LONDON—The Stafford London in St. James’s is launching its Churchill – A Commemoration this month to mark 50 years since the death of one of Britain’s most revered statesmen, Sir Winston Churchill.
The Churchill package will offer guests the chance to stay at the 18th century property, as well as enjoy entry to the popular Churchill War Rooms, the original Cabinet War Rooms and the wartime bunker that sheltered Churchill and his government during the Blitz of World War II.
Guests will receive a bottle of Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2004, a style of champagne that Churchill drank and a hardback copy of London Mayor Boris Johnson’s book, The Churchill Factor, which chronicles the life of the Prime Minister.
As well as strong connections to Churchill, The Stafford London was home to the American Bar, and the property was popular with American servicemen stationed in England during WWII. There’s a collection of wartime and American memorabilia as part of a growing collection.
The Stafford London’s 17th century wine cellars, complete with 8,000 vintage varieties, are home to an informal war museum as well. Used as an air raid shelter in WWII, the cellars contain gas masks, propaganda posters, sandbags, helmets and newspaper headlines from the 1940s, left undisturbed for more than 70 years.
The Stafford London is independently owned and managed, and offers three contrasting styles of rooms and suites. The Main House, a former private residence, comprises 67 rooms and suites that combine Victorian grandeur with modern comfort. In contrast, the 26 Mews Suites and Penthouse offer contemporary interiors within the courtyard of the Main House, while the adjacent Carriage House contains 12 traditional rooms and suites in the former 18th-century royal stables.