Sea Containers London
Marvel at the towering copper reception desk built to look like a ship’s hull and bask in the subtle splashes of colour across the 359 guest rooms and suites on offer. You guessed it – this Tom Dixon-designed abode takes its cues from 1920s transatlantic cruise liners. It’s a glorious mix of glamour and brutalism – with bold furnishings and panoramas of St Paul’s over the Thames.
As well as the opulent gold-hued Agua spa – and the rooftop terraces of bar and restaurant 12th Knot – Sea Containers is home to one of the world’s best bars: Lyaness, previously named Dandelyan. Flop in a plush leather banquette and order a Cereal Martini.