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The Langham (British Broadcasting Corporation)

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5177 / 51°31'3"N

Longitude: -0.1439 / 0°8'38"W

OS Eastings: 528880

OS Northings: 181498

OS Grid: TQ288814

Mapcode National: GBR CB.V3

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.G38V

Entry Name: The Langham (British Broadcasting Corporation)

Listing Date: 22 November 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227056

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424601

Location: Westminster, London, W1B

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: West End

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: All Souls Langham Place

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2881 NE and SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER PORTLAND PLACE, Wl
45/135; ;56/151 (west side)
22.11.73 The Langham (BBC)
G.V. II
Former hotel now offices. c.1864-65 by Giles and Murray, built as the
Langham Hotel. Stock brick with Portland stone dressings. Vast "grand"
hotel of the 1860s hotel boom, designed in heavy Italianate style with
some late Medieval details, French pavilion roofs and east wing with
corner tower. 5 main storeys on basements and dormered attics.
Symmetrical north front with 7-window wide centre flanked by 3-window
pavilions. Central prostyle stone porch with arched openings flanked by
pilasters carrying entablature and balustraded parapet. Recessed
semicircular arched sashes linked by continuous carved impost bands;
canted stone bay windows to ground and 1st floor of pavilions with arched
sashes flanked by pilasters carrying entablature. The north east corner
of east wing is carried up as square belvedere. East front to Langham
Place has large central 2 storeyed bow window. Rusticated ground and 1st
floors; stringcourses and heavy crowning cornice with attic windows in
frieze below, alternating with carved panels of mythological animals, and
balustraded parapet above. Segmental pedimented dormers in pavilion
roofs. Lofty chimney stacks. This vast pile closes the south axis of
Portland Place.


Listing NGR: TQ2887981513

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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