Fact Sheet

Raffles London at The OWO

57 Whitehall, SW1A 2BX, London, United Kingdom
Tel: +440000000000 Email: london@raffles.com

Check-in: 3:00 PM | Check-out: 12:00 PM


Raffles London is located in what was The Old War Office building, known today as The OWO. It was once home to legends such as Sir Winston Churchill and Lord Haldane. Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, was a regular visitor to the building and many scenes from the 007 movies have been filmed on location here. This building's history is associated with spies and espionage as MI5 and MI6 had operations here during the 20th century. Located in the heart of Whitehall it has been meticulously restored and is now home to Raffles London at The OWO - an Epic Stage for Modern Tastemakers.

Rooms & Suites

  • Classic Rooms
  • Superior Rooms
  • Deluxe Rooms
  • Executive Rooms
  • Junior Suites
  • Westminister Suites
  • Ministerial Suites
  • Lifestyle Suites
  • Corner Suites
  • The Turret Suite
  • The Raffles Suite
  • The Churchill Suite
  • The Granville Suite
  • The Haldane Suite


Mauro Colagreco at Raffles London - Elevated dining experience, fine dining, Michelin.

Mauro's Table - This is Mauro Colagreco's ‘Chef’s Table’, an intimate and elevated tasting experience for special events and occasions.

Saison - Offering Mediterranean dining, Saison reflects Chef Mauro Colagreco's philosophy and commitment to seasonal cuisine.

The Drawing Room - With four large mahogany sash windows, the Drawing Room looks onto historic Whitehall offering relaxed all-day dining.

Guard's Bar - Overlooking Horse Guards, the official entrance to Buckingham Palace this is the hotels main bar.

Pillar Kitchen - Curated by movement and nutrition experts, the Pillar Kitchen offers a wide range of healthy snacks, fresh juices and smoothies, coffees and ‘dishes of the day’ for eating-in or takeaway.

Spy Bar - This is the hotel's subterranean speakeasy bar. A cocktail bar like no other – hidden and deeply atmospheric with a gentle hint of the illicit!

Papermoon - Milanese focused cuisine alongside a bustling bar of classic aperitivi and traditional Italian cocktails.

Café Lapérouse - Classic French brasserie style restaurant.

Spa & Wellness

Guerlain Spa
With French skincare expertise dating back to 1939, The Guerlain Spa combines ancient traditions with modern innovations. Offering highly personalised spa experiences utilising luxurious Guerlain products to leave you feeling restored, revived, and radiant.

Spa Treatment Times: 10am to 7pm
L'ATELIER: 10am to 6pm

Pillar Wellbeing
Known for their unique approach to preventative health and personal optimisation, well-being specialists Pillar oversee the training and health programming throughout our active wellness spaces, comprising of a state-of-the-art gym, movement studio, and juice bar. Pillar offer a distinct service placing an equal emphasis on movement, recovery, and nutrition, with dedicated programmes focusing on strength and stress relief. Our practitioners offer a range of recovery experiences and a tailored nutritional offering created by chef Joey O’Hare, available from the Pillar Kitchen.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact us at membership.london@raffles.com

For general enquiries please contact us at spa.london@raffles.com

Gym Opening Times
Weekdays: 6.30am to 9pm
Weekends: 8am to 8pm
24 hrs for hotel guests

Pool Opening Times
Weekdays: 6.30am to 9pm
Weekends: 8am to 8pm
Family Swim Time (for residents and hotel guests): 8am to 10pm and 3pm to 5pm


Raffles London at The OWO offers the most historic of addresses for special occasions and events of all kind, intimate or grand.

The Whitehall Ballroom, size: 678 square metres.
The Whitehall Ballroom, the largest space, is named after its historic Whitehall address. This spectacular ballroom is double height with ceilings of seven metres at the highest point allowing for dramatic staging and set design for the most creative product launches, parties and events. Secure rigging points are built in for advanced lighting and sound event production, meaning the space can be used for artistic productions to West End theatre-level standards. The Whitehall Ballroom is designed by acclaimed architect and interior designer Thierry W Despont who, in the 1980's, was the associate architect for the restoration of the Statue of Liberty. Versatility of the event space is a key feature as the ballroom can be split into one and two thirds. Flexibility is further enhanced as all structures are fully removable and movable allowing for set designs to be created, utilising all spatial directions. A special feature is the ability for a vehicle to enter the Ballroom via two car lifts. It is equally attractive for large poductions which require items of scale to be situated in the ballroom. The ballroom is fully sound proofed, as is the partition wall when used to separate the ballroom into two spaces. The Whitehall Ballroom is the perfect space for dazzling celebrations, gala dinners, product launches and corporate events. If you want to make a lasting impression and treat your guests to the most memorable of occasions, then look no further and let the Raffles London team be your event magicians.

