In 1865, The Langham, London opened its doors. Since then, we have captivated the world with our legendary hospitality. Discover our rich heritage here.READ MORE
THE LANGHAM STORY
The Langham, London, with over 150 years of history discover the years of legendary heritage, including famous guests and innovations from Europe's first 'Grand Hotel'. The Langham continues to captivate today and is truely a London icon, with 6 bedroom Sterling Suite and an extravagant Langham Club Lounge.
Prepare to be amazed and whisked away by The Langham, London as you enter through the doors and walk into over 150 years.
The Langham, London, Europe's first 'Grand Hotel,' opened on 10 June. Attendees at the grand opening included the Prince of Wales and much of Victorian high society.
The Langham, London became famous for its one-of-a-kind indulgences. It revolutionised the luxury hotel experience — using modern innovations like electric lights, hydraulic lifts, and air conditioning.
Soon, the hotel became the accommodation of choice for royalty, artists, and musicians from around the world ...
… Including an Emperor! Louis Napoléon III spent much of his enforced exile from France at The Langham, London.
Hotel Wentworth, in Pasadena, California, is purchased by railroad tycoon and art collector Henry Huntington. After renovations, the hotel reopened as The Huntington Hotel (now The Langham, Pasadena), an idyllic winter resort.
In 1922, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (now The Langham, Boston) is opened.
The Langham, London played a significant role during the war years. Not one to stand idly by, it served as a local first-aid and military post during World War II.
After the war, the BBC bought The Langham, London and leased sections of the hotel out as offices. From the building, the BBC broadcasted "Grand Hotel" — an iconic radio programme featuring soothing classical sounds of the Palm Court Orchestra.
The famous and influential continued frequenting The Langham, London. At one point, HRH Diana, Princess of Wales, was a regular visitor.
The Langham, Auckland, and The Langham, Melbourne join The Langham family.
The Langham Hotels and Resorts span four continents. Langham Place, Fifth Avenue, and The Langham, Chicago also join The Langham family.