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#111 of 1,203 in London
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.6
Value
4.3
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Set within the Sea Containers building - originally designed by acclaimed American architect Warren Platner - on London’s South Bank, the hotel boasts 359 guest rooms and suites, Sea Containers restaurant serving up fresh modern cuisine, an award-winning experimental cocktail bar spearheaded by master mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana, and an exclusive rooftop bar with panoramic views over the River Thames. Designed by Design Research Studio under the creative direction of visionary Tom Dixon, Sea Containers London is also home to a maritime-inspired 56-seat cinema and spa. Inspired by the golden age of ocean cruising, a time when exotic ingredients were introduced to the world, and an abundance of fresh local produce was celebrated, the three distinctive food and drink venues each offer a dynamic experience. Flavourful dishes range from nourishing to hearty at Sea Containers Restaurant, which is perfect for an al fresco lunch by the river, sunset cocktails or an atmospheric dinner. Experience innovative cocktails in the award-winning Lyaness, voted as one of the top 50 World’s Best Bars, featuring a signature electric blue seating as well as the original sweeping green marble bar. Take in panoramic views of the London skyline from our rooftop bar 12th Knot, with its beautifully appointed lounge and outdoor terrace for unrivalled views over the River Thames.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Spa
Secured parking
Wifi
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Rooftop bar
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
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Non-smoking rooms
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River View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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Yvvveeee wrote a review Yesterday
London, United Kingdom13 contributions20 helpful votes
We had a wonderful overnight stay, the team were excellent and we were really well look after. Dinner and cocktails were fab, and the breakfast was amazing. Both myself and my niece were very happy with our stay. It's an excellent location too. The sunset and views from 12th Knot were amazing on the longest day of the year.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Lisa E wrote a review Apr 2022
solihull46 contributions31 helpful votes
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Stayed at Sea Containers and had a fabulous 1 night stay visiting family in London. Debora on reception was welcoming, friendly and ensured we had all the necessary information to make the most out of our stay. Many thanks to Victor Wareborn Front of House Manager at Sea Containers for his assistance in making our stay so memorable. Would definitely recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Apr 13, 2022
Dear Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. Our location and its views really are special. Debora and Victor are superstars and so happy to hear that you had such a memorable stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards,
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ginnybuck wrote a review Jun 22
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Honestly, I cannot remember the last time I was so pleasantly surprised by a hotel booking. The staff were SO much more professional, helpful, and informative than anywhere else I’ve stayed post-covid; the room was beautifully designed, all tech was cutting-edge, and the room service menu was wonderful and all orders were delivered promptly. Lastly, every department from the phone operators to house keeping over-delivered each time I asked for help. TRULY, the training program at Sea Containers must be head and shoulders above most of their competition. Ps I’m ALMOST afraid I’ll never be able to find availability once everyone else realizes just HOW wonderful a stay at SCs will be……..
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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iain607 wrote a review Jun 17
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We love the location and the room we have but always feel like we are more a hinderance rather than a paying guest when dining or asking for things out of the ordinary. Like a cup of coffee at 10:30 on the terrace. The food and beverage selection is big hotel big selection but with little flexibility. Wouldn’t recommend but I would stay again just for the location
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Londontourist5768 wrote a review Jun 17
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My husband and I stayed for a night in April. We booked into a standard room with a river view which was gorgeous; very modern and spacious. While we were exploring the hotel we got stuck in the lifts for no longer than five minutes - long enough to press the alarm but not long enough to get worried. We told the lovely manager, Joe Rockey, who couldn’t have been more wonderful. After escorting us back to our room he arranged for a gorgeous bottle of champagne to be sent up to our room and an incredible upgrade to a beautiful river view suite with balcony. It was the most wonderful, memorable stay and we couldn’t be more grateful to Joe for giving us an incredible experience. We can’t wait to be back!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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asawhitfield wrote a review Jun 13
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Very funky hotel with great service. Bars and restaurants are top notch and you step out onto the south bank. Much more affordable than an equivalent hotel north of the river but actually better connected to London by tube, thameslink etc.
