Even if you don't stay here, you really shouldn't miss the views of Tower Bridge from the Xi Bar on the first floor. My only suggestion would be to watch your bill - they automatically add a "discretionary" 12.5% service charge. No doubt it goes to the hotel and not the staff! If you're hard-faced enough, refuse it and then tip your server personally! Try and go at dusk and watch night fall. Incredible!
The exterior of the hotel is a bit of a concrete monstrosity but the position - right in the corner of St Katherine Dock is outstanding. Inside, the public areas are well cared for but I note that some clients found their room standards not up to par.
I wouldn't pay rack rate to stay here but if you can get a deal with one of the cut-price on-line consolidators you could really strike lucky. Go for a river view if you can.
And a short walk across the bridge brings you to Butler's Wharf with a number of classic restaurants including the Pont de la Tour and the Butler's Wharf Grill. There are pubs and a range of chain restaurants and bars both sides of the river and in the dock itself.
This is definitely the hotel for a proposal, special birthday or even a naughty weekend! Enjoy!
- Also Known As:
- The Tower Hotel London
- The Tower Hotel
- The Tower London
- Hotel Thistle
- London The Tower
- The Tower London, England
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Large Contemporary Hotel located at St. Katharine's Dock on banks of the Thames, overlooking Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the Shard. ... more less
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