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Basil Hotel Closed?

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Basil Hotel Closed?

During a recent holiday in London, a friend and her travelling companion planned to visit the Basil Hotel for Afternoon Tea, as she'd done many times in the past.

She was quite disappointed to discover it was closed/locked.

Anyone know what happened to the Basil Hotel?

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1. Re: Basil Hotel Closed?

Closed last year.

I think we had a fewpostings about it at the time. Search TALF for Basil & Parrot.

Not joking, honest.

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2. Re: Basil Hotel Closed?

http://tinyurl.com/nj7b4

Anytown, USA
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3. Re: Basil Hotel Closed?

Thank you for the information. I will pass it along. I was not reading the boards at that time and missed it.

She'll be quite disappointed as it had become a bit of a tradition for her. She was there in mid February of last year.

:(

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4. Re: Basil Hotel Closed?

I had heard it was bought out, but hadn't heard it had closed. Sad - one of the few affordable drawing room-type teas in London.

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5. Re: Basil Hotel Closed?

I understand that it is closed but does anyone know if it will be renovated or torn down?

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6. Re: Basil Hotel Closed?

It's probably listed so unlikely whomever has bought it would be able to raze it to the ground.

Don't know if it'll remain a hotel or be converted into apartments, as everything seems to be at the moment.

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7. Re: Basil Hotel Closed?

Anymore news on the Baz?

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8. Re: Basil Hotel Closed?

Still closed, walk past everyday. No signs and no action..just closed

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9. Re: Basil Hotel Closed?

Thanks, LalaT. Do let us know if you see any movement around there.

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10. Re: Basil Hotel Closed?

I'm always curious as to what happens to old hotels like this, so I walked by the Basil last week and saw a "Demolition" sign on the facade. Please tell me that the British meaning of the word is different than in America. I would hate to see it torn down. : (