Fresh from the Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2018 and Hideaway Report's Editor's Choice Awards 2019, L'oscar London welcomes you to an exquisite boutique experience in the city's exclusive Holborn neighbourhood, close to Soho, the West End, and Convent Garden. Set in a fantastically restored former church, its 19th-century Baroque architecture is as gorgeous as its theatrical interior — a glamorous mix of elegance, decadence, and whimsy from celebrated French décorateur and architect Jacques Garcia. Sip a cocktail at the glowing onyx bar. Relax by the original Doulton fireplaces. Dine in the opulent restaurant and enjoy a modern stay in a historic masterpiece.
- Relish L'oscar London's 39 sumptuous guestrooms and suites are individually decorated and feature Iceland Duvet bedding, marble bathrooms, yoga mats, and lush, romantic décor
- Dine at L'oscar; the pre-theater menu is perfect before a show
- Savour the Sinner or Saint afternoon tea (topping the list for Best Afternoon Tea, Condé Nast 2019)
- Delight in the splendid décor, from the dazzling seven-story chandelier to the crystal butterfly-wing taps, gilded birds, oak paneling, alluring art, and rich furnishings in velvet and leather
- Enjoy live entertainment, a gilded bar, and a casual café
- Toast to good times from signature Champagne glasses — rare, hollow-stemmed coupes
- Explore the neighborhood's eclectic mix of high-end bars, shops, restaurants, and entertainment; the hotel's concierge can help you plan your itinerary
- Host your next party, dinner, meeting, or celebration in the spectacular private event spaces or under the breathtaking dome of the former chapel at the Baptist
The hotel's elevated bohemian ambiance of lavish elegance is ideal for a stay near London's famous West End. The royal hues of purple, red, blue, and gold mix with romantic lighting, peacock feathers, and back-lit bookshelves for an intoxicating allure. This architectural gem was built as the Baptist Church's London headquarters, with beauty befitting the Edwardian Free Baroque age. After WWII bomb damage and a declining congregation, it closed its doors and awaited its fate. Its magnificent restoration started in 2012 by master craftsmen from around the globe.
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Designed by décorateur Jacques Garcia, L'oscar London's 39 elegant guestrooms and suites boast individualized décor with hues of royal purple, red, and gold, along with romantic lighting and luxuriant bedding. All boast marble bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, rainforest showers, Roja Dove bath products, and a yoga mat; upgraded rooms add fireplaces and original Arts and Crafts artwork. Splurge on a suite for splendid soaking tubs and refined sitting areas; some offer balconies and stunning city views.
After a day of exploring London, settle into your plump goose-down pillows and custom Iceland Duvet bedding. Admire the mix of Edwardian and contemporary design elements such as velvet drapes, screens with peacock feathers, and glistening chandeliers. Order room service for delicious food and drinks and toast to a stay worth remembering.
From casual to fine dining, you will have your choice of delicious food and drinks from right inside the hotel. The quality of the food and service matches the alluring atmosphere of all your options, making them London hotspots. From the mirrored counter at the center of the hotel's Baptist Bar to the beauty of the former chapel that houses hotel's signature restaurant, Baptist Grill, take your pick of memorable gastronomy.
Baptist Grill — Enjoy unprecedented levels of service and a delicious dinner in a stunning atmosphere. The grand octagonal two-story dome in what was the building's Edwardian chapel sets the stage for a theatrical, one-of-a-kind dining experience. Led by renowned Executive Chef Tony Fleming, the restaurant serves seasonal British flavors with a flourish, including dishes from the super-heated charcoal grill. The à la carte, vegetarian, pre-theater, and dessert menus are sure to please.
The Baptist Bar — This lavish bar is a popular central London hideaway for good reason. Decorated by Jacques Garcia with bewitching flair, its playful array of Old and New Testament cocktails combines with live music from visiting jazz musicians and resident singer Matthew VanKan for irresistible appeal.
L'oscar — Inspired by Venice's oldest café, this glamorous casual eatery and bar on the hotel's ground floor is an alluring place for a rendezvous, a glass of wine, or casual fare any time of the day. You can also order up late-night dessert with your drink by the illuminated onyx bar. The glow of the bar and the mirror-lined ceiling mix with original art for an enchanting atmosphere. Try the Saint & Sinner Afternoon Tea, available Monday to Friday, for a traditional experience with a modern twist.
Private Dining & Events — For an impressive event to remember, hold your dinner party, meeting, celebration, or wedding event at The Library or The Committee Room. Each room has many beguiling, unique features and Arts and Crafts-era craftsmanship. Upon request, the Baptist Grill, within the building's chapel, is available for exclusive hire.
Room Service — Order room service from a menu of select Café L'oscar specialties.
A stay at L'oscar London puts you in the heart of the central district, with easy access to all of London, either by walking or taking the Tube (London Underground). You may be tempted to stay at the hotel, with its glamorous decor, live music at the Baptist Bar, and delicious dining at the Baptist Grill and Café. Just relaxing in your lush bedding may be enough to put off adventures for the day.
When you are ready to explore the city, the hotel's concierge services can help you plan an unforgettable itinerary. The hotel's prime locale is perfect for a walk to Covent Garden, the West End, and Soho. You also have easy access to an appealing array of luxury boutiques, restaurants, and cultural hotspots, such as the British Museum and the Royal Opera House. Be sure to visit Somerset House, a Neoclassical palace at its beautiful riverfront spot on the Strand; you may catch an art exhibition on its cobblestone courtyard. Buckingham Palace and iconic Big Ben are just two miles away and London's most famous attractions, such as Regent's Park, Hyde Park, and Harrods, are within 30 mi / 48 km.
L'oscar London is located on the border of historic Bloomsbury and Holborn in London, England in the United Kingdom. This locale on London's Southampton Row is just two miles from Buckingham Palace and the iconic Big Ben clock tower. Holborn tube station is a minute's walk away, as is Soho, Covent Garden, and the West End theater district. Holborn is known for being a grand literary hub, and hosts a vibrant array of upscale bars, shops, and restaurants.
Heathrow Airport (more commonly known as London Heathrow) is 8 mi / 13 km from the hotel.
L'oscar London is 8 mi / 13 km from London City Airport.
Gatwick Airport is 28 mi / 45 km from the hotel.
The hotel is 34 mi / 55km from London Luton airport.
Stansted Airport is 38 mi / 61 km away.
All of London's major stations are within easy reach. From Kings Cross, you can hop straight on to the Piccadilly line and ride two stops to Holborn, a short stroll from the hotel. Holborn Underground Station And London Euston Train Station are close by.
The hotel is so central that most guests visiting the hotel do not rent a car. The Tube has you covered within the city and trains will take you further if needed.