What We Love
- Top riverfront location on London’s South Bank
- Interiors by British design guru Tom Dixon (including artwork in the guestrooms)
- The restaurant is overseen by New York chef Seamus Mullen
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Rooms are large by London standards (at least 312 square feet)
- Not all rooms overlook the river
- The rooftop bar is closed Sundays and Mondays
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The first Mondrian property outside the U.S., on the riverfront between the Tate Modern and the London Eye, is a collaboration between a crack team of creative and culinary stars from both sides of the Atlantic, with interiors by British design guru Tom Dixon and a restaurant helmed by New York chef Seamus Mullen. The hotel is in the iconic Sea Containers House, and Dixon has stayed true to the building’s heritage: a giant ship’s hull made from beaten copper panels swoops through the reception area, and the interiors are inspired by transatlantic liners. Even the 359 guest rooms give off a cruise ship vibe—without inducing cabin fever. They’re spacious by London standards (the smallest is 312 square feet) and decked out in shades of gray and hot pink, with striking wingback chairs and artwork by Dixon. Snag one of the riverfront rooms for awesome views of the Thames and across to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Dixon’s vision for the rooftop bar, a stellar spot for sundowners and skyline views, was for it to feel like a ship’s ballroom, and its Art Deco–style interiors, velvet seats, and copper fixtures complete the look. Book a table right by the window at the river-level Sea Containers restaurant and order dishes inspired by South American, Middle Eastern, and Italian cuisine from the open kitchen. Then, grab a post-dinner drink at the Dandelyan bar, where the quirky cocktails come courtesy of hipster mixologist Mr. Lyan.
In the Area
Between the London Eye and Tower Bridge, the South Bank is a cultural hot spot. The Tate Modern is a five-minute walk. For theater there’s Shakespeare’s Globe, the Old Vic or the intimate Menier Chocolate Factory. Try the OXO Tower for high-end eats overlooking the Thames, or stroll farther along the river to Borough Market to tuck into free samples from fromageries, patisseries and other artisanal food stalls. Arrive early and pick up a deliciously strong coffee from Monmouth or pop into Neal’s Yard Dairy and Wright Brothers Oyster Porter House for tasty snacks. Across the river, head to St. Paul’s Cathedral to climb up to the Whispering Gallery, or browse the boutiques at One New Change, a high-end mall with rooftop bars and restaurants.
How to Get There
Stayed at this hotel for Christmas. Fabulous location with great view of Thames. Ultra modern in design with good sized rooms and very comfortable bed. Restaurant is also really funky. Will definitely return. Highly recommended.
You can't fault this hotel on style, but the most important part is getting a good nights sleep. This is hard as the air conditioning was so loud and there is no way to turn it down.
Drinks are super expensive in the bar but nice.
Hotel has a great location. Sadly that's about the only great thing about the place. Really long queues to check in and no one to carry luggage. Definitely not 5 star service. Rude reception staff. Expensive hotel for what you get.
Lobby is nice and modern. Rooms good size with basic decoration. Room had a patio which was nice touch. But this had no outdoor lighting so not ideal for a UK evening.
Overall ok experience but I would not rush back to stay at this hotel. Not 5 star hotel- lacked service I would expect for this rating.
Great location. Excellent service with great restaurants and bar all on the Thames. Great location for many activities sites and things to do. Highly recommend this hotel for friends, couples, singles.
Stayed at this amazing Hotel over the weekend my partner treated me. What a nice place. Just out of the way but a short walking distance in to town. Had a great stay our room was spot on the staff were very friendly oh & the cocktail bar was probably the coolest & funkiest ever. We will be going back in May my treat this time. I highly recommend this Hotel.