Style and flair shouldn’t just be restricted to the runway. If you want to catch up on your 40 winks over London Fashion Week, the team at Secret Escapes have found the most stylish hotels in town. Time for a nap:
1. For any Stylish Stay: Mondrian London
The Lowdown: Award-winning designer Tom Dixon is the eyes behind Mondrian London. The gathering of recent rooms and suites boasts all the elegance of the transatlantic liner, and also the signature paintings, wingback chairs and MALIN+GOETZ bathroom amenities provide the Hollywood glamour, while the views from the city and beyond ensure the entertainment.
What to anticipate: Mondrian London’s all-day restaurant Sea Containers is beautiful – light, airy, super stylish – the type of place ideal for everything from dates, to group dinners, and taking your mum. Likely to open kitchen, wood-fire oven, central “diner” bar, floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor seating for the summertime.
Where: 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD
2. For any Chic Apartment: Town Hall Hotel and Apartments
The Lowdown: The award-winning Town Hall Hotel combines architectural brilliance with cutting-edge design. Measuring between 32 and 45 square metres, the Executive studios adopt a spacious, open-plan design and come including a fully-fitted kitchen, luxury en-suite bathroom, and living, dining and sleeping areas. You’ll find designer lighting that creates an ideal ambience, while a combination of bespoke and retro furnishings adds a snazzy yet homely touch.
What to anticipate: The hotel is dog friendly, offers room service 24-hours a day and there’s a fifteen metre heated pool along with a fully functioning fitness centre on-site. Lee Westcott reaches the helm from the Typing Room, a restaurant which uses the very best of local and seasonal British ingredients to create innovative modern European dishes.
Where: 8 Patriot Square, London E2 9NF
3. For Leading edge Design: Sanderson
The Lowdown: After an exquisite refresh by designer Tim Andreas, rooms continue to show off Philippe Starck’s heady mixture of baroque opulence and contemporary minimalism but now hold the essential, cutting-edge mod cons we can’t live without. You’ll find rugs and blackout shades emblazoned in scenes of rural England alongside floor-to-ceiling glass bathroom chambers.
What to Expect: Dine al fresco year round at Courtyard Garden, or discover Purple Bar’s botanical cocktails. And Agua spa, Sanderson's renowned temple of body and soul, offers a vast array of treatments to pamper and soothe, restore and resurrect.
Where: 50 Berners St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3NG
4. For a Design-Led stay: Hilton London Bankside
The Lowdown: Representing the next generation of design-led Hilton Hotels, Hilton Bankside is located in the center of SE1 and only a stone's throw away from a number of London's most-visited landmarks. With a strong focus on design, each area of the property has been carefully designed to reflect the fascinating history and ambiance from the area, combining the authentic Bankside urban grittiness and polished contemporary design.
What to Expect: Start your day with a hearty breakfast or nutritious light bite at Oxbo Bankside, discover innovative cocktails prepared with simply the freshest ingredients at The Distillery, or simply relax with a mug of coffee within the hotel lounge.
Where: 2-8 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 0UG
5. For Quirky Decor: Hotel 41
The Lowdown: Hotel 41 is definitely an elegant and stylish boutique hotel, located directly opposite the Royal Mews and just behind Buckingham Palace. And you’ll feel like royalty whenever you stay here too. With black and white checks and stripes inspiring the decor throughout – in the carpets to bed covers and lampshades – it may seem you’ve fallen on the rabbit hole and woken up in wonderland.
What to Expect: 41 is really a different kind of boutique hotel. Here, you may enjoy a casual and personalised dining and drinking experience around-the-clock. Select from The English Grill, renowned for fine dining and top quality cuts of meat, or the intimate and supremely comfortable Curry Room, serving authentic Indian and African influenced cuisine.
Where: 41 Buckingham Palace Rd, Victoria, London SW1W 0PS