The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences


Chic, with an independent spirit. Welcome to The Athenaeum. This Art Deco beauty has stood in the heart of Mayfair since 1850, but it hasn’t stood still.

Step outside and you’re opposite Green Park, step in and you’re in the height of contemporary luxury and glamour. This is a hotel that’s evolved with the years; an iconic magnet for the rich and famous.

Then there’s The View, oh the view, so good we typed it twice. A majestic panorama of London from the exclusive residents’ only lounge. Your place to sit, enjoy a drink and take in the cityscape in quiet retreat-like calm. Reminiscent, though arguably quieter, than the Victorian gentleman’s club that this building once housed. Choose from a room, suite or your very own front door in the private Victorian townhouse residences, a Mayfair home from home. All at once sleek, glitzy, welcoming, comfortable and incredibly luxurious. A true icon.

Need to Know


Check-in at 3.00pm


Check-out at 12.00 noon


116 at The Athenaeum is a contemporary, British restaurant headed up by Executive Chef, Ian Howard. Relaxed yet chic interiors paired with inimitable service create a warm atmosphere to dine in. The inspiring, seasonal menus champion local producers and use only the very best ingredients. Open for a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner with children’s options available. British Afternoon Tea features fresh smoked salmon from Severn & Wye, Kentish strawberries and Devonshire clotted cream.

The Spa

REN Spa is a boutique haven of tranquillity – a gem in the heart of the Mayfair hotel – and the perfect choice for a girl’s weekend or to relax before Ladies Day at Ascot or Henley Regatta.

Indulge yourself with bespoke REN treatments and personalised packages. A range of beauty treatments and finishing touches including manicures and pedicures will make you look and feel gorgeous.

After a long flight or busy day shopping, relax and de-stress in one of the cedar wood hot tubs, sauna, steam room and relaxation area.

Spa and Gym opening times:

Monday to Friday 8.00am to 8.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 8.30am to 5.30pm

24-hour gym access for resident guests

Also worth knowing

Children’s Concierge

The Athenaeum prides itself on offering tailor-made, child-friendly services without compromising on five-star luxury. The dedicated Children’s Concierge is there to keep your little ones happy and entertained – whether it is delving into the hotel’s Toy Store, arranging a kite-flying session in Hyde Park or making sure milk and biscuits are waiting at bedtime. There is also a fantastic team of Nannies and Babysitters on standby to take care of your children should you fancy a shopping trip or much-deserved night out.

The young visitors get an extra special service when they visit us at The Athenaeum.

Residences – Family Friendly

As a family-run hotel, The Athenaeum understands the requirements of families. Travelling can be stressful, so the Residences were designed to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable.

The private Residences are ideal for family holidays, complete with fully-equipped kitchens, spacious living area with designer sofas, a dining table and 24-hour in-room-dining. Separate bedrooms have either a King bed or twin beds. For those travelling as a family, a sofa-bed or bunk bed provides more sleeping space in the lounge.


Pets are welcome.

Interesting extras

The View

An exclusive residents’ top floor lounge at The Athenaeum.

Majestically occupying The Athenaeum’s top floor, The View is our sumptuous club that offers panoramic views over the cityscape of London below.

Accessible to hotel guests only, The View has the luxurious feeling of a private members’ club. Adorned with comfortable seating and design-led furniture, the club offers a true retreat from city life. It’s a sanctuary in which guests can enjoy a daily complimentary tipple and nibbles from 116 at The Athenaeum while soaking up uninterrupted views of the city.

A continually evolving space of inspiring experiences, this is a spot where residents also enjoy surprise masterclasses, such as how to make the perfect G&T, or mindfulness sessions overlooking Green Park.

Offering an exclusive experience of London, The View is a place to relax in a private setting where the awe-inspiring cityscape below does the talking.

Hotel Bar

THE BAR at The Athenaeum – retaining the famous whisky collection, THE BAR features a fine selection of wine and champagne, as well as a range of pioneering craft spirits. Enjoy Signature Cocktails created by award-winning barman Gennaro Schiano, that you will not find anywhere else in London.


Superior Room for two people inclusive of access to The View, use of our leisure facilities, wi-fi and a full English breakfast from £331 per room, per night. Park Suites from £544 per room, per night.

Leisure breaks and experiences available on the website.

What the Experts Say

“Arguably one of London’s best locations (and certainly its most verdant), at the west end of Piccadilly where Hyde Park and Green Park meet. It merits special plaudits for its artful balance of luxury and family-friendliness..”

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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

116 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 7BJ

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General Manager

Joanne Taylor-Stagg


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Offers & Packages

Inclusive Packages

Suite Romance at The Athenaeum

The Ultimate Romantic Treat…

Whisk a loved one away for an unforgettable weekend in one of our luxurious suites.

Experience true 5-star bliss in one of our lavish suites and toast your love with a bottle of Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur NV. Get your evening off to a delightful start by indulging in a selection of chocolate dipped strawberries, just perfect for sharing, before heading up to The View to take in the panoramic view of London.

After your romantic evening, enjoy an indulgent breakfast in the restaurant or have it delivered to your room.

Now that’s what we call a Suite Romance…

Your package includes:

A one, two or three night weekend stay for two in either a Green Park or Mayfair Suite

A bottle of Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur NV

Full English breakfast for two

Chocolate dipped strawberries

Rose petals on arrival

Late check out at 2pm (subject to availability)

Complimentary tea, Nespresso coffee and water in your suite

Free Wi-Fi

Full use of the spa facilities


Offer valid for Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights only.

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Advance Purchase at The Athenaeum

Book early and save 15%

Whether it’s business or leisure, midweek or weekend, it pays to book early with our Early Booker offer.

Book a minimum of 14 days in advance and save 15% off our Best Available Rate.


Complimentary welcome cocktail each

Complimentary upgrade to the next room category (Subject to availability on arrival)

15% off food in our Galvin restaurant


From £294 per night


Terms and conditions

Must be booked a minimum of 14 days in advance of stay

Offer subject to availability at the time of booking

Cannot be combined with any other offer

Must be pre-paid at the time of booking

This offer is non-refundable and non-transferable

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Attractions Near The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

We’re right in the centre of it all

Found in the heart of historic Mayfair and just half a mile from Buckingham Palace, The Athenaeum is located in one of the most prestigious locations in London.

Nestled between two of London’s Royal Parks, The Athenaeum is the perfect spot from which to enjoy the scenery and walks in Green Park and Hyde Park. In fact, you just have to walk across the road from The Athenaeum to find yourself immersed in Green Park. Just a short meander further is Buckingham Palace, while Westminster, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are just a short stretch beyond. St James’s Palace and Kensington Palace are just a stone’s throw away too.

London’s great museums and galleries are all nearby, from the National History Museum in Kensington to The National Gallery near Covent Garden. Directly from the hotel, it’s possible to soak up the atmosphere of historic Piccadilly or get lost in Mayfair’s pristine streets and charming communities such as Shepherd Market.

Meetings at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

Prestigiously located a stone throw away from Mayfair’s hedge fund operators and large multi-national banks, the hotel prides itself with some of the best event spaces, filled with natural light and views over leafy Green Park.

Whether you are planning a board meeting, an impressive private dinner, or a sophisticated cocktail party, choose from a selection of newly refurbished, spacious, air-conditioned meeting spaces with excellent acoustics. The spaces can be booked together providing an unique, dedicated meeting floor for up to 100 people. An array of corporate packages is available to suit every taste and special requirement.