Sea Containers London

20 Upper Ground, London, England
Southwark, Lambeth & Waterloo

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18.5
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  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces19
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

The Sea Containers building, on the South Bank of the Thames next to Blackfriars Bridge, was always meant to be a luxury hotel, but what with one thing and another, it somehow took more than thirty years to come to fruition. The past’s loss, we suppose, is the present’s gain — the Morgans hotel group opened it as the Mondrian a few years back, and now it’s gone independent under the name Sea Containers London.

You’ll check in around the landlocked side, fittingly for a hotel that fancies itself an ocean liner, and there you’ll be treated to the first overture of Tom Dixon’s design performance, a curvaceous structure which creates the illusion that the reception desk is located just above the waterline of an arresting (if somewhat impractical) copper-clad cargo ship.

Once inside you’ll find the sights and textures a bit more familiar and welcoming, as velvet and leather replace hammered metal and an Art Deco undercurrent reinforces the hotel’s transatlantic aspirations. Space is plentiful in the rooms and suites, as is sunshine, a welcome departure from the cruise-ship theme, and one side of the hotel is treated to an extraordinary front-row view of the Thames.

Sea Containers now lends its name to the restaurant, a partnership between an American culinary director and an English executive chef, and two bars keep the hotel buzzing late into the night — the colorful Thames-facing Lyaness and the rooftop 12th Knot, a 1920s-style lounge with a decidedly 2020s view. Add to that a spa, a fitness center, and a private cinema (a must in today’s London) and you’ve got an impressive update to the city’s boutique-hotel heritage.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 359 Rooms
  • Style: Cutting-Edge
  • Atmosphere: Happening

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

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Pets are allowed (charges apply). Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance. PLEASE NOTE: A valid credit card is required at check-in. In addition to room and tax an additional £100 GBP per night will be held on your credit card to guarantee any incidental charges.

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12pm

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  • River View Apartment

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 1206 ft²/112 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub
    • flat panel television
    • hardwood floor
    • MALIN + GOETZ bath amenities
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • wet bar
    • working desk
  • Superior Room - 2 Double Beds

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 312 ft²/28 m².
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    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • MALIN + GOETZ bath amenities
    • minibar
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Superior Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 1 Queen Bed
    • 312 ft²/28 m².
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    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • MALIN + GOETZ bath amenities
    • minibar
    • rain shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Standard Room - 1 Queen Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 312 ft²/28 m².
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    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • MALIN + GOETZ bath amenities
    • minibar
    • rain shower
    • wake up service
  • Superior Patio Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 1 Queen Bed
    • 312 ft²/28 m².
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    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • MALIN + GOETZ bath amenities
    • minibar
    • patio
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • River View Deluxe - 2 Double Beds

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 344 ft²/31 m².
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    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • MALIN + GOETZ bath amenities
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • River View Deluxe - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 344 ft²/31 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • MALIN + GOETZ bath amenities
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Studio

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 431 ft²/40 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • MALIN + GOETZ bath amenities
    • minibar
    • rain shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Loft Suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed or 1 Queen Bed
    • 635 ft²/58 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • flat panel television
    • hardwood floor
    • MALIIN + GOETZ bath amenities
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • sofa
    • working desk
  • River View Loft Suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 635 ft²/58 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • flat panel television
    • hardwood floor
    • MALIN + GOETZ bath amenities
    • minibar
    • rain shower
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • working desk
  • River View Balcony Suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • Tatami Mats
    • 700 ft²/65 m².
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    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • flat panel television
    • hardwood floor
    • MALIN + GOETZ bath amenities
    • minibar
    • rain shower
    • sofa
    • terrace
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Pets are allowed (charges apply). Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance. PLEASE NOTE: A valid credit card is required at check-in. In addition to room and tax an additional £100 GBP per night will be held on your credit card to guarantee any incidental charges.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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