South Place Hotel, London

Writer Gloria Fung | May 13, 2015

Walking distance from some of London’s most-visited attractions like Tate Modern and Tower Bridge, South Place Hotel is a stylish hideout that offers luxury without the stuffiness of overdressed butlers and costumed bellhops. Small enough to be hip yet big enough to cater to everything from dining to pampering needs, the hotel owns two ultra-popular restaurants, 3 South Place and Angler, and three bars. In addition to bringing Aromatherapy Associates treatments to guests, the spa is also a refuge for those who want to relax with a steam and sauna session.

While it is situated in the centre of London’s vibrant cultural scene, the art experience does not stop at the door of the hotel. A member of Design Hotels, this stylish abode is an art lover’s heaven – each of the 80 rooms, along with various parts of the hotel, are adorned with commissioned art pieces.

You’ll be comfortable in any of the rooms, all appointed to reflect the contemporary personality of the hotel. And you are guaranteed to sleep like the Queen, literally; rooms are fitted with indulgent mattresses from Hypnos, which also happens to supply the Royal Family.