CITIZENM HOTEL TOWER OF LONDON
If you are one of these people that appreciate good design, sweet locations and less small talk, then the CitizenM chain is for you. The tech savvy hotel chain pairs affordable hotels with design and does so ever so gracefully. The latest addition is the Tower of London brand which boasts a rooftop, bar, lounge, cafe, 24 hour and canteen and more. Located right by the historical Tower of London, you can't complain about the bearings with East London, Southbank and the centre closeby.
When you check-in you fully immerse and enter the world of CitizenM in all glory, which encompasses coffeeM, societyM, cloudM, and canteenM. We kickstarted the day with a coffee at coffeeM a nice coffee concept on the ground floor with a delightful cheery staff and tasty sweet treats and coffee. Then there is the canteenM, don't let the name put you off as this is a brilliant and convenient 24 hour service area where you can enjoy hot soups, pastries, snacks, salads and so on. Whether you are jet lagged and in breakfast mode upon arrival or wanting something for dinner, there is a little something for all. As you are opposite Tower of London in all of its glory it would be ludicrous to not take advantage of the rooftop, aptly named cloudM. societyM is a workspace that doesn't feel like work. Yes I am sure freelancers will more than fully appreciate this concept, as corporate and traditional concepts of working areas are replaced with more quirky features to embrace a more creative working environment. Think Vitra furniture, bold art work on the walls, cool views and ambience. One can find societyM is located on the 7th and 8th floors of citizenM Tower of London hotel, so not to be interrupted by those entering and existing the hotel.
You can also find collectionM, which is a new string to the CitizenM's bow. Here you can purchase a variety of travel accessories in addition to a nicely curated selection of design and travel books, objects and fine art. Perfect for those wanting to add to their collection or simply buy a few presents. They also developed a capsule collection of limited-edition art from Barbara van den Berg and Paul Cox, among others, in collaboration with The Public House of Art and on display in the guest rooms.
Rooms are fully kitted with tablets to control the entire functionality of the room. This includes heating and air conditioning, lighting, the opening and closing of blinds and music. We fully appreciated the plug socket dock, including UK, European, Samsung and Apple outlets. The beds are super comfortable and fairly large, ensuring that a good night sleep is the minimum. One of the great advantages of choosing this branch as a location is the magnificent views of Tower of London, if you have the option to book a room with a view, we suggest you do so. Otherwise you always have the rooftop for London musings from above.
- 24 hour canteen, canteenM
- Tablet for controlling all functionality of your room
- Free movies
- Free welcome drinkupon arrival (including drinks from the bar menu)
- Rooftop - cloudM
- Work station - societyM
- Central heating & air conditioning
- Cafe, coffeeM
- Shop to purchase travel items and art and design objects, collectionM
- Free high speed WiFi
Rate - Start from 83 pounds per night
Location - situated in Tower Hill London
Suitable for - couples, groups, friends and families and in their own words "affair havers and suits".
Tips - They brew a mean flat white at the cafe downstairs, take advantage. Also head to the rooftop for pre drinks ahead of a night out.
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