Boundary As the most recent newcomer on London’s design hotel scene, we’re very excited about Sir Terence Conran’s new seventeen-room boutique hotel built in a converted Victorian warehouse in the hip Shoreditch area. Each of the stylish bedrooms have been designed by a different famous interior designer, including an impressive playlist of Andree Putman, Charles & Ray Eames and Josef Hoffman. The Boundary complex also boasts a hip new rooftop bar and grill which is already being touted as the next summer ‘It’ spot. On the ground floor you’ll find the trendy Albion Cafe, an all-day cafe (complete with mini food store) serving British faves like shepherd’s pie and fish and chips. In the basement, meanwhile, is Boundary Restaurant & Bar designed by Sir Terence himself, featuring a classic Conran French menu - think monkfishbourride, steak au poivre and seafood galore.
B&B Belgravia If you want to live like the rich and famous in the heart of central London, yet don’t quite have the accommodation budget to match, then the B&B Belgravia guest house is a great option for you. Simple, chic and centrally located in the rather posh area of Pimlico/ Chelsea, this bed & breakfast provides spacious rooms spread over several floors of an elegant Victorian terrace house. All of the basic comforts are provided with king sized beds, private bathrooms and breakfast in the mornings. The upper floor rooms tend to be quieter than those downstairs, however as there is no lift prepare for a mini gym session if you have heavy suitcases. This is a great place to rest your head for the night but is fairly no-frills when it comes to anything else. However with such affordable prices, you'll be left with more pounds to spend in the multitude of fantastic restaurants, bars and designer boutiques outside.
The Zetter Located in London’s hip Clerkenwell creative district, The Zetter is one of our favourite hotels in town with stylish modern interiors and a very affordable price tag. Every room has been individually designed in a quirky vintage-modern style, with state-of-the-art in-room entertainment and technology, bold colourful furnishings and a cozy, comfortable feel. The guest rooms range from the lower priced Guest and Superior rooms overlooking St. John square, to the more spacious Rooftop Studios boasting lovely city views and outdoor terraces. The service team are friendly and the new downstairs Bistrot Bruno Loubet serves an interesting menu of modern European bistro cuisine. The Zetter also just happens to be located only a stone's throw away from some of London’s best dining and nightlife spots, including St. Johns gastropub which is a popular local dining spot just around the corner.
The Hoxton With an industrial-deluxe style, The Hoxton is a low cost, high-quality budget hotel in London’s trendy Old Street district. The hotel’s country-meets-city design features polished concrete floors, exposed brick, modern art installations and open fireplaces. Rooms are compact but comfortable with Frette linens, flat-screen TV’s and duck-down duvets. Located in the heart of East London's Hoxton district, The Hoxton Hotel is only a stone’s throw from a multitude of trendy restaurants and bars. Quaint brown paper bag breakfasts are included with fruit, juice and yoghurt, and room rates are great value for money. Each of the 205 rooms have a chi, simple yet comfortable design, with extras such as free WiFi, flat screen TVs, entertainment and movies, luxurious linen and duck down duvets, and Aveda toiletries. Gym passes can be arranged for £5, and make sure you check out the fantastic local art installations.