Our stay of the week – Sea Containers London

Inspired by the Golden Age of transatlantic travel, sought-after designer Tom Dixon has created the ultimate destination on London’s South Bank. Since setting up camp in a landmark 1970s building, Sea Containers London (formerly Mondrian London) has brought more than a splash of the elegance of a 1920s liner to the banks of the River Thames. From the copper hull entrance to the riverside restaurant and bars, this is a hotel that is just as fun as its South Bank home. It also draws inspiration from the surrounding area with custom-designed furniture and artwork worthy of the nearby Tate Modern, plus a menu packed with local market ingredients.

The restaurant and bars here read like a who’s who of hospitality legends. The best of American and British cuisine can be enjoyed in Sea Containers Restaurant, offering a modern and casual dining experience in an informal setting alongside the River Thames. Recently winning an award for the ‘World’s best cocktail menu’ and ‘Best bar team in London’ at the Time Out Bar Awards, Dandelyan is the perfect spot to unwind after a day in the city with an exotic tipple and a buzzing atmosphere. Rumpus Room is the hotel’s rooftop bar situated on the 12th floor with striking views across the river Thames and London’s skyline. This stunning bar is the perfect place to sip champagne cocktails, celebrate with friends over one of their signature punches or just to simply take in the view.

Elsewhere, Tom Dixon took inspiration from water for his cavernous, underwater design at the agua Bathhouse & Spa. Within its curved walls, you can expect to find treatments and products by Ciaté, Dr Jackson’s, Connie Gray London and Natura Bissé. Touch-screens, iPod connectivity and USB charging stations also keep you entertained while working out. Situated on the banks of the River Thames, Sea Containers London is also within walking distance of many of London’s most iconic landmarks, should you prefer a more active break. A short stroll along the vibrant South Bank will bring you to the Tate Modern, National and Globe theatres and the London Eye. That is if you can draw yourself away from the delicious food at Borough Market and – a little further away – Maltby Street Market.

We’re offering a stay in a Superior or River View Deluxe room from £207 per room, per night, including breakfast.

Click here to join Secret Escapes and save up to 60% on luxury hotels and holidays.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.