Spectacular views over Canary Wharf, the City of London and the Greenwich peninsula, especially from the 18th-floor Sky Bar
Rocking to major music acts at The O2, a domed concert venue just steps away from the hotel
Swimming in the spa’s heated indoor pool
Feasting on finger sandwiches and fresh pastries at the Meridian Lounge’s afternoon tea service
What To Know
Central London is accessible via the Thames Clipper boats and the Jubilee Underground line
Popular West End attractions are between 30 and 45 minutes away by car or Underground, and about an hour away by boat
The spacious, upscale facilities are appropriate for business travelers (not to mention a business center with 19 meeting rooms)
Parking on site
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Sprawling riverside hotel in East London featuring luxurious contemporary interiors, striking views, and a state-of-the-art spa
The look of this 453-room hotel, perched on the River Thames in southeast London, is everything you might expect from the polished InterContinental brand—a decidedly modern mix of sober contemporary furnishings and extravagant flourishes like mirrored columns, gleaming marble floors, oversized sculptural lighting, and artworks made out of metal. But where it stands out is the details that plant it firmly in London: massive glass panes everywhere offer views of Canary Wharf, the East London skyline and the surrounding river; the particularly panoramic at the 18th-floor Sky Bar, which serves Asian light bites and signature cocktails; the Market Brasserie, several stories below, which specializes in fresh British Produce and regionally sourced meats and cheeses; and the lobby-level Meridian Lounge, whose name alludes to its location in Greenwich (the starting point of every time zone in the world) and is the place to go for traditional afternoon tea. Not to mention the spa, whose mosaic tiles and rich rugs drew inspiration from the area’s maritime history (cargoes were brought off boats there by the East India Trading Company). Amenities-laden rooms start at a comfortable 300 square feet, decorated in soothing ecru and grey shades.
In the Area
Greenwich is a newly developed peninsula in southeast London along the River Thames. Although it’s full of modern buildings—and a growing stable of stylish cafés, bars, and restaurants—the district also has a long history. Start your day with a hearty breakfast at Craft Cafe on the ground floor of Craft London, a striking new dining destination designed by Tom Dixon. Then wander down the river to the UNESCO-listed Maritime Greenwich area (to get there faster, hop on a Thames Clipper ferry from North Greenwich pier, and get off at the next stop). Historical attractions include the Cutty Sark, the last surviving British tea clipper, and the National Maritime Museum, the largest of its kind in the world with thousands of maps, paintings, ship models, and curiosities. On sunny days, pick up a picnic at the nearby Greenwich Market and enjoy it in the expansive Greenwich Park, one of the city’s eight Royal Parks. Whatever you do, don’t forget to check out the calendar at The O2 arena, steps away from the hotel, where big acts like Rod Stewart, Justin Bieber, and Simply Red play on any given night.