Resorts

L’Oscar Hotel

While original biblical Doulton terracotta panels still line the walls, simple pleasures are amplified with bespoke scents by Roja Dove, and leather and velvet-draped walls, as L’oscar, now celebrate a more sensual devotion. Uniquely sophisticated, the hotel sits in the heart of London’s Southampton Row, within a whisper of the city, Theatreland, Soho, and the West End.

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Reassuringly central, yet hidden from the bustle of capital streets, the hotel can be found in the centre of literary London close to the City, to Theatreland, to Soho and the West End. L’oscar London is an extravagantly restored building, created from a breath-taking Baroque-style, grade II listed former chapel in Holborn. It is surrounded by a thriving mix of bars, shops and restaurants.

L’oscar tempts guests gastronomically, visually and tangibly, whilst offering impeccable levels of service. Styled by Jacques Garcia, the interiors exhibit a hint of irreverence, a nod towards decadence and a touch of the risqué. Theatre, entertainment, humour and wit live in its presentation. Imagination and attention to detail are woven into the fabric of L’oscar, from the sumptuously-decorated bedrooms and velvet and leather interiors to the exquisitely-unique champagne coupes, crystal butterfly wing taps and seven-storey chandelier.

The lovingly designed rooms and suites are individual in character and feature elegant interiors boasting deep hues gilded with gold and strewn with butterflies and birds, plump goose down pillows, bespoke furnishings and Arts & craft style artwork.

A unique collection of atmospheric eateries are on offer at the heart of the hotel, including the Baptist Grill restaurant and Café L’oscar. An exhilarating dining experience awaits guests in the Baptist Grill, one of the most iconic venues in the capital, where opulence and temptation combine in the domed chapel under the expert guidance of renowned Executive Chef Tony Fleming.

ACCOMMODATION
Deep purples, rich reds and burnished gold colours float through the hotel’s bedrooms, each one individual in character. Lovingly designed by décorateur Jacques Garcia, you can admire L’oscar’s elegant interiors boasting deep hues gilded with gold and strewn with butterflies and birds. Settle into your plump goose down pillows as you float around your room on your king-sized bed and indulge in room service. You don’t need to leave your bedroom, but if you want to, a seductive surprise filled with cocktails and delicious food awaits you.

STANDARD ROOMS
Elegant rooms suited to the individual traveller. 17-20 sq.m, queen bed, bathroom with hand-cut glass mosaic shower, panoramic views of the City of London. These charming rooms are all decorated with commissioned artwork in the style of the arts & crafts period.

SUPERIOR ROOMS
Elegant rooms with luxurious touches, suitable for leisure and business guests. 20-25 sq.m, super king or queen bed, spacious marble bathroom with rainforest shower, underfloor heating and mist free heated mirror, connecting rooms available. The superior rooms are elegant, with luxurious touches and spacious marble bathrooms.

DELUXE ROOMS
Each has a bespoke design and period features. 25-35 sq.m, super king or twin bed, fully appointed marble & onyx bathroom with underfloor heating and mist free heated mirror, private hallway, comfortable seating area. All deluxe rooms feature a private hallway, a comfortable seating area and a unique bathroom.

JUNIOR SUITES
All suites are unique with period features. 35-38 sq.m, super king size bed, spacious marble & onyx bathroom with walk-in shower, bathtub, under floor heating and mist free heated mirror, lounge area with sofa and chairs, large desk, connecting rooms available.

SUPERIOR JUNIOR SUITES
Generously proportioned and unique due to historic original accents and period features. 38-45 sq.m, super king or twin bed, marble & onyx bathroom with underfloor heating and mist free heated mirror, lounge area with sofa and chairs, large desk.

TWO BEDROOM SUITE
Situated over two floors. 38 sq.m, king size bed, marble and onyx bathroom with underfloor heating and mist free heated mirror, separate lounge area with sofa bed and chairs, large desk, access to balconies with panoramic views over the City of London, connecting rooms available.

DUPLEX SUITE
Situated over two floors. 38 sq.m, king size bed, marble and onyx bathroom with underfloor heating and mist free heated mirror, separate lounge area with sofa bed and chairs, large desk, access to balconies with panoramic views over the City of London, connecting rooms available.

L’OSCAR SUITE
Unique signature suite with a spectacular restored high ceiling, an original Grade II listed fireplace with a Dalton artefact above it. The bed board’s grand feature was designed by Jacques Garcia. 65 sq.m, super king or twin bed, marble and mirrored bathroom with walk-in shower, free standing bathtub, double vanity and under floor heating, luxurious lounge area with large coffee table and sofa, large desk.

All rooms and suites are decorated with commissioned arts & crafts period artwork and feature handpicked Icelandic Eiderdown duvets.  They provide access to modern technology such as flat screen TV, euro socket, media mini hub and complimentary WIFI. Amenities include tailor-made his/hers Roja Dove bath products, yoga mats, complimentary mini bar (non-alcoholic drinks) and a complimentary daily telegraph. A 24-hour butler service and service and privacy call buttons are available.

PRIVATE ROOMS
L’oscar London has two private event spaces, The Committee Room and The Library. Located on the first floor, the 76 sq.m Committee Room has a fixed table and features an original fireplace, a vaulted hand plastered ceiling, a terracotta plaque carved in 1903 and bespoke furnishings. The room can accommodate up to 27 attendees for dinner and 50 for a cocktail. Located on the second floor, the 96 sq.m Library offers a breath-taking level of craftsmanship. Guests are surrounded by exquisite oak panels and glass cabinets and large original arched windows. A highly decorated ceiling and an original Arts & crafts fireplace provide additional delightful details. It can accommodate up to 72 guests for a seated dinner and 80 for a cocktail.

DINING
A unique collection of atmospheric eateries including the Baptist Grill restaurant and Café L’oscar are at the heart of L’oscar.

THE BAPTIST BAR & GRILL
Under the expert guidance of Executive Chef Tony Fleming, this meticulously restored venue in the grand octagonal double-height chapel is set to become a great London destination. Synonymous with food created with a flourish using seasonal British ingredients, it will bring lightness and creativity to the traditional grill, with a classic table-side Gueridon service that promises to bring a sense of the theatre to this remarkable dining room.

CAFÉ L’OSCAR
Located on the ground floor, it is the bustling heart of the hotel offering the charm and sophistication of a Parisian café. Its illuminated onyx bar and decor is inspired by the world’s oldest café in Venice, with walls and ceilings lined with mirrors, gilded panels and stunning original art. A food lover’s lair, it is the go-to place for delectable breakfasts, bistro-style lunches, intimate evening dinners or simply a late-night dessert and a soothing glass of wine.

In the heart of Holborn and set within a breath-taking and meticulously restored former chapel, The Baptist presents a wealth of world-class entertainers from Tuesday to Saturday, each and every week.