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The Best Hotels To Book In Bermondsey

The Best Hotels To Book In Bermondsey

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Updated: 9 February 2017
The fundamental part of every weekend away or lengthy holiday is the assurance of a huge springy bed to return to every evening. So for all those city break lovers searching for the next place stay in South East London, The Culture Trip has selected two of the best hotels in Bermondsey to try out.
Bermondsey Square Hotel | © Lamarr Golding

Bermondsey Square Hotel | © Lamarr Golding

Bermondsey Square Hotel

Set in the heart of Bermondsey is The Bermondsey Square Hotel, a newly refurbished establishment with delightful rooms, mouth-watering food and knee-weakening views.

The hotel has a new ‘At Home’ area on the ground floor, which has a wonderful abundance of vintage furniture, bare concrete walls, and alternative features, creating the sensation of sitting in the living room of your dream city apartment. The unique setting creates a warm environment that encourages interaction between the hotel guests, and the cosy nook in the far corner of the room resembles someone’s traditional home study. There are no formal reception desks, just a few vintage folders and a computer, shying away from formality.

The ‘At Home’ area is a fantastic place to relax, and the hotel offers complimentary tea or coffee every day. The wonderful original PacMan and air hockey table make it hard to leave the hotel in the morning. The hotel sits in the buzzing heartbeat of Bermondsey, is surrounded by great coffee shops, a private cinema, St. Mary Magdalan churchyard, and is only a short walk to London Bridge.

Comfy beds and luxurious showers are a delightful complement to the stunning views of the city from almost every room. The breakfast bar is just like being at home, offering a selection of continental and cooked breakfast as well as classic cereals. A great finishing touch is to option to grab your own glass from the cupboard and get your own juices and milk from the Smeg fridge.

The Bermondsey Square Hotel is the perfect hotel for anyone taking a long weekend trip to the City, and you’re guaranteed to come out more refreshed and energetic than when you first entered.

London Bridge Hotel | © Lamarr Golding

London Bridge Hotel | © Lamarr Golding

London Bridge Hotel

The London Bridge Hotel is without a doubt Bermondsey’s most central place to relax in style. The grand white pillars at the front entrance provide an alluring presence, and if you’re arriving after a long day of traveling with heavy bags and aching arms, then you can fall through the entrance guaranteed a good night’s sleep with a few soothing cocktails.

The immaculate rooms are complete with delightfully bouncy beds, a juicy fruit bowl, and a scented candle to enjoy in the ensuite bathroom. Complimentary access to the FitnessFirst gym is a great asset to the hotel, especially for those feeling guilty about over indulgence in the heart of London. However, the most outstanding aspect of the hotel has to be the tranquil ambiance, absorbing you the second you enter the front doors and escape the hectic streets around London Bridge.

The hotel offers a professionally run cocktail bar with a stern selection of whiskey, allowing you to sit at the bar and be surprised by a variety of exquisitely presented drinks, and the elegant restaurant hidden in the basement provides a strong statement to other fine dining restaurants in the area.

A truly delightful perk for the hotel is the ability to tip toe across the street into the pulsating heart of Borough Market for a range of rustic food from around the world. Why not exploit the wealth of knowledge the concierge has to offer regarding the local area and tourist attractions? The London Bridge Hotel has everything needed and wanted from a hotel in the centre of London and is guaranteed to make your holiday or business trip that much more memorable.

Iconic City View Room | © Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London

Iconic City View Room | © Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London

Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard

The iconic Shard building offers a breathtaking view of the city, however, have you thought of staying inside this luxurious building? The Shangri-La occupies the 34th to 52nd floors, and from the pictures alone why would you ever want to leave the room.

Each room features full length windows, allowing you to take in all that the city has to offer – not to mention complimentary breakfast, room service and in-room spa treatments you can pamper yourself with. After spending the day seeing the very best London and Bermondsey has to offer, you also have the opportunity to make use of the infinity pool, the fitness centre, and the bar on the 52nd floor.

The tranquility of this hotel will become your sanctuary.

31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9QU, + 44 20 7234 8000

Screening Room | Courtesy of Mondrian Hotel London

Screening Room | Courtesy of Mondrian Hotel London

Mondrian London

Creating a bold and sophisticated energy on the banks of the River Thames, the Mondrian London is inspired by the glamour of cruise ships from the 1920s.

The sleek rooms boast designer decor and bespoke furnishings, that will have you dreaming of floating off on the seven seas. But make sure you check out the river view from the balcony suites to remind you are still on land.

Whether you want to enjoy indulge in the incredible seafood, alongside both English and American options at the Mondrian with one of their many innovative cocktails, or experience a tranquil and specialised treatment at the bathhouse and spa, you will feel like your day is simply floating away. Top off your stay at the Mondrian make sure you head down to the chic cinema.

Yes, you read correctly – there is a cinema in this hotel! So, enjoy one of the contemporary films playing Friday evening through to Sunday at the 56-seat cinema, ranging from new releases, classic matinees and family favourites to spoil even the littlest member of the family.

By the end of your stay you will more refreshed than ever before.

20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD, +44 20 3747 1000