The fabulous 5 Star Athenaeum overlooks leafy Green Park, Buckingham Palace and is a stroll to chic shops and West End theatres.

It’s contemporary, creative and friendly, your home from home in London. The Athenaeum is a family-owned hotel with only 156 rooms, suites and apartments.

Enjoy opening floor to ceiling windows and, as standard, Bose speakers for your iPod or MP3, flat screen TV and pay per view movies, mini bar, soft drinks and snacks, and use of the Spa. The all-day Restaurant looks as gorgeous as the food; the cosy Whisky Bar serves up everything; and don’t miss their award-winning Afternoon Tea.

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The spa, open exclusively to Athenaeum guests, is a blissful antidote to the buzz of Central London. You can take a warm relaxing dip in the jacuzzi, unwind in the sauna and steam rooms or workout in the gym. Alternatively, body wraps with enzymatic sea mud or a mineral salt scrub are particularly invigorating. Spa treatment times are Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8.30am to 5.30pm.The Hair Salon is open Monday to Saturday for cut, styling, colour and blowdry.

Fitness Center

Our gym is the energetic ying to our Restaurant’s yang. There’s all the equipment you’d expect and some surprises, all provided at no extra charge.

Meetings and Events

Thanks to our leafy location right in the heart of the London, this couldn’t be a more convenient or beautiful place to hold your meeting or corporate event. Our three luxury meeting rooms in Mayfair, central London have everything you need – and something unexpected too: lovely natural daylight and stunning views. Come and discuss, debate and put the world right.


The Athenaeum is the perfect wedding hotel in London… chic and hopelessly romantic. Our interior design is stunning, the food, wonderful, and service, impeccable. You have a choice of three rooms, seating from 12 to 60 – absolutely ideal for small and intimate parties. They have wonderful leafy or Mayfair views and lots of daylight as well as just the right ambient lighting. And our five star informal atmosphere will help your day go with a swing. We’re also licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies.

And when the celebrations are over, your guests can take the lift to their fabulous bedroom or suite, walk around the corner to their townhouse apartment… or simply catch a cab home. The beauty of The Athenaeum is that we’re not just a luxury wedding venue, but also a luxury five star hotel with over 100 rooms.

To top it all, you could spend your wedding night in our Rooftop Suite. High up above the treetops of the Royal Parks, it’s divine and wonderfully romantic. Our Green Park suite and our apartments are all loved by newlyweds for their spacious feel and extra sense of privacy and luxury.

Family Programs

Everything’s set up at the Athenaeum so that your little ones can sleep well, eat well and have a really wonderful time. We’re such a family friendly hotel that we even have a dedicated Kids’ Concierge who’ll make sure we have everything you need and a team of fabulous nannies to take care of them. There’s an amazing choice of family rooms for cots, adjoining bedrooms and suites. And our luxury family apartments give you a kitchen, dining area and separate sitting room… oodles of space!



Kick off your shoes, turn on your favourite music, enjoy a heavenly sleep… we do our utmost to help you feel completely at home. A pillow menu, your favourite magazines, Bose speakers for your iPod, Wifi… they’re all standard in our 5 star hotel rooms. Fix yourself a soft drink and snack from your mini bar, on the house. Our very special luxury rooms in London give you more than you’d imagine.

Beautiful Bedrooms

Your room with a view. Open the floor to ceiling windows and let London in… and see even more of Green Park or Mayfair. With harmonious textures and tones, your bedroom is your space where you can really unwind and enjoy every possible convenience. What else would you expect from a luxury hotel room which feels like your London home?

Free broadband Wifi – pick up emails in a nanosecond
Help yourself to free Nespresso coffee
Soft drinks and nibbles from your mini bar – all free
Bose docking station for your iPod or MP3 player
32 – 42 inch plasma screen TVs
Free daily newspapers
Gym, hot tubs and steam room

Spacious Suites

Which beautiful luxury suite is right for you? A generous open-plan layout or a separate sitting room? A Parkview or Mayfair view? King size contemporary four-poster bed or twin? Your beautiful suite is your London home, where you can enjoy our 5 star service and every possible convenience… even a walk-in double shower.

