A popular haunt of celebrities and Hollywood stars now and over the years, the Chiltern Firehouse in London oozes glamour and class.
From its famous and critically acclaimed restaurant to the rooms of the boutique hotel upstairs that are frequented by A-listers to this day, the Chiltern Firehouse is an experience you must have at least once in your life.
Opened in 2014, the Chiltern Firehouse was a near immediate success and became the place known for serving posh nosh in the West End of London.
The hotel is the first UK establishment from André Balazs, and offers a luxurious, but casual-friendly, environment.
The building is an old red-brick former fire station – hence the name – and still a beacon for cocktail drinkers and foodies.
Within is a courtyard, wine cellar, working fireplaces and bath goodies in your room.
There are 26 rooms to choose from, including 16 suites and lofts, should you opt for something with a little more pizazz – although any of the rooms at the Chiltern are packed with plenty of pizazz.
The hotel bar, known as the Ladder Shed bar, is dressed as a colonial lounge with plants suspended from the ceiling in hefty pots. Bartenders, trained in the classics and modern mixes, are on hand to prepare what you like.
If you’re staying in one of London’s most trendy neighbourhoods, then you’ll likely wish to get out and about to explore. The Chiltern Firehouse is just a short step away from the trendy shops of Marylebone and close enough to Baker Street, Oxford Street and Regent’s Park.