Ever heard of a tropical garden in Central London? In this post, we will be talking about The Landmark London and its breathtaking dining room.
A bit of history
The hotel was originally called The Great Central Hotel and was one of London’s Victorian era railway hotels. It was meant to serve Marylebone station as the hub of an international railway that would run through a channel tunnel. In the early twenties, the central courtyard became a winter garden but the decline in the use of railway services caused by the invention of motorcars caused its slow decline.
Thanks to London’s growth in the late 20th century, the building reopened as a hotel in 1993, under the name of The Regent, but in 1995 it was renamed The Landmark London. The hotel currently has 300 rooms and suites and the extremely beautiful Winter Garden that hosts breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
The first thing that catches your eye when walking into this hotel is the beautiful lobby and the breath-taking dining room.
The Winter Garden resembles very much a tropical forest surrounded by a soaring eight-storey glass roof atrium. It is very tempting to stop to take pictures from every possible angle (trying to not disturb anyone enjoying their afternoon tea!), and that is exactly what we did!
Pictures taken, time to check out our suite!
The room was very spacious and comfortable, which is not always the case when booking a hotel in London. It was the perfect setting for us to celebrate reaching 200,000 followers on our Instagram page, but we will talk about this further down in the post.
After a very relaxing afternoon in the nearby Regent’s Park, we were really looking forward to having dinner in their elegant idyllic dining area.
The fish was really fresh and tasty, so we decided to have the Whole Pan Seared Dover Sole as a main. Again, excellent quality and cooked to the right point.
We were really satisfied with the food, but the service was not the level that we were expecting in one of London’s leading luxury hotels, as they were not very attentive and failed to understand our orders in more than one occasion.
As mentioned previously, this weekend coincided with our Instagram account reaching 200,000 followers, which is a massive achievement for our team. We really wanted to create something special for this accomplishment and our beautiful room was the perfect setting.
After numerous attempts we finally managed to coordinate all four balloons and celebrate in style. They only downside of this photoshoot was that our breakfast had become cold, but it was actually still really tasty.
Unfortunately, it was time for us to leave this lovely hotel (we admit that we stopped again to take pictures of the Winter Garden on our way out!) and we can’t wait to be back for breakfast or afternoon tea!