Hispania’s premises, with more than 9,000 square feet are part of the ground floor of the historical building of Lloyds Bank. Hispania is located at 72-74 Lombard Street, one of the most emblematic streets of London, across Bank Underground Station, in the heart of the City.
With two floors dedicated to show the best of Spain, Hispania is the largest, most accomplished and ambitious project devoted to Spanish gastronomy in Europe. And With almost 50 meters of facade and 8.5 meters total height, Hispania holds a license to operate as a restaurant, bar, shop and take-away. Almost 9,000 square feet of space make Hispania a proper flagship store of Spanish cuisine, food and culture.
Designed by the renowned interior designer and antique dealer Lorenzo Castillo and under the gastronomic coordination of award-winning chef Marcos Moran, Hispania is the latest great culinary sensation, offering the best experience of Spanish lifestyle, gastronomy, and culture in London.
The prominent architect Tommy Tait, who also designed the well-known Selfridges department store, planned the building where Hispania’s premises are located. In 2007, the building went through a full refurbishment valued at more than 65 million pounds, being converted into premium office space.
The designer and antique dealer Lorenzo Castillo has designed Hispania’s premises. Being one of the best Spanish interior designers, in Hispania he reveals his distinctive elegant and contemporary signature.
Hispania was a challenge for Lorenzo Castillo for different reasons: the magnitude of the premises, the ambitious project of creating a multi-use space and the fact that it is part of a historical building that was declared a National Heritage site.
However Castillo has successfully managed to integrate the tradition of the City and the best features of Spanish lifestyle in the different spaces of Hispania, making it a truly eclectic space. It combines original elements of the building, such as the bronze light fittings or the impressive balustrade, with Spanish features and materials, such as Andalusian floor tiles and the Macael and Marquina marbles.