Blending heritage, art, culture and design, the hotel is one of London’s most exciting new spots.
Sitting proudly in the heart of Tower Bridge (Tooley Street to be precise), The Dixon Hotel – the newest addition to Marriott’s Autograph Collection – is one of London’s best-located abodes, with the capital’s most prominent cultural and historical areas a stone’s throw away.
Situated minutes from The Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe and the diverse cultural offering of the new Bridge Theatre, the spot is quickly becoming one of London’s social and cultural hubs, for guests and locals alike. Socially and culturally immersive, the hotel is as much about the local community as it is about its guests, enticing creatives and city hoppers keen to explore Tower Bridge’s rich history. A number of local partnerships, including a collaboration with the Anise Gallery, show a dedication to the local artistic community.
This passion for art is suitably imbued in the hotel’s design, with all guest rooms and public spaces showcasing thoughtfully curated pieces, inspired by the history and talent of the hotel’s area code: SE1. The 193 rooms, which include 10 elegant suites, redefine the traditional boutique hotel by seamlessly incorporating the local neighbourhood’s culture through an artful mix of heritage design. The Courtroom Bar continues this unique dedication to London’s culture, as well as the building’s former purpose as a magistrate’s court, with drinks served under the original structure of the judge’s bench, providing the self-titled bar with a sense of nostalgia unlike anywhere else in London.
The hotel’s restaurant, Provisioners, takes inspiration from design, art and European café culture, while simultaneously maintaining a dedication to the building’s own history, including two fully restored jail cells. A subtle homage to the Bauhaus and mid-century era, practicality is placed at the fore, resulting in a casual and inviting space for visitors. Provisioners also takes inspiration from modern European design, as well as British industrial designers such as Sir Kenneth Grange, some of whose work hangs in the space with kind permission.
Rani Ahluwalia, Creative Director of M Studio London said, “The Dixon offers a unique take on the boutique hotel experience, offering guests a neighbourhood feel in the heart of the capital. The design intention was to create something truly beautiful, which intrinsically links back to the origins of the building and the iconic location. Collaboration has been essential to the finely crafted designs and finishes throughout the hotel, drawing upon a wide range of expertise to establish a truly stunning final product.”