What We Love
- Free five-minute touch-ups in the Trish McEvoy makeup parlor
- Need something to wear tonight? Guest room phones have Net-a-Porter on speed-dial
- The full-size Cowshed products in the bathroom
What To Know
- No photos are allowed in members' areas
- Queues to check in can be long
- The fitness center has three Pilates studios and a boxing gym
Over-sized, over the top, and almost ludicrously overflowing with options—ten restaurants, a barber shop, six-stage hammam experiences—The Ned is not for the faint of heart. Housed in a former bank in the City, The Ned went from a Grade I-listed building to London’s most see-and-be-seen spot for hip crowds, City bankers, and anyone who appreciates spectacular architecture. Plenty of details from the bank remain, including wooden teller’s booths that have been turned into restaurant seating, and the décor nods to the past while keeping modern comfort a priority: old-school paisley prints cover headboards and rotary phones sit on bedside tables, but WiFi is free and there are cocktail-making supplies in the roll-top drink cabinets. Whether you need a steam, a massage, a manicure, a shave, or a makeover, there’s a venue to do it in at The Ned, and the sheer variety of restaurants, from Jewish deli to Parisian café to Venetian brasserie, means there’s something to please everyone. The jaw-droppingly beautiful spaces that house them are worth the price of admission alone.
In the Area
The City of London is an increasingly popular area in which to bed down, thanks, in part, to proximity to sights like St. Paul’s Cathedral and the London Mithraeum (site of a Roman temple) but there are lots of good eating and drinking options within walking distance of the hotel. Pop over to Gordon Ramsay’s all-day Bread Street Kitchen for everything from hearty breakfasts to pre-dinner cocktails. It’s all too easy to while away an afternoon at The Oyster Shed, on the banks on the Thames, what with its has fab water views, local craft beer, and a menu heavy on fresh seafood. The heated rooftop garden at Coq d’Argent is another popular choice for a rendezvous over classic French food and a bottle or two of wine; it’s just across the street from the hotel. Exploring the rest of London is easy thanks to the Underground station just by the hotel.
How to Get There
Great hotel. Please check out their studio. Great value for price. 2 rooms. One for our kid and other for mom and dad. Check out the great range of Cow shed products in the bathroom. We got a knock at 1:45 AM. Apparently they sent housekeeping to the wrong room. That ruined a rest night.
Dear hotel. Please do get your late-night housekeeping rooms correct. Other than that I would really recommend this hotel. Removed two stars for that.
Came from Singapore on a business trip here for a week. We arrived on a Sunday, which is the same day as the “Neds Feast” so we were hurried at breakfast as they were setting up for this.
We wanted to visit the rooftop bar and pool, but were told that because we were not white card members and the fact we had only paid for a double room then we were not allowed to visit that area. Find it appalling that as a hotel guest, you cannot actually use all the hotel amenities because you don’t fall under a high paying guest bracket!!!!
It appears that this hotel caters more for the non-guest, as the restaurants are always packed full of people off the street. Every night after work I had to battle through the throngs of people in the downstairs bar, just to get to the lifts to the rooms.
I certainly won’t recommend this hotel to anyone and also will advise people at our company not to use it as it’s totally overrated and lacks any customer care.
My friends and I (four of us altogether) went here to celebrate my 40th Birthday - thank you to The Ned for my treat too!
From arrival to departure, the service was excellent (however it was a shame for two of our group to be told not to take photos downstairs, only members could, when others were able to take them. The only other shame was the lack of areas to sit and have a drink following vacating our table. It was slightly confusing on arrival as I’d booked the Millie’s Feast but we were taken to and seated in Cecconi’s Feast, though it wasn’t an issue.
The surroundings are simply stunning and it was interesting for me as my Uncle had worked here when it was a bank. As soon as you walk in, you feel as though you’ve walked in a Gatsby-esque location and it just feels so beautiful. Even the ladies loos / powder room area is exquisite! It’s also wonderful having the live band and singer in the centre and they are simply brilliant!
The food is beyond delicious & beware, extremely filling so watch what you choose and how you eat it - half of our group were near breaking point! Highpoints for our group were the lobsters, sausage rolls, roast pork, pigs in blankets, desserts and the bottles of Rioja we shared. There is so much choice and everyone’s tastes are catered for. It was great to have a glass of Prosecco included in the feast too.
Conveniently located very close to Bank station and a short walk from Cannon Street station.
I can’t recommend The Ned enough especially for a special occasion - just loosen your waistband.