LONDON’S MOST EXCITING HOTEL OPENINGS FOR 2021

We’re huge fans of staycationing in our own city, checking in for a cheeky night or finding a cheap and cheerful joint when the family is in town. And even if you’re not staying, London’s hotels are increasingly home to the city’s best restaurants. Here’s the most exciting London hotel openings for 2021 including a West End behemoth, a Chelsea townhouse and another hotel in Stratford. Get these on your list for when lockdown ends.

NoMad London

NoMad is officially crossing the pond as the hotel, which has outposts in NYC, Las Vegas and LA, is opening in Covent Garden. The hotel will take over the Bow Street Magistrates Court and Police Station, turning the space into 91 bedrooms, drawing on the original architecture and features for the design. The original courtroom will be turned into a private events space, there’ll also be an on-site museum with rotating exhibitions that touch on the history of the Met Police, and the hotel will also be home to the first NoMad lounge. Opens: February 2021

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Pan Pacific

All that building work opposite Liverpool Street station is for Pan Pacific London, the first European hotel for the Singaporean group. And it’s set to be quite the properly with 237 rooms and suites (the 18th floor Signature Suite will have epic views of The Gherkin), a 370-person ballroom, an indoor pool, spa and fitness centre. Opens: spring 2021

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Selina Camden

Selina, known for its design-led properties for nomads and remote workers, is opening its fifth UK location this spring opposite The Roundhouse in Camden, making it the ideal place to hit the hay after a gig. The hotel will boast 30 rooms, social spaces to work from and hang out in, and on-site vegan restaurant Powerplant. Opens: spring 2021

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The Londoner Hotel

The Londoner

When The Londoner does finally open its doors, it’s probably going to be the best reason to head to Leicester Square, with 350 rooms, 35 suites, and a six floor mega basement featuring two Odeon cinemas, a luxury spa, and a ballroom. It’s essentially London’s largest basement and it means that they can pack in all that stuff and still only have eight stories above ground, meaning that it won’t be towering over the rest of Leicester Square – which would have probably looked a bit odd. There’s also going to be a rooftop bar and a whopping six restaurants, including a Japanese lounge bar complete with a roof terrace and fire pit and a tavern on the ground floor, which’ll host daily unplugged music performances. Opens: April 2021

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The Gantry

The Stratford only opened in 2019 but the hotel openings for E20 just keep on coming. Hilton is the latest group moving in with The Gantry, with another addition to its Curio collection, and Ardmore, who did The Ned and Corinthia London, is in charge of the build. The 18-storey building will have 290 rooms, a first floor restaurant and a sky bar up top for the obligatory views over the Olympic Park. Opens: summer 2021

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Chateau Denmark

Denmark Street is known for its links to music – The Rollings Stones recorded their first album there, the Sex Pistols lived on the street – and now a new hotel inspired by that musical history is coming to the street in 2021.Chateau Denmark will have 55 rooms and apartments across 16 buildings, with the interiors referencing everything from vintage gothic to punk to psychedelia. And in true rock & roll spirit, the signature rooms will have maxi-bars not minibars, so you can party properly. Opens: summer 2021

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Beaverbrook Townhouse

Surrey-based country house hotel Beaverbrook is coming to the city, taking over two Georgian townhouses on Sloane Street. Each of the 14 suites, designed by Nicola Harding, will be named after London theatres, and there’ll also be a 60-cover Japanese restaurant inspired by The Great Wave artist Hokusai on site too. Opens: summer 2021

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The Broadwick Soho

The Broadwick Soho is the first hotel from architect and designer Martin Brudnizki (he’s done the likes of Annabel’s and Sexy Fish) who’s described it as “your eccentric godmother’s Soho townhouse”, so don’t go expecting any minimalism here. As well as 57 rooms, many of which will have private balconies overlooking the streets of Soho, the hotel will have an Italian restaurant and terrace and a rooftop cocktail bar, with the founders of Randall & Aubin overseeing the food and drink. Opens: September 2021

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