From Holistic stone massages and palm tree decor to White Peony leaf tea and Champagne, the Landmark London is well worth a visit…
Upon needing a few days of rest and relaxation during awards season, team Marie Claire opted for Marylebone, checking in for a short stay at The Landmark London – and we certainly weren’t disappointed.
Here’s why The Landmark London is well worth a visit…
The Landmark London is renowned for its five star luxury, boasting indulgent spa treatments, gourmet high teas and instagrammable breakfasts. Its real selling point, however, is its location, with the hotel situated just a stone’s throw from Marylebone station and a short walk from the Regent’s Park and Baker Street tube station.
For anyone passing through London for work or pleasure, you can’t get much better than the Landmark, offering five star luxury in a central location.
The Landmark London offers a wide variety of spacious rooms and suites, all immaculately decorated, with plush bedding and en-suite Italian marble bathrooms.
Our room looked over the lavish winter garden, a high-ceilinged indoor atrium decorated with palm trees. There is no better feeling than curling up on your plush sofa in the Landmark London bathrobe and slippers and ordering up some room service – I recommend the Pancakes – your Instagram followers will love it.
The Landmark London offers one of London’s best breakfasts, held in the grand Winter Garden. Even if you just feel like coffee, it’s worth going for the aesthetic alone: high ceilings, marble and no shortage of palm trees. If however you do want to indulge, you’re in for an instagrammable breakfast. From freshly baked Danish pastries, traditional English Breakfast and on-trend yogurts to Eggs Royale and omelettes cooked before your eyes, the choices are endless.
Top tip: If you want a coffee later in the day, stop by The Gazebo instead. You won’t regret it.
The Landmark London has a traditional feel to it – but maybe that’s just down to the Victorian décor. It’s an undeniably friendly hotel but a very quiet place. We’re not sure we’d recommend it for a loud hen-do but for a quiet evening off for some R&R, there’s nowhere better.
If you have an afternoon off, head to the Landmark London spa. We skipped the state-of-the-art gym and headed straight for the jacuzzi, stopping by the aromatherapy experience showers, the Sanarium and the swimming pool – (one of the few chlorine free pools in London).
Then, it’s time to really indulge, with the spa offering luxurious facial treatments and massages ranging from Mediterranean by Candlelight to the Holistic Obsidiana Hot and Cold Stone Massage.
You can’t miss the Winter Garden’s afternoon tea – it’s award-winning for a reason. Indulge in an assortment of sandwiches from Lapsang Souchong smoked salmon to Coronation chicken, then move onto freshly baked scones and pastries. We’re talking warm raisin and apple, fruit peel and chocolate chip, all served with lashings of Cornish clotted cream.
Then there’s an array of traditional delights from Salted caramel and orange macaroons and dark chocolate glazed carrot cake with milk chocolate ganache to pistachio and chocolate opera gateau.
Drinks-wise, the classic Landmark afternoon tea accompaniment is a glass of Champagne De Castelnau, but if that’s not your tipple there’s a long list of freshly brewed leaf teas. From Organic Rose Grey and Angel Peach to Sencha Aloe Vera and White Peony, the list is endless. It really is one of the best places to have afternoon tea in London.
WHILE YOU’RE THERE:
Make sure you stop by the hotel’s Mirror Bar for a pre-dinner cocktail or a late night drink. You can either take part in the Barrel-Aged Cocktails experience or if you’re like us, just enjoy a night cap or three in the Victorian inspired room – complete with decorative mirrors.
Try out the Landmark’s signature cocktail: Marylebone Mist, and indulge in a bar snack, and when we say bar snack we’re talking Canadian lobster and prawn cucumber cup with cocktail sauce or a warm pressed pork belly with pineapple, coriander and five spice glaze. It really isn’t to be missed.
Despite how good the lobster and prawn cucumber cups were, and no matter how relaxed we felt after our spa treatments, the best bit about the Landmark London hotel has to be its location. With Marylebone station situated just behind the hotel and Baker Street and Edgware Road a 10 minute walk away, its accessibility is unrivalled.
The Landmark London Hotel
222 Marylebone Road