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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
citizenM hotel London Bankside
20 Lavington St
Book at citizenM London Bankside
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.