Invite a group of lovely ladies to afternoon tea on a Friday at The Landmark and watch how fast the acceptances come in.... Our event was at capacity within an hour!
Last Friday we were lucky enough to be hosted by the gorgeous Landmark Hotel for a site visit of all their meeting and event spaces, their bedrooms and afternoon tea to finish it off. What a wonderful way to spend a Friday afternoon.
I love The Landmark, i love all of its history. Did you know that the hotel opened with 700 bedrooms in 1899 and was originally called The Great Central Hotel or that is was the last of the great Victorian railway hotels constructed during ‘the golden age of steam’? No? We didn't either. I also didn't know that during World War 1 and World War 2 it was requisitioned by the Government for convalescing officers and soldiers on leave and for almost 40 years of its history it was used as office space for the headquarters of The British Railways Board. I find its history fascinating and our group learnt all about the hotel in the first part of our site visit. We held an interactive quiz as a way of learning all about the hotel and it was great fun.
After our quiz we moved on to the site visit of the bedrooms and meeting and event spaces. The Landmark has 14 event spaces with the majority having floor to ceiling windows and that all important natural daylight. The largest space, The Grand Ballroom, can fit up to 750 and it is just gorgeous. My favourite space though has to be The Tower Suite which fits up to 60 for a drinks reception or 40 boardroom. The view from the Suite is stunning and the design and flow of the room just works so well.
After our site visit it was off to afternoon tea in the WInter Garden which was exceptional. We started with a (a few whoops) glasses of champagne and started our tea with sandwiches before moving on to scones then the all important cakes. Every minute dietary requirement was catered for and the food was so lovely. We all loved it as did our families when we got home as The Landmark gave us each a takeaway of what we couldn't finish.
I really loved our event at The Landmark. Our group was wonderful and we all enjoyed our tea with Raffaella (Landmark) and Mickael (Leading Hotels) whom hosted us.
If you would like further information on any of the meeting and event spaces a The Landmark you can contact Raffaella here.
Michelle Rees is a Events Advisor for a London Law Firm
Kate is a Events Manager for a London Law Firm