Following research, we loved what we saw about citizenM London Bankside and asked to drop by to take some shots. They were kind enough to provide us with accommodation, however all thoughts and opinions are – as always – formed independently and without agreement to be favourable.

Since Tate Modern opened back in the year 2000, the surrounding area of the Bankside has gone through a cycle of changes that has helped to make it one of the most sort after places to stay for those looking to see London, but in ultimate comfort.

One company in particular who have made their impression on the area with their own brand of the growing design hotel trend is citizenM London Bankside

The entrance to citizenM London Bankside - Hotel Or A Designer's House?

Entering A Designers Lobby

Entering citizenM London Bankside is more akin to walking in to a showroom for designer’s furnitures and decorations such is the comfortable and home like feel of the ground floor lobby. There are floor-to-ceiling bookcases that wouldn’t look out of place in some of our favourite architects and designers’ apartments and homes.

The lobby of citizenM London Bankside - Hotel Or A Designer's House?
Book on the bookcase - Hotel Or A Designer's House? - citizenM London Bankside

On one side of the lobby a collection of sofas and chairs gather around a large smart television where people can sit and browse leisurely through the number of designer books that are scattered throughout the lobby, not only on the deep bookshelves, but also on the tables.

An open book - Hotel Or A Designer's House? - citizenM London Bankside

Elsewhere in the lobby is another bookcase full of the latest designer and noteworthy bestselling books which you’ll find open and ready to read straight off the shelves.

Dale reading a book in citizenM London Bankside Hotel Or A Designer's House?
New York Times, 36 Hours. Weekends In Europe - Hotel Or A Designer's House? - citizenM London Bankside
Monocle Guide To Better Living - Hotel Or A Designer's House? - citizenM London Bankside

Decorating By Design

As you’d expect, the decoration of the lobby and the items that fill it are first class and help to complete the interior design package for citizenM London Bankside, without being too much, too tacky, or out of place. Do you LOVE citizenM?

Cushion of LOVE - Hotel Or A Designer's House? - citizenM London Bankside

Designed To Entertain You

Before going upstairs to your room each day as you return from exploring the hip and trendiest parts of the city, you can give your body the rest, relaxation and sustenance it needs from the adjoined CanteenM

The spiraling staircase - Hotel Or A Designer's House? - citizenM London Bankside

At CanteenM you can treat yourself to hot or cold dishes prepared freshly throughout the day, or alternatively, you can enjoy a hot coffee as your breakfast for the day alongside some of the fresh food on offer, and if it’s beginning to get dark and you’re about to head out for the night, you can start the night more comfortably with a stronger beverage, as CanteenM becomes a trendy wine bar for the night.

CanteenM - Hotel Or A Designer's House? - citizenM London Bankside
Enjoying breakfast - Hotel Or A Designer's House? - citizenM London Bankside
Breakfast at the ground floor - Hotel Or A Designer's House? - citizenM London Bankside
Looking out of the windows - Hotel Or A Designer's House? - citizenM London Bankside
A group for breakfast - Hotel Or A Designer's House? - citizenM London Bankside
The main bar of CanteenM - Hotel Or A Designer's House? - citizenM London Bankside
More books - Hotel Or A Designer's House? - citizenM London Bankside
The late night bar at citizenM London Bankside - Hotel Or A Designer's House?

Heading To Bed

Whether you’ve just arrived and gone through the self-service check-in process in the lobby, or you’re heading back to your room after a night cap at the bar, you’ll soon be heading upstairs, down the corridors and their unique branded imagery, and right in to your room for somewhere a little more private.

The corridor at citizenM London Bankside - Hotel Or A Designer's House?
Unique imagery - Hotel Or A Designer's House? - citizenM London Bankside

Greeted By A Friend

Inside our room we’re greeted with not only our own personal space for the night, but the open armed hug of a colourful friend that we couldn’t deny a space between us on the bed.

The citizenM stuffed toy - Hotel Or A Designer's House? - citizenM London Bankside

Unfortunately, the room isn’t the largest that we’ve had the fortune of staying in during our almost two years of travel, but what it lacked in size it more than made up for in comfort and laughs. For instance, see the soap.

Inside the bedroom - Hotel Or A Designer's House? - citizenM London Bankside
The comical citizenM soap - Hotel Or A Designer's House? - citizenM London Bankside

In our eyes, the room doesn’t really require much in terms of space as almost every need that you might have can be taken care of on the ground floor of citizenM London Bankside no matter if it’s something to eat, drink or to entertain yourself with.

Location

citizenM hotel London Bankside
20 Lavington St
London
United Kingdom
SE1 0NZ
Book at citizenM London Bankside

In Summary

With a focus on top end design, comfort and a care taken towards enjoyment, it’s no surprise that we enjoyed our brief time here and would have been happy to book ourselves in for much longer, probably just to read through all of those books!

If you’re looking for a stylish place to be in the red hot centre of London then this is the place to be.

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