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
Just returned from a long weekend and was lucky to get an upgrade to a suite. The staff are so helpful and made the stay so enjoyable.
I left one of my shirts in the room and Andrei and his team were wonderful and have arranged for it to be sent onto me in Berlin.
Will definitely be returning and would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.
Exceeded expectations. Staff made us very welcome even with a small child! Breakfast was lovely. The room and views made a very special weekend. Great central location. Will certainly look forward to going back.
We stayed at the ME Hotel for three nights. What a wonderful accommodating hotel. The staff was excellent. They made sure you were comfortable and were always there for you. The rooms were very nice. I had a wonderful view of London. The beds were very comfortable, and the shower was great with nice amenities. I would definitely stay here again. The hotel had a wonderful location also. It was a perfect stay that I would love to repeat again!