Grand Designs: The Best Art Hotels in London
Desperate to impress a first date? In need of a culture fix and a long gossip, martini in hand? Or, dreaming of a treat night away from home following the festive frenzy?
Then, art lovers, cocktail sippers and jet-set travellers rejoice! Our ultimate insider's guide to the very best art hotels in London is just what you're looking for.
With artfully designed rooms, Instagrammable interiors, and on-trend bars and restaurants, these boutique hotels give traditional luxury – and, even the city's best museums and galleries – a run for their money.
Now, all you have to do is book.
With panoramic views of the city, a super central London location, and on-trend design-led interiors, citizenM Tower Hill is a fantastic option for those in search of affordable luxury.
Rather unusually, all of the 370 bedrooms are the same; they are simple yet elegant with floor-to ceiling windows and are equipped with all the essentials for a comfortable stay.
But the real draw is the hotel's communal spaces. The 'lobby that looks suspiciously like your living room' is bursting at the seams with an eclectic array of prints and sculptures, licensed Vitra furniture, bespoke lighting fixtures and hundreds of books and magazines to flick through over a coffee. The free wifi and numerous private work stations make it a great spot to kill time between meetings, too.
If you needed any more persuading, Cloud M, on the 8th floor, is one of the best located roof-top bars in the city – the 180 degree panoramic view of London’s skyline is simply breathtaking. You don't need to be staying at the hotel to head into the clouds for a coffee by day or cocktail by night, so it's worth making a pit stop if you're in the area.