Situated between Tower bridge and London Bridge, this is surely the best base to discover some of London´s most popular attractions. This part of London is steeped in history, just south of the river, with fantastic views of the London skyline.
This top Secret Hotel boasts a range of services, including 24 hour security, banqueting facilities, laundry, lobby bar, theatre reservations and 24 hour concierge. An airport shuttle service is also available on request.
Guest rooms at this boutique hotel are tastefully decorated with all the furnishings you would expect from a four star hotel. Facilities include flat screen cable television, free internet access, coffee and tea making facilities, climate control and work desk with lamp. Daily housekeeping is of course provided.
Our top picks close to this hotel
The London Dungeons, are an interactive tour of London’s gruesome history, loved by all ages. Discover the unsolved mystery of Jack the Ripper, fight evil spirits in the 5D interactive ride and learn about the plague that devastated London in 1665. The live actors provide just the right balance of fear and comedy as they guide you through the under passages of old London.
Enjoy a stroll along the Southbank for spectacular views of London’s skyline. You’ll pass the HMS Belfast, St.Paul’s Cathedral and the London Eye to name just a few. Let the street musicians entertain you en route, and then relax with a glass of wine at one of the bars along the river. If you fancy somewhere more lively, check out Las Iguanas, a latino cocktail bar with tasty sharing platters.
At first glance the Tower of London seems fairly out of place on London’s skyline,stood next to the gherkin and the mirrored buildings of the city. Yet this historic castle has more right to be here than any of it’s modern day rivals, dating back to 1078 when it was built by William the Conqueror. Today, you can walk round the grounds and learn about the infamous methods of torture that were once used here, and marvel at the decadence of the crown jewels.
Borough Market is so enchanting, it’s no wonder it attracts food lovers from all over the world. East Teas, specialises in importing the finest teas from India and China whilst Rubbies in the Rubble sells homemade jams and chutneys that make the perfect souvenir. When you’ve stocked up on all the delicious produce, it’s time to grab a bite to eat from one of the vendors. You’ll find everything here from homemade pork pies to kangaroo burgers, then wash it all down with one of the freshly made smoothies on offer.
For eating out
For dinner with a view, head to the Oxo Tower on London’s Southbank, just minutes from your hotel. This intimate dining experience makes a great romantic treat, or for anyone wanting to soak in as much of London as possible, with views across the Thames. The wine list includes over 800 bottles and the food menu is equally enticing. Try the pan fried John Dory fillet with lobster mash and samphire for main and the passion fruit souffle for dessert!
You have to visit Shakespeare´s Globe Theatre at least once in your lifetime even if theatre isn’t really your thing. The current building is an exact replica of the original, which was burnt in the Great Fire, so costumes are still handmade, all parts are played by male actors and the audience is sat or stood in the open air. Grab a hot apple cider and hot dog on the way in and transport yourself back in time to an evening of entertainment. Check the box office for the latest shows.