Discover how The Landmark London celebrated its 120th anniversary…
Friday, 10th April 2020
The Landmark London has been a London icon for over a century and has an illustrious history. Its opening ceremony was attended by members of the Royal Family, it hosted a “Welcome Back from Prison” breakfast for the Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst and in recent years it has counted a number of A-listers as guests, including Katy Perry and Keira Knightley. One of the oldest railway hotels in London, The Landmark London was born in the romantic era of train travel. It has been recently refurbished to combine the opulence and grandeur of that time with contemporary flair and five-star amenities.
To celebrate its 120th anniversary, the team organised a Victorian themed party on the 4th December 2019, where team members, clients, partners and journalists enjoy an original afternoon travelling in time to 1899.
Personalised Christmas baubles for a good cause
The opening ceremony of the Great Central Hotel was held in 1899. It was called the “Streets and Squares Bazaar” and it was a huge charity event to raise funds for St Mary’s hospital. 120 years later, The Landmark London raised funds for C O S M I C Children of St. Mary’s Intensive Care by selling personalised Christmas baubles decorated by Katie and her team from London Calligraphy.
This charity is located at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London and treats approximately 630 ill children each year.
After General Manager Mr Batchetlor’s speech, guests could enjoy a Victorian inspired four-course menu paired with classic French wines:
Wild mushroom and truffle soup, puff pastry lid
Fillet of lemon sole, salmon and Cornish crab, shellfish sauce
Fillet and short rib of dry aged beef, fondant potato, Jerusalem artichoke purée, baby spinach, glazed baby onions, thyme sauce
Spiced plum baked Alaska, warm chocolate sauce
To mark the end of a truly magical afternoon, the unique Landmark Choir performed a selection of traditional Christmas carols, including a bespoke version of the “12 days of Christmas song”