Raffles London at The OWO

Whitehall, London

The Old War Office was once home to Legends. Today, Raffles London at The OWO is an epic stage for modern tastemakers.

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Whitehall, London

Located in the heart of Whitehall, The OWO overlooks some of London’s most majestic landmarks. This commanding building has been home to many well-known historical figures such as Sir Winston Churchill, Lord Haldane, Earl Kitchener and John Profumo, and was the inspiration behind Ian Fleming’s elusive James Bond. For the very first time, this former stage to many world-shaping events opens its doors to the curious and to the inspired and is a most powerful address to discover the truly remarkable city of London from an entirely new perspective.



Distance from Airport

9 miles from London City Airport

Months to avoid


Average high season temperature


Child friendly



Guerlain Spa

Food and Drink

A New Destination For Gastronomy. Nine Restaurants And Three Bars.

Mauro Colagreco

This is Chef Mauro’s elevated dining restaurant which conveys his passion as a chef and how he sees the culinary experience as a journey strewn with travel, discovery, ambition, commitment, and focus. His ingredient choices are driven by his belief in hyper-local and hyper-seasonality as he sources from close around him and forms indispensable relationships with local producers in the UK.


Offering Mediterranean all-day dining, Saison reflects Chef Mauro Colagreco’s philosophy and commitment to seasonal cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is bathed in beautiful natural daylight from the lovingly restored historic glass ceiling.

Mauro’s Table

This is Mauro Colagreco’s ‘Chef’s Table’, an immersive dining and elevated tasting experience for special events and occasions. This dining space has a dramatic open show kitchen and is located on the ground floor in one of the rounded corners of the building that overlooks Whitehall, London’s most powerful address.

The Drawing Room

With four large mahogany sash windows, The Drawing Room looks onto historic Whitehall where the smart mounted Household Cavalry guard the official entrance to Buckingham Palace. Offering Afternoon Tea, snacks, cocktails, fine wines and Champagne, The Drawing Room also boasts a stunning historic fireplace and grand piano.

The Guards Bar and Lounge

Overlooking Horse Guards, the official entrance to Buckingham Palace and located on the ground floor with its own entrance, this is the hotel’s main bar for guests and visitors who want to enjoy drinks with friends surrounded by the majestic pomp and circumstance of Whitehall.

The Spy Ba

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Guerlain Spa

The Guerlain Spa at Raffles London at The OWO is an unmatched new wellbeing destination for London, offering a holistic combination of advanced beauty, restorative wellness and active training.

Wellness Facilities:

> State of the art gym

> Movement studio

> 20-metre indoor swimming pool

> Vitality pool, sauna, steam room, and experience showers

> Recovery and physiotherapy treatment space

Local Area

This magnificent Grade II* listed building, located in the heart of historic Whitehall, overlooking some of London’s most majestic landmarks was once home to legends such as Sir Winston Churchill. It is now reimagined as a dazzling new stage for modern tastemakers. Whitehall, the epicentre of British Government, is a sophisticated neighbourhood within walking distance of the River Thames, Horse Guards Parade, Banqueting House, the Churchill War Rooms, Buckingham Palace, St James’s Park, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, the Royal Opera House and all the nightlife of Covent Garden and Soho.


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