What We Love
- Within walking distance of historic theaters, Covent Garden and the Thames
- Stellar views of the Big Smoke from the Radio Rooftop Bar
- Free welcome drink served in the atrium
- Succulent steaks at the DJ-helmed restaurant, STK
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What To Know
- Better for pretty party people rather than weekending wallflowers
- WiFi is free in the public areas but costs an extra $24 per day in the guestrooms
- STK restaurant gets busy on weekends; reservations are recommended
- The hotel is pet-friendly, and pooches are well catered for with a 24-hour room service menu
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Following a five-year transformation by Foster + Partners, ME London opened its doors in December 2012 on the site of a former theater, music hall and BBC Radio HQ in the heart of London’s West End. Clad in traditional Portland stone and topped by a glass cupola (a souped up homage to an Edwardian domed roof that houses the penthouse suite), this hip hotel has been designed with party people in mind. Inside, sleek surfaces, black marble and white leather walls combine to create a masterpiece in monochrome; the crowning glory is an 80-foot cathedral-like atrium that pokes through to a see-and-be-seen rooftop bar.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms are sleek and chic, with textured pewter wall panels and backlit shelves displaying boozy bottles from the minibar alongside cocktail shakers and martini glasses. All rooms are awash with high-end gadgetry: interactive TVs, mood lighting, surround sound and espresso machines, but the comfort factor shines through in the kingsize beds, deep pile carpets and pillow menus. Aura and Vibe Rooms provide comfy urban crash pads, and Energy Rooms showcase the city’s skyline from private balconies overlooking Covent Garden or the Thames. Bathrooms are equipped with twin sinks and mammoth rain showers and are stocked with such handy extras as organic cleansers from Apivita and hair straightners.
Guests have access to a dedicated “Aura Host,” a glamorous butler of sorts who is your go-to contact for guest list entry to London’s hippest haunts. Conveniently, two such hot spots are on-site: STK restaurant, a sceney DJ-helmed steakhouse-cum-bar (there are celeb-favored branches in NYC and L.A.), and Radio Rooftop Bar, a lounge with awesome views that span the Thames, from Canary Wharf to the Houses of Parliament. A prime position for a cocktail-fueled game of London landmark eye spy. You can also wine and dine at Cucina Asellina, an open-plan Italian kitchen that dishes up Sardinian classics, and the lobby-level Marconi, a laid-back lounge bar.
How to Get There
Let’s start saying that I personally grew up in the hospitality business and travelled a lot during the past 25 years. My 40 nights ME experience has been one of the best I have ever had, spent lovely time with my daughter who also stayed for 14 nights. The rooms are beautiful, modern and well equipped, the Radio roof terrace is incredible and the breakfast served there is amazing. The most important point which made my stay the most memorable if the ME People, this is how they call themselves, from the Concierge to the Aura team (Antonio) and the Room Service team (Erika), everyone was so professional throughout my entire stay. A special thank you to Emiliano, Arman and Benard from the Concierge team who have been absolutely exceptional, every single morning they were texting me the “good morning” and helped me arrange anything I needed, and when I say anything I truly mean anything, while in London, Paris, Milan, Rome and even from my wife in USA. Thank you ME and thank you ME People, see you soon. Sattam
I’ve stayed at the ME before but it really is one of the best places to stay in London. The rooms are always clean and the beds are fantastic.
Staff are so helpful and the valet parking is really handy too.
Good location for everything we wanted and breakfast on the rooftop bar is a lovely way to start the day!
Definitely one of our favourites !
Very central, comfortable and clean
The hotel design is beautiful and luxurious
Very quiet and private
Good service and good food in the amazing restaurant on the roof wit an amazing view
If you want to visit the center of London, that the perfect hotel !