Venue Review: Threadneedles Hotel, London
What if I told you that the first luxury hotel of the City of London is nothing else than… an old Victorian bank that has undergone a £21 million refurbishment! This is probably the reason why Threadneedles hotel seems to fit in so perfectly in its location.
When walking through the hotel’s front doors, the first noticeable aspect of Threadneedles is the space it boasts. The hotel’s Victorian high ceilings, beautiful columns and marble floors keep the place feeling cool, fresh and clean. Straight after the entrance hall you will find the hotel’s lounge which is overlooked by a magnificent vintage stained glass dome. Should you take time to enjoy afternoon tea or just relax in the lounge, you might notice City Bank’s initials ‘CB’ still carved among the details of the dome.
Threadneedles’ architecture is a perfect balance between Victorian and modern styles. The dining room has been recently redecorated and contemporary paintings hang from the walls of this spacious and bright space. Menus have been designed by Michelin stared Chef Marco Pierre White which promises a one of kind modern British culinary experience. The hotel rooms as well are spacious and set up with style, and include all the facilities you would expect from a 5-star hotel.
What differentiates Threadneedles from other hotels in the City is its boutique style. Your stay here promises to be personal and intimate, as there are only just over 70 rooms available, so you can be sure that you will get the best hotel service and feel like a privileged guest in this oasis of calm. The same goes for meeting spaces – three rooms are set up to host meetings and conferences from 8 to 35 delegates. The restaurant, the bar and the dome can also be partially or totally privatised for receptions or parties.
No surprise that the historical and sophisticated Threadneedles’ hotel was voted one of the top 50 hotels in the world by Conde Nast Traveller.