Free broadband Wifi – pick up emails in a nanosecond
Help yourself to free Nespresso coffee
Soft drinks and nibbles from your mini bar – all free
Bose docking station for your iPod or MP3 player
Fridge Freezer with ice cream – eat as much as you like!
32 – 42 inch plasma screen TVs
Free daily newspapers
Gym, hot tubs and steam room.

Ultimate Rooftop Suite

Acres of windows with achingly beautiful views, all sky and a fringe of iconic London sights… a private balcony for heady moments… and inside an utterly elegant space… sleek shapes with soft textures… clusters of flowers… Our rooftop apartment suite is the idyllic place to entertain and unwind in seclusion. It’s your London home.

A choice of three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and six plasma screen TVs
Private balcony with panoramic views over London’s iconic sights
Jacuzzi bathroom with TV; shower with view over Green Park
Useful dividing wall can create two separate suites

Free broadband Wifi – pick up emails in a nanosecond
Help yourself to free Nespresso coffee
Soft drinks and nibbles from your mini bar – all free
Bose docking station for your iPod or MP3 player
Fridge Freezer with ice cream – eat as much as you like!
32 – 42 inch plasma screen TVs
Free daily newspapers
Downstairs spa with gym, hot tubs, and steam room


One night or 365 or anything in between? You can stay for as little or as long as you want in our gorgeous serviced apartments in London. With your own front door in Mayfair, discreet internal access to the Athenaeum and our five star support, our luxury London serviced apartments feel like a real home from home. Enjoy complete privacy while you work, rest and play. It’s your space – so you can use it just as you wish.

My Mayfair Apartment

Our beautiful townhouse apartments are right next door to the Athenaeum hotel, down a fabulous Victorian street in Mayfair London. Whether you’re staying for one night or longer, our luxury serviced apartments offer you a completely different experience to our hotel bedrooms and suites; you’ll feel like a Mayfair resident as you step through your own front door and into your own beautiful private space. Enjoy more privacy, more space, more facilities and flexibility… ‘home from home’ takes on a whole new meaning. Yet you still have all the five star delights of our gorgeous hotel just a few steps away.

Short Stay Apartments

Available from one night to as many as you want, our gorgeous townhouse apartments offer you a very spacious alternative to our hotel rooms.

There’s oodles of space… enjoy the separate master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, kitchen and dining area, separate sitting room and the option of second bedrooms and dressing rooms too. They’re the ideal London short stay apartments, perfect for short breaks and business trips. Yet you still have all the five star delights and support of The Athenaeum next door, including a twice daily maid service and 24 hour room service.

Long Stay Apartments

Our long stay apartments London give you everything you could possibly need when you’re away from home for a while. You’re welcome to stay as little or as long as you want, even a year or more. We’re happy to negotiate on our rates – just ask and we’ll see what we can do.

You have the best of all worlds in our beautiful long stay apartments. Enjoy our five star support, any time of day or night. The privacy of your own front door and discreet access to the Athenaeum. Peace and quiet, around the corner from key business areas and major attractions.

When you’re away, feeling at home in your own space is even more important. It’s the ideal set up with a kitchen, dining area, spacious sitting room and en-suite master bedroom, with optional second bedroom and dressing room. Working here is easy and it’s the perfect place to host meetings, interviews and discreet dinners. Many groups book apartments with connecting doors; Steven Spielberg even installed an edit suite so he could create his films in quietness and comfort.

Our flexibility, secluded location and friendliness are just some of the reasons why so many VIPs and guests stay with us.

