This iconic London landmark will be transformed into one of the capital’s latest luxury hotels.
So in case you hadn’t noticed, London loves creating super luxurious hotels for us all to digitally stalk and wish we could save up enough money to stay in.
This year saw the opening of The Ned, a mighty fine hotel that was once an old Midland bank, which has proven that these historical London buildings can actually house some of the finest hotels in our capital.
Now the focus is on Winston Churchill’s old war office in Whitehall as it’s recently been announced that the Raffles Hotel and Resort group has bought the Grade II listed building. These plans make this the first UK-based hotel within the luxury Accorhotels Group brand and it’s all underway for a grand unveiling in 2020.
The office itself is situated not too far from London’s greatest landmarks, such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. It’s also been used as a cheeky set in a James Bond movie (or four) and got sold off for a whopping £350 million.
It may seem like a while away but we all know the time passes way too quickly so, before we know it, we’ll be swinging through the doors of this fancy establishment. Especially since this hotel will boast 1100 rooms across seven floors, with over two miles of corridors connecting it all. We’re just wondering if they’ll keep those secret MI5 and MI6 entrances…
Details are still being finalised but there’s set to be suites, private residences and several restaurants. So even if you can’t afford to stay the night, maybe you could settle for a weekend brunch?
Raffles Hotel & Resorts’ London Hotel is set to open in 2020.