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Dining & Bar

With a new focus on championing Britain’s home-grown produce, Galvin at The Athenaeum promises a fresh take on British classics and an unequivocal celebration of Britain’s culinary tapestry. Every menu at the hotel has been developed by the acclaimed Galvin brothers, from breakfast to Afternoon Tea and all-day dining at the new Galvin at The Athenaeum restaurant.

THE BAR, with its private entrance in Down Street, is a destination in its own right. The ambience, style and vibe in THE BAR has been created in partnership with world-renowned Italian bartender Giancarlo Mancino. Enjoy an impressive selection of craft spirits, Signature Cocktails and whisky’s.

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Booking direct through our website means you get the best rate. If you find a better rate for our room elsewhere, let us know – we will match it.

Booking direct means we can make sure our customers are well looked after and informed from the moment the room is booked.

At present we have the following special offers available exclusively to guests booking direct:

  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • 15% off Advance Purchase Rate

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British Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea is something The Athenaeum has down to a fine art. It’s legendary in fact, and award-winning, too. The Galvin Brothers’ modern British Afternoon Tea showcases the country’s very best ingredients: fresh smoked salmon from Severn & Wye, Cumbrian ham, Devonshire clotted cream to highlight just a few.

Indulge in Afternoon Tea

Spa and Gym*

Escape to an intimate space of relaxation and rejuvenation at the REN Spa. Soothe and revive tired muscles and minds in our two Cedarwood hot tubs, sauna, steam room and relaxation area, or indulge yourself with a bespoke REN treatment. At REN Spa you are invited to discover our range of beauty treatments and finishing touches to make you look and feel gorgeous.

For a holistic wellness experience guests at The Athenaeum are welcome to make use of the 24-hour gymnasium and personal trainers that can be arranged on request.

*Please note, whilst we have dedicated treatment rooms so you can book and enjoy treatments, our Spa wet and relaxation areas, plus changing rooms, are closed for renovation until October 2016. However, our Gymnasium is open as normal 24 hours a day for resident guests.

Relax at our spa

Local Area

An inspiring blend of classic and contemporary, Mayfair is one of London’s most celebrated neighbourhoods. It positively brims with world-famous attractions, designer boutiques and historical and cultural institutions. Buckingham Palace, the West End, Harrods and Hyde Park are just a few must-sees that are right on your doorstep at The Athenaeum. Explore the local Mayfair theatres, shops and art galleries with Piccadilly, Knightsbridge and Westminster and the rest of London reached via a short 5 min walk to Green Park and Hyde Park Underground stations.

Athenaeum Life


At The Athenaeum, we provide everything you need to ensure your event runs like clockwork. Our meeting rooms are spacious and well equipped, with plenty of natural light – a rarity in central London – and scenic views across leafy Green Park or quiet Mayfair Victorian residential street. Our corporate packages are tailor-made by dedicated event professionals, from intimate board meetings to lavish launch events, with dining and refreshments provided by Michelin-starred chefs the Galvins.

Events & Private Dining

Whatever you’re celebrating, at The Athenaeum we have everything you need to pull out all the stops. Our new private dining and event spaces have spectacular floor-to-ceiling views over leafy Green Park. Three-course menus and indulgent canapés have been specially created by The Galvin Brothers and can be tailor-made to suit your individual needs.

The Athenaeum really is the only address that matters.