August 3, 2021
Hilton London Bankside – a stone’s throw from Shakespeare’s Globe and the Tate Modern
Hilton London Bankside is a super popular, contemporary hotel in Southwark, London just south of the River Thames, within a stone’s throw of many of London’s top tourist attractions.
This modern hotel hosts interesting details such as industrial doors, subway tiles, and natural textiles which creates an overall super contemporary feel. The walls are adorned by works of British Artists that adds colour to the next generation of design-led Hilton Hotels. Seattle-meets-South-London, with large ceiling to floor industrial doors, fluted glass and some decadent lighting. The effect is contemporary and warm, with lots of timber cladding – wall covering du jour, jolly nice too – offset by polished concrete floors, a subtle nod to Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. Giant wooden numbers mark each floor and walls sport a collection of works by 11 British artists.
The hotel rooms in Hilton London Bankside boasts large spaces. All of which have comfortable beds, a seating area, and a work desk. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, radio, and fridge. Even entry level Guest Rooms are large, with king-size beds, desks with concealed plug/USB panels, an armchair or day bed and nicely varied lighting, especially the mini torch reading lights by each bed. Deluxe rooms are larger still and Executive rooms and suites have views of Southwark and or the Shard. The colour scheme is olive or forest green, with luxurious muted leather and natural wood. Bathrooms have slate tiles, magnifying mirrors and concrete slab shower floors, with some baths available on request. Some rooms also boast a beautiful view of the city. One of the perks of staying in the executive rooms and above is the free access to the executive lounge area, where guests are able to take advantage of the complimentary food and to use the meeting area.
On the other hand, the hotel has great amenities and facilities. This includes an indoor heated pool and a well-equipped and state-of-the-art fitness center.
Hilton London Bankside is also home to OXBO Bankside. This spacious and modern, setting is perfect for romantic date nights, dining with friends and celebratory catch ups. The menu is packed with popular flavours from around the world. Enjoy an OXBO signature dish such as the Aberdeen Angus Burger with homemade chips. Polish it off with a decadent dessert before heading into the restaurant’s bar, The Distillery, for after-dinner drinks. Alternatively, why not book in and experience the Bottomless Brunch. Nothing like you’ve experienced before. Enjoy a menu of the most scrumptious food sourced from local markets and specialist producers with bottomless starters, bottomless desserts and bottomless bubbles, every weekend. With 1.5 hours of free flowing bubbles, brunching with friends at OXBO Bankside is the way forward. (£35 bottomless brunch or £49 for bottomless brunch and bubbles). A place where you can also grab a delicious nightcap from a fabulous selection of drinks.
And if you feel like staying in bed and feel too lazy to go out, the hotel offers 24 hrs room service.
There are plenty of attentive and informative staff and some support staff. There is of course free guest wi-fi.
A: 2-8 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 0UG
T: 020 3667 5600
W: Hilton London Bankside
Written by Amber Lauren for Luxuria Lifestyle London and International