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Brown's Hotel

Hotel · Mayfair
33 Albemarle St, London, Greater London, W1S 4BP, United Kingdom

The Rocco Forte Brown's hotel has a fascinating history and has hosted many distinguished guests since it opened as London’s first ever hotel in 1837 and to this day this glamorous, five-star establishment welcomes guests ‘in-the-know’.


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    Sophie N.
    "Amazing afternoon tea, service is absolutely impeccable!"(11 Tips)
    Margarita M.
    "One of the best high teas in London on the weekend."(4 Tips)
    Alyssa S.
    "One of my favorite hotels in London."(2 Tips)
    Gaia D.
    "splurge on a suite and feel like royalty."(2 Tips)
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  • afternoon tea
  • scones
  • cocktails
  • casual dress
  • comfortable
  • spa
  • live jazz
  • sandwiches
  • black pudding
  • breakfast food
  • gluten-free food
  • beer buckets
  • pork cheeks
  • locally sourced food
  • puff pastry
  • braised pork
  • cozy
  • cider
  • biscuits
  • cake
  • Alyssa S.

    One of my favorite hotels in London. Rooms are spacious, service is outstanding and accommodations are luxurious.

    Alyssa S. · December 22, 2015
  • Daisy J.

    Luxurious and looks amazing at Christmas

    Daisy Janes · December 16, 2015
  • Abigail T.

    Stayed here as newlyweds in May. Amazing location! We walked nearly everywhere. Great service, elegant rooms. I also enjoyed the doormen in their uniforms- nice touch.

    Abigail Turner · December 15, 2015
  • Stella K.

    Great afternoon tea in casual dress code

    Stella Kapezanou · October 16, 2015
  • Sharon H.

    Afternoon tea

    Sharon Hou · October 14, 2015
  • Beej C.

    Hotel is nice. The afternoon tea, not so nice. The cocktails in the bar...amazing!!!!!

    Beej C.U. · October 12, 2015
  • Kaspar S.

    Loved every minute. Stay there if you can

    Kaspar Strandskov · October 7, 2015
  • Gaia D.

    One of London's loveliest hotels. For a super special occasion, splurge on a suite and feel like royalty.

    Gaia Dempsey · September 12, 2015
  • hello_emily

    Order the kippers for breakfast!

    hello_emily · July 28, 2015
  • clive k.

    Lovely place to drop into in Mayfair way nicer than the big hotels in park lane

    clive kornitzer · June 2, 2015
  • Abigail T.

    Impeccable service. Lovely rooms & the best showers on the planet. Amazing location.

    Abigail Turner · May 9, 2015
  • Epicurious

    Dinner at the hotel's restaurant, the Albemarle, showcases locally sourced British classics with a contemporary twist such as braised pork cheeks in Burrow Hill cider with Cumbrian black pudding. Read more

    Epicurious · March 24, 2015
  • Top10

    You'll find tradition mixed with modern glamour at one of London's oldest, most established hotel.

    Top10 · December 18, 2014
  • Abu Aya a.

    Great Hotel... Try Afternoon High Tea

    Abu Aya aka KD · December 7, 2014
  • Ahmet D.

    Proper classic

    Ahmet Douas · November 21, 2014
  • Katarzyna W.

    Afternoon tea

    Katarzyna W. · August 23, 2014
  • Katarzyna W.

    I am not a cake geek but afternoon tea here was an interesting experience. If you have a sweet tooth you need to try

    Katarzyna W. · August 23, 2014
  • Epicurious

    The signature house filet of Red Devon Beef Wellington is a revelation; a bite of the thin puff pastry wrapped around tender beef, chicken mousse, New Forest mushrooms, tarragon, & black truffle oil. Read more

    Epicurious · August 3, 2014
  • Fredrik L.

    Very nice afternoon tea with piano player, tea-tox menu and attentive service. A bit pricey at £45 but a great experience.

    Fredrik Lindmark · June 30, 2014
  • La Dolce Vita

    Four private rooms available for hire during the World Cup 2014, with private bar, party platters, beer buckets and jugs of cocktails

    La Dolce Vita · May 13, 2014
  • peter N.

    Order the chicken for two ahead of reservation tales am hour to prepare is wonderful

    peter Nicholson · February 15, 2014
  • Marielle R.

