Apex City of London Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Square Mile, London, England

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Pros

Cons

  • Quiet neighborhood on weekends

Bottom Line

The Apex City of London Hotel is a contemporary, mid-size chain property located in London's financial district. All 179 rooms have warm lighting, big flat-screen TVs, and bathrooms with separate soaking tubs and walk-in showers. There are many business-friendly amenities too, including free Wi-Fi and local calls, a work desk, and an electric kettle for tea and coffee. The sleek interior design continues in the lobby and in Addendum Restaurant, which serves seasonal fare and has outdoor seating. Small touches (such as a rubber ducky for the tub) make this property feel like more than a typical chain hotel.

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 Scene

Contemporary design in the financial district

Lobby at the Apex City of London Hotel
Lobby at the Apex City of London Hotel

The Apex City of London Hotel is a bit larger than its sister establishment by Bank Station, but the scene varies at both properties depending on the day of the week. On weekdays this neighborhood is bustling with business, and on the weekends it's quiet. A sleek lobby and restaurant give the hotel some buzz, but guests seeking more action should venture to other neighborhoods on the weekends.

 Location

In the financial and business district of London

The Apex City of London Hotel is located a three-minute walk from the Tower Hill tube station. Tower Hill caters to a good portion of London's financial workers, while also attracting tourists visiting the historic Tower of London and Tower Bridge. It's also a nice area to explore on foot in sunny weather, especially for a walk along the River Thames. There are many markets nearby in addition to major tourist sights.

  • 3-minute walk to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge
  • 7-minute walk to St. Katherine Docks (a charming mini-wharf in the East End)
  • 12-minute walk to Whitechapel Art Gallery
  • 13-minute walk to the alternative, artsy Brick Lane
  • 15-minute walk to Spitalfields Market
  • 11-minute bus ride to Borough Market
  • 11-minute bus ride to St. Paul's Cathedral
  • 14-minute tube ride to Trafalgar Square
  • 14-minute tube ride to Westminster Abbey and Big Ben
  • 16-minute bus ride to trendy Shoreditch's nightlife and local galleries
  • 24-minute tube ride to Soho
  • 25-minute tube ride to Covent Garden

 Rooms

Modern and comfortable, with separate tub and walk-in shower

Living Room at the Junior Suite
Living Room at the Junior Suite

The 179 rooms at the Apex City of London Hotel are comfortable and modern. Warm lighting sets a soothing tone, as does the neutral color scheme and striped charcoal carpeting. Rooms here have great free amenities including Wi-Fi, local calls, and bottled mineral water. Additional features include work desks, electric kettles, and mini-fridges.

  • Modern, luxurious bathrooms with walk-in showers and big soaking tubs complete with a rubber ducky (which guests can keep)
  • All rooms (except City Rooms) have bathrobes.
  • Sky Sports programming available in all rooms

 Features

Business-friendly features, including meeting rooms and a decent gym

City Suite meeting room
City Suite meeting room
  • For business travelers, a whole section of the hotel is devoted to meeting and event spaces, complete with a separate atrium and sleek contemporary design.
  • A decent gym with free weights and cardio machines (but TVs are mounted on the wall, rather than attached to the machine)
  • Computer station

 Food

Restaurant with a seasonal menu

Outiside view of Addendum Bar and Restaurant
Outiside view of Addendum Bar and Restaurant

Addendum Restaurant is known for seasonal menus and outdoor seating. Entrees include a number of seafood and grill options.

The bar serves a number of creative champagne and martini cocktails, as well as soups, sandwiches, and light bites.

Thee private dining rooms are available for functions of up to 80 guests.

 Bottom Line

The Apex City of London Hotel is a contemporary, mid-size chain property located in London's financial district. All 179 rooms have warm lighting, big flat-screen TVs, and bathrooms with separate soaking tubs and walk-in showers. There are many business-friendly amenities too, including free Wi-Fi and local calls, a work desk, and an electric kettle for tea and coffee. The sleek interior design continues in the lobby and in Addendum Restaurant, which serves seasonal fare and has outdoor seating. Small touches (such as a rubber ducky for the tub) make this property feel like more than a typical chain hotel.

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Address

  • 1 Seething Lane , London, England EC3N 4AX United Kingdom

Room Types

  • City Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Superior Double Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 179
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Square Mile, London
Address: 1 Seething Lane , London, England EC3N 4AX United Kingdom
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