Photos and Review by Oyster.com Investigators
Minimalist decor, from the spacious lobby bar to the scenic rooftop Skylounge
The scene at the Doubletree is set by its strong architectural elements. The domed central courtyard with its geometric lines offers a memorable entrance to the hotel. Abundant natural light contrasts metal and concrete structural elements, achieving balance throughout the hotel's common areas and rooms.
Skylounge, a rooftop bar with sweeping views over East London, attracts visitors and locals alike. The same foundation of design, including generous open spaces and clean lines, continues beyond the Skylounge and into both the City Cafe and the Fenchurch Lounge.
During the morning, the breakfast scene here can be frantic as business people rush out the door, but in the evenings, a more leisurely atmosphere settles in as guests and locals arrive for cocktails and glasses of wine.
Near Tower Hill tube station, in the middle of London’s East End
Tower Hill has two main functions: it caters to London's financial workers while simultaneously attracting tourists for its major historic attractions, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. It is a lovely area to explore on foot and the River Thames is only a short walk away from the hotel. The Tower Hill tube station is very close.
Minimalist interiors with free Wi-Fi and an iMac (computer and TV) in every room
Rooms and suites are simple in design, but some might feel that they lack color or strong design elements. While bathrooms in the standard rooms are on the small side, this hotel also offers great perks such as a pillow menu and iMac TVs in every rooms.
Excellent common areas including a spacious lobby, rooftop lounge, and cozy restaurant
Beyond its minimalist rooms, theDoubletree Tower of London has many appealing features. The most striking is the Skylounge, a destination bar with floor-to-ceiling windows and a rooftop garden that offers cocktails along with sweeping views over some of London's most iconic architecture including the medieval Tower of London, the modern Gherkin building, and the 19th century St. Paul's Cathedral.
With its edgy architectural themes, dramatic panoramic views, and central location, the Doubletree - Tower of London is a convenient and stylish pick. This 583-room hotel offers sleek, minimalist design with perks like iMac TVs -- both a computer and a TV -- and free Wi-Fi. Beyond the sunny rooms, the most appealing feature here is the Skylounge, a rooftop bar with sweeping views over East London. There are other dining choices too, including the chic City Cafe or 24-hour room service. The nearby tube station is open daily, but some trains have limited service on weekends.