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The OWO, Whitehall, London, SW1A








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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 reception room
  • 2 - 3 bathrooms
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Lift
  • Communal Garden
  • Concierge
  • Gym
  • New Build
  • New Development


Once home to The Old War Office, this is a unique opportunity to purchase a two-bedroom lateral apartment within The OWO, a branded residence within Raffles. Located on the third floor and offers 1,425 sq ft of luxury living space.

The OWO is a landmark Grade II*-listed Edwardian baroque building situated in the heart of London on Whitehall and opposite Horse Guards. Formerly home to the Ministry of Defence, the building was once the office of great statesmen such as Winston Churchill and Lord Haldane and was the inspiration for writer Ian Fleming for his James Bond 007 spy stories.

The OWO is being meticulously brought back to life to create a new destination for central London, moments from the Royal Park of St. James's, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, and Downing Street, all of which are a short walk away.



Originally built from 1886 – 1906 for the Ministry of Defence this Grade II*listed Edwardian masterpiece in the Baroque style has undergone a forensic restoration costing £1.4bn and now provides for 85 private residences serviced by a 120 room 5 star Raffles hotel and 12 bars and restaurants. Constructed from 25 million bricks and 26,000 tons of stone and covering some 71,000 sqm in size the scale of ambition by the owners the Hindjua Group is formidable. Nestled in the heart of Whitehall, these hallowed halls once hosted luminaries like Winston Churchill, Lord Haldane, and T. E. Lawrence. They also played a role in the creation of the legendary James Bond, thanks to Ian Fleming's inspiration - a rich history that is truly unparalleled.

Over eight years, an exceptional team of designers, architects, and visionaries, including 1508 London, EPR Architects, Thierry Despont, Marcus Barnett, and Goddard Littlefair, meticulously poured their hearts and souls into breathing new life into this historic edifice, ensuring no detail was left unattended. Today, the Old War Office stands open to the public for the first time since its inception.

Knight Frank is honoured to represent our esteemed client, The Hinduja Group, in marketing the 85 unique apartments within this architectural masterpiece. The level of attention to detail, and captivating history of The OWO make it a truly exceptional destination, unlike any other in the capital.



Unrivaled amenities at The OWO include:

• 120-key Raffles Hotel – the first in the UK
• Collection of 11 restaurants and bars
• 85 Raffles Branded Residences (up to 5 bedrooms)
• Unique features to each residence including ceiling heights from 3m – 4.4m
• 30,000 sq ft of dedicated residents-only amenity spaces
• Private landscaped Residents' garden
• 20m swimming and separate vitality pool
• 24-hour security and concierge
• Valet, secure underground parking and storage units
• All residences serviced and managed by the Raffles team
• Exclusive membership of Raffles Diamond Club



Raffles London is located in what was the Old War Office building, known today as The OWO. It was once home to legends such as Sir Winston Churchill and Lord Haldane. Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, was a regular visitor to the building and many scenes from the 007 movies have been filmed on location here. This building's history is associated with spies and espionage as MI5 and MI6 had operations here during the 20th century. Located in the heart of Whitehall, it has been meticulously restored and is now home to Raffles London at The OWO - an Epic Stage for Modern Tastemakers.

We extend a warm invitation to all to experience the allure of The OWO. Whether you plan to visit the hotel, dine at one of the remarkable restaurants, or simply soak in the ambiance of the bars, you are in for an unforgettable experience.


*Images are from other show apartments and for indicative purposes only
*This apartment is unfurnished

An exceptional address on Whitehall.


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The OWO, Whitehall, London, SW1A


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  • Embankment Station0.2 miles
  • Charing Cross Station0.2 miles
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