For our next Venue Spotlight, Nicola has chosen L ’Oscar, London. L’Oscar was the winner of 100 best hotels, The Times, Sunday Times, Travel Awards and winner of Europe’s Leading New Boutique Hotel 2019 at the World Travel awards.
The grade II listed former church, now presented as L’Oscar, is a fantastic venue for small events in the capital. This unique, boutique hotel boasts 39 bedrooms, decorated in line with the hotel’s French Boutique style. L’Oscar oozes luxury with a red-carpet entrance, velvet furnishings and spectacular seven-storey chandelier.
The hotel is home to three private event rooms – The Committee Room, The Library and The Baptist. All of which have kept many of their original features that showcase the Arts and Crafts Era. The most notable, however, is The Baptist. This room is set in a grand octagonal, double-height chapel, with the exclusive dining area upstairs and the stylish bar area on the ground floor.
Nestled in a fantastic location and just a stone’s throw away from Holborn underground station, which connects to the Central and Piccadilly lines, making travel around London effortless. Attractions such as the Covent Garden Market, Novello Theatre and British Museum, to name a few, are all a short ten-minute walk away. Therefore, proving that L’Oscar’s location is ideal for exploring London.
L’Oscar’s restaurant is headed by the chef Allan Picket, who has trained under both the Roux and Galvin brothers. The restaurant décor takes inspiration from the world’s oldest café in Venice, including mirrored ceilings and original artworks. In the restaurant there is an option to purchase the Roja Dove Sensory Experience. This includes hand-crafted cocktails and complimenting canopies, and a selection of Roja Dove candles to take home.
Hidden in the bustle of the West End, L’Oscar offers a uniquely different style to most other luxury London hotels. The building is finished in French Baroque style that encompasses all the pomp and theatre that you would expect from that era in a 5-star London venue. There is also a breath-taking seven-storey chandelier that completes this uniquely French styled venue in the heart of London.