The Mondrian London, which sits between the Oxo Tower and Blackfriars bridge, has 359 guestrooms and suites and sits between the Oxo Tower and Blackfriars bridge.
But Sea Containers House was originally designed as a hotel by the celebrated American architect and designer Warren Platner in the 1970s (an architect who was also known for his distinctive cruise liner designs). However, a world recession meant the idea was shelved and it became an office block instead. It has now been transformed into a hotel by the US-based Morgans Hotel Group.
“Dandelyan will serve both innovative cocktails and refined interpretations of the classics, taking inspiration from the botanical wilds of the British countryside and around the world”, claim the owners. And righteously so.
Designed by interior designer Tom Dixon, the Mondrian London features a rooftop bar, an expansive restaurant with private dining rooms, a maritime inspired 56-seat cinema and an a spa. Plus, there will also be a cocktail bar, the Dandelyan (which has been made from green marble, offering majestic views out over the Thames).