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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Absolutely faultless nights stay. Room was immaculate, beautiful viw of the thames like i had requested. loved the extra touches and the entire hotel. Staff on hand 24/7 and even a vitual assistant who got milk brought up to my room within minutes! Perfect.
One would already be impressed with the decor and the location of this property, its a short cab ride away from hustle and bustle of Canary and a better place to have business meetings. What clearly did stand out was breakfast and the hospitality, absolutely impressive. Loads of healthy juice options to start with then huge selection of cold meats, fruits and breads. Elite english breakfast with a twist of avocado, potato rosti and so many varieties of cereal toppings where special consideration is given to taste and health of everyone, what else can you ask for. Service is top Notch at all times and you really just want to dig in. Cant wait to head back for another lovely start of the day meal.
PS- Breakfast room is just next to Thames so its as beautiful as it gets
This hotel was amazing from the friendliness of the staff, the decor and cleanliness the bathroom in particular was sheer luxury with all the complimentary extras - every need was met and courtesy bus to get us to Canary Wharf was an added bonus.
this is a great hotel, friendly staff, great views over the water, one of the best breakfast choices ive ever had from a hotel ! a upgrade was given as it was our anniversary, we had a lovley stay here and would use this hotel again, also it was so useful to have the parking which was done for you all you do is pull up outside and the car is parked for you at a cost of 18 pound. highly reccommend !
Stayed here on Saturday 11th May for one night as was celebrating my partners 21st Birthday in London. The hotel itself at first was hard to find as we were walking from Canary Wharf Station (10 min walk) but got there in the end. definitely has a wow factor with a gorgeously styled lobby and staff were very attentive.
Room is very spacious for what you get, good tea and coffee facilities but didn't provide biscuits :( the bathroom was stunning and well designed, however, the lighting was quite poor so had to sit in the wardrobe to use the bright light in there to do my makeup!!!
The bed is massive! Extremely comfortable yet cosy. However one downside is the pillows... one pillow each and were thin, would have been nice to have had two pillows each.
Overall, would definitely stay again and would highly recommend!