Family Stay Apartments

Many of our apartments have been designed especially for families. Everything is organised to make life easy for the grown-ups – and great fun for the kids. Best of all, you have acres of space! Depending on how many are staying, you could use the sofas which pop up into bunk beds and/or book a couple of apartments with adjoining doors – you can pop in and out in your PJs without having to leave your private space.

Our Kid’s Concierge will be in touch before you stay, so when you first arrive there’ll be a toy box full to the brim of brilliant toys, books, games and DVDs… all at the right age and stage for your kids. We’ll also fix any tickets you need and give you loads of brilliant ideas for ways to spend time together in London. And when you’re here, our specially trained, friendly Kids’ Concierge will be around to help you with anything you need. On cue at bedtime, cookies and milk will automatically arrive.

All apartments have kitchens with fridges and washer-driers, so you can handle anything you want on a practical level – or use our five star service to make life even easier. With a same-day laundry service, 24 hour Room Service, gorgeous Restaurant and Garden Room, we’ve got everything covered.

Gastronomy & Bar

Gossip over our award-winning Afternoon Tea… agonise over our luxury restaurant menu… order another cocktail or rare whisky dram from the bar… it’s all discreetly tucked away in Mayfair, the centre of London’s universe. Rendezvous here and share some gorgeous gastronomic delights. It’s all five star and fabulous. But the atmosphere’s not posh and stuffy – it’s friendly and informal… somewhere you can relax and have a wonderful time.

Afternoon Tea

It’s one of those exquisite things in life that you simply have to do. Afternoon Tea in Mayfair… dainty and decadent delicacies… leaf tea in china teacups… pink champagne or Kir Royale… the perfect way to spend the afternoon chatting and relaxing!
Top London Afternoon Tea 2010 Award of Excellence from The Tea Guild.

Served every day from 12:30-7pm in our delightfully discreet Garden Room. The cost is £28.50 per person or £35.00 including a glass of Champagne.


Poached, squeezed, pressed, steamed, grilled, wilted, roasted, battered and seared. Our utterly delicious food, from first thing in the morning to last thing at night, will melt on your tongue and always leave you wanting more.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner… contemporary interpretations of traditional English dishes
Best of British specials every day
If you don’t see what you want on the menu, ask us and we’ll cook it for you
Friendly, intimate atmosphere, where families are welcome too

And with our beautiful interior design, the atmosphere in our luxury Restaurant is just as good as our food… surprising, interesting and beautifully presented..

Whisky Bar

270 whiskies and counting… We get our hands on every new expression we can, so that you can enjoy the widest possible choice on our whisky menu. Not sure where to start or just want to know more? Work your way through our extensive menu and read about drams from the Scottish Highlands to Japan.

We are please to introduce our new whisky and cheese menu…Alex James, the British song-writer turned cheese aficionado, has teamed up with the athenaeum hotel’s head chef, David Marshall, and resident whisky sommelier, Angelo Gobbi, to create a whisky and cheese food pairing menu in celebration of the hotel’s whisky bar.

With Alex James’ expert knowledge and passion for cheese, which has been nurtured since a move to the countryside and building a cheese factory, the athenaeum’s head chef’s experienced palette and the whisky sommelier’s expert knowledge of the spirit, the team have created a mouth-watering menu of culinary treats which will appeal to whisky lovers and cheese enthusiasts as well as novices alike.

Pudding Parlour

A paradise for the pudding lover – from £10

Stop by any evening between 8pm and 11pm and relax with a wonderful selection of mouth watering desserts created by our talented French Pastry Chef. Indulge in an ever-changing selection of homemade macaroons, heavenly fruit tarts and of course chocolate sundaes.

We are delighted to be joined by the winner of The Great British Bake Off 2010 – The Boy Who Bakes: Edd Kimber. Edd will be creating one of his unique puddings for us each month.


Athenaeum Hotel and Apartments

116 Piccadilly, Mayfair
London , W1J 7BJ, United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0) 20 7499 3464


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