A Cultural Hotel on London’s South Bank

I recently had the pleasure of staying at The Bankside Hotel in London, part of the Autograph Collection, and I can’t recommend it enough.

Located on the bustling South Bank, this hotel is a gem for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the heart of the city. It’s just a stone’s throw from the Tate Modern Art Museum, which I visited and loved, and there are fantastic transport links nearby, making it super easy to get around.

From the moment I walked in, I was struck by the vibrant, artistic vibe. The whole place is decorated with stunning art, making it feel like you’re staying in a modern gallery. If you’re passionate about culture, art, food, and drink, you’ll feel right at home here.

The room was immaculate and had everything we needed. The attention to detail was impressive, and those two enormous beds were incredibly comfortable. It was such a relief to find a place that caters to all needs without any fuss. Plus, the fact that it’s dog-friendly means you don’t have to leave your furry friends behind.

The Bankside Hotel South Bank London

One of the coolest features of the hotel is the 24-hour gym, which is perfect for keeping up with fitness routines while travelling. But what really stood out were the touchscreen vending machines on each floor. They’re like mini-bars, but way cooler and modern. You can get beer, wine, and even champagne from them – a really fun touch that added to the overall experience.

The staff were absolutely lovely. Everyone had genuine smiles and were always ready to help, making the whole stay feel welcoming and stress-free. They truly went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and happy.

We dined at The Art Yard Bar and Restaurant for both dinner and breakfast, and both meals were fantastic. Dinner offered a wide range of beautiful dishes and wines; I highly recommend trying the Sea Bass. Breakfast was out of this world – probably the best I’ve ever had in a hotel. The buffet was extensive and beautifully presented, and you could also order from the menu. The coffee was delicious too, the perfect start to the day.

In summary, The Bankside Hotel offers a unique and enriching experience. Its superb South Bank location, artistic décor, and top-notch amenities make it a standout choice. Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, or just looking for a luxurious place to stay in London, this hotel has it all. I left feeling refreshed, inspired, and eager to return.

Review and images by Tom Sheard @tom.sheard


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