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The Athenaeum Hotel

116 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom


The Athenaeum Hotel


Insider Tip

An inspiring blend of classic and contemporary, Mayfair is one of London’s most celebrated neighbourhoods. It positively brims with world-famous attractions, designer boutiques and historical and cultural institutions. Buckingham Palace, the West End, Harrods and Hyde Park are just a few must-sees that are right on your doorstep at The Athenaeum.

Hotel Overview

By the Royal Parks
Intimate and sophisticated, the Athenaeum in Mayfair, is opposite Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace, just down the road from national museums and galleries, and close to world-renowned shops and theaters.
All Day Dining with Galvin at The Athenaeum
Our partnership with Michelin-starred London chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin means that dining at The Athenaeum has been taken to a whole new level. Every menu has been developed by the acclaimed restaurateurs, from Afternoon Tea to all-day dining at the new Galvin at The Athenaeum restaurant. An impressive selection of whisky, pioneering craft spirits and Signature Cocktails can be enjoyed at THE BAR – a new venture created in partnership with The Galvin Brothers renowned Italian bartender Giancarlo Mancino.
TV's, complimentary WiFi
The 164 luxurious accommodations feature televisions in rooms and complimentary wireless Internet access

Amenity highlights:

The Athenaeum’s 18 private residences are located in Victorian red brick townhouses adjacent to the hotel. Each apartment is fully serviced and accessed via a discreet personal entrance. Equipped with spacious living areas, kitchens and 24-hour In Room Dining, they’re ideal for families, groups and long term stays.

What to expect:

Independent, award-winning and one of a kind, The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences is London’s foremost family-run five-star hotel. An original Art Deco building located in the heart of Mayfair, The Athenaeum is the ideal base for your city stay. Following a multi-million-pound refurbishment and with Michelin-starred chefs The Galvin Brothers now at the culinary helm, this Mayfair icon has begun a new era.


116 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom


LHR - London Heathrow Airport



The 164 luxurious accommodations include 134 en-suite guestrooms, many with views over Green Park; 12 elegant suites with generous open-plan layouts or separate sitting rooms; 18 spacious apartments with separate sitting rooms and dining areas, stunning Penthouse Suite with private balcony and 180-degree views of the city skyline which provides the idyllic place to entertain and unwind in seclusion. All lodgings include complimentary wireless Internet access, plus complimentary snacks and soft drinks from the minibar.


  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Blackout drapes
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Climate control
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Designer toiletries
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Electronic check-out
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room safe
  • In-room safe (accommodates laptop)
  • Internet access - complimentary
  • Internet access - high speed
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Makeup mirror
  • Minibar
  • Multi-line phone
  • Pay movies
  • Premium bedding
  • Premium TV channel(s)
  • Private bathroom
  • Remote lighting/drapery control
  • Slippers
  • Television
  • Turndown service
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls


Property Amenities

The Athenaeum has 3 conference/function rooms, the largest of which seats up to 60 people and can be divided to make 2 smaller rooms. All with natural daylight – a rarity in central London, with spectacular floor-to-ceiling views, some overlooking Green Park. All the meeting rooms are equipped with full conference facilities including video conferencing. They can also be prepared for cocktail receptions, private dining, or weddings. Menus and indulgent canapés specially created by Michelin-starred chefs Chris & Jeff Galvin. An airport shuttle service can be arranged on request, and limited onsite secure parking is available (charges apply).

The Athenaeum Spa, located in the basement, can be reached directly from all guestrooms by a dedicated lift. The boutique Spa offers two cedar wood hot tubs, sauna, steam room and relaxation area. Treatments include manicures and pedicures,. body scrubs, body treatments, body wraps, massages, beauty services and couples treatment rooms. Simple treatments can also be carried out in the guestrooms on request. The modern gym is open 24 hours and guests can relax in the steam rooms. For those who prefer the fresh air, staff can provide detailed maps of all the jogging routes through the nearby Royal Parks.

With a one-of-a-kind Children’s Concierge service, this family-friendly hotel has special rooms designed for families and wee ones. Some of the Residences have bunk beds.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Business services

Number of buildings: 1

Number of floors: 10

Number of suites: 31

Number of rooms: 133


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Caters to families


Gavin at The Athenaeum
With Michelin-starred London chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin now at the culinary helm, dining at The Athenaeum has been taken to a new level. The brothers are passionate about quality ingredients and supporting independent British farmers. They have developed exciting all-day dining menus including lunch, dinner, Afternoon Tea and Private Dining – combining classic British dishes with Galvin favourites.
The Athenaeum’s bar is a destination in its own right. Accessed via a discrete entrance on Down Street, THE BAR is intimate and inviting. As well as retaining The Athenaeum’s famous whisky collection, The Bar features a selection of pioneering craft spirits and Signature Cocktails created by The Galvin Brother’s renowned Italian bartender Giancarlo Mancino.
Putting on a good Afternoon Tea is something that The Athenaeum has down to a fine art. It’s legendary, in fact, and award-winning, too. The Galvin Brothers’ modern British Afternoon Tea showcases the country’s very best ingredients: fresh smoked salmon from Severn & Wye, Cumbrian ham, Kentish strawberries and Devonshire clotted cream.


The hotel is across the street from Green Park which is crisscrossed with walking and jogging paths. The adjoining Hyde Park has horse riding stables and is popular with roller skaters. The Serpentine Lake, also in Hyde Park, is a beautiful place to go boating.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Aerobics
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Golfing
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Rowing or canoeing
  • Running track/path