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
- 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
We were very lucky to find a deal for this property, staff excellent, location very close to Bank underground, very good room, all in all very pleased with our stay. Definitely will return if the same deal is available.
We chose this hotel because it was close to our London office, but I was pleasantly surprised all around. The front desk staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful throughout the stay. The room and bathroom were of a generous size compared to many other hotels, and the interior public areas were beautiful. The building itself is an old bank, so it's very stately.
Nice touches included a welcome cupcake my first night, bottled water every day, slippers for the bath, an in-room safe, and an umbrella for rainy London days (fortunately, we didn't have to use it, but it was nice to know it was there).
I chose this hotel for two reasons:
1. It belongs to Autograph Collection from the Marriott group that I have so far been extremely satisfied with
2. The Hotel is exceptionally close to Liverpool Street train station, which is good for transfer to Stansted Airport.
As for brand – I got what I have expected: an interesting hotel concept and an exceptionally good recognition of status. I am Gold member and I got everything I should get: More than nice upgrade, late check-out and breakfast. The location was better than expected – a few minutes to Liverpool Street station, very close to the Bank metro station, and St. Paul's cathedral was in walking distance. Nice plus was a bus station in front of hotel with very useful lines to West End and Waterloo station (for Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace).
The decor of the hotel was very interesting. It is built in Old bank house with an original dome. The room for London was extremely large, modernly furnished and contained absolutely everything I could need (iron, coffee maker, cooker, safe).
The staff at the reception was very kind, particularly Simeon who knows my native language, which was a handy addition. Moreover, Simeon did everything he could to help me and make my stay as enjoyable as it can be. I hope his boss is reading this 😊.
The only negativity of this hotel is breakfast and I hope that the situation will soon improve. Breakfast is a la carte, with very few options, they had no bread but only toast, they didn't even ask if I wanted some more juice or something else, and they weren't too kind. The reception staff immediately recognized my dissatisfaction and made compensation, but the fact that breakfast is not at the same level as the hotel remains and therefore I give to the hotel only 4 and not 5 stars.
All in all, for this hotel I would say it's a real little discovery. It is in a very quiet and safe environment, provides exceptional comfort, the staff is too kind, and for travelers who use Stansted airport proximity to Liverpool Street station is an additional plus. In other words, I found a hotel I'd gladly come back to. I only hope that the management will work on breakfast for the hotel to become perfect.
We spent our last weekend at Threadneedle Hotel. It is located close to Bank underground station. Attractive lobby & attentive staff. The restaurant managed by Marco Piere White is part of the hotel. We had dinner one evening & the food was good & the service was good. Breakfasts on both mornings were of good quality & the service was fast & the staff were very attentive.
Unfortunately the shower attached to the bathroom has been poorly designed & one cannot have a shower without spilling copious amount of water on the bathroom floor which becomes a major risk for slippage as you get out. The glass frontage is not wide enough to prevent the water spilling on to the floor . If the door is another 4 inches wider less water may be spilled. We had to use bath towels to mop of the water on the first day & then we had to use additional towels on the following day to prevent water running into entire bathroom. this needs to be fixed soon before an accident happens.
The building is what is the main seller of this hotel, a former bank it dates back to the 1800's. You could easily expect it to have been a set in the old Mary Poppins movie!
Welcoming staff, clean and relaxed rooms as well as a lovely bar and restaurant.
Our stay was brief but very enjoyable. We found the ambiance to be relaxed and calming, whether this is the case mid-week with business travelers, we don't know and that doesn't matter.
The location is a great selling point, too. Only about 5-10 minute walk from Tower of London, Tower Bridge ans St Katherine's Dock, you are also only 1 minute away from the entrance to Bank Tube station so access to the West End is simplicity itself.