rooms and suites. The hotel boats all the usual Five Star staples, but with a British Twist. The Langham Club – for example – serves afternoon tea each day, and rooms have their own quaint British feel about them (beyond the usual Union Jack motifs).
The larger areas – such as the hotel lobby and restaurants – are grand indeed, and feature quite a bit of marble. You also get chandeliers, large vases of freshly cut flowers, and some truly interesting spaces. A lot of time and effort has gone into the Langham’s interior over the years, and it really shows.
But no one wants to sleep in the lobby. Esquire visited the Langham London’s Sterling Suite, which at 450-square-metres is almost certainly London’s largest. Design-wise, it’s similar to the rest of the hotel (understated meets contemporary), with cream carpets, dark wood floors, golden fabrics and yet more flowers.
However, in this room all that is dialed up a tad – including yet more chandeliers, huge walk-in wardrobes, waiting areas and a grand piano sat in the living room.
The entire suites itself is modular, meaning it can go up and down depending on how many people you bring to stay. At its largest, it can sleep twelve people and comes with two living rooms, a dining room, kitchen, study, and more. At its smallest configuration – it boasts just one bedroom – but what a beautiful bedroom it is.
The Langham London’s Sterling Suite is price on request and according to availability. For more information, head to langhamhotels.com/london