A new five-star designer hotel with lavish meeting and dining spaces is coming to Bloomsbury this May. 

Housed in a Grade II-listed, formerly derelict church in London’s literary quarter, L’oscar (yes, named after Wilde) has been painstakingly restored by French designer Jacques Garcia.

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The man behind Hôtel Costes in Paris and La Mamounia in Marrakech is known for his theatrical style. L’oscar’s interiors are no exception: expect leather and velvet-draped walls, ornate ceilings, carved fireplaces and a seven-storey chandelier.

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For meetings and events, including private dining, there’s The Library (80 seats), with its original oak-panelled shelves, and The Committee Room (25 seats), which features an original terracotta carving of a scene from John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. 

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Located in the original octagonal chapel, The Baptist Grill is another standout space. Under the guidance of executive chef Tony Fleming, guests can expect seasonal British fare with European influences. 

Combined with The Baptist Bar below, the space can hold up to 200 standing guests (109 seated) and we’re told it will be available for exclusive hire. It has its own entrance too.

Café L'oscar is ideal for a business lunch, with its illuminated onyx bar, gilded panels, and walls and ceilings lined with mirrors.

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