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LondonHouse Chicago (London Guarantee & Accident Building)

Address

85 E. Upper Wacker Dr.

Neighborhood

Downtown

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 12pm - 4pm

Sun, Oct 16: 12pm - 4pm

Photography Permitted Long Lines Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Alfred S. Alschuler, 1923

Description

The transformation of the London Guarantee Building into the LondonHouse Hotel is one of the most ambitious projects of Chicago's current hotel boom. In 2013, Oxford Capital Group acquired the Neo-Classical and Art Deco high-rise situated on the former site of Fort Dearborn. Since then, the historic structure has been restored. A 22-story glass tower designed by Goettsch Partners was added on a previously unoccupied property on the Wacker Drive side of the building. The resulting 452-room LondonHouse hotel opened in May 2016. It includes 25,000 square feet of event space and a three-story rooftop bar with river views that are out of this world.

Behind the Scenes

Take a self-guided tour of the historic lobby of the London Guarantee & Accident Building (12pm-4pm).

RSVP Required: For one hour only (11am-12pm), a limited number of RSVP visitors will have exclusive access to the rooftop terrace & cupola with stunning Chicago River views. All LondonHouse Rooftop & Cupola tours have reached capacity and RSVPs are now closed.