Join The Landmark London in Celebrating 125 Years of its Iconic Heritage

Join The Landmark London in Celebrating 125 Years of its Iconic Heritage

July 1st 2024, marks the 125th anniversary of the magnificent five-star Grande Dame hotel, The Landmark London in Marylebone, which was originally named Great Central Hotel. The historic railway hotel will celebrate in quintessentially British style with a series of special activations, from an exceptional £125 set menu for two, a new afternoon tea available for 125 days, and a dedicated 125th-anniversary suite package, set to surprise and delight guests visiting the luxury hotel this summer.

The Landmark London was born in the romantic era of train travel and is known for its opulence, grandeur, timeless service and design, which blends old and new with a flair and five-star amenities. From the exquisite food to the elegant rooms, each element of the celebration in the hotel will mark 125 years of the rich history, heritage, and romance that The Landmark London is renowned for.

125 Years of The Winter Garden Restaurant
The Landmark London’s illustrious legacy includes all the marks of greatness, including an opening ceremony with members of the Royal Family; a charity event for St. Mary’s Hospital proceeding Alexander Flemings discovery of penicillin; a “Welcome Back from Prison” breakfast for the Suffragettes with Emmeline Pankhurst, and the M19 debriefing of legendary British Lieutenant Airey Neave, which were all held in hotel’s stunning Winter Garden.

Slow-cooked short rib of beef, with crushed new potatoes, and tenderstem broccoli

Set under the hotel’s grand eight-storey stunning glass atrium and iconic palm trees, the Winter Garden, two AA Rosette restaurants, offers one of London’s most memorable dining experiences. For the 125th anniversary, guests are invited to enjoy a special three-course set menu, celebrating the best of British seasonal produce and sustainable practices using locally sourced produce.

The ‘125 years set menu’, available from July 1st to August 6th, priced at £125 for two people, including a glass of English sparkling Nyetimber Brut each, is inspired by original dishes, ingredients, and cooking styles from the first Great Central Hotel menu, showcasing the evolution of food over the last 125 years.

Diners can expect to feast on appetisers such as Warm pressed Gressingham duck, with fennel purée, star anise, orange and toasted brioche, or Salad of globe artichoke and fine green beans, with quail eggs, chicory, walnuts and truffle dressing.

For the main course, the selection of dishes will include the likes of Slow-cooked short rib of beef, crushed new potatoes, tenderstem broccoli and Chantenay carrots; Poached fillets of lemon sole, mousseline potato, samphire and ‘Véronique sauce’, or Vol-Au-Vent, served with green and white asparagus, peas, caper and chervil sauce.

One of the courses in the three piece celebratory set menu

To finish things off in the best possible way, guests will have the opportunity to choose from a range of puddings created by Head Pastry Chef Mauro di Lieto, winner of Bake Off: The Professionals 2023. Opt for a classic Selection of British cheeses, a vegan Sherry Trifle, a peach and white chocolate Baked Alaska with lemon verbena sauce, or a traditional Chilled rice pudding to finish.

125 Days of Afternoon Tea
Launching on Monday, July 1st, for 125 days, The Landmark London’s award-winning Afternoon Tea, created by Executive Pastry Chef Mauro Di Lieto, will have a 125th-anniversary makeover featuring the special logo on some of the pastries.

The Afternoon tea set out on a table

Served in the stunning Winter Garden Restaurant beneath the elegant high palms in the hotel’s famous atrium, guests will enjoy a selection of delicious sandwiches, freshly baked Lemon and blueberry scones, and special afternoon tea delights to mark the occasion.

A guest picking up one of the tasty desserts from the tray

Beautifully presented, guests will experience the hand-crafted English strawberry and custard tartlet with elderflower Chantilly; Valrhona chocolate and peanut opera with banana crémeux; Choux with salted pistachio cream and black cherry compote, and Peach and lemon pavlova with raspberry ganache and almond cream.

Priced at £70 per person, guests will be served unlimited teas from the varied menu and have the option to toast 125 years with a glass of English sparkling Nyetimber Brut (£83) or Nyetimber Rosé (£93).

The Velodrome Cocktail
For those passing by, staying, or dining throughout July, guests are invited to visit the hotel for a Velodrome cocktail (a blend of butterfly pea-infused gin, oolong cordial, lime, and vanilla, topped with Champagne and a lavender/citrus foam), served in the recently refurbished Champagne Bar adorned with English roses, specially curated by award-winning London florist Mary Jane Vaughan, the Mirror Bar, or Great Central Pub by Matt Fletcher.

A freshly made cocktail at the bar

Priced at £12.50, the Velodrome cocktail is a tribute to the hotel’s rich history, where in its early days, a velodrome graced its rooftop. The Velodrome cocktail promises a journey through time in every sip, celebrating the legacy of this iconic establishment.

125th Anniversary Suite Package
To maximise your guest experience at The Landmark London, book an overnight stay between the 1st and the 31st of July to enjoy the hotel’s 125th Anniversary Suite Package in the Marylebone Suite or Marylebone Studio.

On arrival in the suite, guests will be surprised by their VIP welcome amenity, alongside a bottle of Champagne. With £125 credit to spend in the hotel’s restaurants and bars, visitors are spoilt for choice, followed by a traditional English breakfast in the iconic Winter Garden Restaurant before departure the next morning.

Priced at £1,250 per night for two guests, the package includes a one-way transfer to or from Heathrow Airport, perfect for those arriving or jetting off internationally.

Fergus Stewart, CEO of The Lancaster Landmark Hotel Company, commented, “It’s an honour to be a part of this historic moment for the hotel, with a longstanding history of excellence that has spanned many decades. I am extremely proud of the team who have created a series of celebrations for our guests, in keeping with our ethos to finely balance the heritage of the hotel with an offering that redefines luxury to meet the needs of today’s sophisticated traveller. I look forward to continuing the legacy of the hotel, creating a sense of authentic connection and emotional experience for all those who visit us.”

Steeped in a longstanding heritage of excellence, the hotel originally opened on July 1st 1899, when rooms cost a mere three-and-sixpence a night, and has established standards of luxury and magnificence ever since. With close association with the nearby Marylebone station, the hotel became one of the most significant railway hotels of its time.

Designed around a vast courtyard which allows light and air into all the bedrooms, it remains a unique London destination, proudly celebrating 125 years this July.

Celebrate 125 years of The Landmark London from July 1st 2024.

All of the above can be booked via the Landmark London website.

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