Planning a stay in London? Head to one of these new hotels. RusTourismNews presents the guide to the newest hotel openings, from bank buildings and churches reborn as boutique hotels to club hotels and floating hotel.
Located in the heart of Tower Bridge on Tooley Street, The Dixon is set to become a new cultural hub in the midst of a creative neighborhood. The Dixon was named after John Dixon Butler – the architect who originally constructed the Grade II listed building in 1905 as a Magistrates’ Court and police station – and draws inspiration from the area’s rich cultural heritage, while also capturing its new wave of creative cool.
The 193 rooms, including ten spacious suites, will redefine the traditional boutique hotel by seamlessly incorporating the locale’s culture through an artful mix of heritage design.
Open: February 2019
Residence Inn by Marriott London Kensington
In a prime position on Warwick Road in Earls Court, Residence Inn by Mariott London Kensington features 319 suites, of which several boast private terraces with impressive views across the capital. Guests can also take in the London skyline from the hotel’s eighth-floor terrace, which will also be available to hire as an events space.
Guests can expect fully-functional kitchens in each of the seven suite categories, in addition to complimentary Wi-Fi, smart TVs, USB plug points and work desk space to help maximise their time during long stays. Complimentary breakfast is served seven days a week, while the Grab’n Go market and Fitness Centre are both open 24/7. There is also a grocery delivery service available.
Opened: July 2018
Kimpton Fitzroy London
Set on Russell Square within an iconic Grade II listed heritage building dating back to 1898, design-led Kimpton Fitzroy London features 334 luxurious rooms and suites, a large ballroom, various restaurants and bars, modern meeting rooms and a 24-hour fitness centre.
Overlooking Bloomsbury’s Russell Square and only two minutes’ walk from Russell Square tube station, the hotel is located steps away from The British Museum, Lambs Conduit street and London’s West End, making Kimpton Fitzroy London the perfect base from which to explore all that the British capital has to offer.
Opened: October 2018
Located in the former Midland Bank building, The Ned features 252 bedrooms decked out in 1920 -1930s vintage furnishings, Afgan hand-knotted rugs, and rainforest showers, while facilities include a rooftop pool, gym, spa, hammam and late-night lounge bar. Membership to Ned’s Club will include access to the Vault Room, the lavish bar now, located two floors underground.
Grade-I listed, 11-story building was designed in 1924 by Sir Edwin ‘Ned’ Lutyens.
Rooms from £213
Opened: April 2018
The LaLit London
Located in the former St Olave’s grammar establishment for boys, The LaLit London offers accommodation just a 5-minute walk from Tower Bridge. The hotel has 70 rooms, several rooms for spa treatments in the basement and a 24-7 gym.
Rooms from £350
Opened: January 2018
Located within the former Royal Mail head office, the Montcalm Royal delivers five-star luxury to Finsbury Square. The Royal London House by Montcalm Royal offers 256 rooms and suites and meeting spaces.
Rooms from £146
Opened: Q1 2017
Good Hotel is a floating platform, located right on the water in Newham’s Royal Docks. The hotel has 148 bedrooms and meeting rooms of different sizes, the rooftop terrace offering panoramic views.
It is located within a 10-minute walk from the ExCeL Convention Centre and 2.9 km from London City Airport and Canary Wharf.
Rooms from £80
Opened: Q1 2017
The Pilgrm situated opposite London’s Paddington Station in the Victorian building. The building has been stripped back by its designers to reveal many of its handsome, original features such as the magnificent timber and mahogany staircase, which took 300 hours to restore. These details are complemented by the addition of reclaimed details, such as a 200-year-old parquet floor and cast iron radiators.
The hotel features 73 rooms: bunks, small, medium and large.
Rooms from £99
Opened: November 2017
The Curtain sits in the heart of Shoreditch, London’s most creative district, close to the best bars, restaurants and clubs. Centered around 120 guest rooms and suites, there is a rooftop pool and lounge, 24-hour gym, treatment rooms, co-working space and 6,000 square feet of event space, with a ballroom, screening room and more.
