The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences – Sterling Accommodations, Location and History in London

The prestigious address of 116 Picadilly has seen its share of elegance over the decades. In the case of British history, of course, history is measured in centuries. Charles Dickens was said to be enamored of the building at this address, and later the residence became a club. The word ‘Athenaeum’ loosely translates as ‘library’ and is derived from the Greek name Athena, the goddess of wisdom. The club disbanded in the 1930s and the building was transformed into a luxurious Art Deco apartment block.


Brad Auerbach has been covering the media, entertainment, travel and technology scene for many years. He has written for Forbes, Time Out London, Village Voice, LA Weekly and early in his career won a New York State College Journalism Award.

Advertisement