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ESCAPE LONDON, VISIT AMERICA : FROM HOME TO SUNNY HOME AT THE LONDON HOTEL, LOS ANGELES, USA

In Academy Awards, Brits in LA, London Flair PR, Los Angeles Hotels, Oscars, Uncategorized on January 24, 2023 at 11:27 pm

I have always liked London but I love THE LONDON Hotel in Los Angeles. The London brings all the class and elegance of Victorian England to California but with one huge improvement – the sun, which we all know is a rarity in gloomy ol’ blighty.  What more could one ask for than boxwood hedges, Victorian wrought iron lamp-posts and a tasty full English brekky?

Located just off the famous and vibrant Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, I walked into The London to be greeted by the delightful, resident British Bulldog, jolly old Winston.

In the heart of a very American Los Angeles neighborhood, The London’s “vibe” is definitely English, which is just lovely!

The views are smashing with gorgeous sunsets and silhouetted palm trees. 

The London hotel prides itself on having 226 spacious suites and mine was no exception.

For the ladies, they say they do everything big and over-sized in the US and these bathrooms are no exception.

I swam around in the over-sized tub, bellowed out Rule Britannia in the double sized walk-in shower, all the while sipping on British gin. 

The full English breakfast did not fail to impress either. As a jolly Brit, even the queen would have been proud that in Los Angeles, they serve “proper” bacon, eggs, good old bangers, mushrooms, roasted tomato and baked beans, possibly even Heinz. 🙂 To keep the Americans happy, there is also a wedge of hash browns. The huge range of toasts were sliced in to the appropriate British chunky thickness to compliment a true proper brekky.

And after all that, there was just enough space for a delicately light, Belgian waffle with fresh berries. 

For those not wanting to pile on the pounds, the Scottish salmon, smoked to perfection,  included fresh tomato, thin, rolled, slices of cucumber, capers and cream cheese and scrambled eggs, which were full of delicate taste without sitting heavy, early in the morning.  The Keurig coffee was an enjoyable black,  at the perfect temperature.

I must say The London hotel quite out did themselves with the in-room snack bar and drinks. We had a myriad of offerings including olive snacks, English toffee,  outrageously yummy truffle crisps, dark honey mustard pretzels, jelly babies,  M&M’s, chocolate almonds,  clandestine caramel pop corn.

I think they got the memo that “you can take the Brit out of the pub but you can’t take the pub out of the Brit”.  In true British style, the bar in the suite was very generous. It included a bottle of Patron, a bottle of Maker’s Mark, a bottle of Sapphire black label and a bottle of Mulholland vodka.

For the evening dinner we trotted off to the Boxwood Restaurant and bar for a traditional Pimm’s and lemonade and a Gordon Ramsey dinner of steak au poivre.

A must have is the most tasty, massive crispy onion rings and decadent chocolate pud. 

The London definitely has everything under one roof;  a rooftop pool with spacious sundeck, private cabanas, and panoramic views, dog friendly, hairstyling, nail, and makeup services at Alex Roldan Salon; in-suite services are available.

The ‘Extras’ I enjoyed were excellent and prompt room service, complimentary calls to London (0207 & 0208 area codes only), a fun British bulldog window decal,

ear plugs, emergency torch in the bedside cabinet, room service 24/7 and the cutest mini bulldog toy offer for younger guests. 

For those involved with the ‘movies’, Oscars or the Golden Globes, and wishing for a quality, brand new 110-seat state-of-the-art screening room, look no more.

If you don’t find what you need at The London, you are just walking distance from museums, restaurants, shops and clubs. 

You have it all! So you can say toodloo to scrolling and carry on and book at The London. 

Cheerio Chaps and Chapesses!

Reviewer : Suzanne P.

