The somewhat crowded hotel scene in London caters for every budget and taste, but that has not stopped hoteliers bringing some fresh new competition to the city – especially in the luxury sector. RASK Reviewed have selected the best of the newest additions of high-end London hotels.
The Ned, EC2
From the SoHo House team come this fabulous new London hotel and members’ club bursting with elegant 1920s glamour. Its carefully designed 252 bedrooms and 9 restaurants are housed in the Grade-I listed Midlands Bank building in the heart of London’s financial district.
The hotel takes its name from the building’s 1924 architect, Sir Edwin ‘Ned’ Lutyens, who also lends his name to the hotel’s ‘Lutyen’s Grill’ steakhouse where guests will find traditional trolley service and rare-breed cuts. Other dining options include Cecconi’s – the Venetian brasserie with outposts in Mayfair, Miami and Barcelona, and Zobler’s Delicatessen serving up Jewish soul food in an less formal setting.
Four Seasons at Ten Trinity Square
Elegantly occupying the former home of the Port of London Authority is the Four Season’s newest London hotel. Like The Ned this hotel lies within a grandesque 1920s building with its own private members club, although here the interior style is distinctively Four Seasons. The hotel is conveniently just moments away from both the major tourist sites and the financial district, making it the perfect destination for both work and pleasure.
To compete with the incumbent leaders of London’s 5-star luxury hotel market The Four Seasons at Ten Trinity Square aims to stand out with its ‘sanctuary of wellness’ spa – complete with a 14-metre indoor pool, Moroccan hammam and gold mosaic tiled walls.
Dining options include Mei Ume, a Sino-Japanese restaurant, and La Dame de Pic offering French cuisine by Michelin-starred chef Anne-Sophie Pic.
Town Hall Hotel Bethnal Green
Firmly located at the heart of trendy Bethnal Green lies the Town Hall Hotel with its bold Edwardian architecture that simply oozes East End confidence and valor. Spacious, individually designed rooms combine elements of modernity and art-deco design. A modestly-sized indoor pool and gym are welcome additional amenities for a boutique hotel of this price category.
Despite its size, the Town Hall Hotel offers some exciting dining opportunities – notably its Typing Room restaurant serving up modern European dishes with quintessentially hipster presentation. With plenty of independent designers, instagramable eateries and fashionable bars nearby, this hotel is perfect for those wishing to enjoy the very best of trendy East London.