Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf Hotel
What We Love
- Riverside location and Thames views from the restaurant and spa
- Free shuttle to/from Canary Wharf, Monday to Friday, mornings and evenings
- Free WiFi throughout the hotel; do business from the bathtub
- Strawberry martinis at the bar, served sweet or dry
What To Know
- There's not much to see within walking distance of the hotel
- It's at least a 30-minute journey (via DLR and underground) to central London
- Expect business travelers
- Lavender-scented "Sleep Well" kits and "Intimacy Kits" in the minibars
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Fronting a curve of the Thames near Canary Wharf, this riverside retreat is perfectly positioned for city slickers. Inside, it’s more stylish than stuffy, with a lobby strung with giant, twinkly baubles that bounce light between the glass and chrome furnishings. An Asian/British design theme runs through the public areas; fiberglass stags share space with stone Thai heads and Conran-inspired sofas and tables, and Japanese silk prints of traditional kimonos line the corridors to the seventh-floor Penthouse.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms feature contemporary and Asian artworks alongside high-end gadgetry like Samsung Smart TVs (Suites also have TVs in the bathrooms), full sound systems and conference phones. Beds are neatly heaped with russet and chartreuse throws and cushions. Bathtubs are large enough for two and are generously stocked with products from Essential Elements (by Gilchrist and Soames). Take the free copy of Harper’s Bazaar in with you for a soak and gaze out at the Thames.
Lanterns illuminate the way to the bar, where you can sip a full-bodied red or a strawberry martini, or choose from a decent selection of whiskeys. The restaurant, appropriately named Scoff & Banter, serves such traditional English fare as tea-smoked duck, beer-battered haddock and shepherd’s pie. Head to the East River Spa for a sauna and aromatic steam, then chill on a heated lounger in the relaxation room, which has panoramic views. Breakfast is a lively affair, served from 7 to 10 a.m. (11 a.m. on Saturdays and 11:30 a.m. on Sundays) to cater to both the corporate and post-gig crowd (the O2 Arena is just across the river). In a hurry? The “on the go” service delivers breakfast straight to reception for a speedy checkout.
In the Area
The O2 Arena (for blockbuster gigs) is a boat hop away, and London’s West End can be reached by the DLR and underground in about 30 minutes. Head east to Westfield Stratford City, one of Europe’s largest shopping malls, or if big brands aren’t your bag, take the DLR to Greenwich and amble around the indoor market, with its indie boutiques, galleries and food stalls. Spend the afternoon in the National Maritime Museum or stand on the Prime Meridian line (longitude zero) and the center of world time. Sip a pint at the Gun Riverside Pub and Gin Garden, a traditional boozer turned gastropub, a five-minute walk from the hotel.
How to Get There
My partner and I booked a one night stay here over this weekend & it was exactly what we expected. We arrived at the hotel before 9am on Saturday morning and was going to leave our bags here for the day and then check in later but we was able to check in there and then which was really helpful. Our room was beautiful, modern, spacious and very clean. The staff were very helpful before arrival and during our stay and always made sure we had everything we needed. We paid for breakfast on the Sunday morning and it also couldn’t be faulted, full English breakfast & continental. The view from the restaurant is unbelievable looking out onto the thames and the o2. The only thing we would say about this hotel is to be careful with some of the facilities in the room and read closely about the pricing of them all first before. We would definitely stay here again.
Lovely hotel at reasonable rates. Not ideal for public transport. Although there is a free shuttle to the tube station, its still a short walk from the drop off. And getting back to the hotel is then on foot.
The breakfast is very good quality, service is excellent and views over the O2 arena from the restaurant.
Relaxing atmosphere, friendly staff, good food and amenities, great location for Canary Wharf i.e. 10 to15 minute walk to Canada Square. Check in and check out, with valet parking, was efficient. Restaurant and Bar service was good. River views from corner room superb!
Great hotel , location and staff would definitely recommend to friends and colleagues, the business center and meeting rooms are also of an high standard and will most certainly use again.
Do not worry if you are using a car the staff will take it from you at arrival and have it at the front Door immediately upon request.
I will definitely be using this hotel again.
I was here for two nights on a business trip and it was quite impressed with the streamlined check in check out process which was completely online. The hotel lobby has a unique look to it, the room was very comfortable and spacious with a quite a decent sized bath and toilet. I didn't get the greatest view from the room but wasn't a problem for me. Just outside the hotel opens to a nice walk way overlooking the O2 building.
Overall good stay, recommended.