The London Hotel

Address: 1020 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Phone(844) 489-9660

Star Rating

Decor 5

Service 5

Food 5

Rooms 5

Facilities 5 

Doug Roland’s Oscar nominated film FEELING THROUGH featured in Time Magazine

In Academy Awards on July 6, 2021 at 10:13 am

Congratulations to our clients Shan Christopher Ogilvie, Serena Armitage and Benjamin Cleary for winning a 2016 Academy Award

In Academy Awards on March 2, 2016 at 6:06 pm

Congratulations to our clients and the filmmakers of the British film Stutterer, for winning an Oscar for Live Action Short, at the 2016 Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

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Hu Wei, director of Oscar nominated Short Film ‘Butter Lamp’ featured in Post Magazine

In Academy Awards, Butter Lamp, Hu Wei, London Flair PR on February 16, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Hu Wei talking about his passion for film, and the issues he addresses in his short film ‘Butter Lamp’ with Post Magazine.

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The UK’s Telegraph calls Adalsteins Sailcoth “a visual delight”

In Academy Awards, Elfar Adalsteins, Sailcloth on January 19, 2012 at 7:25 am

Martin Chilton from the UK’s Daily Telegraph recently reviewed Elfar Adalsteins Saicloth (starring John Hurt) and said: ‎”The film is entirely dependent on visual storytelling – and that is done majestically. And as cinema, it is a visual delight.” Martin Chilton – The Telegraph

Read the full article and John Hurt’s interview: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/oscars/9020666/John-Hurt-Your-life-is-your-own-property.html

The Wall Street Journal reviews Sailcloth by Elfar Adalsteins

In Academy Awards, Elfar Adalsteins, Sailcloth on December 19, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Barbara Chai of The Wall Street Journal’s reviewed Sailcloth and says; “Though the film is short and void of dialogue, it manages to convey as much depth and poignant contrast as a full-length feature”.

Read the full article here: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/12/18/john-hurt-conveys-a-mans-voyage-without-words-in-sailcloth/

John Hurt also took time out of his busy schedule to talk about the wonderful film that he stars in ‘Sailcloth’.  This one of a kind film  was directed and written by Elfar Adalsteins and has also been shortlisted for a 2012 Academy Award.

Congratulations to our client Director Elfar Aldensteins for making the shortlist for the 2012 Oscars!

In Academy Awards, Sailcloth on December 14, 2011 at 7:27 pm

We are excited to announce that ‘Saicloth’ starring John Hurt and directed by the talented Elfar Adalsteins has been selected in the last 10 for the 2012 Academy Awards shortlist.  Congratulations Elfar!!!

indieWIRE predicts the 2012 Academy Awards shortlist for ‘Live Action Short’

In Academy Awards on December 14, 2011 at 12:25 am

Ten live action short films are predicted to be on the 2012 Academy Award’s shortlist by Brad Horvath at indieWire, including our clients:

Elfar Adalsteins ‘Sailcloth’ starring John Hurt

Jordan Bayne’s ‘The Sea Is All I Know’ starring Melissa Leo

‘The Palace’ starring our client Daphne Alexander

“Sailcloth starring John Hurt is as intriguing as the latest Hollywood Blockbuster” – Filmslate Magazine

In Academy Awards, Elfar Adalsteins, John Hurt, Sailcloth on December 13, 2011 at 11:56 pm
“Sailcloth, written and directed by Elfar Adalsteins and starring the legendary John Hurt (“Elephant Man,” “Alien,” “V for Vendetta”) is a visually stunning, silent short that is as intriguing as the latest Hollywood blockbuster.” – Jamie Paszko, Filmslate Magazine.
John Hurt also talks to Film Slate Magazine about Sailcloth and says “Elfar Adalsteins, the director, is bound to be a director we’ll hear from”.

Elfar Adalsteins ‘Sailcloth’ starring Oscar® nominee John Hurt, selected for ‘2012 Academy Short Film Award consideration’

In Academy Awards, Elfar Adalsteins, John Hurt, Sailcloth on October 5, 2011 at 8:14 am

‘Sailcloth’ starring Oscar® nominee John Hurt, selected for ‘2012 Academy Short Film Award consideration’

Sailcloth shares the poignant story of an elderly widower (Hurt) as he sets in motion a series of events to hide his disappearance from a nursing home. After gathering necessities he heads to the local pier where a beloved companion awaits him – ready for their last great journey.

Starring two time Academy Award nominee John Hurt

Directed, written and produced by Elfar Adalsteins

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/sailclothfilm