Rooms from £172
Opened: April 2017
Positioned between the energy of East London’s cultural district and the economic centre of the City, Nobu features 143-rooms, slick Eastern-influenced spa and a 240-cover bar and restaurant.
Facilities also include a Pilates studio, treatment rooms, and a Technogym.
Rooms from £150
Opened: March 2017
The Principal London
Designed by Charles Fitzroy-Doll, who was also responsible for the design of RMS Titanic, The Principal London originally opened as a hotel in 1898. It now boasts 334 bedrooms and suites, designed by Tara Bernard and Russell Sage. Bathrooms are decorated in ceramics and marble, while in the bedrooms contemporary custom-built furniture blends with original features.
The Principal London features all-day dining restaurant – Neptune, Palm Court, Burr & Co. coffee house and bar and Fitz’s Cocktail Bar.
Rooms from £188
Opened: June 2018
Trafalgar ST James
The impressive building of Trafalgar ST James, dating back to 1903, was formerly home to the Cunard Steamship Company now features 131 rooms, including 15 suites, Rooftop Bar, Trafalgar Dining Rooms restaurant and a 24-hour fitness center.
Rooms from £229
Opened: Summer 2017
Hilton Bankside Hotel
Located on the south bank of the Thames, just minutes from the City and close to Tate Modern, the National Theatre and Borough Market, Hilton London Bankside Hotel offers 161 spacey rooms and suites, co-working areas and a relaxed neighborhood-style restaurant and bar with an outdoor terrace.
Rooms from £152
Opened: September 2018
Housed in a grade II listed old Baptist church near Holborn station, L’oscar London boasts 39–guest room. Each of them is unique in design, with a luxurious turn-of-the-century feel. They’re richly decorated with silk, velvet, and damasks in reds and gold tones.
The name pays tribute to both the Irish writer Oscar Wilde and to the glamor of the American Oscar awards ceremony.
Rooms from £355
Opened: June 2018
Victory House, London Leicester Square – MGallery by Sofitel
Victory House, London Leicester Square boasts 86 stylish and contemporary bedrooms, including nine suites and restaurant Petit Bistro.
Designed by renowned architects Michaelis Boyd, the hotel’s interiors reflect the rich cinematic history of the surrounding area.
Victory House is located on the northeast corner of Leicester Square and features a 19th-century terracotta façade, built in early French Renaissance style by theatre designer Walter Emden.
Rooms from £118
Opened: December 2017
New Road Hotel, Whitechapel
Situated in the heart of East London, moments away from Whitechapel Station, New Road Hotel provides luxuriously comfortable accommodation and fun drinking and dining options. New Road Hotel comprises 80 bedrooms and large social spaces, including a signature Chophouse restaurant, two private event rooms, a cereal bar, and a rooftop terrace.
Rooms from £84
Opened: April 2018
Situated close to the heart of London’s West End, just moments away from the British Museum, fine-dining restaurants and designer shops, The Academy offers 50 guestrooms, 2 meeting rooms, library and Alchemy Bar. The Academy is a part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection.
Rooms from £197
Opened: April 2018
Dorsett City London
The perfect hotel choice for both business and leisure travelers that offers stylish and contemporary accommodation for the most discerning guests to enjoy, relax, party and refresh.
This 13-storey Dorsett City London with 267 rooms including suites boasts modern architecture and design; alongside two restaurants,24-hourr gym, 4 meeting rooms and a destination rooftop terrace bar with a panoramic view of London’s most iconic skyline.
Rooms from £128
Opened: Q1 2017
Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill
Hotel Indigo located next to the W London on Leicester Square and features 95 rooms split across three design categories: Scriptwriter Rooms featuring drafts of scripts framed as artwork, Backstage Rooms with spotlights and dressing room mirrors, and Auditorium Rooms inspired by private theatre boxes.
Rooms from £95
Opened: May 2018