Threadneedles, Autograph Collection by Marriott
What We Love
- Victorian neoclassical architecture: magnificent stained glass dome, Corinthian columns, decorative mouldings
- The location in London’s Square Mile
- The Deluxe Rooms on the fifth floor are an affordable alternative to the Terrace Penthouse
- Treating yourself to a gourmet dinner of Maldon oysters and classic Wheeler’s fish pie in the excellent restaurant
What To Know
- The hotel opened in 2002 and feels more Noughties than state-of-the-art, although it’s better equipped than many boutique properties
- This is a quiet and discreet hotel rather than a hip and happening one
- The sound of plumbing from other rooms can be a little intrusive
- The corridors, punctuated by one fire door after another, are on the claustrophobic side
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In a beautiful, meticulously restored Victorian banking hall in the heart of the ancient City of London, staying at Threadneedles will give you a completely different view of the capital. Steps away from St. Paul’s Cathedral, one of the city’s most iconic buildings, and equidistant from the West End and trendy East London, it’s perfectly positioned for sightseeing by day and bar-hopping at night. Interiors are impressively grand and packed full of original features like the lobby’s stained-glass, domed ceiling in the lobby. While bedrooms are quirky (think huge prints of London streets hanging above the beds), the Wheeler’s Oyster Bar & Grill Room from Marco Pierre White, one of Britain’s long-standing and best-loved chefs – is a chic space worthy of attention, with high ceilings and a menu of mouthwatering fish and oyster dishes as well as rarefied classics like shepherd’s pie.
In the Area
Threadneedles Hotel places you in one of London’s oldest and most historic areas, the financial district, in the heart of the City of London. Just a five-minute walk from the Bank of England, ten minutes from St. Paul’s Cathedral, and 15 minutes from The Tower of London, you’re surrounded by some of the capital’s most iconic sites. Head over to Old Spitalfields Market, a mere 10 minutes away on foot, for some bargain fashion buys, or walk across the Millennium Bridge to Borough Market for produce, flowers, vintage gifts, and great people watching. Stick around the area to take in an exhibition at Tate Modern. Your nearest tube station from the hotel is Bank, a four-minute walk, followed by Liverpool Street, seven minutes away on foot.
How to Get There
I recently had a one week business trip and decided to try this property given its location near our offices. Wonderful choice. The deluxe room was well appointed and comfortable with a large desk area, bed and bathroom. The breakfast staff of Adelina, Mila and Gino were welcoming and attentive to my needs. In addition, Federica, Chris and Nor at the front desk attended to any questions. The property does not have a gym onsite, but provides passes to a full-service Virgin fitness studio around the corner. Excellent facility. Of note are the many fine upscale restaurants nearby open during weekdays, but closed weekends as the hotel is located in the financial district. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable stay - my thanks to the staff at Threadneedles.
First time staying at this hotel but will certainly not be our last!! Friendly helpful staff, welcome drink on arrival was a lovely surprise!! Excellent accommodation and old fashioned service. Other so called luxury hotels in London could learn a lesson from the Threadneedle. Excellent breakfast and enjoyed a most delightful conversation with the charming Manager - Matthew - on Saturday morning. All in all a most enjoyable stay and would thoroughly recommend the Hotel.
Visited for a 2 night weekend stay for my birthday. Friendly greeting at check in, a complimentary drink and a free upgrade. Room was lovely with a good size bathroom, tv channel choices were a bit limited. Evening turn down service is a nice touch as well as the nespresso machine. Was very quiet in the area surrounding the hotel due to it being the weekend so a lot of the bars are shut so be prepared to have to venture out of the immediate area. Will definitely stay there again!