The Handbook
The Handbook

When you’re staying in a city as royal as London, there’s got to be a certain amount of wow factor from the moment you waltz through the doors. Whether it’s marbled pillars, glistening chandeliers, or ceilings adorned with disco balls you’re after, London is filled with some showstoppers that’ll undeniably leave you in awe from the second you sweep through the door to the moment you leave. So we’ve picked out 12 of London’s very best lobbies that’ll no doubt woo you away…

The LaLiT London

Feeling a little Alice in Wonderland-esque with its chessboard marbled floor, The LaLit London lobby reeks of British charm. This five star luxury boutique hotel, located in the 120 year-old Neo-baroque building, features 70 rooms, each adorned with bespoke Indian art and retain many original features. Upon arriving, you’re greeted with a statement monochrome lobby, with intricate ceiling details, marbled floors, and beautiful floral displays.

Where: 181 Tooley Street, London SE1 2JR, UK
Nearest station: London Bridge (0.4 miles)

Hotel Café Royal

Wowee, would you look at that chandelier! Hotel Café Royal’s lobby, designed by Piero Lissoni, is blooming beautiful, and has it’s own red carpet-style entrance so you can waltzer down the red carpet feeling like an A-list celeb at a movie premiere. Inspired by the lobbies of the world’s Palace hotels, this glorious lobby is stylish, modern, and fits the grand hotel perfectly, mainly because of the captivating bespoke Murano glass chandelier slap bang in your eye view as you walk through the door. But hey, who doesn’t love a sparkling chandelier?

Where: 68 Regent Street, Piccadilly, W1B 4DY
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus (0.1 miles)

Flemings Mayfair

First impressions are everything and Flemings Mayfair’s lobby certainly pulls out all the stops. Back in 2016, this Mayfair hideout was fully refurbished and along came a brand spanking new lobby adorned with gold wallpaper with an intricate contrasting tree, designed by luxury wallpaper designers de Gournay. Tucked away in the corner of the lobby, you’ll find a private check-in area, and you’ll find beautiful floral displays by florist and Royal Warrant holder Moyses Stevens helping to add a pop of colour to the luscious lobby.

Where: Flemings Mayfair Hotel, Half Moon Street, London, W1J 7BH, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Green Park (0.2 miles)

South Place Hotel

As you wander along South Place street and arrive at South Place Hotel, you’ll be greeted by a delicate airplane chandelier designed by British-born product designer, George Singer. The lobby itself is decorated stylishly with a dark marble check-in desk, and autumnal hues.

Where: 3 South Place, London, EC2M 2AF, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Moorgate (Great Northern) (0.2 miles)

ME London

Nestled in between the cultural hub of the city, with theatres, exclusive boutiques and tourist hotspots neighbouring around, ME London’s luxurious lobby is a sight for sore eyes. The hotel was designed by world famous architects Foster + Partners, it’s futuristic, edgy, and certainly original. With its contemporary curves and bright interiors, it feels like you’ve almost stepped inside a spaceship, but hey, what’s not to love about that?!

Where: 336-337 Strand, WC2R 1HA

Brown's Hotel

In flamboyant Mayfair style, Brown’s Hotel is another Mayfair jaunt to add to your bucket list, and with a lobby adorned with royal blue florals, it’s easy to see why. Having recently undergone an entire ground flood refurbishment, their lobby entrance is, simply put, beautiful. Blue wisteria-style flowers clad the walls, velvet armchairs fill the floor, and a royal chandelier hangs above, it’s undeniably British and we’re all flor-al it!

Where: Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4BP, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Green Park (0.2 miles)

nhow London

It’s not everyday you wake up with a Big Ben rocket sprawled across the hotel lobby, but then again, it’s not everyday you wake up in one of London’s finest hotels. nhow’s lobby has been totally revamped by local artists filling the space with inspiring co-working tables, concrete pillars, bold colours, and, of course, the iconic Big Ben rocket. Even if you’re not staying at the hotel, it’s worth grabbing a drink or two just to see this wonderful space.

Where: 2 Macclesfield Road, London, EC1V 8DG
Nearest station: Old Street (0.5 miles)

W London

Party this way…

Disco balls adorn the ceilings, metallic furnishings grace the floor, and flamboyant artwork fills the walls over in W London’s lobby. Propped in the heart of Leicester Square, surrounded by the glitzy theatreland, W London certainly replicates its glamorous surroundings with mirrored reception desks, and, of course, the glistening disco balls hung above you as you walk in. It almost feels like a theatre stage itself!

Where: 10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, W1D 6QF

116 Pall Mall

As you waltz up the steps of 116 Pall Mall, you’re immediately greeted with original mosaic tiles, and as you step inside through to the lobby, you’ll find yourself surrounded with floor to ceiling marble pillars, original tiled floors, and a statue of the Duke of Wellington, who was actually a regular at 116 Pall Mall back in the early 1800s! This grandeur space is certain to give your guests the wow factor as soon as they walk into the building, ahead of the special event you’ve organised in one of the equally beautiful event rooms.

Where: 116 Pall Mall, Westminster, London, SW1Y 5ED, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London Charing Cross (0.3 miles)

Andaz London Liverpool Street

Locked in the heart of East London, surrounded by the creativity and eccentricity nature of Shoreditch, Andaz London Liverpool Street blends both business and pleasure. As you step inside, you’ll find yourself surrounded by graffiti-style artwork adorning the walls, cosy cushioned corners, and even it’s own little bar! It’s the perfect spot for guests who’ve just got in at Liverpool Street station and want to be immediately wowed by this wonderful city. It’s perfectly located so as soon as you step outside of the hotel, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a myriad of designer stores, markets, graffiti art, and whatever else the city has to throw at you for the day.

Where: 40 Liverpool Street, The City, EC2M 7QN

Rosewood London

Honey, you look good in stripes. Rosewood London is up their with the capital’s finest luxury hotels for sure, and its royal beauty certainly draws in the crowds – even influencer Samantha Maria has been seen snapping a pic for her Insta. Their sleek lobby is filled with black leather armchairs, tasteful art, and glass cabinets adorned with trinkets, you never know what you’ll find in there.

Where: Rosewood London, High Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Holborn (0.2 miles)

The Langham

Who doesn’t love some white marble? Well, we certainly know you influencers do! Located in the heart of the West End, The Langham London has become iconic, and much to our delight, their lobby is filled with head to toe marbled pillars! It’s all very stylistically monochrome, with bursts of floral for a pop of colour, and we’re all for it. It’s blooming stunning. So who else is ready for a photoshoot?

Where: 1c Portland Place, Regent Street, W1B 1JA