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
the girlfriend and I decided to have lunch here .
We both wasn't impressed with the service of the staff . We asked for a jug of tap water and we get charged £6 for a bottle of water . the price of the food did not live up to expectation .
Over all quite a poor experience
Stayed at this property for a week and it was wonderful. Very clean well appointed rooms. The hotel was very close to main attractions 10-15 min walk to Hop on Hop off Bus, Big Ben, Ripely’s, Shakespeare Globe and much more. The staff were more than accommodating and they had a information desk for any questions regarding attractions, restaurant etc. I would definitely stay here again. Also try a restaurant Giraffe close walk from hotel.
We’ve been looking at this hotel for a while and decided to treat ourselves and book a stay which coincided with a trip to the O2. As a family of 4; 2 adults, 2 Pre/teens, we chose the river view double double. We were welcomed to the hotel by Corinna at check in and wow what a welcome. She was friendly, informative and really went above and beyond - an absolute star. The hotel are lucky to have her.
The bedroom was big enough for a one night stay, the beds were super comfy, lovely bathroom & the breakfast was fantastic. It is pricey as most 5* central London hotels are but the facilities and service are brilliant. We will definitely be returning without the kids to enjoy the Rumpus Room (over 21’s only) on the rooftop.
My girlfriend and I stayed for a few nights at this hotel. The room was ok other than the small bed. It is close to public transportation and very nice area to walk around; especially the river banks.However it is very pricey compared to other hotels in the area.
First up, if you are the kind of person whose idea of 5* luxury is Four Seasons / Mandarin Oriental / Ritz style...then this is not for you. This is the kind of hotel that I like - modern, luxurious, classy with being classic (ie old)...
The rooms are very spacious, great views from my room, everything was clean and modern, etc. There are 2 very hipster bars (ground and roof) if that's your thing.
Service was excellent throughout my 2 day stay.
One reason why the price is great is because it's not in one of the posh locations like Knightsbridge or Covent Garden....but if you're not a tourist and don't need to be near the tourist areas, the location is convenient enough...walking distance to London Bridge, The Eye, the financial district, Waterloo station, etc. Even Covent Garden and Leicester Square are within walking distance...about 20 min walk.