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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Tower of London 4.0

Square Mile, London, Greater London

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Pros

  • Sleek, modern architectural design
  • Convenient central location near the Tower Hill tube station
  • Minimalist rooms with iMac TVs (both computer and TV) and free Wi-Fi
  • SkyLounge, a rooftop bar with panoramic views over east London
  • Convenient 24-hour room service and on-site City Cafe Restaurant
  • Appealing bathrooms with White Company toiletries
  • Sunny rooms with floor to ceiling windows

Cons

  • Basic room furniture
  • No iPod docks
  • Standard rooms have showers only (suites have tubs)

Bottom Line

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.

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Scene

Minimalist decor, from the spacious lobby bar to the scenic rooftop Skylounge

The Lobby Bar, located in the central courtyard, serves drinks and lite bites in a comfy, modern space

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 the City Cafe, which provides meals all day long.

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.

Location

Near Tower Hill tube station, in the middle of London’s East End

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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.

  • 3-minute walk to the Tower of London
  • 7-minute walk to 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

Minimalist interiors with free Wi-Fi and an iMac (computer and TV) in every room

The Queen Guest Room features somewhat simple furniture and decor, with nice perks like iMac TVs and mini-fridges

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.

  • White Company toiletries
  • iMac TVs (computer and TV)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fluffy bathrobes
  • Standard rooms have showers only, no tubs
  • Suites offer tubs, an upgrade in space and design, and some have beautiful views overlooking London's most famous architecture

Features

Excellent common areas including a spacious lobby, rooftop lounge, and cozy restaurant

On-site dining options include the independently managed Natural Kitchen, located on the ground floor

Beyond its minimalist rooms, the Doubletree Tower of London has many appealing features. The most striking is the SkyLounge, a destination bar with floor-to-ceiling windows and a rotating outdoor setup 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.

  • Rooftop SkyLounge for cocktails
  • City Cafe for meals all day
  • Independently managed Natural Kitchen provides all day dining on the ground floor
  • The hotel Lobby Bar serves drinks and light bites in an atrium space
  • A vertical living wall in the courtyard, consisting of 40 plant species

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Things You Should Know About DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Tower of London

Address

7 Pepys Street, London EC3N 4AF, United Kingdom

Phone

44 (845) 601-3009

Room Types

  • Accessible Room
  • City Double Room
  • City Suite
  • City Twin Room

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