citizenM Tower of London
What We Love
- The eight-floor bar with its gorgeous views of landmarks like the centuries-old Tower of London and the futuristic Shard building
- Sunny, smartly decorated rooms equipped with the latest technology
- A lobby that feels like you’re hanging out in the living room of a very fashionable friend
What To Know
- Rooms are on the small side at 183 square feet, yet are efficiently laid-out
- No gym, spa, or pool
- There’s a 24-hour canteen serving coffee, light bites, and cocktails
- Children are welcome, but the hotel doesn’t offer cribs or extra beds
It’s full-on Britain mania at Dutch hospitality group CitizenM’s third London property: bold interiors feature sleek black surfaces set against pops of U.K. colors (i.e. ruby red and royal blue) while the sprawling residential-style lobby is decorated with framed Union Jacks, bulldog statues, and bell jars full of cricket balls. Together with oversize sofas, Eames chairs, and bookshelves stocked with curated tomes about art and design, the atmosphere is both cheerful and sophisticated. Proving that the brand takes its “affordable luxury” credo seriously, a stylish 24-hour eatery on the ground floor does triple duty: it morphs from a coffee shop in the mornings to a daytime restaurant and then a nighttime cocktail bar and offers a help-yourself selection of fruits, juices, and pastries from nearby Borough Market. Most of the 370 rooms are under 200 square feet, yet feel spacious thanks to wall-to-wall windows with sweeping city views, strategically placed king-sized beds (topped with soft Italian linens), clean-lined Vitra furniture, and glass-pod rain showers. Perks like international plugs, free on-demand movies, and tablets that control blinds, lighting, and temperature make the deal even sweeter. Business travelers, or anyone who wants to spend some time on their laptop, can head to societyM, a creatively designed meeting and co-working space on the seventh and eighth floors. For an antidote to email fatigue, head to the adjacent bar, which offers signature libations like chai-infused whiskey alongside some of the best views in town.
In the Area
CitizenM is located above Tower Hill underground station, just steps from historic attractions like the Tower of London, that most infamous of prisons, Tower Bridge, an iconic suspension bridge built in the 1800s, and the charming Trinity Square Gardens. The area is a short walk away from the south side of the Thames, home to Borough Market, one of the most renowned food markets in the world, and the fantastic Tate Modern contemporary art museum. If you walk north instead, don’t miss the Old Spitalfields Market about 15 minutes away. This covered market, which is still up and thriving after more than 300 years in business, is a true Victorian gem filled with fashion finds, antiques, and food.
How to Get There
The hotel is based right in front of the Tower of London and near the Tower bridge.
Everything is managed with an iPad and also the check in & check out procedures are fully automated and you can do the check in before arriving at the hotel. In the latter case you have just to scan a confirmation bar code from your mobile phone and code and collect the key.
The rooms are modern yet quite small but you can find everything in it. The bed has good mattresses and pillows.
You can have breakfast/lunch/dinner directly at the bar of the hotel.
If you want to enjoy the great view especially in Spring, Summer and Autumn you can go to sip a drink on the roof top bar; here you can chill with a drink and friends and experience London from the above.
The hotel is great linked through the Tower Hill tube station, the DLR station at 2 minutes walk, and the Route 15 of the bus.
Recommended at its best.
Super service and a super cool Hotel, clean, professional and central with a budget price point to match! .. Staying and eating at this Hotel you would not think you were in a Budget priced Hotel.. Super Cool and Welcoming. We only stay in Citizen M when we can get one in whichever city we decide to stay inn!! Its head and shoulders above the rest... The view is stunning over the Tower of London.. pay the extra to have this view as it is so worth it!
This is a the best pound for pound hotel in London. The location is unbeatable for those in finance, and tourists alike. It’s in the middle of “the city” and Canary Wharf. It’s also across the street from the Tower of London. So absolutely perfect.
The service is amazing and friendly. I would like to especially mention that Nastja is a rockstar.
This is the place to stay when in London in my view. I will have to check out their other locations in Europe now.
I loved this hotel and enjoyed my stay! This room is very modern and up to date on all its technology. We could control the remote, the fan, the lights, and the blinds with the iPad. Also, it had great place to study or work after hours, which they kept lit and safe. Would recommend staying here again!
Staffs were very helpful and enthusiastic. Very nice breakfast, interesting souvenirs. Exceptional experience overall. Located behind the Tower Hill station. Takes less then 3 minutes to get to Tower, convenient to line up early morning. Designs of the hotel was very cool and practical.