Why We Love This Hotel
- This luxury hotel is in a converted Victorian bank building, with a stained-glass domed ceiling in the lobby
- "Guest rooms are stylish and spacious" -- Fodor's
- You can dine in the Marco Pierre White Wheeler's Oyster Bar & Grill Room
- Nearby attractions include St Paul's Cathedral and The Royal Exchange
Threadneedles is a 5-star hotel in the City of London. Housed in a former bank that was built in the 1850s, its old banking hall has been "beautifully adapted as the lobby", says Fodor's, and has a striking stained-glass domed ceiling.
St Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Tate Modern and the Tower of London are within 20 minutes' walk. The Bank of England and Mansion House -- home and office of the Lord Mayor of London -- are at the end of Threadneedle Street. During the week, you can browse the designer shops or dine at the Royal Exchange (open Monday-Friday), which is less than five minutes' walk away.
The hotel's Marco Pierre White Wheeler's Oyster Bar & Grill Room has chandeliers, burgundy leather seating and tall Victorian windows. The restaurant is open for breakfast only at the weekend, but the bar is open all day seven days a week.
Afternoon tea is served in the lounge, and includes treats inspired by some of history's best-known Britons, including Winston Churchill and Princess Diana. Champagne and freshly shucked oysters are served at the Oyster Bar, which was once the Victorian banking counter.
The Daily Telegraph describes the bedrooms as "top quality, no fuss". Deluxe Rooms vary in size and shape -- some are open-plan and others are more cosy. Executive Rooms, formerly the bank's senior executive offices, are large, and some have floor-to-ceiling windows, mahogany doors and marble fireplaces.
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