London, United Kingdom

Chiltern Firehouse

Rates from (inc tax)$499.57

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Blazing hot boho bolthole


Victorian fire station

Injecting a dose of Hollywood glamour into London's rarefied side streets, André Balazs' first British outpost is a tour de force that brings Chateau Marmont to Marylebone. Attracting a cool cocktail-supping crowd from the day it opened, Chiltern Firehouse is a smoking hot addition to the city's social scene, with Nuño Mendes menus and beautiful boudoirs to boot.

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Need to know


26, including 16 suites and lofts.


12pm, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm. Luggage storage, entry to the nearby gym and free cocktails are offered if your room’s not ready.


Double rooms from $499.57 (£408), excluding tax at 20 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (GBP490.00), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Try time travel: spot the ornate, angular, bottle-green Swiss timepiece in reception.

At the hotel

Courtyard, wine cellar, DJ decks, secret smoking lounge, WiFi throughout. In rooms: Apple TV, sound dock, working fireplaces, extensive minibar, coffee machine, bespoke bath goodies and soft fluffy bathrobes and slippers.

Our favourite rooms

Designed to feel like a guest room in an elegant private home, each Deco-detailed bedroom has hand-picked art, vintage photos and a smattering of idiosyncratic quirks. Bathrooms are decadent, with roll-top baths, walk-in rain showers, Hollywood mirror lights and lashings of chrome and marble. Some have shared access to a terrace. The Firehouse Suite is a super-spacious one-bedroom suite with loads of built-in wardrobes, a slick cocktail cabinet, dining area and separate toilet – ideal for entertaining or small drinks parties, it also has views over the courtyard garden below.

Packing tips

Vinyl and sheet music, for playing in the bar during after-hours shenanigans (there's a late-night DJ in the bar Wednesday–Sunday, and an old black Joanna to tinkle when it's quiet).


Smokers will enjoy finding their way 'through the looking glass' in the loos to a secret outdoor smoking space. All guests are welcome to attend the talks, screenings and other cultural happenings the hotel hosts.


Yes. Beds, bowls, toys and treats are all provided for free if you notify the hotel in advance. See more pet-friendly hotels in London.


This is definitely more of an adult destination, though extra beds and cots can be added to rooms at no extra cost and babysitting can be arranged for £45 per hour if you book a day in advance.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

A horseshoe booth in the corner has as its centrepiece the Grade I-listed brass fireman's pole: see how long you can eat around it without getting the urge to slide. Otherwise, get a seat near the action in the kitchen.

Dress Code

Upscale but edgy, to compete with staff's enviable wardrobe of Emilia Wickstead and J Crew tailoring.

Hotel restaurant

The Firehouse restaurant – nightly scene of celebrity one-upmanship – is a brasserie meets Victorian factory affair, with a gleaming, brass-bolted extract hood, beneath which Nuno Mendes' many-handed army turns out restrained Mediterranean-flavoured menus (those crab donuts; monkfish cooked over pine, chargrilled Iberico pork). Keep your eyes peeled for the novelty cruet sets: porcelain pepper-pouring pugs and tabletop terriers appear come dinnertime.

Hotel bar

In the Ladder Shed bar – a colonial lounge cum conservatory affair – plants trail from ceiling-suspended baskets and spring from weighty pots. Plant yourself on one of the emerald-green velvet chaises or deep bronze armchairs, or pull up a cane-backed stool at the sunken marble bar, where the mixologists' toolkit glints as prettily as a chandelier. Phials of house-made oil and extracts sitting on the bar give it the air of an apothecary: try the 'Hellfire Bitters' that spike jalapeno-laced signature cocktail Playing with Fire, or plump for a classic Negroni or champagne cocktail.

Last orders

You can order breakfast until 11am, lunch til 4pm, dinner til 11pm, and drinks until you’ve stopped caring what the time is.

Room service

Room service is available 24 hours a day.


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Chiltern Firehouse
1 Chiltern Steet Marylebone
United Kingdom


London Heathrow is, traffic permitting, less than an hour’s drive away, though Gatwick, Stansted or City airports are all easily accessible.


Nearest Tube stations are Baker Street to your north, or Bond Street to your south. Overland trains to the Chilterns and the West Midlands run from nearby London Marylebone; London Paddington trains connect you cross-country; Kings Cross trains will take you north and the Eurostar runs from St Pancras.


Driving (and parking) in London can be a headache: why bother when taxis are plentiful, Tubes are practical and walking is pleasant?

Worth getting out of bed for

A short swagger from Marylebone's stylish shops and elegant eateries, Chiltern Firehouse is perfectly placed for capital forays. Needless to say, there's plenty to do, see and explore in this prime patch of London.

Head east to the sophisticated distractions of Marylebone High Street; west for Baker Street's low-key buzz; north for Regent's Park, and south for Oxford Street and Mayfair's fashionable thoroughfares. A few steps along Chiltern Street, there are little cafés and quirky boutiques (including a woodwind workshop, should your oboe need attention).

Don your deerstalker and sniff out the Sherlock Holmes museum (+44 (0)207 224 3688) – at 221b Baker Street, naturally – for some detective work, or follow the call of the wild to London Zoo (+44 (0)207 449 6200), a short stroll north through the park. Soak up some interiors inspiration at the Wallace Collection (+44 (0)207 563 9500) where five centuries worth of art, arms and accoutrements fill an historic Manchester Square townhouse.

Local restaurants

For some pre- or post-shopping spree sustenance, the Grazing Goat (+44 (0)207 724 7243) is within walking distance and serves modern British gastropub fare. If you’d prefer to get down ‘n’ dirty, cult (m)eatery MEATliquor (+44 (0)207 224 4239) does burgers, chicken wings and various cheese-laced diet-busters a few streets away.

Few would consider leaving the Firehouse at night but if you do, amble down Baker Street and you’ll find Galvin’s Bistrot de Luxe (+44 (0)207 935 4007), home of renowned French cuisine from award-winning brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin. Fancy a curry? Trishna (+44 (0)207 935 5624), on nearby Blandford Street, does Michelin-starred South Indian cuisine, using plenty of British seafood. If you prefer a bit of ceremony, Roka (+44 (0)207 580 6464), a modern Japanese on Charlotte Street, is dominated by a central robata grill where meat, fish and vegetables are prepared in full tempting view.


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