Effortlessly glamorous in the Raffles tradition

A grand and awe-inspiring sense of arrival

Step into the hallowed halls of Raffles London at The OWO, and there is no mistaking the sense of arrival and occasion. In this magnificent historic setting, the timeless tradition of celebrating at Raffles, begun in Singapore in 1887, comes to life in spectacular fashion in London. Within our fine Grade II* Edwardian Baroque building, once Britain's Old War Office, discover our versatile Whitehall Ballroom, a collection of elegant event spaces and our legendary reputation for gracious hosting. A stage set for a dazzling celebration uniting the glamorous allure of Raffles with one of the world's most historic addresses.


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The Lawrence

Descending our majestic Grand Staircase, you arrive with aplomb at The Lawrence, a special events space named after Lt T E Lawrence, the archaeologist, diplomat and writer who was employed at the War Office before he found fame as Lawrence of Arabia. This 425 sq m foyer is an awe-inspiring place to host a glamorous cocktail reception, a stylish lunch party or a fun and immersive themed event, with mobile bars and food stations for live cooking. Or welcome your guests for a spectacular pre-reception before moving elegantly through into the Whitehall Ballroom.

At a glance

120 rooms including 39 suites
85 private residences by Raffles
9 restaurants & 3 bars
Whitehall Ballroom
Guerlain Spa & Pillar Wellbeing
20m indoor pool & vitality pool
State-of-the-art gym & movement studio
Central London location

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