The Lawrence, pre-function area, size: 425 square metres.
The Lawrence, named after Lt. T.E. Lawrence (who found fame as Lawrence of Arabia) is accessed from the majestic main staircase. An awe-inspiring sense of grand arrival into a very special place is palpable on decent from the stairs. Host a glamourous cocktail reception or stylish lunch here, and with mobile bars and food stations for live cooking you can create a fun and immersive theme fit for the occasion in this impressive room. Morse Meeting Room at 94 square metres and Code Meeting Room at 89 square metres. Morse Code was widely used as a means of communication when the building operated as The Old War Office in the 20th Century so today our two meeting rooms are named as a tribute to this vital codified communication method. The spaces are versatile as the rooms can be configured in different formats since they are divisible into 6 separate rooms. Each room has a built-in wall mounted 55" LED flat screen and discreet drop-down projection facilities are available in some rooms. A separate and private ante room is used for catering, meaning meeting room events and guests are separate from The Whitehall Ballroom events. Furniture is mobile and can be configured according to the wishes of the event organiser in each room. There is dedicated onsite support from best-in-class AV supplier. Expertise from our highly experienced events team and access to our little black book of the best suppliers. Dedicated and highly skilled event chef. The wide range of restaurants and bars in the hotel can provide inspiration for your event menu. Acclaimed Raffles service. Event flexibility with the option of nine separate event spaces (The Whitehall Ballroom A and B, The Lawrence, and Morse 1-3 and Code 1-3)


Located in the heart of London and within short walking distance of major train terminals Waterloo and Charing Cross, Raffles London at The OWO is accessible however you choose to arrive.

London Heathrow Airport - London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is a one hour journey by car to Raffles London. The Heathrow Express train service is also available from the airport to London Paddington Station taking 15 minutes and the hotel is a short taxi ride away. The newly opened Elizabeth Line is accessible from London Heathrow to Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road, the journey takes 40 minutes followed by a short taxi ride or a 20 minute walk to the hotel.

London City Airport - London City Airport (LCY) is a 30 minute car journey to Raffles London. The Docklands Light Railway (DLR), an overground train system connecting East London to the London Underground network, is accessible from London City Airport. The closest Jubilee Line Underground station is Westminster. Total journey time from London City Airport to Waterloo station is approximately 35 minutes.

Other London Airports - London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is a 90 minute journey to Raffles London by car. An express train service from London Gatwick is available on the Gatwick Express. This service arrives into Victoria station, a short taxi ride to the hotel.

London Stansted Airport (STN) is a one hour journey by car to Raffles London. Whilst there is no Underground service from London Stansted, an express train service is available via the Stansted Express from Liverpool Street Station.

London Luton Airport (LTN) is a one hour journey by car to Raffles London.

London Underground - Raffles London is a short walk from many London tube stations including Embankment within 5 minutes, Westminster within 5 minutes, Charing Cross within 10 minutes, Leicester Square within 10 minutes, and Piccadilly Circus and Tottenham Court Road within 15 minutes.

Train - Raffles London is a short walk from major London train terminals Waterloo and Charing Cross, and a short taxi ride from London Paddington, Victoria, King’s Cross, St Pancras International and London Euston.

Bus - Whitehall is served well by multiple bus routes and our concierge are more than happy to assist with specific route enquiries. Horse Guards Avenue bus stop (Stop P) is situated opposite the hotel’s main entrance includes routes 3, 12, 159 and 453. Route 3 and 159 both go directly to the Imperial War Museum.

Boat - Embankment Pier is well located within walking distance of the hotel and offers river boat cruises and commuter vessels. Westminster Pier is also a short walk and a popular starting point for sightseeing Thames River trips.

Cruise - For those arriving into Tilbury Docks via cruise ship, the hotel is a one hour car journey or a 30 minute train followed by a 30 minute car journey. Southampton Cruise Terminal is a two hour car journey from Raffles London at The OWO. Southampton station is 1.7miles from the terminal and trains arrive into London Waterloo, a 15minute walk to Raffles London.