    Oldest hotel in London- 175 years old. Great location and the best, most hospitable staff Ive ever experienced. Comfortable, cozy and unique. Truly 1 of a kind. A++ for their service

    Marielle R. · November 11, 2013
  • Sophie N.

    Fantastic classic afternoon tea but have a selection of different of different kinds including a "healthy" option and gluten free scones! !!

    Sophie Navarro · September 21, 2013
  • Sophie N.

    Amazing afternoon tea, service is absolutely impeccable! !

    Sophie Navarro · September 21, 2013
  • Nasser B.

    Great Afternoon tea make sure you dont eat lunch! Because they keep and keep refilling the sandwiches! Its a meal!

    Nasser Binnassar · August 14, 2013
  • Pascal G.

    Great breakfast

    Pascal Gauthier · July 2, 2013
  • Francois R.

    Tradtional old fashioned bar , proposing a nice club sandwich - ideal for business meetings or a shopping break.

    Francois Ramaget · June 6, 2013
  • Allie G.

    High tea here is more intimate and is worth going to

    Allie Gilliland · May 14, 2013
  • Joyce S.

    Pianist, comfy seats and sofas, fine china, and the traditional English tea experience. Super fun :)

    Joyce Sohn · April 27, 2013
  • Nicole L.

    So convenient to shops and the tube station!

    Nicole Lacour · April 12, 2013
  • ToryBurch

    Brown's holds the title for 'oldest London hotel,' but stays of-the-moment with modern rooms, live jazz six days a week, a must-visit spa and art from leading Brit artists.

    ToryBurch · August 3, 2012

    Feel like royalty by heading to the spa where you can have the ultimate pampering. · June 22, 2012
  • Colleen M.

    Amazing lunch at HIX today!

    Colleen McCollum · June 21, 2012
  • Margarita M.

    One of the best high teas in London on the weekend. Get a healthy version - it is actually super yammy.

    Margarita M Yanovskaya · June 17, 2012
  • Nina N.

    Nice tea room

    Nina Nabokova · February 27, 2012
  • Duncan H.

    Incredible cocktail bar!

    Duncan Howsley · October 26, 2011
  • Jim H.

    A great pre-awards drinks venue. Concierge outside for hailing taxis or being there with an umbrella when it's raining! Top class service. Fab cocktails too!

    Jim Haysom · June 23, 2011
  • Leanne B.

    Afternoon tea is just fabulous

    Leanne Bennett · May 24, 2011

    Opened in 1837, this is London’s oldest 5 star hotel. Franklin D Roosevelt stayed here on his honeymoon in 1905.

    HISTORY UK · February 10, 2011
  • The Leading Hotels of the World

    Did you know the first phone call in Britian was made here by Alexander Graham Bell? Brown's hotel is one of London's most desired locations... Read more

  • Epicurious

    Quintessential British food is the main dish in the formal dining room of the Brown's Hotel, which features braised pork cheeks in Burrow Hill cider and roast fillet of Cornish hake.

    Epicurious · August 23, 2010
  • Meridith S.

    High tea is fabulous here but pricey. Come hungry and eat your fill of sandwiches and scones!

    Meridith Schmalz · August 22, 2010
  • George O.

    Best afternoon tea and biscuits in London - lovely

    George O Connor · April 15, 2010
  • Daniel F.

    Ein unglaublich schönes Hotel im Herzen Londons. Die Zimmer sind gemütlich eingerichtet. Ein echtes Highlight sind die großen Suiten und natürlich das Frühstück. Genau genommen eigentlich alles...

    Daniel Fürg · December 1, 2014
  • 7161440

    Не плохие номера. Хорошие завтраки.

    7161440 · October 6, 2014
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    Johann King · September 8, 2014
  • Kader M.

    très chaleureux et impeccable à tout point de vue

    Kader Mekediche · May 22, 2014
  • Cristina G.

    puro sabor

    Cristina Gonzalez Goicoechea · November 19, 2013
  • Ksenia V.

    Наиизвестнейший лондонский отель " с историей". Легендарный 5-часовой чай и абсоютно гениальный бранч. Рекомендую изо всех сил.

    Ksenia V. · July 5, 2011

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