One of London’s most highly anticipated new hotel openings, Raffles London at The OWO will open its doors this summer.

The property is located in the landmark Grade II* listed former Old War Office on Whitehall, which has undergone a monumental five-year transformation to create 120 rooms and suites; 85 unique branded residences; nine restaurants and three bars and a spa and health club in partnership with world-leading beauty and wellness brand Guerlain alongside movement and nutrition experts Pillar.


The UK’s first Raffles hotel will feature signature restaurants from three-Michelin star chef Mauro Colagreco and will be home to a rooftop restaurant and bar with panoramic views across Whitehall, The Mall and onto Buckingham Palace.

The Old War Office, originally completed in 1906 and designed by British architect William Young, has stood witness to many world-shaping events. It was used as the HQ of Winston Churchill, Secretary of State for War, from 1919 to 1921 and inspired Ian Fleming to write the James Bond series after working as key liaison officer between the War Office and Britain’s Naval Intelligence Service. The building went on to feature in various Bond films, including Skyfall, Spectre, License to Kill, A View to a Kill, Octopussy and most recently, No Time To Die.

The property’s key features have been completely restored whilst respecting its legacy. Hundreds of artisan craftspeople were commissioned to restore the historic interior elements including delicate hand-laid mosaic floors, oak panelling, chandeliers and a magnificent marble staircase.

For further details please contact one of our Travel Managers on 0203 535 9290.