I may be slightly biased, but London is one of my favorite cities in the world, and whether I’m visiting for pleasure or business, I always try and take the opportunity to stay awhile and soak up this vibrant city. My new fave place to do just that is the stunning Tower Hotel; excellently situated in the very heart of London.
The Tower Hotel lies nestled between the River Thames, St Katharine Docks, and alongside the World Heritage Site of the Tower of London. You can’t get better views of the River Thames, and the iconic Tower Bridge and the hotel certainly makes the most of this. You are ideally placed to explore too, with excellent transport connections; Tower Hill Underground Station and Tower Gateway DLR are just a 7-minute walk away.
Style & Character
It’s certainly all about the views; Tower Bridge looks spectacular from here, and it’s even more special lit up at night. But if you can tear yourself away and look at the inside, you’ll find it’s elegant, immaculate, and sophisticated.
Service & Facilities
The hotel has a Club Lounge, a Cardiovascular Gym, and a fine dining restaurant, and a popular bar; great for business or pleasure, it offers fast and free unlimited Wi-Fi and has 19 dedicated meeting spaces with a capacity of up to 550 people. The staff are friendly and efficient, the valet service is exceptional, and they’re great with any little extra requirements that you may have. It’s worth checking the offers page on their website, they have some genuinely useful packages available, including a Theatre Package, Late check-out Package, and a Long Stay Package.
The hotel offers an impressive 801 bedrooms, including 18 suites and accessible rooms. The hotel is cleverly placed so that the vast majority of the rooms overlook the River Thames, Tower Bridge, or London’s only marina, the quaint St Katherine’s Docks. The comprehensive list of room types includes Standard Double, Standard Twin, Standard Sleeper Double (for single travelers), Accessible Double, Family Room (sleeps 3), Executive Twin, Executive Double, or Suites. Personally, I would stay as high up as you can; the views only get better! You can opt for a Tower Bridge View specifically, and the Executive level rooms and Suites come with Club membership which gains you access to the lounge, complimentary breakfast on weekdays, refreshments available all day, and private check-in. Another bonus of the Club membership is that complimentary parking is included, so this is definitely worth going for if you are driving. All rooms benefit from 32 inch LCD TV with Freeview, coffee and tea making facilities, room safe and complimentary toiletries. The Executive rooms also offer a Nespresso coffee machine, complimentary mini bar, a Bose docking station, and luxury branded complimentary toiletries.
Food & Drink
For dining and drinking, there’s a fabulous restaurant; The Brasserie, with panoramic views across the River Thames and Tower Bridge, but it’s certainly not just about the views; they serve superb international cuisine, and in the summer months, the Terrace is the place to be, with a barbeque serving food right on the riverside. Xi Bar, as well as sharing those vistas, is an ideal place for a post-work drink or a cocktail or maybe a light bite and a glass of something bubbly. The hotel also makes an exellent afternoon tea if you want to ensure that your stay is quintessentially British.
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