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Response from Floris Kouijzer, General Manager at Sea Containers London
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Asawhifield, Thank you so much for leaving such a fabulous review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of all that Sea Containers has to offer. We do hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards,
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10robbins wrote a review Jun 13
Nantwich, United Kingdom18 contributions4 helpful votes
What a wonderful find!! Having travelled to London many times I booked this for all my family. A party of 15 to celebrate my birthday! We were going to see The Lion King & wanted somewhere near to Covent Garden. Perfect position. Very pleasant staff & a great meal in the evening in the Private Dining area. Fab time was had by all ages. 3 years to 65years!!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Dear 10robbins, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are thrilled to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful stay with us and your birthday was a memorable one. Our Private Dining Area is perfect for a private event and the team always do their best to ensure all ages are looked after. We do hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards,
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Cretetastic wrote a review Jun 12
30 contributions9 helpful votes
Great hotel and would return. Staff very attentive and pleasant. Rooms were ready early. Fairly compact but not tiny. Breakfast was very good although not that clear what was / wasn’t in our rate. Environment really stylish with a good vibe. Rooftop bar wasn’t open which was a shame. Great location.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear Cretetastic, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We are sorry about any miscommunication about breakfast. We do hope to welcome you back again soon, this time to ensure you get to visit our 12th Knot bar which is open from Tuesday to Saturday. Warm regards,
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suechris6692 wrote a review Jun 9
Godalming, United Kingdom40 contributions19 helpful votes
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We chose the Sea Containers to stay for 3 nights to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary, and were not disappointed. From the moment we checked in to the moment we left, we were made to feel special. We had a room overlooking the Thames which was very spacious, clean and modern and huge bathroom. It is in prime position with most London attractions in walking distance. Stefanie Drake, guest services, arranged for us to have a glass of fizz on checking in, and whilst out the first evening, a bottle of fizz and hand written note from her was left in our room, such a lovely surprise. We got to meet her when we checked out, thank you Stefanie, you and other staff are a credit to the hotel. Other mention to Lucy, host at breakfast, and Mariela, manager at breakfast. No white bread for toasting it seems at breakfast time, but Lucy and Mariela made sure that they had some for me day 2 and 3, things like this are above and beyond in my opinion. We visited 12th Knot bar on the top floor, a great experience, and also the Lyaness bar where we met Lele ? (Not sure if I remembered the name correctly) so happy and friendly, in fact several of the staff in the Lyaness made an effort to talk to us, even taking time to sit with us for a few minutes. I cannot speak highly enough about this hotel, we can’t wait to stay there again, or even just call in for a drink, when next in London. Thank you so much for an unforgettable stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear SueChris, Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear that your 30th Wedding anniversary celebrations with us was a memorable one. Our River facing rooms really are a treat especially on sunny days! Stefanie, Lucy and Mariela along with the rest of the team really are super stars, we couldn't be prouder of them! We can't wait to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards,
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MALS984 wrote a review Jun 9
Orlando, Florida60 contributions37 helpful votes
Loved this hotel. It was perfect for a family of four with two teens. Zero complaints and we didn’t even have the great view. All staff members are very helpful. Would definitely stay here again. It is so hard to find a hotel in London that will accommodate a family of four and this was perfect.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear Mals, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. We are thrilled to hear that you and your family had a wonderful stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards,
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PRICE RANGE
$325 - $505 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonSouthbank
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sea Containers London
Which popular attractions are close to Sea Containers London?
Nearby attractions include The Queen's Walk (0.2 miles), Victoria Embankment Gardens (0.2 miles), and Black Friar (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sea Containers London?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sea Containers London?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sea Containers London?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sea Containers London?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sea Containers London?
Conveniently located restaurants include Oxo Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie, Sticky Mango, and The Blackfriar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sea Containers London?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Is Sea Containers London located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of London.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sea Containers London?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sea Containers London offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sea Containers London?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.