The Handbook
The Handbook

181 Tooley Street, London SE1 2JR, UK

Bars, London Bridge

  • Capacity: 400

Located in the 120-year-old neo-baroque building that was once St Olave’s Grammar School, The LaLiT London is a luxury boutique hotel featuring 70 beautifully designed rooms, each ornamented with bespoke Indian art – combining Indian culture with a quintessentially British charm and retaining many original features.

Just a stone’s throw away from Tower Bridge, the hotel is discreetly tucked away in the heart of city and conveniently close to many of London’s stunning attractions and business hotspots.

Baluchi is the hotel’s pan-Indian dining destination, offering dining with a difference. Set in the historic Grade II-listed hotel’s Great Hall, Baluchi is reminiscent of its former existence as 19th Century St. Olave’s Grammar School’s assembly hall. Under restored vaulted ceilings and magnificent, eye-catching Hyderabadi hand-crafted glass chandeliers, pops of deep cobalt warm the space and large windows allowing natural light to flood into the dining room.

With a range of spaces available for private hire, The LaLiT London is an ideal venue for an array of events from small business meetings and outdoor summer parties to large private dinners.


Opening times

Baluchi is open:
6.30am to 10.15pm Monday to Friday
7am to 10.15pm Saturday and Sunday

3 things to try when you’re there

Dal Baluchi
Masala Chai tea
Mango and coconut naan made in the dedicated Naan’ery within Baluchi

You might not know but..

Many original features have been retained across the hotel, some dating back over 100 years, whilst others have been transported all the way from India to help create an authentic design, including the stunning hand-crafted Hyderabadi chandeliers within Baluchi, weighing half a ton each.