Raffles at The OWO review: a quintessentially British stay

If you’ve walked from Big Ben to Trafalgar Square, or meandered from St James’s Park to the Thames, the chances are you’ve seen – and admired – the Old War Office. The turreted, dove-grey building is one of the jewels of Whitehall, completed in 1906 to house Britain’s imperial military machine.

For much of the 20th century, its offices were inhabited by Britain’s leading politicians, from Lord Kitchener to David Lloyd George, along with their armies of staffers, cooks and typists. 

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