Since its beginnings as a 19th-century MP’s elegant mansion, The Athenaeum has continually reinvented itself. Today, you’ll find a boutique hotel with newly launched Townhouse Residences that offer guests a private London base but with all the benefits and services of a five-star hotel. The 14 plush apartments with their own private entrance are designed by the award-winning Martin Hulbert and are decorated in deep silks and sumptuous velvets to create a stylish yet supremely comfortable setting. The Residences exude English charm, complete with bay windows and traditional fireplaces. The hotel and Townhouse Residences are a stone’s throw from Green Park, and are the perfect base from which to explore London’s key landmarks. In-room dining is courtesy of the two Michelin-starred Galvin brothers, whose inspired menus champion British produce with a seasonal menu to delight all palates.
Residences from £699
+44 (0)20 7499 3464; athenaeumhotel.com
Just a short stroll away from the Townhouse Residences is Royal Academy of Arts – one of the most notable art institutions in the UK.
Galvin La Chapelle in Spitalfields is the critically acclaimed Michelin-Starred restaurant from culinary legends Chris and Jeff Galvin.
Burlington Arcade is a truly timeless destination in Mayfair and one of Britain’s longest shopping arcade offering a vast choice of luxury boutiques.
CLAIM TO FAME
Legendary film director Steven Spielberg even installed an editing suite in one of the hotel’s residences when working on E.T. Close Encounters and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
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