If it’s serious luxury you’re after, then put the OWO straight to the top of your must-visit list. Serviced by Raffles Hotel, the venue is in the final stages of being meticulously bought back to life, creating a new destination for central London. Private residences are currently on sale and the rumours are the five-bedder might just topple £100 million. So what’s all the fuss about?
The OWO (Britain’s historic Old War Office) is an iconic Whitehall baroque building situated in the heart of London on Whitehall. Once inhabited by Britain’s most famous statesmen and spies, from Winston Churchill to Ian Fleming, it has stood witness to many world-shaping events. Over the last five years a team of designers and artisan craftspeople have been commissioned to restore the historic interior elements featuring delicate hand-laid mosaic floors, oak panelling, chandeliers and a magnificent marble staircase.
An intoxicating combination of history, old world glamour and location is proving a heady combination, setting a new benchmark in hospitality. The hotel will comprise of 125 rooms and suites; an eclectic collection of 11 restaurants and bars led by world-class chefs, as well as Churchill’s old room, a handsome floor-to-ceiling oak panelled suite which will be available for private dinners.
Not only one of the UK’s most anticipated openings of 2022 but one of the world’s, with Raffles London at the OWO coming to life in 2022.