citizenM London Bankside
What We Love
- Movies on demand are included in the Jetsetter rate
- Beautifully designed Vitra furniture in the guestrooms and public spaces
- Young, knowledgeable, helpful staff and impeccable service
- Self-service check-in is swift and simple
- Free WiFi is super-speedy
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What To Know
- Rates include taxes
- All guest rooms are 172 square feet
- Breakfast is an additional cost
- There are iMacs in the central living space and free printing facilities
- All guestrooms have a maximum occupancy of two; Twin beds and cribs are not available
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
Designed by award-winning Dutch architects Concrete, with furnishings courtesy of Vitra and Panton, citizenM Bankside offers designer digs on London’s South Bank. Standout pieces include Jasper Morrison’s sculptural cream leather bucket seats, Frank Gehry’s corrugated cardboard “wigglestool” and an Eames lounge chair. Stuffed with curios and books from around the globe, the lobby-cum-work-hub-cum-bar feels like the spacious living room of a seriously well-traveled friend, from the mini replicas of the Eiffel Tower to the New York license plates to the Russian dolls. Upstairs, corridors to the bedrooms are printed with large Google map–style images, and walls are dotted with inspiring quotes.
Bed and Bath
There are 192 space-efficient guestrooms kitted out with Vitra furniture, wall-to-wall windows and super-kingsize beds clad in Frette linens. They’re petite, at 172 square feet, but citizenM has put some serious thought into providing for the modern traveler, from the tiny bathroom pods, which have no-nonsense power showers, to the international electrical outlets at the minidesk to the Samsung tablet–controlled mood lighting, movies on demand, and the handy ironing room on each floor.
canteenM is open 24/7 for light bites. Local eateries provide the food, from a full English breakfast in the morning to sushi, sandwiches and hot meals throughout the day. Dining or not, the diverse lounge is the life and soul of the place — lively enough for cocktails in the evening but quiet enough to read and work, too. Inspired by the design? There’s an online bookstore to browse the latest art, architecture and fashion tomes.
How to Get There
Fantastic hotel and just 5 minute walk to the south bank, with the Tate modern the globe and Borough market all within 10 minute walk. The Room itself was clean and large bed was extremely comfy can’t wait to return in the new year
Friendly, arty, contemporary hotel on great location for TateModern, Globe and South Bank arts. Great breakfast. Room very comfortable if a bit quirky. Not much floor space but well equipped! No coffee facilities in the room.
By far my favourite place to stay in London. Super fast and hassle-free check-in and check-out, cosy bar/restaurant/common area, very friendly and helpful staff, great wifi, high-tech equipped smart rooms that are very cosy although they are not large, very comfy beds, rain shower ... and very entertaining, funny & creative messages for customers all around the hotel. I strongly recommend it.