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Mondrian London at Sea Containers

Mondrian London at Sea Containers

Mondrian London at Sea Containers

Mondrian London at Sea Containers

Mondrian London at Sea Containers

Mondrian London at Sea Containers

Mondrian London at Sea Containers

Mondrian London at Sea Containers

Mondrian London at Sea Containers

Mondrian London at Sea Containers

Address 20 Upper Ground; London SE1 9PD
next to Oxo Tower by Hatfields
Neighbourhood Southwark – South Bank | See on map
Tube Blackfriars [Circle, District], Waterloo [Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern, Waterloo & City]
Telephone +44 20 3747 1000
Website http://mondrianlondon.com
https://www.facebook.com/MondrianLondon
Price From GBP 234

The first Mondrian in Europe is sarf of the Thames where Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio has given Warren Platner’s iconic Sea Containers House a stylish make-over. Paying tribute to the building’s nautical history, the theme is maritime, complete with model ships, porthole curves and a massive faux ship hull.

The 359 guestrooms are similarly naval, compact and cruiseship-inspired though, starting at 29 square meters, spacious for London. And being right next to the iconic OXO Tower, halfway between Tate Modern and the Southbank Centre complex, you’re positioned for some incredible views. Just make sure to get a river or east-facing view, or be stuck with vistas of office blocks and construction sites.

The feel is very Dixon, comfortable if slightly Habitat showroom-like, and pieces from Platner’s classic collection of furniture for Knoll are cleverly used as heritage reminders. Details are as trendy as expected, with toiletries from Malin+Goetz and a minibar selection that includes Crystal Head vodka and hangover kits, but rooms also tick practical boxes such as international plug sockets and free Wi-Fi.

This isn’t Sunset Boulevard, South Beach, or even SoHo in New York. It’s the bleeping South Bank. But the original Mondrian in Hollywood more or less invented the urban resort category so although the Mondrian London is less flashy than any of its sister hotels, it’d always be more than just a place to lay your head on a pillow.

Ground floor attractions include cocktail bar Dandelyan and Seamus Mullen’s Sea Containers restaurant where the New York chef serves low-carb international bistro fare, using fresh produce from the nearby Borough market. Good, if not comparable to the stunning panorama views from the Rumpus Room, the rooftop champagne lounge. You’ll want to get in reservations at the time of booking your room.

Below ground, you’ll find a very workable fitness room and the sci-fi minimalist Agua Bathhouse & Spa. Beautiful, although ‘steamroom & treatments’ would be a more accurate name as there are neither baths or pools. And what’s a hotel without its own movie theatre? The 56-seat private cinema has exclusive screenings for guests on weekends. No, no smut. Free Wi-Fi, remember?