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5 Threadneedle St. (The City)
(44) 020-7657-8080 | www.theetoncollection.co.uk/threadneedles
FOODBonds Restaurant and Bar - modern French cuisine, closed weekends but breakfast on weekends available to hotel guests; 24-hour Room Service
DRINKBonds Bar - part of the hotel's restaurant, serves tapas from 3:00pm- to 10:00pm to hotel guests when restaurant closed
ROOMSGenerously sized with stylish decor including clean lines and soft colors, Frette linens, wooden furnishings, and limestone bathrooms
PRICE (STANDARD DOUBLE)GBP 300
YEAR OPENED2003 (but the original building dates back to 1856)
# OF ROOMS70
CONNECTIVITYYes - Wi-Fi available
SPANo - treatments can be arranged at nearby The CityPoint Club
TUBEBank; Monument; Liverpool Street
Professional but stylish. Housed in a former bank. Enter through solid oak doors and marble columns to a gorgeous domed atrium with lovely stained glass. While you might expect the hotel a touch stuffy given this entrance, this isn’t the case at all. The rooms are modern and sleek, staff is friendly and helpful, and the amenities round out the welcoming you receive.
GO HERE WITH
Co-workers, yourself, or significant other if you have to be on the East End of London (the area lends itself to a mostly financial crowd).
WHY WE LIKE IT
Lovely service, pleasing aesthetics–all is as it should be, everything just works. There’s no nickel-and-diming here (complimentary wireless, coffee/tea, newspaper, etc.).
AMENITY WE LOVE
Each bathroom features a cute little complimentary rubber ducky. This whimsical touch reflects the hotel’s overarching theme: professional, sleek, but with a little something unexpected. Other great in-room amenities include iPod docking stations, coffee/tea makers, and plentiful power outlets.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
We’d add a gym which would be great for business travelers looking to get a workout in the morning or after a long day at work. Also, the Tube or bus ride to decent nightlife and shopping is a bit of a bear.
GOOD TO KNOW
While you can get great room rates on weekends, the neighborhood largely shuts down, and only room service (no restaurant) is available these days.
Andaz Liverpool Street (London)
Read more about Threadneedles in The Diary
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