Hotel Spy: Top Hotels on the South Bank
London has some spectacular places to visit. From the glorious north of Hampstead Heath to the bright lights and even bigger department stores of Oxford Street. You can even throw in Westminster and trendy Shoreditch and we’d still not cover it all.
But the South Bank has been a firm favourite with many locals and travellers alike. Thanks to a dazzling array of international cuisine you can really get up close and personal with some top end riverside dining.
Yet when it comes to places to stay the list is as long as David Moyes’ list of transfer targets. Here for your eyes only are some of the best hotel contenders in the area.
Marriott County Hall, London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth, London, SE1 7PB
With stunning vistas of some of the major sites in London including Big Ben and the River Thames you would be hard pressed to find a better location.
Steeped in history, the Marriott County Hall enjoys 5 star luxury within minutes of the South Bank. Guests can take advantage of 200 spacious rooms offering decadent marble bathrooms as well as a host of modern amenities.
This includes a plasma TV with extensive cable channels, fluffy bathrobes as well as a wellbeing centre and pool. The best bit is Waterloo Station is only 10 minutes away and you can even stroll to Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey in under half an hour. Nice.
Hungry for more? Well tuck into one of their succulent hunk of meat which can be found at Gillrays Steakhouse & Bar which delivers an array of steaks and classic British cuisine.
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth, London, SE1 7UT
The Park Plaza boasts an enviable position within touching distance of The London Eye not to mention a wealth of theatres.
In addition, you won’t have to walk far to the station either as it less than 600 metres away. Ideal for those shopping trips and miles of sightseeing adventures!
You can benefit from not just rooms but there are also studios and apartments at this particular site with mod cons ranging from mini fridges and safes to dedicated work desks.
Guests can work up a sweat thanks to the on-site fitness centre which is available round the clock, whilst there is a sauna, steam room and 15 metre pool if you want to cool off.
Mandara Spa offers the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind but if its modern award winning cuisine you are after the Park Plaza has this covered too.
Its dining options offer Brasserie Joel, Ichi Sushi and Sashami but if you feel like an elegant afternoon tea then head to the stylish 1WB Lounge and Patisserie.
Citizen M Bankside 20 Lavington Street, Southwark, London, SE1 0NZ
Stylish and playful, the Citizen M Bankside has been turning plenty of heads for its innovative design. This modern 4 star hotel is close to several galleries including the Tate Modern.
Bedrooms do not disappoint either with mood lights and a hands on tablet device which allows you to control all its mod cons from the lighting to the LED TV. It certainly is all in the detail.
Highlights include CanteenM providing a range of tasty treats, selection of drinks and warm dishes round the clock.
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