The Bermondsey Square Hotel is the south of the river spot with a view like no other.
Situated in the heart of Southwark, amongst the flurry of Bermondsey Square, lies one of the best boutique hotels London has to offer. A short walking distance from iconic locations such as Tower Bridge, but secluded enough from noise and bustle to feel almost quaint, The Bermondsey Square Hotel is a hotspot for tourists in the know.
The vibrant lobby welcomes you upon arrival; there’s a relaxed familiarity thanks to homely furnishings, only with a more luxurious edge (and with more staff, I imagine, than you have at home). The rooms themselves combine muted tones with bright colour block features and are wonderfully spacious examples of contemporary minimalism that, fortunately, emphasise comfort over cold austerity. Playful alternations – fabric choices, prints, colours – ensure no two rooms are identical, something that you won’t necessarily notice unless you’ve got yourself numerous rooms, but a nice touch all the same, and one that shows the Bermondsey Square Hotel’s got attention-to-detail to rival the best of ’em.
If you’re as indulgent as I am, you’ll opt for the loft suite, which boasts unique views of the London in all its beauty – the sprawling skyline shining out in the evening light is enough to calm even the weariest traveler. Oh, and the hotel offers an eight-person hot tub which has you feeling like the ’70’s rockstar you never knew you wanted to be. That kind of excess not your thing? Then head to the lounge, a new feature of the hotel. Playful, relaxed and decked out in quintessential English fashion, the space has a warm glow which could make anyone feel welcomed with open arms. The London skyline, an especially comfortable night’s sleep, and a lovely European menu with traditional, hearty fare (try the exceptional kidney bean and chickpea burger served with aubergine and freshly made guac): what more could a girl want?