South Place Hotel
Don’t mistake South Place Hotel’s sleek minimalism for simplicity. Bedrooms are understated with subtle sci-fi details such as webbed orb chandeliers, touch-panel mood lighting and smooth tulip chairs. There is also plenty of flair at this East London hotel, including a spa with soothing holistic treatments and Michelin-star restaurant Angler. Spend your evenings in one of three bars and lounges, like the suave Le Chiffre that exudes the same sleek sophistication as its Bond villain namesake with a black marble bar and slate-grey pool table. The real show-stopper however, is definitely the Secret Garden Bar – an Eden of overhanging foliage, glowing lights and botanical cocktails. It’s got “date night” written all over it.