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Here's what it's like to stay at the 5-star London hotel that was once MI6's headquarters

The hotel is housed in a French chateau-style, Grade I-listed building that was erected in 1844. The hotel, located near Westminster, is operated by Guoman Hotels.

Here's what it's like to stay at the 5-star London hotel that was once MI6's headquarters
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Guests are greeted in an extravagant lobby with warm, homely features such as a fireplace as well as glitzy chandeliers.

Guests are greeted in an extravagant lobby with warm, homely features such as a fireplace as well as glitzy chandeliers.

The hotel's flagship Tower Suite offers guests a 270-degree panoramic view of London from its windows.

The hotel

The Tower Suite has the hotel's most coveted bedroom.

The Tower Suite has the hotel

The Waterloo Suite, which also has a Thames view, is decorated with a more contemporary, stylish design.

The Waterloo Suite, which also has a Thames view, is decorated with a more contemporary, stylish design.

In the Waterloo Suite bathroom, you can watch TV as you take a relaxing bath.

In the Waterloo Suite bathroom, you can watch TV as you take a relaxing bath.

A picnic terrace overlooking the Thames yields beautiful views of the London Eye.

A picnic terrace overlooking the Thames yields beautiful views of the London Eye.

Equus Bar revives the atmosphere of a "gentleman's club" with its sleek decor. While the bar has an interesting legacy – frequented by former guests Winston Churchill and George Bernard Shaw – it stays modern with a different cocktail created by its mixologists each month.

Equus Bar revives the atmosphere of a "gentleman

The hotel restaurant One Twenty One Two takes its name from the phone number of the former Metropolitan Police headquarters, which used to be located just next door; the number was Whitehall 1212. The restaurant serves modern British dishes made from fresh ingredients, including a weekly Sunday Roast.

The hotel restaurant One Twenty One Two takes its name from the phone number of the former Metropolitan Police headquarters, which used to be located just next door; the number was Whitehall 1212. The restaurant serves modern British dishes made from fresh ingredients, including a weekly Sunday Roast.

The Thameside hotel makes quite an impression at sunset.

The Thameside hotel makes quite an impression at sunset.
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